January 26, 2010


1/4 Cherry Slurpee + 3/4 Diet Coke = Katie's Special Soda :P
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January 9, 2010


In addition to trying out new sushi places, Steve and I are now on a mission to try all of the Korean style frozen yogurt places in and around HoCo. The fro-yo mission is mainly my personal mission, but Steve comes along for the ride :)

Today we took a trip to H-Mart and went to Mango Berry which is next door to H-Mart. While at H-Mart we tasted some demo foods such as Korean marinated beef with oyster mushrooms and rice cake, grilled eel in unagi sauce, vegetable dumplings, and tofu shirataki noodle soup. I love Korean marinated beef also known as Bulgogi and have been craving it for a long time. So Steve and I picked up the ingredients to make it for dinner. I love going to H-Mart because the prices are so cheap and the variety of produce and other food stuffs is amazing.

Next door to H-Mart, there are 2 Korean/Chinese/Sushi restaurants, Mango Berry, and a huge store that sells everything from orchids to a kimchi refrigerator. I never realized that there were more stores and restaurants beyond H-Mart.

I got the original flavor with chocolate chips and strawberries. Steve got the berry flavor with mochi. Mmmm, so good!


January 7, 2010


Today I lost one of my greatest friends, my dog Maggie.

On Thanksgiving eve she had to have emergency surgery to remove a tumor on her spleen. She hadn't been eating or drinking and didn't have any strength to get up. They ended up removing her entire tumor and the tumor was causing severe blood loss. She received a total of 4 units of blood. After the surgery the vet estimated that she had another 2-3 months.

This time, all of a sudden she fell when she tried to get up. Her gums were very pale and she just looked so worn out. My family knew it was time to let her go, we couldn't bear to put her through any more surgeries and to be honest, I don't think there was much else that could have been done surgically at this point. We didn't want her to suffer and she never looked like she was ever in any pain.

Maggie was my family's first and only dog. As a kid I never wanted a dog because all of my friends' dogs were kinda smelly and their houses were too (sorry friends) and quite frankly I never really was an animal person. But as soon as the little golden retriever puppy ran through the basement door on Christmas day 10 years ago, I immediately fell in love. I am totally biased when I say this- Maggie was the cutest, most lovable, and friendly dog I have known.

Maggie, just like her sister loved food. Her favorite foods were carrots, pizza crust, fortune cookies, and whipped cream. Every time I eat these foods, I'll always think of her. She also enjoyed carrying around as many of her stuffed animals in her mouth as possible, playing in the snow, getting her tummy rubbed, and ripping up tissue paper.

Maggie was always there at the bottom of the steps when I was leaving for work and she was always waiting at the garage door when I got home. It's weird not having her around and I'm not sure I'll ever get used to that. I really miss her, she wasn't just our family dog, she was a member of our family.

I miss her and love her more than words can say.