Ode to Scott

by Nic Olson

India has shutdown on me recently, and the internet has been out for nearly a week and the power has been less than reliable. So here I am at Dazzlechips Internet Café, with broadband. Yeah, its huge. I also had to wait an extra four days to learn that Montreal didn’t make the playoffs. Hugest bummer ever. But, on a good note, the Leafs did no better. That is a relief. Huge. Montreal couldn’t pull it off even with a hattrick by Ryder. Brutal…..ahhhhh. I also had a long Easter blog planned out, but I’ll take the marathon internet outage as a sign that it was not meant to be. Instead, a blog about a big white guy.

Every Canadian that comes and visits me in India gets a blog devoted to them. Good deal hey? Getting space on Balls of Rice ain’t easy. (ain’t is a word, ask Scott.) Will that convince you to come visit me?

It was a quick two weeks when Scott Landry was here, but it was action packed. We hit up a table tennis tournament, went to a tomb, went to a concert, climbed a few mountains, jumped off buildings (in a blog coming soon), tried the beetlenut (in a blog coming sooner) and sat in my room listening to Means, a lot. He pulled out lines to movies that I forgot existed, and I laughed for a total of 4 weeks in the 3 weeks he was here.

The guys here loved to hear him preach, even though he thought they didn’t really understand what he was talking about. It was pretty encouraging for all of us lonely college boys to have a Canadian come over and hangout and show us that we haven’t been totally forgotten about. They also didn’t think there were people bigger and whiter than me, then Scott blew them away.

It was sweet to have him here, Yellowknife is lucky. He loved the Imodium, that is for sure. And be sure to ask him about the girls dancing beside him at the concert. He’d love to tell you about that.

Theme of his trip according to me:
‘Aspen. A place where the beer flows like wine, and beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano’ Gotta love Lloyd.

See you soon Scott.

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