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Canada day 2

The workshop yesterday was from 10 am till about midnight. It was really cool to watch Fer worked and the rules that he broke. It seems to me that one of the keys to being a successful photographer is confidence. It makes me want to raise my prices again though I've been mostly holding it down until next booking season (Jan - March next year).

I do want to clean my blog up some, really only show the best pictures, and make a nice looking pricing guide.

Meanwhile Canada continues to delight me with it's differences. Milk comes in blue plastic bags and people have French accents. I'm sad the customs woman didn't stamp my passport though.

Also don't change money at the airport! I didn't use my bank and got shorted: 250 usd became 215 Canadian dollars, and the last time i checked the usd was stronger. Thankfully my Amex card doesn't charge foreign transaction fees.

The food I've eaten has been delicious so far!

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mdf356
May. 11th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
This morning the conversion looks like $100 USD == $95.XX CAD, XX depending on where you look. Add in the changing fees and $250 -> $215 isn't terrible (just not great).
tebing
May. 11th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
Milk comes in BAGS?! What a bunch of weirdos!
__bin
May. 11th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
bagged milk is great! less waste. :)

and we use these thingies to hold them:

preservationgal
May. 11th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
the little bitty one-serving bags of chocolate milk were my favorite when I lived in a bagged-milk country. you'd bite off the corner and suck them down. nom.
tebing
May. 11th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
That just seems so impractical to me. How the heck do you pour that without the bag toppling over and spilling everywhere? I guess you have to hang to the top of the bag or something while you're pouring it? And do you have some way of resealing the bag so that it doesn't go bad in the fridge or pick up random food odors? And wouldn't you have problems when buying a new bag with it getting punctured while in the shopping cart or in your car?

This bagged milk business raises so many questions for me!
preservationgal
May. 12th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
the pitchers make pouring work really well, and when you get to the bottom of the bag, there's enough leeway to hold one corner with the thumb that's holding the pitcher handle, and it works. I promise.

The milk bags are surprisingly durable. More durable and better at protecting their contents than egg cartons IMO.
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