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2020 review and goals for 2021

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It is already February 2021 and I have not written a yearly post or made any goals for 2021. Maybe you are reading this in the future it has almost been a year the world has been in a pandemic.  In my area most businesses that serve food or retail and schools are open. Other things like religious services, group events, and movie theaters are closed. We should only socialize with our household or if we live alone one or two other people. Other places have more severe lock downs.  My personal situation is my mom and I only socialize indoors with each other. On occasion I will meet a coworker for an outdoor walk and a takeout coffee. We are allowed to eat inside restaurants but I don't feel comfortable. I do pick up take out or visit a coffee shop and get a coffee to go. I am also still working from home but most of my office is back in the office with safety plans in place.  It has almost been a year since I have been inside the office. I think it will be a few more mont

Poo Bun - Richmond Night Market - September 26, 2015

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If you have never been to the Richmond Night Market there are many food stalls and various food items along with the very normal asian style items but the dessert items seem to have a lot of interesting shapes. Walking down the food stall I thought does that sign really say poo bun and what is a poo bun. My friend yes I saw it before the bun is shaped like a turd and it served with condensed milk. Left it at that but after roaming and looking at the price of mini donuts $12. We decided that this 3 buns for $5 would be a good thing to try. I asked if the condensed milk was inside she said they serve it on top and told me that they were made from whole wheat. We waiting a few minutes for our freshly fried 3 buns  covered in condensed milk there was three of us so one each. They were delicious super hot I would have liked ice cream with it. The most entertaining part though was that we spent an hour making jokes about how we had eaten "sh..: and poo shaped buns which was worth way m

Carniveno - Restaurant by Mario Batalli

Carnevino is in the Venetian in Vegas. We were actually on our way out going to another hotel restaurant but were hungry and checked out the menu and decided to stay. I am so glad we did. First the host asks about any dietary restrictions told her we were vegetarian and she put it in the computer. The server came over to explain the menu first thing he suggested we try the meat special so the message about vegetarian didn't get to him. Once I told him he explained every vegetarian item on the menu. The menu is organized in sections salad, pasta, meats, and you get sides for veggies. He said the pasta was the side of a bread plate. When I asked about the ravioli he said it was just one ravioli and swayed me away from it. So I went with a pasta made with mint and eggplant, and order the crispy cauliflower on the side. My companion ordered a cream pasta and a side of fries. They also had an extensive wine list ranging up to 30K in price. My companion liked her cheaper glass of wine.

The linq hotel Vegas

My next few posts will be about my most recent Vegas trip which was a few weeks ago. I have been to Vegas many times and I now prefer staying off the strip at South Point. This time I went with a 21 year old so decided to stay on in the center of strip so she could have her full legal Vegas experience. As we were on a budget I was able to get us a rate of $28 per night through my total rewards account for the Linq hotel  plus $25 resort fee that most Vegas hotel have no. I was hesitant as even the regular price was at $60 per night so low for a mid strip hotel and the reviews were varied but it is a Ceasar's property and I am never in my room in Vegas so I only care about having a clean bed and shower. As soon I booked i got an e-mail with the confirmation and info about the hotel and follow up e-mails later about online check in. I had written to the hotel to ask about doing something special and the reason of the trip they obviously didn't read what I had sent them but they