Woah, What a Weekend!

Dudes, it’s been a while since I’ve had this much fun. Since Talea has her license back now, I obviously had to take advantage of this thrilling opportunity. Neither of us drive on a regular basis, as we are hardcore believers in the public transportation system, superior to cars in our fair city. But the allure of a road trip was just too much, and I had a few errands to run anyways, so why not? Renting a car turned out to be ridiculously cheap and so we made a day of it!

The first agenda of the day was to bring two of my bunnies to their new home at a farm north of the city. It was sad to have to give them away, and of course I’ll miss them. But with so many things calling for my attention, what with the website, the knitting and crafting, work, the energy it takes with a long distance relationship and dealing with legal issues, immigration and economic strain, the bunnies were not getting the attention they deserved. And frankly, four bunnies is a lot, especially in a teeny weeny apartment. So now they live on a farm with tons of room. Mommy and daddy bunny are still together in my bedroom, and they were never really bonded to their offspring. And as for the two little ones, they were not as closely bonded with me. So no bunny feelings were hurt, and everyone has more space and love! A good thing.

Along the way, we stopped for gas, got some Doritos, Dr. Pepper and some donuts – Krispy Kreme! You can get them up here in certain places and oohhhh they were so good! The car came with a cd player, and so it was Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks and Janis Joplin all the way.

After the farm, we went to Wonderland! WOOOOOOOOO ROLLER COASTERS!!!!!!

we are both about 30 lbs lighter than our hoodies would imply, please make note

we are both about 30 lbs lighter than our hoodies would imply, please make note

Talea was a little uncertain and wanted to start with some of the easier rides, but I tossed her onto some of the more hardcore ones pretty quickly, knowing she’d get over it. After three screamfests, she was convinced enough to go on The Bat which, while by no means the newest or baddest ride, has daunted many. I was so worried she was just going to end up holding my purse the entire day, but it turns out she’s not immune to awesome.

After The Bat we went to Hanna Barbera land, which is the kiddie end of the park with all things Jetsons and Flinstones and Scooby Doo. Every time I go to Wonderland I have to go to Hanna Barbera land to ride the Ghoster Coaster, a kiddie coaster that terrified me back in the day, to reface my fear and kick it in the face. To be completely truthful, it’s a pretty hardcore ride for a kid! I would have taken a video if it hadn’t been too much work just staying in my seat. We were rocking around to the point of injury and with two sets of grown up lady hips jammed in an itty bitty seat designed for a grown up and a kid, well I damn near popped out of the stupid thing. Just take my word for it, I had good reason to be traumatized.

Anyways, Ghoster Coaster aside, kiddie land is always a fun colourful place to be, and I enjoy the ritual side trip. Onlookers? Pfft, whatevs man.

Afterwards we went on more rides and then stopped for the best lunch ever. We’re in Canada’s Wonderland, might as well go super Canadian with poutine, right?

soooo goood

soooo goood

Then we watched some donuts being made, but did not partake as we had already eaten some Krispy Kremes.



random photo

random photo

We also found the most hardcore carnie ever. He wasn’t hardcore in that he was old or tattooed or smelled of cabbage. He was just some kid who had apparently had enough of people trying their hand at operating the safety restraints themselves.

Baseball bats, people! If we didn’t stop fiddling with the devices, he was going to hit our knees with bats! I guess that’s still better than falling out of a ride, so I just shut my mouth and let him lock me in.

Then we returned to our favourite coaster, The Vortex, which climbs up and then flies down the side of the mountain and swings you nearly into the water below. We were also getting hit with water from above, as it was drizzling lightly for most of the day (no lineups! sweet!) but decided to start raining and even hailing for about five seconds while we were on the ride. It was still pretty rad though.

The first time we went on the ride, I forgot where that first big drop was.

By the time we rode all of the rides (all the good ones at least) we were pretty tired, so instead of staying until the park closes, we went to nearby Ikea where we got to spend company money on new art for the reception area. What pair of chicks doesn’t love surfing the shelves of Ikea with someone else’s money? It was fun times, and we found everything we needed and stayed under budget too! We were close enough to work that we could drop off the art at the office and save ourselves having to haul anything on the subway. Then we went to our friend May’s house for a quick visit and coffee, dropped the rental car back at the lot, and taxied home through a dark, rainy, overall awesome night to the tune of the Sneaker Pimps.

