Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 136: some *window* shopping

..this being a long weekend, I am not worried about office time for some window shopping & a new haircut!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 135: POM goodness my daily anti-oxidant dosage with POM juice!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day 134: Ronald Regan building, a DC landmark

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is the largest building (3.1 million square feet) in Washington, DC, and is owned by the U.S. General Services Administration. As the first and only federal building dedicated to both government and private use, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center has been mandated by Congress to bring together the country’s best public and private resources to create a national forum for the advancement of trade. 

I usually go there especially for the big food court at their basement level.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 133: Lunch @ Mixt Greens

If you are looking for some eco-friendly, healthy yet yummy salads and/or sanwiches, then Mixt Greens is for you. I went for my lunch there yesterday, Oh my! it was sooo yummy. :) :)

Mixt Greens website

Day 132: would you care for a *sushi*!

When my boss had me taste *sushi* (with some veggie, which I don't even remember) couple of months ago, I invariably spit it out, because I didn't like the taste. But, today, to my surprise, I was actually dying to taste some vegetarian sushi. In the pic -you can see all 3 kinds: Sushi with cucumber, asparagus and avocado. I think I like avocado the best. What about you?? Any *sushi* fans out there.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 131: girls nightout...

I usually don't like sleepovers at somebody else's place. But, when one of my best friends at office suggested the idea of a girls-movie-night-out, I was like... why not. So, we came back from work, got ready, had some cocktails & dinner at this amazing Thai place and finally saw Shrek 4 3D. One of my best night-outs ever! What else would you ask for?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 128: Sculpture Saturday IV: Arbre Serpents (Serpent Tree)

Niki de Saint Phalle, Arbre Serpents (Serpent Tree), 1999

Similar to a Tree of Life, this sculpture celebrates the connection between living beings. Sait Phalle often used animals in her art to reflect their pervalence in myths from around the world.

more about Sculpture

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 127: McPherson Memorial in DC

Above is the James B. McPherson Memorial located in McPherson Square in Downtown Washington DC.

As per the Wikipedia article,

"James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta and was the highest ranking Union officer killed during the war..."

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 126: My piggie bank

This is my cute little piggie bank for my pennies, 5 cent and 10 cent coins.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 125: A late night indulgance

this is my favorite brand/flavour of icecream. It tastes so heavenly that words are not enough to express how I feel about it :D.., though 1 serving is about 240 cal. :(. But sometimes, you just need to let go. ;). I had late in the night, around 11:00pm and I couldn't sleep the whole night. Sugar high! I guess.

What is your favorite brand/flavor of icecream?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 124: walk along the lagoon

Yesterday, was my last day with S, so we went for a walk along the lagoon (click here for a bigger view). It was so beautiful and calm.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day dream job!

*Oracle Headquarters at Redwood Shores*

I work on Oracle databases day in and day out and my dream is to someday work for the company itself, which I hope would fulfill soon!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 122: fresh ground masala

I recently bought a coffee grinder for grinding fresh spices. I can't believe, I didn't invest in something useful like this all this I am loving it.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 121 - Sculpture Saturday III: Les Trois Graces

Niki de Saint Phalle, Les Trois Graces (The Three Graces), 1999

In Greek mythology, the Three Graces were women who personified charm and beauty. Saint Phalle rendered her figures in yellow, black and white to signify unity among people of different races.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 120: my new iphone app

It is interesting how my life revolves around food and about- "How to cook almost everything"..I really like this iphone app for its easy search feature, huge list of recipes to make & a timer to set embedded into the recipe steps.. Isn't it really handy :D.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 119: Happy CPK times

Have you ever tried "Grilled Vegetable Salad" in California Pizza Kitchen. Oh my! it is the best and the standard menu for my every visit. A full portion is too much for me so I order for a half (tossed) paired with an appetizer. Ah! a satisfying & a bliss dinner. :D

P.S: Sorry, the pic is not doing justice to the yumminess of this salad, thanks to the dim lighting at CPK. :(

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 118: Thali @ Komala Vilas

Komala Vilas
1020 East El Camino Real,Sunnyvale, CA 94087

I wanted try some Indian tiffin-fare for dinner tonight, so we ended up at Komala Vilas in Sunnyvale. I ordered the Masala Dosa Thali & Oh man, it was so heavy yet v.v.v yummy! I enjoyed every bit of it though it took almost an hour for me to *finish* the whole thing! :)

Day 117: A day to remember

I can't express how happy I am today, after meeting my long-time blogger friend DK of Chef In You at her house. She is such a warm and fun-loving person & the day went exactly I envisioned, or should I say - even better.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 116: ..a walk to remember

We went for a walk together yesterday near our apartment from which one can clearly see the San Mateo Bridge. The best part was - the clear blue skies, the sound of the water crashing across the rocks, huge pelicans flying above you and the beautiful flowers that sprang up along the pathway. the sad part was - it was very breezy & eventually became very chilly so we had to return back earlier.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 115: ..a view from back of our balcony!

..this is a view from the balcony at our apartment here at CA. Every now & then you see these cute little ducks & ducklings swimming in the lagoon, which makes me think - what if I were a duckling Yeh! :D..

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Day 114 - Sculpture Saturday II : # 23 Basketball Player

# 23 Basketball Player, 1999 by Niki de Saint Phalle

This work alludes to a well-known professional basketball player, yet the stylized shapes if the figures emplasize the energetic movement of the bodies rather than a specific personality.

more about Sculpture

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 113: Off to *The Golden State*

@ the Washington DC airport waiting to board my 8-hour (with layover at Las Vegas) flight to CA...can't wait to see! :D :D

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 112 - What's your fav donut???

Another shot which I took yesterday at Dunkin Donuts, this time some yummy donuts.. my all-time favorite - Jelly Donut with Raspberry filling in the middle.. H.E.A.V.E.N.L.Y!

Which one is your favorite donut?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 111: DD, my breakfast haven

..Religiously, from past 5 years, every time I visit DD I order the same thing - Egg & Cheese sandwich on an everything bagel, Hashbrowns & Sweetened Iced Tea (with very little ice)! I must be bored by now, you think - Nah! Never. :D It is a shame that there are not many on west coast. I wonder how will I survive from next month. Boooo. :(

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 109:..a Gulf disaster!

"This is like doing open heart surgery at 5,000 feet, in the dark, with robot-controlled submarines"

~ Lamar Mckay, BP

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 108:..flower bloom

..this is a beautiful patch of flowers right in front of our doorway! :D

Day 107 - Sculpture Saturday: Nana on a Dolphin

Nana on a Dolphin: Saint Phalle's robust female figures are called "Nanas". Paired with a sea creature, this Nana reflects universal cultural traditions that link women with nature.

Following my mundane lunch routine, as I was walking towards New York Avenue today I saw these new beautiful, fascinating sculptures, designed by Niki de Saint Phalle. A quick googling and I found out that these are a part of the 'New York Avenue Sculpture Project',an effort to attract attention to the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

If you are Washington DC, then don't forget to take a quick stroll from 13th Street to Mount Vernon Square.

...Yeh! finally I have got a theme to follow for my more sculpture pics every Saturday.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 106 - Asaparagus Bisque @ Chef Geoff's

Remember my lunch at Chef Geoff's the other day. Asparagus Bisque was the soup I ordered for my lunch. How was it? - very silky & smooth yet not sinfully creamy and I think that last drizzle of olive oil did it for me.

I am dying to re-create this in my kitchen. Do you have any good recipes? Please do share!