March 05, 2020
Hi my loves! I don’t even know where to start. It isn’t even a scheduled Journal Entry day but, I needed to get on here ASAP and apologize to those who missed me because I’ve sure been missing YOU. I hadn’t written one of these since the Saturday before last so we sort of have a lot to catch up on but, not too much since I’ve been pretty much up to the same old stuff.
I’ve just been extremely stressed since March hit, it’s been hard for me to quiet my mind down with anything besides playing the Sims or watching reality TV so that’s all I’ve been doing.
But, let us rewind back to where we left off and see how much of it I can remember.
When boyfriend picked me up on Sunday morning/Saturday night on the 23rd of February, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings yet again.
We got our Ultimate Nachos and large size of wings.
We said, “two Blazin’, one Parmesan Garlic, and one Spicy Garlic” when we ordered.
And… I am not messing with you when I tell you they LITERALLY gave us two pieces of the Blazin’ wings… we thought each sauce was meant to have 5 pieces SO, we ASSUMED when we said “two Blazin’” that we’d be actually getting 10, in total, y’know??
We were able to get the 10 for free in the end, after some bitching and complaining, that I wish I didn’t have to do. They should have just taken care of it right away, no arguments but, the bartender tried to correct us on our ordering language?? LOL. Puh-lease.
We went straight home afterwards, with lots of leftovers. 😀
That same Sunday but, after a full sleep, we went grocery shopping and came home for boyfriend to cook us a Cambodian beef dish (Loc Lac) for dinner. It turned out really well! And, even though I haven’t been writing these entries, I did manage to get my Recipe Reviews up! (Though, I am backlogged all the way back to November on those so you’ll have to wait quite a bit to see this recipe…).
Monday through Wednesday, I woke up, ate, smoked weed and played the Sims.
On Thursday, the 27th, boyfriend made us a tuna casserole that disappointed us both… we did nothing out of the ordinary. Friday, he made us delicious turkey burritos! The day went routinely.
On Saturday, we were out of groceries again and had to make another run to Sprouts. We bought meals for 3 days like we always do and, also, two salad kits to split (Taylors Farms’ Sunflower Crunch and Asian ones), two chicken breasts that boyfriend fried up and seasoned all tasty for us, hummus and veggies, and a deviled egg potato salad to eat when we got home.
I am embarrassed to admit that I over drank at work that night and threw up before I even left. I actually have never done that before. I usually don’t throw up until I get home or when I wake up the next day… and every time that I have, I’ve been WAY more drunk than I was last weekend.
I do think it was because I was on day 3 of drinking and I didn’t have enough carbs for dinner? I don’t know, though. I hope it never happens again!
When boyfriend picked me up, we went to Viet Noodle Bar. We ordered what we always order… spring rolls, beef stew, and vermicelli noodle salad. Lucky for those of you who are sick of seeing the food there… I didn’t take any pictures that night because… I COULDN’T! I forgot my phone in my locker at work, lol.
Boyfriend had to drive me back to get it after we finished eating. 😛 Oops!
On Sunday, I had my annual eye exam scheduled. It was at the Lenscrafters in the Fashion Show Mall. When we first walked in, we were sad to see this dessert shop, Honeymee, that we really liked (and even brought Rossy to in the fall) had officially been shut down and replaced with a big flower wall/IG photo-op!
On the plus side, there was a really cool runway show set up that I got to pass by. The catwalk was slathered in water. I didn’t get to see it go on because I was getting my eyes examined but, I can only guess there were swimsuit models! I so wish I had had time to watch.
For my exam this year, I did the whole shebang– I let them run all the new technology on my eyes, just to make sure they were healthy and safe in all aspects. The doc told me I was scoring low on the QuantifEye Macular Pigment Exam. 😦 I don’t really know what it means but, it could cause vision loss if I score any lower.
My prescription went up a bit in both eyes, too. She changed my brand of contacts, which is the first time any doc has done that for me since I’ve gotten them. I like these new ones but, DID NOT let them trick me into purchasing them through their store this time. I just went onto Walmart’s website and ordered them there and guess what? They were like… $100 cheaper that way and I’m not even exaggerating, either.
