Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just Too Much Fun

I have returned to the blog after a long three week break.  Contrary to popular belief, I did not spend the last three weeks playing Rock Band 3; something you may believe after blogging for over three weeks straight about the game.  No, I have just been too busy having fun and after blogging for so many days in a row, I took a little, though not entirely planned, break.

So first off, after blogging about Rock Band 3 for so long, did it live up to the excitement?  Oh hell yes!  The game is amazing.  The songs I anticipated playing are a blast, the keyboard, although I have only played it a little, is fun, and the new version has little new nuances that make the game fresh.  I haven't gotten a chance to play the game as much as I would like, but it is definitely a fun time!  And they just keep releasing great song after great song for download too.  This game just does not get me at least.

So that kind of explains why I didn't blog for a few days after the release of the game, but what happened after that?  Well, that weekend, Jess and I went with our friends, Brandon and Yvette, to Tahoe for the weekend to celebrate Halloween.  As they would be the only two who would recognize our costumes from last year, we opted to do a repeat of our costumes from the previous year, Mario and Princess Peach.  I am so glad we did, too!  We were a hit!  I can't tell you how many people yelled out, "HEY MARIO!" and came over to give me a high five.  It was cool and I took a bunch pictures with various costumed folk.  There were some amazing costumes...people are so creative!

 After that amazingly fun weekend, we added a new member to the family.  As we loved our boy, Orko, so much, we decided after he passed away in April that our next dog would also be a schnauzer just like him.  And a couple of weeks ago, the time finally came.  Say hello to our new boy, Winston!





We absolutely LOVE him.  He is so cute and it feels complete again to have 2 dogs in the house.  Not that Leia liked him at first.  It took about a week and a half for her to warm up to him, but when she finally started playing with him, it absolutely warmed our hearts and has provided us with plenty of laughs!  I think he is going to be a great addition to our little family!

A few days after we got him, we took him over to Jessica's dad's house for a tamale making party!  I love making tamales with my family, not only because they are friggin' delicious, but because we have such a good time. We start right away in the morning and it is full of good times, good food, good family and friends, and good(mostly) tequila.




Some people, not me and not MentiOning any naMes, didn't even make it to the part where we actually eat all the food because they had too much tequila and were throwing up.  Amateurs just can't handle their tequila.  It was a great time though and possibly, the best tamales we have ever made. 

But the fun continues!  Yes, I told you it has been a busy, but fun three weeks since I last posted.  This past Wednesday, Jess I went to the central coast to visit some family of mine.  The whole area really is a favorite of ours and we would probably move there if we could!  But what a great time we had.  We stayed with my cousin Valerie and her husband Jeremy and just visited, talked, ate, visited the ocean, and generally just have a good time.  Jess even mentioned that in the few days we were there, the TV came on not one single time.  It was amazing.  Here are a few pictures and if you want to see the complete set, click here. 







Yeah, a lot going on with us the last three weeks.  I wasn't just being lazy and ignoring my blogging readers and fellow bloggers.  But man, it has been fun.  And with the holidays just around the corner, let the fun continue!  I am not usually one who likes to blog about, "I did this, then did this, and then I finished with this..." but man, there was just so much going on and with pictures to supplement, it always makes it more fun!