So here it is, Friday afternoon, a few minutes before 2pm and I’m searching for things to do. [PORTION OF PARAGRAPH REMOVED AT THE REQUEST OF MY EMPLOYER]
Anyways, I guess I shouldn’t be complaining. Other than the [ISSUE DESCRIBED WHICH HAS BEEN REMOVED], things are amazing here. Last night, I went and got my hair cut and colored. I think my jaw must have hit the floor when the stylist who was nothing short of an expert, charged me $75 (+ tip) when the same request would have set me back $250 or more in Calgary. After getting home, I finally got our home network “completed” (I put it in quotes, because we’re geeks; it’s never going to be completely complete) by getting the second wireless router configured and hung in our front hallway, which now gives the entire house near-100% signal no matter where you go, and will let laptop users roam through the house and not even have their connections interrupted momentarily (God love WDS and it’s connection hand-off features). And then, to top it all off, this afternoon, Matt and I went for sushi at this specialty market and oh boy, it was good. I had 6 bits (I don’t know what they’re called; 6 units of salmon wrapped in rice and kelp) and after enjoying it throughly, I ended up going back for another 6. Who would have thought that I’d end up enjoying fish, and raw fish at that?
Tonight there’s some party going on at the dockyard which should prove to be interesting, if not a little dangerous (drinking and large bodies of water just don’t seem to go well together in my head). Unfortunately due to the fact that Bermudians are incredibly religious, not only will we not be able to drink tomorrow (Veteran’s Day here), but we won’t be able to drink on Sunday either, meaning that we have to pack enough in tonight for 3 nights. :) The reason we can’t drink on Sunday isn’t because we have to work on Monday (we don’t), but alcohol is not legally allowed to be sold on Sunday anywhere on the island, due to it being the day of Church. Alcohol is normally sold at grocery stores (there aren’t really any “liquor stores” here), but they completely rope or drape off the entire liquor section on Sundays.
If I don’t wake up still as drunk as when I go to bed tonight, I will be incredibly surprised, and probably a little disappointed in myself. Pray that I don’t end up in the hospital, or on a different island or something!
LET THE GREAT EXPERIMENT BEGIN!
PS: I’m gonna go out picture taking this weekend, assuming the weather is good. And this time I’m going to take some actual pictures, and not just snapshots.