Weekenders: School’s Out

Guys, this one’s a doozy. Instead of breaking up my weekend into separate posts, it’s going to be one SUPER LONG post. Think you can handle it? Yes? Perfect.

So last Friday was the last day of Spring classes. How did my exam go you ask? Well, I did roll around on the grass in front of the Jubilee Auditorium for two hours and then did turtle spins on a table outside of the exam room…so you tell me how you think my exam went.
Instead of running out of the exam room throwing my non-existent cue cards up into the sky and screaming “FREEDOM!” at the top of my lungs, I hopped into my vehicle and drove to Calgary to visit Krisstina.

I made it into the downtown core in just over two hours. Two hours.  I scare myself with my driving. But digressing from that, I got into Calgary around 8-ish and next thing I know I’m chugging a beer on an empty stomach and stumbling over to Clive Burger which made for the best kind of celebratory “you’re done!” feeling.

Oh yeah, we found this dude who just so happens to be one of my best friends on the way.
Hi Amiel.

Right, so we walked down the block and shoved our faces with burgers and greasy fries that had turned the bag translucent. I would say that I regret eating all that junk, but after trudging through what I had deemed the week from hell, I could really care less about counting my calories.
After the soul satisfying meal, we hopped into bed by 11 (because we’re really exciting) and fell into dreamland pretty quick. Kriss set an alarm for 8 AM, we were going to be so damn productive in the morning. So here we are the next day waking up so happy, feeling so free (cause school’s done and stuff), and awake as spring chickens to find out that it’s 6 AM. Apparently we don’t need an alarm.
So like old people who excite easily and anticipate activities later in the day, we sat in bed and waited until 8 (since it’s more of an acceptable time) to run over to Phil and Sebastian’s for a coffee.
But it turns out that you can only sit at a coffee shop for so long until your tummy starts rumbling. And on that note, we headed over to Ox and Angela for brunch.
I read a quote a while ago that stated that “Brunch without booze is a sad late breakfast” and I wholeheartedly agree. So we obviously had to have a pitcher of blood orange mimosas to remedy that.
Smashed potato hash with chickpeas, a tomato salad, and eggs benny followed that and holy pants was it some of the best food I’ve ever had.
Check out this sweet, sweet yolk porn. The things I would do to have that eggs benny again!
After stuffing ourselves completely silly, we decided a walk was in order and headed over to Inglewood so Kriss could show me her future neighbourhood.
We checked out Plant, which sells cute terrariums, and checked out a few other stores before heading to Rosso for a much needed mid-morning jump start.
The caffeinated jump start didn’t work unfortunately and I was was fading fast. So we headed for a quick nap (which never ends up being just a “quick nap”), and then made a dash out of the city towards the mountains. The sun was shining and it was beautiful, but as we drove West, the skies turned black and it started to rain something fierce.
Ominous storm clouds, a torrential downpour, and forty-five minutes of horrible visibility later, the clouds had parted like we were in the eye of the storm and it looked like magic.
So up the mountain we went.
And somewhere along the way, this kid showed up again.
But this time he brought a friend, hi Aaron! The four of us set off and trudged through mud puddles and over moss covered logs. Obviously none of us brought the right footwear and Kriss went as far as bringing shoes with a hole in one of the soles. Perfect.
As the sun started to set we headed back down the mountain and over to Crazyweed, because I love me some crazyweed. Sticky ribs, pasta, and seafood was passed around and like usual, we ate until we were completely stuffed. I probably could’ve been rolled out of the restaurant.
We headed back to Calgary and were out pretty quick, but the next morning Kriss and I headed to the galaxie diner and then watched How to Train Your Dragon 2 which by the way is my NEW FAVOURITE MOVIE. Seriously, it’s a cinematic masterpiece. But I’m totally biased because I’m waaaay too invested in the series.

But really, this was one of the best weekends ever! I’m so happy to see some of my favourite people and spend some time in Calgary. Now it’s time to work before I’m off onto my next adventure :)



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