November 25, 2006

Dominica, Oreo and I slept in as late as we could this morning to recover from the busy Thanksgiving week. That meant that we slept until around nine in the morning which isn’t really all that late. Check out is at eleven so we don’t have a lot of time to pack and get ready to leave the hotel.

We got checked out and took Oreo for his first walk of the day and then Dominica’s friend Jackie and her husband Tim who were at the party last night met us at the hotel and we all went out to Denny’s for lunch. We had a really nice lunch hanging out with them. It is nice to get to see Dominica with her friends from long ago. I know so few of them. It is weird for me to see her with people from her past. She is so bad at keeping in contact with people that there are very few people from very long ago that I know.

After lunch we went back to Frankfort to visit with the Toccos. Min’s parents were not home when we got there so we ran out to Herkimer to shop at the Walmart there while we had the chance. New York Walmarts are so much nicer than the New Jersey ones. Completely different stores. You wouldn’t even know that they are the same chain! We managed to get some Christmas shopping done and it was a good use of our time. We also found a bargain bin copy of the Mario and Luigi RPG for the GBA. It was cheap and looked cute so we checked it out.

We spent a few hours in the afternoon hanging out with Min’s parents and her brother Joe. At six we had to leave to run out to New Hartford to do some quick shopping on our way to Sam and Katie Bono’s house in Clinton. We first hit the big wine store in New Hartford. New Jersey liquor stores are pathetic. Apparently people in New Jersey only drink to get drunk and don’t take any pride in their wine so we are stuck buying out wine in New York and bringing it back with us. We loved the selection at the place that we found and ended up buying two cases of wine so that we wouldn’t have to worry about it again for a while.

We also ran into the Electronics Boutique in the Sangertown Square Mall in New Hartford and hit paydirt with their great selection of used Game Boy Advance games. I managed to get a number of games really cheaply there that I have been unable to find on eBay. We got Riviera (for $15 as opposed to $60 on eBay), the original Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.

We got to Sam and Katie’s house around seven thirty. They just moved into their new house at the same time that we were moving into our new apartment here in Newark. There is quite a bit of contrast between our two places. Our place is tiny and theirs is huge. They are on a hill with a view of Utica but are in the country whereas we are in the heart of the city but with a view of Manhattan. We love their new place though. It is really awesome. They are going to have to buy a lot of furniture to fill that place. They cooked dinner for us and we all hung out for several hours. We had a really nice time visiting.

We got back to Frankfort and it was time for bed for us. Boy are we ever old!

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