WIR – Apr 30

While checking out, I noticed that the Holiday Inn had these great wall sculptures in their lobby.

 

OMG, I can’t keep a straight face. I let one rip in the Uber car & Mehdi is opening windows & spraying perfume. Arrived at Hotel Mercure Paris Sud Les Ulis Courtaboeuf. 

Room was ready in a few minutes, but it’s the dumpster room. 

Otherwise, it’s a nice room.

The quote translated: “There is no shame in preferring happiness”, Albert Camus. I worked on my presentation before going down to dinner, halibut, trumeric risotto & peas.

Tuesday team dinner was at La Criée. https://goo.gl/maps/4pkzcp9cyRr 

It’s been so hot in the hotel, so I sleep with the window open. I woke to a nice sunny view Wednesday morning.

The temperature was in the 30°s. It snowed in the early afternoon and there was a thunderstorm in the evening. I waited for the rain to stop and walked to the creperie, which was closed! I went nextdoor for a pizza, walked back, & called it a night. I slept decent. I had a dream that I had interviewed at Maxim & got the job. When I went into my current job, Kevin had the office next to me & he had my new boss on the phone. I met Jim for breakfast Thursday morning. We had an interesting discussion about life in Taiwan, his travels (mostly to Japan & Thailand), jobs, Microchip,… He doesn’t like going to China. He says Chinese people are rude & loud. The Uber ride to CDG took about an hour because there was still traffic. I worked on self assessment until dinner, then walked through the park to Aux Trois Gourmands. 

Submitted self assessment, packed, showered, & slept. Caught the 7:25am shuttle to Terminal 2 GARE at CDG. Check in & security went quickly.

I bought & mailed postcards & got gifts for us, the Moms, Dad & Linda. I splurged on La Mer, as it was cheaper @duty-free than in the States. I took a good dump @CDG before boarding. 

WeWe boarded buses and walked up the steps of the 787. Au revoir Paris!

2016 Rio Paralympic Games TV Schedule

NBC and NBCSN 2016 Rio Paralympic Games Schedule:

(All dates and times subject to change; all times ET)

Wednesday, Sept. 7  

7 p.m., NBCSN
Opening Ceremony

Thursday, Sept. 8   2:30 p.m., NBCSN
Track & Field, Men’s Wheelchair Basketball (USA – BRA), Track Cycling 
    7 p.m., NBCSN
Track & Field, Swimming
Friday, Sept. 9   1 a.m., NBCSN
Women’s Wheelchair Basketball (FRA-USA)
    11:30 p.m., NBCSN
Swimming, Track & Field
Sunday, Sept. 10    1:30 a.m, NBCSN
Track & Field, Swimming, Judo, Track Cycling 
Sunday, Sept. 11    7:00 p.m., NBCSN
Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball
Monday, Sept. 12   7:00 p.m., NBCSN
Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball
Tuesday, Sept. 13   1:00 a.m., NBCSN
Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball
    2:00 p.m., NBCSN
Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball Quarterfinals
    7:00 p.m., NBCSN
Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball Quarterfinals
Wednesday, Sept. 14   1:00 a.m., NBCSN
Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball Quarterfinals
    2:00 p.m., NBCSN
Track & Field, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball Quarterfinals
    7:00 p.m., NBCSN
Track & Field, Swimming 
Thursday, Sept 15   1:00 a.m., NBCSN
Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball Quarterfinals
    2:00 p.m., NBCSN
Wheelchair Basketball Semifinals, Wheelchair Rugby
    7:00 p.m., NBCSN
Swimming, Track & Field
Friday, Sept. 16   1:00 a.m., NBCSN
Sitting Volleyball Semifinals, Swimming, Track & Field
    8:00 p.m., NBCSN
Swimming, Track & Field, Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Medal Rounds 
Saturday, Sept. 17    1:00 a.m., NBCSN
Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Medal Rounds, Wheelchair Rugby, Sitting Volleyball Semifinals
Sunday, Sept 18   12:00 a.m., NBCSN
Swimming, Track & Field, Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Medal Rounds, Women’s Sitting Volleyball Medal Rounds
    3:00 p.m, NBC
Wheelchair Rugby Medal Rounds, Men’s Sitting Volleyball Medal Rounds
   

10:30 p.m., NBCSN
Closing Ceremony

Pierogi

Pierogi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 0.25 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 tablespoons Cold Water (Approximate)
  • Filling (See other recipes)
  • Melted Butter
  • Bread Crumbs

Directions

Preparing
Mix the flour, egg, and salt with enough water to make a medium-soft dough.
Knead well; then roll out until thin.
Cut into squares to make 40 pierogi or into 40 circles about 3.25 inches in diameter.
Filling
Place 1 teaspoon of filling in the center of each piece of dough and fold in half.
Pinch the edges well to keep the dumpling from falling apart.
Cooking
Drop into salted water and cook, covered, until all the pierogi float to the top, about 10 minutes.
Cook, still covered, for 5 minutes longer. Drain, and place on a heated platter.
Serving
Drizzle melted butter over the pierogi and sprinkle with bread crumbs and/or onions.

