January 01, 2020 (!)
09:31 PM

Happy New Year, fellow bloggers and blog readers!! Are we saying ‘twenty-twenty‘ or ‘two thousand twenty‘? I think they both sound alright but, have found myself saying the former more often. What about you?


Last time I wrote, I was about to sign off and get ready for work. I did just that, got there around 11:30 PM and stayed until almost 5 AM. I was starving by the time boyfriend picked me up so, we stopped at Bar Code Burger on the way home. πŸ™‚


I was a little tipsy but, I noticed they changed up their entire menu’s design, added, and subtracted a few items. I still went with one of my tried and trues, the Hangover (to prevent one haha).


Boyfriend took a risk and tried a new addition, it had pepperjack cheese, french fries and that’s about all we both can remember, lol… he said, “I would have rather had my Bar Code Burger.”


We went with the coconut shrimp for our appetizer, another new addition. I thought they could have gave us one extra shrimp and no fries at all– I would have been much happier. The sauce tasted like a mix of both ketchup and cocktail. I don’t know.

On Sunday, I was soooo lazy and wanted to do absolutely nothing. I asked boyfriend to go to Sprouts without me and pick out whatever he wanted to make us some quick and easy meals.


That night, we had spaghetti! He bought a jarred sauce but, totally doctored it up with mushrooms, onions, and extra spices. It was pretty tasty. πŸ™‚

I wrote my Recipe Reviews and spent the rest of my night watching Love Island Australia.


On Monday, I wanted to go to work so, I tried to wake up a little earlier than usual. I was up and moving around 2 PM, which I was proud about. I got showered, shaved, and moisturized and then, boyfriend made us sandwiches for dinner.


He put ham, pastrami, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on them. Mm, mm. ❀ For my side: BBQ Kettle Chips!

I was pleasantly surprised to see how big the crowd was when I got to work around 10:30 PM. I stayed busy nearly the entire time but, around 3 AM… I was getting hungry and weak.

I am definitely about to have my period, lol.


When boyfriend picked me up, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings again!!


We started out with the biggest thing of nachos!!! It was freakin’ amazing and I will be ordering it every single time I go now… I don’t care how bad my stomach hurts afterwards!


We shared a large-size with 4 different flavors: Blazin’, Spicy Garlic, Parmesan Garlic, and Hot. When we first got them out of the kitchen, they were cold… so, we sent them back and got new ones way too quickly. Before biting into one, I knew they weren’t going to be all of a sudden hot but, this time, they were even colder!


Luckily, our server was awesome enough to get the chef to actually drop some fresh chicken into the fryers (he admitted they had been sitting) and also, gave us 50% off our bill. Woohoo!

Yesterday, NEW YEAR’S EVE, we woke up at nearly 6 PM, stayed in, ate our BWW leftovers, and were watching the rest of Love Island Australia together UNTIL,Β  I accidentally fell asleep during the finale and slept about 15 minutes past midnight.

Yes, even through boyfriend kissing me and the fireworks! I think this is the 3rd year in a row I have been asleep at midnight on New Year’s.


When I woke up, I snuggled with my boys, watched the finale, and then started a new show, United States of Tara. I already finished the entire first season (between yesterday and today). It’s really good and I love seeing all the old school gadgets like iPods and Sidekick phones (it was filmed in 2009).

I went back to bed around 5 AM.

Today, I woke up at almost 1 PM, read some blogs, set my 2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge to 25 Books and started my first one of the year. I can’t remember what it’s called but, it’s interesting as heck so far!

We made a run to Sprouts for some more groceries and then, to the Laos Market for some shrimp chips, instant noodle packs, a scoop of sticky rice, and a tub of very, very spicy papaya salad. ❀


I nearly ate the whole order, with short cool down breaks in between. I cried a little, my tongue is numb, and my stomach is on fire but, I am happy and it was more than worth it.


