Monday, 28 July 2014

You Wascally Wabbits

Okay, not a bad deal I guess.  Couple a Chapticks for $3.29.

But wait a second......

Ah ha.   

One Chapstick for $3.29.

I guess it's always buyer beware.

Ba deep, ba deep!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Big Man

New movie about Hercules is coming out.

But no matter how many special effects and big budgets they use, I can't help but think of the Hercules I remember.

And his little buddy Newton. "Hey Herc!  Hey Herc!"

But I never really saw what the big deal was with Hercules, based on his theme song, I guess.

"With the strength of ten!
Ordinary men!"

Why they didn't just get eleven guys, beat the crap out of him?

Ba da boom.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Missed Her By Thaaat Much

I was up in North Bay the other weekend.

And was there either at the end of or the beginning of Shad Fly season.

Now Shad Flies don't have the best life.  They live for less than a day and their sole job is to mate.  And once they land, that's it.

So if you don't land directly on your date, as these guys didn't, then it's "No whoopee for you!".

And the reason I know I was there either at the end of or the beginning of Shad Fly season, is because the middle of Shad Fly season looks something like....



Because they are everywhere.

All over the streets and sidewalks, on building walls, on your car.  On your BBQ. On you! In your hair.

But don't worry. Because their sole job is to mate and since they live less than a day, they don't have a mouth.  So no bites as they land all over you.

But they do go, crunch crunch when you walk down the street.

So the next time you are having a really bad day, just think of these guys.

Of course, some people say they can't tell much difference between these guys and me sitting on my couch.  But that's another story......

Friday, 18 July 2014

Who's Going To Tell Rob?

....that I am switching my vote!

As both my loyal readers know, apart from tearing down Heritage buildings, this is my #2 peeve; frickin' delivery trucks clogging traffic.  Click It Wouldn't Be A Delivery Truck for a thoughtful, reasoned comment on the above issue.

Toronto Mayoral candidate John Tory says, "Tow the frickers!"   No, sorry, that was me.

What he actually said was he wants to, "tow away delivery vehicles that park during rush hour on major streets."

He goes on, “I’d even tow away a Brinks truck. I think you tow away a truck full of money, people will get the message.”

Right on!

And I don't even like to drive.  I just like to complain.

So unless Rob Ford can pull some off kind of high dive, belly flop soon, I'm afraid I'll be switching horses.....

Sunday, 13 July 2014

I'm Afraid I Will Be......

 ....soon posting about the demise of this old girl.

She looks in pretty rough shape.

But still a beautiful turn of the (last) century Victorian building. complete with Mansard roof, dormer windows and some nice detailing.

And quite a large complex.

Generally bottom level was retail, second level commerical and third level residential.

Very sensible.

They didn't need 37 storeys.

Now, one of its next door neighbours seems to be in much better shape.

So considering this is right in the heart of Toronto's Gaybourhood, maybe some more sensible heads will prevail and this gem with be saved/reserved.

We'll see......

Friday, 11 July 2014

Gotta Love Competition!

These Dollar Stores are really popular.  Everything for a buck.

You can't top that, can you!

Well, apparently you can.......

With a 75¢ Dollar Store!

It really is a Metro Paradise!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Celebrating A Successful Colonoscopy!

Worth the "prep"!

But what's this?

Can you believe they'd give you a "Do not consume alcohol" warning and not underline it!

How irresponsible!

Oh well, worth the stomach cramping and internal bleeding.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Sunday, 6 July 2014

They're Baaaaack!

Well, it was just a month ago when I thought these guys had finished laying all the pavers on this street (see Awwww Screw It!  for a reminder).

And as you will see, when I say finished, it should be in quotation marks.

Because after labouriously hand-laying all those pavers for...almost...the length of the block, they finally gave up and slapped down asphalt over the last fifty feet.

Well, today I see they have now ripped up all that asphalt and are now laying down the last of those pavers.

If I had asked the supervisor this time, I'm sure he would have told me, "Don't worry, the contractor is also paying for the asphalt and the ripping up of it.  Do you need anything paid?"

What a great contractor!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Smooth Move

Finally, an establishment suitable for an individual such as myself.

And while I'm on the topic of us Mensa members.