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Open MikeWake me up.... when September ennnnddddsssss....

I want to know what you're thinking. Tell me what's on your mind. I'm off to see the mechanic, which isn't nearly as fun as seeing the dentist, but I'll be in and out throughout the day.

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Lorne

Anyone going to Markham Fair this weekend? Corndogs, tractor pulls, and USS is performing on Saturday. Odd combination, huh?

If you're there today at 6pm, drop by the agriculture/food tent. I'll be onstage cooking in the So You Think You Can Cook finals. I've got a title to defend. =)

September 28, 2012 @ 8:38 AM

Lorne

Anyone going to Markham Fair this weekend? Corndogs, tractor pulls, and USS is performing on Saturday. Odd combination, huh?

If you're there today at 6pm, drop by the agriculture/food tent. I'll be onstage cooking in the So You Think You Can Cook finals. I've got a title to defend. =)

September 28, 2012 @ 8:42 AM

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@Lorne

It all makes sense now. So You Think You Can Dance, So You Think You Can Cook...

September 28, 2012 @ 8:42 AM

Lorne

Ack, sorry about the double post, not sure what happened. =(

September 28, 2012 @ 8:42 AM

Lyle Lanley

Tis so nice, Lorne said it twice!

Paul Henderson is not well. We won't have him much longer. Appreciate this treasure of a man who scored when we needed it most.

September 28, 2012 @ 8:43 AM

Lorne

@Mike: So You Think You Can Comment on a Blog. Turns out that yes, yes I can.

September 28, 2012 @ 8:43 AM

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@Lorne

Re: double posts. It happens. Sometimes it's on me, sluggish server tricks you into re-submitting.... sometimes it's on you, clicking submit twice or F5. Usually I'll go in and clip one of the double posts, but these two can live so this stuff makes sense.

September 28, 2012 @ 8:45 AM

Declan

@Toronto Mike

What's wrong with the Mazda?

September 28, 2012 @ 8:46 AM

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@Declan

She's got an ugly sound coming from beneath. Couldn't tell you what it is, but it's screaming at me to have J-Mak take a look.

September 28, 2012 @ 8:55 AM

Ryan G

In December I'm going to Las Vegas with some old friends from university I haven't seen in years.

With this lot, there's an excellent chance I'll be getting a complimentary souvenir mugshot during my stay.

In any event, if anyone can save me some time by suggesting the best place to purchase a flight/hotel package, I'll buy you a keychain when I'm there. Actually, let's be honest. I'm not gonna do that. But i'll think about it..for about five seconds. That I can promise.

September 28, 2012 @ 9:02 AM

Elba

I just listened to your two most recent podcasts. Although I very much like Rosie's contribution, I wonder if she can perhaps stop interrupting you? I found the somewhat constant interruptions annoying.

September 28, 2012 @ 9:33 AM

Alan G

1972 - only five years since the Maple Leafs had won a Stanley Cup!

September 28, 2012 @ 9:43 AM

Blind Dave

@Elba

This is just a guess, as I don't know Mike or Rosie personally, but I think because they've been friends for so long, that's the natural way they interact with each other.

I love the natural feel to the podcast, and the interrupting never even occurred to me.

September 28, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

Lorne

I did notice the interruptions a bit, not so much because they were interruptions, but because it meant that some discussions didn't get finished. It's an interesting balance of "we'll have a structured conversation that draws things to their logical conclusion" and "we'll have a natural sounding conversation that isn't scripted and won't feel artificial".

I suspect they'll find that balance somewhere around episode 10.

September 28, 2012 @ 10:06 AM

Douglas

I remember Open Mike. That's one down, Mr. Boon!

September 28, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

Jamie

I'm sick with a nasty ass cold and my friggin boss won't let me go home because he needs the end of the month sales.

September 28, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

headsup

@Jamie

That's a tough break. If you get your TPS reports into the Bobs early maybe he'll cut you some slack.

