Friday, October 31, 2014

Crazy Halloween

Haven't had one of these nights in a long long time.  Nice to have one every so often.  Very fun times all around!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Brazilian Grill!

Brazilian Grill!!! Mmm… Yummmmyyy

They charged $3 for a coke.  It came in a bottle, no refills.  It tastes really good - but not $3 good :P.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Arboretum, Travail and Beer Drinking Contest

Started the day with a brunch nearby where Lil Friend was staying at.  They had lobster and oysters for lunch, with $1 beer. Mmmm…. What a great way to start the day :)

After that, we headed towards the Arboretum, and then a raid at a Super Target.

Then it was a dinner at a super fun place called Travail.  Lots of interesting flavors of food and ways of serving.

At the end of the night, there was a 1-1 beer drinking contest.  I won against my opponent… a cook!

Afterwards, went to a sake bar, had some sake and food, then headed back home and chatted for a bit, then slept.

Menu (Raw Notes):
- Cavier
- Rabbit refine with bacon wrapped, squash bread with mitake mushroom, safe n croutons
- Pineapple bombs - grilled pineapple, cashew, pineapple juice, pineapple gel
- Greenapple freezie.. Creme fresh
- Cheese n cracker
- Arctic char - Xavier.. Grilled onion.. Jalapeani
- Pork belly and black garlic
- Food grad burger
- Cherry glazed chick luver patte
- Lemon saffron oyster sauce.. fish cou de mere .. Bronzini
- Buttermilk poached chicken
- Lobster crouton
- Pop a rock..
- Cauliflower puree
- Rib eye
- Pasta
- Apple cider n walnut praeline w cream

- Doughnuts n butterscotch... Passion fruit Jelly, toffee
(pictures are in somewhat random order)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Traveling to M town...

First time there.  Hope it's good!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Connector and a PO Box

So these past couple weeks I've been becoming a Citylite :P.  Taking the bus to work as it is pretty convenient and pretty on time.  Also for the return trip , it is actually faster than me driving because the bus can take the carpool lane - bypassing the on ramp gating light, and also in the evening, have a direct clear route to zip through all the backed up traffic.

Fast forward to today, and the Connector gets in an accident.  We were on the I5 and the Porsche behind us ran into the back of the van.  The strangest part was there was a decent amount of honking that I heard (easily 10-15s) before the thud.  You'd think if the lady had that much time to honk… that they might want to think about stepping on the brakes.   So that delayed by an hour.  What a way to start the day.

Aside from that adventure - also got my PO box :).  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Burning Hole in Wallet Continues…

Today.  First stop - Home Depot.  Needed to buy a few more things.  $170 poof.

Carpet stretching.  That was pretty cool how that works.  A special device for kicking your knee on to move the carpet.  Seems like a lot of hard work.  Another ~$370 poof

With that, just burned another hole in my wallet… When does it end???

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Carpet Cleaning and Happy Hour

Used a coupon today bought on Living Social for carpet cleaning.  Citywide Carpet Cleaning I think was the name.  For $69, they would do the living + dining area, and the bedroom.  One person came, surveyed, and started using metal vacuum like thing.  300 F hot water flowing through the carpet - sound so clean!  I think for show, they really should have clear tubes so people can 'see' the dirt that is being picked up.  While I am sure that it should be cleaner now, because there wasn't anything to see, it was hard to know just how dirty the carpet was.  The guy afterwards said it was pretty clean - guess my vacuum schedule was alright :)

Since it ended a lot earlier than I thought, I headed home and then caught the Chiso happy hour.  What a nice deal.   Yummy!  This is easily quickly becoming my go to place.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Bday Weekend - Hangover Day

Hangover day - chillaxing and lounging about.

Enough said :)

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Bday Weekend - Dual B'day Edition

So we started the day by going to Taylor Shellfish and having some geoduck sashimi and oysters.  Delicious as always.  It has been awhile since I've had oysters - and I have to say, the geoduck sashimi plate is getting better and better every time we go eat it.

For dinner, we booked tables at El Camino.  There were 20+ people who came out so that was pretty awesome.  The server was also pretty awesome.  Got a free desert, free booze.  My bill was basically covered between the server and my friends.  Yet somehow we still ended up w/ $150+ balance… lol.

As the evening died down, we went back to our place for a quick drink or two.  We would have gone earlier but lil friend kept refusing since she thought the place wasn't clean enough, and that it wouldn't fit that many people.  But as the alcohol consumption increased, as we got down to a 'reasonable' number (# of chairs available), and with constant peer pressure, she finally caved! :). 

Fun night.  Thx all - and happy b'day lil friend (and me!)

Friday, October 03, 2014

Bday Weekend - Shiro Night and a Scavenger Hunt Surprise

After work, picked up lil friend from the airport and proceeded to go to Shiro.  Haven't been there for a while now but figured, why not? :). The food was good there tonight and it was very nice seeing lil friend in person!

Over the week, I had made up a scavenger hunt around the house as a surprise gift.  One for orientation purposes, and two, just thought it'd be fun!   Hope she liked it!

Happy birthday!