Sunday, July 13, 2008

Woman of Leisure

As some of you may know, my days of working in dingy Italian eateries, stuffy Catholic institutions and low-paying-do-nothing-for-4-hour jobs are of the past. Since graduating with a shiny new Hon. BA, I've managed to grow up (a little) and upgrade to become.......... a 'woman of leisure'.

A term coined by my father, he started to notice that I would hang around the house and call him for no apparent reason in the middle of the day. With my increasingly incessant visits and pleas for grocery money, he finally called me out on my 'lack of things to do' syndrome. It's true. I sit at home, go on facebook, hang out with friends and walk around Toronto looking for kitschy Canadian paraphernalia to bring to Japan. And this has been my life for the past week or so.

Since finding out I have but 3 more weeks until my departure for Japan with the JET Programme as an Assistant Language Teacher, I've tried to clear out my work schedule so I could focus on getting last minute shit done. Last visits to the doctor, last hang outs and last trips to the island...that sort of thing.
I can hardly believe the day is almost here. With nothing but cash money, a few outlet mall purchases from Niagara Falls NY and the clothes on my back, my leisurely Toronto life is going to be turned upside down!