Posted on June 17th, 2009 5 great comments. Room for one more!


It started with screaming. Not the usual neighbourhood screaming for the hallucinatory demon to get off the street (he could get hit by a car!). That guy was by at 2 A.M. and he was surely all tuckered out by sunrise. And not the Chinese guy walking by my window now with outbursts of Mandarin-sounding … something.

No, this screamer was a bit more risqué. He was yelling at the sky for them to come and kill him already. He exclaimed he wasn’t afraid to die and tore at his clothes. Picking up a rock, he demonstrated how easily he could dash his own brains out, and then threw it at the cement so forcefully that it shattered. He implored for them to “beam” him out of this “cube” already. I think I detected some tears mixed in with all that rage.

Two cops were already en route from the bottom of the street by the time I passed him.


Hump day. It always seems a little skewed but today it was quite oblique.

theeyeshaveitI like to sit at the back of the streetcar in the little semi-circular huddle space. When I sat down this morning, it was empty and relaxed. Five minutes into the ride, every seat was taken. The elderly gentleman with wispy white hair who sat to my immediate left opened up his newspaper, and mumbled something gleefully as he pointed to a headline. I didn’t think much of it until he did it again, but this time without the pointing or the happiness. Then he did it again. And again. Then a whole-body tremor. Then more mormmblingg. And so on for the next six stops.

The man who sat to his left had his eyes open uncomfortably wide, not unlike the fellow at our left. With a winter parka over one knee and an occasional spastic jerk, he smacked his lips noisily at the passing scenery. And you know what? Not a single cake or ice cream shop in sight!

I don’t remember the Weather Channel calling for crazy today. Even the schizophrenic atmosphere caught quite a few people off guard. The morning was a stark, sunny deluge of insanity and the afternoon a sleepy, sedated pillow of rain. *yawn* Even the Chinese guy sounds tired.

I hope everyone gets a good night’s sleep and we can all try again tomorrow. And no skipping the meds this time!

5 Comments on “ Mormmblingg ”

  • Renee
    June 18th, 2009 6:24 am

    Does it count if it's DUE to be a full moon on the 22nd? and btw, that's one thing I DON'T miss about Toronto. :)

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  • Lidian
    June 18th, 2009 11:15 am

    It really would be something to hear the "weather personalities" call for crazy, followed by spots of amnesia, then localized caffeine leading to partial clearing (this is a rough description of some of my mornings, come to think of it!)

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  • Patrick
    June 18th, 2009 2:54 pm

    Haha! I hear ya, Lidian. I have the same problem.

  • Patrick
    June 18th, 2009 2:55 pm

    You know, Renee, I don't think it does count, but I'm sure that that event will be even more interesting. Maybe I should add a "Phases of Crazy" calendar widget to this site.

  • sterndal
    June 19th, 2009 2:07 am

    hi again

    i think you should add flag counter widget too :)

    i'm sure lot's of people all over the world are enjoying this witty blog!

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