how was your weekend? Mine was pretty good, I have to say. We started off with a lazy Friday night. We got some pizza for dinner and watched the NBA Playoffs. It’s going to be a really tight race between the semi-finalists. San Antonio and Seattle and Dallas and Phoenix are fighting hard to win the Playoff Series. Both semi-finals are tied at 2-2.
Saturday I went sticker shopping. Cathy introduced me to this yahoo swap group and I signed up for a sticker swap, so that meant I had to go and get tons of stickers! It was so much fun!! :) I already sent off the first sticker sets to people!
Later that afternoon I went grocery shopping with Jon, because we had invited Claudia and Stoyan over. The weather was really really nice on Saturday (close to 85Â°F/29Â°C) and I was wearing my shorts and flipflops and we had decided it’s time for the first BBQ of the summer :) (we already had our first BBQ of the year sometime back in February *lol*).
I got lots of vegetables and prepared shish kebab (that’s what they call “meat & vegetable skewers” here – I used pieces of meat, onion, bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms and tomatoes). I also prepared a “Bavarian potato salad”, which was my first time, but it turned out really well. It’s just that the potatoes here are driving me nuts! I was looking for the words “mehlig”and “festkochend” in the dictionary and I found “mealy” and “waxy” potatoes (I hope these are the right words).
Well, for potato salad you need waxy potatoes (which I haven’t really found here anywhere), because otherwise the potatoes will just fall apart after cooking and there is no way to slice them for potato salad. It still tasted very good though.
And now the big news: Sunday morning I checked my bank account online (which I always do once in a while) and guess what? They U.S. Treasury had deposited my tax refund!!!!!!!!!!! *yay* :) I couldn’t believe my eyes. They actually deposited it on Friday, which makes Friday, the 13th a lucky day for me from now on :) and the best part is: I got all my money back AND I didn’t pay a stupid tax adviser to do my return, which means I saved another $200+ by doing it myself!
Girls, it’s notebook time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After cleaning up the apartment and doing the laundry (which was really necessary – we hadn’t done it in almost two weeks!), we went to the Dell store in Roseville. Well, it turned out to be one of these “mobile stations” within a mall, but they had some notebooks to look at and try out. we also talked to one of the guys (who got a little annoyed, I think, because I was asking so many “dumb” questions *lol* – no, just kidding, he was actually really nice!) and I think we have settled for the Dell Inspiron 6000 :)
Jon was going kind of crazy and actually wanted to get one with an even bigger screen, but I think that 15.4″ are enough and I still want it to be portable (and it’s MY notebook anyways ;))
I am soooooooo excited. We’re probably going to order it today (!) and I hope the shipping won’t take too long. I am so impatient now :)
I am going to keep you posted *lol*
Love ya all!