Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I decided I wanted to make a list of places where I have been and where Jeff and I want to go.

I have been to:

- Iraq
- Nepal
- India
- Canada
- Cruise to Ensenada
- Chicago

Jeff has been to:

- Germany

Jeff and I have been to:

- Disneyland
- Yosemite
- New York
- Baltimore
- Historic Williamsburg, VA
- Denver, CO
- Utah
- India

We would love to go to:

- Europe
- Cruise through Panama Canal
- back to India
- Disney World
- some Carribean island

This list will be added to and deleted from.

Visiting the Bay Area

Jeff and I went back to the Bay area after exactly a year. I visited last year around this time because my grandma was sick. This year, it was a much happier visit. We were supposed to get there Thursday night, but thanks to a late takeoff from Baltimore, we ended up spending the night at Days Inn in Phoenix. We finally got into Oakland Friday morning.

We had dinner at P. F. Chang's, with friends from the Bay Area Nate, Tim and Ricahrd. Jeff and I had never been there. We were pleasantly surprised. I liked everything we had there: harvest spring rolls, pan-fried vegetable dumplings, Chang's spicy chicken, kung-pao scallops, beef a la sichuan and garlic noodles. Mmmm making me hungry all over again.

Saturday, we met up with Choi, Noor and Olga from MI for lunch:

Nate, Richard and Tim joined us there too.

We had lunch at a Thai place. The appetizers were good; the pad thai - I've had better.
Saturday evening, my aunt's family came over to meet Jeff. I think they were sufficiently impressed; the kids especially got along with him after plaing the WII with him.

We spent Sunday at home, did some shopping (found Maggi tamarind sauce that Jeff loves but forgot that they wouldn't let us take it on the plane so we had to throw it away at the airport.), watched a wonderfully bad Hindi movie, Dhoom 2. We saw Jeff's best friend Bill, who's leaving for boot camp this week. I hope he stays safe and we'll miss him.

Bandit is back: bigger and better!

Here's 12 lbs of pure joy and love!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This snow is my best friend


1. Everyone here is scared of snow, ice and sleet. So, they stay out of the fast lane and my real time all wheel drive eats up the miles like me chewing on a hot crispy churro.

2. We needed groceries. From what I hear, last night everywhere, stores ran out of toilet paper, milk and bread. So, a little scared, we went to Costco tonight. It was empty! We did wheelies in the parking lot. We danced the tango in the empty aisles. We went upto checkout and found no line.

We also found no 1% or 2% milk. They were all out. They only had full or skim. Yay, people are well prepared for this apocalypse.