Five random things from my weekend in Malaysia:
1) My dad came to visit and we went to see a movie, took walks, ate good food and pretty much relaxed all weekend. He went to the grocery store while I was at school on Friday and came back with all kinds of junk food that I pretty much try and keep out of the house, but taste oh-so-good.
2) Maggie had a serious love affair with my dad’s shoes. She WOULDN’T. LEAVE. THEM. ALONE. It was like she wanted to hug them all the time. She looks like the crazy girl that shows up on your doorstep at three in the morning demanding you leave your wife, doesn’t she?
3. Dan and I realized while we were talking this weekend that it was 29 degrees in both Georgia and Malaysia. There was the little difference of Celsius and Fahrenheit, but it was 29 just the same.
4. This weekend while watching television, they edited out “Holy Schnike!” but left in a few f-bombs on the Kardashians. Good work censors, good work.
5. Since Dan is back in the US and we sold both our cars when we left for Malaysia, we are now officially car hunting. After hours of research on the internet and Dan test driving, talking to me , test driving again, we have narrowed it down to the Ford Escape Hybrid, the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Honda Fit. Does anyone know anything about those cars that is good, bad or otherwise? Anybody have one that they want to sell? Or perhaps another car they want to give us a good deal on? Car shopping is hard work!
Today, I got up at 8:00 and went over to a friend’s house to watch the LSU/Alabama game on tv. We don’t get any of the games on real tv, but there are creative ways that you can watch the games, dependent on someone in the states watching them online at the same time (hence the morning game time.) It had been about a year since I had seen any American tv, so I was super excited about it.
Laugh if you want, but the first thing I thought about when I started to get ready to go was my game day outfit. (If you are a girl from the south, you know exactly what I am talking about.) It threw my friend Andrea for a loop when she saw me in my game day skirt and tank top, when my usual attire is closer to pajamas. I like to mix it up a little.
We had a great time watching the game, but what I think I liked even more was the commercials. It was so nice to see Chic-Fil-A, Suntrust, and Ford advertisements between the game! Malaysian tv doesn’t really have commercials for products, but rather for other shows on that channel, that are played over and over and OVER again. Funny the things you miss!
After the game, walking home, we found this gem:
Yup, that’s a tree growing from a barricade. Andrea is just doing her part and watering it.
Then just for fun, I have this photo I just took of our sleeping cat, Maggie “Big Girl” McNair. Sorry for the bad lighting.
All that randomness in one day, and I don’t have to go to work tomorrow because of yet another Malaysian holiday. Have a great Sunday!