Subway Scare

Today was not a great day. A threat of some kind was called into the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which resulted in the subway being closed down just as I was about 1/3 of the way to work. (You can read a little about it here: Sudden Shutdown.) The TTC police and the regular Toronto police where on the job, and everything has handled in a wonderful manner. But, unfortunately, I had to walk about 3.6km (2.25 miles) to get to work. Needless to say my feet are still hurting nearly 12 hours later, and I am exhausted

Strangely enough, I’m really not all that worried or upset about what happen. I mean, after all the incidents in London lately, not the least of which is the death of a large of number of people, you would think that I would be at least a little frightened. To some extent, I suppose I am, but it is more of a general fright or anxiety. I think that the Toronto police and TTC did a very good job trying to keep everyone safe. I feel just about as safe as I can in the world today, because I honestly think if someone is going to do something, there is very little we can do to stop them. I suppose that is a pretty sour outlook, but I’m not sure how else to feel.

I will admit that I’m not looking forward to getting on the subway tomorrow, and I am really hoping that quanta will use the streetcar to get to work.

Back to the Real World

Going back to work yesterday was difficult. When I left in the morning I was feeling pretty good. Of course, by the time I made it to the bus stop (less then a 2 minute walk), I was already soaked with sweat and ready for anyother shower. It is honestly as humid as a rain forest outside lately. Anyway, the subway ride was good, and running my errands went fine (more sweat, will winter ever come?!). But work itself was awful. Almost as soon as I walked in the store I felt like the walls were closing in on me. And I even came in with a good attitude, looking forward to being back at work.

It is pretty obvious to me now that work is a big source of my anxiety. Wonderful, eh? Today I’m going to try a few things to help me calm down, like focusing on my breathing and maybe a few yoga poses at lunch. My only other option is to eat chocolate until I explode! 🙂 Happy thoughts, right?

A Boring, Linky Day

I am having a seriously blah day. I keep thinking about everything I should do, like go to the library or wash the windows, but what I would really like to do is crawl back into bed. I don’t think my depression has got the better of me again, I just feel lazy today. I’m thinking of getting dressed and heading off to the mall just so that I do something, anything. It’s probably not a good idea though, since I will spend money on fast food and useless things. My vacation is over soon; I had back to work on Monday. So maybe an afternoon curled up in bed with a book wouldn’t be such a bad thing after all.

Link: We’re Not Afraid – Quite simply, without fear, terrorists are nothing. Let the world know that we are not afraid!

Note that comments are still broken. I’m not the only one who is lazy. quanta hasn’t re-instated the comments script yet.

Second Anniversary

Today marks the second anniversary of Reflections in the Pond. I’ve learned a lot about myself in the past two years, and I appreciate all my Gentle Readers allowing me to vent, and think, and explore ideas. I’ve received a lot of encouragement, a little bit of criticism, some very good advice, and even sort of made some friends.

I hope to continue posting here, and over at The Lotus Pond, for a long time to come. Sometimes what I have to say will be more interesting/correct/better then at other times. But more then anything, I am just happy to be writing amd happy that occasionally someone cares enough to read what I have to say.


Quiz Day!

Your Political Profile

Overall: 30% Conservative, 70% Liberal
Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal


You are an Enchantress, somewhat an enigma, you would love to change the world. You hold strong views and, would love nothing more, to use your magic to change the world around you. When in conversation, you listen, take on their comments, and fantasise how you could improve things. Quite the idealist, you think you have all the answers, whether for right or wrong. You hold your intellect high, and believe you can change the world! In a relationship, you need a partner of high intellect! The world and you, often seems at odds, with you frequently seeing things from a different point of view.

You have a connection with nature, often stating that things will take their natural course. Nevertheless, secretly, you would like to use nature to your own ends.

Your good points are that you are intelligent, instigative and thoughtful. Your bad points are, you can be single-minded, misled and remorseless.

You feel that your superior knowledge should astound everyone around you; and you wish for respect from your peers.

Are you a Princess, Enchantress, Faerie, Mermaid or Toad? (with pictures!)
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dark thought

You are Faerie Ponder!……Alone with your thoughts…You look at the world.
What Kind Of Faerie Are You?…With Beautiful Pictures!
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