February 20, 2004 8:36 PM

So tomorrow morning I'm off to Canada. It'll be fun and weird, I'm sure. Maybe take advantage of the exchange rates (74 American cents to a Canadian dollar)? And tonight when I went to the cafeteria I was offered a ride to Portland to see Modest Mouse next month. I was delighted, realized I wasn't hungry, and left.

My new official drink is Orangina.

I don't know if it's funny or sad how uselessly antique high school English class was. Have you ever heard of a classic that was faithfully conventional?