>Thursday after work, Lisa and I went down to Market Slip to see the reinactment of Samual de Champlain’s arrival. It turned out to be a handful of people dressed up in period costumes. Nothing too exciting, although I got a couple of decent pictures. We then walked over to the Ale House and got a brewtender and supper. Anthony and Dan joined us, then Michelle and Anthony B., John, Jay and Colin. Wemosied over to check out the bands playing at Fort La Tour and caught the last couple of songs by Maxwell’s Sons, and then stuck around to watch the fabulous fireworks show. It was very well done. It was set to symphonic music and lasted about 25 minutes. Teh usual fireworks shows around here are about 10 minutes, with each firework going off one at a time – usually not all that exciting. Needless to say, the show put on Thursday evening was pretty exciting in comparison.
Friday evening was Lisa’s “Ladies Night” since Anthony had gone to Toronto to see an Evil Dead musical. I had dinner at Mings with Colin first and headed over to Lisa’s around 8:30. It was a fairly mellow crowd – just Lisa, Julie, Ann and I. We watched Dirty Dancing, chatted for a bit, then decided to go out dancing. Well, the last time Lisa and I were out dancing must have been a couple of years ago. We thought we’d go to Studio 54 but it was closed, so we popped upstairs to Club Montreal. It was deadly quiet. The guy at the door gave us each a ticket for a free drink (no cover charge!) and at the mention of karioke, Lisa and Ann’s eyes lit up. I sang one song – since there were maybe 4 other people there. I think Lisa and Ann sang 2 or 3 songs each, then we left and went to the Spy bar. It wasn’t very busy either. The folks who were there were pretty young – we saw Semi there. But the music was good to dance to, so we stuck around. All in all it was a good evening – relaxing and fun!
Saturday morning I had a hair appointment, and in the afternoon I gamed, napped and went to the gym. It pretty much poured all day, which was a little depressing. That evening I popped out to John’s b-day party and hung out for a bit, then went home and made it to bed at a fairly reasonable time.
Sunday morning was Colin’s triathalon. I hung out with Cliff and Shannon and we cheered him on. Cliff made fun “TEAM PARC” shirts up for cheering Colin on. Colin did very well – he beat his time that he was aiming for. This was his first triathalon and he did a great job! Congrats, honey!
Sunday afternoon I relaxed and gamed a bit more, then around supper, Colin and I headed upriver and had a fabulous dinner at Bill and Dawn’s. We didn’t stay too late because Colin had to get some more work done on a homework assignment for a job interview. I spent the rest of my evening gaming (big surprise), although I did still manage to hit the hay fairly early.
It looks like a busy week. We vote today. It’s actually stressing me out a bit – I was thinking of seeing Supersize Me tonight, but I might wait and see it tomorrow night instead. That’ll give me a chance to catch some of the election coverage on TV tonight.