I can update this page while in the PHATCAVE
@ N8's unspecified
*secret* location, I will. One week of crazy errands and shopping
is finally done and over with. Now I move onto focusing on
pre-Caribana preperations. But before I get into that, I have
to comment one more time about the POPE's visit to Toronto.
The photo below is an aerial shot of Sunday Mass in Toronto.
There was close to a million people there to hear what the
POPE had to say about recent allegations of priests in the
news and the attacks on the Catholic Church. I wasn't there
myself to hear him... I uh... I slept in. I was mad partying
at the DOCKS nightclub for a "not-so-surprise" birthday
party for my dear friend Selena. I had lots of fun and met
some girls from HAMILTON, Ontario.
cool to talk with but I had them all fooled that I was a real
American visiting Toronto. I wanted to see how a random group
of Canadian girls would actually treat an American tourist.
Well, my little experiment proved to be good. The girls really
enjoyed my company and treated me very warmly. Other than
the little arguments about, "You Americans are so this
and that..." I felt pretty welcomed.
patriots that represented Canada well this time was Amy,
Nelsey and Susan. They took me to the dance
floor and we danced for a bit. I have a few pics and I'll
try to get them up very soon!!!
I was out jeans shopping with my cool friend, Sophie.
We met up at FAIRVIEW Mall in Toronto and browsed all the
shops we could looking for the right pair of jeans to fit
her curvaceous body. I don't understand this about women,
clothes shopping is the biggest chore for them. Everything
they find makes them feel fat or unshapely. My friend Sophie
has a VERY attractive body, but she still is unhappy of how
she looks in EVERY pair of jeans we find. I can understand
that a little. There is a whole bunch of documents about women
living up to the social image that is portrayed for them...but
after really looking around the shops with Sophie, I found
out too that there really wasn't much clothes selection for
her. The majority of the jeans we found were for women that
were REALLY skinny. Not much actually was designed for the
girl with a little booty and healthy thighs. How would that
make you feel?? I would feel fat everytime I went shopping
and I couldn't find clothes that fit comfortably. My clothes
size is always easy for me to look for (knock on wood.) I
am a perfect sample size, or "off-the-rack" as they
call it. Pretty much any store I go into, they usually have
my size. I guess thats one less thing to worry about.
though my featured female for this thought is Canadian cutie,
Kristen Kreuk, I still have to somehow mention Kelly
Ripa. There's something about her that's so alluring.
She's hot, yet cute. One of the very few MARRIED women that
I still find appealing. She totally took over Kathy Lee's
spot on LIVE! with Regis, she made it all her own. I can't
imagine anything negative to say about her except that she's
taken. Other than that, she's like the perfect specimen of
the ultimate all around girl. (oops--excuse me... woman!)
can't leave out Regis. Sure his other show, "Who Wants
To Be A Millionaire" was a smash hit and the ABC Network
just drowned it by showing it every night and bouncing it
around the timeslots, but you can't blame Regis. He is still
very cool. A total gentleman and great guy. Has he already
got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
yet? If he hasn't already, I nominate him!!
I mentioned earlier that I was doing some pre-Caribana preparations..
For those who don't already know, Caribana is like "the"
biggest event for Caribbean-Canadians. It's like in January,
people will be like, "Oh man, Caribana is coming in 7
months, I better start working out now!" (and that's
no joke!) People are preparing from last year for this event.
Last year over 1.5 million people came to party and
take in all the festivities. This year it may take it over
2 million with some people still sticking around after coming
to see the POPE the previous weekend. My preparations include
looking for all the main events. There are calypso boat cruises,
pre-jams, and other events. I have to search all the main
community newspapers, listen to the radion and find out where
to be, what parties to go to and how much it will cost. This
weekend you can easily spend $300 ---- and that's not including
drinks or food and additional items like that.
are parties where you can spend a little less, but chances
are that they don't have the big name draws like you would
expect at the higher key events. The less money you pay, the
more likely you'll be at a venue that has more local unknown
djs that are mixing CDs all night.
week I already had seen, MEN IN BLACK 2 with Will Smith and
Tommy Lee Jones... but this week I saw the third edition to
Austin Powers called GOLDMEMBER.
I went to one of the most amazing theatres, the Paramount
in downtown Toronto. They were showing this movie on the IMAX
Screen! I guess thats a cool way of showing their appreciation
for their hometown's own Mike Myers. (yes, he's from Toronto
and I saw the movie, and honestly... I cried laughing. I really
did. It was THAT funny. The jokes were just in the same style
as the last 2 movies before it. People going to see Austin
Powers already know what to expect. I had a great time and
its a definite must-see whether at the movies or at home.
for Beyonce Knowles playing the role of Foxxy
Cleopatra... wow... that's pretty much what I have
to say about her.. She was absolutely gorgeous! She lit up
the screen everytime she was on it. I wasn't much of a Beyonce
fan before, but this movie is slowly turning me into one!