My Capital is prettier than your Capital.

Right, as promised, here are the pics from my walk behind Parliament on Saturday. I actually don’t know the names of most of the buildings here, so they are without explanation.





















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I’ve been to the mountains, left my tracks in the snow…

It was his particular kick at the can. Not that you should ever kick cans. Lovely creatures.

This is what I heard my music prof say in music class today. (Insert cat for can and it makes a bit more sense.) Fun times though.

Hmm. I have an inkling that I’ve entered the February blues two days early. Not so fun.

Anyhow! Third World had her birthday on Sunday, and Moon Unit turned 18 today, so we’re having a low grade party all week. Presents are trickling in from Third World’s American friends who aren’t really understanding how much of a slowdown customs is. “I want mail…” Heh hehe heh

Moon Unit’s friends are also sending her things… Her dad works in town, and he stopped by today with flowers. Roses and snapdragons. *smile* It was very cute.

Ha, Third World also had flowers sent her, but that was from a friend at home. He, (yes, he) arranged for them to be delivered on Saturday. We had fun with that. It seems he’s just enough of a crazy kind of guy to think up a present like that. (hmm, this is the kind of friend Third world attracts. Insane! However, I’m friends with Third World. What does that say about me? *snazel runs off screaming*)

ahem. Here are some lovely pictures from our Sunday skating party.

RM and Third World tie up Third World’s boots. I tell you. 20 ft of nylon rope comes is handy all the time!


Star! (carrying her boots by means of shoelaces)

“Let’s just think about this a moment.” (note the boots)

“I’ll push you. Just glide! Glide!”

After the crash… (Poor Third World is still bruised, what with the boots kicking her in the side, and the crash(s).*sympathy* )
Pressing onwards!

Myself, in front of an official entrance to the canal.

Star! (waiting for RM and Third World to change skates)

Friendlies.

Only in Ottawa?


Looking up the canal.

They had blocked off the canal for unspecified safely reasons. So we had to turn around here.

RM had a ball! She’s the most city of us all, and was entranced with the idea of skating outside. : )

I hear there are beavertails on the other side of this crowd…

Beavertails!


Yummy! A good end to a good day.

Got to go do philosophy now.

[rant]
I’ll just say, I’m not totally thrilled with the assignment this week. Because there was a *cough* discussion of free will, we spent an extra week on Aquinas. In addition to having a three-hour class on Monday. Now to get back on schedule we’re doing Luther and Machiavelli in one week.

[whine] I like Machiavelli! I wanted to see what my prof would say about him! We had a whole week on him in the schedule! Now we’re hardly gonna touch him cause of Luther![/whine]

Now we also have both assignements in one week. We are to say whether Luther agrees with Augustine in “On Grace and Free Will”, with reference to both of Luther’s excerpts that we read and “On Grace and Free Will”. One page. We are also to state WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH MACHIAVELLI! *tired* With reference to the text. In a half or one page.*very tired*

Yes.
I am supposed to find the flaws in a philosopher that has shaped the way western politics are run for the past five centuries.
*groan* *pain* *crying*

In addition to bringing up Free will again. *abject weeping*
[/rant]

I think I need some chocolate.

A Saturday expedenture in Ottawa

Third World and I went on a walk through Ottawa, armed. We shot things with our cameras. It was fun.


Here’s the Château Laurier from one angle…


… and another.


The Byward Market. It hosts a farmer’s market in the summer.


Some noisy little birds.


A lovely park.


The Houses of Parliament, seen through the park.


Notre Dame at Ottawa.


An Ice Seep.


The Ottawa River. This is standing on the bridge to Quebec, looking up toward the docks.


The Houses of Parliament, again. Taken from the river bank.


Houses of Parliament, plus trees! {Exciting!}


A lovely wall. This reminded me of Germany, (probably best not to ask why.)


It’s the Assassin! Third World, startled in the act of shooting a tree.


Myself, startled in the act of trying to get up gracefully and failing.


A closing lock out at the canal. This is under Redieu Street. I thought it looked like a dungeon, principally because I came through here first at 5 in the evening, and it was snowing. The place has ATMOSPHERE!

Ah, these looked better full size. They were so beautifully in focus! My unprofessional, (to say the least,) photo editing software has slightly blurred the lovely pictures Third world and I took, but you get the idea.

The most beautiful place in the world

That’s where I live. I rode in to St. John’s on Saturday, and I realized again just how beautiful my home is.






The drive in was very fun. Daddy was driving, and he had made 4 mix cd’s of driving music, everything from country, to blues, to rock, to folk, to pop… So we talked, and listened to music, and took pictures. Essentially, my dad is very excellent.

Once we got into St. John’s we went to Costco, and my soul was pleased within me. Warehouse stores… *smiles* A HUGE warehouse with wide aisle, containing everything from wide screen tvs, to canned milk! And the selection is always changing! SO yes, you won’t be able to find runners here today, but check back next week. I tell you, if I could, I would do most of my household shopping there, just leaving produce for the grocery store. Gallon jars of marchino cherries, 50 lb bags of flour; the Scottish part of my ancestry is delighted! Unfortunately, there is no way I can shop at a similar store here. It would take me months to get through the amount of bulk they sell in, and I don’t have the storage facilities. But someday, I will shop at Costco!

And there was another purchase Daddy made at Costco. An ipod shuffle, for me!
Now I understand Frauline’s making a quilt to keep her ipod warm! It’s so pretty and shiny and mac and cute. *sighs* Thank you Daddy!

Life is fun.