It's not true! There isn't a Tim Horton's on every corner in Ontario! In fact, Ottawa has an entirely depressing lack of them. We started at Rideau, drove all around the market, and didn't find any. We finally found one all the way over on Bank Street, and it was closed. WTF?
As for the Tea Party concert - great, as usual. Not quite as good as they used to be, but not as much of a dip from their heyday as their albums have taken. They used to use a ton of exotic instruments and swap between them multiple times per song - you just couldn't believe three guys were making so much sound. Now they only did that once or twice, and the rest was pretty straight-up rock. Still a big sound, but not the same. Bought their latest album and listened to it in the car on the way home - maybe it was just the crappy speakers, but it sounds entirely forgettable. And it turned out to have copy protection too, and I can't take it back, so I'm not too happy with it. I also bought the opening act's album, and added myself to their mailing list - they were pretty good. (It's across the room now so I'm too lazy to look up the name.)
Saw my old friend Cristina again. She started bragging about how crazy she and her friends get on Saturday nights - so I invited her to Hatter's. This may have been a mistake. I'm not sure I want her to be corrupted.
I seem to be writing this post in reverse chronological order. Colonnade Pizza! There, that brings us to the beginning of the evening.