Friday, October 31, 2008

My commute home

Thursday, October 30, 2008

North - From Seattle to Albany

I woke up really early and flew from Seattle to Albany. This was the first leg on my way the cold north. I would like to note that this was video taped was while Minna and I where dating, just a few months before I asked her to marry me.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Playing Hide 'n Seek with Hannah

I find Hannah.

Hannah finds me.

Are YOU going to vote?

Well are you?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Minna's Birthday Cake

I've never really made cake before. I mean... I have, but not a layered cake, which is really what a real cake is.

Hannah helped me with mixing the frosting.

One thing about this recipe is that you should follow the directions about putting paper on the bottom of the pan before cooking. I didn't and the cake is so soft I had to insert two needles (attached to each other with string) around the sides of the pan and cut the cake away from the pan.

Did I mention how soft the cake is? You have to freeze it just to be able to work with it, as mentioned in the recipe.

Make sure to let the chocolate glaze cool, it helped with the thick dripping effect.
I'd also recommend keeping it in the fridge before slicing, otherwise you'll just mash the cake down.

This cake is found on my favorite food blog Smitten Kitchen

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Birthday to my amazing wife

Minna is 34.
I love my wife.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Queens at Night

I finally found out that the roof access in the other stairwell is open. I've been wanting to go out on our roof for a long time. My hope was to be able to see the lights of Manhattan. I can't, but I can see Queens pretty good.

You can barely see the building I work in. It's the building on the horizon that is right above where the lights of the train disappear.

This photo is actually looking east. The train streaking by is headed in the opposite direction toward Manhattan.

The big buildings on the left are apartment buildings.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

umbrella in hurricane force winds

Something I would love to try someday: umbrella + wind tunnel =

(cause when the wind blows at 80 mph an umbrella will help keep you dry)

found here