July 04, 2019
Hello beautiful people of WordPress. ❤ Happy Independence Day to all Americans!! I can still hear cracklings of fireworks but, sadly, they weren’t high up in the sky enough for us to see on our balcony. Everyone give a round of applause for my cat-son Sushi for not hiding behind the toilet for the first year, ever. I am so proud of him!! Twinkle Star and Benji were never afraid of the noise.
I have been addicted to watching game shows/reality TV on Hulu so I neglected the blog once again. I have missed writing and chatting with you all! I haven’t even played the Sims since the last time I posted! Some of the shows I’ve been watching are (but, are not limited to): Mental Samurai, America’s Got Talent, Big Brother, Love Island, Chopped Junior and Deadly Wives. I’ve also been watching Kids Try on the HiHo YouTube Channel and the celebs reading Mean Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel’s YouTube Channel.
But mainly, I’ve been sick with stress because of my car situation. We left it at boyfriend’s work because we couldn’t afford to get it towed and fixed. We didn’t want to get it brought home then, to a repair shop again later so he asked his manager if it would be cool to leave it in the parking lot. She literally said “no worries” and three days later, it was GONE.
We had to go on the police department’s website to find out where the car had been taken to. My dad called me later that day and asked if we had gotten the car fixed yet. I told him how it got towed and he suggested that I visit him in Minnesota to pick up a better car (he’s a mechanic/car salesman) instead of paying tons of money to get it out of the towing company’s lot and fixed up at the shop… we didn’t even know what was wrong but, we knew for sure it wasn’t the battery, the starter, nor the security system. Going back home for a mini vacation and roadtripping back didn’t sound half bad either…
We called the towing company to see how much it would cost to just let them keep our car, it was still pretty hefty and super unfair but, cheaper than pulling it out and risking it never running again.
On June 26th, even though I rarely work on Wednesdays, I was on a mission to get my car out of or kept in the lot. I hadn’t quite made up my mind yet. For dinner, we walked to Albertsons and got a great deal on diced chicken– BOGO FREE!
The first package was seasoned with different herb-spices, salt, and pepper served alongside a mixed greens salad topped with hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, red onions, croutons, and Balsamic vinaigrette. It was yum, yum, yummy!!
At work, there weren’t that many customers but I was lucky to find a group of Cambodian men who were impressed with the fact I knew all the words they asked me to say in our language. I’m actually not the best at speaking Khmer but, I’m lucky I knew the right words to make some money off them! They were just proud I knew anything at all and even more than some of the guys in their group, too. 😉 I was even proud of myself, LOL. I spent the whole night drinking and partying with them– it was actually such a blast!!
BUT, then I was sooo hungover, I couldn’t get myself to work on Thursday, June 27th. I tried my very best to go through my before-work routine, I even had an espresso from Starbucks but, that’s what made me feel the worst. I took a nap immediately after just a few sips…
I know. I thought it was supposed to keep me awake, too.
I didn’t even have a headache or nausea. I couldn’t throw up or drink anything to cure me. I was just feeling D E A D and weak.
Boyfriend made his own sort of Asian sauce with some stuff we had in our pantry and tossed our second package of diced chicken in it. He paired it with some garlic Earth Balance toast and a Balsamic Vinaigrette side salad. Everything was good but, not surprisingly, all of the flavors didn’t mix well.
On Friday, June 28th, boyfriend walked to Albertsons to pick up some spaghetti ingredients. He found a jarred sauce with Italian sausages and mushrooms in it– I don’t know what it was called but it was def one of the best sauces we’ve ever had!!
Work was mediocre for a Friday but EXCELLENT for the summer!
On Saturday, June 29th, I had spaghetti leftovers and boyfriend went to McDonald’s to try their new burger from France. He said it tasted the same as all McDonald’s food LOL– I know exactly what he means.
Work went really well and I’d say it was good for any night of the week, in any season. I am crossing my fingers SO hard that it’ll be the same this weekend!!
On Sunday, June 30th, I needed the day off and we needed to decide what we were gonna do about the car. My dad and boyfriend thought it would be a better idea to go to Minnesota but, I was still confused. I feel like that car was such a waste! Maybe nothing too bad was even wrong with it… it could have even been worth it to pull it out but, the car my dad has waiting for us is probably going to be more reliable in the long run so, in the end, we called an Uber to bring us to the lot.
We waited in the blistering hot heat for an hour and a half for the guy to show up, take our payment, and scan some papers. Luckily, we found a table under the shade to sit but, STILL. We were the ones paying them, they stole our car, and to top it all off, they made us wait forever to get it over with!! I was so not happy but, it did feel quite relieving to just get rid of the hassle. I wish we had never bought that car in the first place… like my dad said, (*in a mocking voice*)“it was donated for a reason.”
After finally releasing our responsibility over that POS, we took the Uber back home, smoked a fat blunt and then Ubered to the Boulder Station Casino Buffet. For the price, food quality, and options– I’d give that place a 10 out of 10. It was super satisfying after the longest day ever.
When Monday, July 1st rolled around… I had to get back to work and start saving for our trip. Boyfriend went to Albertsons and the Laos Market to pick up a rotisserie chicken and the ingredients to make my dad’s special fish sauce. I had a shot of Patron before I got picked up and another mixed Patron and Pineapple Juice while working. The night didn’t go so badly at all.
