Legal Alien: A Scotsman in Montreal

Alcohol makes the world go round (and round and round...)

Birthday celebrations eh? Me and a couple of buddies went to the Ste Elisabeth after work and managed to grab a table outside. Very chilled atmosphere, good people-watching location, good times. Grabbed some food there as well, which is actually couriered-in from a restaurant around the corner meaning that it wasn't the usual sub-standard pub-grub. After a couple of pints of Hoegaarden on a pretty much empty stomach I had a good head buzz going - just nicely toasted. Then before we leave Agis orders 8 shooters of Jameson of which I have the dubious pleasure of drinking half.

After getting back to my place, I go and join my room-mate and some buddies who are at a bar just down the road - a place that will soon be a regualr hangout I reckon: less than a block away, cheap beer, a terrace and good food. Thankfully they dohn't have a great range if spirits, only tequilla, goldschlager and jack daniels. This was a good thing because my 'friends' bought a shot of each and mixed them and made me down it. It was surprisingly ok, the goldschlager masked the taste of everything.

Then upon returning to the apartment, I had a large gin and tonic and then in the process of trying to change records completely destroyed Phil's decks. Rather, I knocked over the bar that they were sittoing on cuasing it all to crash to the floor. Thankfully, everything kept spinning as normal and a bent metal speed slider on one of the turntables was the only damage.

To stop things getting too stagnant we decided to go bowling at Sharx. That place sux. Can't really imagine much worse service:

Phil - Hi. Uh. We'd like to bowl
Barmaid - Why?
P - Er... cos we would
B - It'll be 44 dollars an hour (laughs)
P - No. No it won't be.
B - (still laughing)
P - So, can we play or what?

And so it ctd for another few minutes. Stupid cow.

The day after

Woke up pretty much on time for work feeling pretty good. But decided to stay in bed instead. I was always going to take the afternoon off to watch the UEFA Cup Final anyway. So going in juts for the morning didn't appeal quite so much. Celtic lost in the final which was pretty crappy, but they played well, showed they could compete and losing in extra time is no disgrace. It suck though if they lose the league as well as I belive that would mean a trophy-less season.

Still at least there was one sporting success yesterday: Ottawa forcing a game 7. Can't see them losing it either.