Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Yesterday was the IT department Christmas party, at Sharkey's in Bloor West Village. This year, Ram and Rob A organized it, and it was a lot of fun. There was a good turn out -- about 120 people, which is the maximum capacity of Sharkey's for dinner. Most people stayed well past the end of dinner, a good sign, as often people leave as soon as dinner is done.

I always plan a vacation day after events such as this, and so ran a few errands today. Heather had read some good reviews about Gale's Snack Bar, so we decided to try it out for lunch. I drive by the place (on the SW corner of Eastern and Carlaw) twice a day, and never realized it was still open! Check out the prices:

I had a cheeseburger with fries and gravy, and a can of Coke; Heather had a turkey club (with real actual turkey!) with a can of Diet Coke. Total bill for the two of us, including taxes, was $7.25! I was tempted to try the sardine sandwich for a whopping $1.25, just to see what it was about; but the fries and gravy filled me up.

The place was full when we arrived, and so had to wait a few minutes to get seats. However, once we placed our order (she only takes the order when they're ready to cook), it was fairly quick.

Definitely one of the cheapest places around Toronto.

The winter Ultimate season started up last week on Sunday, speed point at the newly domed Lamport stadium. Speed point is much more of a workout than regular point. I was sweating and pretty tired at the end of the game. We lost the game. We had a couple new players, and some subs and so it was hard to get a good flow going.

Last Thursday I scored a goal! We won 5-1, I was in the slot and one-timed a pass from Craig into the top corner. It was my first goal in a while, and at least they marked it as my goal (the scorekeeper doesn't always get the goals and assists right, I have four assists this season but only two on the stats).

I've been trying to go cashless the past few months, and I've been able to go two to three weeks at a time using just my credit card. There's just a few places downtown that don't take credit card (and Tim Hortons which doesn't take Visa, so I don't go there anymore). Today I was at three (!) cash-only places -- Leslieville Diner for breakfast, Gale's Snack Bar for lunch, and Pho Pasteur for dinner.

I bought my Olympic red mittens from Zellers today. Supposedly these are always selling out and hard to get, so I was surprised to see them in stock.

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