Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ok...since my frustration is complete with Haloscan and their "migration" efforts...and even though Ram from Funkoashi tried to help me with it (to no avail)...I've decided to move this blog to Tumblr.

I'm at http://my2secondshelflife.tumblr.com/ now, if you care to link me...or visit me.

It's 9 years with blogger, and I'm not moving any of my archives.
I'm lazy...and this blog can stay the way that it is.

Visit me at my new digs...as of, like 5 minutes ago.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009




The Mister and me went to the ROM today and took the subway for the first time in a few years. I was disappointed at how dirty it is.

When I compare it to say Madrid, or even NYC...for a small subway system, the TTC is embarrassing.

The missing ceiling slats in all the stations we were at, the absolutely gross coffee shops (went in to get a coffee at Bathurst subway station and turned on our heels. Newspapers all around one half of a table. It looked like someone pissed there and they couldn't be bothered to mop it up)...By the Way Bakery at Bathurst station looks like it needs a hosedown compared to what it looked like just a few years ago.

At Yorkdale subway station, we went to buy tickets..just as we got to the wicket, the attendant closed it, looked at us, pointed to the hand written sign he was holding in his hand, shoved it above the mouth piece, and turned his back on us.

Nice.

It's just sad.
At 3 bucks a trip in January.

I'm trying to fix my comments since Haloscan is screwed.
Hopefully, they'll be back up today.

Thanks for those to emailed me to tell me they were screwed.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Blansdowne



(click on image to see the collection of photos)

I have a soft spot for Bloor and Lansdowne.
I grew up in the area, and I'm still there every day.

Ramanan Sivaranjan from Funkaoshi has taken some great photos of a neighbourhood that is gentrifying.

20 years from now, the places he's photographed will be very different.

Ram is curating history.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rest in Peace Maggie Jones



Maggie joins the Barlow family at an AA meeting for Peter...this is an awesome scene.
Almost as good as the Sopranos intervention scene for Christopher.

One of Tigers chicks is interviewed


Original Video - More videos at TinyPic

...and she just sounds pathetic and delusional. The terrible thing is that she's on TV talking about intimate details of what she thinks was an actual relationship..


Original Video - More videos at TinyPic

How much money do you suppose she got for an interview that makes her look like an airheaded idiot?

Not enough, I'm guessing.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ten Thousand Pictures of You from Robin King on Vimeo.



Awesome

(via Laughing Squid)



Cute and clever way to lead a good Samaritan to yourself if you ever lose your camera.

Click on image for the whole story.

(via bits and pieces)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I have a yen for Latke tonight.
Do they go with crab legs?

Who cares?



The YouTube comments are funny too (even though most of them are not meant to be).