Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I made a lot of resolutions last year, most of which I didn't keep. Hopefully this year is better.
1. Manage inboxes more effectively. Get work inbox under 100 and get gmail inbox under 2000 (that's a third of what it is now).
2. Do something active every day. Preferably the 30 day shred (when it comes), DDR (when it comes) or Wii Fit or Wii Sports. Or the gym we pay for...
3. Eat healthier. Take pictures to keep to the goal. Take vitamins daily. Remember to fill prescriptions regularly.
4. Clean the apartment. Get rid of coffee table before the end of the first quarter.
5. Blog at least once a week.
Hopefully I can keep these. Happy new year!!
(Edited to add: I just looked at last year's resolutions after I made these. They're like the same resolutions! And I resolved that in January I would buy a sunrise alarm clock. It's still on my to-do list! This is insane! Anyway, happy new year!)
4. Cantina de San Angel: I believe this cantina is the "quick service" or "counter service" place at the Mexico exhibit at Epcot, and not the sit-down place (which I don't think we visited this time). It was a nice snack that I believe we had on our "tapas" day where we attempted to eat small meals all over the Epcot world showcase. We had some tacos, some Japanese food, etc.
7. Hallo Berlin: I love Hallo Berlin. Reminds me of our brief stopover in Germany and our visit to Sachsenhausen. Mmmm.
11. Orchid Caribbean: Orchid is another neighborhood place. We worried earlier this year that they had closed down (like so many other places around here) but it turns out that it was really for good news and they had a baby (according to the sign). I love the food at Orchid and its laid-back vibe. It's like a real break from the city.
15. Wing Shing: Why am I always talking about restaurants closing? This place in Brooklyn got DOH-ed (which was bizarre because the inspection just before had been really, really good). Our family used to go here all the time, and I have so many pictures of food here. I'm not sure if it's now reopened but it was closed for awhile.
There's the recap!
Photos: Golden tofu salad with hijiki and carrots from Brooklyn Museum Cafe; soft tacos from Cantina de San Angel; Japanese potato salad from Kodama; tacos from Mex in the City; platter from Tangierine Cafe.
2008 was a mixed bag. It was a great year in many ways - starting to plan our wedding and continuing to plan our life together; thankful for home, family, health, work and the people in our lives; trips to Disney and to Maui; Obama's election and finally moving out of the dark ages. In many other ways, it was also a really difficult year, most notably to the country with the bad economy hitting more people and closer to home than I ever expected. On to the recap:
Movies/shows I saw in the theaters in 2008:
Kung Fu Panda
Vacations/trips in 2008:
Chicago, IL (for work)
Books read (for the first time) in 2008 (since this is a new category for me, I really can't remember what I've read!):
Treason by the Book
I wish I could do something like favorite dishes of 2008, favorite new restaurants of 2008 or favorite TV episodes of 2008, but this would have required advanced planning. Maybe next year. More recap to follow (as I eat pretzels and watch the Project Runway marathon).
Anyway, it sounds like it's going to be a rough New Years Eve for the people sticking it out in Times Square tomorrow night. They predict a wind chill of 8. And it's supposed to be snowy and rainy all day. I was thinking I might have worked up my running ability to be able to do the Central Park run this new year, but I haven't, and now I'm kind of thankful since it's going to be so cold and disgusting out!
In other news, I have gotten sucked into Legend of the Seeker and am now up to episode 5. I seem to watch any TV shows that deal with magic. I watched Charmed all the time on TNT during law school (every day?) and even watched Valentine on Hulu this season (which was like Charmed but worse). I love magic. Harry Potter magic, Charmed magic, any magic. So even if the show isn't great, I'll watch it. But I really liked Legend of the Seeker!
I really need to go to sleep. This is ridiculous...
Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Not the dinner itself... that was good. (Chana masala and a chicken curry, along with bhelpoori.)
It was this bizarre situation: At one point, there were only 2 tables in the restaurant. We found out later that the people at the other table not only live at the same intersection that we do, but they are getting married in the same month & year. And we found out all of this through listening to their conversation with a new table that came in.
Now if they said they were having a destination wedding also, I would be really freaked out by the similarities. (They might be, but I have no idea!)
