In more frivolous news, the semi-finals of the Eurovision song contest are tomorrow. I've been idly listening to the entrants - yet again, Austria is doing a completely silly song based on traditional elements (yodelling and alien spaceships!), and Eastern European countries have videos with leather-clad performers. (Update: Hungary's Nox, with "Spin, World" is the first song to grab me - largely for the quality of the video and its traditional/modern fusion.)
It's a week of visitors: griffinick passed through town for a whirlwind of ice cream at Greg's and chocolate chip cookies. Later in the week, I might have a chance to meet schizmatic's spouse and double0hilly's parents.
Small world story: One of the other Toronto Colins is going to live at Goodenough House in London next academic year. It's subsidized housing for international academics - and I lived there with my family for a year when I was 10. We talked this over in the wake of Don's birthday party, a celebration which centered around a boatload of sushi. Another highlight was the complimentary deep-fried banana with vanilla ice cream. It was good to see so many infrequently-seen friends again.
Also: There's a new Muppets movie coming out on Friday! Alas, it's only on the small screen, but I'm excited about the prospect of Muppets in Oz.