Month: July 2008

Quote of the Day 2008-7-26

That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose …

Gym Cliques During the Day

I’ve noticed that certain people go to the gym at specific times of the day and I wanted to discuss that today. Here are the crowds that I’ve noticed and some comments on them: –Morning, pre-lunch crowd – this is reserved for weaker guys and fat women who hit the gym at off hours because …

Family Dinner 2008-7-20

This was by far the toughest and longest Family Dinner that I’ve ever prepared. It was a lot of dishes and a lot of trouble, but I was determined to make it good because the mystery guest was Sophia, a small deity in taekwondo. The cooking started two days early so I could start curing …

Family Dinner Recipes: Globalization theme

This is my super-fusion meal, featuring dishes and contributions from as many major parts of the world as I could get. It has Indian and Latin American influence for the main dish, a Roman-Vietnamese spring roll, a Mediterranean-American hummus, an all-Asian salad, a Japanese-French appetizer, and a Middle Eastern (one of my favorites) dessert. Most …

Family Dinner 2008-7-13

We had a very successful Family Dinner on Sunday, which made me especially happy because I wanted to make it a special thing. I already had most of the ingredients so it wasn’t too bad there either, and in fact this was one of the cheapest Family Dinners in cost. As far as the cooking, …