October 23, 2019
Hi babes 🙂 how has your week been going? Last time I wrote was Monday, October 14th. I said that I’d be changing my work schedule but, work that night went pretty well so, I couldn’t/didn’t force myself to go back on Tuesday.
Instead, we went out for dinner/lunch at Ramen Sora. It was earlier in the day than we usually eat.
The chef on duty cooked everything to perfection, unlike the previous time we visited. We joked that we’d never come here at night again. 😛
The gyoza were crisped and filled up so nicely!
Our broths weren’t too thick or salty and the pork chashu was melt-in-your-mouth. ❤
When we got home, I played with some makeup and wrote my Ipsy Glam Bag post. I got hungry a little while later and couldn’t stop thinking about the McDonald’s McRib commercials I keep hearing!!
I hadn’t had one since I was a kiddo but, I definitely remembered how much I used to love them. Boyfriend had NEVER tried one before so, I was excited for him to try his very first!
I liked the new addition of pickles and onions. I don’t know if my dad used to ask for them to take those off for me but, I swear, these used to be completely plain. It could’ve done with a little less sauce though.
On Wednesday, October 16th, we went grocery shopping at Sprouts. Boyfriend made us a chicken and potato dinner. I think I spent my entire night watching Law & Order: SVU. I started from the very first episode of season 01. I’ve only ever watched sporadic episodes of the series, so I’ve been really hooked. Sometimes, I take a break from the darkness and watch episodes of Glee or silly YouTube videos. I like Tasty, Good Mythical Morning, and FBE a lot lately.
On Thursday, October 17th, I finally received my Ipsy ULTIMATE! I took a ton of photos of everything and played with some of it, too. I wrote my reviews for a few Shows I’ve Recently Watched and then, spent the rest of my night watching TV.
Friday, October 18th, I have a photo of Benji sleeping on his favorite pillow. ❤
Boyfriend cooked dinner at home, it was a normal routine workday and night for me.
On Saturday, we had no more food to cook at home so, we went out to eat at Komol.
We had been here once before but, found better Thai restaurants to frequent in lieu.
There weren’t as many other customers as we expected there would be. We were seated after a few moments of waiting for the only waitress to finish taking a table’s order.
We were next to the loudest group of folks, ever! They were talking about the strangest things, too. Boyfriend suggested they were part of a cult of some sort… I don’t know. We were glad when they paid their tab and walked out.
The menu was super big and clunky with loads and loads of different dishes on offer. I had the hardest time deciding on my main course!!
The fresh spring rolls as our appetizer is always an easy choice, though. These contained no meat whatsoever yet, we didn’t notice until we already ate a couple– they were actually still delish! Next time, I’ll have to ask if they can put pork and shrimp in them.
We also shared a small bowl of Tom Kha Soup w/ Shrimp. The broth looked AND tasted terribly oily. It maybe could have used more coconut milk, too, since the flavor was leaning more towards a sour Tom Yum.
Boyfriend’s currently obsessed with the Ground Chicken Pa Ka Pow (for good reason). This one was a little disappointing compared to other restaurants’ we’ve been to. He was happy with the spice level but, there was NO basil and barely any onions… more green peppers would have been appreciated, too! ALSO, the chicken was rather salty but, COULD have been saved, if there had been more basil. 😛
I had their Angel Duck Stir-Fry and man, oh, man was it tasty!! The boneless duck was extremely tender, the skin chewy yet, easy to bite, the sauce complemented it so well, not taking away that beautiful flavor but, enhancing it.
They gave us the cutest bowl of white rice for boyfriend but, I had a tiny one for my brown rice (not pictured). We had quite a bit of leftovers but, they did not go to waste– everything heated up well.
We packed it all up then, went to Starbucks, I got ready for work, had a drink, you know, the usual. Thankfully, work went way better than the night before but, it’s reeeeally slowing down. Not even just at the club I work at but, ALL over the city.
When Sunday finally came around, we got to go out to eat at Red Pot!
This time, we tried the Spicy Kimchi flavor for the first time and found a new favorite. On the other side, we had Spicy Red Curry, one we knew we liked. The first table we were sat at, all of a sudden broke down. Our broths were boiling one moment, and the next, everything just turned off.
We were moved to such a secluded table. It was like we were in our own little restaurant. While we were eating, we shared an Iced Strawberry Black Tea. It was SO yummy and helped with the saltiness of the soups. There was actual strawberry puree in there that we could suck up with the straw… mmmmm!
As we were peeling our last shrimps, we had to order another one, to-go. We tried boyfriend’s favorite, the Iced Mango Black Tea and thought it tasted similar to the Lychee one we had last time. After a few more sips, the Mango flavor came out a bit more but, we still probably won’t order it again.
When we finished stuffing ourselves, we, once again, went to Sprouts for groceries. I relaxed and watched TV on the couch for the rest of the night.
