Archive for March, 2006

Faux pas.

On Wednesday, ASSU held its spring social. This time around, the President of UofT, David Naylor, also attended.

Preethy and I were standing there discussing something when Naylor came up to us and started asking us about our majors. At one point his cell phone started ringing and he excused himself for a moment. He then came back to us and spoke to us about how his car was in for repairs, and he complained about his $700 rims.

That’s got to be one of the most insensitive and stupid things a university president can say to two students, after he’s quite vocally called for tuition fee increases. It’s like he’s rubbing it in. Someone get the guy a clue.

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A beautiful day

This morning, as I was going downtown, a man and his three sons got on the train. The first was about two years old, the second four years old and the third perhaps five. As I was getting off the train at St. George Station the two year old said “Bye bye, Spider-Man!”

I turned around and smiled and waved at the boy.

And as if that weren’t enough to make my day, as I was heading back home and walking through Sears in Scarborough Town Centre to my car, I came across a young family with two children aged about five and six. As I walked by, the six year old girl got excited and pointed at my head and said “Look at the hat!”

Again, I turned around waved at the children. And they smiled back, as did the parents.

And pretty much everything that happened today in between those two occurrences was fantastic as well. All in all, a good day.

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I parked my car and I was walking into the mall. I heard a little girl’s voice cry out, “Spider-Man hat!” I looked over to see a mother pushing a stroller with a baby boy in it, being helped by her daughter who was no older than four, followed by a grandmother. I held the door open for them as they walked into the mall and I smiled at them as they said “thank you.”

And it felt good.

And I thought it was going to be a beautiful day.

Something broke.

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I typically dislike Barbie products, but when I saw this in Wal-Mart (which I also typically dislike) I couldn’t resist buying it for my niece:

It’s a Barbie as Mary Jane Watson doll, and as all of us should know, Mary Jane is Peter Parker’s wife. In fact, this doll is wearing the wedding dress that was featured in the comic where the two got married (Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21, 1987).

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