This city stinks, as in smells really bad.
I can’t get over how bad some parts of downtown Vancouver smell. Some of the things I’ve smelled I can’t even figure out because they are these grotesque combinations of so many repulsive smells that it’s hard to even decipher. You might be asking why I even try to decipher the smells, but really there’s nothing else I CAN do while walking through these wafts of Hell.
Yesterday when I walked to work I’d say about 80% of the time I was trying not to breathe too deeply so that I didn’t inhale too much garbage/poop smell. But really? Talking about poop smells isn’t that fun, so I shall move to other things.
It’s raining today, which is like a frigging MIRACLE to me. I want to go dance in the rain. This is like OPTIMUM temperature now for me. I can walk home without wanting to die in a pool of sweat, and I can actually sleep with a blanket! Bring on the blankets and the sweaters! Maybe I can even start up knitting if it goes cold out here! I tried knitting in heat and it was really a NO GO. The thought of touching wool was making me ill!
Also? The sammich I am eating is gross. Though, a lot of food is gross to me right now. It’s because of the meds, so I am basically trying to cram a titload of food into my system so that I don’t, you know, DIE of starvation. I think I was up at around midnight on the weekend thinking, “what did I eat today?” and I basically had only eaten one burrito and some crackers and cheese. It wasn’t even a fancy burrito, it was just a crappy frozen one! I was like, hmm, I’ve eaten like 500 calories….no wonder I feel like ASS. I’ve managed to lose 2 pounds though, so I dunno, that’s pretty cool. I put on some shorts from last year that were tight at the beginning of the summer, and I’m all like, “Heeeey, check it out, there’s space in my shorts for a hamburger!”
I’m currently trying to figure out how to actually grocery shop effectively. I think they should teach you this in school, because frankly my grocery shopping varies so much that in one go I can spend like $190, but at the end of two weeks there’s like ZERO food in the apartment. I can’t even tell if that’s a lot of money for 2 weeks for 2 people? Is it? Shit. I have no idea. I’m going to try and up the “super good for you” veggies, and maybe even pick up a veggie cookbook or something.
I read an article on the BBC or MSN or some other acronym website I can’t remember that was talking about being able to eat vegan for $7 a day, to which I basically spat at my computer. How is that possible?! I read on and they explained a week of meals, some of which said that you should eat eggs and potatoes for lunch. WHAT? Eggs and potatoes?! What kind of a shit-ass lunch is that?! And when do you put eggs and potatoes together, except at breakfast?! And HOW do I take eggs and potatoes to work for lunch?! Am I supposed to scramble an egg and like, boil a potato? That sounds like a TERRIBLE lunch. I think they should have titled the article “How to eat really plain food and have no fun on $7 a day.”