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Photo Album #2
3.13.2002 by JP

Alright, we're gonna try this once more since I got some positive feedback last time, it seems our readers prefer pretty pictures to words so I'll try and indulge you as best I can. One of the feedback items I got suggested more photos (I suspect Sean) so I've got a record-breaking 19 images! My apologies to those of you with slow connections. Without further ado, on with the show!

I spent some time walking around my area this week taking pictures of interesting stuff I saw along the way, one of the first things I came across was this dead copier. Can't figure out what's so interesting about a broken photocopier? You'd understand if you were an artist like me.

Top bit reads, "The LORD is my shepherd. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul." Apparently a "Mega Discount Savings Blo-W-Out" will do the same for your soul but the lord has better signage.

This is a doggie I saw in Alan Gardens, the park near my house. He's wearing a cute little red sweater! Aww… Actually despite how nice it looks out I was shivering in my hoodie and nearly tackled the dog for his sweater. But then I saw an old man and figured he'd be an easier target and a better fit.

This is the greenhouse at Alan Gardens. Neale, Josh, Emily and I watched a movie on Bravo the other night called Confessions of a Sex Maniac (not because we're sickos but because we enjoy ridiculing low-grade 70s softcore porn). So anyway the plot was that this architect was in search of the perfect breast to model his next building after, this shot reminded me of that for some reason. I'm not sure what that smokestack reminds me of…

The greenhouse is full of pretty flowers…

And pretty homeless people keeping warm… (my apologies to anyone in this picture who isn't homeless, also to anyone who isn't pretty)

Back outside I made friends with a squirrel. When I was younger I was bitten by a friendly squirrel and had to get about 17 shots for rabies. Like they say, "once bitten, twice shy". So I stomped him to death just in case.

Now back inside to rest my sore feet (and to wash off the squirrel).

Guess what I'm growing? Heh heh heh… Yep, it's basil!

My neighbourhood (if you can call it that) is full of scary people, drug dealers and prostitutes. I saw two police cars giving out parking tickets today, good thing they're out there upholding my right to park.

See, the police should concentrate on ridding the area of undesirables in cowboy hats, can't trust 'em...

Also the police should do something about the construction workers across the way from my building who peep at us through our windows in the morning, taking pictures, throwing hammers, shooting off their nail guns…

Saturday night Gareth and I went to a Hayden concert at Convocation Hall (part of UofT). That red splotch is Hayden! No really!

A tiny man stuck his arm in Gareth's ear at the show, how rude!

This is the ceiling at Convocation Hall, I kept expecting ninjas to fall through and attack!

We could've watched the carnage from the safety of our shitty, shitty seats.

After the show I went to meet up with some people at O'Grady's, this was the day of the insane wind, I nearly got knocked off my bike on the way home. A bunch of my high school friends were up for the weekend so it was good to see them. This is Louise and her boyfriend, during the aurora borealis. They both want to become architects, architects are the coolest thing ever! They can draw *and* do math! I can`t do either of those things, I had to go to dictionary.com to make sure I`d spelt "architect" right.

On the way home aliens attacked Toronto.

And then a giant iguana.

So that's the photo album for this week, hopefully I'll be able to keep this up, let me know if you like how it's going.

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