Monday, February 20, 2006

Livejournal

Right now I am not maintaining this journal but I am keeping my Livejournal updated. So go read about me over there.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/steprous/

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Movies

watched 2 cool movies yesterday.

The Jacket (Link) 4/5 - confusing but made you think like 12 monkeys, butterfly effect etc.

Final Destination 2 (Link) 4/5 - fast, fun, gory, no wasted time.



Wednesday, February 01, 2006

La Pentola (The cooking pot)

Last weekend I was in St. Augustine and I had a wonderful dinner at La Pentola, the food was outstanding.

With the bread there were these really yummy black olives, much more tasty than any olives i had ever had, I normally don't like olives.

To start off I had the BAKED BRIE IN CROUTE ~ Imported brie cheese, with honey mustard and pine nuts wrapped in puff pastry. Baked and served with fresh fruit and crostini.

The honey mustard give it an amazing flavor as did the pine nuts.

For my main course I had LOBSTER RAVIOLI ~ Jumbo lobster ravioli in a vodka cream tomato sauce with fresh basil, roasted peppers and asparagus.

It was stupendous.

I'd highly reccomend this place, it had a great atmosphere out in the courtyard, the inside also looked quite nice and cozy.

It seemed that both of the girls serving us were eastern european, as was a girl at another place I went to down the street, why eastern europeans in St. Augustine?


Monday, January 30, 2006

Leu Gardens Orlando













Sunday, January 29, 2006

Pics from amelia island

http://www.jplt.com/~bear/AmeliaIslandJan19-2006/AmeliaIsland.html

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Climbing the tree

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I've been doing quite a bit of genealogy research over the past few days. I had done some back in 2004 with the help of a cousin, but I found a lot of stuff over the past 3 days or so.

You can see what I have so far here:
http://www.gencircles.com/users/cjr71244/1/pedigree/7

I only have my mom's parents listed and her moms branch listed because that is the part I'm researching right now, I have the information for the other main branches I just haven't combined it all yet. I will once I've found all I can done with this main branch.

I've always known that I had roots from both sides of my family in france and the french side of switzerland but now I know I have a lot of english roots on my moms side, assuming my research is correct.

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One thing I read about is my ancestor came with William the Conqueror from France to England:

"The Richmond family begins with Roaldus Musard de Richmond who accompanied Wm the Conqueror from France to England in 1066. There followed fifteen generations of the Richmond's family who live in Wiltshire, England.

Roaldus Musard de Richmond- Born between 980 and 1075. Believed to have died between 1016 and 1148. Roaldus Musard de Richmond was one of the most powerful leaders who accompanied Wm the Conqueror into England(Thackeray's Genealogy, Plantagent-Harrison gives Fulco de Richmond as thegrandfather, and Robert as the father of Roaldus "Le Ennase")."


The Gencircles site has helped me Immensely I wouldn't have found most of this info without it, the exporting of gedcom files is what helps the most and the search method.

If anyone else is interested in doing this type of research on their own tree, I suggest you gather any information you have about your parents grandparents etc, including birthdates, marriage dates, locations etc. and then start looking around the gencircles site, then once you start to have more information then you can handle on a sheet of paper, get a program like GenPro and input the data.

Also here is a interesting link about how many great grandparents we all have http://www.american-pictures.com/genealogy/we.are.all.cousins.htm

Monday, January 23, 2006

Celluloid

Saw a few movies this weekend

Underworld: Evolution 4.5/5 I think I may be the only one of my group who really really liked it a lot. There were a lot of heads and jaws ripped off I really enjoyed that.

Suburbia 5/5 I saw this once before in about 1992 I liked it then, but somehow now I liked it a lot more. Really cool, kind of a snapshot of a time and a scene you don't see much anymore, at least not around here. Maybe it was just my mood that I watched it in.

The Yes Men 3.5/5 A few very funny parts, I liked this, it's different and makes you think but also makes you feel hopeless. Incredibly funny proposal of recycling food.

Wedding Crashers 4/5 Had me laughing quite a bit, watched it in the same mood as suburbia so I guess that is why I liked it so much, it was quite funny.

Off

My stomache felt off since saturday afternoon. I was at the scottish games, and one of these 3 things that caused it: I ate a tasty hot dog from one of the vendors, I drank about 6 good beers or I was dehydrated. My stomache still feels off but it's better just not fully. I don't take any types of medicines or other stuff like that, I prefer natural remedies, like green tea. If you have any suggestions I welcome them, just not drugs or pills or pepto.

It's kind of a quesy feeling like I might throw up.