Monday, February 28, 2011

Week 9/Day 58 - Missing Snow
























(from archives)

I was skimming through my old photographs in Virginia and started to miss *snow*. Not a whole lot of it but some snow flakes here and there would be beautiful. Weather God, you listening....

Siri


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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week 8/Day 57 - P.F Changs



Can you believe I have never been to P.F Changs - not a great fan of Chinese food, so never felt a craving to go there. Finally on Saturday we both thought to give it a try. Ordered some lettuce wraps, fried rice with ma po tofu.

Nah..I still think am - not a great of neither chinese food nor P F Changs. :-)

Siri

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Week 8/Day 56 - Muffin Time























 
I know, a lot of food is appearing on my Project 365 since past couple of days...:-)..

T.G.I.F with a Banana-Walnut Muffin from our office cafetaria.

Siri

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Week 8/Day 55 - A Slice of Bread



(from archives)

I attended a photography workshop in San Francisco couple of months ago and I took this picture then. :-)

Siri

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Week 8/Day 54 - Hide & Seek


...ya literally a hide & seek. One day is it hot as summer and the very next day it is cold, chilly and rainy.

What's up with you weather god? Decide on one thing and let me enjoy it, to my heart-content. Ok.

P.S - Can you guys see my hand in the photo, was trying to make a dog-shape out of my right hand while taking a photo from the other. Ah! the things that we do for one photograph. ;-)

Siri


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Week 8/Day 53 - Welcome Spring


(from archives)

It was one of those March February days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

 ~ Charles Dickens

Siri

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Week 8/Day 52 - SFO Bay


(from archives)

This pic was taken during one of our outings to San Francisco. One got to love this city with much happening almost every day. The first time, I visited  - it reminded me of my days in Washington DC, except for the chilly breeze and huge sky scrappers.

Siri

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Week 8/Day 51 - Carrots



After a long, dreadful, gloomy, rainy and chilly week - we finally have some sunshine streaming down on us.

The day is complete with a trip to the nearby Farmer's Market.

Bliss.

Siri

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week 7/Day 50 - Busy Saturday


A working Saturday is never fun. Hopefully I will be able to compensate this with some fun, real soon. :-)

Siri

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Week 7/Day 49 - Cutties


I prefer these cute, juicy clementines over the big oranges any day.

Siri

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Week 7/Day 48 - Wind and Window Flower


Wind and Window Flower

LOVERS, forget your love,
And list to the love of these,
She a window flower,
And he a winter breeze.

When the frosty window veil
Was melted down at noon,
And the cag├Ęd yellow bird
Hung over her in tune,

He marked her through the pane,
He could not help but mark,
And only passed her by,
To come again at dark.

He was a winter wind,
Concerned with ice and snow,
Dead weeds and unmated birds,
And little of love could know.

But he sighed upon the sill,
He gave the sash a shake,
As witness all within
Who lay that night awake.

Perchance he half prevailed
To win her for the flight
From the firelit looking-glass
And warm stove-window light.

But the flower leaned aside
And thought of naught to say,
And morning found the breeze
A hundred miles away.

~ by Robert Frost (one of my all time favorite authors)


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Week 7/Day 47 - SFO Skyline




















(from archives)

It was our first trip to "The Rock" and that is when I took this pic from the boat. It is fascinating to know and to see how hard core prisoners were held in Alcatraz and their tales of escape (very few successful ones) are even more fascinating. If you are in the Bay Area, I highly recommend a trip to Alcatraz & if you have extra time on hand - to Angel Island.

Siri

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Week 7/Day 46 - Best 13 bucks ever spent!


... on Digital Concepts +1 +2 +4 +10 Close-Up Macro Filter Set with Pouch (55mm). - a decent alternative for those who don't want to splurge on a special macro lens. It fits my zoom lens of 50 mm Sony Alpha A230 camera perfectly and includes +1, +2, +4 and +10 diopter filters and cute pouch to put them in.

I am not saying the results are the same as of a macro lens, but until I buy one, for 13 bucks, I think this is a steal deal :-).

Siri

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Week 7/Day 45 - What is Love?