September 28, 2012 @ 12:35 PM

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@Jamie

I've had a cold for a week now. Must be going around...

September 28, 2012 @ 1:05 PM

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@Elba

We'll try to interrupt each other less. It's very unscripted - but there are general topics I've got jotted on a note. So the interruptions are completely organic, for what that's worth!

September 28, 2012 @ 1:06 PM

Declan

How's your car?

September 28, 2012 @ 1:36 PM

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@Declan

I had to replace an alternator belt and serpintine belt, as well as a front pipe that just rotted away. All of that, lube, oil and filter and a tire patched up for under $400.

If anyone want an honest mechanic, J-Mak is your guy. Tell him Toronto Mike sent ya!

September 28, 2012 @ 1:44 PM

Blind Dave

@Toronto Mike

Of course you have a cold. It's late September and the kids have been back to school for three weeks.

My wife works in the system, and this happens every year. You could set your watch by it.

September 28, 2012 @ 2:08 PM

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While I was waiting for J-Mak to fix my car, I dropped in on the Humble and Fred podcast.

http://www.humbleandfredradio.com/listen-to-humble-and-fred/2012/09/carla-collins-1.html

September 28, 2012 @ 2:16 PM

519 Rob

Maybe thats a good post for some day.
Where do you get good service for your dollar.
Garages, dentist, restaurants etc...

September 28, 2012 @ 3:56 PM

David

Hey Mike....any radio ratings coming out soon?

September 28, 2012 @ 3:57 PM

Blind Dave

@519 Rob

Back in the '70s and '80s, my dad and I used to frequent a Yonge St. steakhouse called Lindy's (near College, I think). Everything was done the old-fashioned way, right down to the serious-looking, no-nonsense waiters.

They made awesome steaks, too!

September 28, 2012 @ 4:08 PM

Cheryl

I had quite a few missing items this week. Funny. They were on my list, but not my invoice. The manager accused me of deleting a lot of items, but didn't do such a thing. Then I looked at the web site and all those things were listed as out of stock. I emailed her back and told her that. Then she said that they couldn't get the stuff from the warehouse so they listed it as out of stock. I mean why promise to have everything in one store and then they can't get it. Oh well, just annoying to miss all that stuff.
Anyway, curling is on this weekend in Ingersoll. I'll keep you posted. The first draw is at 6:15 tonight. My trainderdoesn't play until the second draw though at 8:30. I'll keep you posted. His team is going to win the whole thing though. The other teams suck, at least in this one they do.

September 28, 2012 @ 4:33 PM

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@David

Here's something from a few weeks ago:

BBM Overview: New PPM Ratings

By: David Bray
2012-09-07
With summer in the rear view mirror, it’s time to take a look back at the last 13 weeks with the latest PPM radio ratings. Today’s radio release from BBM completes the thirteen week period covering May 28th to August 26th. This marks the twelfth 13 week period in the new era of measurement for Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. Let’s take a look at some of the numbers.

Toronto: Bragging rights at the top of the ratings heap go to CHFI-FM with a 12.2% share of hours tuned for A12+ (down from 13.4% last time out). CHUM-FM holds their #1 spot with the ladies 25-54 delivering a 17.9% share (up from 17.1%) followed by CHFI-FM posting a 14.0% share (down from 15.5%). Q107 holds their #1 spot for males 25-54, posting a 10.7% share (down from 11.7% in the last 13 week book). The Edge holds their edge over the competition with M18-34 turning in a 15.9% share (down from 17.4%). For F18-34, CHUM-FM tops the list posting a 19.6% (up from 15.0%) share followed by CHFI-FM with a 17.5% (down from 18.4%) share of hours tuned.

