Monday, October 09, 2006

Odds and Ends

About those moon cakes: It’s a good thing I snapped this photo of Ally taking her first bite of moon cake on Friday night because it was also her last. She decided that this was an acquired taste and showed no intention of acquiring it. Funny because we really talked it up, too, and she was really looking forward to it. But in the end, her sweet tooth was just too Americanized to consider lotus seed paste and egg yolk for dessert

Texas A&M 21, Kansas 18: Another ugly game I actually got to watch, thanks to the magic of DirecTV. The Aggies trailed throughout until the final minute when the scraped together an 80 yard drive capped by the winning touchdown. A&M has never lost to KU in Big 12 play but they came darn close in this one. The offense looked sloppy by committing penalties at the worst time and the special teams were awful, allowing a fake punt early in the game which resulted in KU’s first touchdown. The defense gave up some big plays but for the most part held the Jayhawks in check. Next week: 6-0 Missouri at Kyle Field.

Army Ten Miler: Sunday was a beautiful day for the race, sunny, cool and no mysterious packages under any bridges. I managed to crank out an 8:25/mile pace, a far cry from my 7:30/mile I could expect during my marathon training days, but still respectable. I didn’t have much time to linger at the finish because I had to dash home, shower and get ready for…

Cox Farms: The local FWCC chapter arranged an outing and we were supposed to meet up at 11:00, which meant a five minute shower for me before heading down to Centreville. Cox Farms is better than your average corn maze/hay ride/pumpkin place. There are plenty of things for kids to do, including slides, pony rides, face painting, etc. We met up with four other families from the area, with children ranging in age from one to five. It was good swapping stories of our trips, comparing notes and expressing angst over the current wait times. It was a very good time.


Blogger Patrick said...

About the mooncakes, we had the same experience last year. Not really a treat for our Western tastebuds. :-) But! There's hope! Try to find the 'Five kernel (五仁, wǔ rén)' version. It's actually quite tasty! So that will be our version from now on... You might try it next year. :)

Further, I like your weblog and have a peek almost daily. Keep doing the good work!

4:30 AM  
Blogger Ray said...


Thanks for the tip, I'll look for those next time.

Thanks for reading.

6:55 AM  

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