Journal Entry #318

Thursday
June 18, 2020
02:09 PM

Hello, hello! I am back today, as promised but, off schedule. πŸ˜›

Ready to pick up right where we left off?!

On Sunday, boyfriend worked during the day and my family drove to the Grand Canyon. I was honestly planning to go with, just to spend more time with them, (even though I was scared of the glass bridge and seeing rocks really isn’t my thing) BUT, we only have one key for the apartment and boyfriend brought it with him. I didn’t want to leave our door unlocked all day… okay?!

When boyfriend got home, he brought me out to Viet Noodle Bar. πŸ™‚ We both had missed it so much!!!

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Of course, we started with our beloved spring rolls and egg rolls. ❀

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And, since our eyes were bigger than our stomachs, we mistakenly ordered two bowls of the vermicelli noodle salad, when we just needed one.

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By the time we finished eating, my family had returned to their hotel. We paid our tab and went straight to meet them. It was already pretty late and everyone was exhausted except me and the kiddos. Boyfriend and I brought them out to the pool again while my dad ordered everyone Buffalo Wild Wings.

When he came back with our chicken, we got out of the pool and went up to their room to eat. I had 3 Blazin’ Wings + 1 Spicy Garlic and boyfriend had 4 Spicy Garlic + 1 Blazin’.

We went back home when we finished eating.

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The kitties were happy to have us back. ❀

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Well, Sushi and Benji were. Twinkle Star hated us. I think we smelled like chlorine even though we showered and everything. She was rude every night we went to the pool?

Monday, June 15th, was my 25th birthday!

Boyfriend had to work and my family went to see Red Rock Canyon. They were still out there when I woke up.

Around 3 PM, my dad came to pick me up and we went to the Laos Market for papaya salad and pho!!!!

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Man, it was good. I want to go back already!

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My dad drove us around different neighborhoods for awhile until, we found Craig Ranch Regional Park. My gosh!!! I don’t know how we’ve never been here. It was HUGE with SO MUCH to do.

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It took us about an hour to walk around the whole place and we didn’t even get to play on any playground equipment. It was all “closed off” and there was a park patrol driving around on one of those little carts telling people so once in awhile.

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My dad said since there was only one guy, he wouldn’t have time to yell at us again LOL. He let the boys jump on a few things for a few minutes here and there. Mostly for pictures.

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I am telling you, there were like tons of nets to climb on, a basketball court, a bunch of grilling spots, three or four separate, fun playgrounds, tons of creative and large slides… just so, so much and it wasn’t overly crowded with people, either. Everyone had their own space.

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We all loved it and only wish we could’ve played more and legally. πŸ˜›

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There was also a pretty big pond full of tons of different animals. I was SHOCKED when I saw how humongous these fishies were! Can you see them under there?! WOWZA!

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There were so many little turtles, too. They’d pop their heads out and just swim around looking at us but, they also swam completely underwater. I couldn’t stop screaming about how cute they were!!! ❀

I was devastated to see how much trash was lined up in their home though. 😦 WHY DO PEOPLE LITTER LIKE THAT!!!

While we were still walking around, boyfriend called and said he was about done with work. He said he needed to make a quick stop at the dispensary and smoke shop before he’d head to the hotel.

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I don’t know how I couldn’t tell that when we were on the phone, he was actually at Albertsons picking out the prettiest, summery dyed daisies and a Happy Birthday” balloon for me. ❀ ❀

When we met up with him, in the parking lot of the hotel, he came out and surprised me!!!

My dad and his wife took the boys to the pool AGAIN while boyfriend and I went to Von’s to get me a birthday cake!!! πŸ˜€

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I definitely knew I wanted one made of ice cream. Von’s had only two to choose from so, I went with the coffee-flavored Mudd Pie (duh!).

We rushed them out of the pool to sing me “Happy Birthday” and have a slice of cake before it all melted. Then, we let the boys go back to the pool for a little longer while we decided on a place for us all to go out one last time.

