Notebook
November 29th, 2009 by grant

Today I met Sandy for lunch at our local shopping center. I can’t believe it’s Christmas time already. We ate at Daphne’s, Sandy had a Chicken Salad I had the Gyro. Later we took a walk on the shoreline. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

November 28th, 2009 by grant

I love 4 day weekends. Today, in between naps, we went for a walk and ate at the India Palace for lunch. Later I made Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Fettuccine Alfredo for dinner. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

November 27th, 2009 by grant

This year we went to Auntie Amy’s for the 1st annual Umami Thanksgiving celebration. As usual there way too much food and everything was delicious… I mean Umami. Thanks to Auntie & Cait for all the hard work. For the evening’s entertainment Koa had everyone’s attention with her Halloween Pig Costume. This is was also […]

November 25th, 2009 by grant

Today I snapped a couple of photos of the ferry terminal while waiting for Sandy to come in. We then got a bite to eat, Angel Fish was packed so we went to LaPinata. I had the Chimichangas. I feel so fat. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

November 25th, 2009 by grant

Almost 29 years (and 50 lbs) to the day I left home to serve my country. On our last visit to see my folks, my father gave Sandy this photo. While I’m not particularly pleased with the portrait it is a part of my history. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

November 23rd, 2009 by grant

We flew down to LA to see my folks yesterday.We also stayed at a nice Courtyard (thanks Rhea) that had a jacuzzi. Unfortunately we had to catch a 6AM flt in order to get back in time for work today. We also got a hold of some old photos. The photo on the left is […]

November 18th, 2009 by grant

While we were in AZ Bengie came over for a quick visit. I dropped him off at the airport this morning. Stay a little longer next time. Why does my head so much bigger? Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

November 17th, 2009 by grant

We had the honor of attending the wedding of Amanda & Christopher Ludwig in Chandler, Arizona yesterday. It’s been years since I last saw Amanda. The wedding was held at the Castle at Ashley Manor. Everyone was friendly and warm, it was a great time. Thanks Amanda & Chris. We wish you all the best […]

November 17th, 2009 by grant

We had a quick run to AZ for a wedding (more on that later). We landed, got our car and checked into our hotel. Then we searched for a lunch spot. We ended up at Famous Dave’s BBQ. Sandy had the Smoked Salmon Salad and I had the BBQ Buddies. We had to finish it […]

November 15th, 2009 by grant

Alex stopped over on his way to the Philippines. We had lunch at La Pinata. I’m a little sleepy from the Mango Mojito. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

November 15th, 2009 by grant

Last night we ventured into Livermore to see Jon & Jon perform at the Bankhead. It was quite entertaining to watch the contrast of the two Jon’s. Prior to the performance we ate dinner at Uncle Yu’s. When we got home I started to scan the material for the blog. That’s when I noticed the […]

November 14th, 2009 by grant

Today Mr Mailman delivered my new Canon S90, WooHoo! This will be my everyday kick around cam. I love my G11 but even at that size it’s a bit too big. Pepe seems to be excited too, but I won’t let him use it much. He takes lame pictures. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

November 13th, 2009 by grant

Made a quick trip to Reno and the only photo I took was at the stupid airport gift shop of a stuffed Coyote. Hmmm it looks like Baker. Wait is that a wolf? Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

November 5th, 2009 by grant

I love overcast days vs. those hot sunny ones. I set my white balance to tungsten to get the blue sky. In reality it was truly grey. It got a nice orange glow as the sun set below the horizon. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

November 4th, 2009 by grant

I can’t seem to keep em out of our yard, but these are fighting words! Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite