Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
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
Saturday, March 28, 2009
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
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
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
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
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
...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
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
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
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
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
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
Thursday, March 5, 2009
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
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
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
...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
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!