The 2010 20K: Day 41

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Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 11:09 am

So it would seem that busking in the TTC might not be the best idea if I want to reach this goal in a timely fashion. If we consider that:

  • There’s a $150 annual permit for busking in the TTC
  • One would need to commit to six-hour shifts three to four times a week, which would definitely cramp on sleeping time
  • I have limited musical talent—I don’t think I could very readily pass a serious audition
  • It’s a subway station. Those things are COLD.

So maybe we’ll look to something more like street performing. Or maybe doing portraits of people—but WAIT!

  • If I’m just busking or drawing with chalk on the sidewalk, we’re looking at a $35.69 permit fee.
  • If I want to draw portraits of people as takeaway items—it’s a $300.00 permit fee. THREE HUNDRED. I’ll need to think this over; see what approach might even be good to take care of this!
  • The application for this is pretty lengthy—and there’re a gazillion rules and regulations and bylaws associated with the practice—man. Buskin’ ain’t easy! I’m going to need more me’s just to make this work!

I was going to enter one of those surveys you see on the back of your receipts from the fast-food joints—you know—let us know your thoughts and you could win $1,000—but damn! The recession must’ve hit Wendy’s hard because theirs is “tell us about this visit and we’ll give you a free Single hamburger“! Wow, Wendy’s. Wow. And you can only redeem one every thirty days. You know what—how about I fill it out and give it to a homeless person? Least I can do with this thing. Note: I actually would’ve done this, but just realized that I needed to fill in the survey within 48 hours of my visit. It’s been 79 h 23 min. My bad, random homeless person 😔 Also, in an amusing aside, it appears that Burger King (huh—guess I have fast food more often than I think) doesn’t even WANT your two cents—only a portion of it:

Still collecting Air/Aeroplan Miles like a fiend—kinda hoping that I’ll be able to supplement some of the trips to come with these.

  • Aeroplan Miles to date: 1263
  • Air Miles to date: 609

If anyone has ideas on how to optimize collecting and using these, let me know! I’ll post some ideas that I found and go from there—I expect that I have some fellow avid collectors out there!

And now, observe as I forge out into the snow to try and get to work on time!

Plus I have another couple of resumes to look at—commuter reading! Woo!


The 2010 20K Running Total = $192.14

Have a great day, y’all!

The second logo for Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad


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