In honour of the countdown to home reaching 26 DAYS, here is twenty-six reasons why I. AM. SO. EXCITED. TO. GO. HOME!!! And here they are, in no particular order:
(more specifically, Smokes poutine, and even more specifically pounaire)
2. Tim Hortons (EVERYWHERE)
Do you want to go to the Timmies on Montrose or the one by Westlane?
3. Having access to a car and not feeling like you’re going to die every time you’re on the road
(and also not having to hear five hundred car horns a day)
There’s a special feeling when you’re out and about (American friends, read: OOOT and ABOOOT), and you run into people you haven’t seen in years
5. Having FAMILY IN THE SAME CITY AS YOU!
6. Shoppers Drug Mart
Weirdly enough, I really miss Shoppers Drug Mart. Maybe it’s because it’s right down the street from my house? We have Boots Pharmacy in Kuwait, but it’s just not the same.
7. DOLLAR STORE
I miss going to Dollarama.
8. Going to the drive-in.
Okay, I’ll be the first to admit – I suck at drive-in movies. I fall asleep early, and I’ve developed bad allergies in Canada in the summer, so it’s really a big sneeze fest for me. Regardless, I miss having the option to go.
9. Avondale Dairy
10. The liquor store
11. This view
12. And this one
13. Anddddd this one…
14. Hiking the Escarpment
15. Getting fresh Italian bread from PORTAGE BAKERY!
Being back in the land of Drake
I’ve reaaaaaally been missing Kingston these days.
19. MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!!
20. Being on the same time zone as everyone
seriously, SO nice
21. Being super close to Toronto
22. Beechwood Donuts
100% vegan and 100% awesome
23. It’s possible to run errands because traffic is not bad
24. You can be patriotic AF and it’s chill
Meaning, if I wore this outfit in Kuwait it would look suuuuuper weird
25. Our ‘Canadian’ words
“Hey, I’m going to Timmies, do you want a double double?”
Other special phrases include calling someone a keener, being able to chirp someone, getting dangled in soccer, teachers having a lot of ‘marking’ not grading, and picking up a ‘mickey’ from the LCBO.
26. Being able to crack open a beer after a long day
You don’t know what you have until you’ve lost it. Truly.