Chessbrah Internship: We have former US Chesschampion Yasser Seirawan staying over right now (we're live right now!), which is pretty neat: https://www.twitch.tv/chessbrah
He exudes the aura of a life well lived. Warm, jovial, frank, and witty.
Me: I am in love with Montreal. I am trying not to be so quiet, but I'm realizing it's natural for me when you don't have the deep knowledge pools of the surrounding people- I love being the dumbest person in the room. I sense that everyone has a thing where they get worried for me "Jaron, you haven't talked for two hours"- but hey, that's me, and I'm alright with that.
Montreal: I've been here for a week, and I just left the street I'm on for the first time yesterday. There is no reason to leave St. Laurent. Ever. I never want to leave. Right in front of me is an A & W, and in a drunken stupor, I proclaimed that their Mozzarella Burger was just as fresh and of high a quality as an In and Out Burger- and dammit, my sober self still believes it.
Pinball: I found out that I live a block away from a pinball place, and finally made it there and made friends with the resident experts- they're so good I want to cry. The place specializes in classic pins, old pinball machines are completely foreign to me. I've been training bad habits out of myself by playing with this Paragon machine, if you try to drop catch every shot you'll just end up draining.