Crafting lately: Halloween 2018

For months, I’ve had this idea to make a transforming Transformer costume for E for Halloween. We kind of steered him towards liking Bumblebee because I could gleefully translate that name into Cantonese (蜜蜂). But he likes Optimus Prime quite a bit, too, and at this point can’t pronounce “Prime” properly, it coming out something…

Quick update after one year of Mobi (bike sharing)

Whether I was going to get the Spring Sale rate or not, I was going to renew my Mobi (bike sharing) membership so it gives me the option. And while I stress out every time over various aspects of the ride home, the best way for me to overcome my fears (the root of the…

Spontaneous Funko headquarters tour

Did you know that the headquarters for Funko, phenomenally successful creators of Pop! figurines, is in Everett, WA? Yeah, the small town we drive by all of the time on the way to Seattle! I didn’t know this until I did a Google search for the company. I had never done this before and instead…

Movie marathon into the new year

We are avoiding the great outdoor party and (free) concert, clubs, “dinner and a dance,” and crazy drivers/revelers this year by ringing in the new year watching movies. (Two years ago, we greeted the new year staying in at the new house playing online Scrabble and watching the Times Square celebration hit 11 o’clock PM.)…

Get yourself counted

So I received my census form in the mail two days ago and it took about three minutes to complete since most of it was left blank. How anti-climactic is that? Where’s the thorough questioning of your background and present status? It’s so easy to fill out, and with postage-paid envelopes (or the online route),…

Mar.’06 Reviews

Cumpari’s. #9 Restaurant. Nikko Japanese. Samurai Sushi. Calhoun’s. Hakata Sushi. It looks a really quiet month. What it really means is that I visited a lot of places for the second or more time. Cumpari’s Gelato E Caffe Inc., Mar.7’06 Made the trek out to the boonies for a Metblogger meet-up held at Cumpari’s Gelato….