After finishing my work today, I headed west to pick up a dojo mate for an iaido seminar. There was a lot of chatting about a variety of things before dropping her in Peterborough.
Peterborough has a strange spot near the Trent Severn Lock where your options are a tunnel or a bridge. The thing is that the tunnel and the bridge are shared with oncoming traffic. I opted to avoid the tunnel, not knowing that the only other option was the bridge. It was strange and it scared me. I had the illusion of choice. I guess I should’ve done the thing that scared me.
After doing her in Peterborough, I headed further west to Oshawa to a friend’s house and we got delicious pho. I’d been thinking about our pho plans all week. We got them to add veggies to it. I need to remember to ask for this in Ottawa. Also, I don’t know if my pho place has glutinous rice balls.
After that, she bought books off me, so I’ve made my first two sales. I should remember to sign them for her before I go home.
We played this game called Quirkle with her mom. It was pretty fun. It’s like Scrabble but with shapes and colours. I won, but I bet it was beginner’s luck. They introduced me to One for the Money. Seems like a fun story. I’ll have to check the books out. I could use more humour in my life.
It’s been a long day of travel and socializing and we have to be up early, so sweet dreams.