After yoga last night Bobby turned to me with a sheepish grin and started to open his backback. “I have something for you… Might as well give it to you now.” He is too cute sometimes. I had already guessed he was getting me this, but it was a nice surprise to get it a week early.
An iPad Mini! (We have a regular iPad, but it’s technically Bobby’s. We’re a Mac family.)
It has a sweet (and funny) inscription on the back. I was up until 12:30am last night playing around with it. I think Flipboard has got to be my favorite iPad app. It’s an app for reading news, and you can put all of your “feeds” in there as well – I have my Google Reader, various health news feeds, Facebook, Twitter, style feeds, home & decorating feeds… If I am ever bored I just start browsing Flipboard (and it’s free too).
In other news…
Yoga last night was pretty good: I tried a new class with Tiffany Cruikshank at Pure. She now has a regular Tuesday evening class. Her practice is amazing. She has killer inversions and I would love to get to her level in the next few years. Based on her class last night (HARD), she works hard to get her handstanding skillz. I will definitely be back, even though I got my ass kicked (in a good way). Usually yoga is easy-peasy for me, so when I’m feeling uncomfortable and start pushing myself in a class I know that I need to go back. We can’t always take the easy road, eh?
After yoga (B took a different class at the same time), we tried a new Indian place for dinner last night – Dakshin - it was decent. Ever since I went to India I’m pretty picky about my Indian food. The vegetable biryani was just OK; the saag paneer was pretty good (and not too oily – always a plus). The vegetable samosas were great. I would go back just for the samosas. In India my boss and I would have samosas delivered daily to our office as a “morning” snack (“morning” for us was 7pm – we were working the night shift – AKA the US day shift).
Here is a picture of some Indian food we had in Delhi – 2 curries (saag paneer and another red paneer dish – I forget the name), butter naan, and rice – our standard daily fare actually. We ended up getting pretty much the same thing everywhere we went, and it was always slightly different. But always delicious.
So I have gotten used to homemade, fresh, real paneer (those are the chunks of cheese) – and now when I have anything less I am not impressed. Last night’s dinner at Dakshin did not have the best paneer unfortunately. But dang those samosas were fantastic.
And in other other news…
I took some pictures of my renovations – find them on Instagram (Instagram now has user feeds online right on their website – you don’t have to be on your phone to use their site!). I will certainly post them here soon (and possibly take more of better quality) but for those of you who can’t wait (hi Mom) they are available here for your viewing pleasure. (And follow me on Instagram – I don’t use it much for browsing, but I use it all the time as an easy way to keep track of my photos.)
I think that is enough rambling for this morning.
Happy Wednesday! How’s your week shaping up? What’s your favorite Indian dish?
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