Last weekend, I went out for dinner with Mindful Merchant. It was a nice evening, well except for the fact that the restaurant I picked-Atomic Rooster– had a band, so we ended up shouting at each other over our meals. Plus, it was packed, so naturally it was super hot. Thankfully, our waitress turned on the AC. It was a nice restaurant, the food was o.k. and our waitress was very attentive, but I think next time, I will take better care to make sure that there isn’t a band playing. I like music, but it’s not very conducive to getting to know someone.
Ottawa is doing much better in the restaurant department than it used to, but it still can be a challenge to find a place that serves great food but isn’t super expensive.
What are some of your favorite spots?
In other news, I went to a podiatrist for the first time. I’ve been experiencing sharp pains in my right knee and yesterday my right hip muscles decided to freak out for some reason while I was walking to my office. After waiting a few minutes to fill in a form, I was shown to a waiting room and in no time at all, the doc showed up. I removed my socks and shoes, he looked at my feet and exclaimed: “Those are some flat feet!”
Tell me something I don’t know.
He explained that my right foot has completely “collapsed” and my left foot will too soon. That is why I’ve been getting such bad knee pain. Then he guided my feet into these boxes filled with foam and $500 later, I got a receipt for some inserts and a promise that they should be arriving soon.
In addition to my duck-like feet, I also have crap posture, which I doubt is helping things. But it is really difficult standing perfectly erect for eight hours at a desk and one hour commuting back and forth. It just feels so unnatural.
How about you? Do you have trouble maintaining perfect posture at your job?