Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Talk was this morning, and went pretty decently. This was the most interesting post-talk discussion I've ever had, although I guess I haven't given that many talks.

But the really heroic thing I did was take the bus and subway from la hejmo de Suzanne all the way to McGill without getting lost! I totally thought I would. Me and unfamiliar public transportation in foreign countries: we don't always see eye-to-eye. More like eye-to-what-the-hell-I-think-I-was-supposed-to-take-that-last-stop-and-everyone-speaks-italian. Well, that was just that once.

Oh, and Canada is like really, really a foreign country. I mean, I knew this, but it took calling someone and getting someone that only speaks French, leaving me sputtering and embarrassed, to really drive the point home. On the plus side, I love the sound of Quebecois French, even though I can't understand any of it outside of little words and phrases like maintenant and bonjour and peut etre. It's just like how Canadian English sounds like a chummier, hey-there-buddy-how's-it-goin-eh version of English to me.

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    Hey, tiny red cube of jello, do you wanna go for a WALK?

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    groen? Is that you? If not, shouldn't it be, really?

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