January 1, 2011

Fact #174: 2011 -- roughly the number of french fries I ate today

Today was the first day of the new year. So far, I'm pretty satisfied.

I started 2011 off on the right foot with a full body workout -- pulling/pushing my niece around the house in a laundry basket, then hefting the basket into the air over and over. Seriously, that was a better workout than I've gotten in a long time. No personal trainer in the world will ever motivate me more than Isla's sweet voice saying, "Again, again!"

Then, to counterbalance my workout, I spent the afternoon consuming half my body-weight in french fries and cheese covered in gravy. It was my brother and sister-in-law's second annual New Year's Day Poutine and Pints Party! Poutine is a Canadian dish -- and its three ingredients are french fries, cheese, and gravy.

Uh. Yum.

We borrowed my other brother's industrial grade french fry cutter. (Yeah, he's got an industrial grade french fry cutter! The real question is, why don't you? And why don't I??). That process in itself was another kind of workout. As you can see, slicing up dozens of potatoes takes a bit of upper body strength!

So that's it. One day of 2011 down, 364 more to go. I have very high hopes for this year. I think it's gonna be a good one.

Til tomorrow!


Q Schroe said...

Yum yum yum! One of these years I'm going to have to actually stay around for this new tradition. Sounds like a great start to the new year!

marianne said...

I think your morning Isla-workout more than justified your Poutine consumption.

Karen Solas said...

I totally love the combination of your awesome fry-cutting sound effects and your festive socks. Thanks so much for keeping the poutine machine churning!