Toronto

% Share of Hours Tuned

(Mon.-Sun, 5a-1a)

Station A12+

PPM

May 28-Aug. 26 A12+

PPM

Feb. 27-May 27

CBC Radio Two 1.5 1.4

CBC Radio One 9.4 10.7

AM 640 Toronto 2.6 2.6

Classical 96.3 FM 4.1 4.4

102.1 The Edge 4.5 4.7

News Talk 1010 CFRB 5.8 5.8

680 News 7.6 7.2

Flow 93.5 1.6 1.8

AM 740 2.7 3.0

Boom-FM 5.9 4.8

98.1 CHFI-FM 12.2 13.4

TSN 1050 .6 .5

104.5 CHUM-FM 10.5 9.5

Z103.5 2.3 2.0

Q107 6.4 7.4

Vinyl 95.3

2.2 2.5

KX 94.7 .6 .5

Sportsnet 590

The FAN 3.5 3.1

Jazz FM 91 1.7 1.4

Jewel 88.5 1.0 1.3

Virgin Radio 99.9 7.1 5.9

KISS 92.5 3.7 3.5

G98.7 1.1 .9

September 28, 2012 @ 4:53 PM

Rosie

will definitely try to interrupt less... sorry guys, I get excited :) especially at Mike's wonderful news!
@Lorne good luck in your competition... are you a chef by trade or is it a hobby?

September 28, 2012 @ 5:01 PM

CQ

1) Pure Energy.
2) Placing the negative sign in front of big deficit numbers.

September 28, 2012 @ 5:29 PM

brad

i think rosie and mike interrupt each other politely

September 28, 2012 @ 5:52 PM

Sammy

Notice how both City TV and Henderson's goal celebrate 40th anniversaries at the same time?

September 28, 2012 @ 6:32 PM

andrew

Just listened to your Podcast.

You were making a serious statement about your home life with Rosie & Scott.

Rosie kept interrupting you while you were talking about it.

Rosie - Mike was making a statement to all his listeners & readers on his blog & you disrupted him many times. No other comment other than GOOD LUCK MIKE with your next adventure.

September 28, 2012 @ 7:34 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Just spent 3 hours travelling west bound from Oshawa to Oakville. Truck roll over closed the highway, a few minor tie ups on the 401 and this was all after 6PM. I was in Ottawa this week and everyone there complains about their traffic. It's a walk in the park compared to Toronto.

I think Rosie's interruptions are from novice jitters, and the fact she knows Mike personally and probably interacts with him this way away from the mic.

I tried to download H&F and Mike's podcasts at a McDonalds and an On Route stop on the 401 today while on the road, and it stated it was going to take 120 minutes, per download even though it was showing 72 mbs. Do they choke this type of download. The places were empty so it couldn't have been the number of users slowing it down. Anyone know a work around if so?

September 28, 2012 @ 10:10 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Was also going to mention about Air Canada's air fare pricing. Went to book a flight to Calgary for Nov 26th. No Tango fares available for the direct flights, they wanted $505.00 + taxes for the cheapest flight 1 way. I travel to Calgary regularly and usual can get a Tango fare for $250 to $300. Very odd. Anyways, booked with Westjet, 1/2 the cost ( around $600.00 round trip). Unfortunately had to sacrifice my Aeroplan points collection, for my employers sake, tough economy and all.

September 28, 2012 @ 10:34 PM

Lorne

@Rosie: By hobby. Software development pays the bills. I've thought of going pro, but it just wouldn't be as much fun. The closest I came was auditioning for Recipe to Riches. (Made it to the judges, but not past them. I did get a chocolate bar autographed by Galen Weston).

I'll find out the results tomorrow. Though I did win my first ever Markham Fair ribbon. 1st place for Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake.

September 28, 2012 @ 11:51 PM

Cheryl

Bad luck. My trainer lost the first game last night in curling. He lost 5 to 0 to a team that aren't that good. Oh well, he plays again at 1:00 this afternoon and then at 8:15 tonight. If he wins, the playdowns are tomorrow. He better play better than last night. I really thought he was going to win last night.

