It's a beautiful Saturday morning here in Quebec. This follows a pretty gloomy week of clouds and rain. We had some wild thunderstorms the other morning where the sky turned so dark that all the street lights were triggered on. It's extremely rare to have t-storms this early in the year up here but I suspect it's related to the changing climate.
I've just finished a week with 13 new classes down at the justice department. A lot of the classes are just for people who want to practice so they don't get rusty. They are already fully bilingual. That makes it pretty easy for me. I have a couple people working in the tax evasion department. I asked if any citizen ever wins those cases where they've contested the government's tax assessment. Laughter and a big fat "no" ensued. So why the process? Also I found it interesting that they will prosecute someone who fails to pay a few hundred dollars. "Doesn't that cost way more to prosecute than the government stands to gain?" I queried. Of course I was told, but fiscal logic is not the guiding principle. The law applies to all citizens equally is the way it works. No wonder we've got deficits!
We booked a little trip (another one? I know...) to New York in May just for a weekend. Baby bro will be there and we will be celebrating a cousin's graduation. I foresee alcohol consumption. And shopping and theatre! I do so love that city. Hopefully we can meet up with a couple NYC bloggerati too. It will be the weekend of the 7th. We should have pricelined a room but instead I used their vacation package feature (save up to $500 when you book the flight and hotel!) and ended up a bit disappointed. The savings totaled $17 than if I had booked the airline ticket and hotel room separately. Plus the hotel would have been cancelable, but with the package price it's not. Wow, thanks for saving me 1.5%! I'll go back to bidding next time.
Don't have much else. News is slow, my work week is full, spring is starting to show and there's a lovely weekend at my door. I hope you enjoy it too!