Tuesday, April 24, 2007

6 Weird Things

Well Rosie has tagged me, so I'll try and answer with something interesting. The idea is to post 6 weird things about yourself, and tag 5 other people and let them know they've been tagged. I don't know anyone else who reads this site regularly except for Rosie and CountryGarbo, so that makes the second rule difficult. So if anyone else reads this, I hope you play this as well, and let me know where your answers are.

1) People think I'm taller than I actually am (I'm 5')

2) I love reading murder mysteries, but I can't watch movies based on the books.

3) I am the most passive aggressive person you'll ever meet.

4) I am learning tai chi, which is supposed to teach me balance, but I can't even walk without tripping.

5) Taking after our mother, I hardly have any body hair at all. (makes it easier in terms of personal hygiene).

6) I can sleep practically anytime, anywhere. How else can you explain my falling asleep on the train ride in from the airport in Rome?

Caffeine Extravaganza

We finally got out to the farm to get our eggs. Picked up 8 dozen for $20. Mind you, we only kept half of that, and I've used more than a dozen already. One of the things I really wanted to make were Black Gold Cookies, they sounded very decadent and I had to see for myself if the reviews were true. They were definitely decadent, even without the espresso powder, and with more flour than the recipe called for. I think where I made my mistake was measuring out the chocolate rather than weighing it.

DH and his best friend had 3-4 cookies apiece after dinner on Sunday night, and then they wondered why they couldn't sleep that night. Just goes to show that you shouldn't get greedy.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Just a happy thing to share

Since we're having a dreary wet Monday, I thought I'd share a link that will take you to a more pleasant realm.

Gourmet foods

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Another one bites the dust

Friday the 13th wasn't a bad day for me, I was just happy it was Friday. It was also a hockey night in Vancouver, which meant alot of cars everywhere. It didn't help that it was rainy out as well, so more people were driving for that reason too. Hubby picked me up and we went to Accent's for dinner. I behaved myself, and just had the prawn and scallop tornao over seafood risotto and leek tempura for dinner. DH went for the full deal, starting with the chicken bliny crepes with wild mushroom sauce, panko prawns over grilled romaine(?) with goat's cheese and a triple chocolate cake for dessert.

The game we went to was good, the Giants wrapped up the second series 4 games to 1. Meanwhile, at the other end of town, the Canucks lost to Minnesota. And people paid how much to see them lose?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Tartans, tartans everywhere

We went with a friend to Doolin's Irish pub for Tartan Night. Since our friend was in a kilt, DH got a free Guiness. Not bad for just having a guy show up in a skirt. Lots of men there in kilts, including the guy who runs the Gung Haggis Fat Choy, a mix of Chinese New Year and Robbie Burns Day.
Food there was good, and the fashion show of kilts was interesting. I guess the night would've been perfect for most people if the Canucks had actually won.