Archive for July, 2010

The magic of inevitable consequences

July 28, 2010

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TONY
“Phil, what’s this law they’re calling, I think it’s the ‘Law of Attraction’. Have you ever heard about that?”

PHILIP
“That’s totally weird that you would ask me that. Why are you asking me that?”

TONY
“Somebody was talking to me about it just the other day. They said that it about if you really believe you’ll get what you need, then you’ll get it.”

PHILIP
“Sounds right to me.”

TONY
“Well were talking about me getting better from this cancer and and all the other stuff. So he told me about it.”

PHILIP
“Did you know I just added that very same law of attraction to my Facebook profile? Yesterday, Like, just yesterday, believe it or not. That’s too weird a coincidence if you ask me.  Anyway, I was on Facebook yesterday and I posted that I was an atheist but that I also believed in the law of attraction.”

TONY
“Sounds reasonable to me.”

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I saw Tony this morning

July 27, 2010

He’s having a rough time of it for sure.

Philip

I haven’t seen Tony in two days

July 25, 2010

Philip

Tony was in Princess Margaret Hospital for two days

July 23, 2010

His physicians think that a blood clot is behind his dizziness and pain. On Monday, they will do an cardiogram (Tony calls it a “dye job” as it involves injecting dye into the blood).

I just saw Tony walking down Roncesvalles

July 23, 2010

More when I’ve had a chance to speak to him.

Philip

Tony’s lung cancer

July 22, 2010

Hello all,
Tony was at St. Joe’s on Saturday because of increasing dizziness and pain. His lung cancer is causing the problems. That evening, Tony was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital for some specialized x-rays. I saw him the next day, Monday. I haven’t seen him in three days.

I apologize for taking so long to update everyone on the comment last Sunday.

More when I know anything.

Philip

Under my umbrella

July 18, 2010

PHILIP
“You know, you look like Mary Poppins with that umbrella.”

TONY
“D’you know how hot it is sitting out here today?  They said the Humidex is gonna hit 40 degrees. When it get this hot, I’ll be Mary Poppins any day.”

Cold comfort

July 15, 2010

PHILIP
“Where’d you sleep last night?”

TONY
“In the park, and I only slept about an hour with this heat. It’s killing me. I tell you, days like this even makes a basement seem a big-time luxury.”

The guardian angel

July 12, 2010

PHILIP
“Hey Tony. Can I ask you to come up to Alternative Grounds ?  There’s this guy in there, he bothering the customers, ranting at them sticking his face in their faces, that sort of thing. I figure you’ll probably know him; he’s about 5′ 6, he’s got a grayish beard, his fly is undone, his clothes are dirty, and he claims to be French Canadian. I just don’t know about him.”

TONY
“Oh yeah, I know him alright. If he’s the guy I think he is, he’ll be looking to swipe their tip jar too. I’ll come up and watch him so he doesn’t get any ideas, if you know what I mean.”

PHILIP
“Thanks Tony. I think everyone will feel safer with you in there.”

TONY
“Damn right. They should.”

A recent mention of our blog

July 9, 2010

From Ireland.

Limits of imagination

July 6, 2010

PHILIP
Where’s the farthest away you’ve been in your life, like Vancouver or Florida or something?  You know, I can’t believe I never asked you about this part of your life.”

TONY
“Well, that would be the gates of Banff National Park. I’ve got no idea how I actually got there if you can believe that.”

PHILIP
“What do you mean that you don’t know how you got there? How could that be?”

TONY
“You wouldn’t believe it but I don’t remember a thing on the whole trip from when we started here in Toronto. It’s a 100% big blank, just totally.”

PHILIP
“Don’t tell me you were drunk or something.”

TONY
“Never. I was a limo driver, you know. You don’t do things like that if you’re a limo driver.”

PHILIP
“OK, let’s hear this.”

TONY
“It was pretty simple. I had a fight with my wife. She threw something at me pretty hard and pretty much the next thing you know, I’m asking the guy at the little corner store they have at Banff National Park if he could sell me a copy of the Toronto Sun. Well, he looked at me like I was crazy or something like that. So I asked him again and he looked at me strange again and said he didn’t carry the Sun but he would sell me a copy of the Banff Gazette. You can bet I was pretty surprised and so was he.”

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