Saturday, November 29, 2003

Among other things, I like to cook. Here is a recipe for chocolate shortbread cookies on the Second Cup web page. Tried these last week and they are delicious. I found the dough a little soft for using cookie cutters, but if you like chocolate, these are for you!
Chocolate Shortbread :)

Friday, November 21, 2003

Here are some amazing pictures of the Northern Lights from a photographer in Iceland. Check them out.
Iceland Worldwide - Northern Lights

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Take the hoax photo test. I scored 7/10, 6/10, 7/10, 7/10. Good blog of hoaxes, historic hoaxes etc. (go to the Hoax Photo Answers Page link at bottom to get to the next level, you will see a levels box at the top of the Photo Answers Page)
Hoax Photo Test: Level One

Friday, November 14, 2003

I Remember

Matt (Yoshio) Matsui
October 8, 1914 – November 11, 2003

I remember my Uncle Matt, with a “Matsui” smile.
I remember the wonders of the “bike shop”, treasures piled all around.
I remember my first shiny new bike, a CCM Mustang, assembled with love.
I remember hockey sticks and skates sharpened, just right.
I remember badminton, Stan Smith sneakers and Carlton racquets strung very tight.
I remember a summer working at “Grove Cycle” for my first “ten speed” a copper coloured Peugeot, that I rode everywhere I could.
I remember “Mochi Tsuki” that brought us all together every December, Uncle Matt with headband on, pounding the rice.
I remember as a teen-age boy, being beaten at badminton, by my Uncle Matt, forty years my senior, but crafty and gracious in victory.
I remember parking at the shop, my first year of University, coming back to a sandwich from Auntie, and words of encouragement from Uncle.
I remember my Uncle Matt, every time I see a bicycle, a skate being sharpened, a racquet being strung, I remember.
With Love, his nephew
Arthur Lloyd Matsui

Remember the days of long ago;
think about the generations past.
Ask your father and he will inform you.
Inquire of your elders, and they will tell you.
Deu 32:7

A fun site someone sent me a long time ago
Eric Conveys an Emotion: "Welcome to Eric Conveys an Emotion. Glad you could make it. The concept here is simple, this is a humor-oriented interactive website. You request an emotion (or reasonable facsimile), and I will try and act it out for you. The frame on the left shows the currently filled emotions. The list in the right frame shows requests that are waiting to be filled. Sure, so some of these may not be emotions per se, we're just having fun here. So what are you waiting for? "