Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

We're number 1*

Yes, the rumors are true. My pie plus Jerry's equation=first place in "non-fruit" pie category! There were points awarded for "appearance" so I think Jerry definitely gets credit in this win. I'd like to thank my sponsors Ghirardelli and *Jeannie Sprague.

I say, if you can't beat them maybe you should steal their recipe and enter it in a different contest. If anyone from Santa Barbara was at the Pi(e) contest they may have recognized a copycat version of Jeannie's chocolate cheesecake entry from the elite 8 round of the SB dessert contest. Is it cheating? or just learning my lesson?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pie for Pi Day

Tomorrow our ward is celebrating Pi day (one day early because 3.14 is on sunday). Here is my entry into the pi(e) competition. A chocolate cheesecake pie. Can you figure out the equation on the top is for? Can someone at least review it for accuracy before the big day?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Here are a few pieces of high art produced by a 2yr old with a camera.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Breaking News - Back to School Special

Interviewer: Hi, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. So you're about to have a major change in your life, would you like to share it with the folks?
V. Thomas: Yes, I've applied and been accepted into the MBA program at Norwich University.

Interviewer: But you don't live in Vermont.
V. Thomas: They have a program that can be done remotely.

Interviewer: Like an "online" program? Will you really learn anything?
V. Thomas: The program consists of online lectures, reading assignments, online discussions, conference calls for group projects, and a research paper due at the end of every week.

Interviewer: How did you decide on this program?
V. Thomas: I read a lot of reviews of programs and I liked this one the most. It is a university with a campus instead of just being an online entity, the class sizes are small, and they offer an emphasis that interests me (Organizational Leadership). I also like that they require an on campus "residency" at the end of the program where you go to the school and meet your classmates and professors before you graduate.

Interviewer: How do you plan on making time for the work?
V. Thomas: Well the program is designed for working professionals. So I'm going to try to complete it after my mom work hours, during naps, and sigh...Saturdays. If that doesn't work, I might have to do some serious work to get Rachel a job out here.

Interviewer: OK, so the real question on everone's mind is - what if you have another baby? What then?
V. Thomas: The program cycle starts 4 times a year, so if I need to take some time off and then go back it should work.

Interviewer: Thanks for meeting with us, and good luck.