|My amazing weekend, part 1
||[Oct. 10th, 2006|03:18 am]
J to the Uzzo, L to the Izzo, A to the Nizzo.
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So yeah, I kind of flaked out on posting about all those things I said I was going to post about a couple of months ago. But I actually am...eventually.
For now, I am going to rant and rave about how amazing my weekend was.
To put things into perspective, my weekend started last Tuesday at 3 pm.
Gabriela and I had arranged a while back that since my birthday (Sept 12) was so chaotic (I spent the whole day in school and ended my day at the Mastodon show, which was awesome), we would set an alternate date for my 20th birthday. So we decided on October 3/4.
Monday night, I got an email from Gaby, with an attachment. SO I opened up the attachment, and found a GOLDEN TICKET (much like the ones from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, if anyone's seen it). It instructed me to bring it to Yorkdale on Tuesday at 330.
So I went and waited, and met up with Gabbeh :). She took me bowling (we have so much fun bowling), and then we went and wandered around Yorkdale for a while, and then went and had dinner at the Rainforest Cafe (so delicious, omfgzzz).
So we're supposed to spend the night at my house, and Gaby tells me that she has one more present for me before we go back to my house. Here's the catch: I have to be blindfolded. We arrange that (since I get uncomfortable not knowing where I am - the thought of being blind frightens me) I only have to close my eyes after we get off the bus. So we get off at Dufferin and Queen, and Gaby blindly walks me a couple of blocks and we go through a set of doors. We start to walk up some stairs, and I hear a voice ask Gaby, "Are you two staying in the hotel?"
So, as you might have guessed, Gaby had rented a room at the DRAKE HOTEL for the night! Oh man, it was absolutely incredible. Upon our arrival, I find that the bed has a bunch of presents on it, which Gaby had dropped off earlier :).
So I start to open my presents, and they included:
-The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series (volume 5) on DVD
-A basket full of chocolate and candy
-A Nintendo 64
-An awesome rabbit with a hole in its mouth for attaching either a moustache, banana, ice cream cone, or bubblegum bubble
-A teddy bear version of Jules from Pulp Fiction (fuckin' right)
-The Coheed and Cambria graphic novel based on Good Apollo
-A whole bunch of really old, really cool Nintendo trading cards
-An awesome donut keychain thing (it's fuzzy!)
-A ticket to the Pelican/Daughters show this week
and a bunch of other cool things. Man, this girl is absolutely amazing.
We spent the night there, playing video games, watching the Super Mario Brothers Super Show (anyone? oh man, SO good) and just being fun. It was unforgettable.
Next day, woke up, had some brekkie (best peanut butter-and-jam sammich EVER!!!!), piled out of the Drake and headed downtown. Wandered around City Hall (it was kind of raining, which wasn't fun), then went down to the Steam Whistle brewery for a tour (which, awesomely, included free beer!!). Everything in there is really cool! Plus by the end of the tour, I was a bit buzzed from all the free beer (not bad for 2:30 on a wednesday afternoon).
We then went to an arcade for a while, then went and saw Jackass 2 (oh man, i practically pissed myself, so funny), went back to the arcade, hung out and were couple-like some more, then went to eat dinner at this cool restaurant called the Sultan's Tent down on Front St. Really fancy place (I felt SO underdressed, but it was cool), great food (four full courses, I could barely finish them) - it was Moroccan-based cuisine, and the highlight for me was a dish (i think it was called Maftoul) which consisted of these sticks of pastry filled with a mix of spicy beef, cashews and raisins, drizzled with a really tasty sauce. By far, one of the best foods ever.
The restaurant had a bellydancer too!! Oh man, all the stops had been pulled out, indeed.
SO after all of that, I went home. By this time it was 3 am, Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
And there's more....but you'll get to read all of that after I finish my instrumentation report. SIGNING OFF!!