Sunday, October 31, 2010

Traveling, Pug, Halloween and Korean BBQ

So I had to travel earlier this week for work and my sister's family watched over my pug.  As soon as I whooped out the suitcases she sensed something was not right and she acted all weird.

Like trying to climb into my pantry

Btw, those boxes on the second shelf are Target ziploc bags.  DO NOT BUY.  They are super cheap but it takes forever to line up the zips and properly close them and even then it'll open up later.  Ugh.  This is one of those times when name brand is worth the extra cost.

Having lived in NY recently and having a naturally paranoid and obsessive-compulsive personality, I have become obsessed with bed bugs and live in constant fear of them.  While I have never suffered from them (knock on wood), I know people who have and it seems just horrible.  So when I looked up my hotel and saw one bed bug entry on the registry, I freaked out.  I carefully inspected my room and bed and even sent pictures to an obliging friend who checked it out as well.  But, just to be safe, I kept my suitcase in the bathtub for the first night until I could be sure I didn't wake up with any bites.  

The hotel had great toiletries - Fresh products!  

After realizing I didn't have conditioner I called the front desk for some and they gave me a ton of extra products!  Darn the travel restrictions because I wasn't able to squeeze all of them into my crappy Target quart-sized ziploc bag!  I wasn't a huge fan of the shampoo or lotion but I enjoyed the body wash and pomegranate conditioner.

I am horribly antisocial and after spending the entire day socializing/mingling/networking (ew) I didn't want to have to continue doing that during dinner.  So I ordered room service for most of the days I was there.  Woohoo!

Yes, that's right - I ordered a hamburger and fries AND pork mac n cheese!  I felt a bit ill afterwards from eating so much.  But oddly enough when I returned home and weighed myself I had lost weight!  I guess that means I should stick to a burger and mac n cheese diet haha!

And then I spent the last part of my trip searching frantically for some souvenir gifts for my niece and nephew. They were told by my sister that I would come back with a small gift (thanks for putting the pressure on!) and I was stuck in the middle of nowhere.  Thank goodness for airport stores and overpriced and cheezy souvenirs (and the $1 bin at Target for those cute mini buckets):

When I finally arrived home I sped over to pick up my lil pug.  She was ECSTATIC to see me and made the weirdest noises I've ever heard her make.  She got so excited that she couldn't contain it and took it all out on her little bunny toy, sucking it excessively.

For Halloween my sister had the great idea to make some fun pumpkin cupcakes.  My niece and nephew LOVED it and had a huge sugar rush all day - it ended with my nephew having a meltdown pre-nap and finding my niece rolling on her back, kicking her feet and giggling like crazy.  They're three and tiny so the sugar flows through them real fast.

Then we topped off the night with some Korean BBQ!  We had some kalbi (which was tender and good, but I've had better flavored kalbi at home or in other restaurants) and some spicy pork belly (which was good and tasty but not tender).

Mmm - I still smell of Korean BBQ though and my clothes need a very thorough washing.  

My lil pug is so happy that I'm back home and has taken to staring at me adoringly for long periods of time.  Kind of like my own little stalker.

She gets mad when I try to use my computer and will barge onto my lap to demand my attention.  All while maintaining her crazy stalker stare.

And then when she really can't contain her love and excitement she will crawl on me until she's right at my level and will attack my face with her stinky pug breath and pug kisses.

I'm so happy to be back home with my lil pug but not thrilled at the prospect of going back to work tomorrow - ugh. PS - I am loving my Shiseido Integrate separate and curl mascara and pencil eyeliner lately from Imomoko.  I'll have to write more on it later.


  1. Do not even pretend that you don't love your pug's obessessive love for you!

  2. Haha I don't pretend. I love and encourage it!