|Never miss a chance for a good snowball fight!|
How do you make tough decisions?
It's been a while. A lot of snow has fallen since we last spoke. And a lot has changed. Unfortunately, I feel like a lot more change is coming (dunn dunn dunnnnn!).
One thing I have been mulling over: Should one ever use a tie-breaker? Due to work/grad school and upcoming wedding, there are A LOT of decisions to be made. One suggestion I received was to prepare tie-breaker in anticipation of a hard decision. Given that real life probability functions are continuous, we are constantly updating our priors, and we draw from these distributions a finite number of times, what are the chances that the trade-off is exactly 50/50?? Even with a generous confidence interval, using a tiebreaker like a coin flips seems like noting but a convenient excuse for laziness.
|Delicious matcha macarons|
Besides being confused and dazed, I have done some fun things too! For instance, a while ago, Mooshu, KZ, and I got together for an epic afternoon of matcha macaron making. It was my first time, but luckily I was with two experts. The color was a little *cough* moldy but the taste was spot on! By the way, Mooshu now has her own blog now!! Check it out: here.
|Can you spot the 3 different kinds of main carbs??|
One day while wandering the city, I dragged SG to "Curry Hill" for my first Indian thali, aka. multi-course meal served in one giant platter. I was soooo excited to see my giant tray come out laden with 3 different kids of carbs (rice, papperdum, and dosa), assorted curries (okra was the best!), a couple of samosas, and a coconut dessert. I was quickly in a joyous food-induced coma, so much so that I forgot to note the name of the place we were eating at...sorry.
|Bigger than our heads|
I also had a fun night at saravana bhavan with a few co-workers a while back. With its giant marsala dosa (pictured right) and larger-than-life crispy pooris (pictured left), it's a classic!
|A futuristic chicken with waffle!|
About a month ago, SG and I took advantage of an Amtrack deal to ride upstate and just get away. We picked the little town of Saratoga Springs, which is bustling in the summer but quiet and romantic in the winter.
|So modest looking. Yet so extraordinary!!|
We went to an amazing farm-to-table restaurant called Mouzon house. It had this unforgettable sweet potato and kale hash that I have tried to recreate only about 4 times since. My attempts aren't bad but they are nowhere close to the authentic dish!
|Hello Bog Meadows.|
We just did a lot of chilling, leisure reading, jacuzzi bubble baths, and hiking the area. They have this awesome store called Saratoga Olive Oil Co. where they specialize in high quality balsamic vinegar in dozens of flavors from the spicy to the sweet. Of course, you could sample them all. My favorite was the pineapple!
|An old casino turned historical architecture gem.|
Until next time!! Stay warm :D