Tuesday, November 30, 2010

French, or Mexican ?

Time : 8:39 pm

Location : the couch

Weather : warm, but rainy :(

Today felt so long.

I did not sleep well last night because I had a tummy ache.

Leading to me not being able to fully wake up this morning, and plus, I still had a tummy ache.

I had zero energy until well past ten when I finally dragged myself out for a run. I was tired, but it definitely helped get me going. I soon left the house again to go for a walk. I really like walking, but unfourtunately, it started to rain on me.

I made lentils today. Sure I made them a couple hours early, but I had nothing to do and I really wanted to try it out.

Come supper time it turned out that I made them wrong. I used the pressure cooker, like I was supposed to, but I steamed them instead of boiling them. No big deal, I just boiled them for ten minutes then they were good enough to go. Now I know how to make lentils. And they are so delicious. I want to know why we don’t eat them much at home.

I feel as if lentils are a French food. Not really though, they make me think more of Mexico and of corn. The reason I kind of feel like they’re a French dish is because while I was cooking them, one of the renovation guys asked me what I was making, then made a comment about French cooking. It was more implying I was cooking French. Awesome.

I would like you all to know that I am a master of driving standard. I can drive in reverse, stop on hills (and start again without stalling) and do anything I need to. 100% Master, am I of the stick. Gotta love Yoda. I would also like you to know that it did not take me two weeks to get the hang of it. I pretty much had it after a couple days of practice, I just kept forgetting to say so.

Something that you don’t see in Canada, or at least where I live, are policemen at the elementary school. Every day. Yes, they are there every day after school to make sure that nobody steals the children. Which is nice I guess. However, none of the kids walk home alone anyways, all of their parents come.

I would also like to note that I am the youngest person there and stick out like a sore thumb. Mainly because I’m not wearing a parka.

I did not take any photos today sadly.

And I have nothing left to comment about.

Short short short entry!


8:50 pm


  1. Eat too many oysters the night before? :-P
    Oh man, come to my house. We eat lots of lentils, and chick peas, and beans, and so on. Lotsa good stuff.
    I always thought of lentils as a german thing.. haha.
    Do they have alot of kidnappings in France?
    Maybe it's also so that the kids get used to police presence and make friends with them from an early age. Just an idea though.
    Imagine if you wore your wollen winter jacket over there!
    "Hey look, there's the Canaian!"

  2. haha or a mammoth.
    i hope kids dont get all snatched up here. However, the last week or so the presence of the Po has not been around..They must have other affaire to deal with. That or they heard I was coming and had to make their presence known, and since I now know.. haha im goin in the first option
    I'm going to be coming over for supper every other night when I get back ok? ok good. Im sure you guys have been having way too many left overs in recent times anyways. :P

  3. Lentils are great in soup which you have had, but the family seems to prefer beans. You can make lentil lasagna by skipping the burger and using lentils, chopped onion, celery & carrots in the tomato sauce for the meat part. It is very tasty, just different.

    What are the workers renovating?

  4. I will make her a lasagne!! haha
    butreally, I will.
    Thanks for the tips
    We're redoing the bathroom on the main floor aka my bathroom. They're putting in a real shower head. I'm super pumped!