Monday, March 30, 2009

Sad Social Commentary

Today, I caught this lemon trying to be a lime. How sad, I thought. Isn't he comfortable in his own skin? Why are we always trying to be something we're not? Does he honestly think life will somehow magically be better once he looks like a lime? I mean, on the inside he'll always be a lemon, and he should celebrate that! I just thought it was important to put this out there, and maybe try to raise awareness of this increasing problem. If I can save one fruit from a life of insecurity and self-loathing, it will have been worth it.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lost Technology

You should read the following in Andy Rooney's voice. Did you ever have a techno-gadget that you just plain forgot about? I got this Flip Video camera for Christmas two years ago, used it a few times and put it in a drawer and forgot about it. The other day I opened my "electronics pouch" looking for yet another forgotten techno-gadget, my Nike + iPod sensor, and I came across my long-forgotten Flip. What a nice surprise when I connected it to the mother of all my techno-gadgets, my 17" MacBook Pro, and found this video I took of the Barcelona marathon. It ran right past our hotel, and we watched it for a while. Kind of weird recording something as primitive as a footrace on one of my many techno-gadgets...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fish 'n Chips

Nothin' better than homemade fish and chips!

The Newest Members of Our Family

Forget about my beautiful niece Mercedes Sofia, here are the NEWEST members of our family. Meet Paulina and Eusebio (not pictured) Dwarf Gourami...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Hopped Up on Hibiscus

Our dog's drug of choice is the Hibiscus flower, or "reds" as she calls them. That damn Great Dane down the street gave her the first one for free and now she's hooked on the things. She says she can stop any time, but we know better. We're planning an intervention shortly, but I'm sorry to say I'm not really hopeful...

I Used to Love the Rain...

There was a time, not too long ago in fact, that the sound of a driving rain on the roof was a soothing and beautiful one to me. All that changed a couple of years ago when our basement flooded and we lost so many things; some, as a MasterCard commercial might say, priceless. This photo, for example. I came across it today as I was cleaning my desk...

Monday, March 2, 2009

My Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Loosely based on a Barefoot Contessa recipe, I made this delicious soup tonight.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Sad Day

I got a speeding ticket in La Grange and broke my favorite mixing bowl. I took out my frustrations by beating Mayor Tortimer over the head with my butterfly net.