Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Open Street Maps

Nate, in his mapping mania, has got me into openstreemap.org. It is an open source wiki (meaning anyone can edit it) map of the world. If you zoom in to any place I've lived you will* see some of my "work". (I added the Sandy Hollow campground and bike trail.) 
The site is European-based, which is reflected in some of the tagging options. I was tempted to tag Covenant Hall as "amenity: biergarten" just for fun but I resisted.

*the servers aren't uploaded immediately so you cannot yet see all my work

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

Heather was in charge of making the traditional New Year's oliebollen (Dutch deep-fried donut balls with apples and raisins in them) at Crown Pointe. Holly and I came in to help with the frying. None of us had ever done it before, but with some advice from the residents we managed to pull it off. At the end of the afternoon, the triple batch was eaten, we smelled like oil, and the room was very sugary. Mmmm, fat balls!