I found it hard to keep track of things that night. I didn't drink too much, but I drank enough. From the Hop 'n Brew we escaped to Broken City for dancing and carousing and at that point I find it difficult to remember what hapened. No, wait... glamorgan bought me a big Newcastle brown ale and then we all had shots of Jagermeister. At that point things got very strange.
I remember dancing, and people I knew phased through the crowd, though never all at the same time. misslake and glamorgan sitting at a table, Katie the librarian and her cronies, and somehow my sister passed through with her own seperate party. Then there was a dance circle and everyone had a shot at the centre. And then there was the good dancer who spun misslake around and then produced a banana from his pocket. Between him and the booth-dancer trying to paw at her shirt, misslake was rudely attended. Her smile is too radiant. We men can't help but become stupid in her presence.
Sunday was spent at the Glenbow museum, which was a lot better than I remembered it. There was an exhibit of Emily Carr paintings. My only exposure to Emily Carr and Group of 7 works happened when I was young and impatient. I was annoyed by the slapdash paintings of mountains and scrawny trees. Looking again with older eyes, I can see the power of Carr's work. Her later paintings radiate with bluegreen tones. Shadows are illuminated with irridescent blue. Trees looks like velvet drapery. Giant swirling mountains dwarf tiny encampments, ridiculous in their attempt to quell nature. Prints cannot do the works justice.
misslake and I also visited the Asian gallery, best described as "a thousand Buddhas, with a side of Ganesh". Ancient statues of stone and copper. Ganesh sure was the party God. He always appears with a large busomed "consort", on many occasions copping a feel. Ah, that cheeky deity.
All in all, a good time was had. It's great to finally have a reason to do all those "touristy" things in Calgary.
Next time there's a meet, I think I will plan some true Calgarian activities. We'll go to a country music bar and ride the mechanical bull. Yup.
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