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The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons


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Cycling...

Put in 145 km on the bike over the weekend, in three trips. Not bad!

Friday went out with the Toronto Bicycling Network to the Scarborough Bluffs, which I've never been to before. They are indeed bluff-like, and I made sure not to get too close to the edge. We tried not to get in the way of a photo shoot going at there involving a very pregnant women in gauze that they were trying without much luck to float in the breeze (the gauze, not the woman).

The bike lanes and trails don't extend out into the east end, so I'm glad I went on this trip, as I know know the quiet streets to take. Next free weekend I'm heading out there again and seeing how far I can get (Pickering?) After the ride Indian food as a good place on Gerrard.

Saturday I went out and bought a few Marvel Essentials (Spider-Man Vol. 3 and X-Men Vol. 1) at BMV, as well as the first big collection of Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, a comic that asked the question "What if Spider-Man was actually a shojo manga with a teenaged Mary Jane as the main character?", the answer being you'd get a pretty damned amazing comic out of it. For bonus points it's drawn by Takeshi Mayizawa, a Toronto native now seeking his fortune in Japan.

Late afternoon rode down to Irwin and Lisa's place for some Doctor Who Confidential, which points out that acting is hard. You've got to look perplexed and scared while people standing just out of camera range are throwing books at you (Silence in the Library), which I think I'd have trouble doing. I rode back at 9:30 PM to meet up with Melanie and Joel at Clinton's for the rest of the night. On my ride back along the Waterfront trail I think about 5% of the cyclists I saw were using lights on their bikes. Lights are CHEAP people, and they help you not to get hit by cars and for you not to hit pedestrians! That last doesn't seem to be a big concern for a lot of cyclists unfortunately.

Sunday I rode down to Oakville (85 km round trip!) for a very nice brunch with marinav and ionelv. Hot but not too hot, with a nice breeze off the lake for most of the trip. Last time I did that I was wasted the next day, but I didn't feel it near so bad this time. I'm getting in shape here.

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You've got to look perplexed and scared while people standing just out of camera range are throwing books at you (Silence in the Library), which I think I'd have trouble doing.

I recall an old interview with Halley Joel Osmond on the set of The Sixth Sense in which he commented that acting afraid of the ghosts was hard, as by the time the cameras rolled he'd seen them standing around in their make-up all day; he'd eaten lunch with them.

This is moon_custafer BTW - forgot to log in before hitting the post button.

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