A Thrifty Weekend

Oh wow, for a weekend with crappy weather, I have so much to tell you. See, on Saturday, after waking up, having breakfast, and playing a few rounds of Guess-the-Google, Troy and I went to a thrift store and I got myself a compact 35mm film camera for $1.50 to be hacked into a pinhole camera. After about an hour, we went back to our apartment because we were expecting a visit from our friend Joe. And then Joe came and we went to have Vietnamese dinner in downtown Kitchener. After dinner, we went to a used book store across the street from the Vietnamese restaurant where Troy bought his very first Lucky Luke comic (I grew up reading Lucky Luke!) and then to a cinema to watch Kung Fu Hustle. I’m not usually into kung fu movies or slapstick comedies, but I didn’t mind Kung Fu Hustle. It was funny and entertaining.

After the movie, we went back to the apartment. While Joe and Troy were having quality time together discussing videogames, I did some brainstorming, planning out my way to hack the aforementioned compact camera into a pinhole one. After Joe left, I got into the action. My tools of choice were a screwdriver, a hammer, and a burning candle. It was enough to make Troy think I’d end up burning the apartment down. I couldn’t finish hacking the camera that night because I was already too sleepy and it was already past 2AM.

Sunday was spent visiting some thrift stores in Kitchener and Cambridge. I got myself yet another compact 35mm film camera as a backup to the one we bought the day before and Troy got himself a bunch of Terry Pratchett books. We also made a quick stop at Winners where Troy bought me a super-comfy t-shirt and bought himself some toys. What can I say, he’s a kid at heart. 🙂 Before we went home, we had some yummy grilled chicken breasts for dinner at Applebees. It’s a shame that the chicken breasts were so tiny. We had a craving for cheesecake after dinner so we went on a mission to get ourselves some cheeecake. We had to make a stop at three places before we found it. Mmmm, cheesecake. So evil yet so good!

When we got back home, we found that each one of us had won a t-shirt from Blogography! That put a nice ending to an otherwise uneventful day. We spent the rest of the evening watching TV while hacking the camera to death. Only after the camera was ready did I realise that I didn’t have a roll of film with me so I couldn’t start shooting right away. Doh!

Tonight we’re going to pick up a roll of film and go on a mission to find Pop Shoppe, the legendary Canadian soft drink. I can hardly wait!

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  1. We went there yesterday and picked up a bottle of Pop Shoppe Cream Soda and a bottle of Pop Shoppe Root Beer. I think the Cream Soda tastes better than the Root Beer.

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