Some Life Updates–Whether you want them or not


Just thought I would catch you up on the things happening with me.

Readers of this blog and people following my Instagram will know that I have often posted pictures of sunrises. In the summer months, my walk to the bus stop often coincided with beautiful sunrises and great shots in the park.  Sadly, now with the shortening of the days, I am treated to a sunrise mostly through a bus window. When I think deeply about this, I am a bit saddened that I noticed this before the seasons even changed.

A student who follows my instagram mentioned today that my photos help her relax. She seems to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets.  I didn’t have the heart to tell her that those will now be fewer and far between.

A friend introduced me to Oxfords Short Introductions series and I am now fascinated by the idea of having these. This is quite unusual as I had given up buying books and only taking them out of the library.

Construction on Yonge street–sometimes purported to be the longest street in the world, sometimes not–has lengthened the time of my commute.  In the morning, this is nothing but frustrating, but in the evening only leads to longer naps and greater incoherence when I manage to wake up.

I pretty much had my heart set on taking the Exodus cycling trip of the lake district in Chile and Argentina.  Thinking (without doing any actual checking) that it was closer than Asia, I expected cheaper airfares.  Surprise, surprise, they were not.  Now I am second guessing my decision.

Today I had a burrito for dinner. It was delicious.  It is my favourite take out food—okay, third favourite after pizza and fish and chips (though I suspect this has more to do with the lovely young woman who takes my order than it has to do with the food itself)/.

I finally printed up some of my pictures from Cambodia.  This required stops in multiple places as the place I normally go has stopped printing 8X10s.  I guess I shouldn’t complain about a break in my routine.  Also, I should note that this is a fantastic win over procrastination and inertia.  Of course, I still need to put them in frames and get them on the wall–so the battle is not completely won.

The adds for the new TV season are not making a big impression on me.  Maybe this is the year I don’t buy into the hype and completely give up on trying to watch something new.

There is a guitar player who plays in one of the subway stations I commute through.  He is often there in the morning and every single time I hear him he is playing the same song (poorly).  As a result, I’ve got “Leavin’ on a Jet Plane” constantly running through my head.  I probably would mind less if it were John Denver.  Instead it is subway guy and I am not impressed.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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6 Responses to Some Life Updates–Whether you want them or not

  1. Quinn says:

    Maybe subway guy will get better and better until suddenly one day you realise he’s played it note perfect and on that day you’ll high five him and feel buoyed up all day by his success?

    • Anthony says:

      The thing is, he passed a pretty rigorous audition process…and other people seem to nod their heads in time with the music. However, for me,… He sounds like bad karaoke. Not obnoxious drunk bad, just glibly off-tune bad.
      This morning he was singing “slip sliding away.” I used to like that song.

  2. Rather nice to read that others have a multitude of thoughts running through their heads – even ear worms.

  3. Hunida says:

    Always nice to hear a life update, Anthony! I sure love burritos too & would love to see those photos of Cambodia! ♡

    • Anthony says:

      check out my instagram feed–also called today’s perfect moment–there is a link on the bottom right. If you go back to winter, you will see quite a few shots from Cambodia. The ones I blew up are definitely there.

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