Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cousin's wedding in Minnesota

Congratulations, BA and Kevin! Thank you both, and thanks to my MN family, for inviting us over. We had a great time! I wish I could have stayed longer, but it was hard for me to be away from my precious Kaiya.

Random highlights of the trip:
- Printed my boarding pass from my home printer! It's like I'm living in the future!
- Saw a Northwest Airlines airplane. They're using the acronym NWA, but when I see those letters, I'm not thinking about flying. I'm thinking Straight Outta Compton
- Why the heck do Americans set up their onramps and offramps so that I'm always at risk of getting into a car accident?
- iChat AV + free Wi-Fi at the hotel!
- BA, you've got one of the biggest smiles in the whole world
- My niece (or second cousin, if you're really going to get technical) Krystal is always fun to hang out with. Hope you had a fun time!
- Always good to see my cousins Ling and Dex
- Hanging out with my bro ... When was the last time we did that?!
- Snuck in a trip to Mall of America. It's a "mall" in quotation marks, cuz it's also an amusement park. Bananas! I stopped by a store call Metropark, and the fashion T-shirts there are off the hook. I saw one with Mos Def on it! But it was too expensive for me, so I didn't buy it :(

- Stopped by a convenience store, and they were selling pre-cooked White Castle burgers!

- The liquor store we went to was called "Liquor Time", as in, "What time is it? .... Liquor time!!!!"
- This was my first time getting really drunk and having mobile access to Facebook. Did you like my updates?
- I was well on my way to drunk blogging when I got back to my room. When I woke up in the morning, I saw my post; I had not yet published it. I re-read it, and decided, "naw, that's not going up". Delete.
- Nothing better than sleeping in a pair of dress pants and a button-up. At least I took my wallet out of my back pocket.

Hope to see my Minnesota fam again soon!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


I've been sitting outside of the Queen's Quay LCBO for the last 50 minutes, waiting for the stupid Impark office to open so I can return my parking transponder and pass. I should have checked the office hours before I left the house at my regular time (6:30am!)

This fucking sucks!

Monday, August 03, 2009

10 random things about my newborn daughter

1. Her name has multiple origins, from Australian to Japanese, and each have different meanings. But we like the African meaning, "Diamond in the sky".

2. She's a Raptors fan, just like her daddy

3. She cries like a beauty pageant runner-up whenever you change her diapers. The nurses say that she shouldn't have tear ducts yet, but she's had them since day 1. Deeee-vaaah!

4. A lot of people say that she looks like me. I don't see it, but I'll take it as a compliment.

5. I use Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, and Nas to rock her to sleep. "It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up magazine..."

6. She has a baby monitor, and we've only used it once. It's unnecessary, with the lungs this girl possesses. You ever wake up in the middle of the night like, "holy shit, someone is going to kill me"? Yeah, those lungs.

7. She was born at Mount Sinai hospital, where mommy and baby received top-notch care. Lots of thanks to the incredible nurses, doctors, and staff on the 7th and 10th floors, and at the Hydro One building. Everyone was so friendly and helpful!

8. She likes to time her pee and poop for the 15-30 seconds after I take her dirty diapers off.

9. Her mommy is in love with her

10. Her daddy is in love with her

The last two were cop-outs I know. I need 10 items on this list, and I'm starting to get sleepy! It's almost time for her next feeding, gotta go!