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So what happened?

10 May

How was everyone’s mother’s Day? Did all the mommies out there get a little extra special something this weekend? Whether it be to sleep in late, some pretty flowers, an extra meatball in your plate (hopefully not rolled over by a snotty nose)  the kids taken to the in-laws so you get the house to yourself with hubby?

Or maybe you just received a hug and a nice hand made mothers card from your kids. Anything done or give to you on Mothers Day is ok and we as mother accept it with open arms.

This year I was very lucky! On Saturday night TCIMaster and I went to Korean BBQ.  You might remember our earlier Korean escapade from my previous post “The CIA & a Korean Hangover” just in case you need to know what exactly it is. However, it is with a heavy heart and an unsatisfied stomach, that I have to report that we were both tremendously saddened to discover that our usual Korean jaunt had changed ownership!  With a heavy conscious I gently whispered to TCIMaster, almost afraid if the new owners might hear, do you think we caused the previous owners to sell because they couldn’t justify the sheer number of seemingly endless platters of meat we ordered? Never the less, we both took “the plate if half full of meat not half empty” mentality and boldly walked in.  Remember when Norm used to walk into the bar at Cheers and everyone would simultaneously jollily bellow “NOOORM"!  We walk in….. Nothing! Nada! ( Insert Cricket noise here). We were no longer the VIPs of Korean past. We were, as most there, newbies! Oh well… as we kept an open mind and began the choreographed ballet of meats, fire, mouth, repeat. We soon came to an unsettling realization that it no longer was the same the quality of the meats as before. Nor was the service anywhere the same. TCIMaster got a little misty eyed and shed a tear…  He tried every so valiantly to be strong, but just couldn’t restrain himself.  Looses a good Korean BBQ place will in no doubt affect him. Obviously we can no longer recommend the new Korean place to anyone.  The upside of this tragedy is that now we will be in search of a new Korean BBQ restaurant  and we shall not stop until we find another great one.

Now on actual Mothers Day I received a surprise call from my Mother Chula! Thinking it was just to wish me a Happy Mothers Day, I didn’t think much about it, then she casually said

Chula: “What are the plans for today?”

Me: “Nothing just hanging out”

Chula: “You should get ready so we can go some place to eat”

Me: “WHAT?!”

Chula: “You and Cici should get ready and we’ll go somewhere nice to eat”

Me: “How?”

Chula: “I’m by LAX at a meeting we’ll be there soon to pick you both up”

Me: “Swissssshhhhhhh” The sound of me dropping the phone without hanging up and running like an addle school girl to prepare to go.

My mother was in town? Score!!!  we get to go to brunch! Off we went to enjoy a nice Mothers Day Brunch and some laughs. Then only thing that would have made it even better was if my sister had joined us. I wont bore you all with details of how I got us in without a reservation or that there were people waiting for over an hour to be seated and I got us seated in 15 mins. No, no, no there is just no need for me to show off or give away any of  my trade secrets. Just know it was done. After our incredibly satisfying brunch (omelet, waffles, crab legs, shrimp cocktail, braised ribs, smoked salmon, plus enough slices of pie and desserts to furnish a small bakery) we said our goodbyes and my mother set off to drive home.

My daughter then decided to invite me the movies ( she paid that was her gift to me) to go watch Thor (big sigh)!  Ah Thor how you make my heart race. Its official I am dumping Tony Stark for Thor, I don’t enjoy breaking hearts but…. sadly our love has run its course, I wonder how he will take the news. Its official Thor is now my new boyfriend. My new found love for Thor might have something to do with Chris Hemsworth playing the role, who knows…. the heart wants what the heart wants or sees in this case (swoon)

 

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My iPhone

On Thursday evening I noticed my phone’s battery life was  down to 20%. I didn’t think much of it, believing that I would charge it once I got back to the office. Once at the office I tried charging it only to find that it would no longer charge. I tried every way possible to charge it with no luck. As I paced back and forth watching the life drain from my phone I decided to back it up as quickly as possible just in case. Mean while TCIMaster went online and made an appointment for the next day at an Apples genius bar believing that they would be able to fix it.

The next day at the apple store I was told it could not be repaired!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I screamed (on the inside), I didn’t make a scene… The nice apple store lady explained to me, while gently holding my hand, that they were taking my iPhone to live on a farm with a lot of other iPhones that have retired somewhere they can run free and play under the warm sun.  I truly believe this to be true and I’m happy knowing it will enjoy a better life now.

It’s a very good thing I used the last bit of life left on my phone to back it up! If not I’d be very very very upset today. I’m now trying to restore everything onto the new iPhone, which on the first try didn’t restore all of my stuff, I’m missing apps, pictures and the coffee video. I’ll try resetting the phone again tonight and see what happens.

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Scary Movies

25 Aug

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again to anyone who will listen to me Netflix is awesome! What would I do without it? Have you seen that they will even give you suggestions on Instant Watching (streaming) based on your Instant Watching history. Well here is what they suggested for a scary movies.

Needless to say they looked to frightening for me to watch.

The Weekend

12 Jul

Did everyone have a great weekend?  I know I did! Saturday I had an unbelievably incredible, life altering, mind bending, melt in your mouth steak dinner, mmmmm, it was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo delicious that I forgot to take a picture of it to share here.  Needless to say it was a Masters creation. 

On Sunday afternoon SiSi and her friends decide to go to the movies, it turns out that I am cool enough to be invited, and since I played my cards right I also got to drive them there.  How cool am I? So off to the movie theater we go.  We watched “Grown Ups” a comedy with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and Salma Hayek.  I must say I ended up laughing out loud several times. Sisi even asked me to keep it down. Personally, I enjoyed it lots! Or maybe it was the tub of popcorn we ate that made me giddy? Hmmm??? No I’m pretty sure it was the movie that was making me laugh.

After the movie we drove around box hunting. It’s funny how when you need a box there aren’t any around, but when you don’t, they are piled high on the sidewalk.  Once the perfect sized box was located we then swung by the McDonalds drive thru to pick up a snack (wink wink). 

Tiki Tiki enjoying a cheesburger

Tiki Tiki didn’t mind at all of our choice of snack; he jumped right into it! Num num num… he stuffed his little face with a cheese burger and a couple of fries.  Made sure there weren’t any fries left in the container, double checked in the bag.
Once he was satisfied he fell into a food coma in my arms.
                  

Tiki Tiki making sure he didn't miss anything

Tiki Tiki inside med sized fry container from McDonalds