Sunday, June 27, 2004

"You know what I want to do right now? I want to go over to that D.J, Russ or whatever his name is, and go to shake his hand and say 'Nice job, way to download songs off the internet for a living' and then when he's expecting the hand shake I'll stick a chloroform rag in his face, drag his body under the table and then take over the music and play nothing but New Kids on the Block and line dancing songs." - Bruce, further enhancing his awesomeness.

Just got back about an hour ago from Ken and Jessica's wedding. It was lots of fun - once I found the place. I got a little lost because I screwed up my directions. But I got there on time, all was well.

I realized something about weddings tonight: They're pretty fun, as long as it's a close friend or family member getting married. I had a great time tonight, and I had a great time at the last wedding I went to - Tracy and Kyle's last September.

I used to not like weddings very much - not that I've been to a ton of them or anything, but usually they're boring, you only know like 6 people, and it's taking up precious time you could be using to sleep, download porn or light off firecrackers.

But I realized the reason they're boring is because it's usually your uncle's cousin's neighbour's aunt who's the one getting hitched. So basically it's not too exciting and your interest level is minimal. And by minimal I mean none. But when it's your friend it's just like one big party.

Plus the last two weddings were the only one's i've been too since I turned 19, and I like open bars.

But I doubt that has anything to do with it. At least not much.

Friday, June 25, 2004

During a big thunderstorm in White Rock on Thursday...

Advertising woman: Oh no, my cats are just going to be so scared. They hate thunder. My poor babies!
Rob: *scoffs* You know what I'd do with a cat in a thunder and lightning storm? I'd take it outside, staple it to a tin roof and hope for the best.

"You know what I like? Boobs." - Ian

Heather: Let's go to Darby's Pub.
Bruce: Oh sure, we'll walk up there and nobody will come up with us and
we'll be like "Oh they got us with the ol' 'let's go to Darby's Pub gag' and
then instead of going in the pub we'll go to John's knife shop and pick up a
couple of big knives and come back here and say 'hi here are some knives,
it's a peace offering for your little trick. No hard feelings.' Then after
they have the big knives maybe they won't try and trick us again.

It's been an eventful few days - went to Ken's bachelor party on Thursday night in Kits, then didn't get home til 2:00 and had aboot 4 hours of sleep before work, which wasn't cool.

Then tomorrow I'm going to Ken and Jessica's wedding, which should be pretty fun I'd imagine. I met a lot of Ken's Nova Scotia family the other day, and his brother Bruce, from the above quote, is awesome. He's just hilarious.

Tonight we were just drinking in Sean's backyard but I'm just exhausted so I called it a night early. It's been a weird day - I was dead-tired, then pumped because we had a ball game, then pissed off because our game was cancelled, then I was sad after that when i heard some very not-cool news that happened to one of my best friends. Normally, the emotions would've been up and down a bit today, but so far I've been pretty even-keeled, which I suspect has much to do with a lack of sleep and a few beers.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

You know what's awesome? Being drunk.
I'm fuckin shiffaced right now, but thankfully Ian was less shitfaced and was able to drive my car home. What a great night a slapshots even if the power did go out for awhile.

Tomorrow should be good - some of us are going to sean's dad's wedding (Chris, Sean, jenna, Jeremy) and the rest of us are goin camping in Chilliwack. Also in the plans tomorrow is a trip to the ol' movie theatre to see dodgeball, which looks awesome.

In other news, Danny and Amanda had their baby - a 5 lb 14 ounce baby girl named Harmony Grace. Congratulations guys, that's awesome, we're all happy for you.

Well, I'm loaded so I should probably call it a night. Later folks,

Postscript: According to Ian, I also fell off the couch last night when we got home. I vaguely remember it. I am PURE AWESOME.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

:: Back from the 'loops ::

Well I'm back from my short trip to Kamloops for Mike and Melissa's grad. It was quite a good weekend - a decent amount of drinking, and I got to see everyone again because we were all briefly back in the same town. Now I'm in Langley and Mike's back in Alberta, so it was a short but sweet reunion.

Friday night was prett good - I got into town at around 8:00 and we drank some champagne and then went to Sherlock's for a couple of hours to meet up with some of the few remaining j-school stragglers.

Some of the weekend highlights included Lorne buying 'Hoe Garden" beer (actually some weird belgium beer Hoegaarden; Meghan cramming many marshmallows into her mouth; and Mike and Shaun destroying a Calgary Flames flag for me (including throwing it off a bridge and lighting it on fire.) Also equally important (or more important if you ask her..haha) was Melissa making sure everyone, from family to friends to strangers at the bar, knew that "IT'S MY GRAD!!"

I took about 90 pictures so I'll be posting those in the next little while - most likely on one of mike's new sites once he gets them up and running.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

:: Tasteless joke alert ::

Today Ray Charles died at age 73.

He didn't even see it coming.

I cracked the whole office up with that one this afternoon.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Tonight I pumped up the ol' DVD collection with some kick-ass movies - Family Guy seasons 1-3 and both Wayne's Worlds. So if anybody needs me, I'll be in my room watching hours upon hours of tv. Except for Friday of course, when I'll be in Kamloops drinking my god damn face off. I'm headed there after work on Friday to meet up with Melissa, Mike and Meghan after the grad ceremony. I think we're going to some kind of foam party at the bar - which sounds interesting to say the least. We'll be drunk, regardless.

The last time I was there with everyone was on my way home from Peace River and our little reunion didn't really go as planned and some or all of us were a little bummed about it. Well, with Mike in Vulcan and me in Langley this might be our last shot at it for awhile.

So let's not fuck this one up.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

"The Internet sure is getting neat." - some woman at my work today.

Good insight. Welcome to 1995 lady.

Jer: aaaoooooooohhh.
Nick: What was that?
Jer: I was yawning. Yawning, you know? It's the past tense of yawn.
Nick: No Jer, it's not.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

:: When I saw how big my paycheque was I pitched a tent ::

Okay, I lied. Before you think I'm some perverted freak who gets turned on by money (see also Smith, Anna Nicole), I didn't actually pitch a tent when I got paid yesterday.

I did, however, buy one.

I decided that, aside from paying some of my Visa bill I'd prepare for the many weekend camping/drinking trips that will/better happen this summer. While I'm not exactly one to get all excited about a tent, it is pretty cool for one reason: There is no setup to it. All you do is spread it out, pull up on this top piece and the whole thing pops open and its finished. Takes 4 seconds. No fucking around with tent poles and all that garbage. Why is this important? Well, for starters, I'm incredibly lazy and hate setting up tents. Reason #2: By cutting down on camping setup time, I've now increased the camping drinking time by a good 10-15 minutes at least. And when it comes to drinking an entire weekend away, there's really no time to waste.

I was going to blow some of my money on a bunch of dvds - Family Guy seasons 1-3, Wayne's World 2, Dumb and Dumber, you know, the classics - but decided a tent was a better plan. DVD's can wait til next payday, or til tomorrow if I'm feeling rich.

I'm trying to save a lot of the money I'm making now, but there's so many things I want to buy it'll take some willpower because, like Mike, I really want to get my hands on a giant inflatable octopus or a cactus shaped pinata.

How much do those go for anyway?