Today I took some pictures while Chris made his standard lunch.
On our office shelf (yes, Chris and I share an office) there is Equal, double chocolate whey, oatmeal, and peanut butter. (Note the two oatmeal cylinders. I believe this is to prevent the catastrophe of last Friday when we ran out of oatmeal from re-occurring. And yes, last Friday was before contest prep even began. A lack of oatmeal, however, is, of course, always highly upsetting).
You’ll also notice the food scale in front of the food-stuffs. I gave Chris this scale for Christmas last year. Finding the perfect food scale among the plethora of options out there was hard work. This scale was selected for a) it’s units of measure 2) it’s portability 3) it’s ability to be zeroed 4) it’s detachable display option should a bowl hang over the display and obscure it and 5) it’s ability to go into the negatives (as in, to register a weight of -50 grams) which is something I never considered could be desirable until my aforementioned friend Jeremy told me that the best way to measure something like peanut butter is to put the jar on the scale, zero the scale, and then remove the desired amount of peanut butter; this is much easier than trying to take the peanut butter out of the jar and put it goopily on the scale itself or on a plate or something. Cool huh?
The scale I chose was acceptable to Chris and he now brings it back and forth every day from work to home and home to work. He transports it in its original packing material (see below). I won’t write anything more right now about the original packing material issue other than to say that he has an arguably pathological obsession with saving original boxes of everything. (There may be a future literary exploration (read: impassioned rant) on that topic.
So back to today’s lunch. On the counter in the office, the oatmeal was first carefully measured, water was added, and then the oatmeal was microwaved. Next, whey, Equal, and peanut butter were added.
Finally, the mixture was stirred vigorously and the masterpiece had been created!
It was then time for the master chef to dine elegantly on his creation.
Before I leave you for today, I must correct a grievous mistake I made in yesterday’s post. Chris informed me, after reading my post, that he is not switching his squatting routine from 5 x 5 to 5 x 10 but rather from 5 x 5 to 10 x 5. I deeply apologize for any inconvenience this error may have caused and I will strive for the highest level of accuracy in all future blog posts.