Archive for January, 2015

22 January 2015

Posted: January 30, 2015 in A photo a day
Tags:

IMG-20150122-WA0001

When you see bizarre flavors like peanut butter pretzel bacon ice cream or cookies and cream popcorn, do you ever wonder who buys these flavor-overloaded things? That would be me.

On a quest for a birthday gift for my mom, I came across these little tins of flavored hot chocolate powder. So far, I’ve tried the apfelstrudel kind, and it’s pretty terrible. ;) Lumpy hot chocolate that smells good but doesn’t taste much of anything. Not even chocolate. Ah well, worth the try.

21 January 2015

Posted: January 30, 2015 in A photo a day
Tags: ,

captured_by_snapseed_510

Kira Gor, who is visiting our lab for a year, gave a talk at a department meeting. A few of us went for dinner with her afterwards – good times!

20 January 2015

Posted: January 30, 2015 in A photo a day
Tags: , ,

IMG-20150120-WA0002

My office mate spent much of the afternoon talking about how much he was craving pie, so I made him one.
The recipe is Serious Eats’s chocolate chip cookie pie, but I subbed the chocolate chips for white chocolate and the vanilla for lemon.

19 January 2015

Posted: January 24, 2015 in A photo a day
Tags: ,

IMG-20150119-WA0002

Life these days revolves around making our apartment pretty. Our shower has a weird shower curtain setup going on (it’s called something along the lines of “spider shower” and I advise against googling this term) and we couldn’t find any place that sells their shower curtains separate from the installation… thing. Luckily, one of the many websites we browsed mentioned the measurements of these special curtains, which, it turns out, are not so special after all because they are pretty close to the length and width of normal curtains. So we got this beauty. :)

18 January 2015

Posted: January 23, 2015 in A photo a day
Tags:

captured_by_snapseed_504

I swear I didn’t know that my roommate is a trained barkeeper before we decided to move in together. (And even if I had, it wouldn’t have factored into this decision toooooo much. Ahum.)
We christened my new cocktail kit with a very tasty margarita.

17 January 2015

Posted: January 23, 2015 in A photo a day
Tags: , ,

captured_by_snapseed_503

I share my office with two amazing people – we’re different in a number of ways but get along extremely well. The three of us met up at Melbourne Canteen to catch up because we hadn’t really sat down to talk since Christmas break.
Also, I was happy to discover that this favorite bar of mine is now only a short bus ride away from home.

16 January 2015

Posted: January 23, 2015 in A photo a day
Tags:

captured_by_snapseed_495

Cutest housewarming gift ever! The elephants double as whistles (you need to blow into their trunk (kids, don’t try this at home with a real elephant)) because “you live on the big city now, where there’s crime and stuff.”