i was at sobey's this past weekend when i suddenly had a craving for watermelon. usually, since i live by myself, i buy the pre-cut watermelon slices for about $2.30 each, which are plenty for one person. however, these slices are a total rip-off in terms of price. of course, down the aisle, they were selling whole watermelons for only $4.99, which was a (relatively) good deal.
so, should i have bought the pre-cut slice, knowing it was a rip-off, or should i have bought the whole watermelon, even though it would take me about five days to finish the whole thing? i guess that's one of the advantages of living in a large family ... they can save a lot of money by buying in bulk.
now my fridge smells like watermelon. in the meantime, if anyone wants some, come on over and help me out.
having to clean out my kitchen today, i decided to take my last bagel, toast it, spread the last bit of cream cheese i had on it, and top it with my last can of tuna. the result was one of the most enjoyable meals i've had in awhile. take it from me. tuna cream cheese bagels are awesome.
hmm ... yesterday was another wonderfully fun but long day. i'll keep it short, so let's see ...
but the highlight of the day was the bubble tea at the end of the day. our party at go for tea consisted of at least 16 people! i didn't know half the people in our party, but hey, no one else did. that's the fun of going with a large group! anyways, they had to push two big tables together for us and even then seating was very cramped. thomas and crystal brought along their 3-month-old son markus and i got to hold him and play with him for awhile. markus is really well-behaved and cute! furthermore, he didn't cringe and cry when he was in my arms, like most babies do. but when crystal told me what she and thomas had to go through every night with regards to feeding and diaper changing ... i guess it really shows you the amount of commitment and dedication required to be a parent.
this has been one of the most enjoyable summers of my life so far ... let's hope the good times continue ...
after hearing all the acclaim about michael moore's new movie fahrenheit 9/11, i decided it was time i watched it, so off we went to the sheppard grande on a humid sunday afternoon. i thought the movie was excellent and informative, but this is coming from someone who actually voted ndp in the federal election last week. so, go to the theatre and watch this movie now. no matter what your political viewpoint is, you'll definitely find this movie thought-provoking and informative. i'm hoping bush doesn't win a second term, but i'm not getting my hopes up.
after dinner, we (pizza, her sister, and me) went to baton rouge for dinner. we wanted to know what we were missing (as per the tv commercial), and that, ladies and gentlemen, is FRENCH FRIES - loads and loads of them! pizza made the mistake of ordering fries as one of the sides for her meal. when her dinner arrived, the fries covered 80% of her plate, and not only did they cover a huge area, they were stacked enormously high! the chicken breast on the plate (not a small portion in itself, mind you) was completely dwarfed by the spuds. based on the relative sizes of the portions, her dinner would have been more accurately described as a main course of french fries with a side order of chicken breast. poor pizza made a valiant effort to finish the fries but really, she had no chance. i think even the waterloo carnivores (stu & co.) would have had a tough time finishing all those fries.
now, why a restaurant would choose to give their customers such huge servings of french fries when half or even a quarter of it would suffice is beyond me. one guess is that they had a surplus of potatoes that day and they simply had to get rid of them. what i do know is that unless i'm very very hungry, i am never going to order fries at baton rouge. however, i might tackle the baked potato next visit, which apparently is the size of a small football (we saw one as a server passed by our table).
now we know what we're missing ... and i'm glad i missed it!