Monday, August 10, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up

Kicking off the weekend on Friday night, we had burgers at The Counter (mine had melted brie, roasted garlic aioli, alfalfa sprouts, scallions, grilled red onions, and mushrooms, while Rebecca's was smoke-themed with smoked gouda, smokey chipotle, and guacamole).

On Saturday, I rearranged the living room, reverting back to the pre-March 2014 layout which increases entertainment space and reduces sources of TV glare at the cost of reducing coziness and requiring increased TV volume. The living room swap is down to a science, having been perfected over the past 11 years, and I can now do it in under an hour without disconnecting any of the TV accessories.

In the evening, our parents came over for a salmon dinner and to look at our Europe pictures, after which we took a walk around the neighbourhood to enjoy the minimal humidity.

We tried something completely different on Sunday afternoon, and went to a wall-climbing basics class at the local Sportrock. Rebecca had happened to be in Chamonix during some international wall-climbing competition, so we tried it out ourselves, learning how to tie the safety knots and belay climbers. We took a few turns at the end of class on an easy wall route and although neither of us made it to the top, Rebecca got at least 80% of the way there.

After climbing, we had dinner sanwdiches outside at O'Faolain's. We were accosted in the parking lot by a guy trying to pull the standard "my car is out of gas and I need to get to Woodbridge" routine but left without giving him any money -- everyone knows that it's a scam because no one actually wants to go to Woodbridge.

On an unrelated note, you should buy this T-shirt:

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