Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Check out the Seattlest Website.
I'm honored to be their "Pic of the Day!"
they featured another one of mine a while back that I didn't know. Cool!
And I was told that my "2 turntables and a ..." pic made it to Flickr's #1 for oh....a few seconds...before dropping back down to whatever it is now.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
We were outside of Starbucks and I was just taking random pics and i thought this one looked like well....back! :)
Flickr has a group that you submit your photos with the "perfect" title and they select 1 to feature each day and I was honored with being today's Entitled Pic of the Day!
Monday, January 28, 2008
so i took a pic of this last month and i could never get it to look right. I've toyed with it for weeks.
So finally last night, I decided to give it another go. And I'm pretty happy to say I like how the mosaic turned out. The same pic copied and flipped 4 times. The symetry could not be any better especially how the seems are almost undetectable and the corners look as is the building actually converges.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
and someone even made a CD cover from one of the images as a mock up.
Go figure. I guess I should be flattered.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I've been playing with Lightroom and I always think stumbling on something is a "happy accident". I love how this turned out when I accidently pushed one of the features too far to the right. Don't ask, I don't remember what I did as I was watching "Make me a Supermodel at the same time".
Today we also met with John Liu, our contractor, and we're debating between beech or birch cabinets. Medium brown or cherry or dark brown flooring. And quartz vs granite counter top. I'm leaning towards birch with a darker flooring and nottingham quartz counter top.
I'll post pics later as it's late and I'm tired.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
over the weekend, i saw that a number of restaurants had a 3 for $30 price fixed menu. I never heard of Iris grill in Issaquah's Gilman Village and decided to go.
Neil had the bacon potato soup. I decided to have a taste and was surprised that it was very watery and bland. Neil didn't like it. We both expected a heavy cream thick soup.
My mussels looked good until i realized it was slightly undercooked. The sauce itself was so salty, I had 2 and left the rest.
The veal in pastry puff was recommended as a substitute for their osso bucco which is no longer on the menu. Really, it was the only reason i wanted to go. So when it came, I was disappointed that the meat wasn't as tender or "braised" as I had hope. The pastry puff was cool in some places and searing hot in others. Remember the episode of "Top Chef" where CJ overcooked his broccolini, that's how i felt about the 2 asparagus topping the veal.
The chocolate cake looked and tasted like a hard ding dong.
I really really wanted to enjoy everything and it seems everyone around us was enjoying their meal. Then again, none of them ordered the 3 for $30. I saw huge dishes of duck confit, scallops, entree salads.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
So then he asked if it would be ok if we split the party up and I said to him that it would defeat the purpose of putting in for a table of 7 wouldn't it?! He said that it would be a lot quicker! I just turned away from him. Lily took over and kinda reamed him out and threw in that we had a pregnant lady waiting and it was unacceptable!
A few minutes later, we were seated.
The food portions were generous. The server was actually very nice but not overly friendly. Overall, the food was rather rich and I didn't eat it all. Not sure if I could come back as it was ok but not exceptional and if I would have to wait over an hour, I would wait at Claim Jumper or some other finer establishment.
I went to www.nwsource.com and ran across an article that a variety of restaurants were doing a fix priced menu for the month of Jan. 3 for $30. Well, it doesn't apply to lunch but I thought we would give Trellis located in the new Heathman Hotel in Kirkland a try. Opened in Oct 07, this hotel is very nice and with 97 rooms, caters to the MS out of towners.
The restaurant was quaint and decorated very posh and inviting! The doughnuts were compliments of the chef and our breakfast was ok. My eggs and steaks were cooked as ordered but lacked flavor. Neil's waffle was ok but the maple syrup was what made it spectacular.
The links in both of our opinions were the best thing on the menu. Not greasy and full of interesting flavor. Lavender infused? Sage? Not sure but it was very good.
Friday, January 04, 2008
been sick and now i'm developing a nasty cough and sore throat. I couldn't stay indoors anymore so i took a little ride to the neighborhood park and took a few pics. The fresh air was good and the sun peeked out just a bit before it started raining again.
Have a good weekend!