..."I tell you," Jesus replied, " if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out". LK 19:44

Sunday, March 27, 2005


lately I have found that simple ingredients and few ingredients, tend to produce the best meals.
the taste seems to get cluttered otherwise.

last night I cooked gnocchi(last time I tried I failed miserably) and for the sauce.
fried garlic sausage with diced tomatoes. thats it. it may have needed a bit of salt. but it was very good otherwise.

when we were in Italy food there was simple, but excellent.
the best pizza had only only one choice, with or without cheese. and it was the best I have ever had.

cacciatore rabbit. Rabbit boiled in white wine. I can't even describe how good that was.

another night. I cooked ground beef with baslamic vinigar and a bit or garlicsalt and added diced tomatoes after. another great sauce.

beef chunks cooked the same but this time with onions and soya, sourcream added after.
excelent again.

chicken breast with Basil and oliveoil.

I think this is an example of less is more.

no only if I can apply that to all of the stuff I have.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Anonymous quotes

Alcohol and calculus don't mix. Never drink and derive. anon.

At the end of the game, the pawn and the king go back in the same box. anon

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss.

Egotist, n. Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation. anon.

It is not ignorance that is the problem, but the illusion of knowledge.anon.

In the nursery rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty' where does it say that he's an egg?. anon.

Knowledge has never been known to enter the head through an open mouth.anon.

Knowledge is power and power corrupts, so study and be evil.anon.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.anon.

No one's perfect; well there was this one guy, but we killed him, possibly because we felt threatened.anon

There are only 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't.anon.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

fun with RiceKrispies

while looking for a picture of my new watch, I found this site, sushi made with RK and gummies

another test

I am such a sucker for online tests.
well this one said.....

All hail the monstrous nerd. You are by far the SUPREME NERD GOD!!!

kinda flattering isn't it.

I am nerdier than 95% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Rodney CopperBottom

today in my RiceKrispies cerial I got a Rodney CopperBottom Watch.

Michelle needed some rice krispies for some craft thing,
(see her blog about it if she posts about it I think it will lead to a big mess, so she probably will)

and well we had to check if there was a Robot Rodney watch.
if you still don't get it I am a Robotics engineer. ( I have had to spell out the rodbot referance before to people. rod+ robot = rodbot. I guess only if you are good at math it makes sense.)

so I opened the box as soon as I got home.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Rods "axis of things he suspects that is Evil"

I am going to start of list of all things ( that are not commonly known about)
EVIL. or at least suspiciously evil. or unintentionally evil.

so far at Number 1. on the list.
SARAN WRAP!, this product was obviously designed with evil intentions.
what else can get you more fustrated than something soo little and simple
that sticks to itself better than packing tape.(oh I think I have found another for the list).

now in no particular order.. cause I haven't thought that far yet.

Packing tape/ tape guns. self explanatory.

Automated Answering systems: self explanatory.
especially the Voice Reconition ones like at telus. Why would you want to
Anger your customers before you get to talk with them. pure EVIL I tell you.

2 part foam. as per my recent XP with it. (and now considering it is on my chest,
no I am not going to it shave off this time)

tin foil. friend submitted.

sudden shift changes. friend submitted.

single ply toilet paper. enough said.

Low flow shower heads.

bathtub taps with no Flow control.
because someone thought they were a genius to
get rid of one tap " that way it will make it easier and simpler to use".

Political correctness. to a point.. I think this just developed into something evil.
But as some people say" the road to hell was paved with good intentions."
a little stark but you get the idea.

Minivan drivers. you can own and drive one. but to be an actual "Minivan Driver"
you must be:
  • unsure of the size of your vehicle,
  • unwilling to take Right turns on red.
  • and feel the need to drive well under the speed limit in all situations.
  • and prevent all others on the road, from driving the speed limit or making right turns on red.
  • generally be afraid of everything that is or could be on a road close to you.
you can find these "minvan drivers" mostly during Rush hour.
and yes minivan drivers like to tagteam with other minivan drivers on the road. to seeing if they can be the better minvan driver out of the group.

Alarm clocks... at least the loud annoying ones.

The Idea lots of people have that "When your cell phone has poor reception, all you need to do talk louder". the person that first thought that needs to get beaten daily
he will be the first one up against the wall when the revolution comes.
hmm I think I may have another list coming.

SPAM: or stupid forwards. you know the ones. You will have good luck from God if you forward this message to all your friends. or 5 friends for a small miracle or 10 for a larger one.
bill gates has an email tracking program. All you have to do is forward this email. and a little girl gets 10bucks towards her cancer treatment. the list goes on...
. or please fill out this form and send it back if you were a real friend you would.... headgame blackmail.... ALL EVIL!!!!
I refuse to reforward.

well I am tired and am going to try to get the Foam off of my body parts....
this time without a razor.

can anyone else think of simple things that you think may be evil? just comment.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


years ago a friend said to me

look back at your Life(or childhood) ask yourself, one simple question.

"Why am I not dead yet?"

my knee

it hasn't been a good week. yesterday I had a bad xp shaving part of my arm.

today I fell. landed on my knee sideways. ouch.
it hurt mostly when I try to use it, using my leg muscles.
if I move it with my hands it doesn't hurt too much.

what is it with us guys that will not go to the doctor unless they are close to dieing.
I mean like I got the shingles once. and I only went to the doctor after a few weeks,
and I couldn't walk anymore. the Doctor Laughed
and said he had never seen anyone wait that that long for meds.
nor shingles that big.(from me waiting so long).
I just thought they were strange pimples on my legs.

Just like now, I think my knee will get better tomorrow.
if I still can't bend it tomorrow, maybe I will go to the doctor.

or maybe it will be better thursday.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Razor burn

I got some foam on my arm at work. it was hard to pick off.
even with rigorous scratching.

so I had a bright idea.
you know that special kind of idea, that burns bright enough that the lightbulb above your
head, blinds you of the obvious .
so I tried to shave it.
it worked.

but apparently you can get second degree burns from a razor. I hate blisters.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

hey do you have a family history in BC,

then head to the bcarchives gov website.

I found 10 things searching for Mclatchy. (and 3 were from mission)

if you are just searching for yourself and not for profit. then you just submit a regitration form.
Then it is FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We bought "super miracle bubbles" from superstore.
one litre of miracle goodness, all for 2.99

well they are just regular bubbles. :(

but Payton thinks they are amazing. :)

side note
I remember those sticks w/ ropes you could buy
add some dish soap and you could have 10 - 30 foot bubbles
I haven't seen them in a long time

Saturday, March 05, 2005


I enjoy coding/programming. Yes I am a geek.
I know tons of different languages of code. but only one spoken language.
I would love to speak something else. Italian spanish greek chinese latin, something.

I have tried to learn some sign language for Payton. just keywords up, milk, bath , all done, more.
I tried to learn Italian, for when we went there on our honeymoon. all I could really understand is numbers and a few words, almost enough to haggle. and then most people spoke english there
and were excited to get the chance to practice english.(we got a free cappucino in Naples because of this).

at work there is only 4 people that don't speak more than one language. (3 from Mission ironically).

even my little sister is in french immersion. and she has started speaking french to Payton.
she says "someone has to teach her".

but then again I don't think I have the time to learn another language. I have other things to occupy my time with. I am not sure when I can even get to those.

So I guess on my "I Never" list would be
"I never learned a second language"

and I am ok with that.