Missed the Pubski yesterday in favour of a real life pub with ButterflyEffect ! Went to a nice Italian restaurant, then a shady dive bar to finish up with a student bar with greek blues. It was a fun evening, always happy to meet any of you internet weirdos in person :)
In other news, I came back from a regional burn in florida about a week ago. Drove down 35 hours with the keg-o-fryers to serve some Poutine to americans with this badass crew:
I think our tagline ended up being ¨I drove 35 hours for this?¨I had a blast, probably one of the funnest burns in my life, in big part because our team was just fire. Everything went smooth like (I can't believe it's not) butter, no drama, and showing up with poutine gives you superstar status the whole event. It took 9 burns, but it's like I'm finally getting the hang of it. I've learned so much about interacting with people, leading a team, frying potatoes and just how to be a better person in general. People were efficient, thoughtful and fun. I had some great talks with the camp lead, at the "Lost Island" which made you feel like you are living in a painting. Highlights include caviar in a jacuzzi, doing a little welding, seeing my friend rocking her first ever ranger shift tracking down a prostitution ring, getting bombed down by excessive fireworks like it's Dresden followed by the firefighters putting out the fire - worst burn I've even seen and got genuinely scared for my friend in a wheelchair when the crowd started panicking for a second, improvising an epic party at our camp the last night like it's no big deal ( With the worst cocktail ever: hot sauce, tequila, pickled jalapenos and corona beer. You know how we called it, we all got unwillingly infected) et j'en passe... A weeklong vacation by the beach while there was a massive snow storm in Montreal was definitely the right call, even if my finances are a little fucked now.
But I'm back home now, working full steam on a bunch of stuff for free! Setting up the whole ticketing system for our local regional with low income options this year, getting an epic bar camp called MIRAGE started (and we're already in trouble because too many people want to join in on the fun) and working on the local Precious Plastic recycling project. Things are moving fast with the plastic: we are getting contacted by companies left and right. I'm really enjoying meeting people and doing what I guess is called Business Dev. But that also means I need to write a goddam project proposal today and I have no idea how and it's stressing me out a little.