Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The sign says long haired freaky people need not apply.
The official kickoff of the Canadian summer season begins this upcoming weekend. Each and every year, for lovely Queen Victoria's birthday on May 24th, Canuckleheads everywhere pack up the camping gear, or take the boards off of the windows of the ole Cabin, and generally whoop it up Canadian style for the entirety of the long weekend. It's a great time of year (except for that one time it snowed and we had to cut our way out of a brand new 300 dollar tent that collapsed under the weight of the snow!). Judging by the weather lately, we won't be worrying about any freak post winter blizzards. Since yours truely doesn't get a "long" weekend per se, and since my folks are planning on making the jaunt to the aforementioned Cabin, we're planning a little shindig in the Backyard for this Sunday night. The new backyard is freakin immense, and has a nice little firepit - so we'll probably get a little fire going, have a few drinky drinks, and top it all off with some Barbecue. Here's hopin' a few people show up!
In preperation for the event, and what i hope will be an uneventful yet glorious summer, I picked up this beast yesterday:
Side burner complete with a griddle! Man, Sunday morning breakfast during the summer is gonna ROCK! Now i just need a smoke box for my wine soaked hickory, some butterfly pork chops, a baked potato or two, and a bottle of Kahlua!
Also broke down and got the brakes on the car done - she was sounding like a 767 coming in for a landing every time i touched the brake pedal. Suprisingly cheap, and the guys at the garage fixed the mystery dent! For FREE! I'll be going back there for any future repair work i'll wager.
Coming next week, biggest release of 2006 for me thus far:
I was a pretty big fan of the original film, but by all accounts this new version, with a full 50 minutes restored, plays out in truely classic fashion, putting it up there with the best of Hollywood's historical epics. 1 Week!
Been trying to have "1 Week of Ridley" leading up to KOH's release, watched the Director's Cut of Legend on sunday. I may watch Alien this evening.
That's it for now.
Every wolf suffers fleas. 'Tis easy enough to scratch!
"Where there's smoke... There's a bitchin' cookout!"
Posted by SteveTP