Saturday, August 23, 2008

taming the Monster... energy drink

I had overtime today. Ugh. But enough about that...

Since it turned out to be quite the warm sunny day, I headed downtown after work and as I meandered about, happened upon a skateboarding event sponsored by Underground, Adidas and Monster, the energy drink. Checked out the scene, the fashion, the people and the cute skateboarders and got a free Monster energy drink for standing around.

The emcee for the event, tried to get the crowd excited as the skaters warmed up by giving out freebies for those who answered his trivia questions correctly. Previous questions included who's the founder of Adidas, name that tune and who's the fastest skateboarder. One question, aimed toward the females in the crowd, was "how many stripes are there on the Adidas shoes?" WTF? He had to dumb it done for the girls because naturally, we wouldn't know anything about music or sports? Dumb ass. But enough about the emcee and his pre-pubescent squeaky voice, it was all about the skaters and their style:

Check out the dude in the hot pink tied-dyed shirt and green sneakers. Awesomeness.

The dude in the white t-shirt, seen above clapping, is a super cutie.

Love the red sneaks on him. It takes the outfit from being ordinary to something interesting.

There were also some kids skateboarding against 20-30 year olds, which I thought was pretty cool and amusing to watch.

Since it was a warm (okay, a sweltering hot) day, I decided a nice cold energy drink would hit the spot and popped it open. I don't usually drink energy drinks, as I prefer water or fruit juice, although once in a blue moon when I'm not in the mood for caffeine, I'll hit up a can of energy. When I first took a sip, I noticed that the liquid was neon yellow in colour (Additives? Special "ingredients" to energize you?) and I started buzzing a wee bit afterward. I don't know if that's a good thing (meaning that I'm awake and energized) or a bad thing (my body is trying to rid itself of toxins), but it tasted like sugary cough syrup. Not a fan. Will remember to stay away from Monsters in the future.

Afterward, as I slowly guzzled down my Monster drink, I wandered over to the shopping mall and this happened to catch my eye:

I don't know if it's the Communications student in me, but I thought this was freakin' brilliant.

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