Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Little Superstar

Sorry for the absence lately... I'll be back on form soon.

In the meantime, watch this. It's too good on so many levels.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Toronto's Most Fantastic Convenience Store

In order to get to the Boyf's place, I have to go south on Donlands- a street that is fairly banal. However, I discovered a convenience store on Donlands that is not only fantastic, but almost inspirational. And it's all thanks to the coolest Korean convenience store owner in the universe.

First of all, the woman laughs at everything. You say hello and she's already giggling. This is usually followed by a really random question, like: "Which muffin you favourite?". I also love the generosity and randomness of her coupons.

However, what really endeared her to me was her balanced and astute critique of gay porno mags. I bought one and once I brought it to the counter she asked if I was sure that was the one I wanted. She went on to say that she thinks "the boy look too pretty, like stupid girl" and brought me another mag. She was entirely right. We flipped through it together, passing judgements for a good five minutes. Her comments were hysterical. After I paid, she mentioned that at the end of every month she would like to give me a porno of her choosing for free. How can you not love her?

Monday, October 02, 2006

I love the night life

Nuit Blanche was, by all accounts, a tremendous success. 450,000 people took part. The city was totally transformed and the vibe was both surreal and (cheese alert) magical. The city really pulled it off and I'm impressed. Impressed by the sheer numbers of people and the quality of most of the work. I had feared that it would wind up being a tacky craft fair with four people wandering around but I was very wrong.

Being a creature of the night myself, this was perfectly suited to my tastes- and it seems that I'm not the only one. I hope they do this every year.

Here's a good little write-up.

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