Archive for June, 2010

I implore all my readers to take Friday off or call in sick, and have an extra long weekend. Canada Day weekend marks the official official official start of summer. Starting now you should be having lazy days, weekends at the cottage or by some body of water, barbeques, cold beverages with dinner, and overall […]


Instead of trying to avoid the madness of the G20 in Toronto this weekend, I spent some time in downtown. I was not there as a protester, but as a spectator. I witnessed a police car on fire, and police in riot gear standing firm in the face of taunting protesters. It was frustrating to […]


I really wanted to like Yukiko’s. They have a nicely laid out patio, and the interior is very quaint. It’s in a great location in Uptown Waterloo, but it’s out-of-the-way enough that you feel like it’s a special spot, and you’re away from the noise of King Street. But, I really can’t tolerate bad service […]


Saturday I had a great night out at the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony as they wrapped up their 2009/2010 season. The evening started with Tabuh-Tabuhan, a piece written by Canadian Colin McPhee. The fervent percussion section really shone, and the sound of the xylophone floated above the sound carrying the music forward against the lethargic and heavy […]