Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Phew! My holidays down south have quickly sped up into a whirlwind of activity.

They began with a comedy of errors. My flight into Ottawa on the 23rd was diverted to, of all places, Windsor, where I spent 2 hours on the tarmac, stuck in the plane until we flew back to Ottawa again, 4 hours after our scheduled arrival time. My mom, who drove from Kingston to pick me up, thankfully was still there.

On Christmas day, I had my knapsack stolen out of the backseat of my mom's car - inside the bag was my laptop, my iPod Nano, and my digital camera.... practically every electric gadget I own of any value. Oh, and they got my mom's and my aunt's christmas presents as well, both one-of-a-kind pieces of Inuit art. So, basically, worst Christmas ever. During dinner at my aunt's I drank more wine than usual to chase away the pain. I can deal with the financial loss, since I'm finally making money these days... but I sure wish I had my pictures from my past 6 months in Nunavut back, as well as numerous other irreplaceable files.

Oh well, on the plus side, I guess I'll be buying myself a fancy new MacBook earlier than I expected.

Since then, however, as expected, I've been immersing myself in a flurry of friends, food, and beer. Which continues tonight as I help DJ at the bar 751 on Queen St. West.

I don't believe I fly back on Friday! Time flies! Happy New Year, everyone! May your 2008 be happy, healthy, and free of theft.

5 comments:

Kate Nova said...

We're going to take up a photo collection to replace your lost ones...by the way, two of David's fish died, can you bring new ones?

Jen said...

Oh that's horrible!! That's my worst nightmare. Thank you for totally reminding me to back my junk up! Hope the rest of your holiday went better!

The Michel Family said...

I'm sorry to hear about the theft, that really "sucks a hard one"... Or, "a soft one"... But, I hope you were able to have some good ol' times in Toronto! Happy New Year! Kristina--

Dooner said...

Thanks for getting a photo collection going. Along with a new computer and digital camera, I will definitely also be buying a good sized external hard drive.

Kate Nova said...

blooooog moooooore