Day 48 – February 17th

National Random Acts of Kindness Day & National Cabbage Day!

Today I was a fucking zombie. Working till 4 am is ridiculous – I don’t know how I will keep up with it. I’m too old for that shit.
Although it was made known that it was a bar upon being hired, I just didn’t really grasp the severity of the bartending there.
Vancouver people are so mild mannered, I wasn’t expecting the night to be as booze fuelled as it was. I did last call and every fucking person ordered 3 more drinks and a bunch of shots.  Dealing with loaded people, when sober, is the worst. On top of coping with all the booze bags,  there’s all the bartending duties like disassembling the dishwasher, restocking all the booze, lugging kegs around, polishing glassware, etc etc.
It’s a lot more labour intensive than showing up, setting up some tables, serving, polishing some cutlery, and getting the fuck out of dodge by 11 pm.

Anyway so that was my night. I was hoping to accomplish some school work but I could barely keep my eyes open all day. Despite my concerted effort to not nap, I ended I up giving in.

I did, however, manage to get in some celebrating pre-nap.

I went to Whole Foods and bought a big beautiful red cabbage (which is purple for the record) in honour of National Cabbage Day. Then on the way out I gave the person who was sitting on the sidewalk with a sign asking for spare change a $5 bill, in honour of Random Acts of Kindness Day. He was very grateful and it made me wish I had more on me to give.

The cabbage was absolutely stunning so I took a million photos

Then I hacked it up and made a stir fry for Christina. Wild Friday night indeed.

Tomorrow is National Drink Wine Day which I tend to celebrate every day anyway. I have work but hopefully will be able to squeeze it in.  I’ll be sure to post about it!!

 

Day 47 – February 16th

Today was quite the doozy indeed.
I had my practicum  8:30am – 3:00pm
Then I had work at my new bartending gig 6:30pm – 4:00am
Plus I had to squeeze in walking Duncan and celebrating National Almond Day
That’s a Jesus long day, people

I love almonds. They aren’t my favourite nut – cashews & peanuts oust them from the top nut spot, but I do indeed love them.
I have almond milk lattes all the time, I do almond butter on toast, I eat them in their pure nut form, salted and non… almonds are great.
They have that good kind of fat, they have vitamin E, they boast fibre, protein and magnesium.  They even regulate blood sugar levels and boost brain function.

There is literally nothing these nuts can’t do apparently.

So in honour of this great nut, I made one of my whimsical smoothies:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons of chia seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 ice cubes

Blend till smooth

It was exactly what I needed to fuel me through my gruellingly long day. Yay almonds!

 

 

 

Day 46 – February 15

The 15th marked National Gum Drop Day

I initially took this to mean like those bubble gum spheres you see in vending machine, but according to all the other Instagram celebrators it meant a  jujube type candy.

I am not fussy on either, so I really didn’t put much forth in terms of effort on  this one. I had school all day which I am totally over and was feeling an overall sense of malaise.

I bought some Swedish Berries which I consider to be same same as jujubes, threw em my old faithful cutting board with the figurine of Herman Christina gave me for my birthday, ate one, brushed my teeth immediately because I’m neurotic and can’t stand the way candy makes my teeth feel, then called it a day.

I brought the rest of the bag in to my practicum the following day for all the elementary kids to eat and they pretty much went ape shit for them.