Friday, February 10, 2006

Leavin' Las Vegas

Here I am on the road to LA for Yasmin's birthday. I think the last time I was in CA was for Sherri's 29th birthday although I totally didn't understand why everyone at the party was dressed in black and the black decor. I guess because her birthday was right before Halloween.

It will be good to see everyone which I hope to do in the short amount of time that I'll be there. I have too much on my plate and this trip is to be a turnaround early in the morning but it's worth it to surprise Yasmin for her birthday.

Yasmin is one of those giving people I've been so lucky to meet in my life...people I call "candles" and so I try in my own way to show her that I'm grateful for all the wisdom she bestowed in me, the experiences she helped foster, and the love of a mother she unconditionally gave.

I'm also looking forward to visiting the Thai Temple for some food although I wish Johnny could be here with me. I miss you baby (but I definitely don't miss the smog)!!

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The weekend is now over and I was so sad because I didn't get to see Yasmin nor did she get to celebrate her birthday with those who love her. We did, however, lift a margarita to her and wished her a happy birthday even though she couldn't join us at Casa Vega.

I also didn't get to see my friend, Frankie. She's on internship and studying ministry and had a baptismal party that day. Alas, I passed out on the couch from the long trip that day, we didn't get to go out as planned.

To all my dear friends in L.A., I'm sorry I didn't get to call you while I was down there. I knew my stay would be short and didn't want to get my hopes up of seeing you.

The next day, my friend, Lalo and Jouse were in Canyon Country at the Americana 18 Club shooting range to knock off clay pigeon's and bowling pins. Lalo's little cousin, Billy, gave Jouse and I the safety orientation since we were novice shooters...LOL. I practically bowed down to the kid after seeing him blast a clay pigeon in mid-air within seconds from being launched by Lalo!! I will have to post pics and/or a video of us on the range.

Before the day was over, Lalo, Jouse and I stopped by the Wat Thai Temple for some of my favorite Thai dishes. This post by Kirk says it all! Gotta read Part I and II. This photo taken by the author of the papaya salad is one of many photos that just makes my mouth drool!! (My flat screen does not taste nearly as good as the dish..LOL)

Sunday, I was at a Mary Kay party where the other girls and I pampered ourselves and tried on make-up. If only I had saved the before-and-after pic of myself for comic relief.


Kirk said...

Hello Daly - Thanks for the compliment and the link. And you're right about Wat Thai, it's a fun and food worthy experience.

Hello Daly said...

Kirk, thanks for your uncanny insight and reviews of all those restaurants ( Now I will never be short of places to eat!!