now, i am a seasoned public-transport user. as most of you know, i live about 50 km from the downtown core of Montreal on the North shore of the Mille-Iles river. I used to go to Champlain College in St. Lambert – on the South shore of the St. Lawrence. I know this means nothing to most Montrealers, who consistently ask me where i live in relation to other people on the West Island, so i have decided to include a map. I live a bit north of the star.
Well, i used to take a bus, and then a train, and then the metro and then walk for ten minutes under the lovely Jacques Cartier. This took me about two hours and ten minutes EACH WAY to school everyday for two years. I now go to school downtown and carpool to a metro with my parents. When the traffic is good, i get there in about an hour and fifteen minutes. Anyways, i am not, however, a seasoned on-island public transport user. I drive on the week-ends into town and i don’t spend a lot of times at friends’ places (because i don’t have that many friends).
Last night, i slept over at Lisa’s and came to work from there: NDG, but just the other side of Cote St-Luc rd and further West than Cavendish. It took me an hour and ten minutes. It was a nice ride. The people were not smelly (which is much better than i can say for getting there via public transport yesterday) and i was able to get up and about because of the numerous transfers. I even read a little.
What amazed me most was how DEAD that area of town was at 6:30am. At home, there are already tons of people out and about…walking dogs, driving their kids into schools in town, on their way to work…out there no one was on the streets.
Ok. Insight shared. Townsdwellers are lazy. We watched Pride and Prejudice, the new version, Darcy is a God. I was not okay with the rewriting of one of my favourite novels. I know it’s very long…but the movie could have been 3 hours instead of 2. It didn’t even last long enough…i want to be Mrs. Darcy. Does this mean i am going to re-read it for the ninth time this week – most likely.
OH YEAH! AND I BROKE 75 VISITORS/DAY YESTERDAY. CONGRATS TO ME!