Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Thought this was a funny sight. A black cat under a ladder.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fake pho

Went to Ivy Noodle on York Street. I knew I shouldn't try Pho at a noodle house, but I did anyways. I just wanted to find some real pho or something close to it. Anyways, the pho tasted like it was instant pho. Who the hell puts cabbage in pho? What the pho?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Satellite dish mounted

Yes. Finally got the satellite dish mounted. It's almost perfect. I got 3 of 5 signals to be 90% or higher. The other two the best I can get is 75%. That's because there are some pine trees blocking it. When the wind blows the tree, the signals goes up and down.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Home Depot garden center

I went to Home Depot to pick up some plants for gardening. What I saw was pretty sad sight. Most of the garden was empty. Plants were 50% off. Mostly rose bushes were available. I did buy some tulips for planting, but they won't sprout until Spring. Spring seems so far away.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

foliage photos 10/27

Peak fall is here in New Haven. Enjoy the photos.

Orange Street.

Fountain at the New Haven Green.

Broadway Street.

New Haven Green.

New Haven Green.

New Haven Green.

New Haven Green.

New Haven Green. Can you find the squirrel?

Elm Street.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Boo Haven. Mayor's Halloween parade

Here are some photos from the Mayor's Halloween parade. Students from local schools dressed up. This year's theme was about movies.

Monday, October 22, 2007

foliage photos 10/22

York Street.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Roadtrip to Rochester, NY and Jessica's wedding

Valerie and I drove 6 hours to Rochester, NY for Jessica's wedding. It was a lovely ceremony in the Strasenburgh Planetarium. Before the wedding, we were showing the stars in the sky and what constellations they formed. It was pretty cool.

I-91 in Connecticut

Alexander Street in Rochester.

Monroe Street in Rochester

I-90 in New York.

I-90 in New York.

Massachusetts Turnpike from New York. I like the Pilgram hat.

Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.

Friday, October 19, 2007

winter shoes

Got my winter shoes on Wednesday... just in time for the storm today. They kept my feet dry and warm. The ones I got were The North Face Off Chute. I'm spending more on these shoes than my nice dress shoes or my basketball shoes.

Howe Street

Thursday, October 18, 2007

foliage photos 10/18

Trumbull Street.

Grove Steet.

College Street.

Park Street.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

foliage photos 10/17

Area around Trumbull Street and Orange Street.

Finally going to the gym.

I haven't been to the gym since the beginning of August. Signed up for a year long gym membership at Payne Whitney Gym. PWG is a part of Yale University.

I'm starting off slowly so today I rode the stationary bike, lifted some weights and shots some hoops. Check out the photo of the court below. I was looking at some of the sports they have that I might try... basketball, badminton, squash, ultimate frisbee, fishing, kayaking...

Outside Payne Whitney Gym. The building is 9 stories tall.

Basketball court. They use it for volleyball and indoor archery.

Big clean locker rooms.

looks like fall is here!

Flew back to Connecticut last week and didn't see many trees changing colors. This week it's starting to show more and more. Here are some fall colors. I'll post more photos every day.

Shaw's (wannabe Albertson's) supermarket parking lot.

Inside of Shaw's here's how the price tags look like. They're electronic!

Monday, October 15, 2007

2 year wedding anniversary in NYC

We took the Metro Rail North Train down to NYC. It's about $13 each way per person. The ride takes about 1 hr and 40 mins.
We ate at Brasserie 8 1/2 on 57th street. In front of the building is a huge red #9. You can see them in the photos. The restaurant was excellent. I had the rib-eye steak. Valerie had her usual filet mignon. They gave us complementary champagne since it was our anniversary. For desert we went with ice cream. They made miniature ice cream cones and popsicle sticks. We would have love to take longer than the hour and a half but had to rush to get to the Tony award winning musical "Spring Awakening."