Notebook
June 27th, 2010 by grant

The best thing about having Arlene over for lunch… eating her cupcakes for breakfast the next morning.

June 26th, 2010 by grant

Today we had a lunch for my co-workers. We gave them a choice of pork ribs, mashed potatoes, beans or smoked duck risotto with a fennel and a grilled halloumi cheese salad.

June 21st, 2010 by grant

Since we just celebrated Fathers’ Day, I thought I’d share my tribute to my father at his funeral last month. Family & friends, I’d like to take this time to talk a little about my Father. Earlier in preparation for this day, my wife Sandy asked me two very important questions: How did your Father […]

June 19th, 2010 by grant

Today Sandy picked up Tita Flor at the AmTrack station in Oakland. After some greetings we went straight to Tribu in Union City for lunch. We ordered chopsuey, tribu fried chicken, pork sisig, binagoongan fried rice, bululo soup and finished up with ube ice cream & frozen brazo. This was followed by a quick trip […]

June 16th, 2010 by grant

Gemma was in town for a visit so we decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants…LeCheval.  

June 15th, 2010 by grant

Tonight’s secret ingredient… left over asparagus risotto. Threw on a rack of lamb in the iron skillet, dinner for Sandy.

June 15th, 2010 by grant

With the advent of the eye-pad, we’ve been spending our nights challenging ourselves with various games. This exercises our minds but neglects the body. So today, we invented Scrabble Stairmaster. We simply start a “pass n play” scrabble match. Sandy is downstairs and I am upstairs. When you finish your word you have to transverse the […]

June 13th, 2010 by grant

Today we checked out dog days of summer part one at Jack London Square in Oakland. It was a small turn out, most were very well behaved but a few… Anyway the sun was out and it was very hot, I felt sorry for the dogs in the costumes.

June 11th, 2010 by grant

Sorry I took these photos last weekend and forgot about them. Apparently there was a race here in Alameda right on the shoreline. Vinny & his brother were there just in case anybody dropped off.

June 5th, 2010 by grant

I’ve had my eye-pad for a month now and I thought I would share my feelings. Things I like: Battery life – It’s advertised as a 10 hour battery. While I haven’t performed a timed test I’ve been pleased with the battery life. Graphics – Love the graphics display especially for showing photos. Speed – […]