US Open Tennis 2016 TV Schedule

Monday, Aug. 29

1-6 p.m.: First round, ESPN
7-11 p.m.: First round, ESPN2

Tuesday, Aug. 30
1-6 p.m.: First round, ESPN
7-11 p.m.: First round, ESPN

Wednesday, Aug. 31
1-6 p.m.: Second round, ESPN
7-11 p.m.: Second round, ESPN2

Thursday, Sept. 1
1-6 p.m.: Second round, ESPN
7-11 p.m.: Second round, ESPN2

Friday, Sept. 2
1-6 p.m.: Third round, ESPN
7-11 p.m.: Third round, ESPN2

Saturday, Sept. 3
11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Third round, ESPN2
7-11 p.m.: Third round, ESPN2

Sunday, Sept. 4
11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Round of 16, ESPN2
7-11 p.m.: Round of 16, ESPN2

Monday, Sept. 5
11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Round of 16, ESPN2
7-11 p.m.: Round of 16, ESPN2

Tuesday, Sept. 6
Noon-6 p.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN
7-11 p.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN

Wednesday, Sept. 7
Noon-6 p.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN
7-11 p.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN2

Thursday, Sept. 8
7-11 p.m.: Women’s semifinals, ESPN

Friday, Sept. 9
Noon-3 p.m.: Mixed doubles final, ESPN2
3-11 p.m.: Men’s semifinals, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 10
4-7 p.m.: Women’s final, ESPN

Sunday, Sept. 11
4-9 p.m.: Men’s final, ESPN

Roland Garros US TV Schedule

Here is the full tournament schedule, with all dates and times ET:

2016 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (ET) EVENT NETWORK
May 22 4 a.m. – 3 p.m. First round Tennis Channel
May 22 1 p.m. First round NBC
May 23 5 a.m. – 3 p.m. First round Tennis Channel
May 24 5 a.m. – 3 p.m. First round Tennis Channel
May 25 5 a.m. – 3 p.m. Second round Tennis Channel
May 26 5 a.m. – 3 p.m. Second round Tennis Channel
May 27 5 a.m. – 3 p.m. Third round Tennis Channel
May 28 5 a.m. – Noon Third round Tennis Chanel
May 28 Noon ET Third round NBC
May 29 5 a.m. – Noon Fourth round Tennis Channel
May 29 Noon ET Fourth round NBC
May 30 5 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fourth round Tennis Channel
May 30 11 a.m. (all time zones) Fourth round NBC (Live ET)
May 31 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Quarterfinals Tennis Channel
June 1 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Quarterfinals Tennis Channel
June 2 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mixed doubles final, women’s singles semifinal Tennis Channel
June 2 11 a.m. (all time zones) Women’s singles semifinal NBC (Live ET)
June 3 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. Men’s singles semifinal Tennis Channel
June 3 11 a.m. (all time zones) Men’s singles semifinal NBC (Live ET), NBCSN (Live all time zones)
June 4 9 a.m. ET Women’s singles final NBC
June 5 5 a.m. ET Women’s doubles final NBCSN
June 5 9 a.m. ET Men’s singles final NBC

Australian Open Tennis 2016 TV Schedule USA

All Times EST

Sunday, January 17
7:00 PM—7:00 AM: First round [ESPN2, Live]

Monday, January 18
7:00 AM—6:00 PM: First round [Tennis Channel]
7:00 PM—9:00 PM: First round [Tennis Channel, Live]
9:00 PM—7:00 AM: First round [ESPN2, Live]

Tuesday, January 19
7:00 AM—3:00 AM: First round [Tennis Channel]
3:00 PM—6:00 PM: First round [ESPN2]
7:00 PM—9:00 PM: First round [Tennis Channel, Live]
9:00 PM—7:00 AM: Second round [ESPN2, Live]

Wednesday, January 20
7:00 AM—3:00 PM: Second round [Tennis Channel]
3:00 PM—6:00 PM: Second round [ESPN2]
7:00 PM—9:00 PM: Second round [Tennis Channel, Live]
9:00 PM—7:00 AM: Second round [ESPN2, Live]

