Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Weekend Round Up


First of all, I can't believe the weather lately! It's been sunny for three days in a row now with nary a cloud in sight. In addition, it's actually been somewhat warm too. Photographic evidence from this morning: And in true Scottish fashion, the locals have taken to leaving their respectable homes without a jacket. I'm not sure why, but with the first hint of spring/summer, Scots tend to wander the streets without any protection of a coat.

It was even lovely - albeit a bit colder - this past weekend in Dundee. I'm not sure if it's the difference in coasts or what (Glasgow is on the west coast, Dundee on the east; see map below) but as soon as my friend, Kate, and I stepped off the train, we noticed a drop in the temperature. Kate and I were met at the station by our friend, Lauren (who once lived in Toronto for a year), with whom we were staying. Some people refer to Dundee as "Scumdee" but honestly, it's not that bad. In fact, it's kinda cute. It's also a lovely train ride through rolling hills and wee lochs. At least I wasn't as hung over as I was last year when I went to visit Lauren in Dundee.

Lauren made a gorgeous vegetarian lasagna - complete with homemade cheese sauce too (British people make lasagna with this strange "cheese" - or sometimes referred to as "white"- sauce instead of cottage cheese)! Look at the golden crispy cheese topping! Perfection!


We then proceeded to drink copious amounts of wine before heading out to sample the nightlife of Dundee. After three gin and tonics and a lightening speed marathon session of "Truth or Dare" at three different pubs, Lauren and I somehow managed to end up at a nightclub. Kate - perhaps wisely - bowed out early and left for Lauren's flat. I don't get out much these days so when I do, I like to get TORE UP FROM THE FLOOR UP AND HIT THE TILES! And so on and so forth...

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drunken video taken with my phone in da club

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