Food For Thought
Like this pasta dish, I've thrown in some random tidbits that I hope you will enjoy together even more than if they were served separately.
Defining My World
Ever heard of the word yaough? Pronounced yoff. I think I invented it. It's the combination of a yawn and a cough. I did it today and almost suffocated. I didn't think you could do both at once. I looked up the word and didn't find it, so I submitted it to the Urban Dictionary. My submission seems to have been cancelled though, not sure what happened. Well, at least I tried.
I'm always wondering when is the best time to buy airfare. This new website called Farecast can help you figure out if you should buy now or wait a bit.
Women Count Too
Did you know that the family tree of Chinese philospher Confucius has not included women until now? More than one million descendants will be added to the family tree during the next update and finally women will be counted.
Did you know that for 2006, the projected amount of restaurant sales for Massachusetts is 11.2 billion dollars? Or that Seattle ranked number-one in per-capita spending ($1,251) on food away from home in 2003-2004. There is a plethora of information compiled by the National Restaurant Association. Curious about your state? Look here.
A movie is currently in production telling Sarah's Story. Sarah was adopted as a child and then searched for her birth parents. Her mother had died, but she found her father and learned that she belonged to African royalty. Her life has been forever changed.
Castro & Cuba
I just read an article stating that Fidel Castro has terminal cancer and will not be returning to power. This is certainly an interesting time in history. I recently rented the movie The Lost City, which was produced by Andy Garcia. It took him 16 years to make this movie and tells the story of a family in the 1950's during Castro's rise to power.
I enjoyed the movie and really admire Andy Garcia's getting the film done. It took a lot. He never gave up no matter all the obstacles he faced. It made me think about the exile experience and I started doing some reading in the Miami newspapers. I found a recent survey on the opinions of Cuban and Cuban-Americans. Most of those surveyed believe that Castro will not return to power and that democracy will return to Cuba within about four years. Time will tell.
50 Coolest Websites
I haven't checked out all these websites, but Time compiled
That's all folks!