airrickthinks 3.0: MeTAL!

Another weekend like most. or not. This weekend was filled with metal shows, cycling, epic burgers and friends that weren’t into Ninja…

… and the saying “it’s for my blog” became a thing.



I met with my old college friend Glen. Apart from catching up and some sweaty Four Loko infused MarioKart championships the night was fairly slow paced, but it was really what I needed. I feel like games like Mariokart aren’t really about the races at all, for me it’s an excuse to get excited and talk about whatever. It fills the silences that naturally appear in conversation really well. Or the silences that don’t exist if your drinking Four Loko.

It felt nice to be around someone who really wanted to talk about video-games. There was really no pressure other than holding 1st place I guess.


Saturday was beautiful here. I pretty much cleaned up all morning. I have taken to calling chores “Blood Quests” which has proven to make the whole experience way more tolerable.


[TXT]: want to hang out?
[Me]: Nah man can’t this morning, I’m on a blood quest for clean clothes
[TXT]: … what?

After that I walked on a beach with a girl. That was nice. Girls are pretty neat. We didn’t get to hang out long though, I was supposed to check out a metal show at 4:00 in Vernon. Which I did.

The trip the to show was uneventful, although dinner at Red Robins before was a crit to my tastebuds. I’m now plagued by the face that I don’t remember the name of the chicken burger I had (it had pineapple on it?).


Then it turned into this.


And I felt full. But I ate the whole thing. With my face. And there was drool.

The conversation was definitely the best part of the meal though with a few quotes coming out of the night. Along the lines of “I think a napkin is a mustache’s best friend” “I think that an upper lip would be a Mustache’s best friend…” & “I’d make-out with you if there was little bits of ice cream and cookies in your mustache… It wouldn’t be sexual or anything, I just really like Ice Cream & Cookies…”. Which when said in ear shot of a sexy waitress you didn’t know was there, is a few lightyears past embarrassing…

If you don’t think that is as funny as I did. Blame the coffee. We drank a lot of coffee.

After a quick drive we got to the show and attempted to look cool outside the venue. I tried to make us more cool, but teaching everyone Ninja [See airrickthinks: 01], but I guess at a metal venue where everyone has more skulls on their apparel than Ice Crown. It’s not as cool as I think it is. I did manage to get one friend to play a few quick rounds though. Thanks Dave [it’s for my blog].

Then Blue Steel Happened…

blue steel

The doors opened around 8:00 and we went in, said Hi to our friends before they went to warm and watched the first few acts: An odd beatboxing  folk trio (Don’t Shoot The Messenger) and We Are Kings (I think?). Which had their own appeal, but I was really there for And Goliath. Before they went on I got to see my friend Matt from Set4LYfe Apparel (which you should check out @ whose’s now back in Kelowna and doing well. All around awesome guy.

Anyways, here’s a few pictures from And Goliath’s Set:


They played well. Aside from a few underaged kids make-outing beside their chaperone, the whole night was very successful. Good friends, good food, good conversation and good music. It was all I could have really asked for a Saturday night.


Lazy Sunday… Was Lazy. Kind of. I went for a bike ride out to westside. Max said he was going to come, but he has six week old kitten to take care of now. I guess getting a being of infinite cuteness is a acceptable excuse to bail. So I decided to make this a hip-hop journey comprising of Das Racist, Die Antwoord, Shad and Big Boi. Which made for oddly relaxing ride. I guess I enjoy pedaling to beats. Who knew.


Kamloops is still partly frozen. Which sucks because summer is great, but doesn’t because walking across Ice is awesome and makes me feel like a ice barbarian, which I can’t define how it would be different than a normal barbarian, but imagine the difference is actually pretty substantial. I guess.

Anyways, hope you had a great weekend as well.


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