Over the last two days I feel like I've walked through the majority of the city. Having friends in town visiting from a variety of places from Toronto, to Cincinnati, to Chicago sure made me realize how little I know about my own city. To an extent though I think that this is something that applies to just about anyone - the city you are least familiar with is usually the one in which you live.
It was nice to discover, or in some cases rediscover, some places within Montreal. Corners of the old port which aren't necessarily the hub of tourism, a few local pubs that I hadn't been to in a long time and enjoying sharing a restaurant that I've been going to with my family for years. These are just a few of the experiences of the last few days.
If all goes according to plan I'll be home for another seven days at which point I'll be flying to Orlando to attend InfoComm11, an industry trade show. I'll be there for a couple of days before flying back home on my birthday. At which point I haven't figured out if I'll stay here, visit my sister in St. John's or my parents in Ganonoque.
Somewhere in there I have to purchase a cajon and possibly a tambourine for a song that I'm supposed to perform at my sister's wedding in July. The song in question is "Forever" by Ben Harper to be played and sung by my brother and accompanied by myself on percussion. Musically, I've also recently learned a few songs including "Marry You" by Bruno Mars and a medley compilation by Boyce Avenue of "Nothing On You", "My Love" and "Rocketeer".