What a bunch of disasters we are having lately, first the Cyclone in Burma or Myanmar, then this morning another tornado in the "corridor" of the US which has killed 20 people and the biggest this morning, the earthquake in China which has killed thousands. 900 school children buried in their schools. I hope China will accept help, I was disgusted by all the problems with getting aid to Burma, the junta obviously doesn't give a damn how many more of their people die. The reports on China are now saying a possibility of 5,000 dead. I understand it occurred in the Beijing area of central China.
On a happier note, the Race for the Cure which took place in Philadelphia yesterday was very successful according to my friend. The forecasted rain did not happen although it was pretty chilly I understand. All the participants were dressed in their pink clothes with pink caps. My friend has a cap with a pony tail which was donated to her by a friend during her loss of hair period. Her friend had used her own hair for the pony tail. If you want to see more of the official pictures click here for the rest of them. They congregate at the Art Museum which is a building made memorable from the Rocky movies. Those are the steps Rocky ran up in most of the series.
Today we start our summer bowling which only lasts until mid July. Then we are cast loose on the winds of "no bowling" for the rest of the summer. At least this league starts at 1:00 p.m. a much better time than 12:30 we think. I don't have to eat my lunch almost at breakfast time.
Yammering on about asparagus as I was on Saturday, here is one of my favourite dishes. The one below I copied from the Internet. My only argument with this recipe - I would cook the asparagus separately and add at the last minute. Also, we use a little white wine to finish off the risotto - the cooking time is given as 20 minutes, I am not sure about that, Risotto always seems to take longer to me: