This challenge couldn’t have come at a better time.
My sister turns 19 today. I remember when I turned 19… I was working at the mall, and made friends with a group of people who also worked at the mall. We referred to ourselves as “mall rats.” We often traveled the 20-30 minute drive to Windsor twice a week to eat, drink and be merry. In Canada the legal drinking age is 19. When my sister, Jacki, turned 19 I flew home and surprised her for her birthday. A friend and I took her to Canada and decided to get tattoos.
Today, Jillian, is 19 and will go to Canada with her boyfriend and Jacki. I’m really disappointed that I can’t be there to take her, it meant so much to me.
Anyways, my “mall rat” friends and I would frequent “Aardvarks.” It’s a blues bar, they have live bands on the weekends, and awesome bartenders. Two in particular I was very fond of. When I went back there two (almost three) years ago… I was told that they were operating under new management and that my “member card” wasn’t valid anymore! My heart was broken.
Why cupcakes are specific to Canada… well, every year, I traveled to Canada to celebrate my birthday, holidays, and New Years! The “beer bitches” (as we called them- Mike and Jerry) were our friends. We were comfortable at Aardvarks.
And yes… my member number was 867… go on… sing the rest!! FIVE THREE OH NI-E-INE!!
As always, you can click the pictures to make them bigger! Hope everyone had a fantastic Easter!