Football and Thanksgiving

This weekend in Canada is apparently what one calls Thanksgiving. Also known in scandinavian countries as tacksängelsdagen, all relating to some sort of ‘thanks.’ For whatever reason, in North America, with thankgiving comes football; more prominantly in the United States where they have their huge shin-dig about the overweight ball players that can’t run any faster than a morbidly obese grandpa with a cane and arthritis.

That having said, I took my heckling attitude to the pitch yesterday to cheer on the Mounties (whoo go ducks!), and surprise to me is that they came back and tied Acadia in the final minutes, only to loose in overtime shootout. There were not many people there, holidays and all, and the weather was perfect for tanning. Thus Rania, Emily and I all headed down and were met by Chey and Ayla, and we named ourselves the International Cheering Section. We all know nothing of football, except Emily cause she’s from Maine. We just laughed and made fun of the kickers, but two of them were really cool and did this handshake with a body slam.

I was pleased and a smile came to my face.

But what of Thanksgiving you say? Well I was awoken quite rudely this morning of the wailing that was coming from the general direction of Hussian’s room and the kitchen. Ben bought a turkey for what I refer to affectionately as “the fiasco” for obvious reasons. Hussian was degutting it, I assume, and as usual she’s screaming and yelling at, disturbingly, isn’t the top of her lungs.

I find that it’s tolerable on a normal day, when she’s in her room talking with someone and her voice carries to a point where even at a normal conversation level, I can hear her from the wall, clear as rain. She just has a voice that is booming and powerful, and thus she’s not descreet… At all. In any case, whilst laying in bed, I smiled inside my head slightly when she was complaining about the guts, but since I want nothing to do with the fiasco over here at The Red Light District, I’m going to meal hall tonight and have some real food.

Plus I fixed my door, bought cleaning supplies, and forgot to do laundry. What does this mean? It means that on Ben and Sebrina’s days, I’m going to use the laundry machine just like they do on mine. What’s the point of being control freaks, and inforcing strict rules when you don’t follow them yourselves? It screams hypocracy, quite frankly. But having said that, the next time somebody uses my laundry day, Friday, without asking me, I will stop it in the middle of the load, remove the clothing, and use it myself.

Don’t like it? Lump and deal with it.

PS: I dispise the fact that I’ve been taking refuge in the library recently. I feel like I’m catching some sexually transmitted disease by sitting on those chairs in a public space… *ick*

We did it!!

So this weekend was Homecoming, and for all those who are European, Asian, African, South American, or Oceanic, that means that american “football” team plays at home and it’s a lot of spirit stuff. In other words, with the history that our football team has had, it means they loose and everyone gets drunk anyways. The upshot of all this is, that last year whilst I was in France the team actually won a few games, one of which was against St Francis Xavier University X-Men, and guess who the Mounties were playing this year for homecoming? (/rethorical question)


The long story short is that this weekend was crazy and with Homecoming, the Fall Fair, Fundraisers up the ying-yang, and Klezatory of the Performing Arts Series; I haven’t had time to do anything. On Friday night I headed down to the fall fair here in Sackville, and got harrassed by teenagers (damnit) and carnival folk in which people call “carnies” with admiration. The rides were sketchy, so I spent my money on fries and coton candy which was totally worth it. Met up there with Molly and Co., which was nice to see them all, even though they live a block away. So I walked home and did some reading and such since I had poop-loads.

Saturday came, and I knew that it would be a gong show, because of the football. Everyone was actually taking Homecoming really seriously this year because it’s the 10th Anniversary of them winning the title, so there were tons of alumni around and floating. Not to mention there were people face painted, and half naked, and with tons of loud cheering that made the game the best I’ve been to. Now, myself not understand the premise of football, nor how it works, and whilst sitting with a Canadian who had no idea what was going on, a Bahamian girl named Ayla who thought the sport was ridiculus, and a Bermudan girl who was on her mobile getting the rules explained to her so we would know what was going on. All in all, we don’t understand but the upshot (again with this saying) is that we won!!


I vowed to not graduate university before I saw the Mounties win a football game, and by golly it’s a sign. I’m graduating this year, they won homecoming, and I watched it from minute 0 to god only knows how long it lasted. I cheered them on, and heckled the other team a bit, and we were all on our feet for the final minute (which actually took like 5) cheering them on. Positive moments on the field after, were a result of me walking with the other international students around and talking with the players. A few of them actaully awknowldged my existance, and I congratulated them half-heartedly and got the impression that I was going to be harrassed sexually at the Pub later in the evening. Then I went to mean hall (wtf) and then home to get ready for the Hunton BBQ.

Barbecue was fun to be at, and I chuged down my bottle of wine before going over to 40 Union to see the, dump, compared to our house. And then I ran home, got changed (quite literally) and then ran back in order to go to the Pub. The lineup was huge, and there were lots of people that knew me (who knew I was so popular YEAH!). I talked with a guy from New Zealand who continusly claimed to have met me before (never happend) but I went along with it. I got the impression that I was being stalked, and once inside the pub, not only did I see 17 and 18 year olds galore, but my stalker… Octapus guy. It freaked me out so I froliked around before getting bodychecked and elbowed about a million times. Needless to say with my injuries I looked like I was just in a wrestling match with someone 50kg heavier.

I came home at about three, and struggled around into bed, bitter and tired from the days events. A homecoming celebration to be happy about; and I didn’t have to walk far to get home thankfully. The girls went to Aulac to get some food, but I was too tired since about ten at night, since I’m an old fogie now.

The fair is winding down, the Mounties are on a won game win-streak, and my male PMS week is rounding out. I can feel the hormones already becoming more naturalised and equally distributed. Things to look out for: don’t find yourself in my warpath, as I’ll take you down and you’ll be sorry that you even tried.

On a happier note, we lost at the footie match today about 10-0, and I had a few shots on net. I got bodyslamed by the 100kg goalkeeper, Belinda tripped me, body checked me, and sent me flying into one of those athletic flying rolls (who knew eh!), and then the British guy said “Sorry mate” to me after kicking me in the thigh. I was bitter, but it made me laugh all the same. I put so much damned effort into hustling and trying to get exercise and help the team, but we are frankly awful and nothing can help us.

1 2 3 Gracious in defeat; a bit condescending attitude proposed by Mark, but what’s to be expected from him when everything he says is condescending and rude; specifically to me. I guess since I’m not in PolySci I can’t ever be as intelligent as him, but at least I’m not socially awkward.