Monday, July 30, 2012

Yesterday We Had Birthday Fun!


Yesterday was my birthday and I had a lovely day. I started the day with sleeping in and being cozy and reading birthday cards and birthday wishes online. My sister sent me this picture in a birthday email and it cracks me up! The hamster on the left looks so peeved!


Then we went to brunch at Pho Van and had tasty rice Vermicelli with pork or beef slices, and veggies and egg rolls mixed in. We've been here before and it is one of the best meals you can get in Austin I think. After enjoying our noodle bowls, we went next door to CoCo's Cafe to get almond milk bubble tea :)


It is probably no surprise to anyone that knows me, that I then went to a few pet stores to look at cute things. I had to work at 4 so I decided going to visit fuzzy creatures would be fun. We picked up some timothy hay and a new hut for the hammies and some wet food for the cats. And we picked up the softest tiny bunnies to pet.

And we visited Sophia the Two-Toed sloth at Zookeepers and got to watch her eat grapes as she wandered around her enclosure. I like her little face. And I had a little caique parrot on my head styling my hair.


Then Josh nicely took me to work so I could have an air conditioned ride. I chugged along on the train for a few hours and amused myself making balloon hats and flowers for people riding the train.

Josh picked me up around 8:30 and then we went and had late dinner of corn dogs at Der Wienerschtizel and some Tastee Freeze chocolate dipped cones.

We made to southern Austin to see a special showing of "The Dark Crystal" at the Alamo Drafthouse! I was excited the night before when I figured out they were showing it as part of their "Summer of 1982" movie event. I ended my birthday sitting in the theater watching Fizzgig and Jen and Kira run about.

Thank you for birthday wishes friends and family :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hi Ya'll

Our baby hamsters are getting better! We discovered they really really love yogurt so they get plain yogurt to help build up their little systems with good probiotics. After the antibiotics they were on for such a long time, I think it's really helping! Plust they need to gain a few more grams each.

They were fighting over the one syringe of yogurt we were giving them so now we give them two so they don't fall over in excitement or try to eat the yogurt off each other's faces. :) They are getting dipped in this stinky stinky lime sulfur dip a few times a week, which we have to do out in the backyard that it smells so bad! I use a little eyeliner brush to get the dip behind their ears and all over them. And they get to dry in the sunshine so they have some time to feel some breezes and sniff the air and yell at birds flying by. Hamster yelling sounds like this "Meep beep squeak" :)

Trying to stay cool working far I haven't dehydrated yet. I freeze water and let it slowly melt as the work day goes along. I drove the train at the outlet mall tonight and we had people riding right up until the mall closed at 9pm.

Josh is now a Red Hat Certified Architect! He passed his test with flying colors. I'm so proud of him! He has a new framed certificate, he can use what he knows to move onwards and upwards at work :)

I went to his work today and joined him in lunch at the peached tortilla food truck. They stop at his office once a week with all sorts of fun tacos. I had a pork belly chinese bbq taco and the BEST Chicken Pad Thai taco. And this crazy delicious peach mint sauce that went with the sweet potato fries.

Just a few more days til my birthday, then a few more days til I go visit family in Chicago area, then Josh's birthday is close behind!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy's Hound Dog Express

Happy's Hound Dog Express a video by bean.zilla on Flickr.

See this train? This is my job - train engineer! For Just Train of me in my uniform to come. Wish me luck as my week of training is done and I drive the train on my own tomorrow at the Domain Mall.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Got back from the vet - the baby hamsters are still sick and we're still trying to cure them. It's hard to see them so scruffy and feeling bad. I have a second job interview today for one job, and a first interview scheduled on Tuesday for another job at least!