Archive for October, 2009

It’s OK

October 29, 2009

Jaime Montreal poster - Oct 29 2009

TONY
“You’re looking something happy. Did you get lucky or something?”

PHILIP
“Very funny. Wait until my wife reads this.”

TONY
“OK. So now I get to ask you for once: ‘What’s up with you with that big smile?'”

PHILIP
“Ignatieff made a big decision. He’s doing what he’s gotta do.”

TONY
“You mean the Prime Minister?”

PHILIP
“Well, he’s not the Prime Minister, not yet,  anyways. But he’s got Peter Donolo on his team now. You know what’s cool? Peter’s a Montrealer, just like me. And he just turned 50, just like me.”

TONY
“So, do you know the guy? ”

PHILIP
“No. We went to different schools.  Anyway, things are looking up for the Grits and that makes me happy. That’s all.”

TONY
“OK. Good for you. Are you going calm down now?”

PHILIP
“OK. But just give me some slack, OK. ”

TONY
“OK. But can you buy me a coffee?”

PHILIP
“OK.”

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Just doing their job

October 28, 2009

police cars - Oct 28 2009

TONY
“You hear about the old guy who got jumped down Ronces earlier?”

PHILIP
“What happened?”

TONY
“I don’t know but next thing you know, there’s six cop cars right there. You can say what you want about our cops but they sure can do their job when they need to.”

It’s our 3rd anniversary

October 23, 2009

Fireworks - Oct 23 2009

Our first post.

The new normal

October 23, 2009

Apple in hat - Oct 23 2009

New kids in town

October 21, 2009

The Eagles - Oct 21 2009

TONY
“Did you hear? I’ve got to move next week.”

PHILIP
“What do you mean? Where?”

TONY
“The pizza guys sold the the business.”

PHILIP
“So?”

TONY
“So I’ve gotta move. The new guys don’t want me here.”

PHILIP
“So where will you go?”

TONY
“I guess we’ll see.”

Somewhere man

October 20, 2009

Empty chair but at least hes there - Oct 20 2009

I took this photo at 1pm. At least he’s alive.

Philip

Nowhere man

October 20, 2009

hms-com on metal standard - Oct 20 2009

No sign of Tony as I take my seat at Alternative Grounds on a  vaguely cloudy Tuesday morning. He wasn’t here yesterday either. Hmmm.

Philip

At what cost?

October 19, 2009

Barbituric_acid - Oct 19 2009

TONY
“You know how much I have to pay for all these drugs I’m supposed to be taking?”

PHILIP
“No idea.”

TONY
“Just guess.”

PHILIP
“OK. $200 bucks. A month. Am I close?”

TONY
“$268.13.”

PHILIP
“Wow.”

TONY
“You got that right. Thank God for OHIP, like I always say, if you know what I mean.”

On the street once more

October 16, 2009

Tonys face - Oct 15 2009

Tony was sprung — so to say — yesterday. He’s back at his old location. His face has good colour (it’s autumn, after all). I bought him a coffee from Alternative Grounds and I gave him a toonie so he could buy a bagel from Mabel’s.

Philip

Under Dec 3rd in the 1030-1200 slot,

Tick tick tock

October 9, 2009

Tonys face Oct 8 2009

Tony’s  heart is a thin beat away from not working at all. The cardiologists are doing everything they can. Thank god for socialized medicine. Tony says many, many thanks for all the good wishes and prayers.

If you visit Tony, he’ll “love you forever” if you bring him an extra-large McDonald’s chocolate shake. Of course, he’ll be happy to see you with — or without — the shake.     🙂

Philip

The big C

October 5, 2009

3 - Tony in Hospital  - Oct 5 2009

2 - Tony in Hospital  - Oct 5 2009

1 - Tony in Hospital  - Oct 5 2009

Hi Everyone,

I just visited Tony at St. Joe’s. He’s got cancer, probably in the lungs, though it’s not certain if it’s in one lung or two — or even which lung. While I was there, the doctors took him for an x-ray, but I don’t know the results, — if any. In addition, he’s got heart problems, and an ugly hernia protruding from his upper abdomen. The three photos above is what he looked like at about 230pm today.

He seemed depressed and feared that they might release him.

Tony wants to thank Gwen and Cathy for coming to visit; the bananas were yummy.

More when I know.

Philip

Back in bed

October 2, 2009

Hospital bed - Oct 2 2009

Hi All,
I found him. Tony is in the hospital (again). He checked himself into St. Joseph’s Hospital yesterday after trying, unsuccessfully, to check himself in the day before through the emergency ward, and getting himself sent “home” at the end of the day — a bit ironic if you ask me.

He’s on the 4th floor, Room #4M16. If you’d like to visit him, he’d be delighted. I will try to see him over the weekend. Any ready-to-eat food you can bring him (only stuff that is easily chewable) will be very much appreciated, as his appetite is well beyond what hospital meal portions can fulfill.

Before you visit, check the hospital visiting times and associated regulations at stjoe.on.ca/patients/visitor/index.php.

Philip

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