May 21st, 2004

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connections...

So you have this growing city on your hands and you need a new airport...
The little one you have now is just not cutting it.
So you head out of town... and drive ... for... ever...
Phew... now you're way out there.
Ok, razz everything in sight and build a kick'en big airport.

Forty years go by.

That drive... the "for... ever..." drive?
Seems that was just too much for folks.
So they built things... closer to the airport.
Hotels? yeah... so what... been there, done that...
have the memories burned into my head of opening my hotel room curtain to see a A111 Airbus coming straight at me...
A beautiful example of French engineering about to be atomized ... along with the mini bar.
Amazingly enough, I get to say "the Airbus flies over the hotel, with ... ah, heck, at least 100 feet to spare" and mean it as a good thing.

But that's a hotel.

The blankets of Sim City like (click, plunk... residential) communities that extend away from the "stay on your side" fences marking the limits of Airport property... abound.

Why in gods name these people sat with stressed out bankers, negotiating mortgages, to get the chance to live here is beyond sane thought. However... like sniveling contestants on a show like Survivor... they had to work hard to get there... and they did it... moved into the Airports back yard, of their own free will.

So tell me why, again, anybody should give a shit if they think the airplanes are too loud?  They want what? Compensation?? The Airport to move?

yeah... right.

Welcome to Pearson International Airport... Toronto.

... which, remarkably, leads us directly to the question of Palestinian settlements around Israel.
newavi

Friday... May 21... finally friday... sigh.


(god... I'm such a dork...)

[:: the web site friday picture :: ] is a wee bit more normal... if that's at all possible with me...

You know that meme with the "font colour for your name" thing... totally lost on me... my friends page style controls fonts and colours... :D snicker...

You know... last night we went to bed at... like midnight... wow. I mean... almost too much sleep for me there. We're zooming up on the end of the Azkaban book (second time through) - Geo and I at his bed time - we kinda read longer than usual... so the boys were done going to bed at like 10:00 and the time from 10:00 to bedtime at 12:00 just blinked by...

wearing
~ black ftls
~ blue jeans [ :: um... friday... what can I say :: ]
~ old company golf shirt...
planning
~ ok... it's getting old, but ... more of the same...
~ web work and appraisal stuff... it never freaking ends...
~ write a survivor update hmm.... what to do with all that time...
~ tonight? If I'm lucky... there.com and a paint gun...
wishing
~ that hilts has a safe trip and takes loads of pictures!
~ that life would cut my friend cherripop212 some slack... damn hackers...
~ oh... and that Ivan (ratonil) enjoys his trip south!
~ a day late but still sincere happy anniversary to my friend tracylee
~ and the very best of results on the big glucose test today... for my friend tonya

//mini-rant
So... I realize that the minister running your local church is often the extent of your exposure to your church... and he may really present a good warm fuzzy for you and your family.
But I mean... the whole Catholic Church on Abortion thing is really bringing the utter hypocrisy of the church info focus again.
It's not enough that the Pope has his boys running around telling people that they're not allowed to get married unless they shed the illness of homosexuality...
Now they're telling people they can't come to communion if they support a political alignment that supports the pro-choice issue.
Mr. Kerry can't go to communion huh... Bet that's making him happy.
This "no communion if your pro-choice" thing is like a coffin nail, if you ask me...
And it's going to make for some interesting politics.
How about you? Are you a catholic? Do you support the pro-choice lobby? How about condoms... ?
How about all the other freaking retarded rules that the Pope is still telling the world to follow to be good Catholics...?
You following all those rules?
Don't worry... the deal is ... don't talk about your failure to live up to their high moral standards, and keep putting that cash in the collection plate.
They need to money to mount the legal defenses for all those priests up on sexual abuse charges...
I mean... it's not like the throngs of faithful Catholics in Rwanda needed the churches financial support.
um... yeah...
//rant off.
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Holy forehead cyclopse...


Hahaha...
Ok fine...

Days all done... and a three days of rain awaits me at home. :)
Lovely ... long weekend and nothing but rain in the forcast...

Ah well... It's gonna be wonderful... regardless of the weather.
Smile muchachos y muchachas... it's Friday... you're alive... and you get to be tormented by me for ages...
Phew...

See ya tonight.
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d'ya ever notice that digital cameras...
video cams, digi cams, web cams...
can all "see" the light emitted from the end of your remote controls?