Monday, April 14, 2008

Quel et poutine?

There are a few things about Canada that have remained hidden to Americans. Sure, we know about maple syrup and "Mounties" and beavers and hockey and Labatt

But how many of us know the poutine? French fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy!? Why, this dish is ubiquitous -- they even serve it at Burger King and McDonald's here in Edmonton!

In fact, it is so famous there's even a rap song about it featuring a life-sized poutine! I humbly present it to you now...

(NOTE #1: Since I don't speak French I have no idea if this is safe for work...)

(NOTE #2: Doesn't the bald guy look like the love child of Patton Oswalt and Jim Norton?!)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

In flux.

While we're in limbo in the very nice but not-ours BioWare corporate apartment, I've been thinking about places I'd like to travel. No, not right now! Just, you know...someday. Here's a list, in no particular order:

  • Walking tour of the Lake District in Northern England.

  • Return to Cologne, Germany to visit the Kolner Dom or Cologne Cathedral.

  • Portmerion Village...yes, the one from The Prisoner.

  • Once again I want to see The Louvre and The British Museum (the latter continues to be my favorite place in the whole world).

  • Speaking of favorite places, I must return to Kyoto, Japan...

  • ...and since I never actually got to visit Tokyo even though we lived in Japan for close to a year...yeah, I know...I'll close the list with that entry for now.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Living Life in Edmonton

We have completed the journey to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I start work at BioWare Corp. on Monday, April 7th. So much going least the kitties, rabbit, James and I all made it here in one piece!

Gotta find a place to live -- Whyte Ave. & its environs are especially appealing -- and then get a car (ugh). Lots to do, more updates as things change.