Archive for August 2009
Our busy weekend started with the LW banquet at the Great Overland Station in Topeka. We spent the night at Capitol Plaza so we wouldn’t have to drive home late that evening. As luck would have it, the hotel was running a special — stay on a Friday or Saturday night and get the next night for free — so we ended up staying on Saturday night also.
(I’m glad we spent the night because the after party lasted until well past midnight.)
We weren’t so lucky, however, in that by the time we got to Harrah’s the next morning the Saturday 10 AM tournament was already sold out. Brian was not very happy. Actually, I wasn’t very happy either.
We decided to cheer ourselves up by going shopping at our favorite mall, Legends at Village West, where we ran into Andrew and Michelle. We had tons of fun at Legends. Brian and I both got to ride the mechanical bull at Wild Bill’s Steakhouse and Saloon. I almost lost my lunch. LOL.
On Saturday night, I took Brian to Kiku for dinner. He’d never been there before. Mo had taken me there a couple of years ago when I was in Topeka on business. It’s a lot like Sumo only with cheaper prices. The fried rice actually comes with the meal, so you don’t have to pay extra for it. The quality of the food is not as good as Sumo, though, as far as the hibachi goes. Their sushi is comparable, though.
The following day we went back to Harrah’s. We left an hour and a half earlier this time to ensure that we got into the tourney. I’m glad that we went because I took fourth and ended up making back the money I lost the day before. Go me!
When we got back to Wichita, we stopped by mom and dad’s and met some new people. Apple and baby Zane were there, too. Anyway, that’s all for now. I still have to finish doing laundry. =P
I found the perfect shoes for our trip to the Philippines this weekend. You will never believe where I found it. Got it at the GAP, of all places.
Brian and I always travel light. We try not to check any luggage as much as possible so for this trip our plan is to only bring one carry-on luggage each. I needed to find the perfect, all-purpose shoes that are comfortable and will go with everything. I was thinking of flip flops because it is so hot in the Philippines. I think any other shoes will just make your feet feel clammy. The problem with flip flops is that they have a tendency to come off when you are running from one gate to another at the airport. I didn’t want to be like Cinderella and lose a shoe.
These are like flip flops, but have a strap so I don’t have to worry about them coming off and losing them. I gave them a trial run over the weekend and they were very comfortable. No break-in necessary.
I think the style works with everything, too. I can wear them with jeans, shorts, capris, dresses, pants and I think the color will work with everything that I plan to bring on the trip. Now that I’ve got the shoes, I’m pretty much ready to go.
Only 32 days left. Can’t wait!
We came across a lady with two cute, little Pomeranian puppies at Legends today. I’d never seen black and white Poms before. I’m used to Jan’s Poms, which are a brown/red/tan color.
We also ran into Andrew and his wife Michelle at the GAP Outlet. They were also shopping at Legends today.
Posted on August 29, 2009 by Ching under Flickr, Leadership, Life.
Brian looked dashing last night in his suit. He was the perfect date to the the LW graduation banquet. He said that sitting next to Jerl and Peggy made him nervous so he tended to get a little too chatty. I think he was probably picking up on my nerves, too. I am the exact opposite, though. I tend to get quiet when I am nervous. Hopefully, between the two of us, we balanced each other out.