Archive for September, 2006

The Ex is Over but the Fair is Coming Soon…

North America’s Largest Annual Vegetarian Food Fair comes to Toronto!

Lectures, workshops, cooking demos, performances and FOOD FOOD FOOD! Whether you are Vegetarian, Vegan, or Omnivore this is a great Food Fair. I’ve been going for the last 3 years to sample the goodness! My advice is to check it out, go to a few booths and hook some quality eats or treats. I’m not a vegatarian, but there are enough things done here for EVERYONE.

Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual Vegetarian Food Fair
at York Quay Centre, Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Canada
September 8, 9 and 10, 2006

Friday, Sept. 8 — 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 9 — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 10 — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is free.

Let’s go to the EX, Toronto!

Toronto, we here at Toronto Metblogs are glad to report that in 2010, the Toronto Ark will be completed. When the wrath and storms take out the very energy of our existence we will have a chance at safety and redemption!

Battling Bait and Switch Gas Prices

Just got back from the cottage. Glad I left later, and arrived later. I’ve noticed that gas stations love to charge higher prices in the morning before work, often lowering prices after dinner when everyone goes to bed. Left with half a tank and rolled the dice.

You always have a secret weapon or shear luck… I arrived at the corner gas station, at the edge of my tank, and as luck would have it at the beginning of a heated gas war. (The station accross the road just lowered his prices.) By the time I got to my pump “MY STATION” lowered and called the competition. Going to bed with a big smile on my face considering I just save 20 CENTS per litre!!! Definitely a nice cap to a great weekend…rain or no rain. Today was sunbeams and smiles!!!

…at midnight on a weekday?

A power outage, public light show started at just after midnight last week when my area lost power.

When the power went off I was working at my computer, printing RSVP cards for my wedding. (A very easy thing to do yourself, and at least in Toronto you can save yourself some major cash doing it that way, too. Hint: Head over to Staples or something like it!) I grabbed my flash light and lit some candles and then walked out onto the balcony. I am on the top floor of my building and have never been in an apartment with a balcony for a black out. (I even missed the big power outage we had some years back since I was in Quebec.)

It seemed that there were many people awake and many brought out their flashlights right away!

– lights crossed each other like lightsaber battles from different buildings.
– anyone walking in the area got spotlighted
– someone decided to pull out their car keys and use their lights and horn for the show
– when cars would hesitate at darkened lights they would be lit up by 3 or 4 flashlights
(and every near miss resulted in many exclamations I could sort of make out)
– some kids started to run around in excitement and soon after the fire response teams were called out
– soon after that the police went around in a cruiser shining their bright heavy lights into parking lots and down streets.

All, in all people had fun. They seemed to revel in the darkness and love the effect they could have on the environment around us. It was very interesting to witness as was how the darkness of a few blocks almost made the stars visible… almost.

Communication is key

I think one big, winter (usually) annoyance has finally been relieved for me…

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