Tuesday, July 2nd, we went to Albertsons for dinner yet again. We picked out some sandwich ingredients and mayo-based salads for the sides.
The sandwich had pepperoni, turkey, and roast beef on it with mixed greens, tomatoes, red onions, and mayo. The bun was an Egg Onion one we found in the bakery section and the sides were the Chicken with Mixed Nuts and Fruit Salad and the Mustard Macaroni Salad from the deli. 🙂 Everything was so dang delish and felt extra summery. ❤
Work that night was horrible. The amount of dancers that showed up was RIDICULOUS. I expected that though because, of course, no one wanted to have to be there today. I am still totally grateful for making the tiny profit I did…
Yesterday, we finally used our brains and picked up more than one dinner from Albertsons. The chicken deal was still going on so we got two packages of the diced stuff again, a pack of bacon, mayo-based seafood with shrimp salad, a big family-sized Asian salad kit, beer brats, buns, corn on the cob, baked beans, a cucumber, stir-fry veggies, and stir-fry sauce.
For dinner, we ate the beer brats with baked beans and corn on the cob.
It was another summery meal and I loved it all!! ❤
I took the day off to recharge… and I just knew I couldn’t handle sitting around again. I expected the same sort of crowd as Tuesday, y’know?
I actually hate that today is July 4th because I really wanted to work BUT, I already knew it was a bad idea! Last year (or the year before?) I went and seriously was the only dancer and there were NO customers… LOL. Everyone was outside watching fireworks and partying with family/friends elsewhere, I guess…
We had another spell of bad luck when I tried to buy our one-way tickets to Minnesota, too. There was this awesome deal I could’ve gotten IF my dad’s vouchers worked but for some reason, they were invalid. If those were mine, I would have thrown a fit and chewed the airline out BUT, they are his so, he can do as he pleases about it…
Without the vouchers, switching airlines was going to be cheaper so I went that route. I tried and tried again to submit my payment but kept getting an error that I should wait a few moments and try again… I remembered how my bank blocked my payment when I bought my tickets to NY so, I called and asked them if that was what was going on. The man told me that they approved it but, there was no fee/amount. I called Expedia’s customer service and they told me that the flight had changed or something… “even if it’s still online– it’s no longer available. You will have to change your schedule.” The problem was that every other flight was double the price I wanted. I complained to my dad and he tried to use his voucher but came across the same problem of it being invalid, even logged into his account. He told me to just freakin’ buy it because the price could go up. I guess it would have been way too nice for us to have gotten any kind of deal or discount with the type of luck we have so whatever, my dad bought the tickets for us (for now). He is the very best even if he talks so much crap!! I am just happy to officially be going home for the first time since moving to Vegas.
I e-mailed a professional pet sitter I found on Google and read reviews about on Yelp. I was thinking of using Care.com but, then read horror stories about the service and saw someone say on a forum, “why not hire a professional pet sitter?” WELL, because! I had NO idea there was such a thing, LOL. Why did no one ever tell me?
The lady I contacted seems so legit. She hasn’t e-mailed me back about a time but we are supposed to meet her this coming Tuesday. I didn’t expect her to e-mail me on a holiday so I’m not stressed. I do hope she gets back to me tomorrow, though. I need to know she’s responsible. It’s really so last minute since we’re leaving on Wednesday and she’s really our only option. That part kind of freaks me out. I hope we all like her (me, boyfriend, and the 3 cats).
We cleaned our house today, to make sure it looks nice and spiffy for our meeting with her and hey, it’s always nice to come back to a clean space after vacation, right?
For dinner, we had stir-fry chicken with egg noodles. The bottled sauce we bought was a bit salty so boyfriend had to add sugar and such to make it better. In the end, he got it tasting so good!!
I finally took photos of all my sub box items and responded to all of your wonderful comments. I truly apologize it took me a week to get back on here. 😦 I missed writing so much (if you couldn’t tell by the length of this post…).
I still haven’t tried any of the sub box items but, I will get to it and still talk about everything with you guys eventually. Sadly, June was my last Boxycharm because I am so overloaded with items I haven’t tried yet. I think I am addicted to Ipsy though, I can’t press skip or cancel on them for some reason… not even on the samples.
I won’t be doing a Currentlys this month though. I did have a few things to share but, I’ll skip it. 😛 I’ll write one for August… when I’ll also host my big two year blogiversary giveaway!! Don’t forget!!
I’ll probably post another Journal Entry before we leave on the 10th and then, I may or may not have some posts scheduled while I’m away but, I reeeeally do plan to get back into a real consistent blogging groove when I return from Minnesota on the 16th. Until then, I will be catching up on all of your posts. I’m seriously a whole month behind but, don’t want to skip any!! WordPress is so rude when I binge-read and comment, too. I hate being sent to spam. 😡
Last night, boyfriend made us awesome sandwiches with bacon, turkey, tomato, mixed greens, and red onions. He’s making those again but, I told him to also add sliced cucumbers. I didn’t take a picture but this time, I will. I’m gonna end this entry now though so you’ll have to wait until my next one to see it. 😉
Hope you all have the very best weekend!!!