Boy, Burgers, and Beyond

I’m not going to lie.  I showed up for the burgers (mmm, burgers….) but ended up loving Boy even more.  A coming of age tale set in the 80s about a boy who’s obsessed with Michael Jackson and has a younger brother who believes he has super powers (I’m not saying that I was that kid but the montage about people and their abilities was awesome).  It was a good laugh and definitely a nice way to brighten up what I thought was going to be a rather low-key and slightly dull Thursday.

After the kiwi flick ended, I drowned the rest of my L&P and was on my merry way to anywhere but the hostel.  For the record, the hostel is the reason (maybe the word I’m really looking to use is at fault)why I go out as much as I do.  So off I went looking for a bar for a couple of quiet beers…

At the start of the search, I thought we’d find a bar and settle in for a few drinks and then call it a night.  Not the way it worked out at all.  We hit a couple of bars and then settled for a bit a place in the viaduct before moving on.  Sadly, the only thought I had in my head is “where are the men in this town?”  The amount of mullets or the stellar conversation about ice hockey or that Canada is really far is just mind-boggling.  I’m at the point where I’ve now had my fill and next time I think I’ll just have to repeat some famous words from Michael Jackson – “Beat It!”

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5 thoughts on “Boy, Burgers, and Beyond

  1. Aha! Mullets are afoot, just like in OZ! Isn’t it crazy though, I mean I know there’s a return to 90s fashion, but wasn’t the mullet out by the end of the 80s? And whatever happened to not making the same mistake more than once? We lived, we learned, now shame on you Down-Under-ners (Aussie and Kiwi alike) for mulleting about.

  2. thestuffithinkabout

    I think you should start talking in a weird accent so people will stop asking you stupid questions about Canada. That way you can be even MORE exotic and creative all at once. 😉

  3. Soup

    I love that you’re in New Zealand watching a kiwi flick – classic! You remember “classic” don’t you? The Canadian equivalent to “sweet as”. I’m very excited about your new apartment too. It may have seemed like a long search, but you found a flat and those flatmates in record time ‘lil miss easytone.

    To quote another famous Jackson, “I miss you much”!

    Talk soon,
    Shelly

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