In Trinidad, we have a cliche… “Trinis like salt … cause they in eeeeeverything!” …
Sometimes I wonder what the hell I’m doing in some places myself. I’ve lived in Montreal for a couple years and I survived the great Montreal Icestorm (which really wasn’t that great … but losing electricity across the city makes you understand how pathetic and soft, normal humans are to the elements) … I thought it was pretty cool that it looked like Mr. Freeze walked through Verdun and hit us with his freeze ray.
So here in Calgary it’s cold … although not as cold as in Edmonton (where I heard it was -47C with the Wind Chill)
To give you an idea of how cold -47C is … you can do cool things like this …
This being said … what is not cool,
- Walking three blocks from your hotel to work and experience shooting, radiating pains in your fingers in 20 seconds of exposure
- Feeling your face freezing in mid breath
- Deliberately jaywalking and facing oncoming traffic because walking to the corner of the street is 20 feet too far to experience
- … oh yes, not being able to breathe – that is definitely not cool.
By the way, when I mention the walk from the hotel … this is what I mean, in terms of distance … according to Google … it’s basically 400m from door to door
So this leads to boredom and basically being stuck in front the computer … so lo and behold … searching my name leads me to find that today … I’m still the #6 Rishi out of 17.2 million search results on Google. I think this is pretty funky, when “Rishi” is like the “John” of Indian names. Although searching “The best Rishi in the world” … gets me nothing in top 500 … so I think I need to fix that.
By the way, this post has nothing to do with travel, food or anything useful except as a stream of unconsciousness … and to pat myself on the back!