M&J Discuss Anticipation

(March 31, 2007)

M: So you met her?
J: Not yet
M: What are you going to do?
J: Repaint my walls. Buy new clothes, get a face lift, the usual.
M: But you don’t have to change, you’re good enough.
J: Oh but good enough isn’t good enough for me.
M: For me or for her?
J: For her for me.
M: What does she want?
J: I don’t know but I’m afraid.
M: That's not right.
J: Oh but it is.


M: Facebook makes all my friends look so small
J: We were special once.
M: I never understood, don’t fill in all those likes and dislikes.


J: Generalized anxiety or somesuch.


J: I’m spotting flaws in Bob Dylan’s vocal delivery.
M: You are intolerable.
J: What is the point? I get jarred every time I go up North.
M: Aren’t you tired of nothing making sense?
J: I still believe I can fight the world.
M: You’re a fook
J: God bless the fools. They refuse to accept reality.
M: I said fook, not fool.
J: Whatever.
M: I think so often a word spoken at the right time could change a person’s life.
J: At my 100th birthday, I’m going to get up and make a three hour speech. I will have every single guest stand up and I will say something nice about each of them,
M; Why don’t you just wash everyone’s feet?
J: That would take too long.
M: More than three hours?
J: Never mind. I’ve had it to here being where love’s a small word.
M: Neil Diamond?
J: Yep


July 24, 2005

(prequel to as-yet nonexistent brunch blog)

What: Brunch

Where: 10:40am Cafe Luna, Dovercourt and Argyle, Toronto

Who: PT [that's me], KF, DT, SB, MG.

Resolutions passed:
  • brunch
  • conversation
Notable fashions: PT's Guess jeans and green shirt bearing 'checks accepted' slogan. DT's homemade earrings, KF's hat (father has a really big head).

MG reports attempt at 'lost key' ploy to pick up cute waitress at Hooters, but does not succeed. Embroiled in own deceit, he is forced to discuss whereabouts of phantom non-keys with manager, as waitress was nonplussed. MG to return for 3rd Hooters outing in less than a month after otherwise lifelong Hooters boycott.

Party Announced: "Theme Thursday", July 28. Normally "Waffle Wednesdays" but to conform to alliterative nomenclatural procedures this will be "Theme Thursday, colon, waffles." Possibility of chicken and waffles or other savoury, non-Belgian recipes. Unfortunately MV (third Chateau Nice housemate, sidelined with ovaries) cannot attend. 'Moon waffles' proposed to celebrate the anniversarial achievement of that great astronaut and dessert aficionado, Neil Armstrong.

SB relates near-brush with megastardom, demonstrating scanning equipment for Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible 3. Unfortch SB does not get to demo scanner and meet the megastar.

Out of nowhere PT proclaims high-speed mag-lev trains needed across Canada, a project for national unity. Airplanes (those white elephants of the sky) do not suffice.

MG to visit Germany for World Cup and then wants to stay for Oktoberfest. Thinks it impractical to stay away that long. PT suggests he bone up on German and then be key Canadian player in the beer fest, influencing international events with linguistic fluency.

Talk of Masonry, conspiracy theory, secret handshakes, pirates, and gold buried in Oak Island, Nova Scotia. Botched attempt by PT to take cellphone photo of Masonic symbol etched above restroom toilet.

MG is reading a book about psychic American troops training to explode goats' hearts with staring tactics. Incredulity around the table.

Final bill: $101.90 plus tip = $120


Saddest Music

  1. I Can't Forget You - Cracker
  2. Funny How Time Slips Away - Al Green
  3. Catch - The Cure
  4. Tom Traubert's Blues - Tom Waits
  5. Not Dark Yet - Bob Dylan
  6. Hung My Head - Johnny Cash
  7. Emozioni - Lucio Battisti (Italian)
  8. Hotel Supramonte - Fabrizio de Andre (Italian)
  9. Zero Chance - Soundgarden
  10. The Day John Kennedy Died - Lou Reed
  11. I'll Believe in Anything - Wolf Parade
  12. Autumn's Here - Hawksley Workman
  13. Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
  14. Mother - John Lennon
  15. Bad - U2
  16. Fiddlers Green - The Tragically Hip
  17. Oh! Sweet Nuthin' - The Velvet Underground
What's yours?