We're back in Toronto. I must have had a good vacation, for the city seems unfamiliar to me - and yet I know my way around it; I know where everything is; I can give directions to lost students and know the currency. I spent much of today updating my calendar and addressbook, two features of my new operating system which are good enough that I am making use of them. I particularly like the way it's possible to subscribe to calendars other people have put together in the calendar function: it meant I could quickly add national holidays for every country of vague interest to me (particularly countries where I am likely to have relatives to be visited).
* My sister has her first real publication credit in a U.S. government document! (You can read it yourself - It's a PDF File)
* My third attempt to find someone to write me a letter of reference came back positively - only the would-be letter writer is out of the country for the next two weeks.
* There is a conference on medieval trade and economy on campus which now conflicts with Vagantes. I have many free weekends, but no, for a second year running, Vagantes occurs on the same weekend as something else I want to attend. (I could always visit some other weekend if I don't end up coming, saffronjan).
* Thank you to whoever provided my NP referal bonus on Christmas Day!
* Tomorrow's low is forecast to be -20°C.