August 13, 2009
Help Needed - Riding a Triathlon

I need your help.

As many of you know, I took up road biking in January and somewhat obsessed with cycling. I recently joined the Disney Triathlon Team and offered to ride in a relay team. For years, Disney has fielded a large team of athletes and gathered donations.

In a month I'm riding the cycling leg of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon to raise money for the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. This year, Disney has raised over $125,000 but we want to raise more.

Any donation, small or large is helpful! Link here to donate.

City of Angels Bike Tour 09
Posted by michael at 02:12 PM | Comments (0)
August 12, 2009
Making Rainbow Cake

I've been meaning to post this for a while.

I was reading the Goons with Spoons forum at Something Awful, when I stumbled onto the Making a Rainbow Cake thread. I knew I must give it a try.

The idea is simple.

1) Make some cake batter
2) Split into portions
3) Color portions with food dye
4) Mix into baking pan
5) Bake
6) ...
7) Profit!!!

Prepping to cook

My daughter and her friend, who happens to be a boy. "He's not a boyfriend, Daddy!"
Mixing the dye into the batter.

The four colors, ready to go.

Poured into the baking dish with no particular plan at the direction of the children.

Out of the oven, looking good.

Mira is ready to eat a slice of the Rainbow Cake

The rest of the cake.

The kids had a great time making this and it was super simple. It's a good trick to pull out when the kids are bored.

Posted by michael at 08:13 AM | Comments (0)