Today, I cleaned out the rabbit room, bleached the crap out of my kitchen and bathroom, washed all of my dishes and got to spend some quality time with my super sexy boyfriend.

Me and My Sexy Man In Dixie Land

Me and My Sexy Man In Dixie Land

Um, over the webcam of course. That photo is from my trip down south this past June. And yes, that is a bottle cap stuck to my chest.

So it has been a fantastic weekend! As for Josh, he had some wild times too and picked up a few souvenirs for me, including a tshirt that says Honky Tonk Badonkadonk. Pictures are on the way, I’m sure ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh, and I started some new knitting projects, those will be on the way too!


  1. Josh said,

    September 29, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Dude! That looks awesome! Except for the poutine with ketchup. (gross) You totally have to take me there when I come to Toronto. If you’re nice I might even protect you from the bat wielding carnies.

  2. Talea said,

    September 29, 2008 at 1:42 am

    It was SO. MUCH. FUN.
    The face I made on the Vortex the first time? Funniest thing ever, hands down. And I love that I’m just cracking up the whole time on that video, while you’re losing your fucking mind.
    And how dare you think I would have been a purse-holding pansy. Pshaw. Pshaw I say!

  3. Pure Evyl said,

    September 29, 2008 at 2:01 am

    There is nothing more decadent than a Krispy Kreme donut fresh out of the oil. It’s like sugar glazed crack.

  4. teeni said,

    September 29, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Wow – that looks like so much fun! The vidoes are a riot! I had no idea that they now video taped you on those rides and then tried to charge you for copies. Sheesh – it was bad enough when they used to just take photos. Isn’t it illegal to video people without their permission? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, you had the right idea with your own free cam! Glad you had a good weekend and the pics of you and Josh are so cute. I can’t wait to see your knitting projects. You may just get me interested in knitting again.

  5. 2lazydogs said,

    September 29, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Woooooooo. WooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. WEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeee. Geesh, I feel like I just went on those rides with you. Now I’m a bit dizzy. I haven’t been to CW since I was a teen. And I am SO gonna plan on going soon ’cause I want to ride the Vortex!

    Glad you gals had a great time. Mmmm…Krispy Kremes…almost as good as Timmy Ho’s Boston Cremes.

    I traded my knitting needles for a paint brush this weekend. Daughter wanted her pink room blue. Bah. Now I’ve gotta catch up and speed knit.

  6. birdpress said,

    September 29, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Looks like fun! Sure beat my boring weekend. I started to watch the vids, but J did something to the speakers and they aren’t working now, so I’ll have to check them out later.

    They sell Krispy Kreme’s everywhere here, even in Walmart! I have never tasted them. I don’t even WANT to know what the big deal is!

  7. kaylee2 said,

    September 30, 2008 at 4:18 am

    I am jealous oh and that emails coming now!

  8. romi41 said,

    October 1, 2008 at 3:51 am

    hahaha…this post was frickin’ awesome, and I loved the vortex vids, totally brought back memories! (in the first one it sounded like the ride was going to frickin’ explode on you…maybe that was the sound of HAIL?? Can’t believe it hailed on you while you were on the ride??!!!) And I loved you frickin’ skippin’ along on into Hanna Barbara land, that totally jacked up your “awesome” factor for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS: Yes Talea, the Wild Beast is very abusive, and speaking of wooden coasters, I still think that the Great Canadian Mine Buster gives you the most “stomach-in-your-neck gravity-defying” feeling…lovvvveee that ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. JavaQueen said,

    October 1, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Ok, so WHERE, oh WHERE do I even begin? Everything about this post is excellent. I got to see two of my favorite bloggers up close and personal. You are both adorable ladies and know how to have fun. Talea, she smiles an awful lot for someone who claims to be cranky or is it that she is in the best of company? Does she just save all the scowling for work? Cuz, I saw quite a few smiles from her and it warmed my heart! Emerald, omg, you are a total nut and I’m growing to love you more and more every day! You are one free little spirit and a wild adventurer. Me, I would have been off on the sidelines eating shit and waving from beyond! LOL! I was laughing the entire time of the footage of you ‘all on the coaster, your screaming had me in stitches. This really is great. Ha! Ha! I also have saved your pics, am going to print them out and put them on my world map in my computer area at home. Especially the “random photo” of Emerald- too cute! Thanks for posting all of this, it was fun. Oh, I’m on my 4th scarf girl! It’s addicting. And, it sounds like it was a good decision to give the bunnies away- good job!

