Long Long Weekend Coming Up

Sometimes it seems like I disappear on the weekends for no reason but I really do have reasons. I went home to my parents place again this weekend. A couple of friends who live, work and go to school in Windsor came home for the weekend. One of the pair is working for the Canadian Customs service (so she works with the U.S. – Canada border guards) and will be working weekends all summer so they won’t have the chance to make it home very often.
It was a semi-eventful weekend. I spent a lot of time at the bar we hang out at when we are home and before everyone gets the idea that I went out to get drunk I didn’t. I didn’t even touch a drop of alcohol at the bar. I rarely ever do, which is okay with me. I can get along without drinking.
I also hit some “garage sale”s on Saturday. The local museum was holding a used book sale and I picked up a couple of gems. My crowning achievement was a copy of Animal Farm by George Orwell published in 1946, a year after the book was originally released. It is in really really good shape. I also picked up a bunch of excellent records at the garage sales I went to. I found In Through The Out Door by Led Zepplin and ABC by the Jackson 5, which I thought were excellent finds.
It also looks like it is going to be a short work week for me. Next weekend is the Victoria Day long weekend (also known as May 2-4, which celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria and getting liquored up) so all Canadians get next Monday off. Traditionally this weekend is also the weekend people open up their cottages (or “camps” if you live north of Barrie). So I am going up to my cottage with my parents, brother and grandparents. It also looks like we might be going up Wednesday night meaning I’m going to have a five day weekend. Yipee!!!

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  1. 90% of all Canadians. Some still have to work Monday. And for some like my GF Jennifer who works in the gardening industry the 2-4 Monday is their busiest day of the year.

  2. Firda

    I remember complaining to a friend ages ago about how I never had enough money to go on a vacation and he suggested that I just pretended to my readers that I had to go on a vacation to some place exotic like Nepal and then had some guest webloggers to post in my weblog while I was “away”. But really, how sad would that be?

  3. I actually think that would be kind of funny. During the Winter Olympics I was thinking about doing a photo-essay about being at the Olympics (but all the photos would have been pictures I took of the Olympics on my TV). Pretty lame idea 🙂

  4. Firda

    You should’ve done it. That would’ve been blogworthy 🙂