Friday, September 19, 2014

Random List: trips, traffic tickets, Blaire, and other randomness

This week has been so turbulent and out of control. It's just one of those weeks where you step back and think, What the hell happened? To which I have no answer. So instead of coherent blog post, today's will be a jumbled mess because that's kind of how my mind feels. Though I will make it into a list to make it seem sort of organized.

1. The last Bandol rose of the summer that Michael and I drank last weekend at his mom's. Luckily, we're heading into another 80 degree weekend which is a complete shock to me! I remembered last September was just rainstorm after rainstorm.

2. The hot and coldness of Blaire. Don't let that cute face fool you. Blaire's had a pretty turbulent week as well. Going from super affectionate, even sitting on my lap (which is a super rarity), to biting, scratching, and messing with the blinds. All I can say is, wow Blaire, like your life is so hard with the eating, sleeping, and sun bathing. *rolls eyes at his cuteness*

3. 'Junk food makes people depressed.' This was something I read in the elevator at work on a bad day. It was like someone up there knew I cheated on my diet. I'm such a stress eater. If anyone knows how to remedy this, please send thoughts my way. I'm not going to lie though, that spaghetti looks good.

4. On a healthier note, I did have a yellow watermelon for the first time! A coworker brought it into work, and as you can see I absolutely devoured it.

5. So remember that mentioned bad day I was having? Well to make matters worse I ended the day with a traffic ticket. I haven't had one since I was 16 years old. Now I don't know if I should just pay for it or fight it.

6. Da Nang, Vietnam is a GO! By the end of today Michael and I will be booking tickets to my homeland. That's right, my whole family is going back to Vietnam for the lunar new year. On a sad note, my grandparents are old and sick, which is the reason why my family has decided to go.

7. Today is Palaemon's 3rd Birthday! Congrats on another successful year in business!

*ends random list rant*

Thanks for reading!


  1. Mumbo-jumbo weeks help us to better appreciate the 'normal' ones. I'd say you're doing pretty good for not having a ticket since 16! And yay to your Vietnam trip. Even if they are sick, I'm sure your grand´parents will love seeing you.

    1. True! Thanks. And yes, this week finally feels normal which makes it appreciate it immensely!

  2. I'm sorry your week was a little crummy. Blaire is adorable. I keep forgetting to snap pictures of the cats that live in my courtyard. I really should. One of them, Cookie, is super friendly and pretty.

    But wow, Vietnam! I can't wait for your posts about your trip there. My Japanese grandparents live here in New York, but they're getting old, forgetful, and sick as well. But still, I'm glad I get to see them so much. I know most people don't get to see their grandparents as much.

    1. Yes, take photos of the kitties and do a blog post about it! I'd love to read it.

      Nice that you have your grandparentsw close to you. The first and last time I saw my grand-parents was 2009, so I'm looking forward to seeing them. Hopefully they haven't forgotten who I am yet :P