the-inbetween monthly archives for: June 2007

I got a Wii

I’ve always maintained that I will buy a Wii the instant I walk into a store and it’s in stock and I’ve argued that the best bet for it would be in an HMV — not a BestBuy or other electronics store where a Wii would be more expected and in higher demand — and this is exactly what happened on Thursday. I stopped by the Toronto Superstore on Thursday with the intention of buying the new White Stripes album,…

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Roadtrip 2 Summary

car driven: Toyota Matrix (rental) provinces hit: 3 (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan) distance driven: 5843.5km (3631 miles) trip duration: almost exactly 6 days (144 hours) average speed at any given moment: 40.58 kph (25.2 mph) motel stays: 3 nights slept in the car: 3 highest gas price: 1.22 CAD per litre (4.33 USD per gallon) number of fuel stops: 11, give or take one or two farthest point: Langenburg, Saskatchewan number of Moose seen: 5, including a young calf number of…

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Roadtrip 2

I’m going on vacation tomorrow. I don’t know where. There’s a rental car waiting for me at noon and that’s the full extent of my planning. My belief is that the cost of excess planning and preparation is the loss of any sense of discovery and, for me, the fun part of a trip is the exploration. A road trip is pretty much entirely that and I find that extremely appealing to my soul. While I definitely have no plans…

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ROM’s Crystal

Amongst the many recent and upcoming architectural works happening around Toronto as part of the “cultural renassiance” (I don’t know about that one), the Royal Ontario Museum’s crystal has remained my favourite. I liked it during the concept (even if it invoked a little bit of the Louvre deja vu), I liked it during construction once it started to jet out over Bloor St., looming behind all the generic high-end retailers of Yorkville, and now that I’ve seen it from…

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