Evl Arcrft

Posted on March 11th, 2010 6 great comments. Room for one more!

I’ve been pounding away at the keyboard all day, dear reader, and I’m feeling comfortably frazzled. And I’m not even ashamed of what I accomplished today. The portfolio has started to co-operate and it’s doing some very nice things. One more piece and she’s ready for prime-time. I’ll have to juggle a few things tomorrow, some social engagements and such, so I’ll be keeping it short and sweet tonight. I do hope you understand. Not that I’d have anything else for you if you didn’t though. :)

Two things managed to break my bubble of steely concentration today: the weather was starkly beautiful again —

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(Although this evening does smell an awful lot like rain. Kind of a mild, mildewy, wet dog smell.)

— and I’m rather pleased about this second one, I finally managed to capture my arch-nemesis! At least from behind. At least something.

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Crafty crafty “organization” named Ornge Lift. Not Orange, Ornge. As in, Evl.They fly their aircraft around Ontario taking critically ill people to hospitals. Basically flying paramedics (so they get to do whatever they want).

They also airlift to hospitals downtown using these orange helicopters and landing on the roofs of places like St. Michael’s. St. Mike’s happens to be quite close to where I live, a few blocks maybe, and apparently the approach path is directly over my flat.

In the winter I hardly notice. But with the weather lately I’ve been keeping the windows open and “THUP THUP THUP THUP THUP THUP THUP THUP THUp THup Thup thup up p p p”. It’s an experience. Sometimes, I swear, that thing hovers over my street just for shits and giggles. Like, aren’t there people that need saving or something?

Haven’t caught sight of the pilot yet, but one day … one day …

6 Comments on “ Evl Arcrft ”

  • wngl
    March 12th, 2010 6:52 am

    Is that an Oompa Loompa I see at the stick? No, couldn't be…

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  • Patrick
    March 16th, 2010 4:35 am

    That would explain a lot, wngl. I've been enjoying my chocolate bars lately. Perhaps too much?

  • The Platypus
    March 12th, 2010 4:27 pm

    I know! At 5:00 in the morning a couple of times this week for sure…Like a freakin'rooster! Sorry sick people.

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  • Patrick
    March 16th, 2010 4:28 am

    Seriously, Platypus. People should get sick and injured at reasonable times of the day like the rest of us!

  • Kato
    March 17th, 2010 11:22 am

    Eww. I don't get that as I am a little further west, but I do get the awesomeness that is the air show every summer. Over, and over, and over….

    So I understand a little. You get that little ornge bugger and you set him straight! No hovering!

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  • Patrick
    March 17th, 2010 5:03 pm

    Oh yeah, the air show. And what about the Indy races? Kato, I live on the other side of town and I can hear those things. I don't really have it that bad now that I think of it :)

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