Here’s the rundown on what I did today.
So I’ve been planning to go to St. Lawrence Market with my mom for about a month now and we finally decided to go today since it was the first free Sunday I’ve had in a really long time. We woke up early (for me) and were downtown by 11. It took us a little longer than usual because of all the construction happening with the TTC. When we got there, we discovered that it’s closed Sundays and Mondays -_-” No worries though! Off we went in search of brunch because at this point we were starving. I was really looking forward to some caffeine by now.
We walked by a very classy looking little place named Origin. Very classy. Mother ordered a latte and the french toast: buffala mozzarella + poached pear + warm walnut brittle
and I ordered a cappuccino and grilled calabrese bread from the mozzarella bar topped with fior di latte + mushrooms + truffle oil + spinach. OOOoooOOO how fancy sounding.
When the food got here, it looked so cute! But it didn’t smell too cute.. I’m not sure what it was though. When I ate it, it tasted great, so I still don’t really understand, but the entire time I was eating it, I expected it to taste foul. So that ruined the moment a little bit for me.
After that, we went to a couple of my mom’s favourite stores on Queen, wasn’t too productive though, since neither of us bought anything. Theeeeen we arrived at Silver Snail. I was itching so bad for some of the graphic novels in there. I almost bought Persepolis: the Complete Edition, Kiss & Tell, Azumanga Daioh - complete, Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller hardcover - complete, the 3 Torchwood novels that precede Miracle Day, Doctor Who action figures, Death Note’s Ryuk bookends, and I could go on and on… instead, I created a list on my ipod along with their prices so that I could shop around and compare.
Two hours later, I emerged with these along with some free flyers (anyone interested in going to a Nintendo themed burlesque show with me on June 2? I’m serious.)
I read the first handful of pages of Runaways for free on my Comics app and got hooked. I was SO stoked to see it today I had to have it. The Legolas action figure actually shoots arrows! Kinetic energy provided by me, of course.
After this, we walked up Younge Street since those stores are a lot more interesting to me than the ones on Queen. Across from Dundas Square, were the usual street speakers talking about doomsday, salvation, freeing the Middle East, today there was also a queer group there with some sidewalk chalk promoting queer awareness/acceptance and hopscotch. =] I would’ve stayed and looked around longer but I was with my mom so I sneaked a couple peaks and we continued our way. Not that she would’ve minded if I said I wanted to stay and check it out, but I didn’t want to talk to her about it.
Then we went to visit Sunrise where I almost bought a Tardis USB hub, Portal bookends and a vinyl player. I know better though… never buy anything at Sunrise unless you have a membership card carrying Williams with you.
Had lunch at Tea Shop 168 and then we made our way back home. By this time it was 6 and I wanted to stay home and enjoy my goodies, but we had to go out for dinner. Now I am home. Yes.
EDIT: Wow… thank goodness I didn’t get the novels at Silver Snail. They’re already loads cheaper just on Indigo. Also, it looks like I have a lot of reading to do for Runaways.
uh oh… it’s less than two months into me earning money again and I’m already itching to buy a shitload of books. Soon, it’ll be video games, a tv and a PS3… restraint I say, restraint!