Friday, August 28, 2009

The next project!

In case you haven't yet figured it out, my second 365 project is located here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Day 365: Vegas at night

We started the day (and by started, I mean 12:01 AM) at the bar at the top of THEhotel. Gorgeous view of the strip. I thought it was a fitting last post on my 365!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Day 364: Good times

Now this is the type of chip I like to see.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Day 363: A room with a view

The view from our hotel room was of the gorgeous pools at Mandalay Bay...much quality time was spent here!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Day 362: Empty flight

The flight to Vegas from Washington DC was SO empty that I had an entire row of six seats to myself. And I wasn't the only one. I think there were maybe 15 people total on the plane. Even the flight attendant commented that she hadn't seen a flight this empty in years.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Day 361: The new kids come for dinner

As it's the start of a new academic year, the new post-docs and fellows have arrived and are settling in. This is the position S was in just a year ago. How far he's come since then! Remembering the confusion and chaos of that time, we invited Vani and Tariq over for a homecooked Indian meal. It was also Ganesh Chaturthi, so we thought it would be good to celebrate a bit. I think everyone would agree the night was very successful.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Day 360: Dinner with David

Our friend David was in town, so he came by and hung out with us for a bit before he had to head off to a wedding reception in the afternoon. The reception ended sort of early, so he gave us a call and he came back over to our place. We had a few drinks (he claims I got him a bit drunk with my newfound knack for making gimlets) and then went for dinner. He stayed the night as well. I love having unexpected guests!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Day 359: An unexpected pleasure

I completely didn't expect a postcard from the Mediterranean, but I was quite pleased to get one! I love receiving postcards. That's a hint, by the way!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 358: What's wrong with this picture?

Could it be that there's a mattress in the living room? We've had a heat wave over the past week and finally I couldn't bear to go into the hot bedroom to sleep (we only have A/C in the living room). So we moved the guest room's mattress in the living room. It was a mini sleepover!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 357: City Hall

I walk by City Hall on most days when I'm on my way back home from work.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Day 356: More Madness

Another sick day at home. Good thing we renewed the Season 2 Mad Men DVD so I had something to do. Here is the gorgeous John Slattery playing Roger Sterling.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Day 355: Sick day

I was sick enough that I needed to stay home from the office. I don't get sick very often, so it was a bit surprising. This was my view looking down from the couch, which is where I stationed myself for most of the day.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Day 354: New York's gone mad

A bit of a crazy decision, but S and I drove out to New York to attend the premiere of Mad Men in Times Square. It was very cool and despite us both being under the weather, I'm glad we did it. We even saw Bryan Batt, who plays the fabulous Salvatore, on stage!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Day 353: Mira blatantly disobeys the rules

Mira and I drove out to the outlet mall and were fondly remembering the last time we went shopping. We spent about 30 minutes at a cookware store sampling the dips. Here is Mira recreating that experience by refusing to use tongs.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Day 352: Gimlet preparation

In celebration of Mira's arrival and the impending premiere of Season 3 of Mad Men, we purchased the ingredients to make gimlets. My first attempt was a success!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Day 351: My hair is still long

A friend asked if my hair was still long following the recent hair cut. I said yes, because I thought it still was. I confirmed this in the mirror of a dressing room.

Day 350: Couldn't have said it better myself

So appropriate that I spotted this just after I'd left the library with books in hand! I'm checking out this artist's shop and may have to purchase a few things...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Day 349: The original Frank Pepe

We all went to Frank Pepe for some original New Haven apizza. Pepe's is arguably the most famous pizza place around, and for pretty good reason. It was founded in 1925 and uses only coal fires in brick ovens to create the goodness that is apizza. The Wiki says:

"Pepe's is a busy establishment, and New Havenites will cheerfully wait in line outside the restaurant for hours in all kinds of weather. Having to wait to be seated is almost as much of a New Haven tradition as the pizza itself."

Other than a minor quibble (we're called New Haveners, not New Havenites!), this is quite accurate. We waited for about 40 minutes outside in line. It was worth it, though!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Day 348: Specs, goggles, or sunglasses

I think I lost a pair of my sunglasses when we were on holiday in Cape Cod a couple weeks ago, so now all I have are my old pair. They're the exact same brand/model as the newer ones, but they're scratched up and not as nice. Plus I've lost the original case, so they're housed in this one I got from the opticians near my uncle's home in Bombay.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Day 347: Finished puzzle

Over the weekend we finished the puzzle I'd bought in Northampton on the day we met Laura. It's very pretty. I don't want to take it apart just yet so for now it's occupying the coffee table.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Day 346: To the sea

We took the parents out to Hammonasset for a picnic on the beach. No swimming but we did get a fair amount of sun. It was a lovely day weather-wise.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Day 345: Notes at Noon

On certain Fridays in the summer, there are bands playing in the courtyard near my office. We walked over to see one today. They were pretty good.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Day 344: Close up

More digital macro fun...this time in black and white.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Day 343: A sign I never thought I'd see

Spotted at the grocery store. Heelys!? What has this world come to?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Day 342: Time for a hair cut

My super cool boss gets his hair cut just around the corner from our office, so I thought I'd give it a go as I hadn't found any place great for my hair yet in New Haven. I should have guessed that a salon that's kitted out in gorgeous vintage stuff would be my kind of place. Holly is my new local hairdresser!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Day 341: The B&B

Our lovely vegetarian b&b. We were so sad to leave! Gorgeous house, beautiful surroundings, and friendly people. Couldn't ask for more, really.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Day 340: Cape Cinema

We drove up to the very tip of Cape Cod and visited Provincetown, and then drove back down for dinner and a movie. The Cape Cinema was built in 1930 and was restored over 20 years ago. It's got a gorgeous old proscenium stage with a red curtain, suede seats covered in white cloth, and a vaulted ceiling with a mural of the heavens painted on it.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Day 339: Glass blowing

The first stop on our mini-vacation was Sandwich, which is the oldest town on Cape Cod. It was a lovely little place. We visited the Sandwich Glass Museum, where we watched a demonstration of glass blowing. The girl made a mug and here she is attaching glass onto the side to make a handle. Unfortunately the cup broke at the very end. But it was cool anyway.