A Weekend of Fun

Had a fun weekend.  Lots of partying, some clubbing with my man Przemek too.  Met a lot of new cool people, and I hope we stay in touch.  I want to thank Troy for organizing everything.  And it was good to see old friends again: Barbara & Nick F.,  and Rob K.  Funny how both venues’ name’s started with ‘C’.

Trekking through a Paintballed Wasteland

Wow, this weekend was a busy one.  This week it looks like I have to start on those long term goals and not just talk about them.  So I’ll keep the next couple of posts relatively short.


What better way to end the workweek and begin the weekend, but with friends.  I went out with Rudy and Olga after work.  The original plan of hanging out in Toronto somehow morphed into hanging out in Mississauga.  We started off with dinner at Prince, a great Japanese restaurant near my work (I had lunch there too, for which the waitress gave me some grief for).  Teriyaki made at the cooking table, drowned with sake.  Yum!  After that we wanted to catch a showing of the new Star Trek movie.  But we needed to kill time first.  So coffee and pastries at the Panera Bread bakery near SquareOne mall was in order.  After that we all watched Star Trek.  Now I’m not a big Star Trek fan.  I watched a few of the movies and a bit of the series, but never religiously like I do with the Stargate series.  The new Star Trek was definitely not very Trekky.  The movie essentially boiled down to a science fiction action flick in the Star Trek universe.  Fun, enjoyable and rather pointless.  And to finish the night a slice of pizza and a nighttime stroll along Mississauga’s Lakeshore.


Saturday turned out more relaxed.  Got up late, played a round of volleyball and did some work around the house.  Went to church in the evening, because my Sunday was already booked.


Apres Saturday, the deluge.  A deluge of paintballs flying in my general direction.  A bunch of us VisionMAXers went up to Wasaga Paintball Park for a few rounds of paintball.  The weather was cold, but warm enough for paintball.  Having never done paintball, I thought I would do worse.  However all those hours of FPS and archery paid off.  The initial games saw me get shot early on (airplay attack & defence, Wild West and Tank Attack).  As a scout/attacking player I naturally push up to engage my opponents.  Which meant I drew fire first, while the rest of the team held back (as happened on Ridge Runner).  But all this culminated in my taking out most of the enemy team in close quarters in one round of Blackhawk Town.  Team work and cover fire enabled me to outflank the enemy.  Once inside the fort, I made my way around the fort singling out and eliminating players.  At the end of the round I wound up with my own collection of kills. 🙂  I ended the day with a suicidal charge in the last round.  This may explain the large number of welts on my legs and hands 😀

After paintball, most of us grabbed a bite to eat at Wasaga Beach and headed home.  A few minutes after I got home, I passed out in exhaustion.  I’m just hoping that next weekend will be as fun as this weekend.