Bryanna and the City

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Extreme Love

Last Sunday, the day after getting sick (too many times to count), and feeling nauseated all day, Sean I decided to spend the day at Playland. And it was the most fun I have had in a very, VERY, long time. We were like giddy 10 year olds experiencing our first time at Disneyland; running from one ride to the next, wanting to experience everything. And we did. Everything. Including the two rides that cost $20 more to go on: The Revelation and Drop Zone.

The Drop Zone was crazy. I have a video of us doing it together, which I will hopefully post on YouTube, so you can all see. But the Revelation (the ride in the picture at the beginning of this post)? The Revelation made me feel like I was going to die. I was certain that our little cabin was going to fly off and we would have enough time, while being catapulted at 100kmh, to realize that we were, indeed, going to die in 5 seconds...and then we would. Die, that is. However, there's something about feeling like you're going to die, which makes you feel 100% alive. If you think I'm exaggerating, here's a description from the Playland website:

The Revelation is one of the fastest and most exhilarating extreme rides in the world! Designed like a giant airplane propeller, the Revelation holds two to four riders comfortably in the cockpit seats at each end of its 160-foot arm. Riders take off quickly spinning up to 100 kph and experience the same intense "G" forces as fighter pilots! The combination of the rotation, tremendous height, high speed and the rush of wind will definitely reveal the intensity of the ride. Not for the faint of heart, the Revelation is for the ultimate thrillseeker!

Oh, yes, we are the ultimate thrillseekers...who knew?

That day, Sean told me how happy he was that I was up for doing anything. He had wanted to go on the Revelation for a while, but had yet to find someone that would do it with him. I'm not sure if I'd ever do it again (perhaps after I forget the terror I felt while we sat for 15 minutes suspended 160 ft in the air while the other two people were fitted into their "death seats"), but I'm so happy that I could be that person...the one who's just as crazy as he is.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Early weekend update

For the past month, Sean and I have been doing a little no alcohol, caffeine, or McDonalds cleanse. Last night, in a flurry of Starbucks, rum and cokes, tequila and Big Extra meals, the cleanse officially ended. I actually had a really great time...until my body decided that it preferred to be alcohol free...Sean held my hair back for most of the night. Anyways, here are some pics. Sean decided to shave his full beard off this weekend, but in honor of Maciej's birthday, he decided to do this. Just for one night. I think he looks like a combination between Borat and a 70's porn star...that's hot.

Alright, giggidy giggidy...

My studly boyfriend

Jocelyn, Marsha, and Andrew

Sean and Maciej

Emma and I

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Bryanna: 1 Donut: 0

Internal diolgue while waiting in line to get my medium hot chocolate at Tim Horton's this afternoon:

oooh...lookie at the donuts...mmm...I'm gonna get the chocolate glazed one...yup, it looks so I actually hungry?....stomach, am I? don't think I am...I have a "no fat" strawberry yogurt and an orange waiting for me at my desk...yes, so tasty, right...okay, no donut, no donut...I'm strong...f-you, you dirty donut!

30 seconds go by....

Okay, screw it, I'm getting the donut...what? Huh? I thought I just said I wasn't getting the donut? Hmph, but it looks soooo goooood. Fine. Okay, no donut, NO DONUT...

In the end, I didn't get the donut.
I have to stop going to Tim Horton's.
I'm turning into Homer Simpson.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Bryanna and the Wilderness

Yesterday, I took a sick day. I rarely take sick days. Mainly because I'm always a 'contract employee' and I don't actually get 'sick days', which means that I either don't get paid for those 7 hours or I have to make up the time (yeah, I know; I whine, I whine). Anyways, yesterday I took a sick day. Why? Out of pure heat/sun/body/mind exhaustion. I stumbled out of bed at the usual time (6:35 AM), took my morning pee, looked in the mirror, realized I still felt nauseated and weak, and decided that today, would be a sick day. So, I called into work, left a groggy message and went back to bed...I slept until noon...I haven't slept until noon, for, like, well, ever. It felt pretty good...actually, it felt damn good.

I guess you're probably wondering, 'why so exhausted, Bry?'

Well, the truth is...

My boyfriend tried to kill me over the long weekend.

Well, no, not literally, but it was his idea to go camping. And it was his idea to go camping on an island, which required 2 bus rides, 2 ferry rides, and a 3.5 hour hike (up a mountain) to access the lake-side camping site (with no bathroom).

Okay, so it really wasn't THAT bad. In fact, in retrospect, it actually was a very fun adventure. And let's face it, I haven’t had an actual 'adventure' in a really long time. It also made me realize how much I love Sean and how happy I am that I found someone so caring, patient, and loving in return.

Yes, I know, sappy...blech. But it's true.

On the ferry ride back to Vancouver, I joked with him that if we were a couple on the reality TV show The Amazing Race, I would be the whiny girl that everyone hated...and he didn't disagree.

I was whiny.

Very whiny.

At one point, when Sean convinced me to take a 'short cut' through the dry, dense, full of spider webs, and dangerous obstacles forest (including the bleached-out skeleton of a large mammal), I almost cried...twice. But Sean stayed strong and level headed, even after I repeatedly pointed out that we were lost and that we weren't going to make the last ferry. But we eventually did make it out of the forest to catch the last ferry and by 9:30 p.m. on Sunday evening we were back at his apartment…however, very sun burnt and suffering from heat stroke.

So, that's why I took a sick day, but it was worth it.

Thanks for all the memories, S!

For pics, see my flickr page --->