Monday, November 16, 2009

We lost the finals at Sunday Ultimate yesterday. We were down 7-3, then came back up 9-7, and then lost 16-12. We had two full lines and so Craig and I were only on the field half the time, and our other line wasn't that good. Craig and I got off to a slow start, but it's hard to get into the game when you're not on the field a lot. In the winter we're playing speed point and so we can stay on more.

This week's a yard waste (it stays bi-weekly this year) so I cleaned up the leaves around the yard on Saturday. It's much easier now that the backyard is mostly complete -- I just swept them up (this was part of the design). Filled up ten bags between the front and back. Also cut down the perennials in the front. I stored the bags on the front porch in case it rains. (I should have thought about that before.) This year has been one of the best for raking leaves -- it hasn't rained in a couple weeks, and the leaves are all light and dry.

I was planning to take my Mac into work today to backup my pics but I forgot. I was going to switch from iPhoto to Picasa, but my Mac is too old to run Picasa (it only runs on Intel Macs). So I'll just copy all my pics to Picasa to create backup, and then I'll upload all my future pics, and create new albums only in Picasa.

Well I should go start dinner.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The hard drive on my Mac has been making lots of funny noises lately. We were a bit worried because all our photos are on the Mac, and it's not backed up. I was going to buy an external drive, but then I read that Google sells storage really cheaply. I signed up for 20GB for $5 / year. So now we'll store all our photos in the cloud, using Picasa. Next step is to figure out an easy way to transfer from iPhoto to Picasa.

I have hockey tonight at 9:30pm, so I should get ready.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

We are more than full from a multi-course dinner:

1 bruchetta
2 carmelized onion / balsamic reduction / goat cheese on flatbread
3 stuffed mushroom caps with tomato cream cheese pesto
4 mini pitas with lobster mushrooms garlic shallots parsley and fennel fronds
5 ceviche scallop with fennel / carrot / leek
6 scallop with soya sauce / molasses
7 bacon-wrapped scallops
8 raw oysters in half shell
9 parsley / butter / fennel frond oysters
10 oysters with fennel / cream sauce


Buttercup squash soup with sour cream and chives
(Bonus course)Scallops with fennel / carrot / leek
Pecan crusted halibut with apple slaw / wilted garlic spinach and mango sweet potatoes
Homemade pumpkin ice cream with nutmeg and spiced rum, with apple strudel with almonds

Each paired with wine