it's been a little bit crazy lately and i haven't really gotten the time to dawdle too much on the net (haha) so apologies all around for neglecting this blog. anyway, quick updates on what i've been up to lately.
let's see, last saturday was uc davis' picnic day. i initially wasn't going to venture out because, 1) i'm antisocial, as mackie very well knows and 2) the amount of readings we have to read each week is ridiculous enough to keep someone at home. even on a saturday. but of course, temptation prevailed. and for once, i'm kinda glad i did. picnic day in uc davis is sort of like their foundation day celebration, complete with parade, international food fair (lumpia anyone?), exhibits (the food tech department held an awesome food exhibit in their beer brewery which featured free ice cream and wacky cartoon germs singing 'you better wash your hands' to the tune of the beatles' 'i wanna hold your hand.' ridiculously hilarious), and a bunch of other not-to-be-missed opportunities like tie-dying shirts (!) and milking goats and cows (i kid you not people–as you can see from the picture on the right). and before you ask
, no, i didn't milk the goat, partly because by the time i got to the petting zoo section the poor goat was all out of milk but mostly because i was too busy getting recipe books signed by martin yan, that guy who hosted that show "yan can cook" which aired on RPN 9 some years ago (if you remember that show, he used to make roses out of beets and swans out of turnips). turns out, martin yan graduated from uc davis long long ago and agreed to come back for picnic day this year. before the book signing, he even held a food demonstration i attended. didn't get to be his assistant volunteer (not that i raised my hand) but i did get a sample of his stir-fry. yum. i also took a picture with my camera phone but couldn't upload it since i'm not sure how to get pics from my camera to here (do i just email it? do i need a connector thingy? i've yet to figure it out).
UPDATE: here's one of the pics i had taken with martin yan. i finally just decided to email the thing to myself.
in comparison to saturday, sunday was pretty boring and spent mostly catching up on all the reading i neglected the day before. ugh. i did get to procrastinate a little bit, however, by checking my mail and finding a letter from brian gorrell, who was asking for advice on which t-shirt company to sign up with for selling those team brian designs people have been coming up with. why's he emailing me, of all people? well, my sister's company was initially going to print brian's shirts for him but between my first email to brian and his latest email to me, my sister's been inundated with more clients than they can keep up with so they decided to refer brian to other t-shirt sites instead. he was really nice about it and even though i still don't know what exactly went on with him and that skeevy looking dj montano, well, i'm siding with brian on this one because, as clarie pointed out, brian uses a mac. haha.
monday wasn't too interesting either (aside from watching gossip girl and HIMYM, of course). so let's skip that.
tuesday was fun because i finally got to go to that death cab for cutie concert i bought tickets to a long time ago. the band was great! they played all my favorite songs of theirs (except for 'a lack of color') and even played a whopping 5 songs for their encore. ate freya brought a camera and took a couple of pics and videos but i haven't gotten them yet so sorry no uploads for now. but a couple people did take videos (abtik kaayo sila mo upload sa youtube) and here's one of them:
and no. i'm not one of those dorky people singing along to the music and ruining the moment.
watching the death cab for cutie concert of course meant that i missed american idol this week but a visit to my favorite place for recaps quickly got me updated. love that andrew lloyd webber. he's so delightfully british and certainly more interesting than all the other mentors (i.e. mariah and dolly) who had nothing but nice things to say to the contestants. not that webber was mean but he wasn't all i love you! and you're wonderful! either.
oops. i just checked that clock and it's almost 3 a.m. over here. didn't get to finish the rest of the update but the rest of it's pretty boring anyway. keep me updated on your lives too. diba summer na diha? dapat daghan na mo'g chikka.
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