Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Neil likes this chain of restaurants. Coastal Kitchen has good coffee cakes. 5 Spot has great fried green tomatoes, Hi-Life has good french onion soup, and Atlas has awesome honey stung fried chicken. I had poached eggs and I don't eat the yolk. I love bacon but I usually pick out the meat and if it's too fatty, I don't even bother. And I guess all the rage is corn meal pancakes, so says Food Network TV. It was good but I really like McDonald's fluffy pancakes best.
Not sure what he was graduating from. But his class had a ceremony which really wasn't a ceremony because it was just a bunch of teachers running around looking for kids to pass out a rolled up piece of paper and a some blowing bubbles necklace.
There was this woman who was talking a lot but obviously, no one was paying any attention to her as they were all too busy running after their kids.
As I was walking towards the group of kids, this guy approaches me and says to me with a clipboard in one hand, "Hi there! May I help you?" WTF? Did I look like a pedophile or something? I had a camera bag with me and sunglasses on. Neil was a few yards behind me and Teri was parking her minivan. So I guess he had a good reason to approach me. I told him, "Ummm...I'm here to attend my newphew's graduation." He says, "Oh you're here to attend the graduation?! Have fun!"
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The times we did cook, I didnt' like the outcome of the pics so they weren't posted.
Guess we won't be cooking much this weekend either! :)
Monday, July 23, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
I have to admit that I saw a lot of good movies this summer. Too bad Spiderman 3 didn't live up to expectation.
Pho w/ meatballs and tripe w/ no noodles from I love Pho for dinner.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
We went to SAM Gallery to view some painting by one of Debora's friend, Sylvia Poloto. We brought her flowers but she wasn't there. So we walked down to Harbour steps and had dinner at Iponema. We had something similiar in Vegas, Rum Jungle.
I have to say that you get a lot for $34.95. It's all you can eat! 2 buffet bars and they bring you skewered meats and you take as much as you want. Pepper beef, chicken legs, pork wrapped in bacon, parmesian pork, beef ribs, pork ribs, shrimp, lamb, tri tip beef, top sirloin, and I forget the rest.
I do have to say that quantity does not equate to quality. Unless you're in Vegas! Most of the beef smelled and tasted like dog food. I guess to phrase it better, gamey!
There wasn't much flavoring to the meats especially the beef so you really taste the beef. So if you like beef, then definitely, it's worth the money. But I'm just not a fan of gamey meat.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Went to Cheesecake Factory for lunch w/ the office group. Wanted to check out Barneys on the way. When comparing Barneys NY to Barneys Seattle, it's like a joke. The staff here are constipated and unfriendly. Not to mention the store looks like a shit mess and everyone was for god whatever reason on the phone and not greeting or helping the people in the store.
Their selection I guess is very edited considering the size of the store, not to mention 60% of the entire store was on sale. To sum it up, not impressed at all. It's just a bigger version of their stuck up store from their previous location. Too bad!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Fruit Salad was weird. Sweet watermelon w/ whip cream and a side of Italian dressing. I didn't touch it.
So we're never coming here again because the food was just okay. The stupid girl who took our order forgot to put one of the hotpot in and the guy kept telling us it takes 10 minutes and after 20 and then 30, Mama yells at him to check and he comes back and says it was never entered. So instead of checking, he just makes up an excuse. Then the girl wouldn't even come to our table to say sorry but I see that she tells the other guy that we nevered ordered it.
We had to keep asking for water and Neil asked for a refill of Diet Coke and brought him regular Coke.
Horrible service and mediocre food.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
I got a macro lens for those times when I need to take pictures of jewelry for the blog and I end up spending hours fudging around w/ the regular lens to get 1 picture. It's harder than you think! A tiny little turn and you lose focus...like really tiny. Like a microscope.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
I can't believe this stupid halibut fish and chips was $15. It's basically $5 a piece. It wasn't that good and to be honest, the fish n chips at Red Robin is way better tasting and you get a shitload more fish at 1/2 the price! And the 2nd piece of halibut I ate was a tad "fishy".
So the bill ended up being around $65 for 3. Overpriced for really what you get. The decor is inviting, the staff is friendly, and it's where you go when the boss is paying...and in our case, we paid.