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A slammin’ good time

28 Jun

Holy shit, I’m finally home.

I feel like I haven’t been home in forever. I’ve been gone for the past 5 days, will be home for the next 2 days, then am gone again to NYC on Wednesday.

Something about being away from home tires me out, regardless of how inactive I am while I’m out or how much effort my hosts put in (and it’s a lot <3) to ensure that my stay-over is comfortable.

This week, I was at Niagara Falls with Liquid Assets. The trip was so much fun! We actually managed to pack a lot into the two days, and the pace was just right: not too rushed, but never a dull moment. Leave it to dragonboaters to know how to pace, hah.

We bussed down to Niagara Falls on one of those Asian casino buses, and they were so anal about not allowing us to carry on backpacks that some of us got kicked off. Eventually, we all regrouped at our hotel and had a “lunch picnic” in this lounge area in the hotel that was right outside our hotel rooms. Marianne and her amazing parents made enough food to feed the entire team… mad props!!! ❤

Afterward, Liquid Assets did Clifton Hills, which I thought would be a bore b/c I’d done it twice before, and once quite recently, but it was a dif experience with dif people, so still fun. Team dinner that night, followed by party in whoever’s room that was in the corner.

Activities for the next day were canceled because everyone was too tired. Good call.

We split up for outlet shopping and casino and then regrouped in the afternoon to bus back, but not before letting Melvie treat the team to ice cream, hehe. 🙂

It was a good, relaxing mini-trip for the team, well-deserved after the season. 🙂

It didn’t really hit me that it may have been our last official team hangout until the very end of the trip, when we split up to head back into the city… made me a little sad to see the team disperse. Hopefully, we’ll find ways to meet up throughout the summer, even if it’s in smaller groups. 🙂

It was also shit to come back to Toronto to see the city torn apart by protesters and rioters. I’m not going to vocalize my disgust at what happened this weekend, I’m sure everyone’s seen and heard enough. But as a result, most of my weekend was spent staying in to chill downtown and avoiding the chaos outside.

All in all, a very relaxing weekend. The first in a long while. And for the first time in a while, I actually feel a little bit charged from the weekend activities.

Still, I’m worried that I’ll treat the next few days at work as a write-off… there’s so much stuff to catch up on over the next couple of days before leaving for NYC. I have a feeling I’ll be too distracted to concentrate during work. It’s been too long since I’ve had a solid, fully productive week at work. 😦

Vuvuzela! Teeheehee, that’s a funny word. 🙂

Have a good week, chilluns. 😀

– Daze