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A Million Miles Away

Not really, but that’s what it feels like and it’s a great feeling. I have a massive case of wanderlust and it doesn’t quite matter so much where I go but that I’m going anywhere in the first place.  Of course, I have fantasies about my treks through Africa, India, Thailand, etc, but with everything that gets in the way, anywhere works too.  My best friend and I hit the road at 3 am like idiots, taking it upon ourselves to drive the distance without any sleep.  To make matters worse, we’d just polished off an entire freaking chocolate layer cake.  Youth is a cocaine monster that makes you believe that you can do anything, lol.  We sat, in awe of the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, had Sushi and Thai in Buffalo, visited friends, and waited at the border to cross into Canada, for what seemed like an hour, all under a day with complete sleep deprivation.  Crazy?  Definitely.  Worth it?  Ditto.  We got into Toronto at 7 that night.  I went to bed half delirious, the other half greedily anticipating the sights and food to consume the next day.

I’ll be sure to illustrate my adventures when I return home.  Some can only be delivered via text anyways.  The very first place we went to today was a medical marijuana dispensary.  I had never been to one and my friend, who suffers from anxiety, had us tag along.  The door man is high and greets you with a casual head nod.  In their front display case are magical pastries of gooey caramel bars, chocolate chunk cookies, even blueberry studded muffins.  Todays feature flavor of marijuana was Butter.  I half listened to the guy tell us about the process involving whipped honey as my eyes swept over to everything else.  So much to look at!  Later, we visited the cafe he recommended that boasted “byom” aka bring your own marijuana.  I visited 2 real castles today, and wandered through Kensington and picked up ripe peaches and plums to enjoy after a meal of burritos, chocolate ice cream, and watermelon slushies.  China Town looked much like D.C. and NY’s versions, and riding around town with the windows down was the best feeling ever.  A cool, breezy 75–I wish I could bottle that in a mason jar, wrap a ribbon around it and bring it back as a souvenir.

My leg meat (haha) is sore from walking all around town today–it made me realize that back home, it’s commonplace to just hop into a car, even if it’s just to run down the street.  The people here seem very active and the biking community a prominent one.  There’s also such a beautiful blend of cultural diversity present.  Often times back home, I’ll be the only Asian person wherever I am.  Ah, I digress–leg meat–must rest.  On the bright side, I can’t remember the last time I went to bed at 1 am.

Sweet Dreams!


Your Squishy Monster ^.^

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19 thoughts on “A Million Miles Away

  • Choc Chip Uru says:

    Day dream and sweet dreams my friend – being far away sometimes is the best way to go
    I’m off to investigate the ruins of the temple of doom myself


  • Duuude says:

    you crazy kids and yer butter marijuana?!

    Canada has the best high voltage signs ever

  • sooae says:

    oh to be young again Sounds like you guys had a blast! get some sleep in there!!!! ) xoxo!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    We actually just got in to settle down for the night and now, we’ve changed our minds,lol. I hope you’re great, unni!!!

  • Jon says:

    Have a great trip Angie!! I’m looking forward to seeing any pictures or videos you post.

  • Sissi says:

    It sounds like a wonderful trip. I look forward to seeing some photos!

  • Joanne Choi says:

    That’s awesome! I always wanted to go on a spontaneous road trip to somewhere (probably PCH for me )


  • Yeasol says:

    I dream about Thailand as well!!! Along with Cambodia and Indonesia and New Zealand and a million other places


  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Oooh, that sounds like buckets of fun! Thanks CCU!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Canada seems to have the best signs ever, period. I saw so many that said things like “please lock up your belongings, it’s not safe,” “please don’t drink and drive, police will find you,” or “please don’t follow so close to the car in front of you.” lol

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    That’s how I feel about baby brother and his group of 40+ that tried to convince me to go out with them. I don’t know how one has the energy after walking the entire city for 8 hours, LOL!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Hey Sissi! I’ll raise a glass to that

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I’m about to post pics now Love hearing from you, Jon! I hope you and your wife are well!!! How are those Bento Boxes?

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I don’t know if I’ll commit to a long distance 14 hr road trip like that again soon, it was a bit crazy, lol.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    We should go together for “research.” The evidence we bring back will be the food in our bellies and pictures in our cameras

  • alicia says:

    I really like that line, “Youth is a cocaine monster.” How poignant.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I think some people got the wrong idea but it was just what popped into my head. You’ll come to find that I have no filter, lol.

  • Jon says:

    We are good thanks
    The bentos have been on hold for the past month or so…but my other food adventures have been full speed ahead lol
    Take care!! I am off to look at the pics

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Very nice!!

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