6 months. Gone. Seriously. What HAPPENED? I blacked out. I must have. Last thing I remember is putting my home of 6+ years on the market. Now I’m sitting on a cafe patio in Vancouver (in February) scratching my head trying to figure out how I got here.
Usually at this time of year I look back at the past 12 months and reflect on the good times had and prepare for what’s to come. Right now I’m having a hard time piecing that together. The last 6 months have been an absolute blur. Did I really pose with a statue of the Fonz in Milwaukee? Was i really there when Erin’s father landed a 48 lbs lake trout on Great Slave Lake? The Millers? Did I have the swine flu?? Do I really own this amazing new place in Vancouver? Did I really get hit on by a tranny in Seattle?? What the eff is going on?? I blacked out and now I can’t really recall any of this.
What about the concerts? Games? Did I really see Angus Young motion his withered frame across a stage? Field level at Wrigley field? Xavier Rudd? Matisyahu? Folk on the Rocks? Really?? Those all sound great.
One thing I am clear on is that work has consumed my life since I got here. So much so that when I finally got a day to do literally nothing (today) I find myself lost and confused. I am finding it impossible to sit still. Why is my hand vibrating?? The past 6 months have been a blur but have been amazing. To be involved with the games and see the venues come alive has been an experience I will never forget.
Hard to believe that four years ago this week I was leading a pack of drunk Canucks to a small Turino bar after Canada defeated Germany in hockey. 4 years! Now I am living and working in these games host city. I think this will really sink in Thursday when the torch relay goes past my place. Can’t wait.
After that? Would you believe Japan? I would like to say I can’t wait but honestly now that I have a moment to focus I can actually feel myself getting caught up in the excitement of the games.
Much more to come…Happy 2010 everyone.
– Posted from my iPhone