January 22nd, 2010


I can't wait to turn 50!

Given how turning 40 turned out, I can't wait to see what 50 is going to be like! Logistical issues such as travelling to Jamaica meant that the week before my birthday was turned into my birthday week by hubby. A Starbucks giftcard, Team Canada warm-up jacket and a watch (think he's trying to tell me something?) along with a few other items were plenty wonderful pampering. Then, the best day of all - Saturday - my brother and SIL babysat for us while hubby took me for dinner then a hockey game (Sens nearly put me in a coma) and topped it all off with a pair of girl's best friends for my ears!

In Jamaica, on the actual day, my nutter SIL planned a pirate-themed, surprise beach party because she didn't have enough on her plate planning the wedding and all. Hubby took me out to dinner:

While the rest of the group got into their costumes (V included):

After a quick change, we met up with them on the beach:

My little pirate eating cheese fish while finishing me off in a sword fight:

AND they had a firedancer for entertainment:

There was a steel drum band playing at the bar next door, so we had music to dance to, and the resort provided a bonfire for us. We did get some weird looks from the other resort guests when we trekked through the bar on the way back to our room at the end of the evening.

And, to top it all off I ended up with a pretty kick-ass pirate hat.

Tyler Durden did not go to U Man

But he is going to stop by to kick some serious ass. University of Manitoba students have a fight club. Said fight club meets and does their clubby business in the squash courts (don't those things have windows?) But even more appalling, they have a FACEBOOK GROUP! That's not one, but two (and not just any two, but the first two) rules broken. Just in case you're not familiar:

The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club.
The second rule of Fight Club is, you DO NOT talk about Fight Club.

Social media doesn't really fit in to this mandate from what I can tell. I'm fairly sure no one should ever tweet while involved in a bare-knuckle brawl. And I'm still left wondering if the fight club cause the dumb or does U Man really have that low admission standards?