I worked up at Dufferin and Finch, which was relatively enjoyable. After work, I headed downtown to grab some food before going to the Theatre to work. I decided to take myself out someplace nice for dinner, so I ended up at Sei, a Japanese garden restaurant right next to the theatre. I usually get take-out when I go there, and go across the street to eat in the park, but today I decided to actually stay in and eat. The restaurant was beautiful inside – I’ve never eaten inside there before. I sat by myself right next to this lovely fountain with a goldfish pond at the bottom and ate some very nice spicy sashimi rolls and drank green tea. It was very soothing and comfortable.
I went in to the theatre a little bit early and sat down for a while to write and drink some cranberry juice. I was still feeling calm and quiet. It’s hard to maintain that with some of my co-workers (they can be loud and boisterous), but I still managed to do so. I was selling water today in the auditoreum during intermission, so Miriam and I put my hair up in Pigtails. We have a theory that it helps with tips, and I can’t dispute it, because I sold fourty bottles of water and made some pretty decent tips. Enough to get me home and give me some frivolous coffee shop money.
After work, I walked up to Queen to catch my streetcar home. It came almost right away, which was very nice, and it meant I got to have a nice quiet ride home without co-workers talking at me. Not that I don’t like them, I just didn’t feel like talking to people tonight. The streetcar took me as far as Kingston Road, where it kicked everyone off, telling us that we had to walk the rest of the way to the Beaches because the Jazz Festival had the street completely closed down. I had forgotten that it started tonight.
I walked the rest of the way – it was extremely hot, but there is always something incredibly satisfying for me when I get to walk right down the middle of a major street like Queen. There weren’t any cars, and there were people everywhere. It was so nice, and the atmosphere was so cheerful. A guy selling glow sticks gave me a free one as I walked past. The bands were all finished playing and were tearing down their gear, so I didn’t actually get to hear any of the music, but the whole place just felt so pleasant, I was in a fantastic mood by the time I got home.
I made a tuna cheese casserole when I got home, and it was good. I haven’t made one in ages.
I’m still in a good mood now. I just showered and cooled off, I’m happily fed, I have a glow wand/stick thing on my desk, my cats love me, I got paid, and everything is as it should be tonight. And tomorrow I don’t have to work until 6:30 pm.
I love life!