Subtitle: Holy Crap, This Is Actually Happening
Hello from Hamilton!
I’ve only been here a week, but it feels like longer than that. So much has happened already. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure how to sum up this week in a blog post, but here are some highlights:
The moment I landed in Toronto:
This is the face of someone who has no idea how frickin’ long she’ll spend getting past immigration and customs at Pearson…
Super cushy hotel room:
Shoutout to my parents for putting me up here until I moved into my apartment.
The best pillow ever, which is a throw pillow rather than a proper bed pillow but see if I care:
Sights of the week: there are a lot of beautiful little churches in my neighborhood. Weirdly, that more than anything makes this place feel like home. I live across the street from this one:
And these two are just up Cline Ave.
There are two Jewish temples near my apartment as well. This is one of them, Temple Anshe Sholom.
Also, another thing I’ve noticed while out and about: black-furred squirrels! What’s with that?
Coffee of the week: My Dog Joe. One of two coffee shops in Westdale Village, an easy walk from my apartment. I hung out there briefly this morning and did some reading.
You know, just a little light reading.
Food of the week: Williams Fresh Cafe, five minutes from my apartment, across from the McMaster Children’s Hospital. It has the vibe of a First Watch but the menu selection of a Whole Foods deli. I’m in love.
Music of the week:
I also stumbled on a concert during WestFest (again, in Westdale Village) on Saturday night, and I pretty much discovered my new favorite band. Busty and the Bass, a nine-piece act from Montreal, reminds me a lot of Deluxe. Here’s just one track they played at WestFest…
Tomorrow is the first day of classes for undergrads, but I don’t start classes till the 12th. I have to get some pretty crucial errands done, but I plan to cram as much adventure as I possibly can into the next week. At least one art museum, the McMaster campus itself, probably Toronto on Wednesday, Supercrawl on Friday… it’s going to be a jam-packed week. Till next time!