Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A beautiful day in the neighborhood

Notable things that happened on PP's drive to work today:

Police were directing traffic at Dundas and Coxwell. I snapped a picture - but it turned out to be really boring of a cop standing in the middle of the intersection, so i decided to use this one instead - id say that that was a fairly accurate description of my drive to work this morning.

And as i sat there - for 19 minutes waiting for my turn to go - I couldnt help but wonder the following things about this poor bloke standing in the middle of it all.

1. Who do you have to piss off at the office to get this gig?

2. Why do they flip their hands around like the Queen of England...does it have to be so dramatic, and flippy...or can it be more solid, and less "look at me showing off my huge engagement ring"

I ALSO saw a rather large woman - who graced the intersection of Broadview and Dundas with her GIGANTIC braless boobs, that hung down to her hipbone at least. Best part - she was wearing a shirt that looked like this, and everything was visible. I did not take a picture.



I got to Dundas and River - which is ALWAYS exciting because this is the first intersection of Regent Park. And right at this corner - there is a house they always talk about on the Dean Blundell Morning show. Its the house that put their inside table outside on the front lawn. There's usually a bunch of people hanging out smoking - doesnt matter what hour. Which also means there there are usually cops. At 11:30am, it was a full out rocking party, complete with music, coolers of beer, and cops.

And then I got to Sherbourne and Dundas - the worst, and most dangerous intersection in Toronto (as rated this past year in the newspaper). And of course the usual riff raff were out - Woman holding her crack pipe and screaming at man - and then man chasing her down the street. Another man carrying a womans backpack, screaming at each other - and man throwing the backpack in the street and telling her to carry it herself (she couldnt I imagine from the 2 cases of beer she was holding). Cops at this corner too.

After this, I turned on to sherbourne to get to work - and all of the excitement stopped. They werent even filming on Sherbourne today - but I heard on the radio it was closed between Dundas and Gerrard for a police investigation. I either missed the action, or drove right through the crime scene....

Isnt Toronto GREAT?!?!

11 comments:

jason said...

What would you do if you were that ONE car on the other side of that hell?

Princess Pessimism said...

Jason - Well - if I was Above the traffic, i'd be thrilled to avoid it. If I was the cause of the traffic, id hope i was still alive. Didnt you used to have a blog?? Your name shows up black now instead of as a link.

Christielli said...

I have to admit that I never make it to those parts of town... Maybe I'll have to go down there next time I'm in need of blog ideas!

Was the woman on the bike who reminded you of me in that part of the city? Poor girl!

rawbean said...

Hilarious post! Toronto sounds like a nice place.

Actually, this week I found out two of my coworkers are moving to Toronto! I'm kind of intrigued by that.

Miss Ash said...

Never a dull moment in that city!! Always good for entertainment, that's for sure!

Miss Ash said...

And roadrage :P

wigsf said...

Wow. Yesterday, on my drive in to work, I passed some construction that wasn't holding up traffic. Also passed some people riding bicycles.
On the way home, I passed children playing outside, people walking their dogs, stuff like that. Isn't Vaughan great?

berly02 said...

Crack pipes and boobs all before work. Impressive area.

Princess Pessimism said...

christielli - no no..she was outside of my work. and you should totally make it down here, never a dull moment.

Rawbean - find out where they're moving!! LOL

Ash - Surprisingly, there was no roadrage for me that day. I must have been too distracted.

WIGSF - And thats why I dont live in Vaughn...SNORE!!! haha

Berly - Isnt it though??

Missy Aggravation said...

I'm mildly jealous.
I just get fake babies...

Princess Pessimism said...

Missy - move to toronto! this city could use more party girls.