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Sunday, October 31, 2004

Jack O'Lanterns

Pumpkins

Here are the pumpkins that we carved last night. I did the one with the cat and Walt did the one with creepy "Welcome" letters.

The one with the ghost and the bats was done on a white pumpkin. It just so happened that when Nancy and I were pumpkin shopping, we noticed a whole bunch white ones and thought it would be pretty cool to carve one up for Halloween. We also noticed some Fairytale pumpkins as well. We didn't get those, but did comment on how unique they looked.

Luminapumpkin Fairytale

I come to find that that white pumpkins are a rage in the east coast. It has been reported that these puppies were going as high as $50 a piece! If we would've known earlier, we could've gone into a white pumpkin business.

By the way, the flesh of the white pumpkin was pretty sweet and the roasted seeds had a nuttier flavor. We saved some seeds so that we can try planting them for next year.

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Saturday, October 30, 2004

Pumpkin carving...

I normally don't really celebrate Halloween. On the contrary, Nancy's really into it. She totally did up the front yard with all these props, it looks pretty bitchin'. I will post pics soon.

Anyhoo...we carved some pumpkins tonight. This is the second pumpkin that I've ever carved, if you can believe that. It was one of the patterns from the pumpkin carving tool kit that they sell in Walmart.

I don't know what's been up with me. All this week, I've been feeling exceptionally tired. No matter how much rest I get, my body keeps wanting to hibernate.

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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Playing hookie...

Okay...I know it's not really considered hookie when I'm a freelancer. I finally got a window of time between projects, so I'm taking advantage of it.

We finished up watching the rest of the "Sex and the City" episodes on DVD. Now I'm just jonesing for the Season 6, Part 2 to be released. We put together a bookshelf and I managed to sort and put up all of my cookbooks that were still in the moving boxes. I would've liked to do it sooner, but since we moved here, work has been non-stop, not to mention all the times we've been out of town.

It turns out Erika won't be coming out this weekend, so that means we'll get to unwind some from our trips and do some cleaning and housework. There's another bookshelf that needs to be put up that all the craft, computer, and miscellaneous books will go on.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Traveling is tiring....

Our trip to New York is over and done. We got back very, very, very early last Monday morning.

Our trip was spent mostly running around, meeting various out of town relatives for dim sum, dinner, shopping, etc. Coming from a Chinese family, what do most of my relative want to eat? Yep...Chinese food! I am so done with Chinese food. Mind you, it was very good and all, but having it almost everyday is just....bleh! I was glad that I was able to have sea snails in black bean sauce. I couldn't find any restaurants in the West Coast that make that.

Walt and I were able to sneak out for other foods. We ate at the Greek Restaurant, the hole in the wall diner around the corner from my mom's house, pizza, Katz's hot pastrami sandwich (OMG), Veniero's for dessert, Burp Castle for Pumpkin Ale, Serendipity for the Frozzzzen Hot Chocolates, and Sabrett hot dogs.

We flew JetBlue for the first time for this trip. I have to say, other than the high pitch screaming kid and the 20 minute delay of our red eye flight going to JFK, I was satisfied with them. The different channels on DirectTV made the flight go by a lot faster. I mean...come on...Food Network while you're flying? It's a good thing...

Just last Friday, we drove out to San Diego since Walt had to be there for work. I met Erika for lunch and we ate at a Persian restaurant. The funny thing with Erika is that she's moving to Florida. So...everytime I meet her for lunch when I'm in San Diego, I keep thinking that it'll be the last time I'll be seeing her for a long time. It just so happens that everytime we meet, her house completion date has been pushed back further.

We just got back on Sunday night. I'm still trying to recover. I still find myself totally exhausted, not just physically, but mentally as well. I still haven't unpacked yet from our NY trip and my office is a mess. I think I'll nix work today to unpack, unclutter, and clean. I need to get the good chi flowing again.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

On the ferry to Liberty Island.

On the ferry to Liberty Island.

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Monday, October 11, 2004

How do you spell relief

How do you spell relief after a bad case of Chinese grub?

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As we were leaving the

As we were leaving the Swatch Store in Soho,this was what we saw.The firemen were climbing onto the roof.

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Hello from Station A

We're in the Soho Apple Store. I'm blogging from the 17" Powerbook.

The trip has been pretty whirlwind so far...lots of running around and meeting up with family and out of town visitors. Yeah, yeah...we're out of town too, but New York is still home to me.

My brother's wedding banquet is over and done with. I have the remainder of my aunts and cousins flying back to Toronto today, so that means for the rest of the week, we should be free to do whatever we want to.

We're thinking of taking the Sex and the City tour on Friday. I might make a reservation at L'Ecole, which is the restaurant for the French Culinary Institute.

We may spend Thursday bead shopping with my aunts. Anyway, weather is beautiful.

TTFN

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Greetings from NY

Greetings from NY

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Thursday, October 07, 2004

I'm in a New York state of mind...

We're heading out in a few minutes. New York, here we come!

And we'll be flying JetBlue for the first time.

I'll try to chronicle our trip via moblog. There'll be a lot of Verizon spam whenever I moblog, but I'll do my best to take it out as we go.

We'll be playing tourist, since growing up there for me, I took some of the things for granted.

T.T.F.N. (Ta Ta For Now)

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