Random Notes, 1/1/08 – 3/8/08

Here is a random collection of what I have done (that’s worthy of note) in the first two months of 2008, in random order:

  • Saw “Persepolis“. Very artsy movie. Didn’t beat Ratatouille for best animation oscar, but equally good, in totally different ways.
  • Saw “Juno“. It will touch you, in one way or another.
  • Discovered in Windows Live Writer the very convenient “block quote” toolbar button which automatically formats the quoted text for you (I always do it manually by myself!)
  • Managed to post twice in the month of February.
  • Bought three poker books.
  • Finished one. Dan Harrington is a great poker author.
  • Signed up an account at PokerStars.
  • Finished in 9th place in my first ever online poker tournament. (For those who don’t know, it was a very short, single table tournament that lasted less than 1 hour. There were 9 players in total.)
  • Finished in 6th place twice in my subsequent two tournaments.
  • Finished in 1st place in my 4th try.
  • Got tagged for a meme for the first time.
  • Saw a total lunar eclipse.
  • Bought 3 habitat backgrounds, a bunch of accessories and items to decorate my Haikoo Zoo pet profile, all for free!
  • Found out Scrabulous is addictive.
  • Discovered a very nice, local Moroccan restaurant.
  • Someone told me a joke that I thought was very funny. When I told it at our team dinner, nobody laughed.
  • A building collapsed and caused huge delays at Metro North, resulting a 2 hour trip home that night.
  • Hosted two parties for the Chinese New Year.
  • Worked on Chinese New Year’s Day.
  • Watched the Oscars (which I do annually). Thought Jon Stewart did a better job this time around. Also thought this year’s Best Foreign Film category was a joke because neither “Diving Bell” nor “Lust Caution” was nominated.
  • Had a really bad day on 1/30.
  • Was very moody for several days in a row.
  • Slept a lot overall.
  • Ate less.
  • Booked Vegas trip.
  • Booked “O”, the famous Cirque du Soleil residence show at Bellagio.
  • Finished this post.

7 responses to “Random Notes, 1/1/08 – 3/8/08

  1. hehe, obviously your focus area switched from blogging to poker :)

    You guys went to that Moroccan restaurant? How is that? You can write more about it. I love to see your blog about good foods :)

  2. 1. i want to see persepolis too…sadly it was off before i had time!
    2. congratulations on the big improvement on poker tournament…go girl~big money~
    3. scrabulous is ADDICTIVE…sadly i am losing for all the most recent five games…my rankings dropped so much ;(
    4. cheer up~if it is still the moody case, i mean ;)
    5. have a good time in vegas~ i had always wanted to watch O, but missed the chance for so many times…so do let us know how it goes~

  3. apple, we went to the restaurant on a weekday eve (was almost empty!)… they only had prix fixe, it was quite good though, especially the dessert in the end…

    Jie, thanks…//hug… so how many scrabulous games have you played to date? my guess is a lot, you seem really good at it

  4. i played 16 games so far…with 11 losing and 5 winning…working hard on improving my rankings now ;)

    start a new game when you guys feel like so ;)

  5. hey i am going to vegas in april…when will you guys there?

  6. we’ll be there from 3/19-3/23… :-(

  7. erhhh too bad we miss each other!
    have fun while there then~
    waiting for photos and blog posts then ;)
    the O show is not on for my stay…see what i mean by i always miss it ;)

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