27 February 2008

Homecoming Queen Dilemmas

I've been thinking and debating about when I should finagle my escape from the land of brie and Bordeaux to schedule some QT with all my amazing confreres and countrymen back in TO.

I have my return plane ticket which must be used before 12 September. The problem being that if I visit late summer-ish, I'm away when I should be making money. This is a big problem, because I have no money :-( On the converse side, the weather is hot and sunny, frisboi beckons, everyone is happy, pitchers of sangria abound.

Were I to visit at Christmas, I forfeit the return part of the ticket have and buy a new Paris-Toronto-Paris ticket. Not as much fun weather-wise, but more of course more family, turkey, stuffing, presents and tourtière. Speaking from past experience, holiday visits skew towards the hectic as there is always much scuttling across the frozen landscape to be done; Toronto, Belleville, Toronto, relatives, friends, New Years. It all gets to be a bit much.

Then of course there's always the problem of not knowing exactly when the semester starts or finishes... Decisions, decisions.... Unfortunately I don't think I can afford to do both.

Thoughts?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know it doesn't help much in your decision but you know we would love to have you whenever you can make it!

Summer's always the best though...

--mike said...

come now! ooo, too anxious i guess. summer's the way to go. can't you get extra time off for Bastille or Brie Day?...

Tokyo Tintin said...

Summer is better, yes. But I need to shake my money-maker!

That being said, apparently the whole of the country is on vacation in August, and there might not be enough people around for English lessons (but again I can't know exactly).

Bah! Decisions!

Anonymous said...

Cooooommmmmme baaaaack!!

Miss Ash said...

I vote summer so we can have a picnic on the Islands and play silly games! Just come for a shorter visit so you can get back to making moolah ASAP.

Jennifer said...

See what kind of summer job you get first, then schedule based on that.

For what it's worth, I'll pick you up at the airport if I can. I'd offer you a place to stay at my house, but I'm sure that you turn up your snooty french nose at a basement in the burbs!