September 29, 2012 @ 7:40 AM

Cheryl

Bad luck. My trainer lost the first game last night in curling. He lost 5 to 0 to a team that aren't that good. Oh well, he plays again at 1:00 this afternoon and then at 8:15 tonight. If he wins, the playdowns are tomorrow. He better play better than last night. I really thought he was going to win last night.

September 29, 2012 @ 7:41 AM

Tim

Hey Mike, you know how Blundell whines that he is being ripped off by other radio stations. He stole a bit directly from Tim and Sid. I heard it from Tim and Sid on Tuesday Afternoon and on Blundells show Wednesday afternoon.

September 29, 2012 @ 8:58 AM

Douglas

@Lorne
My son is being tested for gluten sensitivity. I suspect I will need your chocolate cake recipe. Actually, I don't care if it's gluten-free, it won, and who doesn't like chocolate cake? Congrats on the win.

September 29, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

Rosie

@Lorne that is great CONGRATS! your wife is lucky! My husband likes to cook but not much baking happens around here let alone award-winning chocolate-cake-making. Fingers crossed for the SYTYCC win!

September 29, 2012 @ 2:16 PM

Chester Farsworth

@ Cheyl I am a big fan of Curling..When did they change it to "a singles game" ??
Please explain...
Long day for your friend..must get hungry, hope he does not order a snack form grocery gateway.

September 29, 2012 @ 3:14 PM

Cheryl

Singles game? I'm talking about his team. Anyway, they didn't make it a singles game. Anyway, he played at 8:30 last night and lost. Hwes playing now and is tied in the sixth. I don't think they get snacks from Grocery Gateway.

September 29, 2012 @ 3:21 PM

Chester Farsworth

@ Cheyl thanks for the information. It was a big help.I hope the greedy owners in curling never lock out the player,players like hockey!!

September 29, 2012 @ 3:31 PM

Cheryl

Well, My trainer's team won the second game 9 to 3 so a blowout. Next game is at 8:15 tonight.

September 29, 2012 @ 4:21 PM

Chester Farsworth

AWWsome...
Maybe TorontoMike can live stream it on here!!

September 29, 2012 @ 4:29 PM

Sherlock John Holmes

According to both TSN & Sportsnet websites 74 current NHL players have agreed to play hockey in Europe this month.Not one Toronto Maple Leaf has agreed to play in Europe..Several insiders have said (and you have to believe everything insiders on TSN & Sportsnet say) is that "several" senior hockey teams in Ontario are actively scouting current Tornonto Maple Leafs to sweep drive-ways during the winter months.Yes, just sweep drive-ways not to operate a snow-blower or a shovel because tests have proven that they are not capable.
Got to believe it, insiders on TSN & Sportsnet say so.

September 29, 2012 @ 5:11 PM

dale

The Blew Jays. Last or 2nd last overall in the American League. Injuries have been a major demise but still. With so much promise starting this year I thought they would contend for a Wild Card spot. Both coach & GM have dropped the ball AGAIN.

Bring back Cito for 3rd time.

@ Cheryl - just waiting for your comments on Baseball AGAIN. Too bad you don't understand the game, It's better than hockey even though I've played & love both sports. I'll be waiting for update on curling.


September 29, 2012 @ 5:16 PM

CQ

Go Neftekhimik Go. I've got my KHL team to root for.
Image posting alert: http://classicquarters.blogspot.ca/2012/09/substituting-khl-for-nhl.html

September 29, 2012 @ 5:47 PM

Cheryl

Unfortunately this spiel isn't being live streamed, but updates come in. Anyway, slow at updating, even though the last game started at 8:15, still nothing.

I hate baseball. It's boring. Well, basekeball starts in about a month. Go Suns.

September 29, 2012 @ 9:22 PM

Blind Dave

I was going through some of Mike's archives the other evening - mostly looking for music - and I came across "Band Of Horses" doing a song called "Is There A Ghost".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK716RqoUms

I think I'm hooked. I've downloaded their back catalogue and now I'm grabbing their new album from 2012. Will give it a listen Sunday.

