Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2010 Olympic Torch Relay - Halifax

Earlier today I found out that the Olympic Torch Relay was literally travelling right past my Halifax neighborhood.  I was all excited until I realized that the timing couldn’t have been worse.  As it was gleefully running by I was sitting in my weekly conference call.

Can you say BUMMER?

I raced down to the little ceremony spot after I got off my call but it was long gone.  Sad.  FH got to see it go around the Armview Rotary on his way home.  Lucky.

So instead I’ve been watching the Torch Relay streaming live online on the CTV Olympic website.  And tweeting right along (#torchrelay) just for fun!  It’s taking a lot longer than I thought for them to hand it off to Sidney Crosby and actually get on with the Halifax celebration so I thought I’d squeeze in this blog while I wait. 

What would be really cool is if I had managed to get my hands on the coveted red Olympic mittens!  FH tried to find some for me today, but they are sold out all over town.  I might have to take Miss Amy up on her offer to send me some from Ottawa!


Ever since Angie wrote about a bagel and cream cheese last week I’ve totally been craving a bagel, so last night I bought one.  Yes. One.  No need for a whole bag of them kicking around the house.

Everything bagel


I’ll tell ya, it was supposed to be with cream cheese…but when I opened the cream cheese from the fridge this morning it was a big tub of furry blue mold.  Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.  Not deelish.


So instead, peanut butter and honey



With half-caf…


For lunchie I wanted to use up some stuff…so a snack plate was born.


Carrot and celery sticks, leftover sweet potato moons, leftover spinach dip (from the batch I made for Farm Girl’s party) and multigrain Tostitos from a bag we busted into this past weekend.

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But I needed something with a bit more sustenance…so decided on a green smoothie to get me through the afternoon.  It also doubles as “silent food” for during the conference call.  haha.


In the blender today:  1 small banana, 2 big handfuls organic baby spinach, Chocolate Amazing Grass SuperFood, flax meal, chia, and unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze.




Chia seeds + water = jello!  :)


OK, back to the torch!  6 more peeps til Sidney Crosby and then Olympic Snowboarder Sarah Conrad will snowboard down a manmade slope and light the cauldron.  Neat!!

Hmmmm…and FH is probably wondering where his turkey burger is. 

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Cat said...

I just bought and shipped a pair off to Jen...i didn't know you wanted some, or I would have picked up a pair for you too....

Let me know...When I bought Jen's, the lady in front of me bought 20 pairs, so they're going fast...

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Diggin' that Vegas mug.

Bummer about the torch tho.

Canadian Tourism said...


The Canadian Tourism Commission recently uploaded a series of video shorts about life in Nova Scotia. I thought that you or your readers might be interested in seeing them.

Here's the playlist:

Let me know what you think. We invite you to pass them along to anyone who may be interested or embed one to your blog.

Let me know if you have any questions. I think it's great that Sidney Crosby is carrying the torch. Well deserved.



skinny me! said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...DAMN your food looks good!

Amy said...

Sid makes me puke in my mouth.

Nicole said...

The torch passed 'this' close to my work too. I work at the bottom of Portland St (TD Canada Trust) and the torch turned and went down Alderney Drive instead of going all the way down Portland. I wished I could have gotten out to see it.
I think there is no better combo than bread (of any kind, bagel, toast, etc) and peanut butter and honey....

Kristen's Raw said...

Snack plates rock!
Green smoothies rock!
Chia seeds rock!!! YUM! (I have a Holiday Chia Pudding recipe on my blog that my family and friends all LOVE!)

And... I love Amazing Grass products, too. :)

We have a lot in common. ;)