What is Love?

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."

-St. Augustine

To celebrate our love, I made some Vegan Chocolate Truffles this year.

Siri

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week 7/Day 44 - Love Self


Tomorrow is Valentine's Day...and this quote on my tea bag made me smile to realize that - Loving self is also very important to be happ-ier in life. Isn't it. :-)


Siri

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Week 6/Day 43 - Pasta with Herbs, Garlic and Olive Oil






















Thank God it is a Saturday and this boring, busy week came to an end. Yeh!

Good, simple food gives me a lot of solace. and one of my favorite pasta recipes is without its classic tomato sauce(s) - cooked pasta tossed in extra-virgin-olive-oil, fresh herbs, garlic and salt. Top with grated parmesan cheese at the end. Yumm-o. :-)

Siri

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Week 6/Day 41 - Downtown MV


I love this place so much. Since we have moved here back in September all we had - is lots of fun.

With Castro Street (the hussle-n-bussle reminds me of Badi Chowdi, back home) filled with noise, lights and good food every night at walkable distance, whats more to ask for. I have take out menus for almost every restaurant from Castro in my bag pocket and there were days where I would order food while I was on train, pick it up, stroll around for a while, come home and eat while watching my favourite shows reocrded on our DVR.

Soliraty bliss, I tell ya! :-)

Siri

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Week 6/Day 40 - Warning






















My days have become less excited from past couple of days as all I do is - go to work and come back home. I am not even cooking these days. :-( That reflects on my Bah pics with nothing much to say about for this Week 6, especially. I envy you and you so much ;-)...

Hope life would get to its normalcy, real soon.

P.S - Couple of more such pics coming up, pardon me for that.


Siri

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Week 6/Day 39 - Watch out



Do I have to say anything? The picture says it all.

Siri

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Week 6/Day 38 - Travel


Light Rail has been my mode of transportation for work, from past 6 months. It is free (a perk that I get for being a Cisco employee), comfortable and the best part - right on time. :-).

Siri

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Week 6/Day 37 - Happy Smiles























It is Sunday again, that means a trip to my near by Farmer's Market is a must ;-) - to get some fresh fruits, bread and to see some happy faces around. This guy graciously gave a good pose when I was clicking with my camera. Guess, he thought I was a reporter or something & he wanted to be *famous*. Sorry dude. All I can do is feature you here on my Project 365 so that couple of my friends can check you out. :-)

Siri

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Week 5/Day 36 - Guacamole for Super Bowl


Tomorrow is our first Super bowl together :-). For something to munch on, I made some guacamole, salsa with tortilla chips. Just keeping it simple.

Siri

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Week 5/Day 35 - Greens


I love greens - either just in their raw form or lightly sauteed with garlic and olive oil. Yum!

I could eat that all day.
and yes, that is our dinner today!

Siri

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Week 5/ Day 34 - CNY



taken with my Iphone 3G (Mr.S, you listening ;-))

According to the Chinese Calendar - 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, which is also known by its formal name of Xin Mao. and it comes with a word of caution -

"A time to watch out that we do not become too indulgent. The influence of the Rabbit tends to spoil those who like too much comfort and thus impair their effectiveness and sense of duty."

..there I said it for you!

My cubemate Mr.S had this picture hung on his wall the other day when I walked into the office and hence - my photo of today!

Siri

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Week 5/Day 33 - Buddha























(from the archives) ~ taken at Karma Kitchen, Washington DC

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

~ Buddha

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Week 5/ Day 32 - I am alone


2 days into the week and there goes my big plans of having breakfast, everyday out of the window.

No, I did have my BF but it was just a bunch of carrots and my favorite yogurt. It is a bit boring to take the same again so here I am with a photograph of a lonely flower in a lawn full of lush, green grass. This picture also signifies how lucky we West coasters are to be blessed with so much sunshine when rest of the country is blanketed with snow.

Hope everything would settle soon and my buddies on east coast would have some sunshine pretty soon.

P.S - I didn't place the red flower on the grass, it was a lone flower which sprung up from nowhere and thats what drew my attention. :-)

Siri

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