Halloween Thoughts
Published by Toronto Mike on October 31, 2014 @ 15:24 in Fatherhood

Halloween ThoughtsMy oldest son has advised me that he's going trick-or-treating with his buddies tonight. He'd prefer I didn't tag along.

My youngest son has a costume, but has no idea what's going on. He's still a couple of Halloweens away from going door-to-door.

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Luckily for me, my daughter has asked me to go out with her and her friends. Once again I'll be donning my old goalie mask and sneaking mini Coffee Crisp bars from her trick-or-treat sack. I can't wait.

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My hope is that she'll let me tag along one more year before handing the baton to her little brother. I absolutely love it.

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Friday Open Mike
Published by Toronto Mike on October 31, 2014 @ 09:01 in Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Friday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike

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Are You a Bad Parker?
Published by Toronto Mike on October 30, 2014 @ 09:30 in Miscellaneous

Are You a Bad Parker?When I park my car, it's always legal. If it's in a parking lot, I find a legit spot and park between the white lines. It's just how I roll.

There are plenty of examples of bad parking on the web, but I'm interested in you guys. Are you a bad parker?


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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 94: Ed the Sock
Published by Toronto Mike on October 29, 2014 @ 15:37 in Podcasting, Toronto Mike'd Podcast

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 94In this 94th episode, Mike chats with Ed the Sock about Jian Ghomeshi and Ford Nation, and Steven Kerzner about the storied career of Ed the Sock on Canadian television. And yes, I asked him about Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. This episode is exactly 1:01:27.

You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

Catch up on all episodes of Toronto Mike'd at http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/.

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Tuesday Open Mike (Non-Election Edition)
Published by Toronto Mike on October 28, 2014 @ 08:20 in Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Tuesday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

If your comment is about yesterday's municipal election, go here. If your comment is about anything else, you're in the right place.

Open Mike

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John Tory Elected Mayor of Toronto
Published by Toronto Mike on October 27, 2014 @ 20:25 in Toronto News ~ Toronto Focus

John ToryJohn Tory has won Toronto's 2014 municipal election.

Voter turnout was a record 64.3%.

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Marcia Strassman, Dead at 66
Published by Toronto Mike on October 27, 2014 @ 15:24 in Celebrity Deaths

Marcia StrassmanMarcia Strassman was 66. She played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. She was also the mother in Honey I Shrunk The Kids and its sequel, Honey I Blew Up The Kid.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 93
Published by Toronto Mike on October 27, 2014 @ 10:12 in Podcasting, Toronto Mike'd Podcast

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 93In this 93rd episode, Mike and Elvis discuss Jian Ghomeshi, future guests, TFC, the birth of Charles, and call Toronto's 2014 municipal election. This episode is exactly 1:14:13.

You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

The blog entry Elvis and I discuss at length is this one. You might want to read it before you listen.

Catch up on all episodes of Toronto Mike'd at http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/.

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Daily Photo: Sunny October
Published by Toronto Mike on October 24, 2014 @ 15:03 in Biking in Toronto, Toronto Photo Blog

Daily Photo: Sunny OctoberIt was such an amazingly sunny and warm October day, I had to hop off my bike and take a picture.

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Friday Open Mike
Published by Toronto Mike on October 24, 2014 @ 08:41 in Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Friday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike

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