It was already almost 9 PM so, I was like… let’s go back to Chili’s! I wasn’t starving but, I knew I could use a margarita or two. πŸ˜‰

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This time, I had the Blueberry and Pineapple. It was even better than the Jackberry! I swallowed it down and got another one right away!

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My dad ordered queso for the table and didn’t even know it. When it was put in front of us, he was like, “what’s that?” LOL. The waitress came back and said, “you pointed at that on the menu” and he said, “oh yeah, because I saw the chips. I remember now. Thank you!” Hahaha. It was a bit salty but, still disappeared in less than a minute.

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I can’t remember what everyone ordered but, here’s my dad, one of my little brother’s, mine and boyfriend’s plates.

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I had their Steak Nachos. The chips were burnt to such a nice crisp, absolutely scrumptious.

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Boyfriend got some type of Smokehouse burgeralso freakin’ delicious.

When we finished up, my dad’s wife took the kiddos back to the hotel and we said our goodbyes to them.

BUT, there was still one thing left to do…

GAMBLE!!

My dad, boyfriend, and I went to the Silverton Casino, the nearest one to their hotel. We played our favorite machines, Lightning and Game King (for Caveman Keno). I also had two small pineapple and Patrons and boyfriend had a shot of Crown and a few Coronas.

Around 1 AM, we drove back to their hotel to get our car, gave my dad hugs goodbye and then, went home.

My best friend from 4th-6th grade posted a picture of us on Facebook. I just had to save it and share with you guys!!

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So freakin’ funny, right?!? ❀

On Tuesday, boyfriend had to work during the day again. When he got home, he made us some pork chops alongside an Asian Salad Kit.

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Yum yum yum!!

Yesterday, my birthday gift from the beautiful, Rossy arrived in the mail!!!

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She got me my VERY FIRST Colourpop Eyeshadow Palette and she found just the perfect shades for me. I am so so SO excited to have it. ❀ (Thank you again, love!!!)

Boyfriend was at work during the day and got home around 5 PM.

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He made us spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic “Parma Zaan” bread. We got the fake cheese sprinkles from a Vegan Cuts box awhile back. It didn’t really taste like much…

I played a bit of the Sims 4, read some blogs, and watched Riverdale.

Today, boyfriend finally has the day off!! He called our tax lady to try to make an appointment but, she still wasn’t able to make us one? She wasn’t sure what times were available and still hasn’t called us back. I’m annoyed because I just want to get them done and over with! The deadline will be here sooner than I know it!

I pretty much started typing this Journal Entry right after my shower and blunt. πŸ™‚

Boyfriend finished making our food in the middle of it. He made bomb ass lemon pepper chicken thighs, oven-baked potatoes in fry form, and corn. He even concocted a delicious fry/chicken sauce to use for dipping ❀ (you can see it in the middle square).

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NOW, we are all caught up!! πŸ˜€

See you tomorrow for my Five Friday Faves. ❀

03:55 PM

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48 thoughts on “Journal Entry #318

  1. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a lovely day, the balloon and flowers is such a cute gesture!
    How sweet of Rossy to send you your first Colourpop palette, the shades in that look like perfect everyday staples, hope you love the palette ❀

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    1. Thank you, Chanelle! I had a super lovely day. ❀ The balloon & flowers were really a surprise. I was so happy when I saw them!! ❀

      I am so excited for my first CP palette. I'll let you know when I try it! & isn't Rossy just the bestbestbest?! ❀

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  2. Just reading another post. Happy birthday belatedly girl. Nice to see that Vegas at least is somewhat back to normal. Love that you’re playing one of my favorite slot games, Caveman Keno. I can put $20 in that bad boy and play for a long time.

