My father always knew exactly what stage each of my projects were in. Which article had been returned for major changes, which one was in the second stage of revisions, which one needed the citation style changed, etc. He knew which revisions were requested for each article and what I was going to do to address them. We talked about it every day. Nobody else in the world knows all this with such level of detail because I always juggle a bunch of these projects and it gets boring to people.

Loser Competition

I got a phone message from the Canadian government today that they urgently need to talk to me about “my quarantine.” I was never told to quarantine, so of course, I haven’t quarantined. I haven’t been around much either because I’m not in a sociable mood but I haven’t quarantined either.

This is all a total mess. And in the meantime, Trudeau went to Ukraine to use the suffering of Ukrainians as a photo-op. What an incredible loser. Sorry, Canadians, I won’t respect you until you vote him out. He’s an embarrassment. And I say it as somebody whose president is Joe Biden.

Good Things About Canada

People say I’m too negative about Canada. But there are good things, too!

For instance, my mother and sister keep turning up the heating because it’s kind of cool outside. Back where I live, it’s +32°C, and here in Canada it’s still very habitable weather.

The currency exchange with US$ is very pleasing. Canadian dollar collapsed a lot worse than the US dollar. “We don’t completely suck!” I keep exclaiming.

The only people I have interacted with were at the ICU, the funeral home and the cemetery, and none of them expected me to wear a mask.

I’ve seen some Ukrainian flags around.

Gas prices make me downright nostalgic for our gas prices back home.

Once you drive a little bit up North, the nature becomes quite Northern. Pine-trees, and all that.

Apple turnovers are vastly superior in taste to apple turnovers anywhere else in the world. US apple turnovers should crawl in a hole and wither with shame.

I’m sure I’ll notice a few more positive things soon.