Anyway, I can't believe it's Christmas this week. It occurred to me today as I was walking through the snow (before it turned to sleet) that it's only a few days away! When did that happen?! I realize that, because I'm working so much, every day seems the same and has blurred from one to the next without any holiday distinction, but seriously?! It was just Thanksgiving. How is it already Christmas? And how did it take until the 19th for me to realize Christmas was coming up soon? I haven't done anything! I was supposed to write out all these cards, do all these gifts, get the gifts for the people in the building, etc., and it's the last weekend to do it (and I'll be working)! This is absolutely crazy. I can't believe how busy December always is. Why are holidays at the end of the calendar year? Can only deal with one at a time...
And what's going to happen with the Treats Truck? Will the candy cane cupcakes be gone after Christmas? I haven't tried them yet because I didn't see them in the window today and every other time I wanted to get a snack I didn't realize I was after the winter hours until it was too late. Is it possible that today's holiday cookies are my only holiday treat trip? Nooo!
But they were yummy. And made me feel more festive. And yes, I got the cookies after I realized the whole "Christmas is next week" thing. Otherwise, I would feel even more dumb than I did after some of the really stupid things I did today.
Time to sleep to hopefully regrow some brain cells and get up early enough to exercise (at least a little bit)!
Friday, December 19, 2008
- I got the same cab driver that I got last time. Who remembered me.
And when I say "last time" I don't mean yesterday. It's been over a
week. He must have a great memory.
There was something else I was going to say but I don't remember it.
My memory must not be as good as his!
1. Year end crunch. Insanely busy. Lots of late nights. You would
never guess we were in a bad economy!
2. Everyone said over the summer that we were due for a bad winter.
Watching the Weather Channel, I think it's here.
3. Companies should implement naptime or at least permit it. It would
increase productivity and improve health.
4. I still don't not hate wedding planning. Does that make sense?
5. My gmail theme is zen (perhaps it's tea house in the English
version but it's zen in French). I love watching the cute little fox
go about his day! What they need to do is combine zen with the tree
theme to give little fox some weather and variety in his life.
So tired. Just winding down after a shower before going to sleep. Good night!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
He's in Fargo, ND in the middle of the blizzard, and before they cut to him, the person in the weather center was like, "How are you holding up against frostbite?"
Sure, while you're toasty and warm in your studio, you're making the man do a report from outside in the blizzard and white-out where the wind chills are more than 20 below zero... and you're joking with him about how his face is doing with frostbite? He can't even zip his coat all the way up or wear a scarf or face mask because he has to do the TV report! Don't make him talk anymore! Let him go inside to warm up before his face falls off! The "cold" advisories we used to get in Chicago said you could get frostbite if you were outside for minutes with exposed skin. Poor man.
He's finally done talking. "Try to stay inside as much as possible." Then stop making him report on the blizzard!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
What Your Thanksgiving Meal Says About You
When it comes to the holidays, you do things your own way ... and love it. You do whatever feels right to you.
You see the holidays as a time to think about what's important to you. It's a good time to reflect and regroup.
You like the more adult aspects of the holidays - parties, cocktails, and having time off from work.
During the holidays, you are likely to feel generous. At your worst, you feel exhausted.
You consider yourself to be a bit of a purist, and you're proud of it.
You tend to spend your holidays doing everything and anything. You really get into the holiday spirit.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The QVC host just went into an explanation for why you should buy this special gold jewelry.
Paraphrased, her reasoning basically went like this, "You can tell a lot about someone by the gift they give you. Gold jewelry is a special gift. If someone gets you gold jewelry, you know they think you're someone special. It's not like if someone gets you a blender for Christmas. If they get you a blender (not that anything's wrong with a blender), they see you as a practical person. It's not like if they buy you this gold jewelry."
I get that there is a difference between a blender and jewelry (and yes, the blender was the example she used). But if a blender means you're a practical person, then jewelry means... what? I don't get it. How do you complete the comparison? If you get jewelry, you're not a practical person? Do people not want to be practical? Confused...
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I'm renaming the "Randomly Chosen Screensaver Picture" label to "Snapshots."
It may still be randomly chosen by the screensaver, but I like the name Snapshots better.
So, for this snapshot from my life...
