With all the craziness of yesterday’s snow on campus, they “closed” campus today! No lobbies open, no shuttle service, no cafeterias open, no food/drink service, all operators on auto-answer, etc. Every meeting of mine was cancelled/postponed (including, sadly, the second half of a conference I was attending that obviously took a lot of work to put together)…so I’m having myself a snow day! Of course, I’m logged in and still doing work from home…but funny to think of having a snow day…from work!
A bit of snow
It started snowing again today. But a bit more than last night–just around 4:30pm, the snow came down and it actually stuck (at least in Redmond it did). Oh boy, that meant bad traffic (and for you folks on the East Coast–this is not even an inch of snow. You’d laugh). After getting out of the meeting I was in at 5:15pm at the MS Conference Center, a coworker (Tony) and I called a shuttle to head back to our building. 5:20pm Shuttle picks us up 5:42pm Shuttle drops us off at the same spot after circling around and trying to get out of the driveway of the conference unsuccessfully.…
It’s actually snowing in Seattle right now. Weird (it rarely snows in Seattle). Man, we should try to hit the slopes soon—Crystal got 69″ of snow since last Tuesday. Damn.
Our Thanskgiving weekend
Overall, nice and relaxing Vegas Thanksgiving holiday. Matt and I took off Wednesday afternoon to Vegas to visit my parents. Shortly after arriving, we got some Chinese for dinner and checked out the Red Rock Casino (where Betina & Justin are getting married next year) since it’s rather close to my parent’s house. By evening, my brother along with my 2 uncles’ families had all arrived. One of the more amusing experiences from this weekend was the new karaoke system my dad had bought, already filled with hundreds of English, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese songs. Everyone was belting away including my 80-something year old grandparents, singing some sort of old…
Sorry it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. It’s like holiday season is here and time just flies by. Matt and I head to Las Vegas tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving with my family–my popo and gung gung are already there: they took the bus from L.A.! How cute is that? And for only $20–it was seriously the Chinatown bus: pick up in Monterey Park and drop off in Chinatown, Vegas. Good deal. Not much aside from wedding planning and working. I got a bad cold about a week ago that took me out of work for about 3 days. Thing is, it wasn’t that bad (I’ve been more sick in my…