Saturday, 30 June 2012

Oh Yeah, It's Pride Weekend...

On a hot day, what could be better than putting an ice cold....

Never mind.....

These guys - one apparently channeling Freddy Mercury - are jumping the gun a bit as the Pride Parada is not til Sunday.

Practice makes perfect, I guess.

Uhhhh...keep practicing....

Last night, however, was the Trans March or something-or-other.  Kind of hard to tell.

Uhhhh, yeah.  Kinda hard to tell.

And Saturday is the Dyke Hike.   But now they call it - I can't believe they are becoming politically correct - The Dyke March.

Also representing people in the LGBTTIQQ2SA communities.

LGBTTIQQ2SA.  It just rolls off your tongue. Looks like it covers just about everybody.

Hey, how come there's no UC in there anywhere!?

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Balls This Big

Out for some dinner the other night, this little guy showed no fear, walking right up to my bun bowl and helping himself.

Here is he getting ready to make the next move - leg up, ready to advance.

And there we are.  Just inches from me.  

Who cares if I was still thinking of having another bite.  Snooze, you lose.

 Hey? What are you looking at pal?   I'm busy here.

Now it didn't take long for word to get out on the bird wire that soup's on.

"You again.  Do you have to watch everything I eat?"

Once the waiter decided I'd had enough fun and removed the bread ('"Ahem, you are done with the bread, sir?") the fellows kept coming around.

One sat on the table, looking around.  I pointed out a bread crumb to him and he hopped right up to my finger. Ate the bread crumb and then thought about my finger.  Took a wave at it, then flew away.

Best part was we were leaving, the kid at the next table (yellow t-shirt in last two pics) also wanted to get in on the fun.  He started throwing lots of bun bits around.

The waiter came right up to his father and said "Please do not feed the birds, sir."

Gotta be smooth, kid.

At least that's what I'm always told......

Sunday, 17 June 2012

I'll Have What He's Having

 Yowza.   Not too shabby.....

The Yorkville Exotic Car Show was on display today. They closed off Bloor between Bay and Avenue toshow off their wares.

 Cute!  For $150,000.
 Not bad.

A classic!  Like me.

And just in case you get any ideas......

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Way To Go, Tara!

 My friends' daughter, Tara Bourque, successfully underwent a double lung transplant this spring.  Her recovery has been nothing short of tremendous.

Now, rather than cavorting with Ellen DeGeneres like another recent, Canadian double lung transplant recipient, Tara has been hard at work.

As part of awareness campaign for organ donations, she was invited, as part of the Make A Wish Foundation, to "Open" the Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday.

She is not the six year old, blond haired boy pushing the button.  But the smiling brunette to his right.

And some how, but not surprizlingly, her old man muscled his way into the proceedings, standing between them.

She has also been busy...well....hey, everybody's got to take a break once in a while. [Very cool sunglasses, Tara.]

Again, her old man tries to steal the show in his "look at me" day glow orange t-shirt.  How does Nancy let him out dressed like this?

Next week, Team Tara will be "going over the edge" to rappel down the side of Toronto's City Hall.  Yikes!

I bet Dayglow Boy won't be so fast to butt in on this event. 

See Rope For Hope for more information.  Or if you want to sponsor Team Tara.

Anyway, congrats, Tara, and all the best in your continued recovery!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Oh Oh

I don't like this guy's chances of survival, considering all the cranes currently blotting the Toronto skyline.

I don't see a little Heritage plaque either......

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Lunatics Running The Asylum

Hoo boy, those kooks on Toronto City Council have outdone themselves this time.

Mayor Rob Ford had an agenda item to ban the 5-cent plastic bag fee. Which council did.

However, they took it one, large step further.

Without study, without review, without a legal opinion or without it being on the agenda,  the kooks decided to stick it to Rob Ford - and the rest of the city of Toronto - and voted to outright ban all single use plastic bags.

The original 5-cent bag fee was stupid enough.  It was supposed to save the environment.

All I did was rather than line my garbage can with plastic grocery bags, I now had to buy bigger and thicker No Name garbage bags.

Net savings to the environment = Zero.

So how extensive will this new ban be?   What about the plastic bags you put fruit and veggies in?  What about the plastic bags bread comes in?  What if you go to The Bay to buy socks and underwear?  Council says to stuff those in your pockets.  And I guess I'll just carry my Sub home in my hands.

I suspect CUPE will like this, though, as we now have to hire all sorts of union Bag Police to enforce this.

Luckily, I was able to jump into the future to see what this will look like next year.

See what your  Extremely Green Future looks like. Good luck.......

Friday, 1 June 2012


This place has been going out of business for two years (almost since I moved across the street).

No wonder they couldn't stay in business, if it takes them two years just to go out of business.

They can't do anything right.

I get it, this must be a government run operation.  Now it makes sense......