18 February 2010

I'm hungry.

It's no secret: George and I love food. I'm pleased to see that some of our local favorites (specifically Canlis, Kevin Davis, Cafe Juanita, and Tom Douglas) have been nominated for James Beard Awards and have reached the semi-finals.

I can't wait to see who wins the final awards and to try out the unfamiliar places on the semi-final list. YUM.

17 February 2010

Olympic Fever

I should be prepping for tomorrow's classes, but - instead - my eyes will be fixed on the TV tonight. I already know that Lindsey Von is going to do her thing on one of my favorite trails at Whistler. And I can't wait to see what Shaun White pulls out of his snowboarding helmet.

I've loved the winter Olympics for most of my life, but I wasn't always such an alpine fan. Instead, back in the days of Nancy, Tonya, Kristi, and Oksana, I was absolutely obsessed with figure skating. I knew every skater and recorded VHS after VHS full of ice skating competitions. Occasionally, my mom would join me in watching the majestic routines, and she would usually comment on Dick Button's critical commentary. I was reminded of these fond memories when I ran across this story in my headlines. Nothing is quite as effective as the Olympics at bringing out critical commentators.

Ah, well. Looks like Louie Vito is about to shred the halfpipe...

07 February 2010

New Email Address

I've (finally) acquired a new gmail account to reflect my new name. If you did not receive my email with the new address but you would like to stay in touch, please send me an email at my old gmail or sadlier account, and I will send you the new address.

Thanks for your patience. :-)