Ate at Sara’s Pastries and Deli near work on Jefferson at lunch. They have some regular deli sammiches, but also a few Peruvian items. I had an empanada and a red tamale. I don’t usually like the taste of tamales for some reason, but I liked this one. Tasty stuff. Too bad I didn’t have time to try one of their tasty-looking desserts.
Sean had a nightmare last night where he couldn’t jump in videogames.
As we get into the second half of summer, please remember not to wear your straw hat past the socially acceptable date of September 15th. We don’t want another riot over this.
I got a new game on my phone called Pandora. Pictures of products pop up over your music and you have to find the X as quickly as possible.
I would like to publicly apologize to my cold for calling it a “non-starter” and making comments about how it “didn’t seem to be trying very hard”. After 2 days of almost unnoticeable annoyance, this cold and I have had over a week of almost parasitic “friendship”. From such humble roots, it has become one of the strongest colds I’ve had in a while.
Videopad is free until June 30th (for non-commercial use).
We finally got too tired of the crashing, freezing, and unresponsiveness of our LG Optimus Elites. These were our 2nd cheapo Android phones. We first had LG Optimus Vs, which were just as bad. We got Samsung Galaxy S3s now, which are night-and-day difference, even though they’re a couple of generations behind. Smooth experience and lots of features added from Android 2 to Android 4.
We had a “staycation” last week. We went camping high in the mountains near Santa Fe. Camping up there was cooold, and we could have prepared better…but you don’t actually expect to sleep when camping. We also toured a bit around Santa Fe. There was a small labyrinth outside a cathedral there. Of course, we had to stop by our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe, Tomasitas. We noticed there was a new African style place called Jambo Cafe, but we neglected to try it…maybe next time. We dropped by the Chuck Jones gallery. Was he in New Mexico at some point? Vanessa got to visit the Georgia O’Keefe museum that she’d wanted to see for a while. On the way home from Santa Fe, we stopped by Tent Rock and Cochiti Lake.
We went to Cliff’s one day and had fun. It’s a small amusement park here in Albuquerque. It was fun aside from Sean having an “nausea incident” on the way home as a result of riding a looping ride 3 times before he left. Loading up on greek food at the new Ahmo’s Deli probably didn’t help.
Later in the week, we went to my cousin’s wedding in Clovis and had a good time seeing cousins I hadn’t seen in quite a while. We also played Love Letters. It’s a cool little rule-based card game with only 16 cards. Very simple to learn.
We’re having a lot of grasshoppers in northwest Albuquerque right now. Here’s a video from the edge of our neighborhood.