We were walking back from my favorite pizza joint, Superpoint on Ossington, last night when we were approached by a somewhat disheveled looking man. “Do you have twenty-five cents for food?”he asked. I recognized him as the same guy we’d passed not two hours earlier on our way to the restaurant.
“Offer him the pizza,”suggested Ivon.
Great idea, I thought.
“Hey!”I called after the man who was already shuffling off. “Want some pizza?” I held up the box of leftovers.
The man stopped and started back at me, stunned, as though I’d just spoken to him in German. A beat and then, with a double wave of his hand, he exhorted me to: “Enjoy. Enjoy.” before continuing on his way.
Hunh. I thought it odd but, not two blocks later, we were approached again, this time by a somewhat disheveled looking woman. “Do you have a dollar for food?”she asked.
“Would you like some pizza?”I offered.
Brow furrowed, she frowned. “No.” Then turned and walked off.
As I watched her go, I couldn’t help but marvel. What are the chances of running into back to back gluten-intolerant transients?
Hey, thanks to those of you who weighed in with reading recommendations. Since uploading yesterday’s list, I started a new book and am about a third of the way through RJ Barker’s Age of Assassins, a terrific fantasy novel about an apprentice assassin tasked with going undercover in a royal court so he can identify and stop another assassin from murdering the young, obnoxious king-in-waiting.
In addition to yesterday’s book list, I need to generate a whole other list for graphic novels. I’ve been presented with a couple of great opportunities to adapt some titles to the small screen and was wondering what YOUR favorites are? No DC or Marvel as they’re already spoken for. Also, as much as Saga rocks, I think it’s unproducable and just perfection in its comic book form.
Also, along these lines, if you’ve got an anime series that you think would make a great live action series (Randomness, I’m sure you’ll have a few suggestions), I’d like to hear them as well!