May 27, 2016
The long weekend is finally here.
The long weekend is finally here.
We are off to Houston later tonight to say goodbye to Chang and Stephen. They have a one year deal in the Northeast. I wonder where they will end up after one year. Houston is getting flooded all the time now. Eddie is coming to Frisco. We are picking up a few items from their home. I still can't believe I threw out the DVD player. It was in great condition and I barely used it. I only realized not too long ago that my laptop does not have a drive to read discs. They are pretty much non-existent now. It's all about the USBs at this point.
Taylor's bachelorette was low key just as she wanted it. Our Uber driver was also on point. He arrived just as we were stepping out of the elevator. Thank you again to Tess and Blain for the perfect execution. Instead of working out a bit and working on some work stuff, Tess and I ran errands left and right. We thought we were done but went right back out to get balloons. The lady yelled at us for wanting to self serve but she ended up apologizing for yelling at us. She blamed it on her kids. It's funny she asked if "it was the first one". I thought she referred to the party and not the marriage. She was actually asking about the marriage. She said it's not uncommon for folks to be married multiple times. She got kids out of the first marriage so she was happy with that. People just open up and tell me their life stories. Carrie cooked us breakfast after putting together two beautiful flower arrangements. Disclosure was pretty amazing on Friday night. The venue was good except for the long lines at the bar. We should have gone to the upstairs bar. By that time, it was too late. There was some drama with the ladies as usual. I hope they all worked it out. Chris and I went to see Paul play his last softball game of the season. After a quick nap on the couch, we were off to our meet and greet with Ginger and Larry. We forgot about the photo shoot at the store, but they ended up canceling it. The Asian Festival was held in a multi-purpose room at a local college. We arrived at 10am starving but they didn't have the food ready. The opening remarks were inspirational and made me appreciate my parents more.
Kygo's radio keeps me going throughout the day. I'm liking the new workspace set up. Minhaj and I work in the conference room. If we have questions or comments, we bounce them off of each another. The responses are immediate as opposed to saving a batch of questions to ask at a later time. I prefer this set up since it's more collaborative and promotes open discussion. I think Marci wants to join us but she admits she talks too much. The work table at the apartment should be moved into the middle of the room so Paul and I can work simultaneously from the desk. As of now, one person is working at the table and the other person is on the couch. Phase I of the sugar cookies production is finished. There are 27 cookies to go around. Phase II begins later today with the decorating. Instead of partaking in the Cinco de Mayo madness, the cookie decorating will keep us confined to the apartment. I killed Taylor in our first tennis match. She was not running after the balls. I told her to step it up and to stop being sluggish. My words of "motivation" really hit her. She started running after every ball and the shots kept coming. Someone said it's good to play with someone who is better than you because it will force you to improve your game. Khoi, I'm still here alive and well. Your ceramic projects are coming together! We have about two more weeks before the Camry make its way to Oklahoma City. Mike, I'm glad we banged it out. It's always good to talk it through even if it is a discussion between a robot and a preacher. It all makes sense in the end. Hooray for Trump!
The weekend just went by just like that. Jon Snow is alive and well thanks to the red woman. Or shall we say the old red woman? My mouth is slowly healing. The gums are still inflamed and I am starting to feel the stitches. I have another week before the periodontist removes the stitching. Top Golf was definitely an experience. I have a better appreciation for the game now. It is not easy hitting the ball. We ended the night with Tess driving us home, which was a great idea. Either that or leave her car at Jim and Sarah's and uber it home. Uber is pretty big here. It's super convenient and the pricing is affordable. We got killed in the basketball game. I got tired and bored and left early. I was happy on my couch under the red blanket watching TV. Marci was out and about. Tess and Paul came home rummaging through the kitchen. They made a nice platter of pizza, cheetos, and double stuff oreos. We skipped church on Sunday morning because we already went to Wyatt's first communion mass. We decorated the sugar cookies, which took some experimenting. We picked up Chris and took him to Paul's softball games. Chris wanted Pops after the game. I had the root beer float. Sharon picked up boiled crawfish from Uptown Grocery. She gave me half of what she bought. I ate it all up for dinner. I should have gone back to the store and picked up a few more pounds for Taylor and me. We decided that we will buy some live ones from Super Cao Nguyen. She will then boil them at her place. I'm back to running and working out this week.