All about alliteration. (And it wasn’t even that hard.)
Decided to try some cold, spicy, broth-less pho. As unappetizing as that sounds, I really did enjoy it.
It reminded me of the chilled Korean noodles I had in Shanghai—except the portion of this dish was ridiculous (because America; felt stuffed the whole afternoon) and so much spicier.
I’m glad I can handle spiciness better…so I can…eat more. #sogluttonous
An Loi’s cold spicy noodles. Warning: Spicy dishes always get spicier as you eat more.
I also continued to pack for Boston today. I started on Wednesday, took a break yesterday, and will make as much progress as possible today. Notice how I didn’t say “finish,” because one can never be finished packing until the day of, or a few hours before leaving. As a result, a pet peeve of mine is when people ask if I have finished packing at least a day before scheduled departure. Unless you bought entirely new toiletries and won’t be packing the ones you use, then sure, I suppose it is possible to be completely finished packing a day or two before departing.
It may sound silly. And I know you theoretically could still say you did finish packing if all you have left are toiletries. But I like to keep it 100 percent accurate. Besides, for me at least, packing never takes more than several hours at most, even for the longest of trips—which makes it even more frustrating when people act surprised if you haven’t started or finished packing a day or two before a trip. Please. When have you finished completely packing the day before going anywhere?
Ugh. I just strongly dislike discussing packing as a topic of conversation. You simply cannot avoid judgement from those who ask about your progress. #stopjudgingme
I probably will need at least one more suitcase.
But one thing I suppose you could judge me on—wait, no. You still can’t. I went to get my annual eye exam for contacts today. Yes, the day before I’m leaving, but I could have gotten this done in Boston, too.
With about a month-and-a-half’s worth of contacts left, I admittedly waited longer than usual to order new ones. All summer, it had been in the back of my mind to check how many boxes I had left before leaving but I never did until this week.
I just knew that I still had least at one 90-day box left, and since I found so many at home before leaving for Shanghai and still came back with two full boxes, I figured it wasn’t urgent.
Anyway, I got it done just in time, with the surprising news that for the first time, my prescription has not changed. #adultlife #notstudyingenough
Same contact prescription as last year. Is this a sign of being an adult?
Well, I guess I should continue packing. Keyword: continue.