Wednesday, January 29, 2003

In honour of our crazy weekend, Meghan has bought a fish, who lives in a big wine glass, and named him Tipsy. He will soon be joined by another fish, Sneaky. So now our crazy last few days will be forever remembered.

And by forever I mean two weeks until the fish die.
"We've become the people we make fun of."

Weird last couple of days. Due to some stressful situations, Meghan and Melissa decided to undertake "Operation Evacuation" and stay away from home for a few days. So they were going to crash at my place. No problem. So its about 2:15 on Tuesday morning when it's decided that Mike will stay at my place too for the night. Again, no problem. Well, no problem for me since I have my own bed. The 3 of them however, were a little cramped for space. But a few late nights and skipped classes later everything seems to be working out.

"We are very sneaky."

Mike, Meghan, Melissa and I have been hanging out pretty much non-stop since Friday afternoon, and either we're severely sleep deprived or we're just going crazy. Case in Point: After finding a picture of a giant fish on the internet, we "secretly" put the picture as the background on every computer in the j-school classroom. For some reason we found this to be hilarious, not to mention very sneaky. No one else did. Come to think of it, I'm not sure why it was such a great idea. Lack of sleep is ruining my sense of humour.

"That guy keeps staring at me. He's freakin' me out."

The last 48 hours actually seem like one long day, and I can't really remember exactly what happened when. But I do remember the crazy guy at Denny's. So the four of us are sitting in a booth at Denny's and its about 12:30 or 1:00 in the morning by now. So we're sitting there and then I notice this guy sitting at the counter a few feet behind Mike. He's staring RIGHT at me and mumbling something - I'm no lip reader but it didn't seem to nice - and he's got this crazy scowl on his face. So I'm getting a little bit concerned, thinking that for some reason this guy doesn't like me or something. I pointed this guy out to everyone, and through a series of hand signals, winks and nods, and reflections in knives, (like I said, we're sneaky) everyone was able to see this crazy nut without making it too overtly obvious that we're looking at him. It turns out he really is crazy, and not only is he staring and talking to me, but also to the pop machine in front of him. We passed him off as some lunatic and, barely being able to contain laughter, we paid and left.

Only at Denny's do you find people talking to pop machines in the middle of the night.

Went to the Blazers game last night. Sat in the pressbox. It was pretty cool, now I just have to go down to the team's practice today and hopefully get some interviews for my story. I really hope I get the interviews today because otherwise im in trouble.

Sunday, January 26, 2003

Wow. What a good Saturday. The martini night was definately a success.

Me, Mike, Meghan, the two Melissa's, Lorne, Vanessa, Dustin & Leigh-Ann started drinking around 10 o'clock and it just got progressively worse from there. We started out playing pictionary junior (ages 7-12) and after getting bored with that we decided to finally launch the christmas tree off the balcony and over the fence 20 feet away. With the crowd of drunken martini drinkers yelling and counting down from 3, Lorne and I tossed the tree off the balcony and just barely over the fence, but it made it. (pictures and video clips to follow shortly)

As we all got drunker and drunker there were some startling revelations made - one's which will not be written about here but from now on will just be referred to as "The darkroom escapade."

Well, the rest of the night is a little blurry but I do remember falling down an icy slope while we walked the "treacherous path" to the mohawk. Stupid ice.

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Interesting night last night, once we all got to the same place at the same time.

See, there were a few little mix-ups as we went hopping from one bar to the next. Me, Melissa, Meghan, Melissa Jameson, Dustin, Leigh-Ann, Tara and Matt all showed up for music trivia at Heroe's where the J-School Posse was in 4th place by the time we had to leave. Not a bad showing considering we were up against UCC music profs. After Heroe's we went downtown to Kelly O'Briens for Kris's (Melissa and Meghan's roommate) birthday, but we snuck out kind of early and headed back to Melissa's for a few more drinks. Now the mix-ups started happening. I dropped the girls off at JJ's so they could go to the greasy male strippers and then I headed back to their place to meet up with Mike so we could start drinking heavily. However, I never found Mike because he was a little late and I was a little early and I left after awhile. So Mike ended up stranded at melissa's with a sick Vanessa while I went back to JJ's to pick everyone up. But I got there and waited and waited, and eventually found out they walked to the Max instead because they thought I was just meeting them there. So after about 45 minutes, a worried phone call by Melissa to Carlos's answering machine to "Find Nick!" (which I appreciated) we all ended up at The Max, where much drinking occurred. Kris had to bow out early and head home because he could barely stand up, and the rest of us had a pretty good time dancing, drinking and hanging out.
Somewhere between 2 and 4:30 I also got an email about being hired for a new job covering the Kamloops Blazers for BC Hockey Now - which both excites and scares the hell out of me.

We stayed up til about 4:30 just sitting around talking and drinking at Melissa and Meghan's until everyone started nodding off and we decided to call it a night.

Maybe not quite as funny as last Friday, but a good night nonetheless.

Next up - Martini Saturday.

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Currently listening to: Blind Melon "Car Seat (God's Presents)

So there was some good music related news today - Pearl Jam is coming to Vancouver May 30. Not sure when tickets are on sale, but I'm sure me, Chris, Jeremy and others will be headed to the show provided we get tickets before they sell out. We all missed them when they played Seattle last time so we need to go this time, provided that I'm actually in Vancouver this summer.

Hopefully I am, but right now I guess I could end up anywhere. I've sent out resumes to a few places already - The Canadian Baseball League, Canadian Hockey Association in Calgary, the B.C who knows what will happen. But I'm not going to get too worried about that yet - I have more important things to concern myself with - like all the drinking we seem to have planned for this weekend - Friday night: Hero's, Kelly O's, and the Max. Saturday Night: meghan's martini party, and Sunday: super bowl and bubba kegs (Go Bucs!). Should be a good weekend.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Since Mike was nice enough to link to my blog, I figure I should return the favour and like to Mike's Blog.
Go check it out.
There's no room left on the friend's list: The sad state of affairs in Langley

So I've been having a conversation with my brother, Chris. And as many 2 AM convo's go, it's a little weird. Originally we were talking about these two girls that he knows named Shannon and her trusty sidekick - Robin (names have not been changed to make fun of the guilty) Now, I've met these two on occasion and while I'm not normally one to make fun of people, I really don't like them. Never have. Some uncool stuff went down and now he doesn't hang out with them anymore, and that led to him telling me how there "are no hot chicks left in Langley anymore." Well that isn't entirely true, it's just that all the "hot chicks" are his friends, and for him, that's a problem. According to him, he has no room left on the friend list. There is of course, another list, but only a select few of us are privileged enough to know the name of it. Oh well, maybe all his hot chicks will come out of hibernation in the spring. Here's hoping, for his sake and the sake of every other guy left in town.

Well, enough of that. Damn i gotta get some sleep

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Right now I am in the middle of failing a grammar test in my editing class. Thankfully it's a practice test and isn't for marks.

Fuck grammar.
Currently listening to: Pearl Jam: Elderly woman behind the counter in a small town

In the middle of the night when you're half asleep is there anything better than Pearl Jam?

Monday, January 20, 2003

Well folks, here's is my inaugural post. What a long day it was today. I had three classes as well as doing some editing and layout work for the Omega. This was my first full week as sports editor and I think my sports pages turned out alright but I guess we'll wait and see what it looks like when it comes out Wednesday. Aside from that, I'm really tired so I'm going to go watch Don Taylor on Sportsnet and then get some sleep.