Friday, April 18, 2008

Names Project

I want to put together a page full of my family and friends each saying their own name. Naturally, as I haven't told anyone about this, I'll start with my own.
Jack Turner(ジャック・ターナー)

If you email me a sound file of your name, I'll add it to the list. Better yet, if you post your sound file on the internet, I'll link to it, but email is fine.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Yum. Lunch

I'm not going to blog my lunches all the time. This is just an example of what kinds of things I might eat on a school day when I haven't planned ahead very well.

Here are a couple of my fantastic lunches. Each of these containers has its own lid and stacks into a thermal container. The container isn't quite waterproof, but it goes into a zippered nylon canvas bag with a fork and a spoon and chopstics and a napkin, so it all works out pretty well.

The first picture has brown shortgrain rice w/ spaghetti sauce and tuna, cottage cheese and strawberries, red beans, and strawberrys and papaya.

The second picture is today's lunch. It has spaghetti, strawberries and apple, strawberry banana yogurt and plums, and more stawberries and apples.

I love my bento. I would never have such great lunches if I were still using a regular tupperware.
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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tamara's Views

Look at what an awesome apartment this is. The first picture is a view of the area in front her apartment. Notice the grill in the center. We grilled salmon in it today. It turned out pretty well. There is shade here all day. On the other side of the grill, there is a double sidewalk that is supposed to make it easy to back a moving truck up closer to the apartment. Actually, backing the moving truck up the sidewalk was not easy, but I managed it and we were happy.
The next picture was taken from the trail in the back of her apartment. It's so nice to go out the back door onto the balcony and feel the fresh breeze blowing from the mountains there, and just enjoy the perfect Phoenix weather. Also, you can't really see it in the picture, but there's a very nice trail that leads right up into the mountains there. We hiked all over the trails today after General Conference. The yellow flowers in the foreground are probably creosote trees. There is also brittle bush.
The last picture is a view of Tamara's apartment from the direction of the mountains. I wasn't actually in the mountains when I took that picture; I was much closer. There's a red patch of eucalyptus leaves in the tree to the left. That tree actually doesn't usually have red leaves, but the sun was setting and made them look redder than normal. The woman in the blue shirt is Tamara. She's smiling because she's happy that I'm taking pictures for her. She's probably thinking about how much fun it will be to blog these pictures when we're done.