Sunday, August 27, 2006

Yes, there's even more stuff

We have some more things in the apartment now. This first one was my proud purchase off of Craigslist. Though, Bandit seems to have claimed it as his and is seriously considering his choices of drinks:

We added a mosquito netting to our bed. No, we don't have a huge problem with mosquitoes inside, but we just liked the way it looked:

Last, but not the least, we finally put together the futon from Ikea. Jeff stained it and I hammered it together last week. Can you locate Bandit in the pictures?

Sorry, this is truly the last item. We have a bed in the guest room, so we needed bedding We picked up a pretty quilt at Penney's for half off.

Cannot trust that face

August 13, 2006: Pusser's Landing, Annapolis MD

Jeff and I decided it was time to explore downtown Annapolis. So, one day, I went to his work with him, spent a lot of money at the mall, and then we went and walked around downtown Annapolis. We ate at a really good place: Pusser's Landing. The food was delicious and I had a cocktail by the name of Painkiller, that's made with their special Jamaican rum.

They have 3 levels for it, as you can see in the recipe photo. I decided to get #3 (medium). It was so strong that I had to ask the waitress to bring me another glass of juice to dilute it with!

I recommend thihs place to anybody visiting the Annapolis area.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Having problems posting photos?

Is anybody else having trouble with blogspot not letting pictures upload to posts? I click on the upload stuff and it says it's done, but when I click on done, there's nothing in the post.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

July 30, 2005: Museum of Industry, Cannon Firing and Fine Dining

Thus continues our exploration of Baltimore. We went to the Baltimore Museum of Industry. We got to see the huge number of things Baltimroe was involved in, my favorite being the printing press room. We even printed a couple of pages from a machine at least 160 years old. A couple of pictures from the museum:

Then, we went to see the USS Constellation, an old frigate, that was laid up in the Baltimore harbour and repaired in dry docks in 1853. Though, we learned that to go around the budget constraints on the Navy, they took the boat in for repairs and completey redid the keel. We saw a cannon get fired from the boat.

We also went down to visit all decks. By the 4th down, we were bent over double and I was very claustrophobic. Not to mention it's like a 100 degrees down there.

To finish the day off, we had dinner at the Windows Restaurant in the Marriott Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. Jeff had to get a photo of our salad!

Photos from New York

Late but they are here, pictures from my New York work trip.

We went and visited the Ground Zero site.

We ate at this restaurant in the base of the Empire State Building: The Heartland Brewery. I highly recommend it.

We also managed to see Times Square.

These are some photos of the U.N. building:

This is the hotel we stayed in:

Friday, August 11, 2006

States I've been to/through

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Thanks to Srah, I see now that I have been in states I never thought I'd go to, for any reason ever!

I also did the country one, it's funny, I have been to Russia, as it is today but it marks Russia, as it was before.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Our first houseguest

It's done, the huge couch has been broken in as a bed for an overnight guest. Sarah from SI was in Washington D.C. for the SAA conference, and was able to come over for a night. She got to our house too late for us to go line dancing, but the next morning, we were able to have
lunch at a really nice bbq place, Red, Hot and Blue, that her friend recommended.

Jeff and I decided we needed a sleeping implement for the second bedroom, so if more than 1 person was to visit, they wouldn't have to sleep on the floor. So,after dropping Sarah off at the Metro station, we spent a few hours at IKEA. We picked up a futon, a really thick mattress for it and a red cover for the mattress. Our house is starting to get a color theme.

We also finally picked up bookcases. Since these have to be put together, we got 3 of the sides and some solid pine shelves for books and some metal multimedia shelves for DVDs and CDs. We'll see how this works out.