Irony Rules

So how is everybody? Good? No? Yes? Whatever, let’s just get on with this.

I wish I could figure out what the hell is up with the weather these days. Last week it was amazingly Summerish, then over the weekend there was snow on the ground and yesterday was just cold and crappy, but today was one of the strangest weather days I can remember. When I woke up this morning it was raining pretty hard, when I left the house the rain had stopped but it seemed like it might start up again, when I left the radio station it was windy as hell, and then when I got off of the bus to walk home the sun was shining and it felt like a nice Spring day. And now according to my little computerized weather thingie it is currently 15 degrees outside. That’s celsius, not Fahrenheit, I should probably mention that so that all the Americans don’t start freaking out. But seriously guys, that shit ain’t right. We aren’t supposed to have 3 seasons in as many days, we just aren’t, and I think that 2 in 1 day is a little much too. But the more of this craziness I live through, the more sense
Lewis Black
makes. If you’ve ever listened to any of his albums, you’ll know what I mean.

“This is great Steve,” I hear you saying, “but what does you bitching about the weather have to do with irony?”

“Nothing,” I reply, “but I’m writing this article and I’ll make casual conversation if I feel like it. But since I sort of promised irony in the title of the post, I guess I should talk about it, so here goes.”

Carin was talking yesterday about how in our city they’re messing with everything and have decided to
move the bus system to a new spot
until they’re finished. The whole situation is a huge pain in the ass, and she’s right, nobody can agree on what exactly it is they’re doing there. I’ve asked 6 or 7 different people myself and gotten as many different answers. The purpose of the construction seems to change about as much as the weather in this stupid town, but enough about that. I’ve heard everything from they’re putting in new street lamps to it’s a wiring job to my personal favourite, “hell if I know.” That one came from somebody who works for transit here in the city. You’ve gotta respect honesty like that.

But speaking of the transit system, here comes your irony. When I found out that everything was being moved around, I called them to ask about whether or not there were any scheduling changes because when you’re trying to get somewhere on time, that’s kind of important to know. The woman on the phone told me that they were having a lot of trouble with busses arriving late but that I should plan to get to the stop at my usual time just in case. Well, it’s a really good thing I listened and it’s even better that I’ve kept listening since because every bus I’ve taken since this mess started has been more on time than any of the others that I’ve taken in the entire 5 years that I’ve lived here.

See, irony rules, just like I said. And it gets better, even though this one has nothing to do with busses or me.

According to
this story,
one of the people on Michael Jackson’s potential defence witnesses list was arrested last week for having sex with an under-age girl. The man, 18-year-old Ahmad Elatab, was charged with sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and impairing the morals of a minor.

I have nothing more to add to that, other than like I’ve already said, irony rules.

I’m going to do something else now, I’ll talk to you all later.

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