Archive for June, 2010

June 26 – Matt & Krista’s wedding

This was an event. This was my first experience as a groomsman, and the whole thin was a fantastic experience. rom showing up 10 minutes late to the rehearsal, to getting drunk on a Thursday night, to losing $40 at the casino on Saturday morning, having a great breakfast at the MGC, getting as James calls it, an “all day buzz” going, nailing all required tasks with my compatriot from the bridal party, Steph, eating a fantastic dinner at the Richmond Golf and Country Club,  dancing up a storm to one of the best wedding reception dj’s I’ve ever seen (and I’ve been to a good number of weddings),  watching Hayley get way too drunk, getting really drunk myself, cruising on to the casino again (2nd time in one day), and this time turning another $40 into $170, eating a whitespot spicy chicken sandwich at the casino, and going home. Solid, solid weekend. Sunday was incredibly unproductive.

One story to note. A week ago, I had told my parents the reception was at Country Meadows Golf Club. and didn’t think about it any further. Turns out that my mom drove Hayley and Jay to Country Meadows, dropped them off, and left. Well it turns out that the reception was at the Richmond Golf and Country Club. not the same place at all. Fortunately Hayley’s dad saved the day, picked them up, and dropped them off at the right place just in time for our entrance.

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June 18, 2010 – Karlo & Lara’s Wedding reception

Catered by the Reef, one of my favourite Vancouver restaurants, this reception had it all. Great people. Great food. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. And a great post-party at Paul and BJ’s place. Walking through the Wendy’s drive  thru at 3 am in suits and refusing to move until they served us was fun too. we had some angry people behind us….

These girls had fun. And I know the one second from the left had a rough morning the next day.

June 13 – 5 guys burgers

So on the way back from the Gorge, I made the guys stop at this place that had been recommended to me by a coworker, Caren, called 5 Guys Burgers. It’s sorta like a combo of Veras meets In n Out burger. And it’s GD delicious. all burgers are double patty, unless you are a sissy and order off the small menu. Toppings are free, and are quite varied. I had a double bacon cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, jalapenos, bbq sauce,  mustard, anda bit of mayo. and it was fantastic.

To boot, they let you eat Peanuts while you wait for your food!

June 12 – Tom Petty part 2; The Gorge.

I hated Tom Petty in Vancouver so much, that I decided to drive 6 hours to see him again with 3 guys this time. Girls don’t like camping, which is apparently why Hayley decided against the trip. Her loss, as we had a weekend full of beer drinking, beer-dart playing, watching sunsets and sunrises, playing beer pong, pretending it was jeff’s stag, Ryan falling in love with a lazy-eyed sloppy drunk, Derek purchasing canopy chairs, Jeff burning the entire right side of his body because we wouldn’t close the sunroof in the car on the way, oh yeah and watching Tom Petty again.

To boot, it was like 30 degrees. Just about perfect.

Unfortunately, they didn’t open the doors in time, so we didn’t get a chance to really take in the sights the way we would have liked. But definitely an amazing place.

June 8 – Tom Petty Part 1.

Hayley and I went to see Tom Petty at GM Place. I’m not really a fan of watching shows from the 5th row so it was all in all pretty terrible.

Ugh. I don’t even LIKE Tom Petty. What did he have like one hit, or something? Life is a Highway or something like that? AND HE DIDN”T EVEN PLAY IT. bullshit.

Sasquatch Festival – May 29-31

Key quotes from a weekend with Rick Baker, Quin, and Andrew Evertt:

“Use your GODDAMN INCISOR.” – Andy, in reference to my looking for a knife to puncture a hole in my beer can for shotgun purposes. Andy, it’s doing things like that which caused me to chip a tooth not a week prior.

“Summofabitch.” – Not sure who said it originally, but it made us laugh uncontrollably for about 45 minutes.

“You’re going to be OK” – what we would say to the drunk idiots making fools of themselves throughout the festival. Eventually, it became appropriate to just start saying it to each other.

“Is it just me, or are my hands sticky?” – Andy said it. You had to be there.

The one undeniable thing – there is no better venue in the pacific northwest (BC, Washington, Oregon) better than the Gorge. Possibly in the world. Everyone that hasn’t been always thinks that’s an exxaggeration for effect. It’s not. It really is one of the most spectacular locations I’ve ever been. And if I have the opportunity to camp there and drink for 4 days while watching 60 fantastic bands, how do I say no to that?

So awesome, in fact, that it warrants two photos.

Neither of which properly do it justice….