So it turns out that outside my window isn't bird suburbia at all but mistletoe. Some of the other things I have learned in the last two days are:
- The bus is extremely packed at 5pm... I read an English magazine over someone's shoulder today.
- Ikea is under 20 minutes from my house and EXACTLY the same as back home. I bought a $3 pillow and a $15 duvet cover.
- A delicious, fresh sandwich made just down the street from my office is 4 Canadian dollars... A Gyros is even less.
- Our washer drains onto our floor - Hooray for the bonding moment for my roommate and I as we cleaned up a HUGE puddle of water.
- In banks you take a number and wait to be called... This wait can be mere seconds or an hour.
- People say "See Ya" to say both hello and good bye. This of course is just what I hear and say back... I doubt this is how it is spelt.
- The ketchup here is delicious... I can't say the same about the mayonnaise.
- I live above a place where non-profit groups have office space. There is a choir that meets there, a ski (or ice-skating) club and last but not least an association for people who... wait for it... Oh this is sooo good... TRAIN CARRIER PIGEONS! Can you believe it? CARRIER PIGEONS!!