Monday, August 25, 2008

Tripping around town again

Yesterday was a fun day. I was thrilled to be able to get Serge out of the house prior to 11 on a weekend. The way I did it was just before going down to the basement to do my workout, I said, "Honey, if you get ready while I'm working out, we can go "faire un tour" of the Dix30." Shopping is usually something I'm not up for, but we do need to find chairs for our dining room table. While I was working out, Dan called and wondered what was up. We ended up picking him up and going over to the shopping center together. Hunger set in right after we dumped sixty bucks at Walmart. (I can't even remember what I bought there except mints.)

I don't know what Costco does to their poutine, but it is the best in the world. It's way too big though. Dan and I split this while Serge tried the Costco Smoked Meat sandwich. (Your Costco doesn't have these things most likely; however, our Costcos also serve pizza, just like yours. )

We ended up shopping for 6 hours and looking at chairs, chairs, chairs and drooling over flat-screen tvs. We've narrowed the chair choice down to two styles. I'll show them to you tomorrow for input. Boy were we thirsty after 6 hours shopping and then tracking down Dan's cell phone which had fallen out of his pocket as he tried a sofa at Brault et Martineau. He invited us in to meet Renée-Claude, Dan's injured cat that he inherited. She's got to wear that thing on her leg until mid-October. I guess it takes much longer for cat bones to heal than human ones. After a couple of drinks and a lovely surf and turf dinner, we came home. It had been nine hours. Poor Sara pooped in our closet and peed under the table. We didn't scold anyone but ourselves. She used to be able to hold it for 12 hours, but those days are gone.

Oh, and I've been fretting and fretting about the weight gain. I took some pictures to assuage the fretting. Nothing to worry about, right?

36 comments:

CoffeeDog said...

Costco in Amer has good chicken, like crack chicken it's that good.

Looking mighty good there!

Petie said...

I think we need a sideways photo :)

Anonymous said...

Your lower arms are covering what might be a "muffin top". Try again with your arms at your side; also, there's no need to cover your genitalia. We're all friends here. hehe BobVT

"Just David!" said...

God, you're obese!! How do you fit thru the door?? Really, eat a grape or something.

Would you email me a list of discount travel sites, some of the ones you had I'd never heard of and want to try to use.

Anonymous said...

I like a little belly fat on a man. Eat Torn, eat! Poor kitty looks so pitiful. I don't know where the nearest Costco is from here but it must be over a hundred miles away. Buy the chairs you like best after all you'll be seeing them and using them every day. ed

Lemuel said...

I know many in the Family are concerned about weight gain. (I think of all the "fat" jokes on "Will & Grace" as an indication.) I know it does not assuage you concern - and that's ok - but, my friend, I would give my eye teeth to look as good as you do!

Earl Cootie said...

I wish that we had poutine here, at the Costco, anywhere. I may have to attempt to make it myself. I can pick up squeaky cheese somewhere or another, and I make decent gravy. I read somewhere how to make the best fries, I don't remember where, maybe if I google it?

Java said...

You look fine, dear. What does Serge think?

$60 is a lot to pay for mints. I know what you mean, though, I go into Wal-Mart and come out with bags of god knows what and no money in my pocket.

Patricia said...

I'm sorry but as always, poutine always looks like it's already been through somebody.

I think it's funny that you bribed Serge with shopping, though. Whatever it takes. A slow riser would be hard for me to deal with. I'm like, let's go, let's go, let's go!!

You men and your posing, heh.

Greg said...

Try breathing next time you take a photo! Please...you look just fine.

So, you didn't get any chairs, yet? Still a buffet at your place, I guess. ; )

Polt said...

Nothing at all to worry about, Torn. I wish I looked that good.

Poutine...ew...seriously, it looks like something someone already consumed and then brought back up. You silly Canadians. :)

HUGS...

PS, my verifitcation word was COMFY...nifty, eh?

GayProf said...

So I am not going to take seriously your fears about weight gain ever again.

em said...

