Archive for February, 2007

Valentine’s Day Dinner

I went over to Liz’s for a nice dinner at home. Walking in, the candles were set and the lights were low. Her place has a lot of spots for neat candle placement. It definitely changes the feel of her apartment. Ah, dinner! Cornish hen that Liz prepared, along with some mashed potatoes, broccoli and wine. Tell me I didn’t…

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Dave Featured on MySpace Music!

A few days ago, Dave got a ton of exposure as a MySpace Featured Artist! How cool is that? His profile views have gone through the roof, and are around 10,000 as of today. Likewise, his track plays have jumped a few thousand as well (a few thousand per day, I think). This is fantastic stuff. Shy of the MySpace…

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Deputy Melissa: Reno 911!

My friend Melissa (aka Mellzah) is a Reno 911! fan. Fanatic, really. She’s so into the program, she’s entered into a contest trying to vie for a walk-on role. She’s entered the “Deputy for a Day” contest, and is trying to get folks to vote for her profile. Wanting to do more than simply dress the part, she’s gone to…

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Snow Angels

Ever since Allison’s arrival to the Windy City, she’s been looking forward to a proper Chicago winter. Specifically, playing in the snow that accompanies a proper Chicago winter. Today during work, she and Ben were heading out into the storm snow to play. And hearing that this would be Allison’s first ever snow angel? Well, how could I not go…

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Updates!

02/12/2007 Yesterday was a busy day. Didn’t have time to upload all the Chicago Auto Show images until tonight. Enjoy!

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Chicago Auto Show

So I’m interested in getting a new car. I’ve never purchased a new car before (always had one that’s been in the family), so this is all a huge new world to me. The Chicago Auto Show is something that Liz has always liked to do (she’s a fan of cars), and so it seemed like a perfect event for…

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Outgrown, Reuse

Jane noticed today that Petunia has been growing like a… uh, sprout? And has almsot outgrown her pot. So – the lovely flowerpot sweater will no longer be of use. There was a brief moment where Ben and Jane were toying around with the idea of turning it into a mini-neck-sweater. But I think that moment has passed. I’m guessing…

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Unphotographable

This is a picture I didn’t take of an elderly woman on the inbound Blue Line this morning. She was sitting by herself, with her metal walker (the kind that folds into itself and has wheels on one end) standing in front of her, leaning against her knees. I looked over and saw her hands, and they looked frail and…

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Drum?

A long while back, I posted a photo of this building at the Damen Blue Line stop. Today, I noticed that the big drum-link thing I wondered about was gone. No idea what it was; no idea why it’s gone. I need to ask around and find out what that guy was for.

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Dinner with Anne

Met up tonight with Michelle and Anne (who was back in town briefly), along with John and Jane. Didn’t break out the camera, so no fun pics to share. It was good seeing Anne again, especially since we weren’t able to meet up in San Francisco a while back. Fun dinner, meeting up for pizza, beer, and some catching up.

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Coconut Chicken

If Bali is the ultimate island, then this dinner is the ultimate Bali taste. Chicken braised in coconut milk (Opor Ayam) isthe true classic of Indonesian fare. We did change the chicken to white meat instead of the traditional drumstick or wing. New traditionscan sometimes be better than old ones. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 pound chicken breast tenders1…

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Staying In, Saturday Night

Liz and I spent a quite night in this evening, making a dish that we both liked (back from the South Beach Diet days): Coconut Chicken. Quite delicious, and not too complicated to make, either. Chopping broccoliiii… Ugh. It’s like that joke is coming, and you can’t do anything about it. Sorry about that. A quick view of some utensils….

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