i’m still in calgary. much diminished social function, devolving to a reptilian state in which the slightest body movements require the greatest of efforts. the movers come today, thank goodness. after that, i’ll do a second round of packing for the car. my dad is with me. it’s making a huge difference having his help. we’re going to road trip. must clean up to make the place habitable for my good friend sandy lam, who will sublet from me for the next six months.

there was series of books about trains that talk. i used to read them when i was a child. “i think i can, i think i can…” said some little train. if only i could do this by thinking, i’d have been in vancouver a long time ago.


  1. Aaron Giovannone on December 17, 2005 at 4:53 pm

    good luck with your move Larissa!

    I will hopefully be doing the same thing soon (to Toronto). I need some culture and I need it fast!

    take care

  2. a.raw on December 18, 2005 at 8:31 am

    happy move, larissa!! how long will you live in vancouver — 6 months? january to july? is this the length of the writer-in-residency? i’m all curious for detail. i hope to visit vancouver again, while you’re there!

  3. Frances Kruk on December 18, 2005 at 9:43 am

    it’s called “the littlest engine that could” and it was blue with big puffy cheeks. one of my favourites, unfortunately lost. up, up, up the mountains…

  4. Paul on December 19, 2005 at 6:41 am

    BIG SIS! Happy to find your blog! Hope thins are going well with the move.

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