Sunday, June 05, 2005

Riding the 320S down Yonge at 6:30 a.m.

I guess I could have driven since there is plenty of parking available in the city core on Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. But I only drive if I have to so I opted to ride the bus down to the SLA convention. Naturally my preferred choice would have been the subway, but since this is only the largest city in Canada and nobody actually works downtown, it only starts running at 9 a.m. So anyways I left early on Sunday morning, grabbed a coffee and stood at the corner waiting for the bus. It came at about 6:30 and was already half full. Luckily I managed to get a seat in the back that provided me a chane to look out the window. As we made our way between York Mills and Lawrence I noticed that every other car turning on to Yonge had a single white male in it wearing a golf shirt. The joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and homeless people were equally distributed down the length of Yonge with the exception of the homeless being more evident south of the Toronto Reference Library.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

15 Red Army Songs

Long before a prostrating Uncle Marcel torched his mandolin it was clear another family tradition was coming to an end.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Lobster Club Sandwich

I've been in New Brunswick the past ten days with no internet. The good thing though is that I got to eat lobster, crab legs, and mackeral stew. Oh, and of course, a lobster club sandwich.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Fezzik meets Bigfoot

I still haven’t had a chance to read the Happy Days novel “Ready to go Steady”. Looks interesting enough. It’s about Richie falling in love with Emma the new girl on the block. Two other story lines are interwoven into this one. The first deals with the brutal murder of a student in the parking lot of Arnold’s Drive-In. All the evidence points to Marion Cunningham until the Fonzie saves the day. The other story has Ralph and Potsie trying their luck at a Grow-Op.

The interesting thing about Happy Days is that the pilot was co-written by Rob Reiner. Congee loves The Princess Bride. Actually everyone seems to enjoy this movie except me. Oh well. Fezzik was played by André the Giant who was also Bigfoot in the Six Million Dollar

Monday, May 09, 2005

The Golden Pharaoh

Oddly enough on February 4th 1976 (my 9th birthday) the second part of The Secret of Bigfoot episode aired on TV. Four days after this was The Golden Pharaoh episode with Lee Majors' wife Farrah. In all she would appear in four episodes of the Six Million Dollar Man.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Arm Stretches

Good grooming should be a part of everyone's schedule
because it not only shows you care about and respect yourself,
but it makes you more pleasant to be around
-Farrah Fawcett-Majors

Farrah-Fitness: "Arm Stretches", one of six exercises found in chapter ten. The secret of my own success since 1976.