Today we’ve got the most flippant of entries. It’s an errand day, which seems as good an excuse as any to just write en route to most everywhere.
I’m leaving for the burn on Thursday, which means I’ve got four days to sort myself. A Sunday is ripe territory for picking up bits and pieces. First up I’m heading to a friend’s place to borrow a chilly bin, or as they say here, a cooler. My perhaps vain hope is that it has wheels and can be used to trundle around everything else I get at the mall. I’m planning on making a big batch of vegan chilli that I can freeze. Without meat it won’t spoil easily, which seems like a safe bet. Hence the chilly bin. The other part of the equation is my friend stopping over with her Instant Pot later. She’s giving it to me in exchange for some home cooked food, which seems like a sweet deal. Once I’ve got the bin, I can grab the ingredients, then cook it all tonight. I love it when a plan comes together.
Of course, I’m ill prepared for everything the elements could throw at me. First up, I need socks. To be clear, I needed new socks a year ago. By this point they’re all riddled with holes. I’m gonna pony up and invest in some solid ones this time around, whatever the cost. If I’m hoping to not have legs full of ticks this time next week, I need something sturdy. It could be cold and rainy the whole weekend for all I know. Let’s see the best that Walmart has to offer.
First step completed. My friend’s chilly bin was sitting out on his deck. It IS the perfect size, plus it has a handy handle for dragging it around. Exactly what I wanted. I’m gonna use it to stock all my supplies while I grumble throughout the mall. It was also great to briefly catch up with my mate. He’s one of those excessively industrious people who does project after project. His big one right now is moving his indoor obstacle course to a much larger facility, then adding a combination indoor paintball escape room game. Also an aquaponic ecosystem. Good to hear he’s doing interesting shit, while I in contrast run silly errands. Next up let’s get some camping supplies. We’re apparently gonna need about 5L of water per day. So I’m buying a collapsible tank from Dollarama to cut down on my moop.
Okay, I’m on the other side. I managed to cram everything I needed into the chilly bin and my backpack. Success! I got my 20L of water, the collapsible water container. I got a mosquito net, emergency blanket, head lamp and extra tent pegs. I got 12 pairs of socks, both extra thick and plain. I got granola and all my chilli ingredients. 700g of almonds for mature snacking. I even got a pack of animal cookies just ’cause they looked cool. It seemed like the adult thing to do. Now to go home and make some chilli!
But first, let’s play some Magic. All work and no play makes for a shitty Sunday.