I'm just as tuned in to mentions of my other places, like Des Moines, but Des Moines rarely makes international headlines when it's not election season, not the way Toronto does. There are lots of places I notice, most ones which I've had some memorable bit of life in, but of course, home is always the most exciting to see mentioned.
Speaking of places, random gossip, the new city library is going to be designed by an architect who has had his design for a new cemetary island for Venice approved. Wow.... a new cemetary island.
Meanwhile, speaking of Italy, my sister's been miserably sick this week, poor girl. She had to cancel a trip to Siena because of it and, from what I hear, her boyfriends' relatives had been cooking a week for the meal. At least she's basically finished her internship now, only one day to go and that's a flexible one.