September 29, 2012 @ 9:52 PM

Lorne

@Douglas: Here's hoping for good results. At least it's a decent time for people with gluten sensitivities. Lots of good food choices. About the only good thing that came out of the low carb craze. A friend of mine said five years ago, if she asked for a burger without a bun, she might as well have jumped on the counter and demanded they worship her invisible second head (which looks like a duck).

@Rosie: Thanks. No news yet, so there's still hope. :| What's your husband like to cook?

September 29, 2012 @ 11:27 PM

Cheryl

Bad luck last night. My trainer's team lost 5 to 3. No good. That sucked and some new team beat them. Oh well, what can you do.

September 30, 2012 @ 8:06 AM

J9

Went to the University fair with my daughter today - next year is the big year. At this point, U of Guelph is her top pick. It seems to have the program that she is interested in (bio), and the social life is good too. The city is big enough, and small enough.

Anyone have any kids in university/college?

September 30, 2012 @ 4:00 PM

Joe Jackson

@ sheryll

Does your trainer train you in stupidity? He's definitely earning his money!

September 30, 2012 @ 5:43 PM

CQ

@ Joe Jackson.
You feeling like a BIG MAN TODAY Joe? Good for you for double mis-spelling, and small capital first lettering, another person's name as well as insulting them online.

September 30, 2012 @ 5:53 PM

Joe Jackson

@cq

You are very insightful. Congrats!

September 30, 2012 @ 6:43 PM

chris

Great to see the Ryder Cup back to Europe with all the HYPE from the U.S. Europe was behind by 5 matches starting today & came back to win it all.

September 30, 2012 @ 6:43 PM

Rick C in Oakville

@J9: My daughter is first year a University of Guelph, bu the Humber campus for Business Marketing. Better start putting away the Sheckles, it is over whelmingly expensive!
If you opt for the meal plan, check out what they are serving first. My daughter has found most food is fast, or regular cafeteria food. She now is bringing in her own foods to supplement this. Her campus allows mini fridges, we got her a 4. Cubic foot unit that is more than adequate. Good Luck

September 30, 2012 @ 7:23 PM

Jim H

Hey Mike,

Long time since I checked in here but.... as a member of the Hip Club, I get occasional emails from The Tragically Hip. Today I got one that read as follows:

"We are excited to announce that Now For Plan A is now open at 268 Augusta in Toronto.

Today (September 30) until Wednesday (October 3rd), we will be opening up shop starting at 12pm everyday, so come on by."

I don't know about you but I think I might go to this. Those are five hands I have always wanted to shake. Hmmmm...

September 30, 2012 @ 7:38 PM

twins from bolton

@Rick C

Make sure your bank acct. is updated. Expensive tell me even though I had RESP's to pay for most of 1st year.

2 years ago 1 of my kids at Univ. in Ottawa & the other in Kitchener at Laurier. Both my kids had toaster ovens to make their own meals as meal plans were not worth it. Both now in 3rd yr. & living on their own not is residence. Mini fridges - Both of my kids got rid of them by Xmas 1st year.

Good Luck Rick

September 30, 2012 @ 7:42 PM

Rosie

@Lorne we have a lot of recipe books and he likes to go through them and pick out one that looks good. The biggest successes have come from the Jamie Oliver books (he likes chopping all those fresh herbs) and we have had some good ones as well from Mario Batali (homemade pasta!) and Anthony Bourdain (côte de boeuf, took forever but was awesome.) We love seafood and he has a Morimoto book but hasn't tackled anything from that one yet. I like making stuff from the Joy of Cooking (I was obsessed with making salad dressings from scratch for awhile) but these days my cooking efforts are trying to come up with meals that will get my toddler interested in eating something other than toast and crackers.

