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Well, it’s been a while. I know “busy” is the default state of most people these days, but since I had to take yesterday off, I had to squeeze five days of honest work into four.

Today was fun, and we had decent weather on the weekend for a change. We got to the Museum of Science just after it opened, but the parking lot was already full up to the fourth floor. We spent most of our time in the kid-oriented “Discovery Zone,” where S0 really enjoy the pneumatic tube message system. In the main part of the museum, I visited the Mathematica exhibit, which was designed by Charles and Ray Eames (for IBM, I believe), and considering how old the exhibit is, it holds up very well and people really seem to enjoy it. And while it’s accessible like a lot of the newer exhibits, it’s a lot more information-rich.

So, after that, we had a tasty lunch at Korea Garden in Central Square. I think Korean food is great for cold weather, but the usual place we go to, Koreana, had a fire about a year ago, so we haven’t been able to enjoy that type of cuisine lately. Korea Garden is very homey and the kids ate quite a bit to our surprise — one factor that definitely helped was that one dish on the buffet featured baby corn, for our children harbor an inexplicable (but perfectly welcome) craving for. After that we strolled down to Toscanini’s to enjoy some ice cream. O also bought a pint of her elusive favorite, burnt caramel, to take home.

Tomorrow is supposed to be yet another rainy, cloudy day. Well, at least it’s not snow…

The UMaine Black Bears are still fading away; they lost twice to UMass/Amherst. O couldn’t beleive they were actually ranked second. Since they’re out of the running for the Hockey East championship but still in the NCAA tournament, they have a three week layoff.

Also, I need a haircut.

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ex_snej373
Mar. 8th, 2003 08:22 pm (UTC)
Baby corn! Our kids love it too, for some reason. It was the only vegetable permitted to appear amidst the lo mein noodles when we got Chinese food, until the kids swore off lo mein altogether.

I think it has kind of an unpleasant 'preserved' taste to it, since I've only had the canned kind. I've never, ever seen it available fresh. Wonder why not?
rpkrajewski
Mar. 9th, 2003 10:48 am (UTC)
I think it has kind of an unpleasant 'preserved' taste to it, since I've only had the canned kind. I've never, ever seen it available fresh. Wonder why not?

Yeah, I have to say it's not one of my favorite veggies. Perhaps baby corn is edible only when it has been soaking for a while.
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marm0t
Mar. 9th, 2003 05:44 am (UTC)
Fun fact: Korean home cooking is the first (well, quite honestly, the only) kind of home-cooking I learned to do.
rpkrajewski
Mar. 9th, 2003 11:00 am (UTC)
You are full of surprises, marm0t !
I'll take the red pepper powder in the five kilo bag, please.
explosivo
Mar. 9th, 2003 08:09 am (UTC)
Baby Corn - I hope it was a typo and you meant "inexplicable" because if I had to name five foods that absolutely gross me out to the point of choking, baby corn is probably #1 (liver, lima beans, sweet potatoes, and cottage cheese round out the remainder of the list, ... though now with all of them sitting there, baby corn may drop to #2 in favor of cottage cheese.)
rpkrajewski
Mar. 9th, 2003 11:02 am (UTC)
Yes, typo duly noted
Kids are supposed to have more sensitive taste bugs so you think they'd more sensitive to that preserved taste, so go figure.
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