Sunday, February 27, 2005

Back from Seattle

Just got back from the Port City of Seattle. Was there for 3 days with a couple of friends. It's a very nice place, situated between mountains and the Sea with a decent climate. Decent, I say, because I have heard that it rains a lot over there, but I was happy that it didnt when I was there. Saw Microsoft's buildings from outside, went to their Company Store to buy Halo2 T-shirts, Xbox lanyards and other Microsoft things. Their museum was really good. Had some cool techy stuff there. Will post some of the pictures online soon.

Oscars is on right now...Chris Rock made a funny comment during the year we will have drive-through Oscar - You will get an Oscar with a McFlurry (McDonald's MilkShake).

In another unrelated news...Microsoft Antispyware (Beta 1) complains about Firefox! I am right now running it on my laptop to check that :-)


Blogger Me said...

"next year we will have drive-through Oscar "

- I thought to write about it :(

Sunday, February 27, 2005 11:04:00 PM  
Blogger Prabz said...

Cool.. Hope to see some photos.. Is that place cold like chicago? I gotta visit sometime..

Sunday, February 27, 2005 11:07:00 PM  
Blogger Krish said...

Glad u enjoyed it...

yeah..i installed Microsoft Antispyware (Beta 1) sometime back..i didn't get the issue you mentiond :), but it was giving a lot other i uninstalled it...

have a great week ahead!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2005 11:56:00 PM  
Blogger Praveen said...

Only if Microsoft complains about Firefox, Microsoft is Microsoft :)

Monday, February 28, 2005 5:22:00 AM  
Blogger saranyan said...

dude, post some pics.
so where did you go in Seattle.

Monday, February 28, 2005 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger JaganLee said...

Seattle is really a nice place, except for the rain. Unfortunately i went there after fall, so couldnt enjoy the greenery :-|

Monday, February 28, 2005 6:31:00 PM  
Blogger satosphere said...

Doesnt it get very cold in Seattle, I mean, its so up North, atleast compared to where I live.

I am guessing its a lovely place, or so my friends have told

Monday, February 28, 2005 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Me--to-->Me: See, I was blogging while watching the too shouldve done that :-)

Me--to-->Prabz: Actually, no. It seems it snows maybe a day or two in the year. The only discouraging part is the rain - which makes it a popular and famous suicide city :-( It's got a lot of places to check out. A must-visit place in the US.

Me--to-->Krish: Yeah, I also didnt get that error. Maybe they rectified that error?! :-)
Thanks buddy. So how was your weekend?

Me--to-->Praveen: Hi! Thanks for coming over. Quite true. You cant expect anything less from them!

Me--to-->Saranyan: Will post it within a day or two.
Went to Pike's place - it's a market.
Went to Starbucks' first coffee shop.
Ate Crepes for breakfast - excellent (similar to our dosa).
Some piers next to the docks.
Microsoft campus - bought a lot of microsoft stuff - Halo 2 T-shirts, Xbox lanyards, and several MS Sirts. Also went to the Microsoft Museum, prety nice place.
Vasa Park.
Snowqualmie Falls.
Leavenworth - A Bavarian Village. And saw some waterfalls on the way which had a nice kayaking spot.
Kirkland's waterfront.
Seattle waterfront at night.
Wanted to go to St.Helens, Mt. Rainier and San Juan Islands and also to Vancouver, but didnt have the time at all. It's a must-see place.

Me--to-->Jaganlee: Yeah I think going there at the right time matters a lot.

Me--to-->Satosphere: Actually no. This place is notorious for the rain, it just gets a bit chilly at night because of the harbour, otherwise it's got a decent climate - atleast much better than Chicago :-)

Monday, February 28, 2005 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger The Last Blogger said...

Seems you had quite a good trip to Seattle. I have been there once and liked the place a lot. I am not too much of an MS fan and hence I cant comment on the MS related places. The weather was nice, since I was there in Jan and it was quite a pleasant change from Philly from where I left.

I intend staying away from MS AntiSpyware until I read all known issues, bugs and security flaws that it can potentially cause and they are atleast partly fixed :)

Monday, February 28, 2005 10:33:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Me--to-->The Last Blogger: Yeah, really enjoyed it a lot.

This software is not theirs entirely. They just bought it from Giant Software and re-branded it. Going forward we will find out how they manage it :-)

Monday, February 28, 2005 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Shall wait for the pics to see what my Microsoft looks like!!
:D *hahaha*

McFlurry?! We in Oz have Icrecream whipped with ingredient of your choice and thats McFlurry! Oreo Mcflurry is my favourite. *slurp*

Monday, February 28, 2005 11:56:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

So you work for the software giant? Cool!

I like it at times, dont like it too much because of its over-sweetness.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005 12:06:00 AM  
Blogger Me said...

What did you have - Sadha, Masala, or Paper roast Crepes.

What kind of restaurants sells Crepes? Lemme try.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Nutella Crepe. It has chocolate sauce with roasted and sliced banana inside it. The restaurants (or Kai-yendi-bhavans) that I tried it were of the French kind (vancouver's influence is pretty pronounced in Seattle). But the other day I saw an ad for IHOP and they advertised for Crepes, so you could go there and try it too.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005 1:10:00 AM  
Blogger luckydog said...

crépes are typical french food...So any good french place should have it.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005 2:05:00 AM  
Blogger saranyan said...

IHOP crepes are good too. try the one with marmalade and powdered sugar, I think its called french crepes, not sure.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Me--to-->Lucky Dog: You the same lucky dog that I know of? And, Did he find the phone yet? :-)

Me--to-->Saranyan: Most of the Crepes have powdered sugar in them, which certainly adds to the taste. Should try out a IHOP Crepe soon.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005 11:03:00 AM  

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