  10. Emerald said,

    October 1, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    @ mah behbeh: Oh, I am so all over taking you to Wonderland on like, your first weekend here. And you will love the ketchup covered poutine. It’s not even an option, they put a little microchip in your brain as soon as you cross that border that turns you into a poutine-loving ketchup-puring, hockey-fanatic Canadian ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ Talea: I’m so glad you had fun! You were hilarious on the Vortex, that was awesome. We must go again!

    @ PureEvyl: Dude, tell me about it! I saw those suckers sitting on the little warming shelf when I went into the gas station to get some Doritos, and it wasn’t even a conscious decision. It’s like the smell alone knocked me into some kind of drug-type stupor and the next thing I knew I was at the cash handing over all my money for nothing more than glazed grease.

    @ Teeni: I know, right? You want to charge me $14 for a 90 second video of me screaming? Uh, have you heard of these newfangled things they got called digital cameras? Although Talea pointed out that with the astronomical cost of power these days, it must cost a small fortune to run that place. I guess they have to make their money somewhere, but yeah – fail!

    @ 2lazydogs: I hadn’t been in forever too, cause I guess in my mind it still seemed ridiculously expensive. I guess that things have either changed, or that was just the parental brainwash. But now that its fall, it was only $35 to get in. And with all the new rides they’ve got – totally worth it! And I’m afraid I have to disagree with your Krispy Kreme vs. Timmy Ho’s Boston Creme, because I don’t know if I’d push over an old lady to get to a Timmy Ho’s, but if I see Krispy Kreme…well, I’m not responsible for my actions.

    @ Birdpress. Run! Run away from the light! If you’re not already addicted to Krispy Kreme, for the love of God save yourself now!

    @ Kaylee: Sounds good, sorry if my email bounced earlier! WordPress is being ridiculous…

    @ Romi: Ha, I guess not caring what the public thinks of me as I go skipping underneath a rainbow intended for toddlers does make me pretty awesome. But I wish I had gotten some blue ice cream while I was there, that must have slipped from my mental agenda. And I know – hail?!? What gives?!?!? My poor face!

    @ Javaqueen: Talea smiles most often when I’m around, because I’m just super like that ๐Ÿ˜‰ As for work, it’s pretty much a sort of scowl inducing place. Our actual job and company is pretty rad, but we’ve got some aggravating clients who argue over a twelve cent photocopy, so I guess it’s sort of an advantage when you need your battle-face on. And yes, I am a nut! It’s how I get by. And good job on the scarfing! By which I mean knitting, not eating….unless we’re talking poutine….whatever, you know what I mean.

  11. kaylee2 said,

    October 3, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    I got it i will reply after my surgery tomorrow ok?

  12. Billy said,

    October 4, 2008 at 12:53 am

    Love the skip job! I am incapable of skipping. Can you believe that? I was born without a skip.

  13. Emerald said,

    October 4, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    @ kaylee: Okay, good luck!

    @ Billy: well, being a dude, i think you might be able to get away without being able to skip ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. David said,

    October 6, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Hi Emerald and thanks so much for this FUN post! Looks like you and Talea had a blast! You guys totally made me LOL with your ride videos. I would NEVER go on one of those things! And now I know about poutine! Sounds YUMMY.

    ♥ ๐Ÿ™‚ ♥ ๐Ÿ™‚ ♥ ๐Ÿ™‚ ♥ ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Emerald said,

    October 6, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    @ David: Poutine…..mmmmmmmmm must get some poutine now. And I am ALL ABOUT the roller coasters ๐Ÿ˜€

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