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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Huge orange flying boat rises off a lake / Thousand-year-old petroglyphs doing a double take / Pointing a finger at eternity / I'm sitting in the middle of this ecstasy
— Bruce Cockburn, Wondering Where the Lions Are
April 26, 2005
this is wonderland. this is toronto.

I’m watching TV for the first time in as long as I can remember really. i kind of watched some in Seattle a couple of weeks ago, but not really. It was sort of just there.

So I’m watching This Is Wonderland on CBC, and realizing how much of a Toronto show it is. Street Legal was like this too, set on Queen Street with the law offices above my favourite science fiction book store which has long since moved.

But tonight’s episode ended in a Timothy’s coffee shop and we don’t, quite simply, have such things in Vancouver. It’s not even like the Second Cup, which is here but rare - Timothy’s just doesn’t exist.

I do miss Toronto a little sometimes. I used to go to Timothy’s with a friend a lot, and I miss those visits. The west coast attitude about Toronto is unfair, and unjustified.

I’m not going back anytime soon though. Maybe a short visit in the fall. This is the best place on earth, and I’ve got my feet planted on the ground.

Posted by skooter at 9:56 PM This entry is filed under Technology.

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