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  1. Gosh! I love those Handi Snacks!  Doubled up on the Handi Snacks for Dinner with the Kombucha, and those bite size chocolate bars for dessert! 

    1. Tre Mac

      Tre Mac

      I made peanut butter fingers, so good comparable to Purdies.  

  2. Really gotta stop eating these! ~. 114001F3-5C80-4CD8-B7FB-1501E8ED03E5.thumb.jpeg.c7b0828d097933ac96fefc420c7878d0.jpeg

    1. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      Did you eat them with a fork and knife?:P

       


       

    2. brilac

      brilac

      I just eat about everything with a fork and knife!  Except for my chocolate unless it is on a plate, string cheese, and handi snacks.  And except for sushi and pad thai, I eat those with chopsticks. 

  3. Drinking champagne and playing Tetris! 

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    2. Phil_314

      Phil_314

      Was wondering how much liquor would be needed to start missing gaps and have faltering hand-eye, but clearly you weren't there lol.  Good job.

    3. Bell

      Bell

      When you start drinking Tetris and playing Champagne I will be impressed.

    4. diesel_3

      diesel_3

      Smoking weed and in a zoom class. Same thing?

  4. Hi Everyone!  I just wanted to let you know in case you did not know, that, The Bachelor Greatest Seasons airs tomorrow at 8pm on ABC!  I’m looking forward to that!  Time to get out the wine/champagne, or kombucha.

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    2. debluvscanucks

      debluvscanucks

      OMG near the end (when it was down to Catherine and Lindsay) it shut down for periods of time!   Ugh..what a gong show.  I was invested at that point then had to miss the end.  Did that happen to you too Bri?

    3. brilac

      brilac

      Yes Deb! My goodness! 

    4. debluvscanucks

      debluvscanucks

      It was so unfair!!!  To have us watch for hours then miss the ending!!!

  5. Exciting!  Rollerblades - like new in the box, 1991ish!

     

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    2. Tre Mac

      Tre Mac

      I think I have wheels, iirc the problem is getting the bearings out.

    3. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      I forgot how much rollerskating there was in the movie lol:

       

       

    4. 6string

      6string

      No they are long gone, I've been through many pairs ( mostly Roller Blades ) since the early mid 90's when I owned those Ultras.

  6. Undesirable food?  

     

    Lettuce, 3 Musketeers bars. 

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    2. brilac

      brilac

      I used to go to Victoria all the time from 2005-2007.  But I would go there for reasons that others would not go there for, like I'm going to Value Village, or I'm going to the Vista 18 to drink wine and enjoy the view, or I'm going out to James Bay and walk around. I lived on the Olympic Peninsula, so it was a ferry ride to get there. 

    3. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      tongue sandwiches. you never know whose mouth it was in. 

    4. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      you’ld probably run into a few sailors in victoria too. i spend my navy days there, mostly. 

  7. Dessert ~
     

    Kombucha in a wine glass, and a mint Kit Kat bar on a plate!

     

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    2. Tre Mac

      Tre Mac

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      Do they still make these?  Had it only once, it's basically a kinder surprise in kit kat form.

    3. TNucks1

      TNucks1

      @Tre Mac

      still beunos around, pretty similar

      @brilac

      your coaster is awesome

    4. brilac

      brilac

      Has anyone tried the Green Tea Kit Kat bars?  They are super delicious!  Nice to snack on.

       

      Years ago, I was in love with the Hershey almond bars with toffee.  Whenever I was in Vancouver, I would stop at the store, and buy many of them, which I have never been able to find them in Seattle nor the rest of WA state except in nugget size.  Once I decided to do a taste test between a Symphony bar and a Hershey almond bar with toffee.  The Symphony bar tastes sweeter than the Hershey almond bar with toffee.

  8. Manual bike or e bike?

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    2. brilac

      brilac

      I took pictures of what I wanted.  I’m thinking June for a purchase if it is an e bike.  

    3. babych

      babych

      A friend let me try his ebike a while back.. it was pretty friggin fun!

    4. brilac

      brilac

      Nice Babych.   Yeah, I'm thinking about an e bike.  I've also looked e scooters, and manual bikes.  I may purchase it in June.  

  9. Today I discovered that Handi Snacks are the best snacks ever!  Yeah, totally ever! 

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    2. brilac

      brilac

      @Wilbur I think I had 3 of those today!  Oh my! Super yummy! 

    3. TNucks1

      TNucks1

      oh the ritz snack packs lol, loved em back in the day, but i recently heard of muddy bites, i might order some.

    4. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      I used to be a size 36 regular until I discovered costco sized junk food bags.:lol:

       

       

  10. Back to basics.  Sitting on the Yoga mat, drinking the Kombucha while eating pizza, and playing Tetris! 

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    2. brilac

      brilac

      Yeah, they get good signal too

    3. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      @Ghostsof1915  How about instead of the DC Universe TV theme music.....some Marvel Universe TV theme music!  Gotta love that classic porn movie type music lol!:

       

       

      Pure cheese!  Granted, this wasn't a high budget show (and WAY, WAY before CGI).

