I ended up at Starbucks this week for a steamed apple juice. These things are amazing, but I’m not sure if anyone else realizes how good they are. First off, they’re on the kids menu. I’m guessing a lot of adults don’t drink them. Secondly, the baristas are always trying to tell me I want the apple cider instead. Nope, I just want the hot apple juice, no syrups or whipped cream.
I finished my second book of 2015; Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (affiliate link). When I first started it I was surprised that the topic was a bit different than I was expecting. The first chapter discussed hockey, so even though it wasn’t quite what I had in mind, I continued to read and a few chapters in I was hooked. It ended up being kind of fascinating to see how certain groups of people who were really, really good at what they do had in common. A significant chunk of professional hockey players are born in the first couple months of every year (January to April). The best computer programmers when personal computers were just starting to become a thing in the 70’s and 80’s were born within a few years of each other. All in all I’m glad I read it, it turned out to be pretty interesting.
Tuesday night I attended another WordPress Meetup. I always leave having learned so much and end up making tweaks to my blog based on the talk that happens. If you use WordPress and want to learn more, I’d definitely recommend checking it out if you’re in Calgary. You can check out the details and RSVP for the next meetup here.
I made some pretty delicious apple raisin muffins this week as well. They’re made with all whole wheat flour and sweetened with pure maple syrup, so they’re relatively healthy as well. Because they’re not too sweet they’re perfect for breakfast. Expect a post about them in the next couple weeks, but in the mean time you can check out the recipe here from Cassie at Back to her Roots.
Leave me a comment with a highlight from your week or your favourite cold weather Starbucks drink.
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