A Little Extra Weather

After a winter of very little weather, my return to Toronto was heralded with snow, lots of snow.
It started with a gentle snow at the airport causing us to taxi around and delaying our deplaning.  I got home and found a living room set on the lawn, tucked into the snow as if had been an active living room for months.

But there was no time to be a couch potato, Tuesday & Wednesday were spent preparing for yet another season of Taxmas and entertaining our most recent couch resident – stampgeek.

Thursday was my day to catch up on 10 days worth of backlogged emails; over 1000 photos of snow, trees, dogs and dad; and getting business back on track.  I decided to head to a coffee shop and avoid the distractions of being in the house.

I headed out into a cool but lovely day.  Dropped in at Ruchi for their $5.99 Chicken Lunch Special (Thursday & Friday are Butter Chicken days), which is served as a thali with a daal, a chickpea saag, papadum, rice, salad and a gulab jamun.  I was a little disappointed since it was good but not up to the standard they’ve set the other times I’ve eaten there.

Then I wandered around looking for a suitable HotSpot.  I ended up in the Manulife Centre pulling WIFI from the Bloor Street Diner but sitting by the escalators.

You might wonder why I’m including that detail.  It’s because there are NO WINDOWS where I was.  None.  So when I saw Tanja’s out the backwindows and Rannie’s Yonge and Sheppard Snow Storm at 3pm, I was more than a little surprised.

I packed up quickly and started to head home… in near white out conditions. Wind Walkers

The wind was whipping, the snow was dumping down, the streets northbound were packed with traffic crawling home before the weather got even worse.

Bay & Bloor Bug
I got home around 5pm, (yes 2 hours to get from Bay & Bloor to Gerrard & Jarvis).Scarf Wrapping

I whipped up a Tom Kha Gai with rice noodles and a side mango salad.  Nice fresh flavours for a cold blustery night.

All rushing, taxes and snow aside, I’m happy to be home, though I think I should have tucked a couple of dogs and a dogsled into my luggage.

p.s. Some of these photos appear in a NowPublic news story: Huge snow storm hits Toronto.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

6 thoughts on “A Little Extra Weather

  • March 2, 2007 at 10:24 am

    I always love how you throw your detailed meal decisions into the middle of your posts.  Can I order out west from Cafe Lex???

  • March 2, 2007 at 10:30 am

    Pick-up only!

  • March 2, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Damn, I was afraid of that.  I guess I will have to waste away.

  • March 2, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Crazy.  That’s enough snow to stop the UK from operating for a month (literally – wrong kind of precipitation on the rail network), I’m supprised anybody is out on the roads.

    In our last snow I was one of the many who found out that it is possible not only to be able to drive sideways but that you can do it at considerable speed.

  • March 4, 2007 at 1:15 am

    Glad to be in Arizona Right now!


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