Dave Duncan

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The Bi-Weekly Friday Late Post

Every other friday morning I have a meeting that delays my morning post time by a few dozen minutes. I’m sure that all of you eagerly track my post times, so you’ve noticed this and have been waiting for me to comment. So, there it is.

Q: What has two arms, two legs, long scraggly hair and stands at the corner of Church and Dundas streets?
A: The crazy guy screaming obscenities at me from a distance of 8 inches this morning.

Hmmm, now that I read it, that kind of seems like it’s going to be a joke, but then it’s not, eh? It’s because of moments like those that I am really glad we moved into our new neighbourhood. You don’t get a lot of that up in Forest Hill. All the insane people are high on Xanax and driving BMW sport utility vehicles while their kids smoke pot and drink expensive brand name Vodka (that I can’t afford) in the nearest park. This neighbourhood has much more flavour.

Speaking of flavour, I think this weekend will mark some restaurant ventures in the new ‘hood. We have a few Indian places (all of which look rather dubious… but in my experience, those tend to be the best Indian restaurants) and some Vietnamese too. REAL Vietnamese. As in, no English on the signs, so I’ll have to order by pointing at stuff that looks good… and I still won’t know what it is. Awesome.

It’s perfect that I had a crazy “Through the Looking Glass” moment first thing this morning as today would have been Lewis Carroll’s 174th birthday. Frankly I’m glad I wasn’t invited to his party. I mean, how hard is it to choose a gift for a 174 year-old man who clearly suffered from some sort of dimentia? Maybe the dimentia means I could get away with anything. “Here you go, Mr. Carroll. I hope you like this Magic Pencil”. I’m just kidding. I would never give away my Magic Pencil. It’s magic.

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  1. Carolyn January 27th, 2006 2:36 pm

    Come on, it’s Mozart’s birthday too! I believe it’s his 250th birthday!

  2. Dave January 27th, 2006 3:17 pm

    Who? 😉

  3. Brad Jarman January 28th, 2006 1:14 am

    I got some takeout from the King/Crown Indian place, at Sherbourne & Adelaide. Chicken Bhimini, I think.

    It was so hot, I had to put it in the fridge to cool it down before I could eat it! Be warned!