It’s pretty unfortunate that I don’t have internet access this particular weekend because it’s the food convention weekend. I have a press pass and should really be showing you lots of drool-worthy photos of food and drink to convince you to go if you are in Vancouver. instead I’m blogging from my phone with no pictures.
You’re just going to have to trust me and get your butt to BC Place tomorrow or Sunday because when I DO show you what we ate you are going to wish you were there. The tickets are $14 if you buy them online and are well worth it because there are enough free samples to stuff you. Plus extra things from Vancouver restaurants and breweries and wineries to buy if you want.
Lauren and I went today and had a great time. Some of the best things i ate were coconut milk ice cream, maple spread, sabra guacamole, and strawberry lemonade. Scott and I will go again tomorrow morning. See you there! I will post pics as soon as I can next week.
I have to leave in a few minutes to meet Scott at the U-Haul depot but thought I’d squeeze in a quick post.
I am currently surrounded by a sea of boxes. Had no idea we had this much stuff!! Luckily our local IGA was able to give us tons and tons of nice sturdy apple boxes so I’m not too worried about fitting it in the truck. Each box has a lid and almost all of them are the same size. Luxury!
We also rented a wheel-y cart so hopefully that helps as well. I’m a bit stronger than I was when we moved in, but we’ll see how I do today.
Speaking of strong, on Tuesday I met up with my two skeleton friends and we did a skeleton training session together. Chris taught us how to do bench press, front squats, dead lifts, and power clean. We also did some core. He is a tough coach, made us do 3 minutes of planks!! I totally can’t do that yet. Also power cleans were hard. Will take a few more sessions before I get the hang of them, I think.
It is awesome that I have this friend who can teach me this stuff because I find it really intimidating to try out new things at the gym on my own. So far I’ve just been sticking to dumbbell exercises that I can learn from my library book. Chris is helping me break in to barbells!
Anyway our plan for the day is: pick up U-Haul, swing by North Vancouver to buy a patio set from Craigslist, move out of Burnaby, into Vancouver, return the truck, and have Church’s Chicken for dinner! Full day.
We won’t have internet until some time next week so I might be a bit absent through the weekend. Adios amigos!
My exams went fairly well, especially considering how bad my senioritis was. 10 seconds of studying:15 minutes of internetting is probably not the best ratio…
I have all next week off and then I start my summer clinical placement on the 27th.
Scott and I thought we might be moving to the penthouse this weekend but apparently we’re not getting the keys until next Wednesday. I’m not sure why…. Scott said maybe the landlords want to have a patio party for themselves before they let us move in. Haha. Possible, I guess?
Anyway so we’re hoping to move in on Thursday. I CAN’T WAIT. I guess it’s kind of good to have a bit of extra time to pack because we haven’t started at all.
I don’t have any pictures to share or anything because life was pretty boring up until yesterday. So much school. But so far on my time off I have made another batch of Nutella popsicles, and I’m slow cooking some ribs that we’ll have with apple coleslaw for dinner tonight. And after 14 months, I’m getting my hair cut next week! Plus of course I’ll take some pictures of our new apartment as soon as I can.
dreaming about our new apartment (we signed the lease on Monday night!)
playing with my new phone (I <3 it)
watching The Voice (WHYYYYYYY????)
watching hockey (GO SENS GO)
What I really should be doing:
studying for midterms (“mid”terms)
studying for finals (barf)
finishing homework (barf)
chores at home (ugh)
I’m going to have to hide my computer/phone this weekend and next week though because if I don’t my grades are seriously going to plummet. It’s been extra hard to pay attention at school all day because instead of labs we now just have extra hours of lectures and that is really tedious. 4+ hours of one subject in a day is too much.
Just gotta make it through classes next week and exams the week after that!!
Yesterday Scott and I went to view a potential new apartment. It’s a brand new condo in Vancouver with a big big big balcony. PENTHOUSE BABY! We loved it and are hoping to sign the lease this week. We will move in mid-May. Having a dishwasher and our own washer and dryer is very very very exciting for us.
I think I am finally going to upgrade my phone this week too! I’ve still been using an old 2008 Nokia hand-me-down phone from Scott’s sister and it’s been working pretty good still but now it is time to enter the world of smartphones. It will be hard to give up 5 day long battery life, and $12/month prepaid “plan” but I wouldn’t have been able to keep that up much longer if I expect to work on-call for a hospital anyway. Future Shop has a good promotion on the Nexus 4 so I’m gonna pick that up after my midterm on Tuesday I think.
This website is pretty cool: http://maps.stamen.com You can make pretty watercolour versions of your neighbourhoods. I think they would look really neat printed out.