First off, thanks to everyone who chipped and helped clean up. To those of your regulars and semi-regulars I didn’t name, I limited myself to those who had posted in the last two days figuring they’d be in the neighborhood. Don’t feel left out because the floors will need a fresh buff before Tuesday morning. Again, thanks. The house is spotless. Now, if someone can just tell me where you guys put Lulu and the silverware…
Well, it seems that on-again/off-again comic book series is back on again. Between now and Monday, I need to put deliver a breakdown of the first four issue story arc.
Oh, in case you missed the opening ceremonies of the Olympics – like I did – here’s a link to the highlight: http://erictric.com/2010/02/13/vancouver-2010-winter-olympic-cauldron-malfunctions/. Meanwhile, amid the sea of rah-rah-rah press, comes this refreshing look at the games by The Guardian’s Douglass Haddow: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/jan/31/vancouver-winter-olympics-police.
I realized that in posting pics of some of my recent meals, I forgot to upload pics of a wonderful dinner I enjoyed at one of my favorite casual restaurants in Vancouver: Peaceful Restaurant. On the night we visited, the name of the restaurant felt like bit of a misnomer given that a shouting match in the open kitchen resulted in one of the cooks being reduced to tears, but that did little to detract from our visit. Peaceful specializes in the cuisine of Northern China so the food here tends to be heartier than its southern counterpart. Noodles, steamed buns, pork, and lamb take center stage, and the dishes are boldly spiced.
If you’re in the Vancouver area and looking for a terrific low-budget meal, head on over: http://www.peacefulrestaurant.com/index.html.