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Thursday 30th June 2005

A week in Kelowna

Just thought I’d share an insight into what a typical week is like for me in Kelowna. Living and working in another country is an amazing experience. Work is not like real work and even day to day tasks like grocery shopping are fun when you have an accent. Words like routine, stress and responsibility have disappeared from my vocabulary while the phase “you only live once” is thrown around on a daily basis.

Thursday
Was tired after work so retired to my room for a quick power nap, which worked like a treat. Kelly (my flatmate) and I then rode our bikes down to Gyro beach for a quick swim. Shared a bottle of white wine with Kel and Erin dropped around for some drinks. Headed to Flash Backs nightclub as a “famous” DJ from Vancouver was doing a gig there and we had scored some free tickets. I was feeling great after the wine and wasn’t planning on drinking anymore but that plan went out the window when we were given a free Kokanee as we entered FlashBacks  (first 100 people apparently). Plan B was to drink the free beer then be home in bed by midnight. Met a cool chick who quickly changed those plans and I ended up drinking more beer and staying out later than expected. Only live once hey!

Friday
Was slightly hungover at work, but due to the 3pm Friday knock-off time (I love this company) the day went reasonably fast. I was settled in for a quiet night when Britt and Ash dropped around with the news that one of their friends from Calgary (who I had heard all about) was in town. They managed to twist my rubber arm and I ended up heading to their house for some beers. From there we went to a nightclub called Higher Ground. Great night. Ended up getting driven home by some random girl who offered me a lift home in exchange for me walking her to her car.

Weekend
Activities included swimming, playing tennis and chilling with mates (sorry losing interest in writing this thing).

Monday
Some mates dropped in after work and I somehow managed to resist the temptation to drink beer and instead opted for an early night to aid my recovery from the weekend’s activities.

Tuesday
Met up with some mates after work and went for 35c prawns at a local pub. They were really nice! Went for a late evening dip in the lake after that … good times!

Wednesday
Wednesday is wing night! A weekly ritual where we head to a pub and induldge in fatty chicken wings that have been drenched in various different sauces. Usually get a good crowd there and tonight was no different.




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