Monday, I stuck by my word and went to work. I was lucky that a gentleman from the week before came back, specifically to see me, or I would have probably came home in the negatives. I worked from around 10:30 PM-1:30 AM.
I’ve decided my winter work schedule will be Monday and Thurs-Sat. It’s easier for me that way, I have no idea why. I don’t ever feel like working on Tuesdays AND, anyways, those are my Broadway show days (when I have them to go to).
Yesterday, I woke up early (for me) around noon because I had ONE thing on my mind and it was the Laos Market’s super spicy papaya salad!!
Even though, when I finished it, my nose was running and my mouth was burning, I still could have used a BIT more spice. I prefer when I can’t take more than 4 or 5 bites in a row, LOL… but, hey, I always go on about how I want things SPICIER, don’t I?? So I’ll spare ya (this time).
While I ate my salad, boyfriend called around to see where we could get an oil change. When he found a garage that said we could, “come in right now,” we went. We sat in the lobby watching Ellen and the news for over half an hour.
The case on the news was about a girl who used to work with me. She was murdered and had been reported missing since the end of May! They found her body abandoned in the desert, encased in a cement and wooden structure. I had read about it online but, could not believe it was playing right there. It was so surreal to see her face on the TV and even though, I only really remember being around her (and never actually talking to her) like, less than a handful of times, those memories are SO vivid. Her story is such a sad and scary one. She will, forever, be remembered. I hope she is in a much, much better place now. The world we live in is too sick and too twisted. 😦
When we got our car back, there were oil marks everywhere and they didn’t release our brakes so, boyfriend had to run back in and ask for a rag and for someone to come show him how.
We were starved by the time it was all said and done so, we decided to go out to eat. Neither of us were going to have the patience for boyfriend to cook dinner at home.
I had been craving pho, and, I may have said it a few times before but, we’ve never found a good bowl of it since we’ve moved to Vegas. I had read reviews online that Pho 90 is popular among locals and it had always been on my list… we had just tried too many bad places before it and honestly, had lost interest in eating it altogether.
Something told me that I’d be satisfied here though!
OF COURSE, we started with the fresh pork and shrimp spring rolls. 😀 The meat stuffed inside was still warm, we could feel the heat through the sticky, chewy wrap. There was just the right portion of each ingredient and their Hoisin sauce dip was one of the best I’ve ever had.
Boyfriend got a bowl with rare steak and brisket. The picture (above) is before he mixed anything into it.
My bowl had rare steak, brisket, and tripe. This picture (above), is after I mixed all my toppings in, and what boyfriend’s looked like eventually. While the noodles were still a little overcooked here (the same problem I keep running into everywhere), the broth was heartwarming and mighty delicious. I do wish they’d have a jar of that beef paste at all the tables though– it could have used just a dash.
We wanted to get some tea at Tea of Joy but, they changed their hours and are only open after 6 PM now! It must be because there are tons of new tea shops opening all over Chinatown but, we already tried one of those newcomers, and their drinks sucked! We definitely weren’t going back there so, we went to another one that had a big banner above it saying, “Now Open!” but, at closer inspection, actually was not!
We gave up since driving around there is so hectic and just went to Starbucks after first stopping at the dispensary.
We got the largest size Blueberry Iced Tea with no sweeteners and no lemonade, it was our first time trying it and it was absolutely wonderful!! I also got some iced espresso since I couldn’t keep my eyes open on the ride home. 😛
I spent the rest of the night watching SVU and YouTube videos on the TV.
Today, I did absolutely nothing! I read quite a bit of this cute cozy mystery book, took a shower, ate dinner, and watched a couple episodes of SVU.
Tomorrow, boyfriend has JURY DUTY! Remember how I was recently summoned?? Well, they canceled mine almost right after I checked in for it. Boyfriend has to report at 9 AM tomorrow. I am so curious about what he’s gonna do! I can’t believe he was summoned like, right after me? I really wonder how they choose!
*Bonus* My boys tucked in together. ❤
Last week, they were playing around and got behind the couch, where the lamp was plugged in. We saw the lightbulb blow out and heard a loud shock noise. Sushi ran out fast as lightning and was licking the back of his neck!! His fur was singed in one spot, you guys!! We panicked and touched him right away. When I looked it up, it said not to do that but, we had to make sure he was okay. I didn’t care about anything else. He was running around like normal but, we still had to check his skin. Only his hair had been burnt and his skin was completely unharmed. He had no worrisome signs that were listed online so, I suspect he’s alright. It’s been many days since the incident and, his fur is already coming back in all white and fluffy. I still am worried and keep reading about it but, boyfriend thinks Sushi will be mad at us if we take him to the vet for no reason, lol… he says, “if something was wrong, we’d know by now” and the internet doesn’t disagree with him. I still kind of want to make sure though!?
Phew, that was a LOT so, I better cut this off now. Thanks so, so much for reading! Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week. ❤