July 7 09

What I will miss about living in Toronto: having leafs tickets.

What I will not miss about it: having to know someone to get Leafs tickets.


What I will miss about living in Toronto: my morning commute with the Dean Blundell Show

What I miss not miss about it: my morning commute

What I will miss about living in Toronto: wearing toques in the winter

What I miss not miss about it: having to wear a toque in the winter


What I miss about living in Toronto: smarties and wunderbars

What I will not miss about it: smarties and wunderbars congregating around my midsection

What I miss about living in Toronto: living across the street from a mall

What I will not miss about it: living across the street from a mall that doesn’t have a J.Crew or an Anthropologie or a DSW or a Victoria’s Secret

What I will miss about living in Toronto: Tim Horton’s

What I miss not miss about it: the lack of Dunkin’ Donuts


What I will miss about living in Toronto: having Dr. Jack at my fingertips (also…free health care!)

What I miss not miss about it: having Dr. Steve at my fingertips, under the same roof

What I will miss about living in Toronto: the subway

What I miss not miss about it: people who fart on you on the subway and mistakenly offering UNpregnant women your seats.

What I will miss about living in Toronto: my friends-as-family. our sunday night dinners. going to Cityline. having a theater subscription with the Opps (and SALAD KING). all of the kids’ friends. my friends-as-family. the ACTUAL family. my little cubicle with the window at which occasionally scary shirtless men dangle. the editorial team. people making fun of my accent. debating with fry. RW&Co. Jacob. Yorkville. The St. Lawrence Market. JoeBoo’s wings. The Toronto Film Festival. my friends-as-family. israeli salad plate runs. lululemon. the Toronto bloggers.

  1. Yet you managed to leave out all the Canadian stereotypes, too: maple syrup, no guns, the word “eh” . . .

    Comment by Avitable on July 7, 2009
  2. Oh, and beer and jelly donuts…

    But, in Atlanta you will have southern food and mint juleps.

    Comment by Libby on July 7, 2009
  3. Oh, you are just darling! I wish you the best of luck on the brand new adventure! And just promise that you won’t post too much about Atlanta’s clear streets while we in Toronto are digging our way out of our driveways in December….

    Comment by Jen on July 7, 2009
  4. Dude, I can’t believe you won’t be living in Canada more.

    We have Target. Nuff said.

    I get to see you in like a week and a half!

    Comment by Kristabella on July 7, 2009
  5. But we’re oh so glad to have you in the US!
    .-= loren´s last blog ..Now they all know I’m a freak =-.

    Comment by loren on July 7, 2009
  6. If it makes you feel any better…

    Kristin already said Target (ooh, and SuperTarget!).

    But Perimeter Mall has J. Crew, Anthropologie & Vicky’s… and a DSW just up the street.

    Thrashers tickets are easy to come by, though sometimes the team sucks. But hey, at least its hockey! And I love hockey, so you have someone to go with!

    Your morning commute with Q100 and The Bert Show, which are, admittedly, pretty funny.

    There are 2 Dunkin’ Donuts within about 3 miles in either direction from your place.

    And usually there are enough cold days that hats, especially cute ones, are a great idea.

    See? Not all bad. 😉

    Comment by Darcey on July 7, 2009
  7. Mmmm…. donuts.

    Comment by Crystal on July 7, 2009
  8. This made me weepy. I’m such a sap.

    Canada will miss you. Sigh.

    Comment by Angella on July 7, 2009
  9. Awwww I was so going to bring you Smarties and maple syrup for the road today, too.

    Comment by Tamara on July 7, 2009
  10. I don’t know exactly what part of Atlanta you’re moving to, but wherever you are, you MUST go to the Marietta Diner. It satisfies every craving you’ve ever had, including the one for love.
    Oh, and welcome to the states!

    Comment by MonsteRawr on July 7, 2009
  11. Oh yeah and, What!? You have an accent?

    Comment by Tamara on July 7, 2009
  12. America is awesome!

    Comment by slynnro on July 7, 2009
  13. Politically correct or not, appropriate or not, I can’t help but shake the feeling you’re not coming back, despite what you posted your plans were.

    I’m glad we got to meet you and your girls, at least once.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on July 7, 2009
  14. No matter where you’re going, it’s always rough to say goodbye to where you’re leaving.

    Comment by Miss Britt on July 7, 2009
  15. Well, at least we can offer you Mellow Mushroom…and if you really miss the subway, you can always take MARTA.

    Comment by tutugirl1345 on July 7, 2009
  16. Happy to report that there is lululemon in your US future. I took the liberty of looking up the address for you.

    1409 Suite F, North Highland Ave.
    Atlanta, GA 30306
    tel: 404.249.8900

    Still can’t find the post that explains WHY you’re moving – but good luck!

    Comment by Enna on July 7, 2009
  17. Considering that J travels to Atlanta far more often than he does to Canada, I, for one am THRILLED that I’ll be getting to see you more often over the coming year. All the same, goodbyes are always tough. (Can’t wait to see you in, like, a week and a half!)

    Comment by metalia on July 7, 2009
  18. SIX DAYS!? OMIGOD. Where DOTH the time go! And you can still wear a toque in the summer if you want to be a HOMIE.

    Canada will miss you, too!

    Comment by Haley-O on July 8, 2009
  19. This is all so crazy. Thanks for the mention. I am still willing to do phone consults…if Dr. Steve starts asking you about your ovaries when you have hives!

    Comment by Dr. J on July 8, 2009
  20. Good luck in Atlanta! Can’t wait to hear all about your adventures there (what are you doing there BTW?)

    Comment by Steph on July 8, 2009
  21. Well, yes there is all that stuff to miss.


    We’ll only be 5 hours away from each other. Total driving distance! And I bet we can twist Jennifer/Playgroupie’s arm to drive down from TN for a girls weekend.

    Comment by Heather, Queen of Shake Shake on July 8, 2009
  22. Oh my… I just realized you’re moving from Canada to the southern United States. Ha! I see some miscommunication in your future!
    .-= loren´s last blog ..Hoarding, shmoarding. =-.

    Comment by loren on July 8, 2009
  23. I’m glad you mentioned TH, because that means you learned the most important Canadian thing [sip]

    Canada will miss YOU! Thank goodness for the NAFIA (North American Free Internets Agreement) in that for those of us Non-Torontonians (we do exist), the transition will be somewhat seamless. Just don’t post those tv show clips we aren’t allowed to see (without working for it)!
    .-= harmzie´s last blog ..Why America is Great =-.

    Comment by harmzie on July 8, 2009
  24. Happy New Adventure! 🙂 I know the USA is glad you’re coming.

    Comment by Mrs. Flinger on July 8, 2009
  25. I can’t believe it. But Hotlanta rocks. I know. I went to college close to there in North Fl.

    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on July 8, 2009
  26. You’ll be in Atlanta, home to some very special Housewives. Maybe you’ll see them out and about. In fact, I think you should make hunting them down your mission for the next year. I want a picture of Kim’s awful wig!

    Comment by regan on July 13, 2009

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