Tuesday, September 2, 2008

:: Reflections on travel ::

As I spent the last hour reviewing my food journal for the toronto trip, I've come to realize that I ate alot more than I normally would. This is somewhat expected. When you're running around with a tour guide, they are constantly selling you on the best local cuisine... Food is always being shoved in my face. And you know, the "best-of-X" food always looks oh so good.

So it's a delicate balancing act of ...
a. not wanting to hurt the feelings of your host, "giving face" the chinese would call it
b. wanting to experience something once-in-a-lifetime (cow's ice cream voted the best by reader's digest!!)
c. being careful about what you consume (ice-cream 3 days in a row? seriously???)

The scale is hard to balance. I think I made good choices (ABCC in the mornings, eating less of everything) and bad choices (late night cookie binge). But overall, in the spirit of vacationing, i think I did quite well. Now that i'm back home I'm determined to get back in the normal swing of things. Unfortunately with just 4 days of eating off-schedule, my body is starting to crave more food than it normally does. Not good - need to get back into gear.

=== ant infestations ===
We returned to an ant-infested living room + kitchen today. My mum gave us a bag of candied almonds and I must have not closed the bag completely... the ants somehow found it and made their way steadily inside. It really put a dampener on my spirits especially since it was so visibly affecting Mikee. I tried to clean it up as best as I could but we are not sure what to do with the ants on the carpet. Vacuum them anyway? If anyone has any ideas on how to clean up this mess, please share... xxx Traumatized Virgo.


Take One Stripper Pole said...

Yeah! Jo is back! I missed you!

Jo said...

it's so glad to be back!! Did i miss your part 3 rkc somehow?

Take One Stripper Pole said...

No ... still need to post it. :( I am slow.

Anonymous said...

I just saw your post regarding the ants. Recently, I experienced ants invasion at home from a pack of sunmaid raisins!! First, remove the source of food from the ants. Second, clean up the floor where the ants are. Third, find out where is the ants hole by following the trail & spray insecticide. Fourth, buy the ant killer patch & stick it around the ants area. Hope this is useful!

Jo said...

thanks ivy!! i've fwded it to mikee.