Marriage Humor

I received this forwarded marriage humor email today. Hope it puts a smile in your heart...
Wife: What are you doing?
Husband: Nothing.
Wife: Nothing...? You've been reading our marriage certificate for an hour.
Husband: I was looking for the expiration date.

Wife : Do you want dinner?
Husband: Sure! What are my choices?
Wife: Yes or no.

Wife: You always carry my photo in your wallet.. Why?
Hubby: When there is a problem, no matter how great, I look at your picture and the problem disappears.
Wife: You see how miraculous and powerful I am for you?
Hubby: Yes! I see your picture and ask myself what other problem can there be greater than this one?

Girl: When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and lighten your burden.
Boy: It's very kind of you, darling, but I don't have any worries or troubles.
Girl: Well that's because we aren't married yet.

Mum, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to give up my seat to a lady.
Mom: Well, you have done the right thing..
Son: But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap.

A newly married man asked his wife, 'Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?'
'Honey,' the woman replied sweetly, 'I'd have married you, NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE!'

Girl to her boyfriend: One kiss and I'll be yours forever.

The guy replies: Thanks for the early warning.

A wife asked her husband: 'What do you like most in me, my pretty face or my sexy body?'

He looked at her from head to toe and replied: 'I like your sense of humor!'

A man was sitting reading his papers when his wife hit him on the head with a frying pan.
'What was that for?' the man asked.
The wife replied, 'That was for the piece of paper with the name Jenny on it that I found in your pants pocket'.
The man then said, 'When I was at the races last week Jenny was the name of the horse I bet on'.
The wife apologized and went on with the housework.
Three days later the man is watching TV when his wife bashes him on the head with an even bigger frying pan, knocking him unconscious.
Upon re-gaining consciousness the man asked why she had hit again.
Wife replied, 'Your horse phoned'.

What Grows Inside the Observatory of Flowers

Don't be fooled by the name, the Observatory of Flowers isn't just a greenhouse filled with flowers. I chaperoned my daughter's 4th grade class field trip to the San Francisco Observatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park this past Wednesday and much to my surprise, I found that there were more than flowers inside this historical building. The Observatory was built in the late 1800's and is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park as well as the oldest observatory in the U.S. The building was painted white to prevent too much sunlight heat from penetrating through the glass.

The first thing I immediately felt was the heat and humidity inside the Observatory. Our tour guide led us to the Aquatic Plants area first. I love the beautiful lotus and waterlily pond with koi fishes. Look how big those lily pads are!
 Musa Velutina Pink banana...
I find this orchid species, Coelogyne Pandurata, interesting. It grows on the trunk of a tree and through adaptation, it stores water in pods to sustain itself during dry seasons.

Sorry, I have no idea what this huge plant or flower is...

Next, we went to the Highland Tropics area or room. The Dioon Spinulosum tree was around when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. If memory serves, I believe the tour guide says it's the oldest tree in the world.

The third room was the Lowland Tropics where different species of plants grow on tree logs or trucks.

I forgot which room Vanilla Planifolia was in. I never knew the vanilla beans we use in cooking was from the orchid family. It's not blooming season for the fruit which is why there is no vanilla bean pod shown in the picture.
The potted plants and flowers was the last room we visited. This is the cobra plant.

Tropical butterflies...

Gold and Red Beets Salad


I'm participating in Wendy's Green Thumb weekly fresh garden recipe. I like her idea very much because I get to check out other blogger's recipes for dinner ideas and inspiration. Now if you have been following along my blog for some time, you know that nothing grows in my garden, unlike Wendy's garden. 

I saw these gold and red beets on my recent trip to the supermarket which reminded me of a really nice gold and red beets salad I had at the Academy of Sciences. Here's what I had at the Academy that day:

I love the salad very much except for the chunky blue cheese. When I made my salad, I used feta cheese instead of blue cheese, omitted the fried onions, and added boiled eggs. 

1 gold beet
1 red beet
2 eggs, boiled and diced
4 arugula leaves, rinsed and dried
balsamic vinaigrette
crumbled feta cheese

Boil the beets for about 30 minutes or until tender. Do not peel the skin to retain the color of the beets. I cooked both beets varieties together. Dice the beets. Mix all the ingredients together. 

The Art of Negotiation

After a long negotiation with my eldest daughter who really wanted a dog, we agreed on a suitable pet for her. So from this pup...

...we bought her this dog instead:

She took these pictures. I found them after uploading my camera pictures.