Thursday, August 30, 2007

Its fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A!!!!

Sadly....the YMCA i go to has to be closed down because i broke all their machines!!!! NOT!!!!
Well, its closed because of their annual maintenance thus i am unable to eat too much these week. I know i am going to go east and west if i don't behave. Sigh!!! I know i don't look it but i really miss working out at the YMCA.....its about 2 miles from my home and its got a pool whereby i can almost always get a lane to myself. Well, unless there are hippos frolicking in there....anyway, one a positive note, my mobo is back in my hands this evening and hopefully by tomorrow, i will get my life back and create a robot or two!!!! Whoo Hooo!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

This is Animoto, Seattle Visitors Part Deux

Found this link from G4 TV. Pretty much upload your pics, pick your songs and let them render it. I didn't really have much pics to play with or able to select my own songs. So try it out, i am sure you'll enjoy seeing the results!! :)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Cherry Stone Clams

Went to the asian grocery during my lunch break and saw some wonderfully sized cherry stone clams. The last time i saw them, i did not buy them, so this time i decided to just go ahead and try them out and see. Let me intro them to you(top to bottom), say hi to Nikki, LoLo, Candi and Mercedez. Funny how asians names sound so westernized these days!!! Kekekekekeke!!! Let me tell you, these ladies are voluptuous,wet and juicy. Just in case you can't tell how big they are, just go see the next picture. I know, i know, i should stop making sex objects out of my food!!! :p you is showing you how big they are. These are possible the biggest hooke.....i mean.....clams i have ever seen in my life. They cost about $2.39 for a pound. I bought 4 of them and they weigh around 2 lbs.

So anyway, to prepare them, i cut some garlic, shallots and green onions. Blended some Ritz crackers. In a pan, melt some butter, put in garlic and shallots....saute them for a bit, then add the green onions. After the aroma comes out, add the crumbled ritz crackers to make like a paste. Take off the fire and put it aside.

Next, open up the clams. I cheat....i use a hammer and crack them open a little. Just put some of the paste that was made and smear them over them clams. Pre-heat over for 425 degrees, and put Nikki,, LoLo, Candi and Mercedez into the sauna for 10 mins.....and the end result is this....

I had a great time with these hooke...i mean ladies......unfortunately for them, i was more satisfied than them. Maybe go get more tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Toys again.....

After many moons.......i finally decided to break down and get me one of these. I got a 20% off coupon, so the urge to get one was pretty high. These things never go on sale like that so i though, oh what the heck, no wife to ask permission for such things and no children to feed milk to, so i might as well take care of myself. Here is my new toy. Lego Mindstorm NXT.
This thing is still cheaper than photography and in the process, i'll get to learn about robotics.
Not sure if i am creative enough to build great robots....but i have a robot dino in mind. But for now, here is the box.

Below is what they call the brick. Its the brain of the whole system. I am dying to try the thing out.

Unfortunately with my PC out of commission, i am unable to do much with it now. Sigh..hopefully i am able to get my mobo back next week. So in the meantime, it has to sit there and collect dust a little.

Friday, August 10, 2007

If it ain't broken....don't fix it!!!

Cleber...cleber go and flash my computer think i know, koyaked!!!!
Now have to send the motherboard back to the manufacturer for a replacement.
Sigh!!! So no regular updates from the comfort of a desktop.
So no shiok!!! :(

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Just mooning around!!!

Was on my way to work around 5.15am a few days ago and lo and behold, saw a full moon. I quicky rush back into the house and grab my camera and took a picture of the moon. Its unfortunate that i don't have time to play around with the settings to get a better picture. Actually i miss and opportunity a day ago when the moon was looking much larger than this one. i have to really keep a close eye on moon times.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

You know that you've been gone too long.....

when you renew your passport and get this stamped onto it.

What's interesting is that they renewed it just by extending the length of the duration on the passport. I had first thought they said that i needed to go back first, get my ID card then they will renew it. Then i was pleasantly surprised that they stamp an extension on the passport.On the whole, it took about 2 weeks for them to get it done, in which i am very happy about it.Its probably one of the most pleasant surprises of this year.