Notebook
January 29th, 2012 by grant

Tonight we met up with Aunty Sachi & Uncle Russell. We decided to take advantage of Oakland’s Restaurant week. Aunty chose Camino on Grand Avenue. The prefix menu was vegetarian which is something I usually shy away from, but I’m trying to eat better so I went ahead and tried it. I ended up eating […]

January 27th, 2012 by grant

Sandy’s dinner plans fell through so she called me up wanting to know if I was interested in a Dine About Town date-nite. Should I have been hurt that I was her 2nd choice? Neh just eat up and have her pay! (just jokin Hun) Plouf is located in a small alley that I almost […]

January 26th, 2012 by grant

Was working right across the street from Orenchi and got done around dinner time, mmmm… Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

January 22nd, 2012 by grant

I don’t know why I but I found this so funny that I had to buy it. Perhaps it reminded me of a gasoline additive for the car and I am into higher performance rice. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

January 21st, 2012 by grant

We’re trying to eat better so today we made tomato, mozzarella & basil sammies with a chipotle mayo. Uh don’t look at the chips though. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

January 20th, 2012 by grant

I love my new S100 for its small size but it’s hard to shoot a good off camera flash portrait… til now. I purchased 4 Vivitar VIV-SF3000 (less than $20 ea) mounted them in my 4 square softbox atop a monopod. While I can’t stand to see myself in photos the slave flash set up […]

January 20th, 2012 by grant

Today I met Arlene in San Mateo at Ramen Parlor. The Tonkotsu Ramen was pretty damn good. I’ll have to take Sandy there for her opinion. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

January 18th, 2012 by grant

Itz blooming! Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

January 16th, 2012 by grant

Jon had a concert scheduled in Reno so we decided tag along and spend the weekend. We stayed at the Siena right across the venue. I had a bit of work to do in town on Friday and was lucky enough to have dinner with Arlene at Da Vinci’s in the hotel. Sandy flew in […]

January 10th, 2012 by grant

Haven’t seen Jim, Kelly, Steve & Diane in ages. We met at the Chop Bar tonight. The lamb loin was excellent I must say. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

January 9th, 2012 by grant

The replacement for my old G12 just got announced, the G1X. I’ve pre-ordered it, sorry Hun. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

January 7th, 2012 by grant

We just happened to be in Palo Alto this morning so we had a late breakfast at Crepevine. Sandy had the smoked salmon & I had the New Orleans crab cakes benedict. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

January 2nd, 2012 by grant

We visited our local sushi bar Angel Fish for a nice lunch. Soft shell crab, toro, tako & clam ramen. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite