Thought for August 1 - 14, 2002 ]
Hey CK Fans...
I'm finally back in Florida from my super Toronto Tour.
Man, am I exhausted!
By far the best
trip for the entire year next to my Wrestlemania
X8 trip in March, my visit to Toronto was a blast.
One thing I
learned for sure is that you can't please everyone. So I will get
that off of my chest right now. Everyone who knows me knows that
I make every effort that I can to see them. When I can't see you,
you know that I should have a really good reason. So for those I
didn't get to see, I sincerely apoligize. It's not that I wasn't
too busy to see you, its just that I didn't have the resources to
see you or get in contact as when I lived in Toronto.
I only had the
transit system for my transportation. I only had limited finances.
I only had a phone to use at certain times (it wasn't my phone)
and I could not dial long distance.
So if you are
bitter that cK didn't call you or came to see you, just wait for
the next time -- just like all the other actual blood relatives
who didn't get to see their own cousin. Don't take it too personal,
I missed each and everyone of you, but if I couldn't see you, just
be patient. I'll be back... and when I do return, set a date with
me so there will be no disappointments!
I have gotten that out of the way -- I can talk about my trip.
I have to continue
all of my adventures from Toronto's biggest weekend of the year,
CARIBANA! Or.. as I found out once I got there, its the Toronto
International Carnival. Different name, same show, right? So I hoped.
Saturday (Aug.3) was a blur to me. All I remember is waking up and
rushing to get ready to head downtown to participate in the parade.
When I was at N8's house, we didn't eat anything. N8 made some specialty
drinks and we took them to the parade.
downtown, all I remember was drinking some of N8's drinks (on an
empty stomach) and then meeting some friends.. The whole parade
and the day just blurred by. There are some extremely rare
photos circulating the internet where you can actually see me in
my intoxicated state.
the next day, Sunday was all about recouperating. N8 and I went
to see a movie so I could get back into CrazyKelvin mode and be
all hyped up for the night parties. We went to go and see Martin
Lawrence: LIVE - Runteldat. If you haven't seen it, and you
are a Martin fan, you'll be laughing so hard, you'll be crying by
the end of the movie. Its just a stand-up show he did, but still..
it was great. He comes clean about all the controversy that has
been around him throughout the years.
After the movie,
N8 and I went back to the PHATCAVE and got ready for the annual
*TIMES SQUARE REUNION JAM*. Every year, Caribana Sunday, there is
a huge group of people that always return to the Howard Johnson's
Hotel at Keele/401. But this year, the hotel was the same but they
changed over to Travelodge.
get there!! The line is super long and its $40 at the door!
I expected that. So I get in and the party is just kickin!! I'm
seeing faces here that I only had seen the year before. Lots of
friends, cousins and just people I never met until that night! Even
my group of girls that came to visit me in Miami was there!
N8 and I were
just jammin until we met up with the SUSHI Twins! That's
right.. that's the name we gave them. My friends Christina and Drew.
They were our main dance partners for the evening. I have photos,
but their agents (yes.. its true) would not like them to be posted
At about 2am,
they bars were shut down. The over sweltering humidity was getting
to everyone and there was no air conditioning whatsoever. Shortly
after 2am, in one of the lower rooms where the party was, someone
was stabbed and the police decided to lock off the jam. So they
cleared out the party.
N8 and CrazyKelvin head out to the Toronto Islands with special
guests -- the SUSHI Twins! You might be wondering why we call them
that. Well, they are 2 both very exotic Chinese-Trinidadian girls
that were catching the attention of some guys at the Times Square
Jam. In order to gain their attention, one of the guys shouted out,
"Hey Sushi!" The name has stuck ever since.
Islands was just spectacular. We arrived there at around 4 or 5pm.
It cost us $20 to get into the island and hear some good soca tunes.
It wasn't as organized as previous years, but it still was entertaining.
Lots of food to eat, lots of people jammin... By 8pm, people were
having a great time.. Around 8:30pm the party closed and everyone
was lined up for hours waiting for the next ferry boat to take the
masses back to the Toronto mainland. I think we arrived back on
the mainland just after 10:30pm, and back at the PHATCAVE shortly
During the week,
I took a long full day walk down Toronto. I had lunch with my friend
Sondra, and then we both took the TTC (Transit System) to downtown.
