Thursday, February 26, 2009

So I am in Pakistan again, right

Normally these trips are quite boring. Project monitoring, budget meetings, etc. But this time I got a bit of modern history thrown in.

Below is a picture of the hotel where apparently one of the World Trade Center bombers hid before he was captured. This lovely hotel is in downtown Dera Ghazi Khan, which one of it's notable achievements is its high incidence of suicide bombers. Fun times!

And I was able to capture this shot on the drive between Multan and DG Khan. Don't you hate it when your donkey runs out of fuel!?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Yet another reason why I hate people

Homophobic people like Janet Parshall can go around saying that gay adoption is "state-sanctioned child abuse" (CNN's Larry King Live, Jan. 17, 2006, but it's OK for a single mother (Nadya Suleman) with no verifiable source of income living in a 3 bedroom apartment have 14 children through IVF and then ask money to help support her children or a 13 year old kid can father a baby with a 15 year old girl.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I see you

At my last visit to the ophthalmologist, they took a picture of a my retinas. Pretty cool, eh?

I think I have beautiful eyes, don't you?


Friday, February 06, 2009

Babies everywhere

Is it me or is everyone getting a kid these days?

I know that I am of that "age group" where my peers are doing their bit of ensuring the continuation of the human race by procreating, but this is getting ridiculous.

Four of my friends have gotten a baby in the past 12 months, and I found out this week that 2 others are expecting. For god's sake, when did reproduction come back in fashion!?

And as if that wasn't bad enough, my mother keeps asking me when am I going to give her the grand-daughter she always wanted. Eye roll.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Yey! Snow Day!

Something I miss about DC life is good snow day. Sometimes it is cold and miserable outside and you just don't feel like dealing with it, so the god's provide you an excuse in the "Snow Day."

A day when mother nature says, 'it's ok dear, stay in today'.

Well, London sucks for its lack of snow. It is cold. It is miserable. It is wet. But alas it does not snow. Normally.

Last night however, we got blanketed with snow. The whole of England is swathed in pure white snow. What that means for London is that everything comes to a grinding halt because frankly it happens so rarely that systems can't handle it.

Yey for me! I physically cannot get into work today.

The trains are suspended, the bus is not running, hurray!

Now I wished I had grocery shopped this weekend so I would have food at home. Darn :-(

View from the front

The Back Garden