The Week That Was… September 27th – October 3rd, 2015

Last updated on November 17th, 2020 at 02:28 am

Pretty sure I had this idea before, but couldn’t make it stick. Putting together a quick synopsis of the week to show what I’d been up to without needing a full post for every little thing.

But the last time I did it? I overthought everything, getting too lost in the details to make it effective.

This time it’ll be quick, dirty, and good for people who just want the highlights of what your favourite blogger’s favourite blogger* is up to!

So let’s go!!!

Sunday, September 27th

Started the week by wrapping up our church retreat at Camp Kwasind in Utterson, ON, a few hours north of Toronto. Little Man had a killer time, even going as far as finding comfort in the arms of other parents.

You do you, bro. You do you.

Also, I’m horrible at foosball.

Schadenfreude and the New TTC

Last updated on March 30th, 2021 at 09:28 pm

#100HappyDays—Day 21—The New TTC

Today’s #100HappyDays was a bit of a guilty one, with my amusement at the bewildered and disgruntled Torontonians riding the subway this morning, disgusted at a change to the names of our lines that made us seem “a little too much like New York”.

News flash, friends—we’ve been aping New York City’s style for years, and this is just another example. We’re not as cool as New York in the world’s eye—we’re the most multicultural, but people know very little about us. Well, except for that Drake guy. We don’t control the media the way NYC does. We don’t have a 9/11 or anything that inspires a sense of intense unity among our peoples. We’re just us — and that’s okay.

Don’t see this as us trying to mimic anyone else—the TTC’s going for the opposite: making it easier to figure out which line you need to ride if you’re not familiar with Toronto’s transit system (as basic as it is).

I think Torontonians need to get off of their elitist high horses and embrace change. Because it’s going to happen. And until we do, I’ll be the guy gleefully listening to your complaining about something that affects your life in the most minuscule way possible.

All about that Schadenfreude, I guess!

#100HappyDays Day 21/100, c’est tout!

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