Life after Work

New Years Weekend

I celebrated New Years Eve with my very own tradition – I called my mother in Frankfurt about 5 minutes before their midnight – then she opened the windows just in time for me to hear the people on her street go crazy with firecrackers and rockets while clicking through Frankfurt webcams to find fireworks […]

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Christmas Weekend

This was a long weekend… and a great one. We went to the movies to see Princess and the Frog on Christmas Eve which was really nice. On Christmas Day we had lunch with Elizabeth and Alfred from Little Rangoon at Totties 2 and on Saturday night we dined (and enjoyed dessert at Cheesecake Factory) […]

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Birthday Weekend

We left around 6 AM on Saturday morning for the Grand Canyon. John was really worried about the weather because a lot of snow was expected at the South Rim but we arrived just fine, although the last miles were tense for him. (Since it has been many years that he’s driven in snow on […]

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Our friendly neighborhood caffeine dealers

DH and I have been sporting a Starbucks addiction for the last months and we blame these guys (and a few others at the same location)! They are just too damn fun to come visit and chat with. Couple months ago we entered the store and found Rainy and Joe (left and right) were sporting […]

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Thanksgiving Weekend

John and I stayed home for the long weekend for the first time in quite some time, instead of heading to the Oregon Coast and its yurts. While that felt a little strange we also had our fun with the mini vacations to the East Coast and the Florida Keys and I was looking forward […]

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Engagement Saturday

I’m having a hard time coming up with titles for these blog entries! Today was Rachna’s (Sonal’s niece) engagement. We arrived at their house around 8 AM and nobody was ready! A bunch of guys were hanging out downstairs while the women were getting ready upstairs. Finally, all sarees and odhnis were pinned down properly and […]

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Social Saturday

We got up and out early to spent most of today with our farm friends Rob and Jerry in honor of Jerry’s birthday. After arriving at the farm around 8 AM we had some breakfast, then, after getting various chores done, the four of us piled into our tiny Kia and drove to the movies (Where […]

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Dinner at Rinku’s House

Tonight, Jessica, John, and I were invited to the Shah residence for dinner. It was the first time we visited in a long time and also the first real opportunity to meet Rinku’s fiance Yagnesh. In light of the recent loss of Mr. Shah, everyone had a good time and it was great to see Rinku […]

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Pani Puri Night with Jessica

I think all three of us were a little nervous when Jessica got here – would she be ok staying with us? Would we be ok with her staying here? Would her dog Sparky get along with our cat Murphy? As it turned out, we needn’t worry. We all got on great. The only one […]

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Tonopah Saturday

Time for another market Saturday at Tonopah Rob’s. I was pretty lazy today and only helped a little with the CSA boxes: There wasn’t that much to pack this time and the guys had it under control. I had brought my drop spindle and chatted with several people, including Steve who mans the market welcome […]

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