jueves, 31 de julio de 2008

Independence Day (United States)

In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or the Fourth, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

miércoles, 30 de julio de 2008

History of mobile phones

In the beginning, two-way radios (known as mobile rigs) were used in vehicles such as taxicabs, police cruisers, ambulances, and the like, but were not mobile phones because they were not normally connected to the telephone network. Users could not dial phone numbers from their mobile radios in their vehicles. A large community of mobile radio users, known as the mobileers, popularized the technology that would eventually give way to the mobile phone. Originally, mobile phones were permanently installed in vehicles, but later versions such as the so-called transportables or "bag phones" were equipped with a cigarette lighter plug so that they could also be carried, and thus could be used as either mobile or as portable two-way radios. During the early 1940s, Motorola developed a backpacked two-way radio, the Walkie-Talkie and later developed a large hand-held two-way radio for the US military. This battery powered "Handie-Talkie" (HT) was about the size of a man's forearm.


viernes, 4 de julio de 2008

Different parts of the word that I want to know

I want to visit France to know the louvre museum

i want to travel to roma to learn about the roman architecture

i want to go to Mexico to know the maya culture

i want go to Brazil to visit the Cristo Redentor


louvre.bmp I want to visit France to know the louvre museum

arco2.jpgi want to travel to roma to learn about the roman architecture

800px-Yaxchilan_1.jpgi want to go to Mexico to know the maya culture

brasil.jpg i want go to Brazil to visit the Cristo Redentor


This is my house

It is yellow with white.

Definitely it is spacious, because it has two floors.

In my house there is a balcony, where you can see The Bridge and all the view of the urbanization where I live.

There is a small backyard and a small porch, too, with few plants and flowers.

There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a dining room; all of them are spacious, with enough illumination.

There is a big kitchen which is comfortable and very lightly.

I think my house is very convenient because the drugstore, the bakery, the butcher chop and some stores and restaurants are near by and I can take taxis, carritos and the bus easily because my house is close to the principal avenue of San Francisco.

The only bad thing of the area where I live is that there is too much noise, which is consequence of the traffic


Chocolate Caramel Sandwiches


1 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup icing sugar
3/4 cups unsalted butter
2 eggs
4 Tbsp orange juice
1 can sweetened condensed milk

4 squares semi-sweet chocolate
4 Tbsp butter

Step 1:

A night or two before you plan on making the cookies, you are going to make the easiest,most flavorful caramel in the universe that you'll eventually spread on the cookies. Take a can of sweetened condensed milk (I used two incase I messed up the recipe royally and had to make them again.

Note: Picture shows 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk but this recipe only requires 1.
I used an extra can just for backup.

Step 2:

Take the paper off of the can. Add to a large pot of boiling water (Do Not Open The Can), making sure they are submerged the entire time. Let the water come down to a simmer and leave for 2.5 hours. After 2.5 hours put in the fridge (after they’ve cooled down a bit) for at least over night and no longer than a week.

Step 3:

Preheat the oven to 350F and lightly grease cookie sheets.

Take the can of caramel out of the fridge to bring it up to room temperature.

Step 4:

Sift flour and cocoa powder.

Step 5:

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.

Step 6:

Add orange juice and eggs and combine.

Step 7:

Add dry ingredients slowly and combine until smooth (it kind of looks like frosting).

Step 8:

Put mixture into a pastry bag with a large flat tip. Pipe into overlapping ribbons, about 4-5 per cookie. I'm bad at piping, hence the ugly little mishapen cookies.

Step 9:

Also remember to space them out or you will have to cut them apart as I did.

Put into oven for about 5 minutes. Check to see that they are not burning. When the liquid middle begins to harden, take cookies out (it happened in 2 more minutes for one batch, another five for the other batch).

Step 10:

Remove from cookie sheet carefully and put on cooling racks to cool completely (the cookies are a little flimsy at this stage and you will melt the caramel too much if you spread it on now).

Step 11:

Now open the cooled milk cans. Behold the sweet sweet caramel.

Step 12:

When completely cool, spread the caramel over one cookie and make a sandwich with another cookie. How much caramel you use depends on how much you like. I like adding an amount somewhere between a hearty slop and a thunderchunk.

Step 13:

What a cookie should look like:

Now for the glaze:

Step 14:

To make the glaze, chop the four blocks of chocolate with a serrated knife or a chocolate fork if you have one.

Step 15:

Add to a glass or metal bowl over a pot of simmering water and put in the 4 tbsp pf butter.

Step 16:

Once melted completely and smooth, spoon over one side of the cookies.

Step 17:

You can do both if you want, but I find it too messy and it tastes pretty good with just one side done. Put cookies in the fridge for the glaze to harden, then enjoy.


Aparmet A-B

Aparmet A

It is has a many bedrooms as aparment B.
The bedrooms are bigger.
The closets are bigger.
It´s cheaper than aparment B.
Aparment A is dark and dingy.

Aparment B
It has many bedrooms as aparment A.
The livingroom is huge.
The bedrooms are too small.
The isn´t enog closet space.
There isn`t as cheap as aparment A.
It´s right and modern and it is located in a safe neigh borhood