A Weekend of Athletics (Other People) and Socializing (Me)

This weekend was probably my busiest social weekend since getting to London…

Friday night, we went to Christina's party as I believe I already mentioned.  The athletics of other people alluded to in the title of this post were the group of crazy buggers who played bocce ball in the dark…


…while I held the flashlight (and was not doing a very good job of it from the aim in this photo!) 

Saturday, we went for Korean BBQ and sushi with David and Sabina (which was awesome except for the part where Sabina got worried because she thought I was going to stick my face into the tabletop barbeque and start licking the grill since I was enjoying the food so much.)  Then on to the Wilco show at Centennial Hall which was great plus we even caught a bit of the final band at SunFest afterwards.  Uhm, the athletics of other people this night has to go to the guys who were dancing in front of us off and on throughout the concert leading to a funny exchange between David and I about whether any of them would pause briefly in mid-air, like Wil E. Coyote, if we pushed they fell off the balcony. 

Then Sunday, two guesses what the athletics of other people were.  Yep, World Cup finals babee!  A group of library students went to watch the Final at a nearby pub and, as you can imagine, being library students, we nearly started a riot with the Italy fans at the next table.  But after the Zidane headbutt, the Italy fans were afraid to start anything in case we used similar tactics on them. 

Here's a photo of the group of hooligans…look at them, coiled, ready to lash out at the slightly provocation!  I said “SHHHHHH! dammit – the game's on!”

And just for the heck of it, here's a shot of the sunset from Christina's balcony on Friday night. 

Oh, Classmate of the Day goes to ME!!  Why not?  I'm working on my Individual Study project and that thing has ballooned up to 60 plus pages (it was supposed to come in around 30-40.)  How crazy is that?  I deserve some credit for how much blasted work I've put into this thing.  It's an honest-to-God monster. 

Comments 2

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    yay you! classmate of the week! the trophy is in the mail! (i went strolling around the light industrial bits in my neighbourhood last night and found a “rewards and recognition” shop) i think i will send the wooden plaque with glass etched with patience and perseverence. or the oscar-esque statue holding a big star above. i will have “you're a winner” engraved. all joking aside, yay you. i'm doing an online course now and cannot for the life of me get into it. and it's only one course.

    Posted 11 Jul 2006 at 4:14 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    The winner of Classmate of the Day always gets a very impressive, large “No Prize” so I can't change the rules when I win, even if the things you're offering sound wicked.
    My motivation is also flagging here more often than last semester. I'm scared to think what next semester might feel like, especially with a job hunt mixed in.

    Posted 13 Jul 2006 at 1:59 am

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