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What I'm Diggin This Week

By: James Dallimore

The winter is wrapping up soon and I am far beyond done with it. Just a few more weeks and were all free. Here are some things that have been helping me get through:

1.) Healthy Home Cooking

I can’t believe there are adults reading this that continue to binge on Junior Chickens when there are cheaper, tastier, and healthier options. Here’s a recipe packed full of protein, healthy carbs, and fiber. Tastes better than McD’s, I promise.

Sautee onions in a medium sized saucepan followed by adding some minced garlic (easier than cloves). Pour in two cups of cold water, then one cup of brown rice, and one cup of rinsed green lentils. Add salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 40 minutes. When complete steam (or boil) 1-2 cups of frozen broccoli for about 5-7 minutes. Serve on top of your lentils and rice with the spice of your choice. Enjoi.

2.) Toronto Sports

The snow starting to melt means fanatics like myself get to enjoy basketball, baseball, and hockey all at the same time. In case you didn’t know, #TheLeafsAreActuallyGood and have a legit shot at the Cup this year. How do I know? They have number thirty-four, number sixteen, and number ninety-one. If you know, you know. The Raptors are in the same boat, boasting the third best offense in the NBA this year and starring defensive studs like Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam at the other end. And while the Blue Jays are nowhere near World Series contention, Vlad Jr. Enough Said.

3. Castile Soap

I really hate the way most body wash smell. I just want a clean, fresh scent of something that I can actually pronounce. Only a few drops of this concentrated to all hell soap with leave you spotless. Castile soap comes in various scents including peppermint (my favourite), lavender, rose, and unscented for babies. Approximately seventeen dollars at your local Loblaws and it will last you months. This stuff is a worthy investment if you’re looking to be clean and not smell like the perfume aisle.

4.) Animals as Leaders – Self -Titled

You bet your ass I’m hyped for May 18. This will be my first time seeing AAL in concert and my expectations are reasonably high. It is yet to be confirmed, but the online media outlets like Metal Injection believe they will be playing their self-titled debut front to back. If you like progressive metal without the harsh vocals, intense dual-shredding guitars with relentless, intricate pounding on the drums, this trio will blow your mind. I’m prepared.

5.) Life Ambitions

I left university. I never liked school to begin with so I wasn't going to stick around when it was costing me money. I’m at a point in my life where I want: to learn the ins and outs of being a guitar tech, get my DZ license, go on a cross-country road trip, and buy a house. I’m ready to replace the pickups on my Ibanez, I’m studying the Ontario Airbrake Handbook, just bought a car, and putting away half my earnings for the future. I’m feeling pretty motivated lately.

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