On Friday Nick and Mason gave us our PR and SIN cards. We filmed the event maybe I can convince Em to download it on here. It was a validating moment for me that I am on a good chosen path. I already am completely in love with Canada. That doesn't mean there aren't things needing to be done up North. We're not offering complacent love, but a grateful love I've never had the chance to give a nation.
We had a terrific time with Mason, Nick and their gang of friends. Cocktails at Jeff and Bob's and dinner at Sambuca on Church Street (Gracias for treating N&M) , then over to O'Gradys and finally to The Eagle for a short bit. I know I am not being gay PC when I say this but the guys all dressed in leather is humorous to me. There is no allure for me to walk around looking like a Nazi soldier, but to each his own. The highlight was having some of the guys sing "Oh Canada" and the Ontario theme song. Interestingly enough we ran into a binational couple, US and Canada this time.
Saturday Em and I went over to the condo to make our selections for flooring, cabinetry, counter tops...etc. Back in NJ we went hunting for what "Color Splash" calls color inspiration. We chose a pillow with colors and tones we like and used it to coordinate the entire unit. It worked out beautifully (we hope). It was so funny, there was this Asian woman who barely spoke english that followed us through our entire selection process learning what we were doing. We pain stakingly tried to explain about matching colors and tone and that you don't need expensive upgrades to make a place look good. I wish her well with her selections.
Last night we walked the downtown core and looked at the lights in Dundas Square, we wanted to see a drag show, so we went to George's Play on Church and then afterwards there was some latin music. Em and I did some awesome seat dancing. I am not brave enough to go on the floor!
Today we have brunch in Cabbagetown with the lovely Lisa and Thanksgiving in Leslieville at Nick and Mason's. Tomorrow we head back to NJ to close out that chapter in our lives.