Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Slanted Door @ Ferry Building

So last night was K's birthday, and I decided to take him out to Slanted Door @ the ferry building to celebrate. I'm usually skeptical of expensive Asian food, but I'll admit I was pleasantly surprised.

The veggie spring rolls were really good, it had a different mix of textures just made everything yummy. I also really liked the rib eye (more than the shaking beef), although everyone online seems to like the shaking beef more. The sauce it came with just tied everything together..

The drinks from the bar were pretty good too, yum (we had like 3 of them...). What I especially liked was the dessert wine baring with the dessert we had. It was like this chocolate brownie with a sweet red dessert wine (Clos de Paulilles Banyuls)... that was just very yummy. I will admit tho that K said he liked dessert the least. I just really enjoyed the pairing.

Yum. I'd go back. I just wish it wasn't so hard to get reservations... I guess you could always eat at the bar.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Riding bikes & HRMs

I haven't been on the bike for say... 3-4 weeks, and I was threatening to K that I was going to sell my bike since I felt too slow for him.  Then we go on a ride, and I remember once again it's pretty fun... And I wish my bike fit me better :P

Gaaah. I wish bikes just *fit* me - it's so much work to find a bike that fits.

Speaking of which - my brother sent me his old Polar F6 HRM - sadly the thing doesn't work anymore. This actually kind of pisses me off - the HRM is say, 3 years old. The batteries only last ~1.5 years, and they also say you have to take it (or mail) to a special Polar dealer to replace the battery. Of course I try to do it myself, and now the screen is just broken. So the real question is: Do Polar HRMs only last < 3 years, or did I screw something up when I tried to replace it? Anyhow, I still think it is ridiculous that for a $100 HRM you need to spend $15 to replace the battery on the damn watch every 1.5 years or so.
And now I want a nice purty HRM (that's maybe not Polar) so I can figure out what heart rate is when I'm working out. Now to convince myself it's worth spending the money.