Apple Pie Recipe

Follow along from left to right:

– Before.january 20 2009

– Ewww, why did I agree to this? Now is probably not the time to tell them I loathe fruit.  Sucking it up.

– Ha, got out of taking the skins off.

– Might not be in the clear.  Now the cores have to come out.  And they don’t have a little machine to do it, I asked.

– Chris showing me how to “core an apple”.  Then he hovered over me while I did because “watching you use a knife is kinda terrifying, Keri”.

– Now you make lemon rind using this grater.
Jim: Push harder Keri, have you never done this before?
Me: No, never.
Jim: Okay, you know what a lemon is right?  I mean, how far back do you want me to go here?

– Hey Jim painted all these; pretty, eh! I had no idea he could do that.  Even though I’ve seen these paintings 500 times.

– Get instructions how to roll out dough.  You wanna do it as fast as you can.

– Take a break to watch Michelle and Obama’s first dance.  We loved it when he added in that little leg kick.

– Get back to eating dough.

– Look what I found! It’s a steel machete with the handle made by folding over the bottom.

– If I ever bake again I’m gonna use this thing from start to finish.

– Now have Jim pour the fruit into the crust.

– Decorate the top of the pie.  Really take your time to avoid…

– … the dishes.  It works.

– Tada! Jim put the American flag on the pie, I made the new First Family. 

– Jim

– Chris

Then we served it with some ice cream and you know, it was a good feeling to feed people.  Kinda get it now.

Inauguration Party

Went over to my friends to watch it on TV and eat homemade pizza.  

Didn’t it seem like Barack was on an MTV awards show set? The Economic Club of Toronto hosted a luncheon where you could go hear Barack’s head media guy speak and I’m kicking myself for not going; bet I would have learned so much.  

And what’s the first thing he says as ruler of the empire?  “My wife is hot”.  Brilliant. 

Then I baked a pie, first time ever.  I’ll post the recipe after this.  january 20 2009

Just Re-Read This

No Coins, Please‘ by (Canadian) Gordon Korman.  This was a favorite book as a kid. january 17 2009

Now here’s something: it was retardly hard to find.  It took years of serious used-book store and flea-market vigilance; I actually got a bit obsessive about it.  It was like the book had just vanished.  

So when I searched for it at, to link it up above, I was surprised to see they had an abundance of copies.  So now I’m wondering if it’s been re-edited and would like to read the new version and test that theory.

Me Today

january 16 2009

Might of “Come On’d” Someone Today

My Twitter friend @brundle_fly sometimes Tweets about his car, and has told me his car too is his office.  So now that you know that, here’s what happened:january 15 2009

Him: Drove to work holding a ciggy today, helped me not crash.
Me:  I think we should race.
Him: Bring it. [sends link]
Me:  Excellent.  Tell me you have a camera on your dash too. Then I’ll edit it in split-screen and match the music to me winning. 
Him: Duct tape and a macbook pro.  Ready to rock. 
Me: That’s scary for your laptop. You can use my Flip. I’m serious btw. “Exploring T.O at 140km/h”
Him: [sends link]
Me: For sure you have the better car. But I’m crazier.

This’ll be so fun, although not sure how much you’ll learn about the city when it’s blurring by.  Oh, and I decided it’s more fitting to call it, “Exploring T.O at 149km/h”, ha.

Me Today

january 13 2009

Still Have a Limp Most Mornings

Just saying.january 13 2009

An Email I Just Wrote Summing Up My Day

Blogging my heart out.  

Booked an exploration at the TO Star yesterday.

Video consulting under control.  Will have learn a new program tomorrow morning to pull it off.  That’s like 5 in the last 3 weeks; I’m a machine.  

Built an internet show for a friend this morning.

Heavy hand banging going on to ‘Girl Talk’.  Been in the zone for hours.  Your turn.january 12 2009

Me Today

january 11 2009

Wish This Was Real

january 10 2009