Monthly Archive: May 2008

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“It’s just not a Caesar without croutons”

Dave and I eat spinach salads 2 nights out of every 3. Even though we make a different kind of spinach salad each time (pears and feta, tomatoes and cucumbers, mandarin oranges and cranberries), we are sick of spinach. When we go out to a restaurant to eat, we always order Caesar. So we decided to make a Caesar salad Saturday night. Romaine lettuce. Check. Parmesan cheese. Check. Caesar dressing. Check. Croutons. Oh oh. Dave whimpers, “It’s just not a Caesar without croutons.” So Dave, the Google whore that he is, instructs me on how to make croutons. Stale bread,...

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Demon Be Gone!

This weekend was the 26th annual Wildflower Triathlon festival at Lake San Antonio, CA. Wildflower has three different events – a long course (Half Ironman distance), an Olympic distance, and a mountain bike Sprint race. I’ve done various events at Wildflower 6 different years. I attempted the long course distance in 2000, but failed to finish. I made it halfway through the run before falling apart from dehydration. Therefore, I had a pretty bad attitude about Wildflower. Dave (my coach) encouraged me to compete and get over my mental “demon.” It was also to be a confidence booster for my...

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Kevin Earns His Wings

We took a trip to Pennsylvania this past weekend to see Dave’s family. We got up at 4am on Thursday morning to head to the San Jose airport. We had a two hour layover in Los Angeles, then a 5.5 hour flight to Philadelphia. Then we drove for nearly 2 hours to get to Lebanon, PA (which is near Hershey). It was a long, long day. I think we all earned our wings that day, but Kevin is the only one that got an actual United Airlines pin. Kevin did okay on the trip. He’s a big sleeper, and he...