Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Yep, it finally happened. I forgot my photo today. The worst part was, I didn't forget as I'd been thinking of things to photograph all day in Boston. But I didn't remember to actually take out the camera and shoot the photo until 12:09 AM the next day. Ah, well, life goes on.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Okay, not really. But books are always presents for me. This one was so old and fragile that it was wrapped in paper for protection. I had to request it from the archives and when I picked it up, I was very surprised to receive this package. It's good so far!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Another day, another variation of Vincent. My latest swing haunt is Vinnie's Jump and Jive in Middletown. I'd known about it for a while now but had never gone. The stars aligned and I put in an appearance. Finally, the lindy I'd been looking for! Loads of good dancers, very appreciative and friendly leads, and decent music. I happily came home with the tired and bruised feet I always used to get after a hard night of dancing. I'll be back to Vinnie's when I return from my travels!
Monday, June 22, 2009
We had our department's annual softball game today. We didn't think the rain would hold off but other than a couple light showers, things went pretty well. I was on Vinny's team...please don't ask me why 'hit' is in quotes as I really don't know.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tonight at swing dancing, the Solomon Douglas trio played for us. There was quite a turnout and people stayed all the way until the end at midnight. This photo doesn't even show the man himself, Solomon Douglas, as he was playing keyboards to the left of the drums and bass.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
My dad clued me in to the fact that Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem were playing at the Arts and Ideas festival today, so we went to check it out. They are a folk band that we were introduced to as one of the members is the son of a childhood friend of my dad's. He is on the right playing guitar. This is the second time I've seen them play and I realized I like their music a lot.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
When we were at the Indian grocery store last week, we picked up some 'desi' yogurt. Desi is a sort of slang term that refers to Indian or South Asian in general. I'm not sure what makes this yogurt 'desi', to be honest. It was good, though!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This is a local dive that I walk past every so often when I'm around town. It is basically what we'd call an 'old man's pub' in the UK. I think it would be great fun to have a drink here sometime, so whenever someone ventures to visit me, we will be checking this place out.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
The new guest room has a bed, lamp, nightstand, rug, desk. It's nice! (Please excuse the unironed duvet cover.) My sister-in-law will have a place to sleep when she visits next month now. I'm well pleased about it and am hoping my brother-in-law doesn't see this as he had to sleep on the floor in a room filled with moving boxes when he came to stay.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Giants! The International Festival of Arts & Ideas kicked off this weekend and They Might Be Giants were the headlining act. Luckily the weather cleared up just in time for a great turnout. We saw a lot of people we knew which was fun. There were loads of people on the green and the show was much fun.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
We took a road trip out to visit Dr. P's alma mater Amherst College and the towns in the Pioneer Valley. It was a lovely warm day and everything looked pretty and peaceful. We had lunch in Northampton and then took a long walk around campus. We also stopped in South Amherst at the farm store and got scones, jam, and fudge. Successful trip all around!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
A number of our friends are going out of town for the summer so we are trying to get together with them before they all head off. We had Aditi and Ashwini over for dinner as they leave tomorrow for three months in India. I'm jealous of them.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
We have been scouring Craigslist for furniture and finally found two vintage chairs. A girl who just moved in right down the street had posted them for sale and we walked over and decided to take them home with us. I love them! Not sure where exactly they will go, but I think they will fit in somewhere.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Today is National Donut Day! Dunkin Donuts is giving away a free donut if you buy a drink. My usually-quite-sensible boss bought a drink and refused the free donut when it was offered to him! I couldn't believe it when I heard this so we all went to DD to get donuts (and my boss redeemed himself by getting one for our assistant). Here are my and my colleague's donuts (chocolate glazed with sprinkles and Boston cream).
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I had business in the city and wanted to say goodbye to my cousin and his family who are going back to India after two months in the US. We took the train down and went over to their apartment. My cousin was out to dinner with his colleagues so we went to Greenwich Village with his wife, sister-in-law, and the two boys to a vegetarian restaurant for dinner. It was great - all veg and many dishes were made with mock meat. We really enjoyed it!
Monday, June 1, 2009
We were invited to some friends' home for a veg barbecue so headed over there after work. We ended up having to get another grill because it took a while for the coals to get hot enough to cook the vegetables! Once we got the fire going, it all went smoothly. And for dessert, we made smores! We had to explain them to some of the non-Americans among us, though.