July 2008. At sea somewhere in the northern Pacific Ocean. This was my lunch entree. I think it was a salmon cake tower on top of pad thai. I remember it being very good. All the food on this Holland America cruise was really good. I want to go on a cruise again. And I love looking at old pictures.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I'm completely exhausted from walking all day (and it's almost 2 am), but I'm trying to post more consistently, so here's another random photo of the day.
It's from Hyde Park in Chicago near the University of Chicago. I used to see this overpass every day that I drove back from school, but I don't even remember taking these pictures. (According to the data, it's from May 2004.) Looking through the set of pictures, I also don't remember the area by the law school being so green! The last couple of times I've been in Chicago, it's been cloudy and gray.
I try to take photos of the "everyday" life we're living, but sometimes there are little details that you never have pictures of because you never think about taking something so ordinary. Yet, years later, looking at the pictures, it brings back the everyday, the ordinary, the routine. Looking at something familiar is kind of nice sometimes, even if it's just an overpass from a familiar drive.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
It was really, really good. We had the pomegranate flavor at tangysweet in DC over the summer, and were wondering how long it would take before it landed at Red Mango and Pinkberry. It's not an overwhelming flavor, but I liked that it wasn't. Yum.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Maybe it was a reflection of the weather, but everything was annoying today! To illustrate, today I was annoyed:
- when I woke up and read the emails waiting for me on my blackberry
- that it was dark, cold, damp and/or rainy all day long
- that I have felt sick and/or weak and/or weary day after day, causing me not to go to the gym for over a week
- by all the work I have to do and all the work that just doesn't seem to get done
- that I had to go to Europa for lunch to avoid the rain (but luckily it's in our building) instead of someplace more exciting
- that when I went to Europa for lunch, some girl slapped her umbrella around getting my entire suit jacket wet, since I deliberately went to Europa so that I wouldn't get wet
etc, etc, etc. There's more where that came from.
The bright spots were no line at the bank when I went to deposit a check in the morning and the serenity at an odd moment of the day when I sat alone in a conference room waiting for a meeting that ended up not happening but where it was quiet and peaceful and I got a lot of work done (despite an active movie shoot on that floor).
Hopefully tomorrow is a better day. I'm feeling a little less annoyed now after watching Eli Stone...
Last summer, we went on a cruise to Alaska. The last port before disembarkation was Victoria. I hadn't been to many places in Canada prior to the Victoria stop -- none of the major cities, only a few cities on the eastern coast of Canada (on other cruises).
I really liked Victoria. Unfortunately this was an evening stop and (a) many places were already closed, like the museums and aquariums, (b) it was our last night on the cruise and there was major packing to be done and (c) we had to get back to the photo center on the ship to pick up the photos we ordered before they closed. Therefore, I didn't get to do much in Victoria other than some walking around, photography (golden hour, amazing light), and general soaking in of the city. I think some of my relatives went to a pub and had beers, but I guess they didn't have anything to do back on the ship. All this means is I'll have to go back!
I would love to go on a cruise right now. They are so incredibly relaxing. People do everything for you and are always willing to help. The food (at least on ours) was fantastic (and all included!). You can catch up on sleep (I napped a LOT). There's just something nice about being at sea and resting. I could really use this now (as I'm working...).
Mmm... maybe I'll daydream about cruises to the Mexican Riviera. Sigh.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I think it was a commercial for a cell phone company (AT&T?) that says that if you don't thaw out a turkey enough and then fry it, it can explode. I just checked online and it sounds like that's true. I never knew.
Of course, I don't know what it says for the advertising that I remember the lesson about the fryer more than who the ad was for...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Maybe it's not bad for everyone, but we have been trying to finalize the venue, date and pricing for over 7 weeks. We finally made some progress tonight (compared to the past 7 weeks), but it would have been nice to be at this place weeks ago. Part of it was internal issues at the venue which we had no control over (at least 4 weeks of the delay), but still frustrating that we couldn't get some of this stuff done earlier. But not going to stress about it anymore because there's no point. Time's gone and complaining about it will just waste more.
Hoping tomorrow brings more progress!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Apparently most of the search traffic came from people looking for those ridiculous CNN holograms. Which weren't really holograms?
1. I'm sick. It started Thursday night and I have felt like crap all day. I don't really know what it is and am not very good at identifying the symptoms, other than "sick." At least not right now.
