The Aftermath Of The 5th Anniversary Raiding Party Expedition

Well, our 5th anniversary Music Shoppe Raid On Toronto has come and gone.

5 years. Whoa.

But please allow me to tell you, folks: it was an unmitigated success.

Many, many, MANY wonderful musics were procurred. Much delicious food was eaten. Much fun was had.

You can rest assured that, in the coming weeks, I will be going through everything I found in the city yesterday. I’m sure Mike will, as well. Oh my goodness. The TREASURES!

Stay tuned!

My huge thanks to Mike for being an awesome Dude and for putting up with my shenanigans all day. He only has to do so 1-2 times per year, but even that can be more than enough for the un-inured (and un-insured).

34 thoughts on “The Aftermath Of The 5th Anniversary Raiding Party Expedition

  1. stephen1001 says:

    I usually think of things as ‘unmitigated’ disasters – I like that positive spin, an unmitigated success, as only a Taranna record shopping excursion could be!


  2. mikeladano says:

    Hahah you beat me to it! Dude, thanks so much…still just blown away by all the awesome. Not to mention the good times!

    (My chocolate bars are the real score of the day! Hahah!)


    1. keepsmealive says:

      Yeah I posted before I fell over into bed. I slept til 9 this morning! That never happens! It was a long day of driving and walking, but well-worth it. It was the sleep of the satisfied and just. 🙂

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      1. mikeladano says:

        Last night I was pretty tired but I feel great today! And by the way, remember I said I wouldn’t be hungry after that lunch — I lied. I ate a hot dog when I got home!

        Not a drop of rain on our excursion either…man it was just success all around.


        1. keepsmealive says:

          Oh man I was baked by the time we got all the way back north yesterday. That last stretch was pretty exhausting.

          Satisfying Story, Though: We were about ten minutes from home, going through a little town. Now, I’ve gotten a ticket there because they are very strict about the 50 km/h speed limit. So I was doing 50, as surely cops would be out on a Saturday night. And this dumbass car came right up on us at about 80, practically in the trunk (boot). As soon as we got clear of town, this idiot whipped out to pass us – through a left turn lane and into oncoming traffic! And he was GONE. Must’ve had it at 150 by the time he was over the hill way ahead of us. Holy crap.

          Dad and I talked about why the cops aren’t ever around when you need them, and that would be one time indeed! So we drove the rest of the way back home, and as we reached the golf course on the edge of town, we saw flashing lights. YUP! The cops had nailed our dumbnuts friend! I hope he gets his car taken away. I felt like stopping and telling the cop what happened to us at this asshole’s hands, but approaching a cop at night on the side of the highway seemed a poor choice. Anyway, VINDICATION! And it seems the cops sometimes ARE there when you need them!

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          1. mikeladano says:

            Damn right man. And glad you got home safe and sound. You rocked it yesterday, like your dad said, “You’re Toronto driving now.” You’re the pilot and you rocked it. Despite some very idiotic idiots.

            This same thing above happened to our neighbor at the cottage. He used to boast he could get back to Kitchener in some ridiculous time…one day coming home he just BLASTED past us. And then a few clicks more…cop car had him.


            1. keepsmealive says:

              Thanks, Dude! I don’t have a problem with driving in Toronto. I just have to switch mental gears into their flow. Idiots? You mean like the dum-dums on the 401 in the dark with no lghts on? HOw many did we see, 4 cars? 5?

              Racers like that deserve to have their licenses revoked.


        2. keepsmealive says:

          And you’re right, no rain at all! And you didn’t have to deal with the snow we drove through on our way south!

          Haha hotdog. Dad and I stopped and ate in Orangeville. I didn’t think I was hungry either, but I demolished a BBQ chicken club sandwich.


        1. keepsmealive says:

          Yup, snow! I loved it. It was raining when we left town, but the temperature dropped as we went south and it changed to those big wet snowflakes that melt as they hit the ground. None of it stayed, but it filled the air with white awesomeness!

          Hooboy, there are TONS of treasures here. GLORY!

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