Monday, August 31, 2009

Epic Night

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls

As luck would have it two of my friends from back home, home. (Darwin) were going to be in Niagara Falls about a 3 hour drive from me on the 16th & 17th of August. I hadn’t been to see the falls and hadn’t seen my mates in a year and a half since I’d missed them on my brief trip home so I was pretty stoked to be seeing them. Tuck I had known since I was in year 8 about 12 years

I set out from Minett, Muskoka about 1230pm which was early for our meeting time of 4:50 pm. It was a super hot day, which considering I’m from Darwin is saying something. My drive through to Toronto was fairly uneventful however when I hit Toronto it was right on the beginning of peak hour 3pm. I’m not the best free way driver although I am getting it slowly. I took the wrong exit and ended up stranded downtown toronto for a good hour. Not only was I crawling along slowly my car decided it would be a good time to over heat. I had to turn the air conditioner off to survive. Imagine 40C, no air and surrounded by cars. Not fun. At least I could still have my music pumping I don’t know what I would have done otherwise!

So after I made it out of that traffic jam I hit about four more on the way through Hamilton. Worst time to be driving. I actually was only 20 minutes late to pick up Sharon and Tuck from the train station but they were a good 2 hours late and I had to sit in the sweltering heat waiting for them. We went to our motel relaxed for a bit then I took them to the Keg Steakhouse for dinner. I liked the beer glasses they gave us for the Honey Brown Niagara falls brew so they ended up in my bag a little later in the night.

After the keg Sharon went to sleep and Tuck and I went out bar hunting. We walked miles and couldn’t find one bar so I asked some security guards and they pointed us to a bar. It was dead but we sat at the bar just talking and drinking a few more beer. We had Creemore, Moosehead and Rickards Red. I liked the moose head glass but ninjaering was difficult. I think the bartender liked us however she ended up giving it to me at the end of the night.

Tuck and I went on an ear plug finding mission because Im a light sleeper and he snores but all we found some hot dogs from 711 and a Tim Hortons where I introduced him to Iced Capps and cheap donuts.

Tuck snored so loud all night that I barely slept. The next morning we got moving at 11am and went to see the falls and catch the maid of the mist into the spray. The falls were amazing. We had a great spot on the boat and it was so cool how close we got to the falls. Its really hard to describe them you really just need to go see for yourself.
That night was another drunken night. I even got cut off by a server she said I could walk out on the street and be hit by a car! LOL. Well I probably deserved it. We gave her a bad tip hehehe.

The drive home I stopped through Hamilton and saw Theresa one of my mates from Banff. She was there for a wedding so we talked for about an hour and then I left and drove all the way back to Muskoka. Work was a bit of a drag because I was so tired.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


No Drugs, No alcohol. Underworld rocked MY world. Epic Fucking Night.
Its been 10 years since Underworld had graced Canadian soil and I was just lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. They are one of my favourite Electronic groups of ALL time.

My date for the concert fell through and I found myself going solo, fine. I wasn’t going to miss it because I was alone. Its kind of funny though if I was with someone I may have missed out on meeting an awesome group of guys that totally helped me close my amazing night.

The drive there 2.5 hours with traffic, the wait in the line. I met a guy from Detroit who was also running solo and we hung out for the first few hours, he was a bit of a downer though.. didn’t dance, do drugs or drink. He was asking me what kind of movies I liked and I was way to pumped for his conversation. He was following me everywhere so I didn’t really talk to many other people.

When Underworld came on I kind of lost him, I pushed myself into the crowd and ended up right at the front of the stage to the right. I was literally five feet away from underworld, I could smell the sweat on thier brows (and the thousands of other sweaty people surrounding me) I danced so hard, I didnt have time to talk or to meet anyone I just danced. It was unreal, I haven’t danced that hard in so long.
When it finished I was pumped I made it outside and just stood there calming myself down wondering if I should talk to someone. I was so wired and just wanted to share my experience with someone who understood it like me.

I ended up walking to my car and decided I was wired enough to drive the 2.5 hours home. As I stood there with my key in my door I couldn’t help but think, I drove all this way and didn’t even meet anyone except some weird guy from detroit. Two guys were standing at thier car about 5 metres away. I remembered my promise to myself to meet more people on my travels and locked my car and walked over to the guys.
Me “Can I ask you a favour”
They looked at me “what?”
“Well I came out to this concert on my own and I was so busy dancing I didn’t meet anyone, I was hoping you would let me take my picture with you so I could pretend that I actually made some friends”

They obliged, I still didn’t know thier names. They were waiting for a couple of friends who had decided to get stoned by some wave thing in toronto instead of coming to the concert. We talked and they invited me to get a beer with them. I followed ..the rest is history. We met thier two other friends at the bar.They were all awesome, all around my age and so much fun. We sat at the bar having a few beers and they invited me to Tiesto and Coechella??? Some huge music festival in California in April.They apparently go every year rent out a huge mansion and just party for 3 days.

As the bar closed at 2am we walked back to our cars and had a dance party in the car park. I ended up saying good bye at 3am and drove myself out of toronto to a service centre there I put down my back seat and tried to sleep for a couple of hours. It wasn’t really happening so I jumped into tim hortons bought a coffee and then drove the two hours back singing my heart out. I made it home just before 7am and went to sleep, happy & content.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Game Over.

I think I broke my thumb playing beach volleyball today. I am working as server tonight, the only server.

Still epic volleyball game

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Who needs sleep, well your never gonna get it.

Crazy couple of days... I was working, and it was a busy night. I finished at 2am only to end up joining a fracs party. I was originally going to drive to the key and pick up the russian (Anton) but I was pissed off and I was tired and I wanted to drink.

I should have driven to the key and gone to bed. The situation got out of control and I went back to one of the cottages. I didn't sleep, I have issues sleeping unless I'm in a controlled environment. Life is so amazing and different here that I just really want to hold on to everything and its causing problems with my sleeping habit.

I got a ride by boat back in the morning and had enough time to run home and change for work. I spent all day working on no sleep and consumed 1 iced coffee, one normal coffee and a can of monster energy drink. I managed to spill a beer on a customer but he was pretty cool about everything and said not to worry but I felt so bad I just gave him a free beer.

After work I should have gone home to bed but went and hung out at the gate house instead. I fell asleep for about 10 minutes on the couch listening to one of the guys playing mario, then I was woken up by Kristian/Rabbit (a kitchen guy) who thought I was supposed to be working. He let me sleep in his bed for a couple of hours. Apparently I dozed off for another half and hour but I was soon up and out again hanging out with the guys. We were sitting around talking for ages before I finally decided to call it a midnight. I went down to the bar to check out the open mic night and was practically falling asleep on the spot. Finally decided to leave around 12:30am home and watched lost. Which by the way is a really fucked up show >< So crashed out about 2am. Slept solid through till 2pm.