April 2008

Monthly Archive

Hot Air Balloon Race

Posted by kat on 20 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Stars & Stripes, originally uploaded by Mike_n_Kat.

Today we went to the Sunrise Community Hot Air Balloon Race at Kendall Tamiami Airport with Mike’s mom, and brother. We got up extra early for this event. The balloons were schedule to be launched at 6:30am.

It seemed that the weather condition was not in the favor the balloons. Many balloons drove to a location and flew back in to the target. Some balloons stayed in the field and allowed people to take a quick ride in the balloon.

I heard yesterday mornings launch was better. Next years I will try to go to both.

It was a wonderful morning watching the sunrise and enjoying the hot air balloon event.
This event will defintely be on my yearly to do list!!

Sunrise Balloon Race

Once a Crue fan, always a Crue fan!

Posted by kat on 17 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

I can admit that I haven’t been following the band for a couple of years. When Vince Neil opened Dr. Feelgood bar I was extremely excited. He had a free concert on the streets of West Palm Beach near the bar for their grand opening in January.

It felt like the good old days of standing up front waiting for the band to appear. Man, after a couple of hours I realized that I am not as young as I useto be. I still stood there in the same spot for hours until Vince appeared. He opened with full force with Live Wire. The band wasn’t too hot but Vince rocked the house.

I can’t wait for the concert in July!!

Work email

Posted by kat on 11 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

I wanted to share a part of an email that a colleague sent out in preference to a bug that we were having in our software.  This person stated that he found the fix for the bug and it was simple.  He also cc’d all the big bosses.  Keep in mind his first language in not English but surely speaks it well.

I have only one problem left: How to teach the colleagues to find this kind of errors fast? I always write how I find the problems but this doesn’t seem to be enough. Any help on this is appreciated.
I hope this informs you,

Ok, I added the XOXO.  So is he saying we are stupid? slow? or just plan don’t get it? Or he is not a good “Teacher”?

Banana bread try #2

Posted by kat on 08 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Food

Banana bread, originally uploaded by Mike_n_Kat.

This was the second recipe I tried last night.

It was much better than the first but I am still bananas over banana bread!

I went to the supermarket today and bought more bananas. I am now on a mission! Now I have a very good reason to blog…

I remember having banana bread when I was younger from Jamaica that was very tasty with a nice crispy top.

BTW.. To both of the recipes I added walnuts and fresh grated nutmeg.

Got a bunch of ripe bananas

Posted by kat on 07 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Food

Banana bread recipe, originally uploaded by Mike_n_Kat.

Got home from barcamp and all the bananas were over ripe. So what else can you do with a bunch of bananas besides make banana bread?

The first recipe I made I found on Recipezaar http://www.recipezaar.com/50022. This recipe made 2 loafs. I probably baked it a little bit too much. But this recipe is not as tasty as others that I have tried. I will keep looking for more recipes to try out. I was not too happy about the 3/4 cups of butter!!

The second recipe…. it’s still in the oven. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/4331

Barcamp orlando 2008

Posted by kat on 06 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Gregg’s presentation, originally uploaded by Mike_n_Kat.

When to barcamp orlando at the Wall Street Plaza with Mike, Jules & Fanless.
Saturday was geared to developers and Sunday for media.
Saturday was a huge turnout and Sunday was a 1/2 the number of people.
We enjoyed many of the presentations and I learned some new things too. This was defintely was a great weekend.

We attended the Izea party after Saturday’s barcamp. They have a pimped out office. I heard there is about 35 employees and they are looking to grow to 100 by the end of the year. They had several rooms with gaming systems setup for the party and an open bar. Mike was able to play guitar hero with some fellow barcampers.

Later on Saturday night we went to the 40 watt club to see Tokyo Police Club, Eagle Seagull, and Summerbirds in the Cellar. The bands put on a pretty good show. The venue was pretty small but the sound was awesome. Downtown Orlando that night seemed very happening.

After this weekend we have a better feeling about downtown orlando! Thanks to barcamp orlando for bring us to the area. We defintely will be back.

Where did you lose ____ ?

Posted by kat on 04 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

If you were to ask a person where they lost something, what type of answer are you expecting?
My nephew was asked that quesiton, and his response was “I don’t know I haven’t found it yet”.

As an adult we don’t realize that kids take what you say literally.  I must say some kids are pretty clever 

Got Beads, originally uploaded by Mike_n_Kat.

Dade County Youth Fair

Posted by mike on 02 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

American clown, originally uploaded by Mike_n_Kat.

I went to the fair on Monday with my sister and her family.  It has been over 10 years time since I have been to the fair.  It was great going with the kids and remembering when we went there with our parents.  I will definetly try to go again with Mike because I did not get my candy apple or corn on the cob!

This was the first time I actually took my camera to the fair.  I also can’t wait to go back to take some night shots.