- The OSU Buckeyes beat the Minnesota Gophers 30-7 on Saturday. I made a fun bet with a coworker and now he's gonna have to send me some Dove dark chocolates! I gave him 21 points, so I barely squeaked by at 23 points differential!
- Chargers lost, AGAIN! At home against the Kansas City Chiefs. No good things to say. The coaching staff changes have proved disastrous.
- Friday night we had dinner at Nozomi. I had tempura udon noodle soup, and Todd had Chicken Katsu. Yum! Then we went to REI to exchange a pair of flip flops I had bought in Seattle that was too small.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
About to enter; excited to see the Buckeyes!
We got into the stadium and bought some lunch: hot dog, sausage, Coke, regular popcorn, and caramel popcorn. We got to our seats and saw that we were surrounded by a small section of scarlet-clad Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes take the fieldThe first half of the game was full of mistakes and not much scoring. The Huskies led the Buckeyes 7-3 at halftime. Boy did the second half come alive! The Buckeyes wore out the Huskies and won 33-14! What a fun game! After the game we crammed into a very crowded, standing-room only, Buckeye-filled bus and went back downtown. I crashed as soon as we got back to the hotel. I slept for 2 hours! I was too pooped out to go back out, so we ordered room service for dinner. Caesar salad and pizza! Then we watched TV (mainly sports) and relaxed.
Sunday morning we walked several blocks to Pioneer Square to go on the 10 am Underground Tour. We went to a Starbucks across the street to get a pumpkin spice latte and chocolate bread for breakfast (very healthy, I know!) By the way, we must have seen maybe 20 Starbucks in Seattle. They're literally around every street corner.
The tour was fun and humorous, especially the historical stories told by the tour guide. I love to learn about old times and hear the stories about the early days of the city. The reason it's the underground tour is because this particular part of Seattle existed one floor lower back then! After the fire of 1889, they decided to just build OVER the existing streets. So there's a whole floor's worth , now in tunnels underneath the city!
We couldn't resist these cow chip cookies!
After the tour, we got some Subway sandwiches and walked a few blocks down to Safeco Field, where the Seattle Mariners (baseball) team play. It started raining harder and harder as we walked. We were so glad when we got to Safeco Field and discovered that it has a retractable dome and it was closed! No rain on us!
On the way up the escalators to our seats, I saw this dog wearing a Mariners shirt and a Mariners backpack! He was so cute that I asked to take a picture with him!
Inside the stadium, we bought some YUMMY garlic fries and a drink. I've always wanted to try garlic fries and these smelled so good!
We left after the 7th inning stretch because it was a blowout and the Mariners were losing badly to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. We walked to Pike Place Market... Here's the famous fish market at Pike, where they throw the fish.
We walked around the various stores inside Pike's Place Market, and had dinner at The Pike Brewery. I had crab chowder and Todd had fried halibut. Afterwards we walked back to our hotel and ate our treats that we bought at Three Sisters Bakery @ Pike Place market. I had a cherry turnover and Todd had a raspberry brownie. Yum! Then we watched football and ESPN. What a perfect two days of sports!
Monday morning we walked a long ways to Expresso Vivace on Yale Ave. Todd got a caffe caramel and I got caffe white velvet. We also got some breakfast granola-ish bar and a croissant.Right across from Expresso Vivace was the REI Flagship Store! REI started in Seattle and this is the largest store. We went in and looked around. It was huge and really cool! Lots of everything outdoor-ish.
Then we walked over to the Space Needle and ate at a nearby Italian restaurant. Todd got a salad with smoked salmon, and I got linguini with clams.
After that, we went to the Exprience Music Project and the Science Fiction Museum, which were right next to the Space Needle.
Todd in front of the Experience Music Project
Nice artistic pic of the Space Needle
After that, we took the Monorail back to downtown and walked to Pike Place Market. We bought some fruits & fresh fruit bars. Then we got some croissants at Le Panier for the next day's breakfast.
That's me, in front of the famed Pike Place Market sign.
We found the very FIRST Starbucks at Pke Place! It has a different logo than the rest of the the world's Starbucks. This is like the mother ship to the afficionados!
After that, we went to Cutter Restaurant for dinner. This is a view from right outside Cutter.
I had a seafood ciappino and todd had grilled halibut. It was yummy! then we walked back to our hotel and crashed.
Tuesday morning we checked out of our hotel and then went shopping downtown. We had lunch at the Nordstorm Cafe, and had the famed cookies. Then we took the shuttle to the airport and came home. What a fun trip, we had a blast!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This past Friday, 9/14, I went with Dad and Todd to Rose Hill Memorial Park to bring roses for mom. We all miss her. She was a great mom.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
It's Monday! Why can't we have three day weekends every week? Let's see... Friday night we had Indian food at Delhi India. We usually get the pre-made items behind the counter, but we ordered this time from their menu. It was tasty! With full bellies, we went over to Target to look at TV stands and audio towers. We're in the market for a new entertainment setup, so we looked at ole-trusty-Target for the reasonable prices. We found one we liked, which we bought the next day.
Saturday was football day. They added the Big Ten Network to the Dish Network! Todd was super-excited that we didn't have to get up early to go to Moondoggies again to watch the game. The Buckeyes soundly beat the Akron Zips 20-2. Yes, the Zips only scored a safety. The best part of the day was when Michigan lost to Oregon. My how the mighty Wolverines have fallen this year! Poor them (snicker snicker). We watched college football games on and off all day. And napped on the couch in between. Napping is so fun. As an adult sometimes we forget how fun it is to just nap when we feel like it. For dinner we ate at Happy's Sushi in Mira Mesa. We hadn't ever been there before, but it was pretty good. After dinner we ended up getting a Pomegranate Blueberry iced blended at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf because they shared the same parking lot as the sushi place.
On Sunday we had lunch at Panera Bread, then I got my hair cut and highlighted by Jay. Todd also got his haircut before me. While he was getting beautified, I went next door to read scrapbooking magazines at Borders. Then we headed to our friends Bart & Denice's house. We hadn't seen them in over a year! Got to meet their one year old Max, and Sam now talks up a storm cuz he's almost four. We had a really fun time with them. Hopefully it will be sooner next time we see them!
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I had said I would post pics of Todd's gig with Kim Divine a couple of weeks ago. Here is a layout. I had tried the different modes on my camera to take indoor night pictures, so that no flash was needed. I think it turned out alright. I ran Kim Hill's Photo Pop action on it too.