general adventures in craftiness

Monday, March 26, 2001

It's snowing in NYC. It was so gorgeous yesterday.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

USDA seizes possibly diseased sheep in Vermont

Last weekend Peter caught the first springer of the season and started off the MeatFest with a bang. Fresh grilled salmon is so amazingly tasty. Beef, on the other hand, is another matter entirely. This entire mad cow disease/ foot and mouth scare has made me rethink eating all meat. I don't know if that last statement was serious or not. I do not eat beef and haven't for a long time. Sometimes I will sample some exotic game, but NO beef. All of this hype has made me see what a gluttonous society we have. Bigger, better, more. It's depressing. Further evidence is provided with Eric Schlosser's book Fast Food Nation. Haven't read it yet, only excerpts. Very interesting.

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

I have never heard of this Chinese martial arts style, and I'm even Chinese!

Heading to NY in four days. My first real vacation in over a year. I am very excited. It will be great to hang out with Rich. Will be checking out the Talent Family's production of The Book of Liz. Hope Sean and Todd can switch their tickets.

Who will take home an Oscar? Roger Ebert thinks he knows...

Thursday, March 15, 2001

A little bit of Beverly Hills in the Indy Racing League.

Tuesday, March 13, 2001

I am still recovering from a weekend of wonderful dining! Bart and I had two spectacular dinners. On Saturday night we had a menu that included Chinook springer salmon that was grilled with a dry rub of curry, coriander, and chili powder. That was accompanied by some parmesan couscous, and a medley of roasted vegetables, including baby carrots, baby squash, and baby potatoes. Sunday night we had another fantastic meal that consisted of fish tacos with grilled tombo tuna, a nice salad of red leaf lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, and tomatoes with a basic vinaigrette, and a delicious mango and avocado salad with lime juice. There is almost nothing more satisfying than a good meal and someone to share it with!

Friday, March 09, 2001

Aside from a laptop, I hate to carry around any technology that isn't small enough to be put in a pocket inconspicuously. I don't have a Pilot or Visor. I don't carry my cell phone around. However, this paper phone could easily fit into a wallet and not take up much room at all!

Oops! Every teacher's worst nightmare.

Wednesday, March 07, 2001

I was watching the Blazers vs. Grizzlies game on cable last night and was glad to catch the halftime gig where they were retired Clyde Drexler's jersey, number 22. I must admit I was genuinely touched by the proceedings. I got teary and felt as overwhelmed as Clyde as I heard the crowd's cheers. Clyde is the epitome of a professional athlete: classy, respectful, hard-working, and grateful. He is an amazing person. There have been rumors that he could come back to town and work for Blazers management. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Tuesday, March 06, 2001

First Netdrive goes kaput, then Driveway skids. All that's left is Xdrive!

Do you think Temptation Island was a scam like I did? You decide after reading this article with producer Dave Rupel.

Thursday, March 01, 2001

I am really diggin' my Blogger stickers. I just wish more had been in the envelope!

I am waiting to teach a class that begins in 10 minutes. No one is here yet. And it's 4:20 p.m. Only eight people have signed up for the class, but I am betting that only half show up. Classes have had dismal attendance this term. Teachers are just so busy and overwhelmed with all that they are now required to do. They rarely see technology as a priority. That depresses me.

Aftershock Forces of nature simply amaze me.