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    1. Thank you!! ❀ Vegas is trying its darn hardest to go back to normal lol. It is comforting to see. πŸ™‚ & YESSS!! Caveman Keno is SO FUN especially because it can go on for so long with a pretty small amount. Love that you like it, too!! πŸ˜€

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  3. So much food and fun lol! Glad you had a nice birthday with loved ones❀️ the young picture of you and your friend is adorable lol

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    1. Hehe, food is seriously the only thing ever on my mind when someone asks what I want to do! Thank you, love. ❀ The young picture of me cracked me up. I was obsessed with the color pink (even more than I am now) haha.

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      1. You’re welcomeπŸ’• If I had all those wonderful meals all the time, I’d have food on my mind when someone asks tooπŸ˜‚ and y’all have a bunch of nice restaurants. Pink isss such a pretty color lol one of my favorites also!

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    1. Lol! Sorry to always make you hungry! There are rarely any Journal Entries I write without food involved since eating is my favorite part of everyday! πŸ˜€

      Thank you for the birthday wish! ❀

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  4. Happy belated birthday!! So glad it fell after quarantine so you could venture outside, see family and get treats. That ice cream cake looked amazing (as well as many other dishes here!)!

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    1. Thank you, Erica! I am so happy lockdown was lifted just on time for my birthday. πŸ˜€ The worst part would’ve been my dad not coming to visit at all! & the ice cream cake was alright but, never as good as DQ’s!!

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  5. Woah that noodle salad looks so sinful and of course pleasurable HAHA! Omg swimming then getting to eat wings mmm! I too, find that the chlorine smell doesn’t wear off even after a shower, its one of those only time can fade type of situations. AHH the pho looks so scrumptious gosh, i can taste the soup through the screen mm! I would add so much coriander HAHAH! What a fun freaking park wth! That’s so cool! Omg Happy belated Birthday Hunida! Your cake was sickkk oof! Awww that 4th grade pic is sooo cuteee! Rossy is the sweetest gosh! Like you I got my first colourpop stuff from my dear friend too HAHA! I was so confused for awhile there, wondering why there was nothing in the middle square. Your boyfriend is such a dream!!!

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    1. Mmm, have you had noodle salad before, Cordelia? It’s so yummy! & yessss, my brother’s called it “victory wings” because they felt so good to devour after being exhausted from the pool lol. My Twinkle Star was VERY upset that I smelled like chlorine lol, I couldn’t believe how mad she was because she truly thought I was not her mom!

      Usually, when I order pho, they already have put the coriander in. They give us the mint leaves & bean sprouts to put in ourselves though.

      That park was AMAZING! I can’t wait to go there with boyfriend & have a picnic/bbq someday! Thank you for the birthday wishes! ❀ I am ready for another ice cream cake LOL.

      Rossy really is the sweetest! I love her! & how did you like your first Colourpop palette? Which one did you get? Sorry if you shared it before, refresh my mind please!!

      Lol the sauce kind of blended into the plate, huh?? I am so lucky to have such a boyfriend!!! ❀

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      1. No I’ve never seen it before! OH NO hahaha that’s so funny though, i wish my hamster could detect me by scent. And i didnt get my palette first but highlighters! I really love the texture but i wished for a more foil look than glittery!

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  6. Happy belated birthday Hunida!! Glad to see you enjoyed it well and proper and you got to have some fun (: Those drinks so delicious!! It’s nice that your getting some normalcy back in your life.

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    1. Thank you, Laken!!! ❀ It was such an awesome birthday & I'm glad things were feeling so normal that weekend. Everything seems a bit iffy again, with the virus & spikes of cases everywhere.

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      1. You’re welcome! And I’m glad you were able to at least get a normal day! πŸ™‚ things are getting crazy with the spikes in cases again so just try to enjoy what you can!

