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Lychee Recap

September 13, 2005 - 10:07 AM [ life ]
Yes yes yes. i know. i've been neglecting the site for a while.

right now i'm eating lychees. i used to hate them. now i heart them. they make me feel nostalgic and remind me of taiwan. i got these at trader joe's and they're imported from taiwan. although what i really want is fresh longyen (Dragon eyes).

anyway, here's a list of 20 things i did this past week.

1- Went to knitting last Sunday. I am crocheting a bag made of curling ribbon. Similar to the last one, only this one is going to be green and hopefully much bigger than the last.

2- Went to see the constant gardener on Monday (Labor Day), it was good but not amazing. i'll give it a solid B rating.

3- Watched bao and samshrew eat burrito pillows (giant burritos) for lunch. it's the first time in a while where the 3 of us had lunch or hung out just the 3 of us. we're like such a bad movie.

4- Helped bao pack up his stuff for his journey back to UCLA. i went to the rivers house for dinner and still don't understand how i got suckered into helping him fold every article of clothing he owns.

5- went to the farmer's market again. i'm going to be sad when it's over at the end of this month. i ended up buying lots of cute and colorful and tasty cherry tomatoes.

6- We signed up for netflix a few weeks ago (i want them to give me a job too) and so we've watched more movies in the last 3 weeks than we have all year.

7- i fell in love with "australian style" yogurt. i got wallaby brand yogurt at whole foods it was so amazingly close to drinkable. it's similar to the trader joe's organic lowfat yogurt (with the cute cow on it).

8- went shopping with juju on thursday. spent more money than i meant to, but at least i got to check the item "jeans" off the list (i've ripped the last two in really awkward, don't understand how that ripped, how do jeans rip there?!? kind of way)

9- i finally fixed my bike tire after 8 months of trying. rode around the block. the next day the tube was flat. flat. flat. and there's a hole in the actual tire.

10- went for a walk with randall, we played on the swings and then met wes, juju and tuttle for a taste of thai. randall and i split the special dish of the day "curry on the beach" it was a shrimp red curry inside of a coconut shell with lots of huge coconut hunks in it. the coconut meat was stranger than i thought it would be. sorta mushy, sorta slimy. i couldn't decide if i liked it or not.

11- made two homemade soups. one was a beef pho and the other was a squash. the beef pho was too salty (the beef broth used was too salty, i know i should make my own for pho, but really that takes too long). the squash soup was too squashy. i imagined it to be more chowdery like, but really it was just tiny morsels of summer squash and farfalle noodles hanging out in chicken broth.

12- went and drooled over the new apple nano. i wants it. i don't know why i didn't buy it. i think if the line at the apple store had been shorter it would have been mine. or not. i'm cheap.

13- drove around and went shopping for new uniforms for randall. his "uniform" btw, is mostly just clearance clothes from banana republic. i don't even think he shops anywhere else. and that's not a snob thing, that's a laziness thing. he knows the clothes there fit a certain way so he goes in and goes yah i'll get these. i make him try things on though (i'm the one with the br card, so i end up buying, so i get the yay/nay vote) and i think it irritates him. everytime we go i get nothing he walks away with more uniforms. also they are smart with their marketing, everytime i spend money they send a gift card, so i have to go back and spend more money. i hate them.

14- randall bought paper mario 2. now we waste even more time.

15- i still didn't put the photo book for my grandmother together. i am the worst granddaughter.

16- went to dairy queen to get a blizzard. ever since we saw batman i've been craving it, but it's always closed. we happened to be driving buy so we went and got one. then we came home and walked around the block as to not feel so guilty. i had the limited "turtle pecan" flavor. don't order it. the pecans are too salty. yuck.

17- drank the grape juice we made. it was thicker than i anticipated. more like nectar. i bet i could have cut it with water to make it more like the store bought "juice"

18- i got an email from steve almond. that made my week. read his book candyfreak.

19- talked to niki about a drink she invented. we can't remember the name of it. no one can. it's sad. it has ginger and lime and vodka. wanna name it?

20- went to fry's with my dad to help him get a new video card. then we dragged him to the taqueria where he bought us tacos.

21- like i said earlier. now i'm eating lychees. tasty tasty tasty.

Posted by pocketpig at September 13, 2005 10:07 AM


Still can't think of the name! Such a great name, too. Oh well. Maybe I'll make it soon. I have to ask Heather again if she remembers. She was the one who said it and I was all "that's a drink!" Then you said, "hold on, Niki's making up a (name of drink, whatever Heather said)." Right?

Posted by: Niki at September 13, 2005 03:20 PM

nano nano!!!

Posted by: juju at September 13, 2005 03:26 PM

Dragon Eyes? Oh man, my brother's fiance from Shanghai bought some at Pike Place Market here and I almost died. I thought they were so weird. Anyway, you want some, I will ship them to you. I threw mine away because they really look (and taste) like Dragon Eyes. Ugh.

Posted by: Amy at September 19, 2005 03:30 PM

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