Tuesday 7 February 2012

Dinnertime conversation topics

Yesterday, my brother and a colleague and friend decided to have dinner in a restaurant, and they invited me to go with them. I was planning to have my bagel with smoked salmon, but I decided to have this treat another day and enjoy an evening out and a bit of socialising. So I ate with them in an Italian restaurant on Papineau. My brother's friend is a literature teacher, so it allowed me to chat about literature a bit. It is always pleasant to use some of my old academic skills. She was preparing a course on Racine's Phèdre. I once gave a course on this very play, one that I was really proud of, so I gave her a few tips/perspective. I miss teaching literature a lot, so it was a bittersweet moment. And I learned againm for the second time in two weeks, that I have a distinctive, strong Saguenay accent (and much stronger than my bro, mwa ha ha). Which is both pleasant and reassuring.

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