Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Things I Learned From My Pizza Box

  • In 2004, Washington state ranked third in voter turnout for the presidential election with 82% of registered voters voting. The first two states were Colorado and Oregon with 89% and 85% respectively. My friends Kathy and H have chosen well with where they have lived in recent years.
  • It is the law in Australia to vote. They get 95% turnout that way. The US averages 52.5% for presidential elections and under 40% for non-presidential elections.
  • The US ranks in the bottom 20% of the world in voter participation. I always think of the pictures I saw when blacks in South Africa were finally allowed to vote. The pictures showed people lined up for miles to be able to cast their ballot. It is a precious freedom that we take for granted in this country.

Thank you Pagliacci for tasty fig prosciutto pizza and election factoids.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Back from Hawaii and I will post pictures and tales from the tropics later after I catch up on some sleep. Stay tuned for sea turtles and mongoose, pineapple and guava, geckos and nene, volcanoes and horseback rides, snorkeling and hula.

Hawaii is a beautiful place and I can't wait to go back but there is no place like home. Say it with me . . . "Seattle". Even the name is beautiful.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

In the Midnight Hour, I Want S'more, S'more, S'more!

I think many people will agree with me that there is a fundamental problem with the S'more. All three ingredients are tasty and good but when put together there is something wrong . . . the chocolate. The chocolate just sits there like a cold lump and doesn't melt. How much better would the S'more be if only the chocolate would actually melt? Scads better I tell you! So with this problem in mind Kevin and I came up with the solution to all the world's S'more problems. Simply take a pie iron and unhinge it into two parts. Place the tasty graham cracker on the pie iron and top with fine chocolate of your choice.
Place the pie iron in the coals. Toast marshmallow to glorious light brown.
Take the graham cracker and chocolate off the pie iron and place the beautiful marshmallow on top of the now soft and melted chocolate. Top with the second graham cracker.
Enjoy S'more perfection!!!!
Genius I tell you! Where's my Noble prize?