Curing Mopiness

I had fun today. After a mildly mopey me awoke this morning, what came for the rest of the day was most welcoming.

A couple friends and I headed into the city to watch our ice hockey team play. We went in early and stopped off for lunch and drinks on the way. Because, almost as much as hockey, we love food. We ate at a pub near the water. Perfect. You may know by now that I love being by the water. It’s calming. I did spend half the time eyeing off the boats in the harbor though, and contemplating how to sneak off in one.

After lunch we walked across to the stadium and settled in to watch some hockey. We lost 5-3, but that’s okay. You can’t win them all. It was a good bit of fun to watch anyhows. After hockey and drinks, we headed towards the Casino.

We jumped on a tram headed in that direction. There was an older Asian lady ushering people on. It was okay, she worked for the tram company. She wasn’t the self-appointed conductor or anything. It was a genuine, paid gig. Anyway, she was in charge, and she was sure to let everyone know. She was funny, though. There were a few rowdy blokes on a buck’s night. She wasn’t having any of it.

“You behave or I’ll put you down. This is my tram. I’ll get the whip out for you.” Yeah, she wasn’t to be messed with. She was firm, but actually very friendly if you were doing the right things. And I find everything funnier and more endearing with an accent, no matter what accent.

After an entertaining tram ride we rocked up to the Casino. We found the sports bar. More drinks, some rugby, some football and some roulette later and I was suddenly 50 bucks up. After that I’d basically had a free had day. Thanks, Casino!

We grabbed some more food and then decided to catch a train out of the city in order to watch the soccer, which was starting at midnight. My housemate is an Arsenal fan. We got home at 11:50 pm. Brilliant timing.

So we enjoyed some soccer and drinks, which is always fun. And that brings me to now. I’m knackered and retiring to bed, but I missed you guys. Wanted to catch up. It’s almost 5 am but I’ll be darned if I’m not going  to read some great blogs and say my goodnights.

So, goodnight, all. Have a fantastic day, and I shall see you all in the evening, when I awake. Thanks for sticking out the mopey me!

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4 thoughts on “Curing Mopiness

  1. Love ice hockey! I think that perhaps there is a violent side of me I haven’t quite tapped into yet. I go just to watch them fight over the puck. Our team rarely wins, but it’s always fun to watch. Eating by the water sounds fantastic. Lakes, rivers, oceans and FOOD–they all make me happy. Also, love it when the casino pays up. 🙂
    Your evening, though, makes me exhausted. 5am? I may be getting old. I was in bed by midnight and I’m feeling bit tired still!

    • I think many people go for that reason. Makes sense to me anyways. I don’t think (hopefully) that you have to have a violent side. But just in case, I’ll make sure I stay on your good side! Haha. And as far as everything else you said… we’re definitely on the same wavelength 🙂
      Yeah I’m exhausted. Massive sleep-in is the go for tomorrow. Midnight isn’t old! Midnight is the combination of young and sensible. You’re safe!

  2. Bless! Mopey me – very sweet! Water is such a deep and symbolic element; I am not surprised you are drawn to it, EJ. It probably has messages for you. Ali

    • I’d agree with that, Ali. I am starting to learn more about its relevance to me. Slowly but surely. Thank you for the comment, you got me thinking a bit more about it. 🙂

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