Current time: 5:36 a.m.
Out the window: Someone said on Twitter the other day that Winnipeg is currently in the "awkward puberty stage" of the spring melt, and I concur. Puddles, potholes and dirt dominate the landscape.
On the menu: Yet another slow cooker recipe from The Food Network's Making it Easy cookbook. This one is for Chinese slow-cooked pork shoulder. The flavour comes from five-spice powder, ginger, garlic, scallions, broth and soy sauce. I've tried this one before and it is delish.
Listening: I had never heard of Elliott Smith until recently, and now I'm addicted to this song. Sadly, I also learned that Smith died in October of last year of stab wounds that were suspected to be self-inflicted. We lose so much talent to early death, it's a shame.
- Hearing a motorcycle drive past my house. It's not a sound I enjoy, but it does mean that it's springtime.
- Considering what flowers I might plant on my deck this year, and planning to start some herbs from seeds.
- Buying a pretty skirt that I look forward to wearing this summer.
- Enjoying a trip to IKEA. I can't deny it. IKEA is one of my happy places. I feel totally at home among the candles, the Scandi furniture and the meatballs.
- Taking my car through the car wash. Love it when it's squeaky clean.
Out and About:
- Traffic sign makes people do the Monty Python silly walk.
- This week on Twitter, IKEA Canada asked their followers to submit house rules that they had to follow when they were growing up. Mine was accepted and posted on their site.
- When the French clock off at 6 p.m., they really mean it.
- It's a moot point now, but Bust magazine published a list of 10 women they believed could replace Letterman.
- "We often don't talk about those times when we simply have no fucking clue."
- Some police reports have a happy ending.
That's all for this week.