I am still working, so the weekend still has some meaning in my life. It doesn’t have any TV sports, but I am not working and not chained to a computer screen. Therefore, I have lots of candidates for This Weekend’s Perfect Moments.
After posting about the virtual beer I shared with my friends, many people posted on my facebook page that they have been doing this somewhat regularly. As a result, my friends and I decided to use the available technology to have a bit of a group chat on Saturday night. While there were some hiccups, it was quite good. At times like these, I wouldn’t want to lose touch with my friends.
On both Saturday and Sunday I got to go out for a walk. I kept my distance from anyone who was around, but there weren’t many. I did manage to walk past a plaza that had both an LCBO (liquor store) and a Beer store–while we now sell beer in small quantities at supermarkets, liquor distribution is controlled by the Provincial government. What struck me as funny was there was a line of people outside the liquor store–yes they were observing physical distance recommendations–there was no such line at the beer store. A quick peek inside showed that they were using the old system of the beer store. You order and it comes out on rollers from the back. Either they were more efficient than the LCBO, or people just wanted to browse for their hard liquor. Now that I think about it, and consider some of the many posts I have seen on FB, people were probably buying cases of wine.
My walk took me through a neighbourhood with some beautiful, if not a bit to ostentatious, houses. Some were things of beauty and others clearly illustrated that we do not all have the same taste. I am still on the lookout for a house that could house me and secure bike workshop in my affordable price range. Let me know if you have something.
It was nice to get out, though Sunday was a bit more crowded than Saturday, despite the latter having much better weather. We all had to do a bit of swerving, patient waiting, and street crossing to maintain physical distance, but this seems to be the new norm. I even remarked to my girlfriend that maybe we should take up the Japanese custom of bowing. I adjusted to it when I lived there and it is still second nature to me.
Food also was a great part of the weekend. My girlfriend prepared something delicious for me. We also stumbled across a cake shop that was still open–I wonder how long that will last. We took a few different cakes to take home. I even have some leftovers for today’s lunch…Today’s Perfect Lunch.