Friday, October 28, 2011

Just Another Reason...

to want to move back to NYC!  My favorite Thai restuarant in Portland, Oregon called Pok Pok which I posted about here is opening up two restaurants in NYC within the next few months.

One is on the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 137 Rivington Street and will be called Pok Pok Wing.  The other, called Pok Pok NY, will open in Brooklyn near Cobble Hill at 127 Columbia Street.

I'm so jealous!  I will definitely have to try them both next time I'm home.  You should try check them out as well.  The noodle soups are to die for and the pork belly was super yummy!

Below are some pictures from Pok Pok Portland...

Have a great weekend everyone!

God Luck Cat! Waiting for a table...

I was very excited to eat!

Pork Lemongrass Tumeric Meatballs

Kao Soi Kai Soup - SO GOOD!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Endorse: Trader Joe's Frozen Indian Meals

A question that I am always asking myself and never know the answer to, is what is my favorite type of cuisine?  Is it Chinese, Italian, French, Greek, Japanese, Mexican, Indian?  There are so many amazing cuisines to enjoy, and I love, love, love them all, so it's really difficult for me to choose a favorite.

Living in DC though, I have to say that it's slim pickins for some of my favorite foods.  In my humble opinion there are no good Italian restuarants here, nor are there any great Chinese places to eat, which is a really big bummer.

I have found good Indian at Heritage India, but lately I've been feeding my craving for good Indian with Trader Joe's frozen Indian meals!  Wow, I sound like an infomercial...

Anyway, they actually have a nice selection to choose from like Chicken Tikka, Chana Masala, Palak Paneer, and Lamb Vindaloo.  I just had the Chana Masala for lunch, which is a dish made up of stewed chick peas in a delicious spicy sauce, and it was extremely tasty and totally hit the spot!

So, if you have a hankering for some good Indian, but don't have the time to sit down at a restuarant, try Trader Joe's frozen goodness!  I doubt you'll be disappointed!

And, no, Trader Joe's is not paying me for this endorsement.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Muleh Opening in NYC!!!

This is such exciting news!  Muleh, which is my favorite store in D.C. for both fashion and furniture is opening a store in NYC!!

Muleh carries labels like Ports, Philip Lim 3.1, Vivienne Westwood, Autumn Cashmere, and Rozae Nichols and has the most amazing selection of modern, eclectic, yet functional, furniture which will be sure to catch your eye and the eyes of many!

If you are in NYC this is not a store to miss!! Check it out!

Muleh NYC
30 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Is it Bad...

if I eat two bagels with cream cheese in one day?  This is a question that now goes through my mind on a daily basis, no scratch that, on an hourly basis.  Not so much about bagels per say, but about food in general.

I have come to realize that I am ALWAYS hungry now that I'm pregnant.  I know it's normal and that I'm supposed to gain 30 pounds throughout my pregnancy, but I'm constantly thinking about food and what I can consume next - and the thoughts are consuming me!

I've never really been a snacker, but now it's like my favorite thing to do.  A cookie here, and some crackers there, a pickle or two before dinner, and a pickle or two after dinner...

My sweet tooth has also come out, and I am suddenly a huge fan of strawberry ice cream with these brownie cookies from Trader Joe's...DEELISH!

Oh well, I know that this is all for good reason.  I'm happy to gain weight, and eat lots and lots of ice cream as long as it's to benefit my little girl...

I just hope that I can fit into my AG jeans again after she's born!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How Annoying Are: Slow Internet Connections

Remember when we all had AOL and we had to "dial up" to get onto the Internet and it took FOREVER?  Well, we have come a long way my friends!  Today, connecting to the Internet is quick and easy...

Unless of course, it's not...For example, I can't stand how long it takes for my parent's computer to connect to the web, and they are supposed to have a "high speed" package...the waiting makes me CRAZY!  And on certain days at work when my Safari or Internet Explorer is being finicky IT DRIVES ME MAD!!!

Take yesterday for example.  I literally could not get any work done for about an hour because my Internet connection was so slow and I just kept logging off and logging on again, hoping that something would change.  I'm sure there is something else I could have done, but I am not an IT expert and I just needed to send a few emails out!!

Have we become too dependant on the web?  I wouldn't even be writing this right now if my Internet was down...

Something to ponder I suppose...ok just got a bunch of emails I have to respond to...I hope my internet doesn't crash.

Monday, October 10, 2011

It's a GIRL!!!!

Wow! How wrong was I?  Mike and I found out this morning that we are going to be the proud parents of a baby girl!!!

Daddy was right and Mommy was wrong...there's a first time for everything, I suppose.

We are thrilled!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far...

I would like you all to take a good look at this picture:
This is my father pretending to be choked by my husband who is tying his crab bib around his neck while we were out to dinner.

Pretty funny huh?  I guess I'm just thinking about having a child, and because I feel so strongly that this child is going to be a boy, I'm thinking about the most important men in my life and how this child will have personality and character traits that come from them.

It's really fascinating to think about!  I hope he has my father's sense of humor and quick wit.  I hope he has Mike's passion for learning and meticulous manner.  I also hope he is caring, kind, and selfless as both of these men have been to me throughout my life.

I love you guys!  Now let's hope I'm right about the gender...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Holy Sh*t!

I am beginning to understand why couples stop going out for dinner after they've had a child.  No, it's not because they're tired.  It's because they're FLAT BROKE.

Do you know how many "necessary" baby items Mike and I will have to purchase in the upcoming months?  Several hundred.  It's really insane.

The names of these items are nutso as well.  Here are a few of my favorite:

The Boppy Newborn Lounger
The Maxi Cosi Car Seat
The Newborn Rock n Play Sleeper
The Diaper Genie

OMG, I'm seriously never going to be able to shop for myself again.  Goodbye designer handbags and shoes!  Goodbye fancy dinner dates and nights out on the town!

It's ok though, it's all worth it, right?  Besides, that's why grandparents exist!  To buy the things you can't afford and to babysit when you want to go out...

Yay, now I feel better!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

5 Days!!

Guess what people?!  In 5 days Mike and I will find out what we are having, and I can't hardly stand waiting any longer!

Boy or girl?  What will it be??  The anticipation is almost too much to bear.  What's also funny is that I think it's a boy and Mike is positive that it's a girl.  Well, one of us is right ;)

I mean, really it doesn't matter at all.  As long as we have a healthy, happy, little one, I don't care.  The thing that's killing me is the name!  We are responsible for naming this child.  A name that it will carry for the rest of its life.  Hopefully a name that it likes and that others like as well.

This is a huge responsibility!  That's why I can't wait anymore.  As soon as we know the gender we can narrow the name choices down, and make a decision - ahh, so exciting!!

I'll keep you all posted!!  What do you think we're having???