Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mmm... steak!!!

Tonight is steak night. I think I made them medium done. If only I had one of those meat thermometers. I wasn't sure if the inside was hot enough so I fried it a bit longer... a total of 8 minutes! My poor stove and surrounding counter was a mess. I also used the honey garlic sauce for pork loins and ribs on the steak. The steak was GOOD!


After moving to Edmonton, I've been paying more attention to weekly flyers (online) to check out the deals. This week, my best find was Tilt-A-Table from Canadian Tire. It's almost like a tv dinner table. The difference is in its leg design: they can slide under my couch and hence, I can pull it in closer to me when I use my netbook, eat dinner, or do some minor scrapping in front of the tv. The negative part of it is that the table top is plastic and makes the entire thing look cheap. But for $14.99 + tax (regular $34.99 + tax), one cannot expect it to be made of hardwood! It serves its purpose and I'm happy! I think it is definitely better than a side table.

My Tilt-A-Table at work

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Today at work we had a lunch and learn. We had free Quiznos and a class about improving writing skills. At the end of the class, we were given a statement to punctuate:

A woman without her man is nothing

Reading this statement as a whole is somewhat sexist. As a joke, the 'big guy' punctuated it like this:

A woman without her man: is nothing.

Blah. The presenters' gave two versions, a male version and a female version. I forgot what the male version was because it was too insignificant. The female version was:

A woman: without her, man is nothing.

Ingenious. I love it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Uh oh...

I woke up this morning with a sore throat! Thanks to Fisherman's Friend, the soreness dissipated. However, throughout the afternoon, I would sneeze a few times. Blah. By the end of the day, I was developing a cold sore on my upper lip. I am not impressed. I hope I won't get too sick. Maybe just a one day thing. Must pump Vit-C. I bought a large carton of orange juice. It should help. Should finish those apples in the fridge too. Ahh. I don't want to get sick, especially when I'm up here by myself.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Oh, How I Miss Calgary

This past weekend was a long weekend. Hence, I drove home back to Cowtown. The air sure smells better when back home. However, it did somewhat feel strange to be back after a month. The sad thing was entering my old room. It's so empty. My shelves and my desk had nothing on them. Oh, how I miss my PS3. I played a good 2-3 hours today before I left for E-Town. I know I can bring it up to E-Town, but nah. I still want my Calgary home to have some 'me' in it.
On my drive back, I saw a raging fire on a farm just outside Gasoline Alley in Red Deer. I have to say it was pretty cool. Sad for the farmer, but glorious for the drive bys. A few cars pulled over and started filming it! And one more thing for frequent Hwy 2 drivers: Hwy 2 is definitely not a road to speed on. I think I saw at least eight pullovers (SUCKERS) and another one was waiting to pull someone over. Not me though. I like to set my cruise at about 112-115 km/hr. Me safe!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Today's Special

Work is piling up and I am happy. I love being piled up. I'm crazy, I know. I went out on site in the morning, and I got two new files. It's awesome! One of them was a rush file, and I got to do it myself! Well, it wasn't much. Very simple in fact, but the point is it was by myself. Yay.

Anyways, tonight's special was chicken shrimp pineapple in Casie's special honey sauce. Haha. It was more like, I'll add honey in here, then I'll add some soy sauce, then I'll add some salt, and lastly, pray it will work out! Haha. And it did. The 'choy' was simple, just garlic and salt. It was good. I think I'll make an excellent wife one day. Haha.