November 30th, 2008



So, someone on one of the communities I read was looking for poutine in the Philly area. I have no idea where to get it. But, the mention of it convinced me to try to make it. I got a jar of beef gravy, some 'pearl' fresh mozz balls, and 2 orders of large fries from mcd's. Kept fries in oven, microwaved beef gravy till it was hot. Microwaved the mozz balls (though it just sorta made them stick together, instead of softer than fridge temp). Put fries in plate. Add mozz clumps. Pour over beef gravy. It was quite like the crap I had in Montreal. I even feel sick to my stomach! (I'm just hoping I don't get the runs like I did then). I'm willing to try the stuff again, from a reputable establishment that has good reviews, maybe. But.. Really, it's just gross. Super slimy. It could be simply that I almost never eat fries, or use brown/beef gravy. I do enjoy fresh mozz, though.

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Picked up some pot roast beef, 2 for 1 last night, so I decided that I'd be eating beef this week. I wonder if I eat too much red meat. Cooked a bag of black beans, barley, spinach and beef. Then, I cooked irish oatmeal with dried fruit. Then I cooked beef with broccoli and asparagus in a terriaki sauce. A bit different than last night's poutine experiment.

Went to the gym today, and realized I'm growing callouses. I don't want those. Had a good workout. I really don't know what to expect out of weight lifting. I do my arms, and one abs machine. I think like 10 different cable exercises. I've 'improved' on a few. I don't want to do my legs since I feel like I cycle enough. But, do I? Aaron and I go to the gym once/week for the weight lifting. We both get done in a bit over an hour. If I wanted to add legs in, I'd have to do it another day or extend the workout time. Maybe I could condense what I do (since I'm probably repeating a few muscle groups over and over).

The weather looks decent this week. A little chilly, but not much rain. I wonder when I'll start to train myself to wake up earlier (or if it will work). I just get worried that when I start the nursing program, I'll be expected to be at a given location between 6:30 and 8am. It sounds absolutely horrible. I wonder if that will be the hardest part for me (or if the courses will be a serious challenge, too).