Suzie and Timo arrived just in time to watch a beautiful sunshower over the Toronto skyline. Timo had only been on my couch for a few minutes when he spotted on the word Wanderlust" on a photobook that my friend Kushan had loaned me. Neither of them had ever heard the term which is derived from two German words wandern which means to hike and Lust which means what you think it means.
We took a walk over to the Hot and Spicy Festival where I picked up some Jerk Chicken sauce and spicy Caribbean chick peas. After appetizers that included chicken pakoras, veggie and meat samosas and ambli , we had dinner at Il Fornello over looking the lake on a breezy patio. As we walked back to my place, Timo again zoned in on some German when he noticed this sticker for a German football club on a railing. The writing says "My City, My Club."
I have to admit that at this point I was starting to get a little sleepy. I had been up since 5am for work and fueled by a general lack of sleep over the past two weeks. When I get tired, I get a bit silly. In this state of mind I made a very heart felt attempt to learn German by inserting the word meine into as many places in a single sentence as was possible. Timo, Suzie and I made our way to meine rooftop patio. A storm was coming in and the three of us were hot and sweaty from the humidity. I was secretly hoping it would rain down all over meine head.
Suzie took a photo of me with Timo. Notice the sky behind us.
I quickly switched spots with meine Suze and took this next picture. Notice the sky only a few seconds later.
We sat and watched Donner und Blitzen (thunder and lightning) just a few blocks away but der Sturm never made its way over to us. We ended the evening as a sweaty trio. Meine Deutschen Freunde bid me Auf Wiedersehen with hugs and laughter at my poor German linguistic skills. Can't wait to see meine Suzie again this weekend!