March 28, 2007 @ 10:03
I'm a little late posting today because I turned the clock back about 25 years yesterday and I didn't get out of bed until 8:30.
Back in the old days at CFNY when Mike Stafford and I did the news and sports on the Pete Geets Show we'd often spend beautiful spring days suckin' back a few beers and shootin' the shit.
The station was in Brampton, we lived in Brampton and we were a couple of young guys always looking for something to do with the remaining hours of the day.
Mike is on holidays this week and I was thrilled when he called me and asked if I wanted to hook up for lunch. His fabulous girlfriend Linda lives in Brampton and he was going to be in the area.
We ended up at the Keltic Rock in Heart Lake, it was the only bar I could find that had their patio open yesterday and that was vital for Mikes smoking habit. Turns out the patio is a little fenced off area in the back, where the dumpsters are, but that didn't matter.
We got there about 2:30 and we didn't leave until well into the first period of the hockey game. And believe it or, we really didn't drink that much. We had lunch and nursed a few beers, and then we did something I've never done before, we had a dinner at the same place - lunch and dinner without moving.
But why would we? It had to be 23 degrees yesterday and the sun was like a magic medicine penetrating our bodies and all the other Brampton Bob's around us. It was a great afternoon and early evening.
There's nothing like a beautiful day to put the world in a good mood - and it didn't hurt that the Leafs capped things off by blasting the Hurricanes 6-1.