Sunday, January 8
Sweet Jane of Salon Westwind at Bai Tong... in Redmond...
ice... on again, off again...
First Shot: 156th Ave and the Microsoft Main Campus...
Second Shot: 152nd Ave, beside the 520 FRWY... rolling down toward Salon West Wind (Jane and Kay) at NE 24th...
|Visiting the gals (Jane and Kay) at Salon West Wind...|
|Mamasan's "new" restaurant, I Love Ramen, is in Federal Way on the 99. Mamasan and I were both born on the 15th of January and we've raised glasses together on that occasion for years now. I had all but given up on driving down to Federal Way this day, but the weather let up in the afternoon just long enough for the jaunt. I presented Mamasan flowers and a card...|
|Entering I Love Ramen... I immediately spotted the Sara Udon fake food sample in the display!|
|Dear Mamasan, with her card and flowers...|
|Mamasan's new place and my old favorite dish, Sara Udon...|
Sunday, January 15
Bigfoot parked at Salon West Wind, just down the way from the Microsoft Main Campus in Redmond. By the shank of the afternoon the roads were icing up again, canceling my birthday dinner at Bai Tong with Jane and Kay (the Salon West Wind gals)...
|Early morning at Microsoft Advanta, in Bellevue... Camp Advanta...|
|Camp Advanta... more of the same...|
|Treacherous roads and hills kept most folks away form work this week, but a skeleton crew in the cafeteria took good care of the few who made it in. This fine NY Steak & Eggs plate was priced at $4.99 all week, and I enjoyed it more than once...|
|Looking down on Bigfoot from Advanta-A. Usually this is my "after hours" parking spot, but I stayed put there all week...|
Looking out from Advanta-C. My usual "day time" parking spot is just
about in the middle of this shot...
Second Shot: The iced over duck pond beside my usual "day time" parking spot. When the ponds freeze the ducks go a half mile north to Phantom Lake which doesn't freeze due to the surrounding peat bog... or at least that's my theory...
|My work area in Advanta-C...|
|This is a shot of a poster on a wall near my work area, significant due to the striking resemblance of the lady to my friend Sabrina Wei. At a glance, with the light just right, it's her...|
Thursday, January 19
Camp Advanta... more of the same...
|As I don't take the rig out on icy roads, Bigfoot stayed parked at Camp Advanta all week. On this Friday the ice turned to slush and I ventured out to visit the gals at Salon West Wind...|
Sunday, January 22
Visiting with Amy... in Bellevue...
Friday, January 27
Lynchburg Lemonade at Bai Tong... with the Salon Westwind gals...
Wednesday, February 1
Ricardo's in Factoria has 213 tequilas on the menu... more in the back...