January 31, 2007

Vote Now! Line's Closing Soon.

We went bedroom furniture shopping last weekend to get a headboard for the king bed. Here's your chance to vote for the best looking furniture set. The grand prize for the winner is an honorable mention!

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Having fun shopping!

Tish enjoying King Crab after a hard day's work

Lemme outta here

January 29, 2007

Tagged... AKA Do you really wanna know?

Ok. David, you know what's coming, so why delay the inevitable! I got tagged by Lori (we can all thank Candi for starting this!). So here goes...

A- Available or married? Married
B- Best Friend? Can I say "my bible"? It has never let me down.
C- Cake or Pie? Banana cream pie
D- Drink of Choice? 3Gs
E- Essential Item? Dry skin lotion
F- Favorite Color? Any shade of red
G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Sour worms
H- Hometown? New Delhi, India
I-Indulgence? Brazilian steak houses, especially Fogo De Chao or Texas de Brazil
J- January or February? January - My birthday
K- Kids & names? 2 - Priya, and one soon-to-be-named
L- Life is incomplete without? Vacations
M- Marriage Date? June 17, 2000
N- Number of Siblings? 1 - Nitin
O- Oranges or apples? Oranges
P- Phobias/Fears? Being in an elevator and the cable snaps
Q-Favorite Quote? I'm not a quotable quotes kinda guy
R- Reason to Smile? Priya
S- Season? Spring
T- Tag three people! David (because he loves to put an end to these sort of things), Michelle (because she's been known to pass a few around) and Susanna (I'm always surprised by the things I read!)
U- Unknown fact about me: My one ear lobe is attached while the other is detached
W- Worst habit? Negotiating the price of everything I buy
Y- Your favorite food? Chicken biryani
Z- Zodiac? Doesn't give you an excuse for what you are

January 26, 2007

Yay for Fridays

I had a busy work week, but I'm glad it's over. I finally decided on the Canon SD700 IS, which came in the mail a couple of days ago. Last night I just snapped off a few pictures without looking too closely at the settings. The one reason why I wanted a new camera is fulfilled by this camera - small shutter lag. With our old Sony, by the time the camera actually took the picture, the moment was already long gone.

Caught red-handed! She's been told not to take that box apart.

Who can resist that look?!!

Slightly overexposed - but still so cute!

Priya hanging out with Mummy

January 19, 2007

Traveling times begin

The next couple of months are looking to be travel months. An unexpected project came up in Minneapolis, so that's where I will be heading next week. I may have to go there a few times before it's all over. And in between, there's a trip out to TS-land - Seattle. Perfect opportunity for you to take me out to dinner, Ty! I have to admit that I do enjoy this part of work when it comes in moderation. It's a chance to not be bound to a desk every week, pulling in a long commute, etc. You get to stay in nice hotels, eat nice food, and meet interesting (and sometimes downright nasty) people. Perfect life for a single guy - just not so when you've got a family.

They were giving kids away at the grocery store.

This one's ready to go back...

It's called stretching!

Feed me...

Dental flosser. Hmm... Can I curl my hair with this?

January 13, 2007

Whoever said age is just a number...

...must have been 22. In fact, I have personally passed on that indispensable piece of wisdom when I was 22. But 11 years later, I think I'm ready to snort at anyone who says that to me.

In case it's not obvious, happy birthday to me.

This has been the first birthday when I have felt like not doing anything at all. So it was like any other weekend. I took out Priya for a couple of hours, and we hung out at a game arcade. She was happy to push all the buttons and pull all the levers without any coins being actually fed into the machines. For the first time ever I was able to win in one of those mechanical claw thing-a-majigs that you position over toys and hopelessly see the claw descend, and then come up clutching air. But I was able to score not one, but two little toys. Priya was delighted!

There haven't been too many pictures lately, so sorry about that... We need to wield the camera a little more often!

Look how pretty markers look on my face!

January 07, 2007

Start of 2007

So there have been some changes going on in the Sen household all geared towards cutting down monthly costs. Most of them have to do with internet/cable/satellite related services. For about two years I was with Comcast because they were the only high-speed provider in Lansing. Then about a month ago I got a knock on the door by an AT&T salesman who was letting me know that DSL was now in the area. In any respect, DSL is cheaper than cable internet, so I was interested right away. Since we have Dish satellite service, I could also combine that with AT&T. So long story short, here are my savings for 2007: By combining my Dish TV with AT&T and signing on for a 2-year agreement, I get a $34.95 credit for the first 12 months (total $419.40). By switching from cable to DSL, I get three months of internet free ($104.97 - I got the highest bandwidth service). And by signing on for one year for DSL, I got a month free ($34.99). Combined billing saves me another $4/month ($48). So let me count this all - $607.36. There you have it folks - the cost of a new baby is a little over six hundred dollars if you can afford it! Either way I looked at it, I couldn't walk away from those savings. So I am now one of those people who every 11 seconds switch back to the new AT&T. I want my world delivered.

I am eagerly waiting for my Windows Vista DVD to show up. Every couple of years I like to reformat my computer and install an operating system from scratch. What can I say... Some people like to hunt, I like to install OS'.

Tish at New Years. I volunteered to stay home so she could attend our friend's 40 birthday/New Year's Eve party

Getting warm after a bath

Right before the bareback riding starts!

Out at Wendy's

Mmm.. Chocolate Frosty