A full day fast today. A solidarity fast in this instance. Although I guess I needed it as well. The time since getting to Canada has been a slow progression from eating virtually nothing upon arrival to living it large on the farm complete with a bounty of phat loot from the treasure hunt.
Fasting is hard work. But feels good none the less. You forget how often food plays a role in your random daily thoughts. A fast is the only way I know of getting back in touch with that aspect of the mind.
I read a statistic from a Canadian monthly last night that said the average person consumes an additional 187 odd calories every hour while watching TV. It came as no surprise that watching a movie tonight was difficult then.
Was a good film but. Edukators. One I downloaded after seeing it in last years film festival magazine. Well worth a watch. Hot on the heels of another weirdly interesting mockumentary I saw last night called Project Grizzly. Also well worth a look – especially if you were intrigued by Napoleon Dynamite.
It has been a good few days getting ever more accustomed to Vancouver. Went for a walk down Commercial Drive today, our local main street. So good to see nice shops with organic food, fair trade goods, and vegetarian sausages scattered amongst the smoke shops, coffee shops, cafes, and vegetarian restaurants and even an Indian movie theatre if we feel like some Bollywood. At first glance it looks likely we will look for a place to live in this area. Looking forward to it.
We managed to find two good condition double futon mattresses over the weekend so that was a good score as we had just been talking about some. Amazing what happens when you put the thoughts out there and the universe provides. How does science explain that I ask?
Sleep beckons then break-fast.