Bonnie: Oh! Anna Karenina is coming out.
Me: Oh, is that a Shakespeare one? I've never read it.
Bonnie: No, it's Tolstoy. I love it!
Me: Leo Tolstoy? His name is Leo, right? I've read him, but can't remember what. What else has he written?
Me: Yeah, it's Leo. War and Peace. Bleh. It says that he was friends with Anton Chekhov. He's one of my favorites. I have a book of his letters if you want to read it.
Bonnie: Was he the one who wrote the book about the guy turning into a bug?
Me: No, that was Kafka.
Bonnie: Oh yeah, that was Kafkaaaaa.
Me: Are you hearing us right now?
And this is why I love Bonnie. We have serious drunken discussions about authors no one really cares about anymore.
On Saturday I spent most of my day lounging around and eating. I first went to order a new dishwasher and do a little shopping at Marshall's which was next door do the appliance store. What a mistake. I bought a dress that I later returned and left the store with an additional $110 worth of home goods. I should have just kept the dress. It would have saved me money. Anyway, after my first excursion to Marshall's I headed to my parent's place to have Pho. I then spent the rest of the day on their sofa watching Hallmark Channel holiday movies and consuming salami and a bag of mustard covered pretzels. We then had Chinese food for dinner. So much for trying to lose weight for the holidays. Maybe I'm conditioned to eat more when I think of the holidays and watch holiday movies. I literally watched movies from 2pm to 12am (I continued watching from my bed). I can safely say that I'm caught up on cheesy Christmas movies.
|Recently instead of getting the traditional rice noodles, I've been getting egg|
noodles. They seem to fill me up more and it's a nice change in texture. Yes,
this is an extra large sized bowl that I finished with no problem.
|For dinner I had wonton noodle soup.|
|Christopher's giant Hong Kong style combination noodle.|
This thing seriously weighed at least two pounds.
|Mom's beef stew mein.|
As I said earlier, I went back to return a dress and left the store with so much more. I think I'm going to return a bunch of it because I feel guilty. I'll have to make sure to just return and not look around. When I got home from my second shopping adventure it was to an unpleasant surprise. Apparently, my downstairs neighbors don't know how to grill properly. I had left our sliding glass windows open for Emmy since it was a warm day. When I opened the door the apartment was full of smoke. I immediately thought something was on fire, but then could smell the charcoal. I was able to get the smoke out with a fan, but I can still smell the charcoal scent in our apartment.
|You would have thought your place was on fire too if you saw this much|
smoke. It only got worse after I took this picture.
This is some of my bounty:
|Our office is obsessed with LOLcats. I got this as part|
of my Secret Santa gift.