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Dromonis’s Travel Diary

Friday, 21 Apr 2006

MapGood Morning everybody!

I have just got on the bus to go from Ottawa to Sudbury. I’m not actually on the internet but I am on my laptop and I will post this when I get a chance. I have a couple pool stories to tell. I’m sorry for the length but I am sitting on a bus and bored so I am going to type a bit 

Locals last week!

Ok, last week Chubbs and I head out to locals for something different. We rock up and there is this 50ish dude (Roger) playing these 2 80ish dudes (the old couple in the story below). We were having a good night and then Roger and his wife lost the table to the old couple. Me and Chubbs then played the old couple and won the table. We had played a few games at this stage.

At this stage Roger comes back in from his smoke and starts having a go saying that it is his table and he gave it up to go out for a smoke!! I’m like “when did you go out for a smoke” and he starts getting up in my face “Didn’t you see me just leave!” sort of thing.

At this stage the next 2 up were Bob and Monika. We had played these 2 the week before and they are both pretty cool. Monika is pretty cute [yes I have a photo] and they are both good pool players. Anyway, they say to Roger “Ok, you have this game, we are up next.” Again, just trying to get the older guy to shut up. He was fair picked at this stage as well!

Chubbs and I are going to play Roger and his wife. Or so you would think! Roger then starts having a go saying he is going to play me in singles. I’m like “Nah, we are playing doubles” but he kept having a go! I ended up playing him in singles but he was an ass. Mike was also here this week (also in the next story) and he thought he was an ass as well  Anyway, that was last week!

Last night I went out for a couple of quiet drinks Chubbs, Heather, Kate, Connor and Lindsey [Lindsey only came with Conner]. Chubbs and I were playing pool against the old couple from last week and there were another couple of young guys there and we were playing a round robin. Winner stays on sort of thing. This was all working and we were all having fun.

This old couple were there last week when we were playing as well and they were pretty cool. A couple old dudes out at the pub having a good night and playing pool. They could hold their own on the table also so it was a good night… Last week anyway!! This old woman thought the world of me as well “Such a sweet young man you are…” sort of crap.

Anyway, another dude rocked up [Mike from last week] and he decided he wanted a game so he put his money up on the table. We lost against the old dudes, Chubbs sunk the que ball while we were on the black *death stare at Chubbs* So the young guys were playing the old dudes and they won. This other dude that rocked (Mike) up then played against the young dudes. The young dudes beat him and one of my mates as well, he didn’t have a partner.

My coin was up next so I put it in the table and started racking up the balls. The old guy comes up to me and says “what are you doing?” so I says “My coin was up next, it’s my game.” This old guy then has a GO! He said “Fine, I’m going home then. f--k ya”

Now this dude looks like he is at least 80 years old. I couldn’t believe that is what he had actually said so I figured I had mis-heard what he said. I later worked out that I hadn’t!! Anyway, this dude and his wife are having a hissy fit while I am waiting for the young dudes to come in from their smoke with the balls racked up.

The old woman comes up to me and says “Where are the other people. We are going to play this game!” and she was fully getting up in my face!! This woman would be as old as the other guy and was hobbling around with a walking stick. I said “They have just gone out for a smoke, they will be back in second for this game.”

She then starts getting up me and saying shit like “we have been here all night, it was all working fine before. I am just here to have, I’m not very good at the game but I enjoy playing. It was all working before that other guy [Mike] rocked up and wrecked it all.

I explained to her the idea of putting up a coin on the table to hold you spot and she said something like I know how it works but we have been here all night and I am just here to have a bit of fun. She was WASTED sort of style so I stopped trying to use logic.

From there I just hit her. Man, she fell DOWN!! Ok, I am lying but they were getting me pissed off. One of the dudes we were there with, Connor, was getting really fired up at them as well.

Anyway, the other 2 guys came in from their smoke and said the old dudes could have their game. I went over to them and was just saying thanks sort of thing and the old woman comes up to me and is all up in my face and saying “What are you talking to him for we are the ones playing you! I said “I was just saying thanks for letting you guys have the table” and she started getting up me for that as well!! I couldn’t believe it!!

She was also having a go and saying things like “What the f--k are you on about. I mean what the f are you on about…” and she did that like a million times that night. Almost like “I’m a sweet old lady… I don’t swear…”

We are starting the game and she starts bitching to me about Mike. “It was all fine until he rocked up. He is such an asshole [or whatever she said]” and I kinda just fobbed her off to have my shot and she was getting really annoying. She then had a go at me for that as well!!

We beat them and because they were already pissed I went to shake hands and say good game. The woman was smiling and I got told that as soon as I turned my back she was swearing at me!

We gave the table to the young dudes that were playing earlier and on the way out I was having a chat with one of them. I was telling him about the old dues and stuff and then the old guy sneaks up behind me so he could hear what I was saying. I saw him coming out of the corner of my eye and one of the girls subtly kicked my foot as well!

We got outside and had a good laugh at these old dudes and Connor was actually fired up! I don’t usually care if we win or lose but when something like that happens you have to win so made sure we did!!

I’m going to put my puter away for now but if I think of any other cool stories I want to put I will type them up and then post them later!

There should be more as I haven’t put anything up for a while…


Ok, I am about 2 and half hours into the trip and we have stopped in a small town. I think the name on the sign was actually “Hicksville” but I could be wrong. I don’t think I am but I could be… I plugged my laptop into a power point here but I don’t think they electricity out here yet because it isn’t charging the battery at all!! Bloody hicks…

I am sitting next to a dude that looks Indian and I said hi and he didn’t want to talk to me. When it comes down to it I am bored out of my mind!!! I am sitting listening to music and just chilling. There was some dodgy movie on earlier but that is over now and I’m not sure if we get another one or not. I hope we do… Isn’t it great when I am hoping for a dodgy movie…

Anyway, I’m going to go and get the Hicksville special… Whatever that is… It is probably deep fried “whatever they shot last night”

Signing off, bored out of my mind!

WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED THE DODGY DINNER IN HICKSVILLE HAS A WIRELESS NETWORK THAT I CAN GET ON THE INTERNET WITH!!! BRILLIANT!!!

I finished writting that stuff and thought I will have a look :-) I love it, I am leeching internet from dudes that probably don't know they have it!! Anyway, gotta run!