April 22nd, 2003



weather: kinda sunny
outside: 12°C
mood: happy
We tried the Jumbalaya recipe that came with the slow cooker yesterday. That was fantastic too, we'll be fooding on leftovers tonight. =)

I really need to make double what the recipe calls for next time. It was probably written for a 3 quart pot. The ingredients reduced quite a bit and since it cooks from the side instead of the bottom, our 6 quart pot got this burnt ring of tomato gunk all around the side. =P

I substituted jumbo tiger prawns for shrimp, 6 pieces for $11 ($5.50/100g). That was most expensive thing in there. But I went with tiger prawns because digging prawn shit out of the six buggers was better than digging intestine out of the backsides of a zillion little ones the size of maggots. All the same, I think I'll be looking for other seafood or something less expensive next time.

Next time, I'd also like to add an Italian or German sausage of some kind. I just forgot about that when I went ingredient gathering Monday morning.

Yay for sane eating! =D

[Update - 1553h]

BTW, if anyone would like the recipe, I'd be happy to send it to you. It's not like it's a big secret or anything, everyone who has a Rival pot will have it. It's just that posting recipes is still a little too domestic and wifey for my comfort right now.

Just the fact that I'm talking about cooking has me a bit taken aback. =O


CBC Radio 2

weather: a bit cloudy
outside: 12°C
mood: happy
music: Ben Heppner - Die Frau ohne Schatten (Strauss)
I've cleaned out my MP3s at work. I'm running out of drive space =P My MP3s don't make a dent, but if I'm going to demonstrate a need for a bigger harddrive, I better not have a huge pile of my own stuff on it. Instead, I'm now streaming CBC Radio 2.

I catch the tail end of Music & Company on the way to work. I get Take Five midday. Then Music For A While and In Performance in the evening.

The Music For A While host, Danielle Charbonneau has a great radio voice and that kind of lovely French accent that sounds really beautiful speaking English (it's 60% French; 20% British English; 20% other European languages, there are times that I swear there's some Greek and/or German in it). I don't like all French accents. Jean Cretien gets annoying at length, for example (even though he's so poo-poo-ler), but I love listening to Danielle.

The point of all this was, I kept getting these really weird phase shift experiences these last two days listening online during the day, then getting in my car in the evening and hearing exactly the same thing.

I have to remember that the live stream is on Eastern time, it's 3 hours ahead. =)



weather: a bit cloudy
outside: 12°C
mood: excited
music: Placido Domingo - Otello, Gia Nella Notte Densa (Verdi)


Dayum. We's good. I remember when we used to be "The Vancouver Cannots".

[Update - 2210h]

Going to Round 2!!! WOOOOOOO!!!! =D