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Canada Dry and Other Stories

Here's some thoughts on my recent vacation: The Red Sox game we saw in Toronto totally rocked. (I know there's a whole other month to the season but last night was so cool.) My father and I went up most of the way of the CN Tower and that was fun. We were planning to go to this mall called the Distillery but who new there were two Mill Streets? We also went to Niagara Falls and visited the MGM store. It was mostly Bond and Pink Panther merchandise. Where's the Stargate stuff?

Once again, Atlantis was really good, with guest star Colm Meany, but the original show just was lacking in so many ways including predictability.

Two Justice League episodes to relate. "Hawk and Dove" was fairly interesting though you came realize the surprise ending a little too early. An appearance by Queen Audrey may have been interesting. "This Little Piggy" was not as action packed as I would have liked but Batman having to deal with former girlfriend Zatanna to change current love interest Diana back from a pig was too funny to not watch.

I called New Haven yesterday. They are still reviewing applications and won't be calling anybody for interviews until next week. Harrumph. Remember that part time bulk mail job I applied for? Well, that was just part of the job apparently they want someone to be part secretary and part handyman. Who qualifies for both except maybe a high schooler but I think they required a Bachelor's... Ah well...

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