This morning I was walking Katie and I saw an Obama for President sign on a lawn here in Cabbagetown. How odd to be in Canada and have a sign for the US election. Then I realized just how in tune Canadians are to the US election. It's a topic often discussed by Canadians. Which in turn makes me laugh at Americans who wouldn't even bother to pay attention to an election outside of the borders of the country or their minds. Obama continues to piss me off but then again McCain pisses me off more. I am going to order my ballot because as my friends here pointed out to me if I don't vote then I have no business complaining about it. I explained that's if the US actually will count my vote. I might just have a get together and let the Canadians debate this one out and we decide who is the person I should waste my vote on, why not, they are more informed than most Americans.
I am sick again with strep throat, this is round three. I must have a drug resistant strain. I've talked with people who tell me this is not uncommon their first year when moving and working in a city environment. All I know is it sucks.
I wonder if anyone else has issues with their Canadian Insurance Companies. I have Sun Life for my supplemental and their customer service is awful. They just don't give a damn, and are very unresponsive and heavy handed. I am ready to start a petition at work to have HR dump them. My co-worker laughs as this is more an American thing to do. I told her, "screw that they work for us"
Emilio is not working still, he had a short temp stint working with our friend Kim which was lovely for the time he had there. The situation is back to frustrating for us both. My patience is just about gone and I want him to get any job, while he is still seems more in the direction of getting the right job. It's not easy but we are managing not to fight about it (too muhc). Next month he starts Chef school. I can't wait to take a photo of him in his uniform. Imagine how adorable he's going to look.
Besides some of my negatives above. I love living in the country. I love that I am a first class citizen for the first time in my life and no longer have to fight for my humanity to be recognized. Canada is everything I dreamed it would be and more. It's my home for life.