Friday April 15th 2005
Iâ€™m finally home and unpacked!!!!!
Final shopping day for the season today and I didnâ€™t really have to get much (came to a whole CA$68.50). Went to the second hand bookshop and bought three books for the travels â€“ some Tom Clancy book (searching now for it so I can tell you the title â€“ ow there it is â€“ it is called Sea of Fire). The other two books are a Stephen King â€“ The Long Walk and the final one is a â€“ ow fuck I canâ€™t remember the guys name â€“ he is the English dude. He is a Lord. I remember reading (on the cover that he was the youngest ever in the house of Commons â€“ sorry â€“ I love law subjects at uni). There it is â€“ Jeffery Archer (Iâ€™m pretty sure it is with a J not a G). I canâ€™t remember the title of that one but I think it will be the first one I read once I jump on the plane.
While I was in town â€“ now I suppose I do have to quantify town donâ€™t I. Our ski town is a ski resort which is about 22kms â€“ I dunno it is probably about 15 miles for those of you still in the dark ages (sorry â€“ no offence intended). Because I donâ€™t have a car â€“ I could have bought one but the expense didnâ€™t warrant the reward â€“ a trip to town is a day long exercise and very much to be appreciated. For example â€“ a 2ltr bottle of Coke-a-Cola (I had to write the entire thing because just Coke on its own might have been misinterpreted) costs about CA$1.02 at the â€˜Real Canadian Superstore; but up in the resort the exact same bottle of Coke-a-Cola will cost you over CA$2.20. And since Iâ€™m a tight arse â€“ and a volunteer I tell you â€“ Iâ€™ll drink my Scotch with water before paying double for Coke (Iâ€™m sure you all get the picture now that Iâ€™m not into the â€˜otherâ€™ kind of coke}.
Now where I was originally going with this story was that while in town I bought the wireless keyboard and mouse that I had been thinking about for weeks. The one I wanted (the cheaper one) was not in stock so I had to get the one that was CA$20 more expensive but the keyboard is split in two which I assume is why Iâ€™ve paid the extra CA$20. Iâ€™m sure you will also notice that Iâ€™ve made no spelling mistakes today so far â€“ that is because Iâ€™m typing at half the speed.
If you have ever tried one of these bloody keyboards please let me know if it gets easier.
OK guys â€“ Iâ€™m outta here. The weekend is here â€“ Iâ€™m pissed on Scotch but unfortunately Iâ€™m just here with my new keyboard so I think Iâ€™m going to surf for some guys in speedos and hit the hay â€“ and maybe spank the monkey. Hehehe â€“ man I canâ€™t believe I just wrote that.