2. Since I am sick, I basically slept and watched TV all day. That's probably good for the DVR since it was almost full of shows we hadn't watched yet. Sleep is just good for everyone.
3. I can't believe Norm Coleman is trying to force them not to do a recount. The vote separation is so close that a manual recount really could change the outcome. Of course, that's exactly why he's acting like this, even though you can be sure that if it were the other way around, he would be yelling for one.
4. I wish the apartment could just clean up itself.
5. The soups at the Ollie's by our apartment are gigantic bowls. I got won ton mein (spelling?) when we went yesterday to try to help with my sickness and the bowl was gigantic. That dish reminds me of Hong Kong because when I went as a teenager, we had it for breakfast daily. I like that, a big bowl of noodle soup for breakfast. It's a nice start to the day. Nowadays, I just eat half a bagel.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Have they been calling them "apparent winners" all night and I just haven't noticed?
I was hoping to take Montana. I wonder how close it is.
So that leaves North Carolina and Missouri...
Manhattan: Obama 85-14
Bronx: Obama 88-12
Queens: Obama 75-25
Brooklyn: Obama 79-20
Staten Island: McCain 52-47
We have some work to do in my home borough. :) But we did get a Democrat into Vito Fossella's old seat by a pretty decent margin. That's good news.
(Alaska was called too, after the race was over, but while it wasn't a runaway, I didn't think we'd get Alaska.)
So that leaves Montana, North Carolina and Missouri. Who would have thought this 2 years ago.
"Out of many, we are one."
"Yes we can."
This has been such an incredible night. One of those moments in history that I don't think you ever forget.
And since this probably got lost below:
Millions of people making a difference, voting and hoping for change.
Obama - Yay!
Elwyn - Not called yet. I think Michele "Democrats are anti-American" Bachmann is still ahead.
South Dakota abortion ban - MSNBC said it failed; CNN hasn't called it yet.
Dan Seals - CNN says he lost. Boo.
Al Franken - Still tied.
Bob Lord - CNN says he lost. Darn.
Eric Massa - CNN says he won. Yay!
Darcy Burner - This one's not going to be over for a while.
Gary Trauner - CNN says he lost. Boo.
Mark Begich - Polls just closed but I hope we're saying goodbye to Ted Stevens.
Jim Martin - Not called yet but it looks like we're losing...
No on 8 - Not called yet. I don't like the way the percentages look right now, but it doesn't look like SF has reported yet...
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
- It is the only thing that has made me stop crying so far.
- McCain sounds more sincere than he has sounded in weeks. And he's blinking a lot less than in any of the big public speeches or debates recently.
- At least he tried to stop them from booing such a historic moment.
- I find it interesting that his concession speech comes in his home state... which hasn't been called yet. [Interesting note: MSNBC calls Arizona for McCain during the speech.]
- We got another "my friends"!
- Part of me wonders if McCain is glad to be himself again. And if he will go back to 2000 McCain.
- It was actually a really good speech. Thanks John.
MSNBC calls for Obama:
And for McCain:
North Dakota (they said it's the first toss-up... and they're calling it this early?)
Arizona is too close to call? I would LOVE to take Arizona away from McCain...
Still so nervous.
New Jersey (expected)
And for McCain:
Looking at the map, I guess I missed South Carolina being called (but it's expected).
Makes it 103-34 according to MSNBC.
"CNN's Jessica Yellin via Hologram from Chicago"
"I'm in a tent in Chicago..."
Well... you look like you're in a newsroom...
And I thought the floating map on MSNBC was weird. This is just bizarre. Standing on a little red button in the air? This is bizarre.
Edited to add: Wolf said "You make a terrific hologram." This is strange.
Kentucky for McCain (8)
Vermont for Obama (3)
I don't think either of those 2 are shocking.
Why bother calling states "too early to call"? The polls just closed in those states! Of course they're TOO EARLY TO CALL. I don't know why we call states early anyway.
I was so happy to vote for Obama that I just wanted to look at my vote for a bit to let it sink in. It took me so long to vote that the lady outside checked on me to make sure I was ok. But really, part of that time was reading the proposal that I didn't know about beforehand.
And then I got free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's. (It was next door to the polling place!)