I’m still a bit bitter that I fell for their sales pitches last year…
My appointment was at 4 PM so by the time I had finished up, we were both too starved to go home and wait for dinner to be prepped and cooked.
We decided to go back to Ramen Shibire for our second visit and finally try that BLACK CHILI broth!
But, for starters, we had their karaage…
It was a puffy/airy sort of skin, like a cheese curd. I liked it a lot and the sauce was pretty tasty, too.
Their Pork Bao and Gyoza were both a total miss for me, though. The bao was almost stale? Not at all pillow-soft like I’m used to and the gyoza dipping sauce tasted like liquid smoke… in a bad way. Like, when you inhale too much of the smoke coming off a charcoal grill.
Boyfriend and I both got the Tonkotsu broth with thick noodles at the “Koku (Black)” spice level and crispy garlic topping. I skipped the corn in mine but, boyfriend had some in his.
HONESTLY, it was spicy, yes… but, the way they warned me about it when I ordered it threw me off. I was prepared for WORSE. I did sweat while eating, yet… my mouth wasn’t on fire? I think my tongue has learned to go numb before making me suffer now? I don’t know. I WANT to suffer though. Come on!!
The waiter told me there’s an even spicier concoction they can put together but, I have to specially ask for it. If there is ever a next time… I will definitely go for it. Sadly, the broth’s flavor does not outshine our favorite, Ramen Sora, though so there probably won’t be.
On Monday, we had a few quick errands to run. Boyfriend needed a haircut so we stopped at Great Clips to see how long the wait was but, since it was over 40 minutes, we skipped that.
We made a run to the dispensary, the ATM and the Laos Market for my spicy papaya salad and canned soybean drink. 🙂
Boyfriend made us a BBQ chicken sweet potato pizza for dinner, it was pretty interesting! And, later that night, he used my Microsoft Rewards points to get us Starbucks drinks! I had my Honey Almondmilk Flat White with three shots of espresso and he had an iced cold brew. With our points, we ended up only paying 85 cents in total! I am telling you, download and search through Bing instead of Google. You’ll rack up points to redeem for tons of cool things so fast!
On Tuesday, boyfriend got up a bit earlier to get his haircut and to bring his old phone to the post office. He freakin’ dropped/cracked it and the screen was completely blanked. LUCKILY, we have that good phone insurance and were able to easily get a new one (after paying the “low” deductible fee).
Yesterday, we had to go grocery shopping once again. When we got home, I started on my fresh mani-pedi while boyfriend started on making us a chicken apple sausage sheet pan.
I am now wearing Hunter by Zoya and my gosh, it just made me want to throw away ALL my nail polishes by any other brands. It was so easy to apply and quick to dry!!
I watched The Voice while I painted. Throughout the past week and a half, I finished Love Island S6 and Love is Blind, too. If anyone wants to discuss those with me… PLEASE, LET’S!!
Today, I woke up around 1:30 PM, took a shower, checked my notifications on here, did my stretch and workout (x2), watched more of The Voice, had a chimichurri chicken salad for dinner, made a run to Starbucks, and now, here I am!!
Now, that we’ve got boyfriend a new phone, my eyes checked, and new contacts ordered… I’ve still got my tax appointment coming up this Monday, our car registration due at the end of the month; I’ve made a DMV appointment on the 24th and we also need to get a smog test done before that, boyfriend’s birthday is on the 21st and we’ll be celebrating on the 22nd, my girlies (Jennie and Rossy) are coming to visit THIS Sunday, and I have a musical to attend THIS Tuesday.
I know that half of it is going to be SO fun and the other half is all “business” but, every single event is taking a toll on me in its own way. I have no free days starting today until WEDNESDAY. I am just not used to that, y’know?
I better sign off and get ready for work right now.
Hope you’ve all been doing well! I can’t wait to catch up on all your posts once I’m in the right headspace again. Love you! ❤