Exploring Chinese Lanterns


The ‘Chinese Lantern Festival‘ is held at Ontario Place and put on by Rogers.

An Important Phonecall

I had an hour-long laugh with my Discovery guy today.  I’m pumped.

A Favorite ‘Classified’ Song


This is actually a condo sign, as in “buy a condo with us, we’re building here”.  Probably a bit different meaning than the song.  I hope to attend a kitchen party with him when I hit the Maritimes.october 9 2008

Look How Nicely It’s Bruising Up

october 7 2008

About the Canadian Medical System

So not having a doctor I had to go to a walk-in clinic to attend to my ankle.  I searched Google and chose one that had an X-ray machine on-site, ‘Regent Medical Clinic’.  Now, I have heard over the years some whining about our medical system and briefly want to defend it.  

The place was spotless, the two staff manning the desk were efficient and smiley, I waited 25 minutes (on a Saturday afternoon) and the Doctor who saw me was thorough.  I had a lot of questions and she patiently answered each.  

When I returned this afternoon for my X-ray I was taken in immediately, this time waited 5 minutes and then the technician took multiple photos and went over the images with me.

In total: I saw 2 doctors and 1 nurse, waited 30 minutes, made jokes with the desk staff who joked back, and left with the feeling like someone actually cared.  The Doctor told me to return in a couple months for a checkup.  Isn’t that nice?

And all I had to do to make this happen was show a little piece of plastic, one we each have.  If you want more than that, well, I think you want too much.  october 6 2008

Mr. Rogers Luncheon

The event was presented by ‘The Economic Club of Toronto’ and held at ‘The Sheraton’ on Queen Street.  I love how Canadian he is and always goes out of his way to be.

They gave each of us a copy of his book, ‘Relentless‘, so now I have two.  Would you like mine?  It’s a great read; the guy is motivating.  If yes, email me why and whomever has the best answer I’ll ship it to you.

Oh and as for ankle, it’s a disaster.  The Doctor said it would have been better if I’d broken it because then it’d heal faster.  I tore the tendons and ligaments so badly they showed up on the X-ray.  Go big or go home.   october 6 2008

MegaAnkle FTW

How I did this, click here.

october 5 2008

Going to the Doctor

I sent myself to the Doctor.  They couldn’t figure out how I was walking.

Yup I’m wearing my winter jacket.  May seem early but it’s normal for me… I put it on around now, remove it in April.october 4 2008

I’m missing out big time tonight, it’s Nuit Blanche

I am grumpy. 

I Can’t Even Put 1g of Weight on My Ankle

october 3 2008

I’m Supposed to be Doing This

october 2 2008
See the garbage bin?  My plan was to use it and get up on the roof in 3 moves.  I’d even recruited someone to come along and we were booked for tonight.  Still furious with myself.