Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Did you have a great Thanksgiving? We did. The morning started off with a nice yoga and meditation sequence of gratitude. Then I brought my pumpkin and sour cream apple pie down to Matt and Akiko's for a dinner with friends and their family. Of course, no evening is complete without a game of Rock Band. I have finally graduated from singing to the guitar!

I hope you gave thanks to everything and everyone you are thankful for. I know I did!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Video camera

The other day I received this new Flip Camera Ultra HD in the mail. I didn't realize that I had completed a survey in which I was entered to win this camera. And I won! I already had a thirty minute one from a few years ago but this one is much nicer. It holds an hour and thirty minutes of video and it's in HD.

Since there isn't anything exciting going on. I just took a video of the Roomba.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at Neumo's

Neumo's in Capital Hill. Not my favorite venue in Seattle by any stretch of the word. However, when your favorite band plays there I have to go, right? Right. Rob and I met up with friends at Oddfellows for dinner and drinks and walked over to see the show.

It was surprisingly good because SK was the middle band and both the opening and headlining act were great despite the fact that we had no idea who they were. Here is a list of who we saw.

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Belated Halloween

I forgot to post about Halloween. This year we went to a Halloween party hosted by our friend's who live a few neighborhoods over. They turned their garage and walkway into a really spooky party house and they even had dead pig heads from the butcher shop. Gross! Anyway, we had a lot of fun and after the part was over.... we stayed up till 3am playing Rockband. This year I dressed as a taco and Rob was a Ghostbuster.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Steve Martin performing with the Steep Canyon Rangers:Evening of Blue Grass and Banjo At Benaroya Hall

A few months ago Rob noticed that these tickets were available and he picked them up right away because he knows how much I love Steve Martin and this was a concert we didn't want to miss. The show was on Tuesday night, so we decided to go to Happy Hour before the show. I heard that Sazerac has a great happy hour. I don't usually like restaurants that are attached to hotels because I always think that the food is mediocre because the restaurant will always be full regardless of the food. I was wrong on this one. Sazaerac had a great happy hour and great food to offer. My favorite item was the goat cheese filled dates wrapped in bacon. Taking two of my favorite foods and wrapping in bacon can't be a bad thing. We walked out spending about $31. What a steal!

On to the show. Not only was it Steve Martin, but it was also a band that he met in North Carolina called The Steep Canyon Rangers who were great! They play both with Steve and then about 4 songs without Steve. Alone, they were a great show as well. With Steve it was only that much better! Words don't do it justice. Check out the Seattle Times review and the clip on Youtube of "Orange Blossom Special" which was an encore the best rendition that I have heard of this song.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Who is in charge here?

Last week while watching my favorite episode of the old 90210 I noticed a spelling error on the Direct TV episode information. What I want to know is, if writing is your job... how can you screw this up?