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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Wacky Wintery Weekend

Hey Gang! Well, it's Tuesday morning, and cold as... well, it's just really cold. And snowy. So, here's the weekend update.

Saturday around 6:30 my BIL arrived into town, riding the LoserCruiser (aka Greyhound), and Kerry and Sherri also happened to be in town, so despite the crapload of snow accumulating on our deck, we had a BBQ! It was stellar. Post dinner, Kyr came by for a beer and we decided to go to the Standard. (Now at this point in time you're probably thinking that I'm becoming some sort of a mid-life crisis bar star, but it's not true. I merely go where the people are... and hopefully it won't continue to be the Standard for long.) Anyways, Greg had a tonnes of free coupons and crap so me and Kyr and J all ended up with VIP passes and a gift certificates. It was a pretty good deal, but the best part of the night was definitely the hot dogs with kraut...

Sunday we went for a little sacrament at Bethel, and had a nice little Birthday Brunch for Jonny followed by Birthday Cake. The rest of the day was lovely and relaxing as the snow continued to fall, non stop.

And Monday, I went to a few classes, J went to his lectures and then we spent the rest of the day shopping around. I got to go the famous Burlington Tobbacconists (totally wicked shop!) and we hit Chapters, Starbucks, and the like. And finished the day with supper at Bul-Go-Gi. And then it took 45 to get home. Why? you might be asking... Well, the roads in the river valley were bumper to bumper with vehicles who dared not go faster than 30 kms and then when I got halfway up Grierson Hill, I came to the realization that "Holy Crap, my car's not gonna make it!" No matter how much jumping Jason was doing in the front seat, my tires were just a spinning, so I decided to hack a nut, and try a different course, one with less of an incline. Thankfully we finally made it, out of the Valley. And now I don't intend on going anywhere near it until spring, when all the snow is gone. What a fiasco! But still, a special finish to a kickass weekend. It was so fun to see my BIL again!

Thursday, October 14, 2004

just a STANDARD wednesday night...

Hey all. Well here we have yet another week, almost done! I'm so glad - I live for the weekends. And the exciting point of my weekend will be my visitors... First and foremost, my BIL is coming into town (I haven't seen him since May!) too bad he's not bringing his wife though... and also to add to the fun and games, Kerry and Sherri are coming to town! Oh the adventures to be had! Oh the adventures I've already had this week...

Let us begin with Monday night, Thanksgiving Day. It was probably one of the best Thanksgiving Dinner's of my life. I've never felt so disgustingly full in a long time (not counting my all-you-can-eat shrimp fiasco of two weeks ago...) Everyone contributed such lovely dishes and it turned out wonderfully. We even had wine (well, actually it was Boones, but to the average college student, that's a select vintage wine!)

Then last night, Greg got some free admissions into The Standard. Quite the bar, and frankly I would probably never go in there on a weekend, but it was Wednesday and high-balls were only $1! And it turned into a great night (I was introduced to Vodka Slimes - yum!)

And today, I worked, went to class, and now I'm back at work. Oh well, it's what I do, and at least they're paying me.

Check ya later!

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Happy 100 Edmonton!

So yesterday, October 8th, marked Edmonton's 100th Birthday! What a party! Churchill Square (the new and improved square - I might add) was filled with tonnes of cool activies, and this weekend all City of Edmonton venues (pools, golf courses, zoo, etc) are absolutely free! So we started the festivities by taking in a little Metis dancing on the main stage. My only regret was that I didn't bring my Voyageur Sash to fit in... After that we got in line for a FREE Krispy Kreme donut (they're opening one up in South Ed. in the spring) Then we walked through City Hall, listened to a wicked children's Recorder Choir (who knew that recorders didn't always sound like crap?) and a Children's Choir. Then we went through the First Nation's Display and walked through some Tipi's, and THEN we went to the Museum (Free admission) and walked around like a bunch of art fags trying to be cultured. The coolest part of that was a 40-part Motet set up in a dimly lit room. Around the entire room were 40 individual speakers and out of each came a different voice from this choir from England. It was soooo amazing, just like being surrounded by a real live group of singers. Very beautiful. After a little bit more moseying around we went to the Olive Garden for supper. Mmmm, never a disappointment there. And then we went back to Churchill square to hear Samantha King, a wicked awesome drum line consisting of First Nations, Asian, African and highland (or whatever you call them) drummers, and following that was a 20-min long multi-hundred-thousand-dollar fireworks show. Such a fun day, and all of it was free! And I feel that the fun is only just beginning, cuz there are tonnes of activities planned all weekend. Rock on!