My entire team dressed as me for Halloween. I’ve got a few quirks that they nailed (two glasses of water, cold-pressed juice, scowl, beard, leather jacket, legs crossed, etc…). I assumed that they were up to no good when I kept on receiving texts asking when I was going to get in. My new car was supposed to be picked up a couple of hours earlier but I thought I would relax a bit and allow the team to sweat. I almost decided to not go in at all to really throw them off – didn’t have the heart to do that, unfortunately. It was pretty cool to see a bunch of mini-Daryl’s.
One thing about a beard is that it can get out of control quickly if you don’t keep an eye on it. Got up one morning and was a little bit foggy. While looking in the mirror I could have really passed for a man that has lived in the wilderness for years. My salesman hands would give it away that this was not the truth. I’ve had to get others in the office open up difficult bottles.
I’ve made it my mission to try to not talk about how winter is coming as a small talk topic. This is nearly impossible as every person that is an acquaintance speaks about this first. When I respond with “buttery popcorn makes my hands greasy” as a response they usually look confused and leave. Maybe this is ok…
Terminator: Dark Fate – 7.2/10
Zombieland 2 – 5.2/10
Caribou is playing an extremely tiny venue in the New Year. They’ve become extremely big and this could be a rare thing to happen going forward. While seeing them in Guelph years ago I had a chance to meet Dan Snaith (the mastermind behind the band). He was sitting in this weird green room right by the washroom. Thought it might be awkward to have him sign my vinyl after coming out of the can though.
Just completed the necessary week of sugar intake. Discount Halloween candy is impossible to say no to. “Why yes, I do need 90 mini chocolate bars for $5.00.” After 7 of them, you begin to feel sick. Then you do this daily until the box is gone. Rinse and repeat the following year.
Had to YouTube how to start my new car. I’m sure the dude that sold it to me was trying to figure out what was going on. It’s a push-button and the brakes need to be held down while pressing the button. I also had to YouTube how to open the gas tank. If it wasn’t for YouTube I’d still be sitting in a parking lot in London.
Top 3 very small town things that I did as a teenager.
3) Threw ice cubes off of the cows that would approach the fence for fun. I really found it hilarious that they would just stare at me and not even be affected by the ice cubes. Had hours of fun with this one.
2) Wore a Pink Floyd jean jacket (I’m not sure how small town this is but should be brought up) out to the mound during my pitching days. This combined with a hefty mullet looked extremely intimidating – this allowed complete domination of Walkerton and Kincardine on a consistent basis.
1) Getting stuck while on a beverage tour (drive to a side road and drink “beverages”). The snow started to come down heavily. As we discussed the Chemistry test (this is how it’s remembered by me anyways) that was just taken – the group decided that we’d be fine. This was not the case and required a farmer with a tractor to get us out of the ditch. His head shake (you bunch of idiots) was classic.