It's been a busy few months and the holidays seem like their going to get busier. That and taking pictures in the dark evenings gets a bit tougher than doing it in the summer. I hope to start writing again in the New Year...until then. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
August 18 | Comments (2)
My wife is feeling a little under the weather and that got me thinking about the things we eat when we're sick. She likes Tomato soup, so that's what we had last night. I'm more traditional when I get sick, here's a few things I like:
1. Soup. Preferably chicken noodle, or if you really want to kill that cold Tom Yum Gai. Apparently Drs. B. Rennard, Ertl, Gossman, Robbins and S. I. Rennard. have proved that chicken soup does indeed make you better. They've even listed out store brands to help you choose the most effective remedy.
In order of effectivness:
Knorr's Chicken Flavor Chicken Noodle
Campbell's Home Cookin' Chicken Vegetable
Campbell's Healthy Request Chicken Noodle
Lipton's Cup-o-soup, Chicken Noodle
Progresso Chicken Noodle.
2. Honey. Take a spoon full when you've got a sore throat or a cough. Mix it with some hot water and some lemon juice as a decongestant. It's natural, tasty and it works.
3. Flat ginger ale. If you're praying to the porceline god, nothing helps calm the stomach quite like flat ginger ale. Maybe it's the ginger, or maybe it's just because it's the only thing that will stay down. Either way, it'll give you back some of the salts you've lost by heaving into the bowl.
4. The B.R.A.T diet. Bananas, Rice, Apples, Toast. All easy on the stomach.
5. Orange juice. This one's only for colds and better for prevention rather than a cure. The vitamin C keeps the nasties at bay, and the cold liquid is soothing.
6. Whiskey. 1 shot. Sleep. Repeat.
BTW. If you've got man flu, there's absolutely nothing you can do to make it better as we all know that it's the worst type of cold to get.
July 21 | Comments (1)
I've just moved home and my internet connection hasn't been set up yet...so you'll have to wait until Monday for more yummy recipes.
After much umming and awwing, and serveral resurections, i've decided to focus on what I enjoy most...and that's food. Much of my life revolves around when I can eat, what I can eat, where I can eat and what interesting new things I can try. I'm making my belated New Years resolution and I'm going to give this blogging thing one last kick at the can, and write about the one thing i'm really pationate about. Over the next few months, you'll see some changes to the look of the blog as I switch the focus to food...I'm quite excited.
January 4 | Comments (0)
My wife and I spent New Years Eve on a sleeper train running from Shanghai to Beijing, didn't hear a single firework and had none of the pressure to find the right party. Might just become a tradition. We travelled from Beijing to Xian, Xian to Shanghai and Shanghai back to Beijing in 12 days.
China is amazing. Stubornly holding on to their communist past in some areas, whilst pushing forward at break neck pace in others. I would have liked to have longer to explore, but i'm glad to be back.
I'm only now just getting through the mountain of email and trying to access the vast amount of work already piling up for the upcoming month. Can't wait!
Happy New Year all!
December 14 | Comments (0)
On June 15, 1957, a new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, OK. The time capsule was part of Golden Jubilee Week: Tulsa‘s celebration of Oklahoma‘s semi-centennial. The car is buried under the sidewalk in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse, approximately 100 feet north of the intersection of Sixth Street and Denver Avenue.
In Hinton, Alberta, Canada, behind 141 Reimer Drive, next to a large rock is buried the time capsule of the Folkmann brothers. The time capsule included such glorious items as a McDonalds chicken McNuggets box and various other plastic toys. I'd love to go back someday and dig it up.
December 14 | Comments (0)
I've been away for the past 2 days in NY on business. What a fantastic city. I wish I knew it better than I do. The quick turn around has completely screwed up my internal clock.
December 7 | Comments (1)
I have just had the worst customer experience of my life. I ordered a new PC from Mesh Computers and arranged for it to be delivered on Friday evening. Expecting that they would show up after 6 I arrived home a few minutes before only to find that they had already been there and left a card in the door. The card said that they were there at 6pm and clearly they were not! So, all I had to do is wait for my delivery on Monday as they told me it would arrive the next business day. Monday passed, Tuesday passed and still nothing.
After repeated calls to the depot and many hours on hold, the less than friendly lady let me know that they had attempted delivery in the morning on Tuesday but I wasn't there. (I asked her what happend to Monday, and didn't get a satisfactory response.) Since I had paid for evening delivery, I wrongly assumed that they would deliver... in the evening. Today, I've had to travel to their depot, pick it up and pay for a taxi to take me home. All in all i'm out £60, really pissed off with Amtrak, but at least I have my new PC.
Why is it that delivery companies only want to deliver during normal office hours? Don't they realise that everyone else has to work as well. A evening only delivery company would probably make a killing.
I reserve the word hate for a select few. Amtrak I hate you, may your collective genitals be infested with the fleas of 10000 camels.