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Jul 30 2006 / Aaron

Sorry, this one is another mostly boring update

Just a rainy weekend here in Edmonton (finally). Yesterday I got up early and met J for breakfast at Smitty’s (a ubiquitous diner chain in Canada). I had eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit. Afterwards we wandered into the Future Shop next door to browse. I accidentally sort of bought The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. Oops. Stupid computer games. Sooooo addictive.

Then Christine & I drove out to Drayton Valley for a family BBQ. We had some decent sunshine and it started to rain again just as we were leaving.

Today I slept in and I’ve just been packing and sorting stuff out in the basement (what to bring to Ireland, what to put in storage, and what to get rid of). We’re getting rid of a lot. It’s a good opportunity to de-accumulate all the crud that builds up in one’s material encumbrances.

Besides all that, we’ve squeezed in several episodes from season two of both Lost and Carnivale. Yep, pretty much your typical lazy rainy sunday in the burbs.

I concocted up a big jar of super-mega trail-mix for nibbling on as a mid-afternoon snack. It’s a mix of high quality raw nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, and Sunflower seeds), granola, and organic dried blueberries, cranberries, and raisins. It packs a hefty 150 calories per ounce, but it is filling and delicious, with a good dose of healthy fats.

With the exception of yesterday (a diner-style breakfast, and a BBQ), I’ve been just nailing my nutrition. It’s just so easy when you eat at home for every meal. At home, the kitchen is a cornucopia of great nutritionally dense foodstuffs. Fresh berries galore! A freezer full of veggies! Megamuffins everywhere! A fast lunch today was brussels sprouts and frozen veggies topped with canned tuna and some olive oil and sun-dried tomatoes & basil.

Word-up to my BRO, who just hammered the last nail in the coffin that is his Bachelor of Music at UBC. Wow, I’m not sure if that was a brilliant or terrible metaphor. Anyhow, congratulations Samuel. That’s a big marathon to finish. I’m glad you made it, and with style.

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  1. darse / Aug 1 2006

    Boring? Nay, *fascinating*… Really. You’re such a multi-dimensional guy. Of course, most of those dimensions are food dimensions, but whatever.

    Curiously, we went to Smitty’s on the weekend too. Good basic no-frills food, five notches up from Humpty’s. The coffee was lump-free, for example.

    Could be worse — you might have accidentally bought Titan Quest. I can’t wait to make that mistake a couple of months from now…


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