For dinner, we tried another Victoria’s Vegan Alfredo Sauce. We really loved the pesto and original flavor so, it was red pepper’s turn. This one was a bit sour and not as creamy… I would not recommend it over the others.

I was watching United Stated of Tara before typing this so, I’m gonna get back to that and also give myself a mani-pedi. I think I’m gonna do a dark blue. πŸ™‚

Hope you all had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve and Day!

10:26 PM

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45 thoughts on “Journal Entry #292

  1. Happy new year Hunida! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️ I call it β€˜twenty twenty’ too!!! I can not wait to try Barcode burger! I hope they do vegetarian options but even so, those fries look so good! Hehe I can’t believe you slept through midnight on NYE, but hey, you still started it off perfectly with cuddles with your boys!! It doesn’t matter if you weren’t awake exactly at midnight does it! Which Love Island Aus are you watching, the first season or second? I have seen the first but only got a little way through the second then lost touch… let me know where you’re at please 😍😍😍😍😍 hope your 2020 is amazing beautiful, can’t wait to meet you this year! Love ya! Xx

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    1. Happy New Year, sweet Jennie!! ❀ 'Twenty twenty' does have a much better ring to it, doesn't it? I'll have to check if they have any veggie options at Bar Code next time we go. I think they actually might. πŸ™‚ I can't wait for you to try it!!

      LOL boyfriend was joking that I'd freakin' be asleep at midnight again… & I was like, "I don't do that anymore!" but… I did. 😦 I guess it doesn't matter too much, though, you're right!

      I finished watching the first season of Love Island Aus! Our Hulu hasn't uploaded the second one. 😦 I was really happy about the winners until… I looked up why they broke up! Oh my gosh! Couldn't believe it!

      I hope your 2020 is beautiful as well ❀ & I am so looking forward to meeting you, too! ❀

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      1. Thank you Hunida! Yes I think it does, definitely! Glad we agree hehe! Ooh thanks honey, I hope they do!!! Fingers crossed, if not… I’ll still get the chips because they look delicious. Thanks hun, I can’t wait either. And that Pizza place is a must too, those slices look so good!

        Haha oh no, he was right. He definitely spoke that into existence for you, lool!!! Exactly, it really doesn’t matter at all. Your year still started off perfectly!

        Ah yes okay, I thought it was the first one you were watching… omg I KNOW!!!! I remember that happened like almost as soon as the show finished, Tayla is such a gorgeous girl too!! I think she’s with someone else from the show now, I’m not sure if they’re still together though I’ll have to have a look!

        Thanks so much lovely and yay, not long to go now!!! Have a great weekend, Hunida! xx

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        1. I’ll let you know about the veggie options at Bar Code before you come, for sure. πŸ™‚ & are you talking about the pizza place we brought Rossy & her fam to?

          I KNOW! I always tell him that he speaks all the bad stuff into existence! & you’re right, the start of my year wasn’t so bad. πŸ™‚

          Ugh POOR TAYLA! I can’t believe how fake Grant was. I really believe he liked her, too! I saw she was with Dom, from the show, after they broke up but, now she’s with a whole new guy lol. Good for her!

          Have a great weekend, too, love!!! ❀


  2. That chicken looks tasty and yay to getting 50% off your bill! I stayed up until midnight but was in bed a couple of minutes later haha, I got up around 1:30pm, I had such a big sleep haha. Cute pictures with your cats πŸ™‚

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    1. We were really happy to get 50% off & once the chicken was hot, it was very tasty. πŸ™‚ Did you watch a countdown on TV? I need to stay up until midnight for 2021 lol. That’s amazing how much sleep you got, you deserved it! ❀ & kitties say 'thank you!!'

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    1. Thank you, Anthony! Happy New Year to you, your girlfriend, & cat. πŸ˜€ Congrats on making it to midnight! I don’t know why it’s so hard for me when I do it every single other day of my life.

