8.09.2006

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We are having such a great time with E.

Monday night we barbecued a wonderful, simple dinner, and sat outside talking until very late, then sat inside talking until even later. Yesterday we took a long walk on the waterfront trail, swam in our neighbour's pool - well, floated, along with vodka-and-grapefruit juice coolers - then more lovely outdoors eating, then some baseball.

Today we're heading into T.O. for some exploring. I keep suggesting going out to dinner, but this gorgeous weather makes us want to picnic in the backyard. Sometime before Eva leaves, we'll look at pictures of India and Peru.

I truly feel like I'm on vacation. Next week I have to start my next round of writing assignments, so this relaxing time is just brilliant.

Also, my niece is completely amazing.

I hope you're all well! What's going on?

8 comments:

Lorna said...

You're making me homesick for Southern Ontario in August. My favourite time of year in spite of the humidity.

David Cho said...

Uhh, I think you just gave away E's name. I don't have any nieces, but the nephews are great.

James said...

Where are you going to be exploring?

I hope you're all well! What's going on?

I'm still looking for work. :P But I'm getting a lot of cycling done.

Just biked up to a friend's place to help him with a computer task. He needed to salvage the emails of a friend who was just murdered in Afghanistan in order to try to prevent three of the friend's colleagues from being framed for the murder. The four of them (and others) ran a school for girls there, and the local Taliban-friendly police want to see the school destroyed.

If you see any news stories about the death of Mike Frastacky, that's the case. They have the Canadian ambassador trying to put some pressure on the Afghan government, but it's so weak and ineffective that there's little hope of anyone ever catching the real murderers. The best they can hope for is to get the three being framed released. One was tortured by the Soviets when they were in Afghanistan, and probably wouldn't survive another round.

It's likely that the school's doomed in any case. The common belief is that Frastacky was murdered because he wouldn't play by the local rules for bribes and corruption, and without his leadership, the school can't stand up to the local thugs.

G said...

Not a whole lot going on. Enjoying the city as much as is possible for the brief spell I am here. Otherwise, work and sleep and the odd bit of writing. Oh, to be back in a library again, if for nothing else than literary inspiration ... and a few good bunhead rants, too. I'd do office satire, but Scott Adams, The Office, and (especially) Billable Hours do it so well I just wouldn't want to steal their thunder. But maybe I will anyway. We'll see.

:-)
G

gito said...

Hi L, just thought I stop by and say hi!

L-girl said...

You're making me homesick for Southern Ontario in August. My favourite time of year in spite of the humidity.

And this week it hasn't even been humid. It's simply lovely.

Uhh, I think you just gave away E's name.

'Sokay, I wasn't really trying to hide her name. No harm in anyone knowing it. :-)

Where are you going to be exploring?

Stay tuned. :)

Hi G and Gito, nice to see you around here!

Wrye said...

Work has cracked down on the use of the internet, so my attempt to create a found poem out of all your serach strings is on indefinite hiatus, sadly.

L-girl said...

Work has cracked down on the use of the internet

An annoying trend.

so my attempt to create a found poem out of all your serach strings is on indefinite hiatus, sadly.

Damn! I could use some Wryetry in my life.