    4. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      kombucha, we use to sing that as kids. the snore of the lion.

  11. On Amazon looking for wine.  Cabernet Sauvignon non-alcoholic red wine!  I wonder if that’s like drinking decaf coffee?!  What’s the point of non-alcoholic wine and decaf?!

    1. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      Heh, kind of like ordering a diet soda at a "all you can eat buffet".:lol:

    2. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      Jealous you guys are able to order booze through Amazon.  My bank account would be screwed though.

    3. brilac

      brilac

      I haven't drank wine or champagne in a while, but it would be nice to have.  Years ago in WA state, liquor used to be sold at the liquor stores, but you could buy wine and champagne at the grocery store. Then it all changed, making liquor available at the grocery stores.  I was looking for groceries online and wine, and for wine to be delivered from the grocery store, they want proof of age from an ID.  So when I order groceries, I may stick to Kombucha, and plan on buying groceries at the end of the month. I don't know how that would work due to the social distancing for buying wine.  I don't get the 21 age requirements to buy alcoholic beverages, and that you cannot drink wine at the the park.  What are the wine picnic baskets for? 

  12. My cat has taken over the living room... She thinks the yoga mat is her’s as well.  She puts her cat toys on it, and doesn’t like it when I do yoga.

     

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    2. brilac

      brilac

      She's very sweet and a joy, and loves all of her toys!  She just thinks that everything is hers!  

    3. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      thats where my wife got that from!!

    4. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      Remember you are the slave, the cat runs the place. 

  13. Another sleepless night.

     

    Any ideas on what to take or do to fall asleep?

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    2. DontFearTheReaper

      DontFearTheReaper

      Laughter is key to falling asleep and Wear shades when your watching tv.

    3. brilac

      brilac

      Thanks All!  I will try these.  I put melatonin on my list for grocery shopping at the end of the month.  I was able to all asleep after midnight last night. I took a shower, and felt relaxed.  I was going to sleep between 4am-5:30am.  I'm trying to sleep sooner. 

    4. Baer.

      Baer.

      I would add if you are going to take the melatonin supplements. Take one about 30-60 minutes before you plan on going to bed. Do it every day for a month and then assess from there. I recommend talking to your doctor if you plan on taking them for longer than that, as you can become dependent. I recommend a dosage between 10-20mg

  14. I’ve been wearing the same Canucks shirt and leggings for days with my hair pulled back with a hair tie and headband.  
     

    Are you one of these people?  I will get into a routine starting tomorrow.  I have yoga and cardio planned, as well as a shower.

    1. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      I can't have my hair pulled back as I need whatever hairs I have left to 'comb over' my receding hairline.:P

  15. What’s on your grocery list?  Here’s mine:

     

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    I will probably order groceries at the end of the month.  Doing with what I have.  And I have not had wine and champagne for a while.

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    2. nux4lyfe

      nux4lyfe

      ALCOHOL.

    3. Ghostsof1915

      Ghostsof1915

      What's Nacho sauce? 

      Do you mean a cheese blend you cover your tortilla chips with? 

      (Just get mozzarella and cheddar)

      Or that yucky prefab stuff you get at movie theatres?

      Or are you talking salsa? 

       

    4. brilac

      brilac

      This is nacho sauce:

       

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  16. For those who get Komo on TV, there’s a special on the Coronavirus right now - 3pm.

    1. BlastPast

      BlastPast

      For those of you who own a TV and get any possible channel there is something on the Coronavirus on right now, it's any hour of the day.

    2. brilac

      brilac

      You know @BlastPast, of course there is something on the Coronavirus at all times of the day, and this is affecting everyone.  And any information on this, and if someone wants to tune in to Komo for their special, I highly encourage it.  We are in this together. 

    3. BlastPast

      BlastPast

      Oh , I know. It wasn't personal, I was just taking the piss.

  17. I'm on the intermittent fasting diet.  Trying to get my food in before 6:30pm. 

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    2. brilac

      brilac

      Yeah, I take a multivitamin and vitamin d in the morning, and vitamin b+c in the evening.  I used to be thinner at one time.  Once I gained 20 pounds in 2015, and lost 10 of it.  It's hard to fit into jeans.  

    3. I.Am.Ironman

      I.Am.Ironman

      Protein is also extremely important for immunity. I have been doing time restricted eating for just over 2 months now and am pleased with how I fell. It really isn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. I usually have a 6-7 hour feeding window.

    4. Guest

      Guest

      It's really hard at the beginning but 3 weeks into it, I found it to be much easier. Afterwards, it was effortless. 

