Here is the succulent, which we named Sunni, that I bought Tressa. He's growing - about two inches now and was transplanted.
as everyone who watched live, like me ; ) (free ticket from work), or on tv knows, this was a tough loss for rider fans to take. montreal alouettes beat the saskatchewan roughriders 28-27 in 97th grey cup. up by two touchdowns and two-two point converts with less than a quarter to play, the roughriders let victory slip away. lack of first downs when it mattered and a very costly last play flag. as rider fans we are not used to being ahead...comebacks are easier to take from the other perspective
and then the alouette fans came out of the woodworks! was a sombre scene in downtown calgary after the game - nothing like the explosive party it might have been...
tressa and i lucked out on our hotel - a fairly independent, brand new one - acclaim hotel - by the airport with rooftop hot tubs for only $130 night. i recommend it
we were very tired from driving, but managed to miss most of the blizzard that apparently took place (but not the overly cautious drivers who were causing some problems). and we saw a bad crash aftermath in a really foggy stretch.
While at Indigo's the other day, I saw a calendar by a Canadian artist, Rob Gonsalves. To me it looked like a mixture of the surrealism of Salvador Dali (my favorite artist) and optical illusions of M.C. Escher.
Apparently, the official genre is called magic realism, a term i had not previously heard of. The image above is called 'ladies lake'. As with many of his works, it uses a kind of fractalisation where a repeated subimage motif is used to define an outer image and fades out as it gets smaller.
congratulations saskatchewan roughriders! beating the calgary stampeders 27-17 in today's cfl western final.
it was an impressive win with my favorite play being the handoff to jason armstead, who then threw a long completion to rob bagg
saskatchewan will play montreal in the grey cup in calgary and have their work cut out. montreal has looked very good this season and anthony calvillo and ben cahoon always give them trouble. with cahoon only having a couple receptions in the blowout win for them this week, I would watch for him to explode at the grey cup.
however, if anyone can beat montreal this season it is the riders. with the game being in calgary, they are sure to get great fan support.
Yesterday I cooked shrimp pad thai from scratch for Tressa. And it actually turned out quite well! This was encouraging for very future attempts. It was spicy to me (but tolerable) and a good spice level for Tressa (who has a higher tolerance).
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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny..."Isaac Asimov
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TV On The Radio - Will Do ()
Really good song off of TV on the Radio's new album Nine Types of Light. I love the lyrics
...Your love makes a fool of you
You can't seem to understand
Our heart doesn't play by rules
And love has it's own demands
But I'll be there to take care of you
If ever you should decide
But you don't want to waste your life
In the middle of a lovesick lullaby
Anytime will do
Anytime will do...
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