Chess is an interesting game. Regardless of how many pieces you lose, there’s always the chance, no matter how faint, that you can force a draw at the end.
Is that like life? Possibly. But certainly not wholly. There are times where there’s just no draw to be forced. You can row the boat against the current for oh so long and try all sorts of clever, sneaky, and desperate measures. But at some fateful point, that dreaded point where your heart bottoms out, there’ll be no denying the overwhelming presence of the waterfall that the boat is heading toward.
Is there hope? There will always be hope. Maybe the rocks before the falls will sink the boat or but just maybe the boat will get lodged in them. Miracles do happen.
I’ve tried; I’ve rowed. I’m done. The sound of the falls roars, the mist of of the falls soaks, and the boat is rocking.
Hope and faith. Maybe that’s all that’s left. Just hope and faith.
Okay so let me get this straight. A day after firing Gary Webster for not conforming to the Mayor’s Office’s transit strategy (ie. quite literally an “unjust termination” with a severance package of something worth over half a million dollars), the TTC will still proceed with light rail development? You’ve got to be kidding me right?
After paying a crap tonne in cancelling contracts for David Miller’s light rail Transit City, spending another crap tonne in developing Rob Ford’s new subway strategy, now we’re going back to light rail transit because folks decided it was a better idea after all? And because Ford Corp can’t actually defy City Council’s vote to resurrect the light rail plan, they do what they can and fire the general manager out of what effectively amounts to spite?
Forgive me for being a bit slow on the going-ons of TO, I’ve been away at school for a month or so, but seriously? Seriously?
I know the system is broken (who doesn’t?), but this is looking to be what amounts to a very, very expensive game of adults reenacting old school yard gang wars. Whatever happened to the highly publicized financial issues of the City?
@City of Toronto: GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER ALREADY. It’s been five bloody years since Transit City was introduced and we’ve gone absolutely nowhere. Let’s get some professional unbiased (Is that so hard to find these days? Sheesh…) opinions on what the transit strategies should be adopted and move on with life.
Meanwhile, I’ll try to figure out how my city counsellor came into possession of my email address…
- Prof: (After midterm) So I hear you have one more exam after reading week...
- Class: We have 3.
- Prof: ...oh. (Awkward silence) Well in any case, try to catch up on some sleep over reading week.
- Class: *Applause*
- Roommate: (Walks by room) Goodnight Dan.
- Me: (Waving hands around in picturing atomic orbitals and quantum numbers while staring intently into space) Goodnight.
- Roommate: Are you alright?
- Me: Yeah. Thinking.
- Rooommate: Oh. Thought you were pantomiming or something.
So what goes through a person’s mind when they decide to pull the fire alarm while two classes are writing midterms? Not that there’s any official confirmation that that’s what happened, but really? A fire alarm during a midterm? Not only is that just bloody inconvenient, but oh so uncool. Sure I wasn’t exactly doing well on the midterm, as ill-prepared as I was, but now we’ve got a voided midterm and a reweighing of how the remaining midterm and final will be worth for the course. Definitely not cool.
Co-op Status Tracker:
- 41 Applications
- 3 Applications Still Active
- 2 Interviews Gained
- Hopefully I did well on those. We’ll see.
I’m almost willing to consider a six year undergrad program in engineering, rather than five, if they would lighten up the schedule so that we can have some more time to partake in extracurriculars and whatnot. Throw in an extra co-op term or two to counteract the inevitable tuition hike. But that’d be yet another year of life spent in undergrad. Worth it? Probably not. At least that’s what other folks say.