Toronto was hit with a pretty bad snowstorm on Friday. It was definitely the worst one I can remember for a long time. However, after the Toronto school boards closed schools a couple years ago for a snowstorm that never really came, I think they've gotten a bit gun shy when it comes to snow days. Most of the staff made it, albeit we started the day more than 30 minutes later, and I had less than 50% of my classes there. What else could I do but show some episodes of the Simpsons?
My plans for after school were to hit up one of Toronto's best record stores (Sonic Boom - open 364 days a year) to get three new records for my turntable. (Limit set by me.) I suggested to some colleagues that we go out for some drinks at a pub near the record store (not too far from my school either), and we decided to do that.
First though, we had to dig out the cars. I have said it before and I'll say it again: my school has the sweetest kids ANYWHERE. Can you believe there was a small group of grade 12 students who'd borrowed shovels from the caretakers to help dig teachers' cars out?? Well, there were. Adorable.
After getting dug out, we found a lot that wasn't covered with snow at Bloor and Bathurst. There is a car-sharing program that only rents out Smart Cars and there was some poor dude trying to return his Smart Car to the lot. My friends, along with some random people on the street, had to push the guy into the lot.
I decided to use the occasion for my cheat meal of the week. I had two beers, mozzarella sticks, a burger with fries, and red velvet cake a la mode. Oh my gosh. It was just simple pub fare but it was so good. Back to no-sugar and no-grains until next Friday.
After the pub, we headed to Sonic Boom (open 364 days a year) and it was CLOSED. THEY GOT A SNOW DAY! I shake my fist at the school boards!!!
So, I had to postpone my vinyl spree to Saturday. I elected to have a lazy Saturday. I didn't even go to the gym, but I'll make up for that tomorrow. Pretty much all I did yesterday was get to Sonic Boom (open 363 days in 2013) and buy:
a) Metals by Feist. If there was one album I need to own on vinyl, it's probably this one.
b) The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss by Whitehorse. I wouldn't have gotten this album if it wasn't for the snow day, because on Friday night a friend of mine was raving about it, so I thought why not? I like it, but so far Side A is better than Side B.
c) Sun by Cat Power. This was a total gamble, and I love this album so much. Highly recommended!
Here's a picture of Rilo listening to Cat Power.
I love my retro turntable so much.
Today I had a Kenya meeting, a nap, a good run, and then did some housework. It's now that time where I'm going to curl up in bed with a book. That's something else I got done this weekend: a fair bit of reading. That was nice.
Happy Monday friends!