Friday, June 25, 2010

Earthquakes, Tornadoes and G20 - oh my!

To all my faithful readers - I apologize for not blogging recently, but it has been one helluva week in Toronto!

We experienced the aftershock of a small earthquake which took place on the Ontario/Quebec border and watched tornadoes touch down north of the city. To top it all off, we have been forced to watch the city turn into a Police State with the onset of the G8 and G20 Summits taking place this weekend. The giant security fences are up, the downtown core is boarded up, and the protesters are already making their presence known.

To lighten things up a little, this picture captures the extent of the devastation suffered as a result of the earthquake:

To top it all off, I've had a crazy schedule with work this week which has kept me sitting on my BUTT watching focus groups for 14-hours a day and well clear of the running trails for the past 3 days * grimace*. OKAY - NO EXCUSES! NO PITY PARTY! I am dedicating my weekend to getting myself back on the program and moving forward.

Hope you're all having an awesome week!


  1. I heard about the earthquake, but haven't followed the details about other damage, injuries, etc.

    I'm so glad that all you had to do was right a fallen chair.

    I hadn't run since my 6/19 10K, but got ma' butt off the couch and went for an evening 4 miles last'll fit it in.

  2. Oh my gosh Rae, things have been crazy there! I'm happy that you are safe! I hope you have a great weekend!

  3. I couldn't believe it when I heard about the earthquake!! Well, I hope that you have a wonderful earthquake free weekend ;)

  4. I hope you get a chance to take a run soon. It drives me nuts, now, when I have to sit still so long!

  5. Hi Rae, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I haven't posted on there for a while but I'm still trying to eat healthy. I post mainly to my daily blog.
    Good luck with your weight loss and run. I hate running, can't even bring myself to try. I do like to walk in the mornings but I've gotten out of the habit of that too now that summer has hit and it's pretty hot by 8am! I go in spurts, I'm sure I'll get back to it at some point. Drop by any time

  6. I'm telling you! HELLMOUTH! ;)

  7. Rae, That photo is HILARIOUS! I hope you are having a great weekend and loved your comment on my blog today, Thank you!
    Have a pretty night,

  8. i had to roll through here and leave a comment - came by way of bringing pretty back. anyone who uses the expression 'giddy up' is a kindred spirit!! looked at your profile and your too! yahooo!!

    i'm working to spread the expression gongshow. one of my friends actually called and thanked me for it the other day.

    all in a day's work.


  9. p.s. - that would be "you're canadian" - long day and off to have a little cocktail and then bed. yaaaawn

  10. Wow, the news on the G8 is unreal. Did you get in on any of the action? I was teaching piano when the earth tremor occurred...freaked me out!?!

    Hopefully your life will return to normal just as soon as TO turns back to normal!

  11. hello thanks for the follow and I laughed so hard at that chair. Good to hear no one was seriously injured.

    Keep up the good work

  12. Rae, I kid you not - that photo CRACKS me right up!
    I need to plan my meals that is for sure!
    I am so happy I am not the only cart observer!

  13. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    I'm so glad you are okay in spite of everything going on around you. The photo is quite funny.

    I'll be checking in on ya!