At our Bowling Banquet I won for high single (206) and Matt won for high triple (576). We played Bingo and our team won although we didn’t finish the card. So far I have about 27 people for the winter league.
I don’t normally watch a lot of TV, but I did last night. We watched Public Television, the first was Nature, Siberian Tiger Quest. Looking for tigers in the vast but sparse forest of Northern Russia. The story was about a naturalist, Sooyong Park, who left his family in Korea to spend months and months over a period of five years living in the area on his own in order to film and get to know Siberian Tigers. They too are very much hunted by poachers who sell the animals for thousands of dollars. The poachers build rifle traps – the tigers are wary of humans and keep well away, but of course rifle traps have no humans near them. This picture is of a Siberian tiger bred in captivity, but the programme showed a lot of wild tigers filmed by Park. Fascinating film, not just of tigers but lots of other critters which live in the area.
The second programme was a Nova presentation about the Nuremburg trial specifically of Hermann Goering. His attitude was incredible and he actually denied any knowledge of what was happening to the Jews in the concentration camps. Looked to me as though he was cleverly confounding the US prosecutor but I was proud to see that the British guy got him where it hurt. The words used by all the actors were the words actually used by the people at the time. It was an absolutely enthralling presentation although I was staggered that he eventually committed suicide. They said that no-one knew how he got hold of a cyanide ampoule, but surely in those days they had cyanide built into their teeth, or some of them did anyway. He really was a cocky bastard during the early part of his trial and his intention was to reanimate Naziism in Germany. He was fanatically loyal to Hitler right to the bitter end.
This sounds absolutely gorgeous and so refreshing. It’s from the South Beach Diet email.
Mango LassiThis recipe makes 4 servings
A frothy and refreshing yogurt drink, lassi hails from India, where it is often made with fruits such as mango. A pinch of the ground spice cardamom adds a uniquely sweet and pungent flavour.
Ingredients1 medium mango(es) peeled and roughly chopped
1 1/2 cup(s) yogurt, fat-free, Greek-style, plain
1 tablespoon sugar substitute
1 pinch cardamom, ground (optional)
- In a blender, combine mango, yogurt, 1/2 cup chilled water, sugar substitute, and cardamom, if using; purée until smooth. Fill 4 (8-ounce) glasses with ice cubes. Pour Mango Lassi over ice and serve.
One serving is 3/4 cup