Boat Progress

On February 04, 2010 In Boat

So just to kick off this category with some high level information I’m planning on living on a boat in Toronto, of which there are a few reasons for this.
1. Is that it’s cheaper than a condo (potentially)
2. There is no taxes on it
3. It’s a boat… Kinda cool to live on and might as well try that out while I’m still young.
Anyways I’m at the point now where I can start finding out how expensive this venture is going to be. I’ve contacted a company that specializes in aluminum boat building in Parry Sound. So they apparently want to review my plans first before they relay it to a naval architect which is a bit odd considering I want to know how much a 60′ hull is going to cost first (roughly) before I get really committed to this. Aluminum would be great and all (no rust, smooths out nicely, very light) but it is pricey.

In any case I’ll post the results.

Weird Wanderers

On February 02, 2010 In Weird People

So as some people know I tend to run into and have conversations with homeless or very weird people often. I’m beginning to think there’s a memo sent out to odd people saying “This person is too polite to totally ignore someone that’s talking to them” or something because they never seem to have issues finding me or striking up the most bizarre conversations.

Case in point last night when walking home.

Walking home at night I came across a rather… mmmm… toothy individual (missing teeth and the others mostly chipped). When I say came across I mean more smelled from a distance, looked up to find the source and saw him. Anyways this individual had with him a pair of bolt cutters and was about to test them out on a fence (he wasn’t trying to break in though as the fence is on a property line and he could easily just walk around it) when he caught sight of me. I was more than happy to just walk by so I could get home and warm up, but oh no. We couldn’t let that happen. We had to have a conversation. Roughly it went like this:

Him: “Heh heh… Bolt cutters like the guy with crack in the news paper!”
Me: “What? I was more curious why you had bolt cutters.”
H: “Oh! I’m here cuz I need to cut the bolt off of my bike. I’m not doing anything illegal. I mean hey! Bolt cutters the cops might not like that.”
M: “… Well as long as you’re not-”
H: “Like that guy with the crack and all the bikes in the news!”
M: “What guy?”
H: “You know the one that the cops found! He was stealing bikes and selling them for crack and pot! He had 2 BAGS of pot man!”
M: “Ya. Ok. I hadn’t read that. I don’t really read the news-”
H: “Imagine that much pot!”
M: “Ok.”
H: “I’m waiting for my friend to help me with my bike. I’m not stealing anything!”
M: “Great… Well… err… you have a good one then. Bye!”
H: “Ya have a good one buddy!”

How do they find me? That conversation is paraphrased a bit as I got more details of the drug/bike bust but that’s the essential just of the conversation and bang on for the style. Perhaps I should start listing out all the encounters I’ve had with these odd folk over the years. Oh well. Another adventure survived unscathed.

First!!!!11 LAWLz

On February 01, 2010 In News

So my first post on my new blog. Quick story regarding the name. Originally I had as my own personal URL, thanks to whackiness in the form of retarded customer support I was unable to get control of an account I had WITH that URL back. So I went with the next best thing,

The purpose of this blog is basically to be a place I can put down any of my muses, talk about the various projects I’m on, talk about movies, tell people about the adventures I have and the homeless people I end up talking to often with odd results.

My friend from is doing up the template for this site for me so this place should start looking less terrible in the coming weeks.

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