Anyways, back to what the past week has held. Last Friday evening was spent at Julio’s on Whyte Ave with some girlfriends – four of us have traditional Julio’s nights that we try to do a few times every year, and it is always a blast. This was definitely no exception, but there was a noticeable lack of sombreros, a staple for our Julio’s nights. As it happens, Laura, the girl who locked me out of her place the night before, was one of the girls I was spending the evening with. She took all the teasing in stride as she usually does. As she pointed out, the fact that she’s a bad friend makes us all look awesome in comparison. Well said, Laura.
At some point during that night, we ran into this guy:
He claimed to be in the Guiness Book of World Records for doing push-ups. Then he went down and did five rapid push-ups, after which he hopped up and held up his hat for tips. Is that seriously what busking is coming to? Doing five push-ups, then asking for money? I mean, I guess Laura and I did once run into a guy doing backflips for a dollar on Whyte Ave… but at least that was a backflip!
The next day I attended my first ever Edmonton Capitals baseball game. A group of us all decided that we could have a lot of fun at a ball game (and ohh b oy, we were right!). For those of you that don’t know, the Caps were in a best-of-7 series to be the North American League Champions (which they actually did win the other night!). The game we were at was game 3, so not super important in the scheme of the series but still a blast and a half. As we were driving to the game, one of the girls was telling me that she had always wanted to go to a Caps game. In the middle of this, Dustin burst in to say “I never did!”. He had somewhat been dragged along, but little did he know how much fun he could have.
We cheered and jeered. We had ball park hot dogs and drank beer. We saw a home run, we almost caught a foul ball. We saw the Caps make their way to a 3-0 series lead, and Dustin got a vuvuzuela (see below). All in all, this was one successful baseball game.
I spent this morning rollerblading up Lakeshore Road in Kelowna – it was fabulous. It was two hours before I got back to the house, tired and sunburnt.
The next few days should be pretty relaxed – just getting ready to venture down to California! I’ll keep you all updated once I’m down there.
Lots of love!