Sunday, July 25, 2004

KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS...

Caitline, my cousin's daughter, is four years old. While looking at pictures from another cousin's wedding in Vancouver at the beginning of July, she pointed to a picture of me with a wine glass in my hand. I was kinda shocked, I don't remember taking pictures that night. But I disgress... I was apparently toasting the camera. Caitline points to the picture and looks at me, "You were saying 'Cheers!' a lot that night." She mocks raises a glass, "Cheers!"

Yes, I was, Caitline. Thanks for reminding me...

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

TEXAS EMBRACES YOU!

Texas doesn't deserve the reputation it gets, particularly about being behind the times. For a state unabashedly rooted in a history of racism and discrimination, Texas has moved to embrace diversity and tolerance. Take... Hmmm... Well... Okay, well, take for example, a July 2004 decision by the Jefferson County to change the name of a street some of its citizens find offensive - Jap Road.

Originally named in honor of a Japanese rice farmer, Jap Road stretched for a little over four miles for over 99 years. That was until the Jefferson County Commissioners Court voted 4-1 on July 19, 2004 to rename the road. Some Texans, however, were upset to see such a rich part of Texas' history die.

"There is nothing racial about it," insisted Jimmy Norton, white guy/redneck.

You gotta love Jimmy Norton. Jimmy, here's to you and to Texas. Cheers!

Monday, July 12, 2004

I'M CONFUSED...

I dig Altoid's Tangerine Sours and recently bought 3 containers of them. They are really great tasting mints. I notice that they don't have calorie information, but... The other day, when I offered a friend a mint, she informed me that they were not mints. Not mints? You've been eating candy she says. What? I'm eating candy?!? But I don't like candy!

Are they mints? Are they not mints? I don't really like Altoid's Tangerine Sours...

Saturday, July 03, 2004

WINS OF THE WEEK

• Maria Sharapova, 17, demolished Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4 to win Wimbledon! in a stunning display of shot-making, intensity and fearlessness. Sharapova, in only her seventh Grand Slam appearance, becomes the third-youngest Grand Slam champion in Open era and will grace the cover of the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated, marking the first in two years a tennis player will grace SI's cover.

• My stomach, 29, devoured generous and tasty helpings of sushi at Vancouver's Sushi Garden! He had soft-shell crab rolls, rainbow rolls and lots of sashimi. At the Sushi Garden, for $8.95 you get 8 California rolls, 8 Alaskan rolls and 4 pieces of sashimi. It's like $7 U.S. What a bargain! My stomach was so happy.

Maria Sharapova