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Na-wooh-um

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The woman who served me in Starbucks this morning asked me how I was doing. I tried to say something, and in those microseconds where your brain is thinking of what it is you want to say, all that came out was a few stutter-y noises. She looked at me, and offered a suggestion for a word I was looking for: “Meh?”
“Sorry?” I said, because I hadn’t quite heard her properly.
“Meh,” she said. “Er, that’s how you say it right?”
She had such a sheepish look on her face, almost like it was the first time she’d used the word out loud and in public. This woman was young – in her twenties – but I have a feeling, though, that that sort of stuff is awaiting all of us. I’ll find myself talking to someone about that great new band Arcade Five or something. And the youngsters will laugh and I will feel old.

I had a wee laugh to myself, though, on the way back from Starbucks. I’ve walked that route from home to Starbucks and back again virtually every morning since I’ve been in Toronto, and I’d never noticed it before. It’s not original or particularly interesting to point out sign writing mistakes, but at 8.50am on a rainy Sunday, it made me chuckle. And if you ever need some contaracting doing, you now know where to come.

You never hear much about acid rain these days. Does it still exist?

Last night, half-asleep, I leant over the edge of the bed and scribbled some words on a scrap of paper. Took me a while to decode the scrawl this morning, but it said “transcribe Alpha Wave Plastikman mix.” It must’ve seemed like a good idea at the time cos that song (“Alpha Wave (Plastikman Acid House Mix)” by System 7) is nineteen minutes and thirty nine seconds long. Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um Na-wooh-um …

(go make a cup of tea, come back in eighteen minutes)

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Written by Craig

August 22nd, 2010 at 4:46 pm

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  1. You = on a roll!

    Derick

    22 Aug 10 at 5:31 pm

  2. Hey, that’s right next door to the “Galerie Voltaire”! Good to have you back.

    Kraig

    23 Aug 10 at 10:43 am

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