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A small breather

June 26th, 2013 by Cat

I’m back from a weekend trip to Dana Point, California! When we stepped out of the airport, I immediately had a big smile on my face. 70F (21C) weather! What a nice change from the hot summer we have in Texas! It’s been around 100F (38C) here, which feels even worse with the humidity.

My husband and I were there for our friend, Robbie’s, wedding, and I was glad we were able to meet up for dinner the day we arrived. I was afraid he’d be too busy, but that’s because I remembered myself being busy before my wedding. However, now that I think about, I don’t think my husband was =P (The bride has so much more to do to get ready, sigh.)

The next day was the wedding, but it was in the evening. We had time to pass during the day, so we walked around the beaches and harbor, taking in the wonderful sunshine and breeze. (Yes, Instagram photos because I didn’t bring my camera.)

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Back from Boston

March 27th, 2013 by Cat

As the title says, I’m back from Boston! My husband and I flew there on Thursday and came back just on Monday. We were there to go to PAX East, a gaming expo, and also to visit my friend, Robbie. Though I originally met Robbie online, he’s become one of my closest friends, and I’ve actually known him longer than most of my other close friends :)

First, let’s start with PAX East, which was our 3rd time going. We spent most of the time on the expo floor, where lots of gaming-related companies set up booths. Most are showing off their games – a lot of which aren’t released yet, so attendees can get a sneak peek. If you’re interested in the games I tried, head over to this entry on my gaming blog.

I didn’t bring my DSLR on the trip, so I didn’t have a wide angle with me. This is just part of the expo hall. It’s huuuuuge.

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Back from NY

November 29th, 2012 by Cat

If you celebrated the US Thanksgiving, I hope you had a good one! As for me, I was in New York and New Jersey to see my relatives. My parents, brother, and I arrived on Thursday, which we spent with my mom’s side of the family. Since my grandpa lives in Brooklyn, we mainly stayed at his place.

Friday was when we celebrated Thanksgiving with my dad’s side of the family. He has 5 siblings, all married and with 2 kids each. Only one cousin couldn’t make it, so it was a large gathering of over 20 people. I’m actually really close to my dad’s side of the family, and I know every cousin on that side fairly well. Despite the age gap of cousins from age 14 to 29, we all had fun playing games like Mafia and Cards Against Humanity (CAH).

(By the way, if you know Apples to Apples, CAH is the same thing except with offensive and inappropriate cards. If you’re horrible and immature like me, you should look into it XD)

The dinner was an odd mix of Chinese food, pasta, and American food like mashed potatoes and turkey… all of which we were eating with chopsticks.

Me: *wiping mashed potatoes off my jeans* Doh, good thing I packed another pair of jeans.
Cousin: It’s ok. It’s just a small spot.
Me: The mashed potatoes slipped through my chopsticks.
Cousin: …gee, I wonder how that could have happened.

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