Saturday, August 30, 2008

Crappy Lettuce

Not much is worse then crappy lettuce. Well, a lot of things are worse . . . but crappy lettuce ruined our day.

Rob and I headed out this morning to Fry's to get a hard drive to fix the Powerbook and a CD holder for all of our DVD's. I don't really enjoy going to Fry's for the shear fact of all the nerds inside. Oddly enough, it is a boost of self confidence to be "ogled" by nerds no matter how weird that sounds. We ended up buying our items and coming home. Immediately after opening them, we both were disappointed and bought the wrong things. To cheer ourselves up, we headed out to redeem our bucket of change at a coinstar and grab some lunch before heading back to Fry's across town. 

At lunch - our first encounter with bad lettuce. Just the edges though - still gross.

This evening we went to the Orange International Street Fair.  Don't get me wrong, I love street fairs, but this was just low class and put together wrong. There were way too many people, too many smokers, and bad selection of food. The booths sat in the middle of the streets making walking around awkward and claustrophobic.

To escape the crowds but still be at the fair we went into a diner that Rob recognized as being on the Food Network show about old Americana diners. This place definitely had an old feel about it so we sat at the bar and ordered our dinner. When the food arrived, Rob once again had crappy lettuce. This time it was rotten brown and a slimy. He didn't eat his garden burger and there was no obvious supervisor in the whole place to complain too. We didn't leave a tip and took a picture to post soon. If I was the owner, I sure as hell would want to know about that quality of food that was being served. 

On the up side, the powerbook "project" is almost complete and I'll have my very own laptop! The coinstar machine gave us a $78 itunes giftcard from all the change I have been collecting that Rob just leaves around the house for the past few years. Also on the plus side, Rob and I are looking forward to Erin's dinner tomorrow night and found some good variety of wines to bring along. (HI ERIN - cause I know your going to read this!)


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Countdown Time

Ever since Rob has been home from his last trip abroad, we are really starting to feel the countdown begin. About 65 workdays left for me, and just a few months left. We need to be productive to make sure everything goes smoothly. We applied for our visas and making plans for our storage of our household. We are trying to decide on what to take, and making sure all our electronics are in order.  It is really important to me to have the right stuff (cameras & computers) to make time abroad fun, connected, and well documented. The human mind and experiance can only soak up so much. I want to make sure to take thousands of pictures and relive the year for the rest of our lives. 

I'm starting to feel work responsibilities fading and preparing for the next year ramping up. Not that I am not giving my all at work (most of the time) just thoughts during the silent times are shifting. 

Rob and I are in the bay area this weekend as a last minute trip. Not really doing a whole lot but I am looking forward to eating at this little Vietnemese place in Livermore. Last time we ate there is was very delicious. Yumm-O! 


Saturday, August 2, 2008

OC Fair

Rob and I went to the OC Fair today. It was pretty warm outside and we loaded up on sunscreen and ate some healthy food before going. The healthy food (veggie & tuna sandwiches) was to prevent out stomachs from craving the greasy fried-ness all around! We did indulge in small ways. Ice Cream for Rob and BBQ Corn for me.

Back in high school I took a "career" test at some career/college fair. The results were pretty clear - I was meant to be a farmer. (yeah right....) While I totally ignored these test results in real life, it somehow always finds its way back into my head when I am around cute farm animals. The fair pretty much fulfills this once in awhile urge.

Below are some pictures of the day . . .

Sleepy Goats


This should have won 1st Prize!!!

Rob and Ice Cream

MMM.... Corn on the Cob + Tapatio + Parm. Cheese


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Tina & Rob have relocated their lives to Geneva, Switzerland. This blog is a story of their adventure during the year and all the details inbetween.

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