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If I had a Hall Pass…..

I never know why it takes me so long to update this blog, I’d like to say that I’m so super busy doing amazing things all day long, but in reality, I really have no idea what takes all my time away!  The days seems to whiz by and I’m left at the end of the day, wishing for more hours to get things done.  Most of the time is spent at the gym, training, and the rest seems to be at the beach…I know, sucks to be me!

As I type this, I have every intention to update everything that hasn’t been updated, that’s at least three posts with one recipe included; but I know something will distract me *ooh sunshine* and I’ll stop, and then realize as I’m about to crawl into bed that I left it unfinished.  Oi.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed that I get through this now…I have a massive mug of coffee to fuel me, and I have an hour before I have to get in another cardio session, here goes nothing!

The week of July 19th (I told you I was behind!) brought the magnificent Tall Ships Festival to Halifax; stunning!  I headed downtown with some friends and ooh’d and aah’d with the rest of them, there were some pretty spectacular vessels there on the particular day we attended, but there was even something BETTER and more spectacular to ogle as we wandered further along the boardwalk.  Now, I’ve managed to meet some pretty great people in Nova Scotia since I’ve moved here, but I had no idea I’d find me, in another person’s body….as dirty as that just came out, I didn’t mean it like that.  Get your mind outta the gutter!!  Her name is Kim and you can find her here.
It’s quite comical actually, we like all of the same things, we’re giant massive foodies and we both can’t get enough of the food network…I actually think we’ve finished eachother’s sentences a couple of times…it’s really quite sick.  Anyway! We were walking along and we stumbled upon the “Taste of Nova Scotia” tent, *Squee! Food!*  There was a section with a bunch of tables and chairs, and there was this man on stage, walking back and fourth, explaining a dish of someso- WAIT!  Could it be?  I clutched Kim’s arm in excitement…

KIM!  Is that…..is that…

CHUCK HUGHES!

Commence dying happy.

I’m telling you ladies and gentlemen..this man is magic. Pure effing magic.  We had the chance to get an autograph as well…there I am, meeting one of my all time favourite Food Network Stars and I can’t even form a damn sentence.  It came out in disgusting girlish giggles, blushes, and a whole hell of a lot of gibberish.  Sigh.

Mr. Chuck, if you ever see this…I’m sorry.