Monday, August 18, 2008

Should Have Stayed Home!

Home sick today and should have stayed home ALL day!

I worked most of the morning at home then took a bit of a nap, then helped Son #1 move his desk and computer to his new apartment.

It's hot out there today, or maybe I have a bit of a fever... I'm dripping.

I got stopped by a policeman on my way downtown, the bastard! I went through the intersection at Laurier and Nicholas just as the light was changing from orange to red and there was a motorcycle cop who was having a bad day and wanted to take it out on someone... ME, the bastard! I didn't argue with him, "Yes sir, I know sir, I'm sorry sir, $#%&^ OFF sir!" I stopped at city hall on my way home and paid the ticket so I don't have to think about it again. Let's just say it cost more than the 2 tickets to the folk festival that fell out of Zoom's pocket the other day.

I wonder if I really have a cold or I just want somebody to feel sorry for me.

Friday, August 01, 2008

The Shouk

I just don't know where to start with the Jerusalem market. I took some pictures (see below) but they don't do it justice. There were so many sounds and smells too. There were soldiers with guns and off-duty soldiers not in uniform but with guns. There were lots of people begging for money... religious people trying to get enough money to buy food for the Sabbath, there were buskers. There were shady-looking people standing in doorways smoking cigarettes watching people walking by, watching me watching people. There were people smoking LaSheesh hookah pipes. There were scavenger cats running about the produce tables. There were tourists screaming for their kids to stay near. There were teenaged tourists greeting friends in funny accents.

This last one is Aroma Café, the "Starbucks" of Israel