Friday, September 21, 2007


I’m here, I’m here.

This being busy at work thing is not all its cracked up to be.

Yesterday I took a walk around the hood. It was a beautiful evening, sunny, warm. I’ve moved into a very yuppie neighborhood. In the past couple of years Toronto has changed dramatically in its make up. With the influx of immigrants, neighborhoods like Scarborough, Mississauga and Brampton are now predominantly Asian, South Asian or Black. I thought all the whiteys had moved up north. Turns out they are all in my neighborhood.

A few things about Yuppie neighborhoods that I have observed:
~They are cleaner
~Everyone smiles at you when they see you walk by
~You see entire families, mums, dads and kids on bikes, walking around
~Everyone lines up for buses, as opposed to shoving their way through like at Kennedy Station
~They have little shops that sell the stupidest things at the most exorbitant prices. Like the shop I passed by yesterday dedicated to selling water bowls for animals. Seriously, an entire store survives selling only water bowls….at $150 a pop? Seriously?
~There are two groups of people, the middle age single peeps, and the young families….what happened to Young and Eligible???
~There are restaurants dedicated to the art of making a salad….where do you go when you get hungry??
~People play baseball at 11.30 pm, in 10 degrees Celsius and look happy doing it.

In order to get back into the groove of the Young and Single Life I am having a get together today…bring on the tequila shots….

14 comments:

Fiyah said...

Yuppie neighbourhoods usually have lots of gays as well. Just something I noticed.

soumynona said...

Tequila! A great answer to a questionable week

Melody said...

Congrats on your condo, Cranky Putz! Enjoy your get-together later. So, 2nite U're Gonna Party Like It's -- 8 years ago.

Lene said...

hahaha @ fiyah's observation.

the thing i hate the most about yuppie families are their SUV sized strollers that take up the damn sidewalk. those things need license plates and all weather tires.

Leon said...

Sounds like a Brady Bunch style community to me.

Miz JJ said...

I love your description of your new area. Have some tequila for me!

Mad Bull said...

I know the type of area of which you speak, we have similar areas here too.

Stunner said...

Looks like I need to move to a 'yuppie neighborhood'!

The OE said...

Due to my latest covert mission I was unable to make it. Apologies but, as you know, National security is paramount.

Jdid said...

walked down mount pleasant yet? lots of strange stores around there too

Abeni said...

Young and eligible or just plain eligible definitely missing

GC said...

hey, nothing wrong with being a yuppie. Used to be you were a yuppie you had ambition.

dalia said...

you live at young & eligible, don't you? you must... it sounds just like the boy's neighbourhood...

Gela said...

Wow, I've been away from your blog too long. In addition to remembering how witty you are, I now discovered that you've moved away from home. Nice!