Sunday, February 25, 2007

Who Likes Pudding?

Today I was digging around in the cupboard and found a package of Jello vanilla pudding I had brought down a couple of years ago, so I decided to make it. I am assuming the stuff has an indefinite shelf-life.
I decided it needed a crust so I could make a pie so I went to the store and bought some Venezuelan "Maria" vanilla cookies. Crushed them, added butter to make a crust.
I spread the cookie/butter in a bowl, and poured the pudding into the bowl. I allow it to chill for a couple of hours.
The result is very tasty! Just like when I was a little kid! Tania didn’t like it so much. It’s a very American-type thing, I think.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Carnival

Sorry no pictures. I laid low for Carnival. Tania went to Anaco to spend time with her family. I stayed in PLC and just watched TV staying away from the crowds. I got out a few times on my bike but just to look around. Too many people!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Rocket Launch from Friday, 9 February 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

Ground Hog Day

I tell my students this is my favorite day of the year. It doesn't really matter here in the tropics but in North America is was always the half-way point to spring, but it also coincides with the half-way point of the school year. We are more than half done! Hard to believe.

Today was a strange day. Most of the students were gone, I only had a hand full. I had them get caught up on some labs and things, and I started building a new two chambered water rocket. It a radical design; a prototype and I already think I am going to have to start over.

We hope to have a two school competition with water rockets in March. The other school has more space and their rocket design is pretty advanced. I am trying new and daring designs to break their records.

If this design works, I hope to incorporate my parachute release system into the next version.