And then I phonebanked and called a list of Iowa voters. Only one person that I got through to hadn't voted yet, everyone else had, and 2 people enthusiastically volunteered that they voted for Obama. Woohoo!
Off to do more phonebanking and watching the returns (polls are closing in 2 minutes in a bunch of states)!
I really hope things work out right tonight. I'm so nervous.
How depressing. How can we go through this again for a third time? It was painful reading these entries.
This wait is agonizing (and I haven't even voted yet, so I'm not sure why I'm complaining about "waiting"). It's going to be a really long day.
Monday, November 03, 2008
What's going on here? I've now seen ads for "fair and balanced" Fox News and "hate we can believe in"... during shows like Countdown and Rachel Maddow. It's not like I'm watching Morning Joe. I don't get it.
It's an interesting experience making phone calls for hours. A few observations:
1. I think people were screening their calls. The weather was not so nice in Pennsylvania that all of those people weren't home. I can't say I blame them. Some of the people I actually got to talk to had been contacted 4 times that day, and sometimes from call centers in different cities. I screen my calls based on caller ID, so I wouldn't be surprised if they were doing the same considering the call volume they must be getting. Which brings me to...
2. I started thinking at one point in the phonebanking that I shouldn't screen calls on my phone because I was learning what it felt like to dial 10 numbers in a row and get 10 voicemails/answering machines. Then I thought about it a little more and remembered why I do it at all.
3. Some of the people I called were so enthusiastic and it was so great to talk to them. Reminds you of why you're doing it. I only got 2 calls that turned out not to be supporters, but unfortunately they were the last 2 I made today.
4. I wonder when the day will come that we can have portable real-time technology that updates based on each phone call or home visit, so people in all different cities can track progress on all different levels all at once in the palm of their hand. I think that's more fantasy than reality at this point.
5. Phonebanking reminded me of just how big the world is, and it kind of makes you feel like a really small part of it all. You can hear a population number, or even see crowds of people, but when you're holding sheets of paper with names on them and the lists just go on and on, it really is a different way of seeing just how many people there are.
6. I didn't mind getting sent to voicemail that much. You could hear the message and sometimes I was wondering what the person was like and what they were up to. All from the sound of their voice and their outgoing message. Some people (like mine) had the generic message up so there wasn't much wondering going on there.
7. I liked knowing where I was calling, geographically. I think I had a sheet or 2 of Pittsburgh, another of Philly and a sheet of Johnstown. I think it's my map thing, why I wanted to know where I was calling. It also helps when you feel like you have a "stake" (for lack of a better word) in the outcome. Like when CNN zooms in on a county and you know you've called there. That's kind of cool. Like the way I'll be tracking certain downticket races because I contributed some $.
8. You know that every day you are living through "history." But there are just certain moments when you really feel like you're living through something people will read about in the history books years from now. Hopefully this time it's for something amazing, as opposed to the last 3 things I can think of that are in the history books (9/11, Katrina, the Bush downward spiral). It would be amazing to think of the type of uplifting history that could be made this week, and that we might live through it. One can only hope.
It's going to be a stressful and anxiety-filled 48 (or less) hours...
Sunday, November 02, 2008
I logged on this morning to do work after suddenly getting 3 blue
screen errors yesterday. And I couldn't get it to stay on through
start up without a blue screen error and restarting itself.
Luckily it is working enough (for now) to let me save stuff in safe
mode. Sigh. But I did lose some pictures. Sigh.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
In other news, while walking past Bread Factory Cafe near our apartment this evening, I saw my horoscope on the TV screen. It said to research travel destinations. It's trying to tempt me, knowing I am not going on vacation for the rest of 2008. It doesn't mean I won't research travel destinations though! I read some of my travel magazine tonight, and also uploaded photos from my 2006 Puerto Rico trip, including some things that I totally forgot I saw.
And since we're discussing travel, I love when The Amazing Race goes to New Zealand. This was one of my favorite mat greeters - hi Phil's dad! That was great!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Didn't this "vote for Obama but machine records vote for McCain" thing already happen on the Simpsons? Sad.
(Or in a skit from the Simpsons? I don't know if it was part of an episode or not.)
