Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 217: Sunny

About the only good thing that happened today was the weather. It was finally sunny and warm out today.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Day 216: Two for one

I was locked out of the apartment today so while I was waiting on the porch for S to get home, I thought I'd take a photo of the house across the street. And luckily for me, the bus was coming down my street right that moment! So I've got two things today:

-house across the street that's up for sale! This can be yours for the low price of $750,000!

-this is an example of the bus I take to and from work every day! Sadly it usually does not go down my street. So this one must have been taking a shortcut to somewhere.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Day 215: A little piece of Scotland

Found in the 'ethnic food' aisle at Stop and Shop! I didn't think it was worth the $7.50 but it was nice to know that if I'm desperate, I can get my fix.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Day 214: Typewriter on the curb

I went for a long walk into town today and on my way back, I saw this typewriter out on the curb in front of one of the neighbors' houses. This house is in the process of being sold and so the current owners are getting rid of all kinds of things all the time. So far I've seen some bookcases, tables, chairs, and cabinets. This was the first thing I thought about taking! I'm sure the father and daughter who were in the yard next door were wondering what I was doing taking a photo of the thing.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Day 213: A present

S returned home today from the cruise and came bearing gifts. This is my new mangal sutra! I have had two in the past and lost them both so this is my third (yes, I'm very bad). I was hoping he'd get a chance to buy one on this trip and I was so pleasantly surprised! I'm so lucky! They are often very flashy and heavy but I wanted a plain ('sober' in Indian English) one which is just what I got.

FYI in case you are interested, here is the wiki (it's overly descriptive; the first few paragraphs are the useful ones).

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day 212: Biscuit at the bus stop

A biscuit was sitting on the sidewalk in front of my bus stop this evening. I can't tell if it's a cracker or a cookie.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Day 211: The crocuses are blooming

Finally! They're starting to open up. I hope it doesn't get cold again.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Day 210: NYC skyline

And homeward bound. I was on the phone with my sister when we were going through New York City and realized the sun was setting quickly, so I snapped a few photos. Didn't get any of Washington's cherry blossoms!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Day 209: Amtrak

I took the Amtrak today from New Haven to Washington DC for some meetings. It was a four and a half hour train ride but it was very comfortable. It reminded me of the trip from Edinburgh to London that I used to do all the time last year.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Day 208: Boring

Other than some cooking, I continued my slothful ways today. This is a design on my bedspread, which I am really pleased I can now use, since we got a new king-sized comforter!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Day 207: Laundry

All I did today (besides lay around, read, and waste time on the internet) was laundry. Oh, and I tried putting away the piles of clothing that are scattered all over the bedroom.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Day 206: Divinity school

More shots from the bus. The Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. Very aesthetically pleasing even if it is all new.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Day 205: Spring

Spring is meant to nearly be here, but I'm not so sure. If it weren't for the flowers peeking up through the leaves, I wouldn't believe it. It's still plenty cold!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Day 204: Gargoyle from afar

Gargoyle atop Bingham Hall, one of the buildings that makes up the Old Campus. Another shot from the bus.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day 203: Scenes from the bus ride home

This is a church I see on my bus ride home. I think it's a United Church of Christ but I'm not really sure.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Day 202: Library visit

I went to the library today to look for how-to books on crochet. Instead I took out four fiction books. This is the stash of library books I've got at home now. Hmm, I really think I better return some of these soon...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Day 201: Stained glass

Today I went to church in the evening, right as the sun was hitting the stained glass in the doors.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day 200: Solititude begins

S and his brother packing up the rental car for their trip to the airport. They flew Hartford - Detroit - Tokyo - Singapore. I will see them again in two weeks!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Day 199: Would you like...

...some green bagels? I mean, come on. I'm all for the Shamrock Shake (which, by the way, I can't have since I gave up sugar for Lent!), the green beer, and corned beef and cabbage (not me personally, as I'm vegetarian, but for the meat eaters, sure). But this is out of control. I should have bought some and left them as a gift for the neighbors (see previous post).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Day 198: Neighbors and their holidays

One house on our street is always decorated for whatever holiday is coming up. Last it was Valentine's Day. Walking home today, we saw that they've got all the gear out for St. Patrick's Day. It's hard to tell in the photo but they've got a flag, shamrock garlands, and big shamrocks in the windows. I'm really hoping they have little kids because it's a bit out of control.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 197: Yum

This weekend I finally found popcorn in bulk at the grocery store. I was really pleased because I'd been looking for it and only found the stupid jars of popcorn which were very expensive. So tonight I wanted a snack and what better than hot popcorn with butter and salt.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day 196: New Haven history

A monument I saw on the side of one of the churches on the green. New Haven is one of the older settlements in the US. It was originally inhabited by the Quinnipiack Indians and then the Puritans arrived in 1638 from Massachusetts.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Day 195: Daylight savings

Ahh, daylight savings time. The pain of waking up when it's dark in the morning is alleviated somewhat by having daylight when I get home from work in the evening. This is the view from my kitchen windows.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Day 194: Art?

Our neighbors have this in their front lawn. Is it a sculpture? Was it a sculpture? Do you think they were all full rings once, or is it meant to be all broken up like that? Enquiring minds want to know.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Day 193: Silly squirrel

I was walking home from downtown this afternoon and I saw a squirrel with what I thought was a piece of bread in its mouth. However, I kept hearing a rattling sound, so I took a closer look. He had actually grabbed a little container of what looked like mints or candy! I followed him for a while to see what he'd do with it. He never did get it open. Silly thing.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Day 192: Church on the Green

This is one of the three churches that is on the Green in New Haven. It is the United Church on the Green and it was built in 1814.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 191: Drugstore

I took a different bus home today because my usual one was very crowded and so I walked home via a different route. Same street, but from the other direction. This is the little drugstore at the end of our street. I love its retro sign out front.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Day 190: Masala dosa

Tonight I really didn't feel like cooking, but then for some reason, the idea of making dosas popped into my head. We're getting better at making them! They turned out pretty well and were perfect for the cold weather we're having lately.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 189: Framed and hung

The subject sounds like it should be describing someone who's been wrongfully accused of a crime, but it's just my Edinburgh print. I'm not 100% convinced that this is really where it's going to hang, but for now it's good. I'm just glad to have it up on the wall.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Day 188: March has come in like...

...a lion, that's for sure. I talked to my mom last night and she asked about the snow that we were due to get. No, no snow here to speak of. Well, as usual, my mom was right. We New Haveners woke up to loads and loads of it. It must have been snowing most of the night and finally stopped today around 4pm. This was a car I saw on the walk home. Poor owner is going to have to dig it out.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Day 187: Envelopes

I recently signed up as a parishoner at church and received the expected packet of envelopes in the mail last month. I don't think they've changed at all in years; they look just like the ones we used to have when I was a kid. There was always a mad rush in the morning before we had to leave for church...'who has the envelope? where's the envelope?' This parish seems to have two collections almost every Sunday!