So tonight was a night of ups and downs.The DOWN?
And it's a BIG down. My city just elected a bigoted, homophobic, anti-immigration Mayor
. I still can't quite believe it. I'm partially hoping I've fallen asleep and I've dreamed this...but sadly, I doubt that's the case. Seriously worried about what will happen to my beloved Toronto over the next 4 years. He's threatened to take away all arts spending, including any funding for city festivals and events. Can't wait to see what happens when the World Pride Festival rolls into town in 2014. This is a man whose supporters BOOed the runner-up when he took to the stage to make his concession speech with his son and his husband/partner. Stay classy, Ford. Ugh. On the plus side, I think Toronto's arts community and other passionate sectors are too strong/vocal to let this guy destroy them...so here's hoping they can stay standing.
If not, I'll be looking to relocate to another city...suggestions?
One interesting thing about all this is how creative and chatty people get online...here are some of the comment gems I saw fly by on my Twitter list tonight:( Congratulations, Tom Ford on winning the election! Finally a classy mayor with fashion sense! Oh... ROB Ford?! We"re screwed.Collapse )The UP?
On a more personal note, an article that I wrote for work (the Top 15 moments in Harry Potter...So Far) has been posted
! I literally squee'd out loud when I saw it there! I have arrived! Well, okay...no I haven't...but it's still cool to see. Also loved that compaired to ONTD's regular crazy comments, the comments for this one (now at about 800 or so) are basically just people sharing the Harry Potter love. Which is what I intended with my article in the first place. It warms my heart and makes me smile. So carry on, Muggles, I heart you all!