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day 23: sorry, i’m not here right now

August 23, 2010

This past weekend you could find me roasting marshmallows on a bonfire by the tracks with random strangers strumming guitars and singing Neil Young songs with French Québécois accents. You could also find me biking across the city at 2am, getting a flat tire, having my friend repair it, only to pop AGAIN 5km down the road, which didn’t stop us from finding the top secret location of a not-so-secret rave and dancing until 8am in the parking lot of an abandoned factory on the outskirts of the city. The rest of the weekend was predominantly spent on my couch cursing the hangover gods who looked down on me with very little pity but rather a look that said, “This is all your own doing, child.” (the Lord felt strangely like a big black mama from the south Saturday afternoon). Thing is though, even in the throes of the dreadful hangover, I never once regretted this weekend’s debauchery (though I might think twice about mixing whiskey and wine next time). It was a weekend overflowing with life.

Today, however, you can find me sitting at work like a zombie, staring at my screen (blink. blink. blink) and sipping massive amounts of coffee, which is far less thrilling or interesting, if you ask me. So instead, I invite you to fly over to Gypsy Girl’s Guide, where I’ve written a guest post about traveling in your own backyard. Check it out, friends.

And a very happy Monday to you!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Helena permalink
    August 23, 2010 10:22 am

    Please give the background story for the above photo! It’s brilliant!

    PS: I’ve been slyly participating in The August Break on my blog with my BlackBerry camera. Yucky photos, but I’ve been having fun. c:

  2. Jennette permalink
    August 23, 2010 10:47 am

    Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Stories like this make me wish we lived in the city so I could ride my vintage schwinn everywhere. Oh, and don’t mix grains and grapes, naughty girl!!

  3. August 23, 2010 11:40 am

    gawd i miss you. i was saying to nic earlier today that i think we neeeeeed to live in the same city at some point in our lives. we could get up to all kinds of mischief.

    love you (and love your guest post on gypsy girl’s guide) – you are queen of wordsmithery, hangover and all.

  4. Kathryn Guerriero permalink
    August 23, 2010 1:56 pm

    i heart that photo…
    i heart you

  5. August 23, 2010 8:16 pm

    sweet photo and i will buzz over.

    hope you’re enjoy some refreshing cool water and getting some rest.

  6. August 24, 2010 12:36 pm

    too envious to mention!
    sounds like an excellent weekend..maybe except for the part about the popped tire..and definitely the hangover.

    Cheers!
    http://melaniemh.blogspot.com

  7. August 24, 2010 12:41 pm

    So sweet girl, so sweet moment
    .

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