Adil Says: Inane Thoughts from an Inane Individual

20 Jan

As we approach the birth of my baby (and by ‘baby’, I mean My City Lives), it’s time to close shop on my guest blogging here on Romi Says and tend to the impending demands of my little guy. Accordingly, my hope was to close out with a bang but with that goal in mind, I found it impossible to settle on one topic. Eventually, like a true dabbler, I settled on several topics and providing my inane thoughts regarding them:

  • I’m not a cat person (nothing against them but my preference are Angora Rabbits) but I found myself really interested and moved by the death of Casper the Cat, who boarded the bus  outside his house every day to hitch a ride. I couldn’t help but wonder if Casper were in Toronto, would they make him pay the extra fair now that the TTC has raised its prices? My guess is yes and refusal to do so by Casper would have resulted in a trip to the Toronto Humane society which we recently learnt was one of the more inhumane places in the city.
  • I recently received a Facebook Fan Page invite for an individual I have as friend on Facebook. Nothing against them, but I thought it was a peculiar thing for them to do themselves, so much so, that I’m considering the ‘de-friend’. If you’re the one making the fan club of yourself, its probably premature. Just saying.
  • Still on Facebook Fan pages, like everyone else I get invites for everything under the sun (and in some cases, a fan club for the ‘sun’ itself). I usually hit accept to support those doing the inviting but the result is a totally skewed picture of who I am on my profile page. I wouldn’t have cared all that much until I started doing interviews and noticed that someone can see who you’re a fan of despite not being friends. So think twice next time you Fan your friend’s Toronto Tantric Lovers page. I know I will.
  • Hands up if you know someone trying to improve their exposure by creating a “Help Haiti” campaign. My PSA: There are so many ways to help people; you can easily avoid the self serving.
  • Apparently Tiger Woods was spotted coming out a Sex clinic. Do you think a lot of people hear this and think in their head, “I would love to have the problem which lead to that problem”.

All right, that’s it for me. It’s been a pleasure contributing to Romi’s virtual destination of debauchery and I encourage you to do the same. No lie, I just came back from an interview with a journalist who read my first piece on the Mayor race so it really, truly, does get you places. Especially if you are a sex addict who just started your very own Facebook fan club and was looking to drum up followers.

Help Haiti, seriously.

Adil (adil@mycitylives.com)

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6 Responses to “Adil Says: Inane Thoughts from an Inane Individual”

  1. djdemers January 21, 2010 at 3:44 am #

    I created my own Facebook Fan Page. I believe I even invited you to be my fan. I am happy you called me out on it. I’m not happy about having to do it, but self-marketing is a bitch. I have to take a nice, long shower every night.

    Sad to see you’re leaving Romi’s blog. You’re moving on to the 12:05 slot in the sun, if I may get poetic.

    Keep up the good work, both of you.

    • Adil January 21, 2010 at 9:02 am #

      Wow, now that’s awkward. I’m glad we don’t like each other very much. I left out some details just because I didn’t want to be too rude towards that individual but now that you’ve given me the space, I think self-marketing is necessary for anyone who wants to ‘make it’, so keep the hot water flowing. That said, the individual in question wants to be fanned because they are a ‘social media’ expert which I think, is utter BS. For the record, I think anyone who is truly a social media expert knows that the title is so over-abused, that its silly to brand yourself that way. But that’s just my personal opinion and I’m certain I’m wrong in some of my thinking (I’m just saying this to avoid being beaten down by 140 characters in twitter).

      Glad that you’re sad but you’ll be able to follow us both in our respective endeavors. Romi and I were doing some cross marketing and going back to good old fashioned bartering (“hey, I’ll write three pieces if you do this…’). So enthused by the experience, I tried to get my visa bill lowered by offering cleaning services to the person on the phone but they didn’t bite.

      Adil “I’m a fan of you” Dhalla

  2. jonathan January 21, 2010 at 7:24 pm #

    that’s one crazy rabbit

    • romeh January 22, 2010 at 1:00 am #

      Trix are for kids!

      …sorry. 🙂

  3. Adam January 21, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    by any chance was there any overlap between the person with the “help haiti” campaign and the person who created their own fan page on facebook? Seems like a logical progression, no???

    • Adil January 22, 2010 at 9:21 am #

      None but yes, would seem logical.

      Okay it was me.

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