Its hot

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.


New housemates

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).


Mongolie Grill

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.



Videos of various Skylarking!

So recently I decided to go through a lot of Alan’s videos and upload them to Google Video. God Bless them, they went through today (takes a few days to process them)! Here is the roundup (sorry about the shitty formatting of it all, thumbnails coming when I can be bothered to go do some CSS).

  • Frank and Big Mike at the Staff Party: A discussion of the word “merr”*
  • Hayley drunk as hell in Creekside: Fortunatly for her, I was also drunk as hell, check out how supportive I was.
  • Hayley goes to the lav on a Greyhound Bus: And we were outside… you fool!
  • Alcohol Fueled Antics in The Hilton Hotel: We had just been to Cinammon Bear, and we were like bears to honey when we saw that piano. This then decends into randomness and fun with a change machine. Alan thinks this is one of our best videos.
  • Staff Party Speeches (informal): I think Alan was attempting to get all of our catchphrases and lingual pisstakes in one video. He expertly capitalizes on Janet’s pronunciation of “Credit Memo”, “Food” and “Merr”. Then it goes to random interviews. Also, I’m wearing the much famed White Hoodie in this.
  • Janet and Steve, after Jager: See Jager take effect on Janet and Steve, some folks also give thier opinion.
  • (Finally one with some Skiing) Alan on 7th Heaven: This was my first attempt to film him going down 7th Heaven. He starts moving as if the mountain is colapsing behind him and expects me to somehow keep up with this and film him. I fail for the mostpart.
  • Alan and the Gang going to the Terrain Garden: We decided to have another go, this time starting on cattrack and then heading down Easy Out, eventually ending up near the Terrain Garden entrance. It starts out with mostly Alan, but Janet and Liam end up in there as well. I get a bit cocky as we get onto the main run and actually take a more agressive line than Alan (and I’m the one filming!).
  • Spraying Janet: Alan has a go at filming me, but decides he want’s me to hold his poles. Eventually we do our favorite trick of double hockey stop spraying Janet.
  • Glove Diving under Rendevouz: Unfortunatly we knocked some guys gloves under Rendevouz while taking a picture, I went and got em
  • How to clean a ski jacket, using only what nature gives you: This lesson was brought to you after Caroline rammed (innocent) me off the lift and into a mudslick.
  • Janet on Moguls: Did I mention one of Janet’s catchphrases is “I don’t like moguls”. It’s better when you hear her say it.

Well there you have it, some visual imagery of what I get up to. These video’s are just the ones from Alan’s camera. I’ll go through some other peoples and upload some more next week. This has also provided a welcome distraction for you, the reader, from reading about the mundane stuff I get up to (just been a lot of BBQs this week really). Finally, a Q&A:

* What the hell is a “merr”?

Merr is a word Big Mike made up, it appears to have no specific meaning, however, is always an appropriate answer to any question and can always be used in any conversation (even to start one).

Folks, upload a few vids from home to Google Video, its fun. Hell, it’s just fun to browse!