July 22nd, 2006



Damn you, genebob!!!

I was all snuggly in my pajamas, recently showered, watching TV and playing games. That's when the IM came from genebob. A single word. Boba.

He knows my weakness for Boba. Those of you not familiar with this, it's a drink (usually sweetened and creamed tea, or a fruit smoothie) which has these quarter-inch black tapioca balls at the bottom. You drink it with a really fat straw so that sometimes a yummy, chewy bubble comes up the straw.

Thankfully, there is a Lollicup about midway between our houses. I believe we were there within a half-hour. Yes, I changed out of my jammies. :) We sat around drinking our Boba in the Korean Internet Cafe, and I bought lots of pastries (red bean, milk custard, banana-shaped banana bread). Afterwards, we took a stroll around the grocery store. It's so interesting to look at all of the foods, especially the things considered 'treats'. I got some candy for the boys, which they'll love. The best part was deciding to have my own Dim Sum. I found pork dumplings, shrimp dumplings, pork steamed buns, shrimp balls, all manner of Dum Sum fare. No sticky rice, though :(. Today or tomorrow, we'll steam and pan-fry all of this up and have a great meal. There was a second bakery stop, which I limited to two items.

After parting ways, I came home and settled down to a small slice of EVERY SINGLE KIND of pastry I bought. So yummy.

It made for an unexpected, yet delightful, break for the evening.

The Max Dog

Our latest guest dog (the name has stuck, because the boys now ask about the next 'guest dog') is the sweetest little Havanese! He's 4, white and grey and incredibly well-behaved. The dogs are all getting along well. He looks very much like the dog in this picture - since he has his summer cut, he doesn't currently have the long hair generally associatedf with a Havanese.

Just a cutie. It will be hard to see him go in three days.

The owner wrote a four page letter letting us know about Max, so you know he is well loved and just as spoiled as can be ;) We're trying to keep up our end of that. Right now, I'm in the recliner with Barqs across my lap and Max across my legs. I think Barqs likes Max better than she did Frazier.

I'm sure I'll have pictures later as I take some for the owner.

I love this pet sitting thing. We get to experience different breeds of dogs, keep our dogs socialized, and make other pet owners feel better about leaving their animals. Everybody wins.