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  3. I’m saying twenty-twenty since it’s easier and it just rolls of the tongue! At least boyfriend tried something new, but that stinks that it wasn’t good as his usual burger order. Now he knows not to order that again! The nachos look deliciousssss, yum. It’s a bummer about the chicken being cold twice and you both having to wait longer, but 50% off seems to compensate for it, I think! I’m glad that you found something spicy enough for you too! Hope your New Year is off to a lovely start! πŸ™‚

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    1. Agreed! ‘Twenty twenty’ does roll off the tongue better. πŸ™‚ & you’re right, he was bound to order that burger sometime so he may as well have tried it this once!

      I couldn’t believe how big that plate of nachos was, we probably had a 1/4 left at the end! & yesss, the 50% off made up for everything lol.

      Mmm, that papaya salad was perfect! My mouth is watering thinking about it again haha.

      Hope your New Year is off to a lovely start, too, Stephanie!! ❀ ❀

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  4. I say twenty twenty.
    At least you guys tried something new at Bar code. You will never know what you will like and wont like until you actually try it.
    Omg does Sushi have his face on the pillow? That is so how I feel right now lol.
    Gosh I havent had buffalo wild wings in some time. Kinda miss it.
    Sucks the wings were cold when you guys got them but glad the server admitted that they had been sitting for a while and that they put in a new batch for you and 50% off your bill. Yay!
    We were able to stay up till midnight by watching movies lol. I didn’t take and pictures, for NY and decided to stay off social media for once. I enjoyed a nice little celebration with my boys, kissed the hubby listened to some music and headed to bed. Some of our neighbors had fireworks which was nice lol.
    I’m finally all caught up with everyone’s post and it only took me like two hours. Luckily, people post less and less during the holidays so it wasnt too bad 😬 lets hope I dont drop the ball and fall behind again lol

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    1. Hmm… most people are saying ‘twenty twenty’ maybe ‘two thousand twenty’ is not even a thing lol. & you’re right. πŸ™‚ You’ve always gotta try everything once!

      Lol yes, Sushi was sleeping with his face on the pillow. He’s actually like that RIGHT now. I’m gonna take another pic. ❀ Hehe, you're gonna love this one when I post it!!!

      Man, we can't get enough of BWW. It's addicting!! & we really weren't too upset about the wings after he gave us 50% off lol.

      Aw yay! It sounds like you had such a lovely NYE, babe, I'm so happy. ❀ We can see & hear the fireworks from The Strip so, boyfriend went out on the balcony & watched them without me. I couldn't get up just yet lol. Super cool that your neighbors do their own!!

      Two hours isn't bad at all!! Doesn't it feel like such an accomplishment to catch all the way up?! πŸ˜€ I'm trying my hardest not to fall behind more than 5 days AT LEAST!!

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      1. I think two thousand twenty sounds a bit weird. It doesn’t roll off the tongue as nicely. Also, I dont think I’ve heard people say “two and thousand and blank” for many many years…
        Awww my heart! I cannot wait to hug that fuzzy guy again! Lol
        I wish we could have seen a fireworks show of some sort. I don’t think they have that here, it was actually raining that night too lol.
        Yeah it feels so good to be caught up. I just finished reading whatever I missed yesterday and whatever was posted this morning. Maybe I’ll get to working on my own posts for my other blog but to be honest, I didnt take a lot of photos of anything in December, so coming up with a post might be hard lol

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        1. Lol you’re right, it’s probably not even a thing to question what sounds better. I’ve only heard ‘twenty twenty’ so far. πŸ˜› Sushi cannot wait for you to come hug again, too!! ❀

          I wish I would have woken up to see the fireworks, too, lol. Sorry it was raining over there but you are prob used to it by now anyways, right? πŸ˜›

          Cannot wait to see your posts, whatever you come up with, even without a lot of photos! ❀

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          1. I never asked but, would Benji and Twinkle Star ever let me hug them? They probably would hate it right? Lolol
            And Ciel misses Sushi too, he has mentioned you guys recently. He was like “when we went to Vegas and we saw your friend and the cats” 😍😍 he even asked me what your name was and he stared at me and said “yeah her” lol. Some names are really hard for him to pronounce. He can’t pronounce my name so his dad told him to call me Yoshi instead 🀣🀣 (childhood nick name lmao)
            Gosh yeah. Rain rain..the only good thing about rain is that it warms up the environment a bit lol.

