Saturday, July 17, 2010

Project 365: Day 193

I love these Chinese baked cakes called Ma La Gao. So fluffy, so tasty...soo...many calories...

Project 365: Day 191-192

More pictures from PP's wardrobe. We have been doing some serious cleaning around the house: throwing away old things, getting new furniture, general spring cleaning type things. The biggest problem we have is old furniture. Need a ways to get rid of it but don't really have the manpower needed to carry it downstairs.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Project 365: Day 190

I recently discovered the awesomeness that are Rainier Cherries. Wikipedia says they were developed in 1952, so they have been around for a while. However, I only recently discovered them on sale at a local Chinese supermarket. They don't have that cherry after-taste and imho, taste more like a grape than a cherry. They are very sweet and juicy and just filled with all around deliciousness. Go try a batch!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Project 365: Day 189

I think we may be headed up to Austin in a couple of weeks to enjoy some good times on the river in a tube. Last time we went, the water levels were extremely low and while the first part was extremely fun, we made the nearly fatal mistake of opting for the full 5 hour experience instead of stopping when we were ahead. What started as a fun excursion soon turned into Man Vs Wild as we all fought to survive and reach land. By the end, we were all exhausted and some of us were incredibly sun-burned. The BluPnutMM couple will be hosting us again and we are excited to visit their new house! Ummm, another of PP's outfits. jOrange, what's the next theme?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Project 365: Day 188

I can totally see the effects of P90X now. I started with not being able to do any chin-ups nor pull-ups, but today I was able to do 10 chin-ups and 7 pull-ups. Not a tremendously awesome improvement since I still have a ways to go, but I am quite proud of that achievement. If this were a game, I would probably get like 50 gamer points or something. Don't really have a good idea for a picture, so I fall back on PP's wardrobe collection.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Project 365: Day 187

What's a good weekend outing without some yummy Hotpot! The trip to College station served as a nice reunion of sorts for PP's close group of friends and classmates. Hotpot was always one of the most common ways to bring everyone together so this time was no different. We had the usual assortment of hotpot fanfare including thinly sliced meats, crab sticks, various types of fish balls, mushrooms, and other various vegetables as well as specialty dishes of which my favorite was "mules rolling on floor." Tasty!

Project 365: Day 186

This is Catcat the Cat. She used to be the center of attention for one of PP's friends in College Station..until a baby came along and usurped her position. She's been bitter ever since.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Project 365: Day 185

Heading up to College Station for the weekend for PP's MBA classmate pseudo-reunion. It should be a good time! Another outfit!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Project 365: Day 184

LeBron joining Miami? I hope they lose and he ends up at age 31 with bad knees and no title. I don't see how this decision works for him. Even if he does win, it will be Wade who will be the local hero because he stayed with the Heat all along and also recruited other stars to the cause. Can LeBron deal with being relegated to "that other moving piece" instead of being the Alpha Dog? Completely unrelated to this topic is another picture from PP's wardrobe.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Project 365: Day 183

Another day, another outfit. For some reason, it just looks extremely tall.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Project 365: Day 181-182

This will be the first couple in a series detailing the many working outfits of PP. She recently purchased some fantastic new clothes during the 4th of July sale and on a whim, PP decided to use some creative IKEA closet racks to create her ensemble of outfits. Luckily, because of her stroke of creativity, I finally have enough pictures to get fully caught up on my Project 365. So I present PP's "Project Runway!"

Project 365: Day 176-180

The 4th of July weekend turned out pretty awesome. We did a bunch of miscellaneous shopping during the day including some electronics/food/upholstery and met up with one of PP's friends for dinner at this wonderful place called Straits. It served a family style Singaporean food but what made the restaurant stand out was the awesome decorations and style in the settings.

We ordered 5 dishes in total and it was more than enough food to go around. We started out with some sliced spring rolls for an appetizer. I had some beef with fried taro strips, PP ordered the coconut fried rice with shrimp, and PP's friend had some traditional chicken Pad-Thai. The presentation of the food was exquisite while the taste was fantastic. Even though we didn't have room, we still ordered dessert which came in the form of these dipped cheesecake bites. (Oreo, Dark Chocolate, and Peanut Butter)

After dinner, we were walking to the car when I noticed lots of people sitting on the sidewalk in lawn chairs. We found out that in 15 minutes there was going to be a fireworks display so we just decided to stay. The display was pretty awesome as the fireworks exploded really close to the audience and it lasted a good 20 minutes while the 1812 Overture blared in the background.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Project 365: Day 174-175

The buying craze continues as we headed next to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to pick up some curtains and an ergonomic, back-supporting, stress-relieving, and possibly cancer-curing seat pad.

Project 365: Day 171-173

New Ikea furniture for the homestead! We had put off buying new stuff for long enough so we decided to spruce up our upstairs living area a little. Got a nice little clock, shelf organizer, and lamp. It certainly feels more cozy now.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Project 365: Day 169-170

Well, I have certainly managed to keep this updated *sarcasm* My computer broke down because of a power supply last week and that caused me to fall behind. Add to that the whole P90X tiredness factor and here we are with my being almost 2 weeks behind. So here's a couple of make-up pictures as I hope to slowly get this up to date. These strange looking vegetables were grown by M in the backyard. We were supposed to harvest them while they were good to eat, but we kinda....harvested too much in Frontierville so these became overly ripe.