I’m going to stop reading the newspaper. It’s too depressing.
There’s a story in this weekend’s Globe and Mail about George Stroumboulopoulos. It’s not a particularly good article. It simply rehashes everything we already know about Strombo: he hates being thought of as the CBC’s resident hipster; he has a nose ring; he has big brown teddy-bear eyes; etc.
The only news in the article is buried halfway down the page. Strombo has a girlfriend! Not just any old girlfriend, but a "longtime" one. And this fact is in brackets! Like it’s an afterthought or a digression!
I’m sure his girl is lovely. But it makes my last blog entry about inviting him out for a beer completely irrelevant. Oh well. Another fantasy bites the dust.
I don’t have the energy to get too worked up about it. I’m still tired from yesterday’s epic trip to Victoria and back. As if waking up at 5:15 a.m. to catch a ferry wasn’t bad enough, we were also subjected to rough seas.
The shuddering ferry would tilt so far to the right that all you could see out the window was water, and then it would tilt so far to the left that all you could see out the window was blue sky. It rolled side-to-side for about 45 minutes before the waves flattened out. It was a struggle to keep my breakfast down.
It could have been worse. It could have been like the time we took the ferry to Nanaimo for a swim meet two years ago. The water was so rough that half the swim team spent the ferry ride retching in the bathroom. I spent the trip curled up in the fetal position clutching a barf bag to my chest.
Yesterday’s swim meet was much less dramatic. My friend Delacey, who lives in Victoria now, popped in for a couple of hours. My other friend Annelle, who was sidelined with a neck injury, said she didn’t realize how boring swim meets were to watch.
The ferry ride back to Vancouver last night was tame compared to the morning’s adventure on the high seas. Well, not so tame for Tom who spent most of the ride on the sundeck drinking shots of whiskey with some Korean tourists.
Here are my results:
50-metre freestyle: 32.15 (2nd, female 30-34)
100-metre freestyle: 1:10.45 (1st, female 30-34)
200-metre freestyle: 2:37.39 (1st, female 30-34)
400-metre freestyle: 5:42 (don't know the ranking, forgot to check this event)