  18. What, the Bachelor?

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    2. DADDYROCK

      DADDYROCK

      I would give them a INDIAN GIVER WEDDING GIFT,if they don't last a year I want my gift back.

       

      No racial cogitations AT ALL,just to make myself clear.

    3. debluvscanucks

      debluvscanucks

      He kind of did that with the ring....

    4. brilac

      brilac

      Have you heard?  Peter and Madison have ended their relationship!  Less than week after the Bachelor Finale. 

  19. I think I need a treadmill. Will those electric ones work fine with it plugged into a regular power source on the wall?  Is a manual treadmill better?

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    2. brilac

      brilac

      But I am looking for great, fantastic ideas for a treadmill brand or exercise bike. 

    3. goalie13

      goalie13

      We used to have a treadmill.  Twice.  I recommend looking for a used one.  Treadmills are one of those things that are frequently bought with good intentions, but then sit around unused for years.

    4. Alflives

      Alflives

      Nope, we’ve never had a treadmill, but one of my brother’s did.  He found out to have it facing something to watch while using it was best.  He liked it though, and used it often.  He’d watch TV while walking on it.  Then he got old, and (while believing he was still on his treadmill) walked right out onto the street.  He loved the 

      TV show, “Streets of SAN Francisco”.  After that, he only ate Rice-a-Roni.  

  20. My show is on!  It's the Season Finale!

    1. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      This show? :P

       

       

    2. brilac

      brilac

      I think this show is only 2 hours tonight, and then it is on again tomorrow night.  We may not know who Peter picks until tomorrow night!

    3. King Heffy

      King Heffy

      He picks the mystery box.

  21. Good cheap packed lunch ideas?  I’ve been heating up the frozen meals for lunch.  

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    2. debluvscanucks

      debluvscanucks

      (or mini bottles of champagne?)

    3. brilac

      brilac

      @debluvscanucks oh I really like that! 

    4. Chronic.Canucks.Fan

      Chronic.Canucks.Fan

      I do something in the slow cooker most weekends and make a big batch of sides:

       

      This week: pork chops in broth on low for 5 hours (just season to taste and cover with beef broth) with a big pot of mashed potatoes

       

      previous week: chicken thighs and veggie fried rice

      pork shoulder & tacos is a go to - you can get huge packs of tortillas at Donald's market and literally make tacos out of anything.

       

      basically make 6 of one meal for yourself a few times a week and have a bunch of tupperwares loaded and ready to go. I find besides the food prep (mostly chopping) it generally takes about the same about of time to cook for 6 vs 1.

  22. Homemade hand sanitizer ~ 2/3 of 99% rubbing alcohol + 1/3 aloe vera gel.

    1. 6string

      6string

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    2. Drive-By Body Pierce

      Drive-By Body Pierce

      Do you have a moonshine recipe?

    3. Tortorella's Rant

      Tortorella's Rant

      Or pack a bar of soap in your bag and carry it with you

  23. Meet Georgie!

     

    She is a 2 year old Siamese.  I brought her home a few hours ago, and really likes her kitty tree and cat nip toys!

     

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    2. Alflives

      Alflives

      Let George sleep up on your bed beside you and you won’t care a lick about the Habs being losers.  I did that with my current dog.  Canucks were crap in 2013, so I got my 70 pound Aussie to sleep up on the bed with me to cuddle after losing.  Now, even though we are winning, he thinks my bed is his.  I don’t mind the floor anyway.  At least that’s still mine! :towel:

    3. brilac

      brilac

      Alf, she’s found the bed:

       

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      We had a breakthrough an hour ago, when she jumped down from the cat tree, walked through the kitchen and to the living room, and looked around the bedroom.

    4. Alflives

      Alflives

      I think it’s awesome you’re sharing this story with us @brilac

      Thank you.  Love seeing animals treated with love.  :wub:

  24. Has anyone had a Siamese cat recently?  I am going to look at one this week.  From your experience, what is their personality like, and can they be left alone during the day?  

    1. 48MPHSlapShot

      48MPHSlapShot

      I had a Siamese back when I was young. Had her for 13 years. She was quite independent, but still very loving. From what I could tell, there shouldn't really be an issue leaving it alone during the day. I'm no expert, tho. 

  25. Yay!  Brilac has TV again!  And it’s a bigger TV!  Yayness!

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    2. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      I first I thought I read Brilac is *ON* TV tonight!
       

      I’m not sure the world is quite ready for a Brilac reality TV show.:P

       

       

    3. DontFearTheReaper

      DontFearTheReaper

      That's good for you I smashed my tv last week while I was playing NHL 20 when I kept getting scored on I threw my controller at the tv and the screen cracked. 

    4. DontFearTheReaper

      DontFearTheReaper

      Controller is still intact but the screen is pretty messed up

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