I had one of the most uneventful weekends in recent memory. I did a whole lot of nothing. I worked late on Friday night until around 8pm when I was incapable of thinking straight. No one seemed to have any plans for the evening, so I just drove home. Oh, if only I had heard Joel’s call on my cell before I left.
On the way home, I made a little sidetrip to the Lougheed Mall Safeway to buy some groceries. I’ve been patronizing Safeway stores in the Kitsilano area for the last three years now. I can tell you one thing, the people who shop at the Lougheed Mall Safeway look nothing like the people I see in the Kits area Safeway stores.
When I got home, everyone else was out for the evening, so I had the whole place to myself. I basically watched TV, ate, and drank Coke for the rest of the night. It was pretty low-key.
Saturday was a total waste. Hockey was cancelled due to lack of participants so I didn’t get to head out to UBC. I just sat at home and watched TV and surfed the Internet the entire day. It was brutally boring. I’m not even sure if I stepped outside that day.
Sunday was a bit better. I was scheduled to play baseball at West Point Grey Park at 1pm. I didn’t have time to make lunch so I decided to hit the Lougheed Mall food court before going out to the diamond. As I sat down to eat my unhealthy chicken sandwich from KFC, I noticed something. People in the suburbs are fat. I would say on average, the people I saw in the mall were 15-20 lbs. heavier than the average person you’d see in Kits.
I spent a delightful two hours playing hardball on the diamond. I pitched again this week and I tried throwing some heat. I had some control problems when I tried to throw harder, so I let up a bit. My pitches began to go right down the middle again, and of course, that’s when the home runs started. Overall, it was a good time once more.
Afterwards, I met up with a friend for coffee. As we sat outside the coffee place along W. Broadway @ MacDonald I noticed how much thinner people were in that area. No one had those huge suburban asses. My friend then told me that studies actually show suburban people are indeed more overweight than their urban counterparts. I fear I may get even tubbier now.
Ok, it’s time for me to go to bed.