1. Cng and I sit down together twice a week and work on her writing. She's only been in the USA for about six months and, even though she learned English in her home country, it's a very different challenge to employ English in the classroom and when writing papers for WR 121. But, here's what happens: as she becomes more confident and adept at speaking, writing, and hearing English, more dimensions of her personality emerge and, each time we meet, I increasingly experience what a good person she is. It's really fun.
2. The Deke brought home a nice chunk of steelhead salmon. I'm very inexperienced cooking fish. I lighly oiled it, seasoned it, lightly lemon juiced it, and put it under the broiler. I checked it after three minutes, then after one minute, another minute, and another minute. It seemed cooked through after six minutes so I nervously called the Deke to dinner and it was awesome. Man I'm happy. I want to be able to prepare fish with some confidence really badly -- I think this was a first step.
3. I told the Deke about the Troxstar's Black Lager and how much I enjoyed a pint of it. I mentioned that it had some qualities similar to a porter. Wednesday evening, on her way home from work, the Deke stopped at the store and picked me up a Polish porter called Black Boss Porter. I enjoyed that bottle of beer thoroughly as I prepared dinner. If you like a strong, bold, complex porter ale, I highly recommend Black Boss Porter.