Archive | July, 2012

Go Play Outside

30 Jul Go Play Outside

My plan for the weekend was to get outside and get moving. I’m pleased to report that I survived my own personal Olympic Triathlon and the whole weekend was a huge success! On Friday I hiked the Grouse Grind in less than an hour, on Saturday I swam (ahem.. floated) with the family, and on Sunday I cycled 60km before noon 🙂 Continue reading

A Weekend of Olympic Proportions

27 Jul The Olympic Rings on Tower Bridge

The 2012 Olympic Summer Games begin in London today and, to commemorate the occasion, I’ve got my own triathlon-style weekend planned. It will involve hiking, swimming, and cycling and although I probably won’t receive any medals, there is a real possibility that I will be unable to walk by Monday. Continue reading

What Does $20 Worth of Produce Look Like?

23 Jul Fresh Produce

I love produce markets. Fresh, crisp vegetables and ripe, juicy fruit make me happy. So does getting a good deal. If you’re shopping at a produce market rather than a big-chain grocery store, $20 of produce should look something like this: Continue reading

It comes but once a year…

16 Jul Festival Program

For those readers who are interested in learning more about the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in general and reading more about my experiences at the 2012 Folk Festival in particular, please see the longer post on the Essays page… Follow the link below for a shorter review of the wonderful music I heard over the weekend 🙂
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So hot. So worth it.

12 Jul

I’m sticky, sweaty, and contemplating taking my second shower of the day. Summer has finally arrived in Vancouver and I couldn’t be happier. To me, summer means long, bright days; fresh, local fruits and vegetables; weekends spent cycling or picnicking at the beach; camping under the stars; and Folk Fest. This is the good life. Continue reading

This is me, blogging.

12 Jul A bowl of cherries

To be honest, I’ve thought about starting a blog a number of times. I enjoy writing and I sometimes do interesting things that folks might enjoy reading about. (Maybe…?) I have yet to take the plunge because (a) literally everyone and their dog already has one, (b) my life definitely probably isn’t quite interesting enough to warrant one, and (c) it’s a huge commitment. You see, I’m fairly busy out in here in the world doing all those aforementioned “interesting things”. Continue reading