Thursday, June 18, 2009

Birthday fun

David's birthday "burgers"
Blowing out the candles
Big bite!
We had a nice, small gathering to celebrate DH's birthday last night. We met up for dinner at FIGO Pasta in Virginia-Highland, then headed over to GT for Flicks on 5th, a series of movies being shown outside on 5th Street at Technology Square over the summer. Last night featured Slumdog Millionaire, which some of us had already seen. There were a couple of skips in the viewing, so those who saw it for the first time should definitely rent it and watch it again sometime. It was a little on the warm side, but not too bad. My birthday "burgers" turned out really cute, but really too much sweetness. Next time, I'll try making them with the mini muffin pan and smaller rounds of brownies so that they are more bite-sized and less sugar! Looking forward to spending some time this evening with our new TV and getting the DVD player hooked up so we can check out how a movie looks on it!

Monday, June 15, 2009

PASS #8!

I had Pass #8 for Pre-Design sitting in my Inbox this morning - YAY! One left to go, scheduled for June 29th - Lateral Forces. It will be nice to get a break from studying in July...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Joining the digital age

We finally made our new TV selection today. It not only took the DTV transition, but also the long, slow, failing of our current, 12-yr-old, 20" CRT to get us to join the digital age in TVs. (No, we still don't have cable.) In the end, after all the research, comparing costs between stores, reading specs, and dragging our feet, we decided to go with a 40" Samsung LCD, 1080p, 120 Hz, blah blah blah. Looking forward to its delivery sometime this week. I guess we'll be entertaining ourselves with DVDs and Wii in the meantime. (Unless you want to invite us over to watch TV.) Happy Early Birthday, DH!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Kitty Photo Shoot

Playing with my camera is a lot more fun than studying, unfortunately. But this photo shoot with Thoth didn't last all that long. He had his back turned to me and gave me the silent treatment after a few minutes. These were longer exposure, therefore some of the blurriness. I think I got a couple good ones. Double-headed kitty turned out funny, so I'm posting it too.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Counter Service

A couple of shots from our meal at Marietta Pizza Company this evening:
Pizzas coming out of the kitchen.

Our neighbor's pie and beer, and the beer taps beyond.

My slice and DH's stromboli - yum!
There's something to be said about sitting at a counter in a food establishment. A lot of times DH and I get a table, but every once in awhile, if a restaurant is really busy, there always seem to be two spots at the counter for us. I guess in my younger years, I remember the Aiken and Charleston Woolworth stores having a counter, but I don't think I ever ate at one. These days, my favorite counters in Atlanta are the ones at Ria's Bluebird Cafe, OK Cafe, and Marietta Pizza Company. There are also counter seats at Baraonda with great view of the pizza oven, but I haven't had the opportunity to sit there yet. Also, I am sure there are many others out there that I just haven't run across yet. (Suggestions welcome.)

When a place is really busy, we always seem to get good attention at the counter by the barkeep or whoever is running the counter. They always seem like the busiest person in the place, since they are waiting tables, pouring drinks, and working the register sometimes, but I have always had pretty snappy and attentive service. And I certainly do appreciate it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Zen Cat

I have too many photos to process through that I've taken over the last week - we attended some of the GT Baseball regional games. Alas, the bees succumbed to a good Southern Miss team. I'm a little sad that college baseball is over, but that just means we now have volleyball season to look forward to!

I've been meaning to post this for awhile. DH snapped this one of Thoth napping back in March. He appears very
zen to me. That or a black hole. What do you think?