i bought a wooden spatula today using only coins.
i legally parked in a “no parking” zone today because the great city of Toronto loves disabled people and lavishes them with privilege and prestige. well, kind of.
sometimes strangers will see my crutch and ask me what happened. sometimes i’ll lie and say that it’s an old injury, other times i’ll just say that it’s a long story but i almost never give a straight answer.
today while getting my fries supreme fix, a restaurant employee asked me what happened and so i looked her in the eye and said i had cancer. she immediately gasped and let out a quiet “oh my god” with hand over mouth followed quickly by a “i’m so sorry.” i smiled, patted her shoulder and told her not to worry about it but the tickets had been ripped and the massive guilt trip was well underway.
i felt bad about it afterward but i suppose she got what she paid for. let the buyer beware.
i installed the new and improved Windows 7 last night and spent some time today installing necessary programs and getting used to the new operating system. it’s okay, i guess, although i don’t see the point of having all this fancy visual garnish all over everything. give me the boring grey of “Windows Classic” and put a bit more muscle into Photoshop, i say.
today Beka and i are driving up to Toronto, one of my absolute favorite cities. yum yum yum.
i was waiting in line at a local Mexican restaurant today when a young boy seated nearby blurted “LOOOOK” to his father while clearly pointing at my crutch. i eyed the boy, who couldn’t have been older than 10 and then turned to look at the father who was visibly embarrassed. “i left mine in the car,” he said and then proceeded to explain that he had thrown his back out and had been using a similar crutch all week and his son was probably just pointing out someone else who needs crutches. stupid kid.
last night when i was half asleep, a heavy clicking noise began emanating from the northeast corner of my bedroom. my first thought was that someone was tapping on my window with a quarter, the way my fellow students did while rapping in the hallways of my high school but as i became more and more awake, the prospect of having a black guy with a doo-rag spitting rhymes while standing on a ladder outside my window became increasingly unlikely. i pulled the covers over my head, glad i wasn’t in school anymore and the tapping stopped after a few more seconds.
i think it was my flip clock going crazy.
i dug through some old blog entries today during the crazy storm that rolled through the area. it was great reading some of my old stuff as it transported me back in time and unearthed relevant memories that would’ve otherwise stayed buried. it makes me wish i had started the blog much, much earlier.
my mp3 player’s battery died on me again for the second time this week which leads me to believe that it no longer effectively holds a charge. i did some research and found that a new battery will run me about 20 USD and i’d have to literally rip the player apart to change it due to its poor design.
or maybe i’ll just use the $20 buy a new player.
with North Korea being eliminated from the World Cup after having taken an enormous battering from Portugal, i think i may be out some money. still, no misfortune of mine can compare to that which awaits the defeated as they are escorted back to the motherland to face their fate.
may God have mercy on their souls.