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:: Thursday, January 19, 2006 ::

Been under the wx again
life: got socked by another bad cold - perhaps the flu? - this week. Tried to go to work twice and in total missed I think two full days and a bit more. I hate being sick. And I don't like using sick days at work. Ever. So I slept a lot and watch too much in the way of crappy TV. The PVR should have anticipated my needs and recorded a few movies in advance. I did get to watch some of the Australian Open tennis. Maria Sarapova. What can you say. And she is a spokesperson (spokesmodel?) for Canon. Makes me want to shoot tennis. Of course the Canadian pro women's tennis this year is in Montreal. Go figure... It alternates between there and Toronto's Rexall Centre at York U - where I went to school. And Martina Hingis is back too after a couple of years off. If you have to be sick, recording some tennis is a good thing.

I put up a couple of pics today as well. Urban stuff. The above one, was taken in Toronto in mid December. It is the Lifeguard station at Cherry Beach. This beach is outside the confines of the Inner Harbour near the Eastern Gap entrance - and at the foot of Cherry Street. I think the beach actually has a different name now, but growing up, it was always Cherry Beach to our family. On weekends we would occasionally go for a drive and explore the city and now and then ended up driving through the docklands. At the time, the docks were more vibrant and alive than today. Well, there was container ship traffic and it was all industrial. Not the in flux, driving ranges, big open bars and sound stages with hopes of housing down the road.

And each time we would go over the green lift bridge half way down Cherry St from Lakeshore Blvd., it would be a cool thing because car tires crossing the open grid of the draw bridge made a sound which is why the bridge became known to us as the "orrrrrrr bridge". I think this was the first time I had driven down there in the CRV and the sound was exactly the same. And still cool. I need to take some pics around there this summer when it is not so freakin' cold.

Carpe Diem

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