my top 3…

(no particular order)

…places to eat:
1. Chiplote Mexican Grill
2. W Burger Bar
3. Lebanon Express

…books to read (repeatability factor is crucial):
1. Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing
2. Culture and Value
3. The Psalms and Proverbs

…cities I’ve visited:
1. San Diego
2. Paris
3. Sorrento

…meals to cook:
1. Spaghetti with goat cheese, pepper, mushroom sauce
2. Salmon with potatoes, salad and honey dressing
3. Pizza

…years of my life:
1. 10
2. 21
3. 17

…places I’ve run:
1. Golden Gate Park
2. Central Park
3. Muir Woods

…movies I’ve watched:
1. Goodfellas
2. Life is Beautiful
3. The Dark Knight

…places to read:
1. Starbucks at Yonge and College
2. Munk Library
3. Williams Coffee Pub in Guelph.

…influential teachers:
1. Meg Lavin
2. Mohammed Ovey
3. Andrew Botterell
4. John Bowen

…musicians:
1. Jonsi/Sigur Ros
2. Jimmy LaValle/The Album Leaf
3. Dave Whiteside/The Sun, The Rain, The Appleseed

…passages from Scripture:
1.  “…work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
2. “For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them tif they gain the whole world but forget their life?”
3. “My God, my God! Why have you forsaken me?”

…tracks to run on:
1. Varsity Stadium – Toronto
2. Mt Sac College, California
3. The one in Turnhout, Belgium

…beers:
1. Sleeman
2. Corona
3. Heineken

…shows to watch (I don’t actually have T.V.):
1. Planet Earth
2. The Office
3. Entourage

…ways to travel:
1. Boat
2. Train
3. Walk

…days of the year:
1. December 24/25
2. Easter Weekend
3. December 31/January 1

…vacations:
1. family trip to Italy (1995)
2. Portland to Tijuana with Adrian (2007)
3. Mayan Riviera with Vince (2008)

…events:
1. Weddings
2. Birthdays
3. CIS after-parties

…jobs:
1. Running
2. Stone Lodge Retirement Home
3. Guelph School of Swim 🙂

…concerts:
1. Death Cab – L.A. 2005
2. Bright Eyes – Toronto 2007
3. Brand New – Toronto 2007

…workouts:
1. 3-4×400 (used as warm-up) +  2x(200, 300, 500) (2’s and 3’s hard and 5’s at 800 pace or faster)
2. 5×800 (first 3 just faster than 3000 pace, next 2 just faster than 1500 pace)
3. 10×400 (early season workout…)

…sandwiches:
1. shaved turkey and ham with mixed greens, havarti cheese, bread toasted with a bit of butter
2. grilled chicken panni with roasted red peppers and an olive paste
3. Nutella

…pick-up lines:
all original
1. She handed me my receipt at the restaurant and it had all these authorization numbers and I said: “Excuse me, but which numbers are yours?” (Used once…failed once)
2. In the library, “I think you dropped this…” Handed her a piece of paper that said, “Coffee?”
(Used once…worked once)
3. Go up to the special girl and say, “Do you see my friend over there in the blue shirt? He wants to know if you think I’m cute?”
(Yet to be used…)

…trainers:
1. Axiom
2. Adrenaline

…card games:
1. Poker
2. Black Jack
2. Scopa (Italian card game)

…elementary school subjects:
1. Creative writing
2. Music/Drama
3. Gym

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One Comment on “my top 3…”

  1. March 8, 2010 at 2:11 am #

    Top three favourite…

    workouts?
    sandwiches?
    pick-up lines?
    trainers?
    Card games?
    elementary school subjects?
    jokes?

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