September 30, 2012 @ 9:29 PM

Rosie

@Lorne we have a lot of recipe books and he likes to go through them and pick out one that looks good. The biggest successes have come from the Jamie Oliver books (he likes chopping all those fresh herbs) and we have had some good ones as well from Mario Batali (homemade pasta!) and Anthony Bourdain (côte de boeuf, took forever but was awesome.) We love seafood and he has a Morimoto book but hasn't tackled anything from that one yet. I like making stuff from the Joy of Cooking (I was obsessed with making salad dressings from scratch for awhile) but these days my cooking efforts are trying to come up with meals that will get my toddler interested in eating something other than toast and crackers.

September 30, 2012 @ 9:29 PM

CQ

Humber. 100% for a final 2nd year course; still no diploma. Plus I went 13 years until I, by chance, got a reprinted and corrected $10 transcript. They still have my original $70 for a phantom Summer course registration used only to record a core-class grading correction. Loss over 20% of my body weight during my first 8 months there as well.

September 30, 2012 @ 10:56 PM

519 Rob

@J9
I'm going to give a secret away (and I am sure its one that EVERYONE is dying to know), I live in Guelph.
I didn't go to university here, I ended up here for work, and stayed.
So I can't really give a recommendation as a former student.
But, the city is great. Sure, there are always the little things that 'grind my gears' but all in all, it's a great city.

October 1, 2012 @ 8:42 AM

Mississauga Phil

@ Rosie - We've had some luck getting our 5 year old to eat Chicken Quesildila (sorry if I spelled that wrong).

He just thinks hes eating "chees triangles" but we sneak chopped up carrots and chicken in there and he doesn't notice the difference.....plus they are cheap to make and yummy to eat.

October 1, 2012 @ 10:41 AM

Liz

That university job fair at the Convention Centre was excellent - went down with my son on Friday. New to us is Algoma University in the 'Soo. Anyone know anything about that place? Our son is also considering Guelph and possibly Lakehead and Laurier. A lot has changed since 'back in the day' when we went. Some better, a lot not. CANNOT believe the dough they're looking for. Advise is welcomed!

October 1, 2012 @ 11:09 AM

Rosie

@Mississauga Phil thanks that is a good idea, because I could cut them into small pieces and he's getting veg and protein. Right now he is suspiciously observing a piece of cut-up banana. must keep trying :)

October 1, 2012 @ 12:16 PM

Mississauga Phil

@ Rosie - I's also suggest the V8 fusion juice as it tastes like fruit juice, but has veggies in it. Motts makes an apple sauce with veggies in it as well....gotta get creative with picky eaters!

October 1, 2012 @ 1:56 PM

Rosie

@Mississauga Phil Apple sauce with veggies?! HOW DID I MISS THIS?? I am going out to find that TODAY... apple sauce is one of the ways I can get him to eat some chicken/pork. Oh he is so picky it is so challenging. Especially since he will stop eating things he used to like. He used to eat pieces of chicken in tomato sauce. Now when I give that to him he looks at me like I'm crazy and pushes it away :(

October 1, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

Mississauga Phil

@ Rosie - I have the same problem with my boy. When we first got him off baby food, everything we gave him was a new adventure in flavors that he was happy to take....now at age 5, if it isn't a cheese sandwitch, pizza or cereal, he's not interested, you just have to get creative....

October 1, 2012 @ 3:04 PM

Cheryl

No, my personal trainer doesn't train me in stupidity. He trains me to do workouts. He's really good. You want his name. I'll give it to you in an email. Anyway, he curls again in a couple weeks. There is a spiel this weekend, but he's not in it.

October 1, 2012 @ 4:56 PM

Rick C in Oakville

@ Liz: My cousins son is at Lakehead doing his Bachelors of technology, he did his Mechanical Tech at Mohawk and Lakehead is one of the Universities complimenting College courses. He loves it up there, as he is a very outdoorsy guy and has grown a full Grizzly Adams type beard and he and his room mates bought a beat up boat and pick up to head out when they can. Wish I was 30 years younger, damn!!

October 1, 2012 @ 10:46 PM

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