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I’m back . . .

I decided that I’m going to try to continue with my blogging.  I thought about giving it up all together mainly because I’ve been so “into” my flickr lately . . . it’s not just uploading my pictures but making comments to all the wonderful “friends” I have met through Flickr.  They are just a great bunch of people from all over the world. I figure I can find a few minutes or so in my schedule to blog whatever it is that I want to write about . . . so there, I’m back.  I also know there are several friends of mine out there (and you know who you are) that find my “blog” amusing.  Ha! Ha!  You know what . . . I just rec’d a text and it was sent to my number by mistake.  It said:  “Wasup Eden – – 2800 – – i love my babii.”  Hmmm . . . maybe I should reply, huh?  I could just imagine the person waiting for that reply from Eden.  Hee! Hee!  The one he’ll never get and that person will be mad at Eden for not responding.  Sounds like one of those AT&T Cingular commercials.  Oh well, gotta get dinner started . . . By the way . . . since it’s been a while I last blog, “WordPress” had changed their format . . . not that you guys need to know . . .   😉 Dang . . . now I have to get used to it . . . where are the categories so I can file this post under?  😉  Later . . .

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Well, first of all, I haven’t been “blogging” as much because I’ve been busy on my Flickr site.  I didn’t realize I could spend hours (kid you not) on my Flickr site . . . uploading photos, editing them, making fun projects out using Dumpr, visiting other Flickrites’ sites, commenting on them and back again.  I’m seriously thinking of not blogging anymore but part of me still wants to because it’s my own way of keeping a journal . . . not of everyday things, but things that I end up writing about.  We shall see.

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mcnuggets.jpgTwice . . . I repeat twice . . . It happened again!! Because I didn’t want a fricken 10 pc. McChicken like Bril’s and my last visit to Mickey D’s a couple of weeks ago, today, I “specifically” ordered and “annunciated” each word that I wanted to order a Number 9 – – 6 piece (I repeat 6, not 10, but 6!) McNuggets value meal. When it came time to pay, my order came to $5.86. I waited for my hot fudge sundae (My Bad!) . . . the cashier wondered why I just stood there after I had paid. Well, it turns out she didn’t charge me for the sundae. I thought she did because the total came to more than what I thought it should have been. Well, being a pig that I am, I “re-ordered” the sundae and paid for it. When I was walking to where Bril was seated, I told her that “fast-food” is not really “cheap” anymore. Well, when I opened my bag, there inside was a box of the 10 piece McNuggets. Arghhh! No wonder it came to almost $6.00 because of the 10 pc! I didn’t want to make a fuss so I let it go (again!). However, I did go to the counter just to make sure I was reading the “menu board” correctly. I know I need new prescription glasses, but on the board, it said No. 9 was the 6 pc. McNuggets value meal. Bril said they usually ask whether you want a 6 or 10 pc. I remember telling the cashier 6 pieces because I “never” order a 10 pc. no matter how piggish I am. 😉

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This is the first time I’ve ever had to contemplate whether or not to get a Christmas tree this year. We have always always had a Christmas tree for as long as I could remember and even when we became a family; however because of Toby, I don’t know how he’ll “handle” the Christmas tree when we’re not at home. I just don’t want Toby “chewing” on the pine needles and getting into the ornaments. The hubs suggested that we buy a table top Christmas tree and I can always decorate the fireplace mantel as before. But there’s alum_tree.jpgthat other side of me that wants to go to the Christmas Tree farm and chop down a tree. If I decide on a table top tree, then I’ll buy it today . . . if not, I’ll have the hubs get his gloves and ax/saw (although they do provide the saw at the farms) ready because we’ll go next weekend. BTW . . . the first Christmas tree that I will always remember is the one my dad use to put up year after year until we finally started buying a “real” tree, and that was one of those aluminum Christmas trees in the early 60’s. To bring “color” to the Christmas, there was this round colored “fan” that you would aim to the tree. As the “fan” would revolve in circles, it would add a brilliance of color to the aluminum. I wish I would have saved that! Note: These pictures above are not mine of course but this is very similar to the one we had in 1965 (the first year my bro, mom and myself came to the US from the Philippines). When I come to think of it, I must have taken after my dad because he was always into “decorating” the tree and such. 🙂

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had 2 matching numbers plus the mega number in last Saturday’s Lotto draw which resulted in us winning 11 buckaroos a piece! OK . . . now if I only could get 5 matching numbers plus the “mega” number! 😉  Wouldn’t that be cool!  Now with the other news . . . I may not be able to cash my “huge” winning only because I wrote the winning numbers on my ticket.  My co-workers said that I should not have written on it . . . sure enough, it says on the back of the lotto ticket about “do not deface” . . . well, duh! I got so excited when I was reading the numbers that I quickly jotted the winning numbers so as not to miss any numbers.  We’ll see if the store will accept my “defaced” lotto ticket.  If yes, I’ll buy 11 more which will give me 11 more chances at luck!

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Since JP and his friend “M” were over the house this evening, we called El Zamorano to order their giganto size steak burritos. (AC was at her first dance at school.) I was craving for chips and didn’t feel like spending 3 bucks for their chips (yes, they charge for chips for take-out . . . which sucks!) so the next closest grocery store was Mi Pueblo. This was my first time going inside this huge “Mexican” store. I was elated with their bakery section . . . their panderia. Inside their bakery case were different variety of breads . . . bread-005.jpgI immediately saw the ones that reminded me of my dad when I was little. I remember I would go with my dad to this “Mexican” bakery not far from the police department . . . there he would buy me/us the “Mexican” bread.  I always referred to them as “Mexican” bread but they are called “conchas” (sweet bread with a layer of “cookie” on top that resembles a shell).  Although my dad has been gone for 28 years (this November),  at least there are “things” that will always remind me of him . . . which brings a smile or two.  Actually, that was my main purpose of this entry was to write about one of the memories I have of my dad.  Anyhoo, we got home . . . enjoyed the burritos and the desserts (tres leches, flan & the conchas) . . . therefore, those “conchas” will always remind me of my dad!

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calottery.jpgI read in today’s paper that some lucky person(s) won this past Saturday’s Super Lotto jackpot of $93 million buckaroos from a 76 Gas Station (Harbor Bay) in Alameda . . . and just think, a couple of weeks ago, we went to the very same gas station where I bought my lotto ticket. I’ve been playing a dollar here and a dollar there but this was the first time where a store or gas station I frequent to buy my lotto tickets has actually sold a winning ticket. . . therefore, what are my chances? Somewhere I’ve read that one is more likely to die from a lightning strike (6 to 45 times more) than to win the lottery. Regardless of the stats, I’ll take my chance and keep on playing . . .

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