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The Peak Season fantasy Or the conundrum of throat-spitting your vodka

Yes it's true.

My life is just like Peak Season, I told my friend in Winnipeg over the phone last week. You know, even though I live in a place like Whistler, I still have a regular life just like you. I mean, besides the snowboarding and skiing bit, I also work, drink, grocery shop, and fall in love just like everyone else.

In fact, I said, now gushing slightly, I feel like MTV Canada finally made a television show just about me. It's so exciting. Dre, Lauren, Amanda, Ian, Matthew, Steph and Elle, they each represent a different fragment of my life. When I hear them talk or watch them hang out, I know exactly what they are going through. I've been there before, too.

It's truly breathtaking to watch my story told through the mirror of a heavy-duty video camera, I said, my eyes now welling with tears.

I mean, I guess if you are going to be nitpicky, there are a few itty-bitty things in the "docudrama" that don't quite match up with my world, but they are just tiny, minor points, hardly worth noting really.

Like, if you really want to be technical about it, no, I have never really heard a bartender yell out "Who wants shots!" I think I would remember that, but then again, maybe I've just had my head in the clouds the past few months and have somehow missed the free flowin' fluids.

And another tiny small thing - it's so minor I don't even know why I am mentioning it - I have never seen a chick fight at the bar, or a dude fight for that matter. And, to be honest, none of my friends cry in public, either. In fact, most of the time I find we are actually smiling. Then again, maybe it would be different if we found ourselves faced with the same tragic drama the Peak Season gang is faced with. Those poor seven just always seem to get muddled up in the most stressful situations!

OK, and I guess I should mention the vodka-spitting thing. Yeah, I've never done that. Actually, I thought it was kinda gross. But you know, maybe I'm not really that adventurous, especially when it comes to drinking my booze. I don't drink as much as the Peak seven crew, either.

Oh, and you know that scene were Scoot and his two friends were sitting around comparing girls from the city to cartons of milk? Yeah, I've never really heard my guy friends talk like that. But then again, maybe I've never heard them talk like that because....

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