Today has been one of those good weekend days.
It started off with a trip to the gym for my first real workout in almost two months, and nothing snapped, strained, broke, or flopped. I’ve lost a significant amount of strength in the last couple of months, but am counting on muscle memory to bring it back in fairly short order. In any event, an hour-long workout to start the day is a great way to get going. I know, I know, I’m out of my mind. So be it.
The workout was followed up by a carb-bomb brunch at the Lieutenant’s Pump with James, Mark, and Coop with our special guest-star Kris. Poached eggs on potato pancakes with tomato slices and hollandaise – yum! Kris got the short end of the stick, with the advertised waffles she ordered unavailable; apparently they’re difficult to make without a waffle maker. The substitute chocolate chip pancakes with Grand Marnier sauce and whipped cream were huge, which resulted in a fairly thick skin that neither Kris nor Coop could eat too much of. Sorry, Kris. If it makes you feel any better, mine was very tasty.
Following brunch Kris went shopping, and the rest of us went disc-golfing at the Jacques Cartier course. I was a little worried that I’d suck royally, but it wasn’t too bad. It wasn’t my best, but it was nowhere near my worst, and Coop beat me by a stroke on the last hole. I finished with an
-8 8 (update: whoops, thx coop, too much work math), which I’m certainly not going to complain about given the cool air and lack of playing time in the last couple months.
I headed over to Kev and Sylvie’s new pad to talk to Syl about some technology-related things, and we ended up shooting the breeze more than anything else. Their house is all painted, is gorgeous, and is starting to shape up. They need some stuff on the wall, though 🙂
The late afternoon and part of the evening was all about Halo 2, and I discovered the first story twist which was a pleasant and cool surprise. I won’t get into it here, there are plenty of spoiler sites elsewhere. The game is gorgeous, it’s not nearly as repetitive as the first one, there’s a great storyline, and it’s a lot of fun to play. I’m looking forward to playing some multiplayer and gibbing Walt and anyone else we can find.
All-in-all, a day well seized. It’s nice to not have anything to bitch about for a change.