In other political news, I am proud to be part of the massive fundraising effort in Minnesota after those hateful comments on Hardball. Good luck to El!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
As far as the new shows go, I guess I would say that I'm pleasantly surprised by the Mentalist. I wasn't going to watch it, out of loyalty to Psych, but I saw the first episode on CBS online and really liked it. I didn't want to like it, but I did. And after the second episode, that didn't change. Perhaps I should go into new shows with those expectations -- expecting to dislike it and then waiting for the show to change my mind. A way of managing the DVR list?
I haven't seen that many of the other new shows. 90210, I missed the first few because the DVR was out of room, so I haven't really gotten into it. Privileged, I like but I missed an episode here or there. Life on Mars was ok; I'm not sold on it but I usually give new shows 2-3 episodes. The Ex List is another one I didn't expect to like because the premise seemed a little forced, but I really liked the episodes so far. Haven't seen My Own Worst Enemy, Fringe, etc. yet.
I feel like last year's sophomore class had some really good shows that weren't watched much, got renewed, but were off the air for a really long time with the strike but haven't recovered (in ratings). I wish more people were watching Chuck, Dirty Sexy Money, Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, etc. Such good shows. Thank goodness Gossip Girl is doing better.
Watching last Thursday's Survivor now ... Gabon is gorgeous but I don't think I could handle being there!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I'm not going to spoil who won or lost this first leg of TAR 13 (other than that they were both teams I like), but I'm so excited that the Amazing Race is back! It's been so long. The last season aired last fall and I forgot how much I missed this show. Yay!
Anyway, the teams were in Salvador, Brazil today. I haven't been to Brazil, but would like to go someday. Salvador looked like a nice city, and the tasks looked fun. I definitely would have preferred climbing down a net to crawling hands and knees up the stairs. Yikes.
But the real story is how there are always teams I don't like! Right now it's 2.5 I think... the frat boys, the woman who really wants to get married (right now she is being edited as one dimensional and he really doesn't look like he wants to get married) and especially Terrence and Sarah. He's supposedly a free spirit, but he's the most uptight and intense free spirit I've ever seen on TV. She has her own issues and isn't treating this like a race, getting upset with people running the race because she tried to talk to them in the street and be nice, and they probably didn't even hear her since they were racing! And the preview is no better where he complains that 2 teams are "like one" because they're in an alliance (has he even watched the show? does he know what an alliance is?), and she whines that they didn't even say hi to her. Seriously?!
I'm so glad the race is back! And I'm also really glad that after a month of having no real chairs in the living room, we have new Ikea chairs to sit and watch TV. Yay!
Yeah, me too.
Today I got my gmail inbox from about 7,800 messages to its current message count, 6,926.
It felt like such an accomplishment until I looked back at the resolutions and realized my goal had been 3,000, not some higher number like, say, 5,000.
What are all the messages and why are 4,758 of them unread?
I have no idea.
Maybe I'll delete a few more before I go to sleep. I'm so close to getting below 6,900 that I think I'll try to get there tonight.
Monday, September 22, 2008
give me a route from here to Maui. It wouldn't.
So then I got driving directions to San Francisco for fun (which were
what I thought they would be - 80 all the way) and it told me it would
take 1 day and 19 hours. With a traffic delay of 8 minutes. Where did
they get that from?
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
Mine was kind of blah. I did work for a good part of it, and cleaned the apartment when I could, but other than that, not much happened. Unlike the last 3 day weekend for July 4th, this weekend wasn't very restful. Worked most of the time, my allergies are going crazy, my eye won't stop twitching, I haven't gotten nearly as much done as I needed to do. But in appreciation of the little things, here were the highlights of my Labor Day weekend:
- Bringing our futon to my parents' house to get rid of it and doing a Wii Fit workout
- Delicious Chinese food for dinner at Spring Garden, especially the string beans
- Seeing a US immigration document from 1933 that my grandfather found when cleaning out his house
- Potato salad and sushi at our neighborhood sushi place
- Delicious Mediterranean lunch at Gazala Place
- Getting through a few episodes on the DVR, including an especially entertaining episode of Psych that I have been meaning to watch
- Buying a dress
- Getting new flip flops
- Discovering a new neighborhood Indian restaurant with excellent food
(So... it's been a good eating weekend... I guess that sums it up...)