Sunday, May 29, 2005

Parting is such sweet sorrow

My vacation officially comes to an end at 5:45 p.m. today when I board a plane back to Vancouver. Then it's back to work, back to reality, back to the grind. I'm not complaining. I'm actually looking forward to going back. It's just that the past 10 days in Toronto have been really, really fun.

I'm mentally juxtaposing the highlights into one big shiny happy memory. If my life was a movie and this trip was a montage, it would be edited down to include:

1. The swim meet.
2. Ice cream with Bill D.
3. Hanging out with Rommel and Larysa.
4. Sarah Day with Hilary.
5. Walking along Lake Ontario with my mom.
6. The First Annual Sarah Marchildon BBQ at Marni's.
7. Playing board games at #6 (see above).

This trip also introduced me to some new blog lexicon. For the first time in my life, I found myself saying "see you in the blogosphere" to people ("people" meaning Nicole and J. Kelly and Laura). Apparently, this is what you say instead of saying "see you later" after you hang out with fellow bloggers. Nerdy but true.

Speaking of nerdy, I've been thinking about wearing my silver medals under my jacket and "accidentally" setting off the metal detector at the airport. Then when they wave the wand over me and find the medals, I will feign ignorance.

"These bad boys? That I won at the Canadian Masters National swim meet? For the 800 and 1500 metre freestyle? I totally forgot I was wearing them!"

Hmmm . . . maybe not. I think I'll just bring the bling to work on Monday. Ah, well. Goodbye Toronto. It's been fun. See you soon.


Nicole said...

We'll miss ya!! Come back soon!

thestraightpoop said...

Congratulations on your medals, Sarah! I'm glad you're back in town...see you for lunch maybe, before I go?


J. Kelly said...

Oh, it was nerdy to say, "See you in the blogosphere," wasn't it?
Nice to meet you in the flesh and play silly boardgames with you. Don't punch a clown in the nose on your first day back at work.

Sarah said...

Nicole, I'll be back! Tamara, lunch would be good. Email me.

J. was nice to meet you too. As for the boardgames, that was an added bonus. I'll try not to punch a clown in the nose or the fleshy pole today.


The Black Rose said...

Sarah, what happened to our dance/karaoke party???

It was nice hanging out with you again. Sorry about the uncomfortable couch!

Sarah said...

Watching movies on your 51" TV more than made up for the couch, which wasn't *that* uncomfortable.

What happened to the dance/karaoke party? Good question! Guess we'll have to wait until the next time I'm in Toronto.