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  7. you should have gone with them LOLOLOLOL jk
    how nice of your bf to take you out πŸ˜€ i wanted to ask but then I was like “nah, i’m sure/hope she will write about it so i can be surprised” XD
    that’s so awesome that you got to be with them on your birthday! is that why they went ??? LOL so sweet!
    YAAAYYY! They went to red rock?? I only went to the viewpoint from the other side because we didn’t have time to stop by and hike but it looked beautiful from a distance. I hope to actually go hiking next time i’m there πŸ™‚
    I’m taking note on that regional park, I MUST go there and take CL once things open up again it looks sooo freaking cool!
    that’s so cute that there were turtles swimming there, i’d be saying “cuteee” over and over again too LOL
    also how sweet of him to go out and buy you flowers and a balloon!!!!!!!
    oh my gosh HUNIDAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! you look so cute with your short hairrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    awwwww i am soooo glad you liked the palette, because for a while there i almost got you something else but was thinking how you’d want something more interesting and/or neutral to wear everyday when you went back to work πŸ™‚ cannot wait to see what you create with it πŸ˜€
    happy belated bday doll! love ya! ❀

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    1. Lol sometimes I refrain from telling you stuff because I don’t want you to get bored when/if you read my blog!

      Yeah, my dad usually comes once a year to Vegas. Either for his birthday or mine. ❀ & another reason was because his youngest son had never got the "okay" from his mom to travel with my dad before. It was such a lovely time with them all!!

      Lol my dad really liked Red Rock. He had all kinds of videos of him running around/climbing rocks. Funny thing though, his wife was really upset because the kids were hard to watch & two of them slipped & fell just like Ciel!! She told my dad he was stupid to bring them there LOL.

      That park was SO FUN!!! When everything opens up again, please let me know when you go lol. I would love to play with Ciel on those crazy cool playgrounds & slides without looking like an adult child LOL.

      I was actually surprised by the flowers & balloons!! I didn't expect him to get them at all. ❀ Usually I know what he's up to lol.

      My mom ALWAYS made me have short hair when I was younger BECAUSE of the mess I would make of long hair. LOL as I spent 3 days brushing it out recently, I kept thinking of her, like THIS is why she said I couldn't take care of long hair…

      Yes, I LOVELOVELOVE the palette. Even more now that I've tested it out once! Gonna create a few more looks then post them on the blog. πŸ˜€

      Thank you, Rossy! Love YOU!!! ❀

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      1. LOL I would never be bored! I mean you, Jenni and I got together one night and it was nice to see how differently we each recounted that night LOL
        oh okay well thats really nice even your youngest brother was able to go too! πŸ™‚ when was the last time you saw your brothers?
        OMG hahahaha I can’t help but laugh at your dad running and climbing! Setting an example for the young ones haha I hope your brothers didn’t actually end up getting badly hurt. It’s just boys. They do dangerous things all the time. I should add men in there too. Men do dangerous things too. LOL
        Hahahahaha an adult child! xD okay we will be sure to invite you guys when we go lol
        Omg my mom would be so hard on me too when it came to my hair. She always had me put in on braids and what not and they fucking hurt! She would make them so tight! haha I think my mom liked doing my long hair to make cute hair-dos and what not. I remember she used to work at one of my auntie’s hair salon for a short while so she learned how to trim dead ends and do hairdos for special occasssions so she always did my hair. Once I was in HS I decided to chop my hair off after my 15th bday because i could* and my mom was like “it’s so short” and joke was on her because the older i got the more i chopped off each year and the shorter i went haha she stills gets a little disappointed when i cut my hair off, she’s always like “you cut your hair again??” I swear it’s been like more than 10 years since my hair was long long, like past the middle of my back long, it’s been shoulder length or shorter since i started cutting it haha i am determined to make it a bit longer again because i really miss it, as much of a pain it is to take care of it haha, mine gets tangled SOOOOO EASY!!!!
        You’re welcome! love ya too!!!<3

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        1. That’s true!! It was so fun reading all of our different takes of the night but, it would have been boring if I had recounted it 3 times, differently, right? Lol.

          Speaking of adult children, my dad IS one!! The boys were fine, they didn’t get hurt at all. It just scared his wife when they fell lol. Men always do dangerous things… I dont get it!

