Thursday, February 22, 2007

Presidency Highlight

I heard this from "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", an NPR radio show a while ago, a question to a panelist about Bush's answer to the highlight of his presidency. The following are the Q and A:

Peter Segal (the host):
"Adam, when asked to name the highlight of their presidency, Jimmy Carter said it was the Camp David Accords; Bill Clinton said it was ending the war in the Balkin. Well in an interview with a German magazine, President Bush was asked to name the highlight of his presidency, he thought about it and then answered what?"

Adam Felber (the panelist): "... He said that it was catching a 7.5 lb perch in his own lake."

Peter Segal: "That's what it was!"

A round of laughter broke out from the audience and the panelists.

And then Roy Blount Jr. (another panelist) suddenly cut in to defend the president: " I would like to... I would like to defend the president on this," he said, " I think he was right!"

That was pretty funny. You can hear that portion of the show from here,
scroll to the bottom and click on the link "When Panelists Work Together"

Under the influence of alcohol

You know how you can always count on your friends to prevent you from calling that old flame of yours when you're drunk. But they don't seems to put too much effort to stop you from driving home after that.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Nora, the piano-playing cat

Found this on

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Another episode of "In the Waiting Room" starring, you know who.

I just got back from my car dealer for 2 diagnostics, one is brake light came on and off at will, the other is strange noise while driving on 5th gear.

2.5 hours waiting in the fume-saturated waiting room later, here are what I've learned:
Britney Spears marched into a salon and asked to shave her head. The owner of the salon tried to talk her out of it. Instead, Britney Spears took the shaver and shaved her own head, the owner only performed the final touchup. According to the owner, Britney Spears seemed to enjoy shaving her own head.

Anna Nicole Smith, I felt like I've known her for ages now. Her son Daniel died last September. She had been feeling depress since. She had planned her own funeral, and was initially wanted to be burried next to her idol Marilyn Monroe in California, but was too expensive. According to Howard K Stern , her "boy friend" and alleged father of her daughter, Anna Nicole Smith then decided to be burried next to her son in Bahamas. But her mother wanted her to be burried in her home state Texas.

Yes, I did bring a book to read, but the TV was so loud that I couldn't read a word into my brain, and the fume was really giving me a headache. But I was able to read a short article from a magazine, Family Circle?? Anyway, the article titled "How to choose a microwave". What? Just pick the one that is on sale, that's how. Apparantly according to the wisdom of the writer, there are the followings to consider: Shortcut Keys (preset buttons for Popcorn, Defrost etc...) Removable Turntable (so that you can clean it?). Sensor Technology (ability to sense the meat temperature.) and a Child -Proof Door. What? If you read the popcorn package, it will say do not use the preset button on your microwave. My microwave has 8 preset buttons on it: Auto-reheat, Popcorn, Potato, Coffee, Chicken pcs, Fish, Vegetables, Frozen Food. I have only used 3 of them (Auto-Reheat, Popcorn and Frozen Food) a few times and they're never reliable. Don't they all come with removable turntable? Do people cook with microwave really care about meat temperature? Just peek in and if you don't see blood flowing out from the meat, then it's cooked! "Ding! Enjoy Your Meal"

Mind numbing is the best way to describe my afternoon.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Happy New Year!

I went hiking at the Adirondacks last weekend, and had a minor accident. I slid off an icy slope and broke my trekking pole into 2 while trying to stop the fall. I was just glad that it wasn't my arm or leg that was broken. Anyhow... At first I was kinda glad that the pole broke and that after all these years I finally have an excuse to buy a new set of poles, but the designer in me just not ready to let it go. I woke up the next morning suddenly realized a super easy way to fix the pole, click on the thumbnail below to see how I fixed it.
The victim - before shot

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Last day of the year of Dog

I have been thinking about switching my MSN space blog to Blogspot for a long time, finally, today's the day. Here is a link to my old blog:

The reason I chose currynoodle as my blog url was simple, because all my other choices were taken, including currynoodles. Besides, I love spicy food and noodle and I was pretty hungry when I was creating this blog, curry noodle jumped right to my mind.