Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up (5/17 - 5/20)

Friday

*Sigh* Another long weekend and I have nowhere to go. =( I am hoping that next year will be different. Maybe things will start to look better once my student loans are paid off. I am three weeks away from being free. Anyway, Week 4 has been good to me. I'm starting to eat more and more. I'm gaining the pounds I lost. I ate a whole bag of chips when I shouldn’t. It’s one of the foods I can't eat. I felt like a rebel. I tried capturing the spot where my two teeth got extracted, but it didn't show up too well on the picture. I haven’t seen any progression, but I am due to see the orthodontist next week. I hope to see results soon.

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* Week 4 *

I always look forward to my monthly meet up with my peeps from SAP. It's always exciting to reconnect and catch up. I wish I took more photos, but it slipped my mind. We didn't choose our traditional route of going to a bar and stepped it up a notch. We went to The Keg. I renewed my driver license last week, and I was extremely certain that I wasn't going to get ID tonight. I didn't bring my passport as a backup, and I got asked for ID. I couldn't believe it. I guess no beers for me tonight. I will test my luck again in five years or maybe I will leave it behind on purpose.

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* Can I take you home? *
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* Need to try this new brew *
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* 16oz Prime Rib, inches?? *

Saturday

It seems like almost every week I am getting new shoes, and this week was no different.

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* Jordan 13 "Altitude" *
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* Nike Roshe Run Black and Total Crimson *

In the morning, Maria and I decided to take a stroll down Storybrooke (from Once A Upon Time, TV series). I didn't know they filmed Steveston as Storybrooke. I was quite neat to see the props throughout the town.

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* Storybrooke Pet Shelter *
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* Storybrooke Clock Tower *
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* Mr. Gold's Store *
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* Auto Repair Shop *
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* Welcome to Storybrooke *

We spotted Granny's Diner from the show, which, turns out to be The Cannery Cafe. This was the main reason why we came here. The outside resembles the TV series but nothing on the inside. It was a small restaurant, and I think it barely fits 30 people. Everything offered is made fresh and the muffins coming out of the oven smelled delicious. We ordered the Smoked Salmon Omelet, Egg McMoncton and Two Eggs. I thought the Smoked Salmon Omelet was fantastic. The Smoked Salmon was thick, flaky and meaty. The Egg McMoncton was good, but I thought the ham could have been larger. The pricing was cheaper than I was expecting, and the portions were decent. The meal was simple and basic. It was nothing over the top or overwhelming. It was clean and fresh. It doesn't get better than this.

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* Cannery Cafe *
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* Smoked Salmon Omelet *
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* Two Eggs *
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* Egg McMoncton *

The Cannery Cafe on Urbanspoon

My birthday is next week, and my neighbour was generous to give me their unused BBQ. I had to test it out and make sure everything was working. I had Bo, Tinnie and Nikko over and enjoyed a small preview of next week. I can't wait.

Sunday

I haven't drank for four weeks, and I woke up with a headache. I didn't think I drank that much last night but damn! I felt grumpy. I just wanted to sleep. I still felt like shit when I woke up and decided to go the gym to shake things off. It did help and I enjoyed the rest of the day playing Sleeping Dog.

Monday

Surprisingly, Maria had the day off, and we decided to take a stroll downtown. The weather was holding up, and I came out fresh.

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* Jordan 11 "Bred" *

I took Maria to American Cheese Steak since she never been. I order the Le Bifteck while Maria had the Classic. The Le Bifteck felt a bit lighter. It wasn't too greasy, filling or heavy compared to the others I had ordered. The arugula made it refreshing and took the beefy texture away which allowed the flavors from the carmelized onion and double-cream brie to come forward. No matter how many times I have been here, I have always left satisfied and full. The food is always consistent and delicious. The shaved prime rib is cooked to perfection. It holds the right temperature and melt instantly in your mouth.

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* Le Biftteck *
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* The Classic *

The American CheeseSteak Co. on Urbanspoon

After lunch, we went shopping, and I ended picking up something. It's an early birthday present for me and from Maria. WOOOOP!! I might want to pick up the other LV money clip too.

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* Gucci money clip, LV card holder *

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