Hello again, blogosphere!
These past couple of weeks have been busy and as a result, I haven’t been posting as often as I have. (Waking up for work at 3 am in the morning for 3 consecutive days does that to you.) For Thursday night, I was planning on taking a nap at 8 pm, not anticipating that I would end up sleeping until 7:30 am, well after the time I usually wake up for work.
Photo quality isn’t that great (understandably from my iPhone). Purely for documentation–just a couple minutes before the cocktail dinner.
Love the lights–getting some ideas for my place. It’ll be a great addition to the living room.
Short ribs with fried onions and horseradish…perfection.
Those garage doors are reminiscent of Keen’s flagship store in Portland.
On Friday, I hit up Searsucker, the premier happy hour place in downtown Austin. This VIP cocktail dinner was to raise money for a good cause, City of Hope. In the end, I ate my fair share of jumbo shrimp, short ribs, brie and jam with toasted sourdough bread, paired with a bottle of Chardonnay (didn’t drink the whole thing!), and a prickly pear sangria. This sangria was so good that it reminded me of the time when I went for brunch at Calle Ocho on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The weather was already beginning to take a nosedive Friday afternoon when a cold front passed through, bringing with it rain and lightning. I guess walking around downtown without an umbrella to the cocktail dinner helped me get prepared for Saturday’s race (my first one!).
Way past the finish line with Anil.