and i should post about the dragonboat festival. we won our first race (incidentally, the slowest winning time of all the heats, but hey, the trophy tastes just as sweet...errr...right). 6th in our second race dropped us to the bowl final, in which we got 3rd (=more hardware). the day was...tiring. not just the rowing, which lasted less than 5 min cumulatively, but the...elements were hard to withstand. it was Hot. and the beach was full of trash. i'm surprised my feet didn't rot off from all the stuff washing up onto them, which is Sad. i dislike standing around in trash. and there was lots of standing and lots of trash.
credit suisse hired a junk for the day, which involved food and alcohol, which meant i ate pretty much continuously from 10am till 6pm, at which point, jon and i got left on the junk (everyone else disembarked to party in stanley). i went downstairs at one point in search of more food and found the caterers hosing off the table tops of a very empty boat. whoops. i made off with two packs of their ritz crackers just to spite them.
last weekend, we went on another junk. well, technically, we went on another 8 junks (tied together). it was a huge party full of alcohol and floaty toys and food. jon really liked the brownies (i know what you're thinking, but no sketchiness--they were catered), until he fell asleep for 4 hours, during which i got hit on by a girl. she was literally leaning against me and trying to whisper drunk nothings into my ear. this was right after she fell flat on her face, and a little before she fell flat on her face (she did it twice--at least). paulie eventually rescued me. i was awkward.
i tried to give her a tanline
food food food
i think i'm junk'd out for a bit though...especially since the asswipe junk owners decided to empty the septic tank right where everyone was swimming, and then they confiscated our whipped cream (apparently we were making too big of a mess). mess my ass. we paid for the boat (HKD4000), we expect you to do a little bit of cleaning up after us later. seriously. it's not that much work to hose the place down. and what did you expect? that we'd be having a tea party with white gloves and crustless sandwiches? and the biggest offense: they threw away countless items of half eaten, unattended (but not unremembered nor unmissed) food (eg cans of pringles, bags of chips, cookies, bottles of water). i understand you have to keep your boat clean. but really. it would be much less work to start cleaning AFTER we're done messing. and it's no f'ing excuse to waste food. jerks.
btw, today was like the christmas of blog posts. thanks everyone :-).
**AND even more christmas: TODAY IS BEN AND JERRY'S "FREE" CONE DAY!!--you hafta donate HKD10 to some charity, but still, much cheaper than a normal cone. whoopee!some fancy ball that my friend dragged us to...original cost was over $200 but she used her doughnut challenge money to sponsor us.