Posts Tagged ‘vacation’
Vacation is sure fun, but there’s a draw back: my sleep hour is so messed up right now. During my vacation, we usually woke up really late in the afternoon, and slept really late in dawn. When we were on the road, we took turns in driving, so some of us only got sleep of 2x 3 hours instead of 6 hours straight. It was really tiring.
I think I’m having a jet lag (or road lag? 😕) now. Yesterday was my first day coming back to work and I was so sleepy. Luckily my boss was pretty understanding, and I got my paycheck that I’m suppossed to get early this month, yay. That’s all that I have to post today. I have to catch up with my sleep and with few tv shows that I missed. A friend has recorded some of the amazing race ep 1 and 2 for me on DVR, I’ll stop by his house tomorrow to watch it.
So I went to Vegas for few days and it was so much fun. I did a little bit of this and that, so I didn’t have time to blog at all. Another reason that I didn’t post anything while I’m there was because I had to pay an extra $15 just for 24 hour of internet service, what a rip off. Well, I didn’t need internet to keep me company anyway, we were so busy getting out from hotel at 1 pm and coming back at 1 am or later 😉 Oh, and we met a group of chicks there who were in bachelorette party. Hell that was fun!
Other than that, I’m not gonna tell whatelse I did over there (although you have the freedom to guess). What happened in Vegas, stays there 8) I’m still out of town tough, next week I have to go back to work. I feel a little depressed by that.
Everyone has a city they call home, for me, it’s San Francisco. I’m not originally from San Francisco, but I’ve spent a good few years living here and I feel that this city is my home away from home. I don’t live in San Francisco anymore due to the fate of life, but I hope that I will be able to stay here when I’m growing old. So you might ask, why the nostalgic post all of the sudden? Because part of the route of my vacation is visiting bay area, and boy, I just realise how much I miss this city.
First of all, I’m a type of person who prefers cloudy and cold days to sunny and warm days (yes, I’m weird, and I’m proud 8) ). So if you’re a San Franciscan or you have visited this city before, you’ll know how cold this city can be. Even on sunny days, the wind from the beach/ocean blows so hard, it’s chilly. When I show people my pictures in San Francisco, they always say, “Why the hell you use a sweater in such a sunny day?” They have no idea how chilly it was. I know Chicago is a wind city, but I’ve never been there before, so for me, San Francisco is the wind city.
The next thing that I love about this city is the fog. I think it makes the city more mellow and romantic. Next, I love the hills, in the city or outside the city. The bridges, love them, they connect the parts of bay area and making travelling from one side to another not only fast but also enjoyable. The views are just breath-taking.
One more thing that I noticed, more chinese restaurants here offer free tea. Unlike those in other cities that charge $1 or more per cup of tea! What a rip-off. I have so many memories in this city, but I only have one more day to enjoy and re-visit my old home. I will write another post as I continue my vacation. 🙂
Oh, in the spirit of this vacation, I’m going to change the theme (layout) of this blog. As I browsed around, there are a couple that I like. I like this Depo Masthead theme because it looks like a newspaper’s layout and it’s very simple. On the minus side, there’s no side bars, all the widets are put down below, so I don’t use it.
So, I decided to use Albeo theme, instead. It’s still simple, but it’s more colorful, and it suits my mood right now. I might change it back to Quentin, but we’ll see.
Well, I decided, but haven’t bought one yet. I’ve emailed several people that are selling laptop on craigslist. We’ll see which better deal I can get. I’ve been wanting to buy one for some time, but the “push” that made me do it was some bad news that I got yesterday. Apparently, my best friend bailed on me. He decided not to go on the trip. So, the number of people going shrunk, and….now I’m stuck sharing a room with a fella that I can’t say that I’m fond of. So, I’m going to buy a laptop, so I can spend my time with my laptop when I’m stuck with him in the hotel. What’s more, I can keep blogging, yay! So stay tune to hear about my vacation stories – Don’t worry, he’ll never read this post 😉
Anyway, I watched another sneak peak of Hole in the Wall last night, the show itself will premier tomorrow at 8pm EST. But, deep down I don’t find this show to be as funny as the japanese’s Human Tetris videos on youtube. I don’t know, maybe I watched too much of the videos. I’ll still watch it though. Someone just reminded me about The Amazing Race, I love the show! It’s going to premier on Sept 28 at 8pm EST on CBS, don’t miss it! Speaking of which, I’ll be on my vacation by then. Looks like I’m going to miss the first 2 episodes of The Amazing Race 😐 After coming back from vacation, I have sooooooo many tv shows that I have to catch up on. I don’t think I’ll be able to watch everything I want during my vacation.
Btw, just in case any of you care, I finished re-watching 1st season of Eureka, and starting the 2nd season. Fringe? I missed the first 45 minutes of the pilot, and I hate watching something halfways, so not to watch it at all until I can watch everything from the first minute.
I have been planning to take a break from work for quite a while. Since summer quarter is over, I’ll have a couple of weeks off before fall quarter begins. Where am I going? That’s a secret 😉
I’ve told one of my boss that I’m gonna leave for 2.5 weeks, and she understands. On the other hand, on my other job, I haven’t got a chance to talk to my boss about my plan. On that job, I’ve had about 2 weeks off because my boss was out of town, and the next time I’ll see him is on Monday. So…on Monday, I have to break it to my boss that I’m going to take 2.5 weeks off after 1 week of working (I’ll be leaving the week after) 😐 I don’t know if it’s a good idea or not, but I cannot cancel my plan because I won’t get refund. Maybe I should’ve told him before he left 2 weeks ago. Oh well, if I get fired from that job, I’ll just have to find another job after I come back from my vacation. 😆
While I’m away, most likely I won’t be able to update my blog either because I don’t have a laptop to bring. I’ve planned to buy a second-hand laptop, but I’m not sure that I’m willing to spend the money. I’ve found a great deal (I think) on craigslist, but I still can’t make up my mind if I need it or not.
Well, apparently my niece has posted up my idea of going to Knotts Berry Farm on her blog, so I guess I’m going there during her spring break vacation. Yes, it was originally my idea, not because I’m a fan of roller coaster or something, but I’m in a “jam hunt.”
I love Knotts jams, and my absolute favorite one is Concord Grape Jelly. Never heard of it? Well, it might be because they don’t produce it on jars and don’t distribute it to supermarkets. And that what ticks me off, I really like it but I’m frustrated because I can’t buy it anywhere 😦 The only times that I can get my hands on it is when I go to Denny’s (you know, the diner). Denny’s always have Knott’s strawberry and concord grape jelly jams for toasts. That’s the only place where I can enjoy the my favorite Knotts’ Concord Grape Jelly. I’ve tried other brands’ Grape jelly jams, but I don’t like them. They’re not as sweet as the Knott’s one.
So then I thought, maybe in Knotts Berry Farm, I can find Concord Grape Jelly in a jar or something, and I can stock them up 😀 So then, when I spoke with my niece, I told her that I’m going to Knotts Berry Farm and she got so excited to go. Well, I guess it never hurts to bring family in jam hunt.
Whether or not I can find the jam or not, it still worth trying and going because of all the fun waiting for us there. Oh, I also need to ask my boss if I can get a long weekend. I haven’t set a date for the trip yet.
Anyway, wish me luck on my jam hunt. And if any of you know where I can get Knotts Concord Grape Jelly, please please please let me know. I’ll owe you one!