Thursday, September 08, 2005
Thursday - First Day of School
Bonnie's first class was today - Early Canadian Fiction. It goes from 5:30 to 8:30! And we used to complain about 2 hour classes. We went to look for books today, but, like U of S and possibly every other university bookstore, the lineup was out the door. Bonnie has an office: a room with three desks shared by six people. She's excited. The campus is like 2 blocks from downtown in one direction and three blocks from a Broadway-type area in another. It is weird to be on campus one block and then the next in the middle of a major commercial district. We'll get used to it, though. In other news, I went to Best Buy today. I know we've all seen the commercials, but Saskatoon doesn't have one of its own. It was nothing special - a blue Future Shop. I took my bike out for a spin, too; the streets are narrow, but the major routes have bike lanes, saving me from the many buses that fly by at regular intervals. Biking seems to be a major sport in Ottawa. Though we have to carry our bikes down the elevator, it will be an enjoyable way to get around town. We're still looking for a grocery store nearby, but luckily we've found the nearest Beer Store (they have a store called The Beer Store. No jokes). The picture is the view from our balcony. More to follow.