So, how do you like Toronto?
How do you feel about Kyoto?
Your parents must be excited to have you home, hey?
On my drive home this morning, to pack my bags for Edmonton, I saw one of my high school friend's mom on the side of the street. I pulled over and rolled down my window. "How do you like Toronto?" she asked. I broke all my rules and answered truthfully. "I really like living in Toronto," I said. These words are pure sacrilege to Albertans, and full-out blasphemy to Cold Lakers.
"I was worried about you, you know? When I heard you were moving out there."
"Really, why's that?"
"I grew up in Toronto. And coming from here, and growing up here your whole life," she said, gesturing to the trees in the foreground, "well, it's a tough city."
"Well, I'm a tough girl," I told her with a laugh.
She nodded her head in agreement and smiled. "That is true."
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I'm off to Edmonton for job training until Wednesday.