So in a hasty moment, we used a regular pan, lid and stove. And guess what - the rice was fantastic, sticky rice. So good-bye unitasker rice cooker. Hello pan. Alton Brown would be proud.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Everyone knows that taking the stairs is a great way to get and stay in shape. But that doesn't mean that everyone does it. I know this because while I will take the stairs up one or two flights gladly, I rarely take the stairs for more than that.
Well at my new job, everyone takes the stairs up to our office on the 9th floor - by choice. And the even crazier thing is they all *run* the stairs.
So in an effort not to look like a fool, and because I give into peer pressure, I now take the stairs as often as I can. My hope is that I can acclimate myself so that when my boss and I happen to be in the lobby at the same time I won't die on the way up the stairs together.
I have been a little remiss on my 1/2 marathon training (walking). Until this week, I was rather sporadic at best. Now however, I realize I only have 6 weeks to get my sorry self into shape enough to not die of walking a 1/2 mary.
So my plan is to walk 1 hour - 3-4 times a week (I have already done 3 times this week) and then to do one *long* walk each weekend until the marathon.
May 17 - 2 hours
May 23 - 3 hours
May 30 - 4 hours
June 6 - 3 hours
June 13 - 4 hours
June 20 - 2 hours
June 27 - 1/2 Marathon!!
I don't think it will actually take me 4 hours - but I figure it is better to know that I could walk that long if necessary. I actually think I am going to do it in about 3 hours - that is my goal.
Friday, May 15, 2009
"Be careful what you wish for." I really wanted job happiness this year and I know change never comes easy, but good heavens, this was a slightly crazy job change.
A couple of weeks ago, I worked at BearingPoint for the Navy. Now, I work at Deloitte for the Air Force.
The crazy thing is, even though there has been a lot of change and craziness, I *love* my new job. I am learning so much, so quickly. It is challenging. I am learning a new office, a new military culture, new platforms, new responsibilities, a new country and region. Of course, it becomes even more crazy and more challenging when your region is a political hotbed.
Luckily, I am already surrounded by really great people and that makes any new adventure just plain fun.