FRIDAY

I’m not sure how this week went by so quickly but at the same time, I don’t think I got a whole lot done. I’m tired, my skin is all dry, I’m ready for the weekend. I just need to have a super productive Friday.

SALAD AIN’T THAT GREAT

I felt like passing out from low blood sugar after work today. Here’s what I ate today before dinner: scrambled eggs for breakfast, a cup of chili and a salad bowl for lunch. The salad had a tiny bit of chicken, a dollop of quac, salsa, corn, and spinach. I was ravenous as dinner time approached.

For dinner, I tried to be smart and got sushi. Eating healthy sure gets you all angry and craving delicious and unhealthy things.

EATING

I didn’t eat enough for dinner tonight (I wasn’t very good at adulting today) and now that it’s time to go to bed, I’m hungry again. Normally, I’d just eat something and go to sleep but I’m totally out of convenient to eat foods. Anything I’d want to eat would involve either defrosting or opening up cans and stuff. These are first-world problems.

COLD AGAIN

As we approached the end of February, I naively thought we were moving away from the winter weather. Alas, I was wrong. It snowed this weekend in the greater Vancouver area, with accumulations of about 5cm. Tonight, the lows will reach -7 degrees Celsius. That is frigid for Vancouver.

I had to turn the heat on again tonight and I don’t think I’ve done that since December. The air also got super dry again. Of course, I had already packed away my humidifier, thinking it would many months until I’d need again. I brought it back out, filled it with water, and now it’s misting my bedroom once more.

It won’t snow in March, will it?

CONAN IN ITALY

Conan is in Italy right now, filming one of his travel specials. He brought with him Jordan Schlansky, which is perfect since Jordan has ordained himself as an honourary Italian many years ago. Visiting Italy with Jordan is something that fans have wanted Conan to do for years and he’s finally done it! The clip above is just a few Instagram stories but the actual show will probably air in a few weeks!

FLU?

Someone I went to dinner with yesterday told me they’ve got flu-like symptoms this evening. They spent most of the evening under a stack of blankets, heat on, and they were still shivering cold. Suffice to say, my friend ain’t feeling too good right now. This might explain why my chest was kinda sore all day. It felt like I’d been bench pressing 300 pounds the day before, but of course, I’m not capable of such things.

Did my friend and I both touch something at dinner that had the flu virus on it? Maybe the chef or cook sneezed on both our meals. I hope I feel better tomorrow.

P.S. Follow up to my last post, there wasn’t enough snow on the ground this morning for it to be a snow day unfortunately. I had to go to work. 🙁

SNOW DAY?

It started snowing this evening around the time I left work. It started lightly but 8pm, the flakes were large and heavy. It didn’t stick on the ground though. At 10pm things changed. There was a layer of snow on the ground and the plows were out on the streets clearing the snow. It seems like the snow has stopped for now but the forecast calls for 10 to 15cm of snow before Wednesday morning. It’s possible tomorrow might be a snow day.

I await the results of the weather while I sleep.

LATE

It was a long weekend here in British Columbia and I enjoyed having the extra day off. Unfortunately, I enjoyed it a little too much. I stayed up way too late tonight playing video games and morning me is gonna be mad at late night me.

I gotta get to bed.

STOCK MARKET

Financial markets have had a rough week so far. Certain indices have seen massive drops in the last few days, the DOW losing about 2,000 points in a week.

I’ve got a lot of money tied up in stocks, mutual funds, and bonds but I’m not ready to panic just yet. Compared to year ago, the DOW is still up about 3,000 points. If you invested in some diversified fund exactly one year ago, you’d still be in a position to be making money right now. Sure, there are some troubling signs and we don’t know where the drop will end. I do see this as a potential opportunity though. At the height of the last recession, I bought some index funds, not a whole lot, just $3,000 worth. The markets recovered and I more than doubled my money in less than eight years. I’ve thought a lot about that experience, wondering what if I had put in $10,000 instead, or even $50,000. It taught me to be ready to invest when the time is right.

When will we see the bottom of this latest drop?