Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Holidays!

'Tis the holiday season!

Yesterday we celebrated the Chinese New Year; today is Valentine's Day, and tomorrow I get Presidents' Day off work. It's a good thing I don't plan to celebrate Mardi Gras, 'casue I don't think I'd have the energy. Wedensday is also the Holy Day of Nazhoro, but that's celebrated by being alone, so I think I could manage it.

When we awoke yesterday, it was already after midnight in China, but we caught the tail end of CCTV's broadcast live. We've now seen portions of the same mega spectacular variety show special twice since. Yesterday lunch we went with Chunlin's parents and sister (and her boyfriend) to the Snoqualmie casino buffet (Chunlin's sister had a debit/gift/rewards card to spend). Then an hour or two at the slot machines. Some dollars go faster than others. The panda slot can give you a heart attack. The Gift from the Gods slot makes a lot of noise and gives you pennies back constantly so your money lasts longer.

Chunlin and I exchanged Valentine's gifts yesterday, but then we went to the store today to exchange one again. . .

This morning, I cooked breakfast. Potstickers and scrambled eggs, together in the pan with some olives and hot sauce. You gotta eat jiao zi for New Year's!

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