Monday, 1 October 2007

Crazy weekend

Wow, this was some weekend. I had a great time (mostly) and took a ton of pictures, so here goes...

Friday, I began what will hopefully become a weekly occurrence with my research group, some of whom are shown to the left (Therese, Emma, and Kishore) - beer o'clock. There is an awesome little faculty pub type of thing on campus that serves good beer and has a nice atmosphere - it has a little outside garden and a fireplace (though I think the time for fireplaces has come and gone - spring has sprung). Anyway, it was very fun, and successful. After most people had gone home, six of us (Therese, Kishore, Emma, Chris, Viv, and myself) decided to head back to Kishore and Emma's place to continue the party. I brought Jack (Daniels). We had a great time, and I got to know all four of them much better, which was great. Needless to say, however, after staying up 'til 6-freaking-am, I had the worst hangover I've had in years. After waking up at 2pm and dragging my sorry ass home, I went back to sleep until 11pm, got up for a couple of hours, and then went back to sleep until 8 in the morning. So to summarize: Friday night was a blast, Saturday was a complete write-off.

That being said, Sunday was amazing. Having slept for a good 24 hours, Jeff and Amanda called me up to see if I wanted to go to Hout Bay beach with them. I was keen. An hour later, we, Jeff's mom, and sweet little Mishka were on this beautiful beach throwing the miniature American football around and sniffing all the other dogs butts (well, not all of us were throwing the football).






















Above: Mishka.

Right: Arrival at the beach - how's that for a kick-ass beach view?

Below: Jeff and Mishka - notice the bizzaro castle in the background.




























After cavorting around for a while, we piled back into the car and drove over to `Fish on the Rocks,' the best fish and chips place in South Africa. To be honest, they were phenomenal fish and chips. They then bought a whole fresh fish from the fresh fish market, we drove home through the unbelievable mountain/coast views and had a killer fish-braai. Hey man, THIS is the South Africa I want to remember! A good time was most definitely had by all, especially Mishka, who was TOTALLY exhausted by all the physical and emotional activities of the day...




6 comments:

Lauren_D said...

Man, you crazy physicists sure know how to party:) We lived around the corner from Leo Burdock's, "Dublin's oldest chipper," and had many a late night stop mostly for chips but I did try the fish and chips too...tasty dangerous fried food.

Shakerbootie said...

Wait!! Is that a penguin I see in the background? And don't be telling me it is just a yard monkey.

I can't wait to come and visit - no wait, live with you for the rest of your time there. I love fish and chips and the ocean. Do you have room for me in your little apartment?

xxoo
M

Shakerbootie said...

I just looked at the pictures up close and saw some BEADS for sale at the little market place. Hint, hint.

Amanda said...

Oh My goodness - she looks huge! I can't believe my puppy looks like a real full size dog. Gorgeous though.
It was a great day.

dmo said...

Hey Alex,

Greetings from Michigan! I just got the link the to your blog from Da Silva. Good to see that you're getting settled in and having fun. Capetown looks beautiful (except for those pesky yard monkeys). And wow, nice view from your window. Not that I'm completely jealous, or anything.

David

Segev said...

It looks very beautiful there, like California. I, on the other hand, am heading to the exact opposite climate...