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TGIF #32 – The Toronto Edition

Friday, August 6th, 2010

So, Canada is a little different, eh? For instance, the Center St Deli is spelled Centre Street Deli. I would never have found it in the phone book. And of course, there are “What is your favourite colour?” sorts of things going on.

Here are a few signs that totally cracked me up, which Toronto natives didn’t quite get. I also heard rumo(u)rs of a bath fixture store called “Canaroma” (after their Canadian/Rome heritage.)

From a washroom (restroom) in a public park. There is a foot in the wash basin (sink). Evident meaning- do not wash your feet in the sink!

No feet in sink!

No feet in sink!

A bookstore in Senor’s n’hood. He didn’t understand why I was laughing hysterically. Only in Canada… In the US it would be the super-extra-fantastic ultimate bookstore. In Canada, it’s “pleasant.” And that works for them.

Pleasant bookstore

Pleasant bookstore

I don’t know about these crazy Canadians. Do they really sleep on bricks?

Brick mattress store

Brick mattress store

No dents in your car? Just park right here…

Collisions while you wait...

Collisions while you wait...

And here is some of what I was eating on my trip. O, Canada!

TGIF #31

Friday, June 25th, 2010

It’s a cold gray drizzly summer (??) day in Port Townsend. Reminds me of the quote attributed to Mark Twain (no verification yet): “The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.” Tip of the week- don’t book any summer connecting flights out of San Francisco. You can thank me later.

Yesterday, I could have sunbathed (didn’t, but could have.) Today, it’s get out the parka. Welcome to the PNW. I’m hoping my little tomato & basil plants don’t just collapse- they’re nestled up against a south-facing wall, so maybe the residual heat will help.

Here are some Friday links for you:

TGIF #30

Friday, June 18th, 2010
Blast from the past

Blast from the past

Those of you who’ve been privy to my end of the wedding saga were no doubt wondering how on earth I expected to host my sister, niece and mother for a couple days in what’s generally considered a large studio apartment. Yeah, I was wondering, too. And scurrying around to all the thrift stores, combing craigslist for decent bedding for them. All I had was a twin bed & a single aero bed…

Just as it was coming down to the wire, this set showed up @ the Habitat Store. Not only that, but when I called my landlord (aka guy with a big truck) he was free right then & came down & fetched it. Whew! Law of Attraction in action!

Those of you who  knew me in the 70’s are  no doubt laughing your heads off. Yes, indeed. I had a set very much like this as a teenager… back when it was cool. What I’m wondering… this makes so much more sense than a futon. Why did they stop making them? (Other than the icky fabric. But that can be changed…)

Here is some Friday fun:

TGIF 29

Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Citation needed

Citation needed

So… I’m way late on TGIF. In fact, it’s Monday,  those of you who are 9-5 MF working stiffs have had to find your own laughs for the weekend.

What was I doing that was so darned important? Well, I was participating in Conversation Cafe in Pt Townsend. That involves physically sitting @ a table w/other people who are physically present and talking. Seriously! And then visiting a friend & making a real dinner, which we ate at a table with teenagers.  And people spoke. And ate with silverware.  Honest! Heck, I made a PIE. I can do that, you know.

I know, I”m so retro, it cracks me up sometimes….

Here are your belated laughs. Remember to smile- it makes them wonder what you’re up to.