I started this blog because I left Boston to live and work in London for a while, and I wanted to stay in touch with family and friends. I'm back now, but still have plenty of opinions on world news, politics, the media and the absolute craziness that comes from dealing with people. Bring it.

15 January 2006

Oh, Canada!

Last time I went out on the town with Margie in London, we were saddled with an incredibly boring and self-important Canadian guy who Margie had met earlier. (She used to have a problem with being too kind to annoying people, but she's working on it... admitting it is the first step!) So when we were making plans before going out last night, our watchwords were "No Canadians!" -- code for let's not waste our valuable fun time talking to people who aren't interesting.

So you can see where this is going... Almost EVERYONE we talked to last night was Canadian. (Or a friend of a Canadian, as in the example of the incredibly foxy Croat.) And all of them were from Vancouver. Even as we were walking down Fulham Road looking for a taxi, the other people walking down the street behind us were from Vancouver, too. I had no idea Vancouver was a feeder city for London, but apparently it is. Good times.

So we hereby publicly renounce our vow of "No more Canadians" -- especially since we plan on befriending the Canadian bartender at Cactus Blue, who made us the best drinks we have ever had. (and gave us good shopping tips! and had cool friends. and tirelessly searched for Margie's gloves after she lost them. and was just generally a very nice guy.)

In fact, we're planning on memorizing their drink menu for Bethapalooza this year... I had something called "The Hustler" which consisted of gin, fresh passionfruit juice (with an actual passionfruit in the glass!), and basil (I think, its all a bit hazy at this point). And Margie's drink, whose name I have totally forgotten, consisted of lemon vodka, vanilla vodka and muddled lemons. They were fantastic!

UPDATE: Margie informs me that her drink was called a "vpod"


At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be charitable to the Canadians. I think their exchange rate is like
3billion C dollars and a first born son : one pound.

At 4:56 PM, Blogger Bubah3000 said...

It's true. Between their ersatz dollar and their faux musicians (e.g., Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, et al) they do deserve a break.


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