Quick Update

Tiramisu, fish tanks and Apocalypse Now…

School run
School run
  • Week of 13-19 June. Not really a health week.
  • Monday, school run, gym, blogging, city wayleaves meeting, I discovered an AngelBerry shop (froghurt) – try it, office, watched the Apple WWDC event.
  • I think I’ll wait till September to get an Apple Watch 2.
  • “Embody what you want your children to embody.”

  • “Fancy gets broken.”

  • “Don’t be afraid to show your scars.”

  • My face seems to be healing pretty well.
  • Tuesday, breakfast with Elan of SleekGeek fame at Sotano (try the Mediterranean breakfast), civil engineering meeting, catch up chat with Dan, ISP meeting, winter burger special at Engruna with Pieter – we chatted innovation districts and connecting academia and startups, tiramisu.
  • I bumped into Allan. He said my fasting blog post changed his live. Cool.
  • “Fewer, better things.”

  • Winter has arrived in Cape Town.
  • Tell me about the thing you are most passionate about?
  • Wednesday, up early, TiTea with Matcha and raw cacao, gym, swim, steam bath and cold showers, podcast drive to the office, breakfast with Nick – we chatted health apps, some aquaponics tank and grow bed shopping with Michael, watched 24h party people… amusing.
  • My Instagram feed is now CC BY-NC-SA, just because.
  • Octotel signed up another 12 buildings this week.
  • How Romanticism Ruined Love.
  • “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” — Robert A. Heinlein, not that I agree with this, but it seems to be true.

  • Thursday, public holiday, pet shop and hardware store visit, watched Apocalypse Now (for the first time!)… epic 3 hour movie – how have I not seen this before?, winter special at Goloso (Wouter had a Tinder date over for dinner), tiramisu and some blogging and photo processing.
  • What is your theme for 2016? It’s probably something you’re already busy with. I’m thinking: health, food and fibre.
  • Keto tiramisu would be cool. Hmm.
  • Plans are in motion to build a small aquaponics farm. Michael and I are finally getting around to it.
  • Thought while watching Apocalypse Now: Get together, get things done, get weird, get outside, experience new things, find adventure.
  • “What good is a story without zigs and zags?”

  • Would it sound weird if I say – my life feels strangely together. Might need some misadventures soon. I need to Forest Gump my way into some new and interesting things.
  • Note to self: get a dog, at some point. Go to Midburn – or Nowhere next year.
  • Friday, podcast walk to the office, I have a new desktop monitor – pretty cool, got a fish tank pump and some clear pipe, fetched a box of Ethical Co-op stuff, after work beers on the roof terrace and chats about aquariums and fish, some aquaponics book reading and notes making.
  • New desktop monitor: LG 25UM57, 25inch UltraWide, 21:9 aspect ratio, reasonable price and the pixel size is pretty good.
  • Fasting Diets Are Gaining Acceptance.
  • “Just because it’s futile does not mean it can’t be fun. Just because you love something doesn’t mean you can’t suck at it.” — Mike Rowe

  • Seems connective tissue takes 6 months to regenerate – explains why my shoulder and wrist are not back to normal yet.
  • How often do I journal? Hmm. I never really stop.
  • Saturday, breakfast at Loading Bay with Wouter and Zander – Zander and I hung out while Wouter fetched yoga mats, I made some Matcha lattes with the most groovy milk in the universe – it even comes in glass jars – Wouter was unimpressed, some notes processing, a Guinness at Ferrymans – watched about 30min of the rugby, a Newlands Spring Passionate Blonde at Sevruga (undercover SAB craft beer – very good – try it), watched The Nice Guys at the Waterfront… good movie – one for the Ryan Gosling fan club – the (flawed) father / daughter theme was cool, a Martini at Mondiall – try the fish tacos – most excellent, tiramisu at Balducci’s.
  • “2 x Milk, Cow, Full Cream, Raw 1 litre *PET MILK* (in glass jar) – Camphill Dairy (R25.00 each)”

  • Pro tip: show up 15min late for movies – skip the ads.
  • Yak Shaving. Wouter likes to use this lingo.
  • “That is the way to learn the most when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.” — Albert Einstein

  • Sunday, rainy day, notes processing and research, TiTea, gym, swim, sauna, massage – neck and shoulders needed it, nice to see Ingi, some Giovanni’s shopping with Wouter – fresh pasta etc, Wouter made an epic Linguine alla Carbonara with real pancetta and Boschendal free range eggs, Paul brought some wine… Neil Ellis Chardonnay and Shiraz, time well spent.
  • I’ve started a Telegram group to get a few people testing my keto diet ideas.
  • Tune of the week: Ride of the Valkyries.
  • What have you done that’s new and interesting in the last year?
  • Ok, so… I’m off to my first yoga class now, bye.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.