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Quality Time With People I Like

Back from the cottage. The four of us had a blast.

The only sadness I felt was when the other couple I'd invited couldn't come - which is actually very sad.

And when we got eaten alive by mosquitoes after dousing ourselves in DEET and standing in the smoke of the campfire. I only ate TWO MARSHMALLOWS.

As evidence of some of the good times we had, I give you a small selection of the many hilarious quotes from Amelia, my American friend who is married to an Indian, neither of whom have done the Canadian summer cottage thing before.

I like to be on time. For vacation.

Woah. This gives a whole new meaning to the toilet as throne!

(thirty seconds after saying goodnight)
Amelia: Gasp!
me: What?!
Amelia: Oh, sorry. I have a problem.
me: What?
Amelia: I fall asleep really fast and have tiny dreams.

There's a lot of goose poop here. I'm pretty sure we were making out with it with our feet last night.

I'm trying to convince myself that if I had a baby, my life wouldn't be ruined.
(caveat: Amelia loves both babies and their moms. This is not an insult against either group of people. It's just an out-of-context quote.)

Your blog isn't really "laugh out loud." It's more "think in head." T-I-H, if you will.

This [cottage] makes me want to accumulate worldly wealth.

Amelia: I wonder if I should have strawberry ice cream or mint chocolate chip.
Varun: That's an American problem.
Amelia: You mean first world.

I feel like I'm trying to whip a cow with a toothpick. (pause) I stole that from Varun.

I really like being dry. It's my favourite part of not being wet.

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