          My mom was the total opposite! She did NOT want to take care of my hair & one time she cut it & it was SO uneven. My aunt who was a hairstylist was like, “what happened to your hair?!” LOL. I’m jealous your mom actually braided yours & stuff! ❀ I would love to see what you would look with long hair!! Mine gets tangled too easy too. 😦

          ❀ ❀

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          1. Nah I’d love to hear all your stories πŸ˜€

            LOL so meeeee!!! I get sacred when these boys do all kinds of things too. Stresses me the fuck out! LOL

            Alright, challenge accepted. Since I haven’t had long hair I will do my best to grow it out. I think I will need a bit of a trim in case I have dead ends and hopefully it grows faster. Right now it’s taking it’s sweet ass time. I need to remember when it was that I cut it again so I can make a timeline of how long it took ha

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            1. It will definitely grow faster if you trim off the dead ends!!! I can’t wait to see how it looks when it’s long. ❀ I love your natural hair color & curls/waves so much. ❀

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              1. I need to get on that then, maybe I’ll just do it myself I don’t want to go into a salon just to get my hair slightly trimmed haha
                I am also wanting to dye it. I already got some dye ha
                aww thanks! i used to absolutely hate my hair growing up because it was always a pain and i learned to start loving it more when i was in high school. i still struggle with trying to style it, but i have determined that more often than not, the products i used have huge factor into how my hair cooperates πŸ™‚

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                1. I feel you, the salon isn’t the safest place to go right now! What color are you dying it?!

                  Your hair is the cutest! Straight hair is so boring to me. 😭 I love that you learned to love yours!

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                  1. Mmmm…..maybe I’ll keep it a surprise? ;D

                    LOL it’s funny you say that because I remember there was a time where I was like “I want my hair to be straight” because I hated how frizzy it got!

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday, Hunida!!!!!!

    The glass bridge…nope, nope, nope. I would choose Viet Noodle Bar over that any day. Plus I grew up in Arizona so any time anyone came to visit us, where did we have to take them? Grand Canyon. And we always went to the same exact spot, the main visitor center, so I didn’t even realize you could see it from other vantage points! We did ride the mules down into it when I was 11, which was super fun.

    Cuuuute picture of you guys with the kitty kats!

    I’m glad the boys got to climb on a few things at the park. I want to sit on the rabbit and go on the scary rattlesnake slide!!!! What a fun place! But I can see why you wouldn’t want masses of germy kids hanging out together on that stuff unless there was a team of people furiously spraying disinfectant after each kid got off. Hurry up with that vaccination already! Kids wanna play!

    Yes I do see the big fishies! Wow! Those turtles are adorable.

    I hate litterbugs. Too lazy to walk over to the trash cans. Don’t care about animals or their fellow humans. For sure do not wear masks.

    Awwww look at you with your flowers and balloons! Great picture. Must you BE so beautiful? Ugh. Please just stop. And look at little-girl Hunida!!! How cute were you???

    Man that ice cream cake looks good!!!! As does the blueberry-pineapple margarita! And the steak nachos. I like my chips burnt too!

    So cool of Rossie to get you that fun Colourpop eyeshadow palette!

    I love you guys little TV dinner trays or cafeteria trays or whatever those divided plates are called. What ARE they called? My mind has gone blank.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jinjer!! 😦

      Aw wow, I thought I looked like a total scrub that day!! Thank you so much ❀ I love my balloons & flowers. Just gotta keep them both away from the cats all day haha. Glad you enjoyed my baby pic, too. πŸ˜› I was a pink-lovin' diva.

      I would love to have that ice cream cake & go back to Chili's right now even though I just had dinner! Everything was so good!

      Rossy is the sweetest & I love the palette!

      I have no idea what the plates are supposed to be called but boyfriend calls them "baby plates" because he thinks they are for kids hahaha.

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