Regina Has Awesome Stuff

It’s my annual week in Regina covering my pal’s desk. Basically I reply to e-mails and answer his phone, explaining he’s gone this week but he’d be happy to call you when he returns. It’s five days of doing whatever I can to avoid real work, all the while appearing to be very busy. I’m pretty good at it.

The best benefits of the gig include his fully stocked beer fridge (that he won’t notice the depletion of for months) and a chance to do Regina things. Regina things like the IMAX. That sucker is awesome. I saw the new Michael Caine flick last night and it was spectacular on that screen, with that sound! Michael Caine’s head was as big as my house. You must experience it. It looks like Caine’s massive head will show on your IMAX screen until July 30. The 10:15 show was a sell out last night so I recommend a call ahead for tickets before 8:30. What a sweet deal! $12. We should get one of these in Saskatoon. It should be slightly larger than yours.

Oh, and good morning to the stoned dude that sat beside me but left before the show ended. It was nice to meet you, guy who conversed without eye contact. He told me he had already seen it, but arrived late the first time and missed the start. I’ve never thought of spreading a movie over two half-viewings, but I’m pretty sure it makes sense when you’re high.

I’m guessing the rest of my stay here is going to suck, unless somebody has tips? I really don’t wanna do the touristy Regina stuff though so please only advise if you have something really good.

Author: Toontown Rat

He is a long time Saskatoon resident and moderately important cog in the machinery of Prairie Dog’s little sister, Planet S Magazine.

12 thoughts on “Regina Has Awesome Stuff”

  1. You can apparently rent the use of a water craft at the Marina, which is something in Saskatoon that I’m not sure you can do since the South Sask. River is so dangerous and filled with pelicans and all that.

  2. #1 Pelicans in Regina as well, just look out for ” the jogger”, most are too stupid
    to run/walk the same direction w/the flow of vehicular traffic., in the same lane.

    Why the jogger can’t understand the reasoning of the point of building an extensive tarmac path through Regina in the 1st place, really befuddles one’s mind.

    If it’s good enough for the mounties to run on every day, it’s should be good enough for the jogger.

  3. #1 Pelicans in Regina as well, just look out for ” the jogger”, most are too stupid
    to run/walk the same direction w/the flow of vehicular traffic., in the same lane.

    Why the jogger can’t understand the reasoning of the point of building an extensive tarmac path through Regina in the 1st place, really befuddles one’s mind.

    If it’s, ( the pathway/Trans Canada Trail)is good enough for the mounties to run on every day, it’s should be good enough for the jogger.

  4. If you’re a baseball fan go to a Red Sox game. They’re 31-9 while your Yellow Jackets are 17-23.

  5. I recommend carbo and fat loading at one of our finer chain restaurants, such as Tony Roma’s or Applebees, or a mondo lunch buffet, then a nice 1/4 tour ’round the “Lake”, before passing out, followed by a 3-hour nap, upon from which you’ll wake feeling as if you’d had a stroke. At 4 p.m. go check out the “beautiful” grounds at Evraz, future site of the (oil-gas-potash-ag giant mega-conglomeration’s name here) Stadium in the hot sun. Follow that with an even bigger meal at another chain restaurant, and finish your evening with a show at the Casino, followed by a few hours of plugging the slots. If you’re lucky, 1st-2nd-3rd generation incarnations of favourite 60s and 70s pop bands may be in town, or a Jermaine Jackson tribute group.

    In the morning, make sure you get a good seat at Tim’s – Large triple-triple, snausage cheese and egg breakfast bagel on cheese bagel, hash brown-type potato product unit, and a fritter. Follow that with some golf, a big lunch with white wine, from which you again pass out, followed by prime rib at a steakhouse, and a visit to the casino. Time permitting, a visit to the RCMP museum, and another 1/4 tour around Wascana.

    Welcome to Regina!

  6. I opted for a greasy burger at Mercury Cafe. It was super delicious! The server was fun and the place is nifty!
    The only drawbacks-the three chuds at the bar dropping f-bombs for the entire time I was there (except when they went for their smoke break). It was like listening to Jack Black and Kyle Gass work out their life, except it wasn’t supposed to be funny….it just was. Yeesh.

  7. Hey Mr. Rat, are you free for dinner tomorrow (Thursday) evening? I have a Plan…

  8. I’m amazed at Talbot’s dream tourist day. A bike ride around the Devonian path may be more advisable. Pick up a bike at Walmart for $78 if still on sale, since there’s not really an option to rent one in town.

  9. No problems disposing of your bike after the ride; just let it out of your sight for a brief time, and someone will nick it.

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