morning Aric and I got up eariler than usual to go look at some model
homes in the area. Not that we're looking to move or buy a new house
right now, but we like seeing what's out there. We looked at the Madisons
off Delta Road in San Jose. Damn!...these houses are phat! The smallest
model was still livin' large, and the largest model was over 3,800 sq.
ft, boasting subzero fridge, commercial stovetop and ovens, six bedrooms,
four and a half baths, and a four car garage! The lady in the sales
office wouldn't disclose pricing with us. Due to the demand, I'm sure
they'll jack up the price even more. But we're speculating high $900K
(not including upgrades). CRAZY!
I'VE GOT A NEED FOR SPEED! Afterward lunch, a large group of friends met up at SpeedRing for Wil's pre-birthday celebration. I've never raced karts in an indoor track before. It's serious stuff. We had to sign waivers, watch a safety video, put on racing suits, and a bunch of other protective gear before actually racing. It was fun! It's also a bit of a workout....after a half an hour on the track, you're completely drenched in sweat. Sarah watched the baby while I raced. Out of 15 racers, I came in 12th position. Sucks yo. Aric came in 6th. He complained that he would have made Top 5 if he wasn't so darn heavy! HAHAHAHA! After racing, we had reservations for dinner at Korea House. More friends came to join us, and we celebrated in a semi-private room in the back. Tony ordered a gang of food, and the restaurant also gave complimentary dishes and beers because of how much we had ordered. An interesting dish came out that I've never had before...it was a raw beef dish, served with raw egg, slivered apples, and pinenuts. It looked really...uh, raw...and not a lot of people cared for it. I loved it. I usually like my steaks rare and I enjoy raw stuff like poke, sashimi, carpaccio, etc. This dish actually tastes like poke.
INDOOR KART RACING
was eventful and fun! It was also Ashlyn's half birthday...yep, she
turned 6 months today! So what
are my observations about her this month? She loves to bounce while
standing. She can sit better and longer unassisted. She likes napping
with the blanket over her face. She's VERY vocal now, and tries to "sing"
(her falsetto is hilarious). She recognizes me and Aric, and is starting
to be more selective to who's holding her. She has a staring problem.
She likes to examine things intently. She kicks a lot...making diaper
changing impossible, and she waves her arms uncontrollably. She loves
to pull hair (not her's, obviously). She started to roll from back to
side and also tummy to back.
She loves ice water and chewing on her fingers. She scrunches her nose
when she's amused, and she's easily startled. I'm telling ya, the things
she learning these days come leaps and bounds. It's really amazing!
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