Last week I came across this idea to buy shrimp and cook it up. At $10 a pound it’s not exactly inexpensive. They weren’t frozen but I doubt they were fresh either otherwise it would have said so. Previously frozen and thawed is my guess. I justified spending the money cause it was the weekend and I wasn’t going to go out anywhere. I fried them with the shells peeled in a cast iron skillet using butter and minced garlic. Sounds good except I couldn’t taste the butter or garlic.
Today I decided to give it another try. As I approached the seafood section I noticed something different. There were 2 large tanks of British Columbia Spot Prawns. They just came into season and were on sale for $14 a pound which was $8 off. I didn’t want to pay that much but I did. I justified it by telling myself that they were live and only in season for a short time. I think it ended up costing about $1 a prawn!
Heads Ripped Off
I tried the whole garlic butter thing again but this time I added butter and garlic near the end. I still failed. I ended up melting butter in a bowl in the microwave. I’m concluding that it’s difficult to get the garlic butter taste just by frying with garlic and butter. If you know the way to Zen garlic buttery mastery, please let me know.
Heads (head parts were still moving after I tore them off from the bodies)
Prior to my prawn escapade, I was at a grassy field discovering the joys of exercising with a medicine ball. There’s this place near me that sells exercise equipment that is owned by Chinese people. I’ve been contemplating getting this leather medicine ball from there and since he “give good discount,” I decided to get it. I needed something to do today anyway.
It cost more than I’d like to admit even with the “good discount” but it’s really nice. It’s nice leather and it’s handmade here too. I know this cause their factory is on my delivery route. If you had a chance to look inside the factory, it looks just like a sweat shop. A bunch of Chinese people who can’t speak English, making things with their hands. I justified this purchase by telling myself it will last a long time, it’s nice and it will benefit my health and fitness. They guy told me half the cost is for the leather and there’s 2 hours of work put into it so I figured $65 (no tax if paid by cash of course) was worth the product.
My New Leather Medicine Ball (6 – 8 lbs)
Medicine ball exercises are better suited for 2 people but being the expert at being a loner, I came up with the idea of using a hill as my partner. I stand near the grassy hill and throw the ball towards it. Being the cooperative partner the hill is, the ball rolls back to me. Who needs friends when you have the law of physics. Physics doesn’t eliminate the possibility of dog shit on my ball though.
One of my other motives for getting a medicine ball was to encourage myself to be more active. I figure I will feel better if I spend more of my day outdoors exerting energy. To be honest, I do feel pretty good right now. I think when you tire yourself out from full body exercise, it makes it more difficult to feel mentally shitty after.
Old Chinese Lady Cashing In Recyclables
I see this lady on my route regularly. When people put out their stuff for Recycling Day she will go around picking out whatever the recycling depot will take for money. I think all neighbourhoods have someone who does this. She’s not homeless she’s just looking to make a few extra bucks. I don’t think you will ever see a homeless Asian person in the western world. We haven’t arrived to that stage of evolution yet. We’ll get there though, just give us some time.
This lady would probably think I’m retarded for spending the money I did today. Just because I’m able to justify spending money doesn’t mean I actually believe it’s a good idea. Not much of what I do is ever a good idea. I take some opportunity to not be so frugal now in case I don’t get the chance in the future. That’s how I justify it anyway.