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            1. I’m telling you, they will act lots different if it were just you that came in. Probably let you hug them and pet them way more but, I was surprised how much Sushi loved Ciel LOL. It was so cute. ❀ I love that he asked about us & that's so funny that he just said "yeah her" & oh my gosh. When you say we are soul sisters, there's no doubt about it. One time I baby sat with my friend in HS & he couldn't say my name so he called me "Yoshi" & my friend called me that forever, even put my name as that in her phone Contacts list LOL! How crazy!

              Yeah, I kind of love the weather after it rains.

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              1. Alright. We can try that next time for sure lol. Hopefully Ciel doesnt mind haha. I was honestly surprised at Ciel too and how gentle he was being with Sushi! Ahhh.. 😍
                Eventually he will get your name down. We are working on several sounds still lol.
                Oh my goshhhh!! Really??? That is so funnyyyy!!!! Lol. What are the chances we would both have the same nickname? My mind is blown haha

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  5. Oh my gosh, I remember the United States of Tara!! I certainly didn’t watch the whole series (I think it was on for three seasons?), but I watched several episodes. I wanted to get more into it but I just didn’t for some reason. Toni Collette was awesome from what I remember.

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  6. I’ve been hearing so many things about Good Reads lately – should I be joining this?? I didn’t realize you could set reading challenges there!

    Also, after reading this I’m now desperate for some bar food! Also, I always have such mixed feelings whenever a restaurant changes their menu or food offerings. I feel like the new additions never quite live up to the originals.

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    1. If you enjoy reading, definitely join Goodreads. πŸ™‚ You will discover so many new books & setting a reading challenge is always fun!

      Ugh, I have such a weakness for greasy bar food! & I SO agree about having mixed feelings on any changes & that the new additions never match up to the originals at restaurants.


    1. Lol that always happens in the beginning of the year πŸ˜‰ you’ll get the hang of it! Those nachos were AMAZING & I’m super glad we had a decent server who got us the fresh wings! Going to bed at 1 isn’t so bad for New Year’s! ❀

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  7. Happy twenty-twenty, Hunida! Love the pictures of you and BF and cats.

    Oh wow those nachos!!!! Nachos are like my favorite thing in the world. Well, one of anyway. My favorite are the Steak Nachos from Poquito Mas. Do you have them in Vegas? So good. I’m about to make me some nachos for lunch, but they won’t even compare to Poquito Mas.

    Look at you, BWW trying to scam our friends with the same-ass, cold wings twice in a row!!!! Shame on you. Glad you got 50% knocked off your bill and some fresh, hot wings. Sheesh!

    I managed to stay up past midnight on NYE because I was riveted to American Horror Story. In fact, I almost missed it because I was so riveted to the screen. LOL

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    1. Happy 2020, my friend! ❀ Thank you!!

      Gosh, nachos really are so great. They taste even better every time since I don't get to have as them as often lol. I am going to look up Poquito Mas right now… brb, Sadly, there are none near me. 😦

      I know!! We were NOT happy about those cold wings but, very glad we got our 50% off though. πŸ™‚

      Lol aw, I just couldn't believe on the one day where it kinda matters, I didn't stay up past midnight! πŸ˜› Watching AHS is a great way to ring in the new year!

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      1. ***AHS spoiler alert***** Do you remember the melon baller from S3 E9????? Gahhhhhh!!!!! “Goddamnit, could people stop moving things??? Some of us are blind!!!” Also I am DYING laughing at all the scenes with the head in a box.

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