I had so much fun this weekend. Yes, even if we didn’t go out of town. My cousin A called me on Friday morning and told me she was flying in with her cousins for the weekend. It was a spur of the moment trip (those are the best kinds!) and one I’m glad they took cuz it was so good to see them!
After E got off from work, we went out to dinner with my mom. As usual, we went to my mom’s favorite Asian buffet in Belmont. I swear she can’t ever seem to get enough of that place. And it’s not like it’s out-of-this-world good hahaha. After a late dinner, my mom was still in fighting spirits so we headed off to our local Hillsdale mall. There were some good sales already going on; I didn’t walk out with anything but my mom got a pair of slacks and a silk blouse and another blouse for under $80. Not bad at all, considering her slacks (had she bought it at full price) was already $79.99. A and her cousins overnighted in San Jose as they were going to go clubbing… something E and I are too old for.
We headed off to Gilroy for the whole day. Great sidewalk sale! Sadly, we didn’t really drive out of there with much, except for those Rockport boots I posted the other day. I was definitely in the mood to shop but we didn’t hit all the stores. It was really warm that day; maybe that was why. During lunch at this Chinese resto in Gilroy (yummy Mongolian beef!), I finally got the period that I’d been waiting for (I swear I was more than a week delayed!). To think E and I do want to get pregnant, but when the idea almost came true, I think there was some panic hahaha. I was so happy I wanted to scream, LOL.
Meanwhile, A and her cousins spent the day in downtown SF. We were supposed to meet up but we just didn’t get around to that side of town. Looking at their pictures, they looked like they had so much fun. I was so excited for them — almost nostalgic — for the mere fact that here they were, young, free and single on a spur-of-the-moment trip, having great fun in the city. Just brought back memories of the days I was doing the same things. Not that I’m complaining about where I am now.
We ended the night with dinner at Popeye’s. My mom (us included, I’ll admit) absolutely lives for their fried chicken. It totally reminds me of the fried chicken you can find in the Philippines. It’s that yum. The best chicken ever. Even KFC has nothing over Popeye’s.
A and her cousins were set to go clubbing once again — she kept on insisting E and I “would have the best time ever.” Crazy girl, we’re such old farts, what business would we have at a club? I cannot even imagine such an idea at this point of my life. Besides, I’d be too preoccupied with Erynne on my mind. And the idea of loud music and smoke — forget it. I’d rather sleep or have sex.
We headed into the city. Parked at Bloomingdale’s (Westfield) and my mom ended up buying a Louis Vuitton bag. I was tempted but I was a good girl and didn’t give in. We had lunch with A and her cousin, who also brought along a friend who lives in Lower Nob Hill. Came to learn their friend (who’s also originally from the same town we’re from in Alaska) is an assistant to a buyer for Margaret O’Leary. How cool is that? Totally reminded me of “The Devil Wears Prada.” Apparently, the friend went to design school right in the city and gets all these wonderful freebie clothes in their boutique. HOW FUN! Haaay, to be 22, young, in the city and doing what you love (clothes!) — can’t get any better than that. Did some more window-shopping within the mall (it was too cold outside!) while the girls watched a movie at the Metreon. Their movie wasn’t over yet by the time we were done at the mall so we headed home. Besides, I wanted to drive back into the city without Erynne so E and I could have a proper dinner with the girls without any interruption. When we got to Lower Nob Hill, I was so fascinated with the fact that people actually use the trollies for real transportation *laugh*. I totally thought the trollies were for tourists only! Hahahaha. Imagine my surprise when I saw people lining up for the trollies near their friend’s apartment — there I discovered trollies were used as a means of transportation even for the locals. It was a total DUH moment. I don’t know what happened but I’m suddenly so in awe of the city now, to the point where I want to experience living there. But the city is no place for a family (at least that’s what I believe). I can’t imagine Erynne walking out of the door and the first thing she sees is the street, instead of say, a lawn and flowers.
Dinner actually ended up being in San Mateo at this yummy Chinese resto we always go to — Golden Wok. It’s practically right down our street and the owners know us because of Erynne. They absolutely love her, so much so that they like to take her and walk her around the resto and give her all sorts of candies and cookies. Erynne literally lights up their world. So when we walked in without the little girl, first thing out of their mouths were, “Where’s Erynne?!” Can a mommy and daddy have a break please? As usual, meal was yummy to the max. However, I was already missing Erynne.
The girls couldn’t extend their trip so E had to drop them off at the airport around 4am. Love, love my husband for always doing wonderful things like that for me . And he even let me sleep in past 9am while he tended to Erynne. And who was the one that had to get up at 4 in the morning?! Awww. I decided hubby deserved a date so we ran off to the movies for the 10:45am showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Mother effers, they were already sold out! And there I was sitting in the car, telling him there was no way people would be at the theaters so early in the morning. YEAH RIGHT! Drove around for less than an hour to wait for the next showing — bad move. We somehow found ourselves still late and by the time we went to grab our seats, everyone and their mama’s ten brothers and sisters were already there! I couldn’t believe it — all this for Johnny Depp!???? So guess where we finally ended up sitting? Now remember we were in the 4th row for Spiderman. Ha! The screen was right in front of us — we were 2nd row to the very front. Sus ginoo! We were a little bitter in the beginning but we enjoyed the movie so much, we didn’t notice the proximity of the screen… and our stiff necks hahahaha. E claims I’ve seen “Pirates 1″ and that together, we watched “Pirates 2.” Now this is quite scary because I can’t seem to remember either one. Isn’t that weird? Could childbirth and all that anaesthesia really take away so much of my memory? Honest, I can remember details from when I was 3 years old but for the life of me, I can’t remember any of the past “Pirates” movies.
After the movie, we headed back to the city. This time, for Gucci. My mom wanted to buy another bag. Holy cow lady! We didn’t mind as the weather was just gorgeous everywhere. Perfect for a nice stroll through Union Square. Gucci was packed with people. Erynne, I swear, was the loudest person there. She was singing and talking her lungs out without a care in the world — and if you’ve been inside of Gucci at Union Square, you’ll know how small it really is. After some time, my mom found the bag she wanted and though I saw some really cute messenger bags, something was telling me I should go back and get the LV Speedy 30 bag. I just had trouble justifying why I’d need an LV bag. What, to stuff more diapers in? On the walk out of Gucci, the old man who was acting as a guard told me Erynne was one articulate girl, saying she was going to be someone brilliant someday — perhaps even the 1st woman President of the United States (can’t, she wasn’t born on US soil). But that was a new one, I thought. People have come up to us before and said Erynne was the next American Idol. And our tax preparer asked us if Erynne was employed. Excuse me??? Apparently, she thought Erynne was some kind of baby model and wanted to make sure we were giving the correct income amount for our household. Umm, o…….k, thanks but no, she’s just our daughter.
Somehow, I found myself back in Bloomingdale’s LV store. Hubby said I never got a proper Mother’s Day gift. So it was either a new digital camera or a bag. Now who’s going to refuse a free LV bag? 10 minutes later, I walked out with a new bag. Hmm, a new bag to put more of Erynne’s junk. LOL.
Love, loved this weekend. I may have only gotten a pair of boots and a bag, but I had an absolute blast.