Given the fact that the prognosis isn’t good for my pug, Maximus, we’ve decided to make the most of his remaining days. And so, this afternoon, taking advantage of a rare sunny day, we took him out for a walk along the seawall.
A great time was had by all.
Now Maximus may have lost his appetite, but mine’s doing just fine, thanks. On our way back to the car, we happened by a food truck I hadn’t visited yet as part of my Vancouver Food Truck Tour. The oversight was no doubt partly due to its location a little further away from the downtown core – but mostly due to its strictly vegan offerings.
Gourmet vegan sandwiches and burgers.
I had no idea what gardein was (from what I understand, it’s a soy-based protein fashioned to resemble meat) and, while I was initially apprehensive, it turned out to be quite tasty crispy-fried and topped with a spicy apricot/jalepeno relish and served on a fresh bun. Crazy as it sounds, given the choice I’d probably choose it over a regular burger.
So, the other day I put up the Christmas tree simply because I wanted to leave the dog-sitter with at least a touch of the holiday spirit, albeit a half-ass touch at that. The plastic tree is lopsided and bereft of branches in certain spotty areas and the lower half of the stringed lights are burnt out. To add insult to injury, the tree is sparsely decorated because Akemi seemed to lose interest partway through the process. When I asked her about it, she informed me that she was turned off by the selection of ugly ornaments. Ugly Christmas ornaments? Are there any other kind?
Of course, it’s all relative. There are ugly ornaments and then there are UGLY ornaments. Your challenge, dear reader, is to help me find the ugliest Christmas ornament out there. Just send in your pics and I’ll narrow down to a Top 3 Christmas day. I’ll get us started…
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