From there we departed and I went to the Art Gallery of Ontario.
I chatted with the kind security guards and met some of the old
friends there that I worked with when I lived in Toronto. I didn't
get a chance to take in the Surrealism Show that was going on, but
maybe I will another time.
my old friends there, I bumped into my cool friend Anna who was
riding a bicylce on Dundas Street carrying some heavy parchment
paper. I assisted her all the way to Queen Street where I departed
and I went on to meet Mrs. Lee at the Royal Bank of Canada office
on Wellington Avenue. She's another dear friend of mine that always
keeps my tummy happy. After seeing her, I had an appointment to
meet the BIG BLACK MACHINE
at the Paramount to see the movie, SIGNS.
I haven't seen
him since March, and it was so cool seeing my best friend from high
school. We both really enjoyed the movie. After the movie, we all
went uptown to the RAGING
BULL's house where he had some exciting news to reveal to
Can you guess
what he is going to tell us? Is it:
a) That he finally
got a job
b) That he is going to be a dad
c) That he won the lottery
d) That he is moving to Keswick
the answer will be revealed after you view the following picture
that was taken that evening.
answer is b.
The whole nWo Toronto would like to congradulate RAGING BULL on
his news and we wish him all the best. And, oh ya.. it does take
2 to make this happen.. so special shout outs to you too, Rachel!!!
a hardcore match endured between N8 and THE BIG BLACK MACHINE, we
all went back to our homes. Well, I travelled back to the PHATCAVE
next day I went to see a Toronto Blue Jays game in the best entertainment
in the world -- Toronto SkyDome. The seats were really high
up, but it was the first time I really had ever been in the stadium
with the roof open and I could look right up to the CN Tower. We
(meaning N8's dad, and N8 and Rob) all went to see a very boring
and dull game versus the Seattle Mariners. The previous games leading
up to this one, the home team Blue Jays were really stirring things
up with homers and 10 digit leads. But at the game we went to, the
Jays got trounced. It was embarrassing. But nonetheless, a very
memorable moment for me that
I will always cherish. It appeared like the was only about 10,000
people present, but they mentioned around the 7th inning that the
attendance for this game was over 25,000. I think someone added
a zero. During the game, my "ex" girlfriend, Glycerine
called and was also in town visiting from overseas. She wanted me
to go and see her. So promptly after the game was over, i took the
transit and met up with her. I actually spent the next few days
just chilling out and talking. It was very therapeutic for me. I
had such a good time.
and I actually made a time capsule to mark our little event and
hid it in a secret location. Maybe us or some archealogists will
discover it years from now learning about our little stamp in life.
last weekend was spent jazzin' it up at the Oakville Jazz Festival
and partying at some underground night club in the club district
of Toronto. It was me, N8 and the SUSHI Twins!!! I wasn't really
feelin' it much. I actually wanted to be with Glycerine. The
last SUNDAY I was in Toronto I went to the annual event -- Taste
of the Danforth. Now what that actually is, is the Greek Food
Festival of Toronto. It's a 3 day event that celebrates the Greek
culture and definitely the cuisine. So with about $20, N8 and I
ate 2 GYROS, 2 SOUVLAKIs, and 2 of these honey puffed things with
ice cream on it. Trust me, it was REALLY good!!!! This place was
packed with people!! Only in Toronto where I could be at the Greek
Food Festival and on the way stumble across the Scarborough RIB
FEST on the way to it! So much food and cultures -- just amazing.
I guess that about wraps up my trip this time. I'd like to thank
each and everyone that made it special:
Nathan, Ron, Dolly, Selena, Samir, Chris, Rachel, Rob, Veda, Kenny,
Shelley, Andrea, Lori, Larry, Gabe, Gillian, Glycerine, Keith, Neil,
Anna, Vicki, Kerri, Janna, Robin, Fiona, *the Sushi Twins*, Jerome,
those hippies, Renee, Dana, Gina, Trish, Sophie, Dennis, Angus,
Freda, Joanna, Darcy, Pearl-Leah, Sondra, Deonna, Tasha and many
wish to see you all again soon and thanks again...
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