We had a very interesting weekend! It started on Friday when I gave my final presentation at the college. That actually went amazingly well, and I am pleased to say that I technically am now done 17 years (and 2 months) of formal education. …Yay!
I was terribly burnt out when I finished up at the college at 12:30, and my supervisor told me before he left that I wasn’t expected to return to the plant that day. I am a fan of impromptu long weekends, and spent most of the afternoon lying on my bed with my friend Jessica, chatting about nothing in particular and dozing in and out of consciousness.
The real event was Saturday night. I didn’t want to get Addison a birthday present unless it was something meaningful and thoughtful, and I told him as much. He then asked me if I’d please make him dinner on his birthday, to which I readily agreed. However, I still wanted to do something for him. A perfect opportunity arose when, several weeks ago, Jessica told me about a play that was taking place on the 20th. I told Addison nothing of it until that night.
We saw The Tempest, by William Shakespeare. It is believed to be the last play Shakespeare wrote on his own. We both enjoy Shakespeare, and it was a lovely evening. After it go out I offered to take Addison anywhere he wanted to dinner, and he chose the Saint John Alehouse. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to the Alehouse, but it is in Market Square, and it is HUGE. There is an open room with tables and chairs, another area with booths that extend in back, and a large basement/bar area. The lights are low and the atmosphere is very comfortable, if somewhat loud. We were seated in the open area, near a window. It was funny because there was a large group of probably 20 people, and you could tell that most of them were just wasted. Several of the men kept bursting into “Ring of Fire” over a period of about fifteen minutes. That lost its appeal after the second rendition of the chorus, and I was glad to see them go. All in all it was a very relaxing evening, and Happy Early Birthday to Addison!
Yesterday was relatively uneventful. We went out and bought some veggies – parsnips, sweet potato, carrots, onions and some garlic – and I roasted them in oil with some spices. It was delicious.
My co-op ends on Thursday, so today I have a meeting about potential employment here at Point Lepreau. I am nervous, but hopefully it’ll go well. Wish me luck!
P.S.: Being the terrible Harry Potter fan that I am, I didn’t read Mugglenet from Thursday until yesterday, thereby missing the awesome news that DUMBLEDORE IS GAY. I am so excited I could puke. I knew as soon as I read Deathly Hallows, and Lesley made fun of me for loving the Dumbledore/Grindlewald pairing. Who’s doing the dance of vindication now, Lesley? Who?
P.P.S.: Also, guess who was in Mum’s shop a couple weeks ago? Robert Munsch!! How awesome is that?