Advance warning that this post is more random than normal. You've been warned!
I live about a 30-35 minute walk to work and most of the time I take transit. When you work 9+ hours each day, the last thing I typically want to do is walk to or from work. Feel free to judge me, it's ok haha! It's not even the walking part that bothers me as it's a fairly nice walk. It's the fact that I have my heavy laptop with me (required to bring it home every night) + lunch + need to dress appropriately for walking. It's all such a task.
I have attempted to bike to work and did most of last summer but my work area is EXTREMELY busy with cars/construction at the moment so it's just not great. Plus, last year on the way home I fell of my bike and nearly died (not really, but it could have been really bad) so now I keep biking to weekend activities!
I do walk every now and then especially in the spring and fall. This week I have walked to and from work each day. I'm so awesome. I was thinking I should attempt this for all of September but I'd fail miserably. What do you think?! Here are some shots from my morning walk - excuse the crappy Blackberry photos.
Thermometers. I told you this was going to be a really random Five on Friday.
I've never owned a thermometer. I guess I never needed one in uni and obviously pre-uni I just used my parents when I was living at home. I decided to buy one on my way home yesterday because I feel like it's just an essential item.
WHY ARE THERMOMETERS SO EXPENSIVE? They had one there for over $100.00! I mean, I'm sure it's worth it if you have kids but that is so excessive to me. They are all fancy now, too. Mine lights up red, yellow or green depending on what your temperature is. Maybe they all do that now but I thought it was brilliant. I bought the Vick's Speed Read Thermometer - lifetime warranty baby! ha!
Toronto International Film Festival starts this weekend and all the stars are descending upon the city. I can't remember if I mentioned this, but last year, Bradley Cooper and I became bffs. Perhaps I'll find some new friends this year ;)
|The day we became bffs.|
I'm in a serious rut when it comes to bringing lunch to work. I pack it 99.9% of the time and find myself so sick of the things I usually bring. Do you have any suggestions? What do you bring to work? I you stay at home/are in school, what do you eat for lunch? I sometimes bring dinner leftovers but I typically like to save those for dinner the next night.
I've done the whole salads, tuna sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, wraps etc. I need some inspiration!
After my US Travel Wish List post earlier this week, I had a few mention that I should add NYC and Boston to my list. Mr. C and I actually made a trip to both of those cities last year and although I had been before, we both loved our time in each of the cities. Thanks for all the recos! :)