Wanted to post some highlights of my summer. I am a seasonal camera downloader photo guy – every 3 months the card fills up, so you’re getting these right on time. Laze, I know.
Visiting my good mate Chris in Vancouver. Went to Victoria for a conference and wanted to stop and see him. These pics are in the dead of summer after a 5 hour hike up a mountain in Squamish.
Rogers Cup at York University with my tennis/culinary buddy Nathan. Our collars were nicely starched that night, along with $10 imported bottle of Fiji water. My greenpeace friendly slogan for this water would read “Instead of turning on a tap, we choose to use fake mountain water thousands of miles away!! It only took 1,000,000 tears of poor babies to make this water! Here at Fiji water, we consider ourselves the leader in completely unnecessary frivolous yuppie designer water bullshit! Mainly because you’re stupid enough to buy it and actually think it’s better!!” Anyway, saw Rafael Nadal, Davydenko, Daniel Nestor, Andy Murray, and a bit of James Blake among others. Great to see pro tennis in the flesh, some amazing athletes.
Radiohead at Molson Amphitheatre, late August. Never ever ever disappoints, this is my third time seeing them. It had rained the whole day and the lawn was completely sogged with slithery mud – I opted to go hippie barefoot styles. To leave the venue, everyone had to literally surf slide down the hill in the mud, a cool end to the night.
Here’s a (shaky) video I took of them playing a bit of Pyramid Song, one of my faves. You can hear my lower 5th harmony in the background, weak. I’ll give you 20 dollars if you can figure out the time signature.
After the show, Cara and I drove directly to my dad side’s cottage on Georgian Bay. This place is simply utopian – private beach as far as the eye can see with not a single Wasaga Beach chad in sight (check out the chad website here). These sunset pictures are not photoshopped, no jokes. Three days of reading, cooking, sand, walks, swinging, and scrabble. Killer beans.
Great summer overall – overarching memory will be the 9 AM getups, 9:30 freshly ground coffees, banter with Liam until 10:05, school at 10:30. Grad studenting rocks.