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Truong Thanh Vietnamese Restaurant

Takeout rare beef pho from Truong Thanh, another pho place close to our house. This whole spread only cost $6!!

It came with a plastic bowl of broth and noodles, a hefty container of thinly sliced rare beef and some veg and herbs, a bag of bean shoots, thai basil, lemon (DANG LIME SHORTAGE) and some sauce.

Everything all mixed up. I had to use a big mixing bowl to hold it all.

Everything tasted good, the broth was flavourful and the noodles were nice and chewy. They were quite generous with the amount of beef given, and it was sliced well. I was extremely impressed with the effort that goes into pho takeout. What a bargain!

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Video Of My Last Skeleton Run Of The Season

I finally got around to uploading the video of my very last skeleton run of the season. They had the CCTV going during the BC champs and I got one of the Alberta guys to record me. I cringe when I watch it, because it definitely wasn’t my best trip down the track, but oh well, it’s still kinda cool. (click through to my blog if the video doesn’t appear in your feed reader)

You can see the funny “flop” starts we were doing during that race. There are no grooves at corner 3 so it wasn’t safe to do much more than a step or two before laying down. We were doing a consistency race so while my start wasn’t very nice looking, or quick, at least it was the same every time.

And some final statistics and achievements of my 2013-2014 season: 71 runs (60 in Whistler and 11 in Calgary). 58 minutes and 29 seconds on my sled. Top speed: 127.9 km/hr. Competed in three fun races, didn’t do that well, but I never had many female competitors so I could say things like “Came in 1st in my category”, lol. Got to travel with the provincial team to train on a new track. Achieved my goal for the year of doing a running start (in Calgary). Moved up to corner 3 in Whistler. Made a lot of great new friends, aww.

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Bagel Street Cafe

Shrimp avocado bagel with tomato, sprouts, mayo, plain cream cheese on a garlic bagel.

YUM! The bagel was soft and chewy and the toppings were generous. The garlic bagel had a subtle garlic taste.

Rosemarie had a jalapeño bagel with egg and Canadian bacon and enjoyed it as well.

Another cool thing they do is sell bags of “yesterday’s bagels” for $2. They felt a bit tough in the bag, but once toasted they were just like fresh ones. Better than grocery store bagels for sure. If I’m ever in that area again I will drop in to get some more old bagels.

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Deep Purple

Scott killing his forearms at Rosemarie’s bouldering charity event. I had to help attach ice packs to Scott’s wrists with elastic bands, haha. Bouldering is fun, but hard! Ow my lats.

I LOVED having purple hair but I didn’t love how fast it faded, and the mess. Oh god, the mess. It stains everything!! Shower curtain, clothes, bed sheets, couch cover… everything. So I made an appointment at the Aveda school to get it all fixed up. I asked for permanent bright purple but to be honest we had no idea what shade it would come out since it would be a mix of types of pigments. It ended up coming out super dark purple, and I love it. I wish I had gotten my whole head dyed. Perhaps I will go back in a few weeks and get the colour all over.

A billion lacey cookies. So easy, so tasty!! I think this recipe could be customized lots of ways. Next time I will use some kind of nut, like macadamia or pecan, instead of oats.

My allergies weren’t too bad last week, but the past few days they have been worse than ever. My eyes feel like they have crumbled corn chips in them. Aghhh.

Work had been great lately. I’ve been working a lot. I am going to start doing therapsheres as well. It’s all working out well these days and I really hope it continues like this!

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1 Second Everyday: March 2014

Here is the latest instalment in my 1 Second Everyday project of 2014. Weekends in March were fun, but I worked every weekday so finding something to video was a little challenging some days. 

PS you can see the January and February videos here.

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