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It's Reid's birthday today! Reid was my first boyfriend (he's now married to my friend Luisa). Reid and I met at university at the University of Toronto...both of us were in the same computer science class in first year. Before I got to university, I was never really all that interested in the opposite sex. Most high school guys were dull, obsessed with school sports and impressing girls. I was one of the fringe students who are tolerated and even liked but are not really considered "cool". I was in the school band (flute) and Library Club. Yes, the Library Club...I'm sure being a member of the Library Club was a sure mark of death in terms of social cool factor back then, but I didn't really care about that sort of thing.

Please check out these ramp closures before planning your route, and please spread the word to others, thanks.

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