Blog posts September 2009

Weirdest Food Item You've Seen?

What is the weirdest food item you've come across? One that's packaged and sold in North America, I should say!

Here's my contribution: Weasel Puke Coffee. Yes. Weasel Puke. What happens is these little guys run around eating the coffee beans and they eventually throw up the coffee beans, slightly digested. Digested to the point of the acidic qualities of the beans being lowered drastically. This creates a smoother coffee taste!

I'm not going to lie, I would probably try this if I were given the opportunity.

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How Geeky Are You?

I am one of few people in my group of friends that actually laughed out loud at this comic:

It's about Windows :P

Anywho. I'm enjoying this long, long weekend that I have. I've been working at getting the wallpaper off from the walls of the living room. So far, we've managed to get all but a few feet of wallpaper off. A little background: the previous owners of the house put up wallpaper rather poorly -- the edges were coming off, there was no cutting in the corners, just overlapping. The wallpaper is vinyl, and on top of that vinyl they painted. This made a very impermeable top portion. We used a perforating tool, then we slathered the wallpaper in whatever the heck was available. We started off with the hard core wallpaper remover that you dilute into a gallon or so of water. Then we moved onto the gell type. In the end, nothing worked!

We ended up peeling off/cutting off the top portion of the wallpaper so that the vinyl top portion was removed, leaving behind the literal paper backing with glue. After that, we were able to remove the paper with just water and fabric softener.

All that's left is that tiny but behind our TV, washing the walls, filling in the vast amount of holes, sanding, priming, and painting. *phew*

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Eye Doctor Visit and a Little Joke For You

My 3-year-old had her very first ye doctor appointment today. She was very good for the doctor. I was quite surprised and very pleased! Her eyesight seems to be very good. Score!

I'm going to take down the rest of the wallpaper in the living room today then slap up some paint samples on the already prepared wall. Meanwhile, you all can check this website out: I found it hilarious, though it might only be funny to us gym regulars.

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I Had to Share This, hehe

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I am a fan of running. That's no secret. I haven't been running as much as I should be lately, though. I'm getting back into running and I have to hit it full force. I have a measly 5 Km run on October 4th - the CIBC Run for the Cure, which you can find a link to on the right.

I am going to start slow as I ease back into running... Assess where my level is at and go from there. From here on out, I'll be doing interval running, starting off as such: Run for 3, walk for 2.5, run for 5, walk for 2.5, run for 3, walk for 1.5, run for 5, walk for 5 (cool-down). I always start off with a 5 minute walk to warm my muscles and joints up.


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Day Two of Practicum

Karma SutraAlthough my morning practicum shifts don't start until 7:15 AM, I am up and out of bed at 5:00 AM. This gives me enough time to shower, do my hair, get ready, pack two lunches, and enjoy at least one mug of delicious coffee... Right now, I'm drinking Karma Sutra, which is made by a Vancouver Island company.

I have been drinking Karma brand coffee on and off for a few years now... This is not a paid blog post, if you are wondering :P  I believe Lefty's restaurant uses Karma brand as well: "Karma Kazee". I used to drink that, but I really enjoy Karma Sutra. If you haven't tried it yet, it's in most local grocery stores and they sell some online as well at their website: Karma Coffee.

Anyway... I started this blog to complain about how tired I am, which naturally lead to a discussion about coffee.

I am on the floor working by 7:15 AM and I am to be off by 1:00 PM. I'm out of the house by 6:10 AM and got home at 3:00 PM. Debriefing + Ferry traffic + long drive home = 3 hours apparently.

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