Thursday, January 21
7:00 AM—3:00 PM: Second round [Tennis Channel]
3:00 PM—6:00 PM: Second round [ESPN2]
7:00 PM—11:00 PM: Third round [Tennis Channel, Live]
11:00 PM—7:00 AM: Third round [ESPN 2, Live]

Friday, January 22
7:00 AM—3:00 PM: Third round [Tennis Channel]
3:00 PM—6:00 PM: Third round [ESPN2]
7:00 PM—9:00PM: Third round [Tennis Channel, Live]
9:00 PM—7:00AM: Third round [ESPN2, Live]

Saturday, January 23
7:00 AM—9:00 AM: Third round [Tennis Channel]
9:00 AM—12:00 PM: Third round [ESPN2]
12:00 PM—6:00 PM: Third round [Tennis Channel]
7:00 PM—9:00 PM: Round of 16 [Tennis Channel, Live]
9:00 PM—2:00 AM: Round of 16 [ESPN2, Live]

Sunday, January 24
3:00 AM—7:00 AM: Round of 16 [ESPN2, Live]
7:00 AM—9:00 AM: Round of 16 [Tennis Channel]
9:00 AM—1:00 PM: Round of 16 [ESPN 2]
1:00 PM—6:00 PM: Round of 16 [Tennis Channel]
7:00 PM—9:00 PM: Round of 16 [Tennis Channel, Live]
9:00 PM—2:00 AM: Round of 16 [ESPN2, Live]

Monday, January 25
3:00 AM—6:30 AM: Round of 16 [ESPN2, Live]
​6:30 AM—3:00 PM: Round of 16 [Tennis Channel]
3:00 PM—6:00 PM: Round of 16 [ESPN2]
7:00 PM—9:00 PM: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals [Tennis Channel, Live]
9:00 PM—2:00 AM: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals [ESPN2, Live]

Tuesday, January 26
3:00 AM—6:00 AM: Quarterfinals [ESPN2, Live]
6:00 AM—3:00 PM: Quarterfinals [Tennis Channel]
3:00 PM—6:00 PM: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals [ESPN2]
7:00 PM—9:00 PM: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals [Tennis Channel, Live]
9:00 PM—2:00 AM: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals [ESPN2, Live]

Wednesday, January 27
3:30 AM—6:00 AM: Quarterfinals [ESPN2, Live]
6:00 AM—3:00 PM: Quarterfinals [Tennis Channel]
3:00 PM—6:00 PM: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals [ESPN2]
7:00 PM—9:30 PM: Quarterfinals [Tennis Channel, Live]
9:30 PM—2:00 AM: Women’s Semifinals [ESPN2, Live]

Thursday, January 28
3:30 AM—6:00 AM: Men’s Semifinals [ESPN, Live]
6:00 AM—2:00 PM: Men’s & Women’s Semifinals [Tennis Channel]
2:00 PM—6:00 PM: Men’s Semifinals [ESPN2]
6:00 PM—10:00 PM: Men’s & Women’s Semifinals [Tennis Channel]
11:00 PM—3:30 AM: Mixed Doubles Semifinals/Women’s Doubles Final [Tennis Channel, Live]

Friday, January 29
3:30 AM—6:00 AM: Men’s Semifinals [ESPN, Live]
6:00 AM—2:00 PM: Men’s & Women’s Semifinals [Tennis Channel]
2:00 PM—6:00 PM: Men’s Semifinals [ESPN2]
6:00 PM—3:00 AM: Men’s Semifinals/Women’s Doubles Final [Tennis Channel]

Saturday, January 30
3:00 AM—5:30 AM: Women’s Final [ESPN, Live]
5:30 AM—8:00 AM: Men’s Doubles Final [Tennis Channel, Live]
9:00 AM—11:00 AM: Women’s Final [ESPN2]
11:00 AM—8:00 PM: Men’s & Women’s Semifinals [Tennis Channel]
8:00 PM—12:00 AM: Women’s Final [Tennis Channel]

Sunday, January 31
12:00 AM—2:00 AM: Mixed Doubles Final [Tennis Channel, Live]
3:00 AM—6:30 AM: Men’s Final [ESPN, Live]
6:30 AM—9:00 AM: Women’s Final [Tennis Channel]
9:00 AM—2:00 PM: Men’s Final [ESPN2]
2:00 PM—8:00 PM: Women’s Final/Men’s Semifinal [Tennis Channel]
8:00 PM—12:00 AM: Men’s Final [Tennis Channel]

From http://m.tennis.com/schedule/tv/

Happy July 4th (1975)

We were dog sitting and this dog, Coco, did not like fireworks.

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