Here’s another story update folks. Sporadic these days I know, I think it’s because that this whole experience is no longer a giant holiday, it’s the norm, and I can only repeat myself as much as I don’t realize.
Kelly’s Leaving and Birthday Party
Kelly, 22, leaving Whistler. The lucky bugger, before going off on her travels to Germany (to see some World Cup Fever), Ireland (to see Elaine), England (to see Fish and Chips) and Singapore (to see an airport), had the Penthouse Suite at the Whistler Village Inn Suites for 2 nights! She won them a few weeks ago along with Inxs tickets in Vancouver and ~$100 food at the Keg!
We all arrived at her suite to do the celebrity party thing before going on. Somehow (Caroline) a drinking game got started, Ring of Fire. I think I’ve explained it before but its along the lines of:
- Cards organized in circle around a glass
- Each person draws a card and does some stunt/tells someone to do a stunt based on what the card is (e.g. 2 = 2 fingers, 3 = give 3 fingers to someone else, King = pour something in the glass
- If you break the circle, down your drink
This went on for an hour, after which we were all thoroughly wasted. Matt (Janet’s friend from Scotland) seemed somewhat blown away at the craziness of our bunch of friends and what we get up to. I battled MC for the downstairs toilet, carrying her out of it at one point, then I remembered there was one upstairs. Alan recorded some funny interviews of everyone, and please would he give them to me so I can put them on this website! Caroline eventually managed to force us all to go to Savage Beagle (it was for our own good).
Once we got there, all the blokes were charged $5 entry + $2.50 coat… piss off I’m paying for the cloakroom after $5 entry on a Tuesday! A white hoodie on a sofa in a club is safe. Drank a lot of HiBalls. Asked a lot of people what they would do if me and someone else in the group were trapped on a sinking ship and they could only save one of us. Found the DJ was rude when you asked him for a request. Then went to the Pie Shop and the Pizza shop (which is great), and talked to Janet’s new housemates who were also out. Lept in a taxi with them, crashed at about 3:30, work the next day. Unfortunatly, in my drunken haze I forgot to say goodbye to pretty much everyone.
Liam tells me that some of them went back to Kelly’s room and a select few went on until 6am.
The week in the middle
Well, I had some cash left over and I seem to be spending it all on light boozing nearly every night, poker, food… yeah it’s been going down and HOUSE decided that they screwed up my last rent and took extra off my paycheque this week. Great service there, thanks for telling me in advance what was going on.
Julie (who I can’t stop calling Julia) and Jess are bleeding nuts. We work well together since we spend all our time working or partying. Just wish they would keep their clothes in their room and off the lounge floor! Still, we’re getting on well and I can tease them as much as say… Janet, without getting in trouble (at least I haven’t found the line yet).
Last night we went to the much famed Mongolie Grill in Whistler, for the last day of 50% off. The idea is that you go along a salad bar style thing, pick anything you want (bok choy, noodles, baby sweetcorn, bison, venison, beef of all kinds…), hand it to a chef who weighs it and cooks it. $1.60 per 100g. So, 510g later I’m watching a chef play about with my food and do all sort of tricks on a massive hotplate. Still couldn’t get it out of my head that this hot plate had cooked 100 meals before mine and the only cleaning it saw was a mean looking scraper. The food was fantastic, bison tastes really nice. Granville Island Lager really isn’t that nice, still, I’ve never liked Granville Island brews. Came back to find Julie and Jess in a silly mood, towards the end I was worried that they might play with fire or sharp knives or something.
Keep in touch folks.