Like Zsa Zsa said, a little extra weight gets rid of the wrinkles. I feel vindicated because the NYT just did a piece on the fact that weight is not a reliable indicator of metabolic health. HA, take that you fatophobic Americans!

I think you look hawt, but your traps look a little tense.

That cat is compelling to me for some reason.

Hula Hank said...

Nothing to worry about, except for that creepy photo which makes you look like a militia kidnap victim being hidden in the basement.

Fatinah said...

Good Lord - you're worried about weight gain?? You look good to me - but what do I know - I'm a girl!!! ;-)

Roxrocks said...

You're such a fat cow, how can you even stand to look at yourself?
/sarcasm off.

Renee-Claude is an awesome name for a cat!

I love the Montreal smoked meat...Derwood and I used to split one and a poutine back in our Coscto days.

franck said...

Funny, just yesterday I was talking about poutine with a French Canadian friend who is visiting Madrid.

If you gained weight, you must have been practically invisible before, so it's probably a good thing

travelling, but not in love said...

Nope, nothing to worry about at all ;-)

Laverne said...

oh brother...

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Dude, your Costco serves smoked meat? That's bullcrap. All I can buy at mine is a dog, a brat, a chicken bake or a slice of pizza.

Regarding the pic: Brad Pitt in Fight Club ain't got shit on you, TW.

mare said...

Everytime I passed the terrain they were building that mall on I thought: O gash another luxury shopping mall in the middle of nowhere. What happens whit that when gas hits 3 dollars or more a litre?

Malls are evil.

K-tard said...

Apparently I am the only person on the planet who has no idea what poutine is! I can't say it looked all that appetizing though.

dirkmancuso said...

Oh. Em. Gee.

I totally picked the perfect day to take a quick peek and see what you've been up to.

Damn, Torn -- looking good. Nay...GREAT.

Snooze said...

You still look hot.

My heart goes out to that kitty. Imagine not being able to jump.


Earl cootie: Torn has a pictorial post about him making fries. I can't remember from when but over a year ago. Check the archives.

Butch said...

You look fine, Torn.

anabel said...

If it was just a picture of your head it would look like a mug shot. Em's right, you look a bit tense.

David said...

Speaking for those of us who actually know what you're talking about, no, it's not a six-pack currently, but it's not a beer fridge either. The arms and pecs still look pumped.

In the end it really is what you see in the mirror that matters most. All the fawning comments in the world aren't going to make you feel OK about your body if you aren't happy with you what you see. If you are, let it go. If you aren't, do something about it. If you can quit smoking you can take on anything.

A Bear in the Woods said...

You have the cutest body. I think your tum is sexy(not that there's too much of it). And the semi-stern look on your face only adds to the excitement. You look like a profile pic on the gay school teachers dating site.

Sorry, I'm a love dog. I just want to play with your belly button.

Uncle Zoloft said...

Damn! If quitting smoking can turn my body into yours I'm there! Now put a coat of paint on that dungeon under your house!

lattégirl said...

Typically, the one line that sticks in my mind concerns Sara. Poor baby!

Colleen said...

I agree with Gayprof.

I howled at Hula Hank's comment - so true! I don't know how you can motivate yourself to work out in a room that looks like that, but good for you. This 39-year-old-single-hetero-girl thinks "damn, another good one lost to the other team!" :)

Craze said...

Our Costco doesn't have anything like that, it looks nummy! I'm not thinking you have to worry about gaining any weight. :)

Monty said...

Looking, looking, looking, but no...can't find any undue weight...all looks very good from here!!! ;-)

Mike T. said...

From the look of your jaw and arms, you probably don't have anything to worry about. I wish *I* looked that good... ;-)

lattégirl said...

It's YOUR fault I went out and got a poutine for lunch.

k-tard: it's French fries, gravy, and cheese curds. And it's yum!

Mel said...

Adult kitties' bones take about 8 weeks to heal - same as adult humans. I usually recommend changing the splint bandage at least weekly, though, 'cause they can get some nasty pressure sores and infections underneath them if they're not checked regularly.

As for your weight, I think gayprof put it much more nicely than I would have.