It’s been quite the couple of weeks.
I saw Hollywoodland with the guys. Murf and I liked it, Derek and Chris not so much. Ben Affleck really plays a believeable actor who has big dreams and limited talent. You can all make your own jokes from that comment.
Went on a brewery tour last weekend. It was pretty sweet, held at Garrison so I got to sample all different kinds of beer. All you could drink for like three hours. Afterwards, we almost got the $445 fine for drinking in public. Close, but luckily no cigar.
Daniel was up yesterday, he had media creds for the Pitt-Ott game. Not a bad idea for his article, the influence of these exhibition games on hockey development in the Maritimes and just the general growth of hockey in the Maritimes. From what he said, he got a number of good quotes. Anyway, Dan and his buddy stayed with me and as usual, it was an experience after the game:
Daniel and I went to the Split Crow to meet up with Chris and Ryan. We’re sitting on the balcony (because this city is insanely humid and muggy) and all of the sudden there’s a crash from the other part of the balcony. Look over and see a guy laid out on the balcony. Someone yells that he got decked and the bouncers start to run. I don’t know what happened to the guy that hit buddy, but he was down for a while. Out cold. His friend helps him up and buddy comes up swinging. Sadly, he’s like five minutes too late. So he flips a table, and the bouncers are there. He gets thrown into a sleeperesque hold and is carried out. But the night isn’t over for our battered boy. The bouncers let him go with his friends and he immediately comes after one of the bouncers. So back into a restraining hold and the bouncers get a few nice shots of their own in. Then the boys in blue show up, first it’s one officer on foot, followed by a police car, then the paddy wagon, then two more police cars and another paddy wagon. Seems like HRP was a little bored last night. The situation diffuses soon after that and buddy and his mates head off into the fog, but geez, nothing like hitting the liquor hard on a Tuesday night.
This weekend should look to be pretty decent including Jackass II, a Slowcoaster show, two hockey games and Word on the Street. Next week, I’m going to Cape Breton for Sport Fair. There’s an anticipation at the office, like everyone is looking forward to it. I don’t think anyone is looking forward to actually doing Sport Fair, but just to get out of the office and spend some time away from it all. It’s almost like a vacation. I’m driving a rental van with pretty much everyone from work, I’ve never driven in Halifax before and I don’t know how to get to Cape Breton. Should be interesting.
My writing stuff seemed to figure itself out. I need to get in touch with the Mooseheads PR guy to arrange my creds for the games. I hope to go to the October 1st game, but so far I haven’t heard back from him.
I really should go to the gym sometime soon. I need to re-dedicate myself to taking care of myself. I guess it wouldn’t be a normal week if I didn’t have something to worry and fret about. I’m eating a lot healthier though (I think, at least). BBQ is now my second favourite acronym, after SCUBA of course.