I think as you grow older your christmas list gets smaller and the things you really want for the holidays can’t be bought
I used to accept random friend requests on Yelp because I thought that was just what you DO. Well, I really need to clean out my list because I hate checking in on Yelp and seeing random people comment…
24 Hour Fitness comment: “I go too! Different cities and I travel. LA, Portland, Las Vegas, Austin, Phoenix, etc.”
— okay, I don’t give a fuck
Taco Naan comment: “Like the concept. Like nan bread. Not a lot of pictures though. :(“
— that ain’t my problem, shut the fuck up
Yelp Event comment: “Come say hello!”
— no, I don’t know you
Pink’s Hot Dogs: “the original or that shameless one at Knotts? :-)”
— who ARE you and only pedophiles use that smiley face
My Seattle/Vancouver Trip
It’s been awhile since I’ve had a 5-day weekend. I went with my grandma to visit my mom and stepdad in Seattle. I got lots of good tips from friends, but I was only able to experience Chinese food. I haven’t had good Chinese food in awhile though, so it wasn’t too bad. I was also able to go to some main tourist attractions by the end of the trip (gum wall, Capitol Hill, Kerry Park).
We got into town at midnight Saturday. In the morning, we started off at Pike Place Market. I was testing my camera as we crossed the street, and this guy was standing there waiting for his friends. Hello, test subject.
Girl eating fresh fruit from the stands.
After that, we went to eat! My parents are vegetarian.
I didn’t mind though. Lots of Chinese restaurants have meat and meatless dishes.
The next day, we went to Vancouver early in the morning. First meal: dim sum. Richmond has the best Chinatown. It doesn’t compare to anything I’ve ever had in the US. Look at these gigantic ha gao/siu mai.
Richmond is new Chinatown. We dawdled in old Chinatown after. It was stinky and dirty. Mm so authentic. Stepdad’s family was with us, and they wanted to come here to pick up some Chinese medicine.
Then we went back to new Chinatown and walked around a Chinese center. There was a line for BBQ pork that stretched around the corner. When I ate it, I understood why… the pork was SO juicy, and the skin was SO crunchy. Not just crispy. Every bite was crunch, crunch, crunch.
Next day: Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge. So beautiful.
I’d been to the bridge when I was younger (maybe when I was 7?). I wish I had the pictures on hand for a before/after.
I went to the bridge alone! My mom didn’t want to pay the entrance fee because she wasn’t going to walk on the bridge anyway. When I went back outside, my grandma had found a maple leaf. She said she searched for the perfect leaf to press it in a book.
Well, (jumping ahead 2 days), she forgot about it.
When we got back to Seattle, we went straight to Mike’s Noodle House. Best wonton soup ever. Even my grandma says so.
Today, I was able to do more tourist-y stuff, like go to the gum wall, try the original Starbucks, and see the graffiti at Capitol Hill.
Seattle is really nice. I only saw the sun for about 30 minutes over these 4 days, but it didn’t rain on us or anything. It was just really cloudy.
Leaving in 12 hours!
Receptionist: Do you want the appointment at 2PM or 3PM?
Me: Can I make an appointment for 3PM?
Receptionist: Sure, 2PM. For glasses or contacts?
Me: [I guess 2PM is ok..] Contacts, please.
Receptionist: Ok, 2PM for glasses it is.
Me: No.. Contacts.
Receptionist: Oh, ok.
[at the doctor’s office]
Receptionist: Let me just look you up.. ok, you just need a glasses exam?
Me: No… contacts.
Receptionist: OH hmm.. Ok, I’ll change it.
[after finding out my exam can’t be scheduled until NEXT week because she forgot to look up my insurance information]
Me: …Can I reschedule then? Next Monday?
Receptionist: Ok, let’s do next Monday. What time of day?
Me: Can I do morning? 10AM?
Receptionist: Ok… let’s see… your appointment is all set for Monday at 1PM!
Me: No… 10AM.
Receptionist: Oh, you’re right, you’re right.
IF SHE DOESN’T HAVE A DISABILITY, I CAN’T THINK OF ANY EXCUSE FOR HER.