Sunday, July 7, 2002

four barbecues over the weekend

As crazy as it sounds, my family had four barbecues during the 4th of July long weekend!

The 4th was great as we invited my grandparents over. Mom had recently bought a new electric grill and wanted to put it to good use. It was great to see my grandparents even though Grandpa goes to bed early and wanted to leave right after dinner.

I spent the rest of the evening lighting fireworks. Speaking of which, there seemed to be more fireworks than usual. I'm actually still hearing firecrackers and bottle rockets every now and then. I guess people are feeling more patriotic following last year's terrorist attacks.

We then invited the Lins and another family over on the 5th. It was just us and the Lins as the other family canceled at the last minute. Moonway usually doesn't eat much meat but absolutely loved our hot dogs. They were already gone when I went to get one. The hot dogs must have been really good. At any rate, Moonway and I spent the evening playing video games.

It was then the Lu family's turn to visit us. This was our first time seeing them in a while. I had a great time playing video games with Thomas and Connie. They didn't stay too late either because their father Wen-Juei is also an early sleeper, but I'm sure we'll get together again soon.

Dad invited several colleagues over today as we still had lots of supplies. But to tell you the truth, the same thing gets old after four days. Although everything was delicious, I don't want to have another barbecue anytime soon. :-)

Currently playing: Pinball

Monday, July 1, 2002

just got RuneScape membership

It took weeks of trying to convince my parents, but they finally gave in and let me become a RuneScape member for a month. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

There's so much content in the premium version of the game that I don't even know where to begin. I've already completed a few quests, but there's so many more things to do. I definitely hope to get the most out of my membership before it expires. Now the real challenge is to not play too much. Haha.

Currently playing: RuneScape