came over today around noon, and we went to O'Shine Cafe for lunch.
We shared yummy delicacies such as spicy chili tripe and stewed pig
Sounds like a "Fear Factor" challenge, huh? hehehehe I assure
you it's not THAT bad...it's actually quite tasty! I know I taked
about this before, but I already know I could NOT be on that show.
Especially after Monday's "Gross Fear Factor" and Tuesday's
"All Female Fear Factor". On Tuesday's show, one of the
challenges was to transfer electric eels from one tank to another.
CRAZY! A year ago, Bett expressed interest in applying for the show...I
wonder if she ever turned in her application? *wink*
lunch, Wing and I walked over to Tapioca Express for boba. We met
Grace, Lauren, and Taylor there. I was sooooo bummed out to find out
that my frequent buyer cards expired! I had a whole card and a half!...which
meant I was entitled to 3 free drinks and 2 free spicy fried chicken
bits! It's been a long long time since I went there because the cards
had expired December 31st of last year! Bummer! I feel sooooo robbed!
didn't hang out for long. Grace and Wing had plans for the evening
and needed to get back. Ashlyn and I had no plans. Aric had a Department
dinner and didn't get home until late. Ashlyn and I spent a quiet
evening at home watching the two hour "Michael Jackson"
special and the "PrimeTime Live" follow up.
What can I say? As a kid, I absolutely loved Michael Jackson. It changed
once he started to change his appearance, though I still respected
him as an artist. He hasn't done anything noteworthy in a while, but
I still respect him as a person. The interview made me feel really
sad for him. With all that fame and fortune, he appears very lonely.
His limited source of happiness (his children, shopping, and playing
with other children) is now under intense scrutiny because of the
interview. Which makes the whole thing even sadder.
I don't think he got a chance to enjoy his childhood, and is now making
up for it (hence...climbing trees, waterballoon fights, Neverland,
and sleepovers with kids).
I know everyone thinks he's a whack for doing that, but I truly believe
that it's not a sexual thing. He's just being a "big" kid.
The only thing I didn't believe was his claim of having only two nose
jobs. I think he's done much much more than that. But it's obvious
that he's not comfortable in his own skin. What can I say?...we should
just leave him alone.
turned 16 months today! Last month, she had only four visible teeth...this
month, she has ten (upper and lower central incisor, upper and lower
left lateral incisors, and upper and lower right and left molars)!
WHOA! I'm just waiting on her upper and lower right lateral incisor,
upper and lower cuspids, and her other set of molars and we've got
a full set of teeth! YAY!
She continues to "talk" a lot, and the words are slowly
forming into something we recognize. She copies and repeated things
we say. She seems to know more Chinese than English. She also started
to hum or sing along to songs. She's gotten very good at going up
and down the stairs unassisted (but it still makes me nervous watching
her). She also started to climb things...which caused her a few ugly
spills off the couch and ottoman. But she never cries. Her separation
anxiety has mellowed this month. Whew! Her appetite is back,
though it's inconsistent. There are days where she can eat more than
I do and other days when she won't touch a lick. It's weird. I think
she's entering her "Terrible Two's" early. This month she
has developed hitting, screaming, and tantrums when she doesn't get
what she wants. *squint eyes* That girl, I tell ya, has a bad
I always give Aric accusing looks and say, "She got it from you!"
But who am I kidding...it's totally ME! HAHAHAHA! On the bright side,
she gives lots of hugs and kisses. Which, when given after she did
something wrong is very evil and tricky! *squint eyes* It melts my
heart, even though I won't show it. hehehehe My lil' girl is growing
up fast. Thank goodness for these monthly notations. Without them,
I really wouldn't remember. =P
Pictures from today:
trying to get away from Uncle Wing. hehehe
Grace, and Lauren
Ashlyn, and Wing