monkeybard: (Hey)
Canadian, eh?
By MonkeyBard
Rating: G
Length: 221b + 1
Universe: BBC
Summary: Greg discovers a delicacy.
Warnings: Pub food and silliness.
Date: 12 July 2014
Prompt 12: Imported cheese. Whether it's actual fromage from another country, or dairy product that has been imported from someplace unexpected, or simply a sense of humor from a foreign land, it's up to you.
A/N: Yes, it's 11 days too late for Canada Day, but that's no reason not to party! Also, I totally had to cheat the 221b count. You'll get why at the end. ;-)

"I'm not really fond of these theme nights," Greg said. )
monkeybard: (glbt canada)
My weekend started at 4:00pm on Friday with a drive north to B'ham.  NordicBoy and I stayed with my fabu uncle, TheCurmudgeonlyGourmet and his lovely wife, so that we could get up at 4:45 on Saturday morning to get to THE OLYMPIC GAMES!  O.M.G!  So fun!  We went on Saturday to see the Women's 30K Cross-Country Skiing (Classic Style) Mass-Start race.  Yes, that's a mouthful...and so was the excellent poutine we had for second breakfast when we got there. :-D Natrually, we cheered for the Norwegian racers the hardest--and one of them took the silver medal, as a matter of fact. And we got to see history happen as Justyna Kowalczyk (sp??) won the gold.  The first winter event women's gold medal Poland as ever won. Pretty cool, no?  The Polish fans there certainly thought so. :-D

Although the day started far too early and the weather was far too wet (it rained through the first hour or so of the 90-minute race), it was absolutely fantastic!  I mean, dude, when are the Olympics ever going to be that close again, right?  And getting there was easy: drive to Burnaby, park, take Olympic shuttle bus up to Whistler, enjoy event, take Olympic shuttle bus back to Burnaby, meet the lovely [ profile] arden_baird for dinner, and then head home.  Boarder crossings were a breeze both directions, too.  (I suspect that wasn't the case today, but it certainly was on Saturday.)  My only small disappointment was the inability to buy the fabulous Canadian mittens!  They didn't have them at the venues, only in town (Wistler Village and Vancouver).  Fortunately, arden_baird said she'd try to pick up a pair for me in town.  ::fingers crossed::

Sunday wasn't low-key either, although it was more normal.  Cycle class with [ profile] jaunthie in the morning, GreenStage audition in the afternoon, and then a clothing party at a friend's house.  All in all, good stuff.  My only regret is that I haven't managed to get to the climbing gym since last Wednesday evening, and I don't know when I'm going to be able to.  Maybe Saturday morning?  ::fingers crossed again::  

Sunday evening was spent in cozy style with NordicBoy and the kitties, having a tasty dinner and watching the Closing Ceremony.  Loved the little send-up of/homage to the mechanical failure they had during the Opening Ceremony.  LOL!  Now my only question is: where do I find one of those giant, inflatable beavers??  I'll have to check ebay for them. ;-D
monkeybard: (glbt canada)
Happy Canada Day, eh?  :D  Gorgeous weather for it in this corner of the world.  I hope it's this nice in the True North today, too!

Happy B-day

May. 3rd, 2009 06:21 pm
monkeybard: (glbt canada)
Wishing [ profile] jenboo a fabulously Canadian birthday! ;D Hope you're enjoying your long weekend!

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