Results tagged “Hanami” from Kazza the Blank One
So aside from a plane blog entry, I haven't blogged in two weeks. Whoops.
Monday two weeks ago I took a six hour lunch and finished a photo project that I'll get online soon.
The next Wednesday we won another damned trivia night. Even without DC's help. So will run the next one, which could very well be the last.
The Friday that week I went to Chrissie's for dinner. She cooked a really nice pumpkin, gnochhi and sage dish, and for once we actually watched a movie (usually we talk about watching a movie but then just end up chatting all evening). So watched Independence Day.
Saturday Chrissie brought up her steam cleaner to attack the bathroom.
I'm too short to see this so never actually knew how bad it had gotten
So I made lunch (as you do). I cooked up a bit of a hanami lunch - teriyaki chicken wings, tuna sushi and okonomiyaki. There was heaps of food and Serena had been planning to have lunch with Kit so invited both of them up as well.
This was my first ever attempt at sushi! It turned out pretty well
Chrissie finished up in the bathroom later in the afternoon, and Zac mowed the lawn.
On Sunday I went to pick up the sweetie from the airport. And sorted Zac's Lego which Chrissie had brought up.
Monday I wore new jeans to work. But backing up a little. I am thoroughly sick and tired of paying a fortune for Jeanswest jeans that only last a year. And I hate that you can't get decent quality demin in girls jeans anymore. Why don't they make girls jeans in *real* demin and not that thin crappy stuff that is the only thing you can get now?? #hate Even at 40% off, Jeanswest jeans are still pretty expensive. So I thought screw this, and tried somewhere cheaper. I tried Target first, but there was only like one style of jeans there that weren't already ripped to shreds. wtf?? What idiot fashion designer thought that would ever be fashionable?? At least the idiots that wear jeans like that will look back at photos of themselves and wonder what in the world they were thinking. Suckers. So nothing at Target so tried Kmart. Found some clearance jeans that were $7. Each. And they were more comfortable that the Jeanswest jeans as they have a slightly higher cut. The next day I took them to get tailored and they were having a special - $10 jeans hemming. So for $68 I got four pairs of jeans in the right size. Normally that would be the cost of *one* pair of jeans. So even if these cheap ones only last a quarter as long, I'll still be ahead.
Thursday we went down to see the two day old chickies!
Friday the sweetie and I went into town for dinner. We ended up at Jamie's Italian, which I'd never actually been to before. The service was pretty slow but the food was delicious.
This crispy squid was crunchy and delicious
These polenta chips weren't bad, but quite heavy. Nothing like the awesomeness of the polenta chips we had at Pandanus on Lord Howe Island in 2007.
Stu's Pumpkin Panzerotti. I only got the smallest of mouthfuls and then got distracted by the waiter, shoulda had a bit more.
This spaghetti carbonara was sooo tasty. It's making me hungry just looking at it.
Salted caramel and chocolate sundae
After dinner (it was getting a bit late), Stu took me around to finish off the night shots for my photo project.
Saturday we had Nat and Andrew over for hanami lunch take two. Same menu basically, although sushi options modified slightly for the fussy eaters :P
Okonomiyaki (Lisa's recipe)
We chatted all afternoon and then put on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade which was fun.
In the evening the sweetie and I watched The Silence of the Lambs, which I hadn't seen in years and Stu had never seen.
Sunday was more food shopping, and more Lego sorting, with a roast dinner thrown in as well.
Also yesterday we realised that our sewage pipes were blocked.
So called Six Star Hot Water this morning and the same dude who replaced our hot water system came out and brought an eel. He dug through a big clump of roots and everything started flowing again. He said we could spend $5-10k getting it all dug up and fixed, or just spend the few hundred dollars every couple of years to get it cleared with an eel. So we'll probably end up doing that.
Other than that, today was just Lego sorting. In fact I only left the house to go hack a portal. Step count will be a bit sad today.
Oh, and I blogged. Finally.
I really wanted to have a hanami party this year. Or at the very least have Nat and Andrew over. But with Stu's dad in town, uncertainty about when we'd be expected to do family stuff, and Stu having an assignment to work on, it was all just too hard.
But the tree was calling me. Really. It was actually humming.
So I got some beer and the sweetie and I had a couple late yesterday afternoon.