wmtc meets lwb

Half of LWB, that is. Last night we finally met Nick! We had dinner at Allen's, on the Danforth, not far from Nick and Mason's new home. (!!)

As I've often mentioned, Nick was the first person to contact me about possibly emigrating to Canada after the 2004 "election". (Last night Nick reminded us that that actually happened through Allan; they were both on DU.) Nick's arrival in T.O. means the next wave of fed-up Americans will now be crossing the border. It's exciting.

He told us some funny (well, pathetic) stories about what some people in Colorado asked about Canada. We can maybe forgive them for not knowing that people in Toronto speak English, but sled dogs??? Say it ain't so!

Nick's been in Toronto this week, looking for a place for he and Mason to live and taking care of other business. Regarding something we've been chatting about in comments, many rentals said "no dogs" or "no pets". That's disappointing. As in so many things, a law is not a law unless it's enforced.

The good news is that he found a house to rent, and it sounds fantastic. He also set up a bank account, put the utilities under his name, ordered cable, internet and phone service, all that kind of business. And guess what? It all went smoothly and everyone was extremely friendly. Exactly the same experience we had. Trontonians: don't complain. You have it good.

I had such a good time last night. Meeting Nick was truly like meeting an old friend. Plus he's got the cutest dimples.


West End Bound said...

How great that you all got to finally meet after communicating via a "system of tubes" (according to Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska!) for all this time. . . .

Do we have photos of Niko's dimples to share???

L-girl said...

Do we have photos of Niko's dimples to share???

Ha! You'll have to see Nick about that. :-)

Marcy said...

Oh, man, I am getting so impatient. Everyone is moving to Canada except me.

I think I just need to rob a bank or something so I can start the process.

Waaah, I wanna be a Canadian NOW, I don't wanna wait. *grumble* *grumble* *grouse* *grouse*

Masnick96 said...

Awww, thank you so much L-Girl for the kind words. It was really a treat to meet you and redsock and you were both very genorous in your time and patience (sorry I got us lost).

Looking forward to dinner and drinks in the new house soon :-)


L-girl said...

patience (sorry I got us lost).

Pfft. Five minutes of extra driving does not constitute lost. Simply a wrong turn. No worries.

But you're welcome.

Looking forward to dinner and drinks in the new house soon :-)

Me too!!

Oh, man, I am getting so impatient. Everyone is moving to Canada except me.

You can talk to Nick about that. He was a wee bit impatient, too. ;-)

Marcy said...

I have been a good girl for so long. I am trying not to be anal and nitpicky, but I just gotta say one thing:

Immigration is migrating TO a country.

Emigration is migrating FROM a country.

So, a US to Canada migration would make one an emigrant from the US's standpoint, and an immigrant from Canada's.

...And now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

L-girl said...

Please refrain from correcting grammar, spelling or word usage here. Anyone who has "gotta" say something or "can't help" him/herself should please do it on her or his own blog.

And by the way, I'm the only one who can return us to our original programming here.


lindsey starr said...

I really DO need to download the application and get working on it and get all of my 'ducks on a row'.

I'd love to be looking for a place to live in Canada! Glad some are getting to do that, and will look forward to when I can too...

if I could just figure out where... Toronto seems great, but there are so many other places too...