I really seem to have become terribly lax with updating my blog regularly! First it used to be that nothing exciting was happening; Ergo, I had nothing to report. Now, its just the opposite and I'm too darn busy to sit down and properly chronicle events. So.. here's a quick overview of the past few weeks.
Saturday, Nov 26th: Cavalcade of Lights, Nathan Phillips Square, Downtown Toronto.
Met up with some of the pals at City Hall to watch the lighting of Toronto's "Official" Christmas Tree... (Or is it a Holidays Tree??? Who knows.. everything has to be so damn PC around here!) Beer Baron said he was coming too... but he didn't show and we could only assume it was a sort of washroom crisis - which is often the case with him. Anyway....even though it was sub zero temps... we had a blast and the programme was actually really good and involved dancers and acrobats and music groups and fireworks... and of course the big moment when the tree was lit and everyone went "Ooooooo".
Well once that happened, there was really not too much point hanging around, also we were chilled to the bone and hungry and thirsty as well. (We're all about pampering our bellies). Thai food was suggested, and we trekked up to Yonge/ Dundas to 'Thai Salad King' which someone swore was the best Thai restaurant this side of the Don River, and in spite of the 20 minute wait for a table that barely fit us all, I'll have to admit that the food was quite good. Well mine was anyway!
Once our bellies were attended to, we had to look after our minds.. or rather trash our minds with beer and so it was back down Yonge St. in search of an appropriate establishment. Of course being 10pm on a Saturday night, everything was busy and there was not a table to be found for love or money. Finally at Fionn McCools, (the 3rd place we tried) there was a glimmer of hope when I found this table occupied by this sole woman. I asked her if we could sit down as the bar was packed, and she was all alone at a table for 6!! Well she agreed and we all crowded round.
Little did we know the fun was just starting! Turns out, chickie (who btw was mid-late 40s and um.. kinda looked like a man!) was there to "support" the band, and she insisted in telling us (over and over again) 1. that she shouldn't really be there coz she had an exam to study for. 2. that she was in love with the lead singer 3. that he'd asked her out several times, but she'd turned him down coz of the age difference and 4. that she loved "these guys" and would follow them anywhere to hear them sing.... then back to point 1 and so on.. you get the picture! AND she was getting progressively drunker and louder! Well, the climax was when she got up to dance and grabbed some poor random girl and started spinning around with her nearly knocking over several tables, mic stands and the amps in the process! Well by now the entire bar had gathered round the stage, not so much for the music, but for the crazy spectacle unfolding. Honestly, it was like a train wreck... chaotic, horrible and you know people will eventually be hurt... but you still can't look away!
We were all pretty much in splits at our table and could barely hold a straight face when she got back to the table!!! Thankfully, she left soon after (all that spinning must have gotten to her) and once she did we just sat back and let loose!
Oh my.. talk about a strange evening!