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April 29th, 2010 by grant

I had a Mini ITX motherboard laying around so I bought a few items and now Sandy’s got a new mini. I should have it put together shortly. Internally its a Intel DG45FC running a Intel E7600 (3.06GHz core 2) with 2GB of DDR2-800 RAM. Storage is on a Seagate 320GB 2½” 5400RPM SATA hard […]

April 26th, 2010 by grant

In preparation for Mutha’s Day celebration, I tried a couple crispy pork belly recipes. After two failures I think I have the right one. Sandy also tried her seared scallops & fennel dish. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

April 25th, 2010 by grant

I try to avoid powering up my computer on the weekend mornings because I end up geeking til the afternoon. So today right after I made coffee I went out to the backyard. If I sit long enough I see something to shoot. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

April 24th, 2010 by grant

We celebrated Cait’s birthday tonight at Gerry’s Grill in Union City. Happy Birthday Cait! Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

April 24th, 2010 by grant

7D ISO 800 f5.6 1/2000th of a second. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

April 22nd, 2010 by grant

Sandy made a dinner date with Diane and I just barged in. This is the 2nd time I’ve been to Otaez. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

April 20th, 2010 by grant

Just arrived today, a case of Navarro. I’m ready for Mutha’s Day. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

April 18th, 2010 by grant

It’s that time of the year again when all the ducks come into town and search for nesting sites. We see them in the strangest places. Kinda reminds me of HGTV’s House Hunters, or should I say DTV. I hope they’re not victims of the subprime duck mortgages. Nest foreclosures aren’t pretty. Start Slide Show […]

April 18th, 2010 by grant

While we were out in the backyard, I spotted a humming bird close to Sandy where she was pruning the bushes. She yelled at me to get the camera. I responded as I usually do, “By the time I get the camera it’ll be gone”. She didn’t take “No” for an answer. What I did […]

April 18th, 2010 by grant

Yesterday we checked out our local farmers market. Sandy picked up an orchid, quail eggs and tinapa, which she prepared for dinner… the fish not the orchid. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

April 15th, 2010 by grant

A pair of stupid burds decided to construct a 3 bedroom condo right outside our front door directly atop our porch light, without permits. The result is alot of burd crap! I started to build a profile. I believe they are sparrows. The male is middle-aged, plain looking. Most likely a victim of a crime […]

April 12th, 2010 by grant

Every time I drive to and from Fed Ex (about once a week) I see at least one pelican in this estuary by the Oakland airport. So today I finally brought my camera and shot a few pictures. What I didn’t expect was for them to be feeding. I ended up shooting 123 photos. Needless […]

April 12th, 2010 by grant

I’m reduced to eating bats now. Actually for whatever reason we decided to have sandwiches for dinner so I decided to make a Bacon, Arugula & Tomato sandwich. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

April 11th, 2010 by grant

Whenever the days are cloudy and cold we look at each other and simultaneously say,”It’s Phò weather.” Sandy orders something different with each visit, me I order the same thing over and over. A small #10 (tai nam sach) with chicken wings. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

April 10th, 2010 by grant

I can’t remember the last time we got together with Jim, Kelly, Steve & Diane. So it was with great anticipation that we met at the Chop Bar downstairs from their lofts. The food was excellent and the company even better. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite