Monday, June 19, 2006

Mommy Dearest, Croakey Crikey, -and- Slow Down!

Mommy Dearest - daughter discovers birth mother is co-worker
Croakey Crikey - army called to face toad invasion in Australia
Slow Down! - man moves speed-limit sign to avoid ticket

Last weekend was relatively uneventful. Friday evening, Laura had nursery duties at Harvest Christian Center. We had a salad of spring mix greens, cucumbers, Jalapeños, white mushrooms, radishes, slivered almonds, red onion, cluster tomatoes, and grilled chicken breast.

Saturday was spent lounging and watching a "King of the Hill" marathon.

Sunday, my mother and one of my brothers (visiting from Southern California) came to dinner. I made a pasta salad with tri-color rotini, red onion, hard-boiled eggs, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, red bell pepper, fresh dill, celery, pear tomatoes, and 62 large gulf shrimp. Laura dressed the salad with mayonnaise, ranch dressing, wasabi powder, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and various herbs and spices. We also had toasted garlic bread.

Portable media player maker Creative Technology has said that US authorities will look at whether Apple's rival iPod player infringes one of its patents. Creative has asked the ITC to issue an order stopping Apple from marketing, selling or importing iPods into the US. It claims the iPod infringes its patent for a music player navigation menu. On Wednesday, Creative filed a complaint alleging that iPods infringe on its patent for software it uses to organize and access music on its Nomad and Zen-branded media players.