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

Happy July 4th (1975)

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

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Happy Birthday 1975

I was a kid with a summer birthday. I loved this. Not only was I on summer vacation from school, but my birthday is nearly 6 months from that other major gifting holiday, Christmas. For as long as I can remember, when asked what I wanted to do for my birthday, the answer was the same. As a true child born under a water sign, I wanted to go to the lake. We’re still trying to figure out where we are here, on my 9th birthday.

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Sochi 2014

Some highlights have included the usa sweep of the men’s slopestyle skiing and the usa win over Russia in the preliminary hockey round. During the opening ceremony, one of the mechanical stars did not open fully into a ring, hence the background in the image below. We really enjoyed the Paralympic TV coverage and especially watching USA Sled hockey win GOLD! It was our friend Taylor’s third Paralympics, and he won another gold!

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Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

Serves 2
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Allergy Milk
Meal type Breakfast
Sausage gravy

Ingredients

  • 0.33lb Breakfast Sausage (Prefer J.C. Potter Light Sausage)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter (Unsalted)
  • 2 tablespoons Flour (All-purpose)
  • 2 cups Milk (Skim)
  • Ground Black Pepper (To taste, but prefer a lot)

Optional

  • Salt (To taste)

Directions

Brown sausage in skillet over medium heat.
If sausage is lean, add butter to make 2 Tablespoons of fat.
Add flour and cook until lightly browned.
Add preheated milk all at once. Increase heat if necessary to boil mixture. Stir regularly with whisk.
Continue cooking until desired thickness is reached.