Throwback Thursday

Remember when… I threw the most awesome Christmas party ever?

In December 2005 I co-hosted the party with Hazel, Tania, and Laura. We made tons of food and each made one big batch of a specialty drink (mulled cider, eggnog, etc.). Then people brought beer, wine, and liquor. We provided mixers and drink recipes. So many people came and it was so fun! The best part was it was formal attire and most people cooperated. 🙂

me, colin, and tessa

araceli, me, and shannon

me, breanna, and adrienne

chris and daniel


Thirsty Thursday

Raspberry Beer Cocktail!

I am on my trip! I’ve visited Hong Kong and Vientiane and now I’m in Luang Prabang. It’s been pretty awesome but I’m a little lonely so I’m excited to meet up with Daniel in Vietnam on Sunday! On my trip I have been reading World War Z so when I heard about the Miami zombie weirdness, it definitely freaked me out a little! One more random note: I hate this new fake mustache trend. It is not cute, people. I know two girls who recently had mustache-themed 30th birthday parties. Yuck!


The Book Chat


This week we are talking about our favorite female book characters.

  1. Sookie from the Sookie Stackhouse series
  2. Minny from The Help
  3. Alice from American Wife
  4. May from One Thousand White Women 
  5. Mariam from A Thousand Splendid Suns

3 on Thursday

3 on Thursday

Three foods you eat that others might think are strange/weird.

This is funny because just the other day I posted about my culinary experiments. I don’t eat weird food. What people might think is strange is food I don’t eat…

1. Lettuce on sandwiches, burgers, or tacos. Yuck! Lettuce belongs only in a salad.

2. Raw onions belong only in Mexican food.

3. I don’t like eggs. Gross! Or coffee.


WWW Wednesday

What are you currently reading?
World War Z by Max Brooks. Really good!

What did you recently finish reading?
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. 5 stars! You can check out my review here.

What do you think you’ll read next?
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.


Hong Kong Day 2: Peak Tram & Parks

Unfortunately on my last day in Hong Kong it was rainy. But I had to go to the Peak before I left! I bought the Skypass which includes round-trip tram tickets and the Sky Terrace 428 for HK$65. Well, going to the Sky Terrace 428 was pointless. This is what I saw:

So I’m bummed I didn’t get to see any amazing views. The Peak Tram was still awesome though!! Really steep!

Oh yeah, on the way to the Peak I got scammed by a fake Buddhist monk. He gave me presents and had me sign in a little book that asked for donations. I gave him HK$100 but he wanted HK$200 (US$26)!! Greedy con artist. By that point I was figuring out I had been duped. I said no and walked away.

After the Peak, I went to the Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Gardens, since they were nearby and free. Saw lots of cool animals! My new favorite bird is the scarlet ibis.

Then I went to Hong Kong Park, as it was also nearby and free. Not too exciting but there was a cool walk-in aviary.

Last I visited the Central–Mid-Levels escalators, the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. What a disappointment. It’s not an escalator, but a series of moving sidewalks! Oh well.

As predicted, I have so many Hong Kong dollars left! I spent less than HK$50 on transportation that day and around HK$200 on food. I also bought an umbrella (HK$30) and People magazine (HK$36, almost the same price as America!).