Well day one of freedom is now in the books. I woke up around 10:30am, ate some breakfast, got dressed, and headed downtown to meet with a friend for lunch. Man, do I miss being downtown during a weekday. I love the sights, sounds, and the energy of being downtown.

Anyways, the friend I met with still works at one of the studios downtown that I used to work with. I stopped by to say hello to a few others there and then we headed to Fish Shack for lunch. It’s one of the places I used to patronize for lunch when I worked in Yaletown. I love seafood so this was natural choice for my first freedom lunch. After eating, my friend had to go back to work but I didn’t so I took a leisurely stroll down Granville towards the water. I made a quick jaunt along the seawall. The afternoon was beautiful as the sun was out. As I gazed across the water, I briefly thought about my co-workers who were at their desks, fixing bugs.

I returned home before the rush hour started. By this time, I felt like an afternoon snack so I heated up a Pop-Tart and ate it. I was also feeling pretty tired as well so I took a nap. I love naps. When I woke up it was well past 6pm so dinner was on my mind. The local poutine place downstairs has 50% off poutine on Mondays so I decided it was time to try out a new poutine, if even it wasn’t the healthiest thing to have. I wound up getting a buffalo chicken poutine. It’s basically chicken strips tossed in Frank’s Red Hot sauce with poutine. It was so good.

I spent the rest of the evening gathering my documents for filing my tax return and also watching some TV torrents from the weekend.

I’m pretty pleased with how day one went and the great thing is, tomorrow is another day of freedom!


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