Oil Change, Animal Crossing, and a Movie

"Maintenance Day" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: Motorola Moto G (4), 3.64mm, f/2, 1/30 sec, ISO320
“Maintenance Day” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today was a long day, but I did a lot of different things. First of all, was breakfast for the kids of Portuguese sausage, eggs, toast for Bay, and tortillas for Koa (actually breakfast tacos). I made do with just coffee as is my norm, and then it was off to Home Depot to buy some filters for our air conditioning vents.

After those were replaced, I took Koa to his band practice, and then I spent an hour changing the oil in my motorcycle. The procedure for my bike is not difficult, but it takes a long time because you have to take off some plastic parts, remove a metal bash plate, drain the oil from two locations, and replace the oil filter which is in a suboptimal location. But it all worked out with just a little bit of spillage on the garage floor. 😀 And it’s much cheaper than taking it to the motorcycle shop!

With that work done, it was time to play some Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. I’m still having fun playing it, but I do have to deal with an annoying login issue, as shown in the photo below.

"Error" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO1000
“Error” Cedar Park, 2018

After maybe a dozen unsuccessful attempts at logging in, it will finally go through and I’ll be able to play. What a hassle! But once I am in, it’s a lot of fun crafting new items and arranging the camp. Very relaxing!

After a couple hours, it was time to pick up Koa, and then we decided to go out for dinner at an Asian buffet. It was actually pretty good, and I liked the fact that this restaurant had a Mongolian barbeque. Tasty! I used to eat a lot of Mongolian BBQ when I lived in Los Angeles, but in Austin I have only had it a few times. The BBQ at the buffet place wasn’t as good as a dedicated BBQ restaurant, but for the price, it was satisfying.

Later in the evening, I decided to go to the theater to see The Greatest Showman. I’m not really into musicals, but I just wanted to see something (using my Moviepass!) and since the theater is less than 10 minutes away, the last-minute decision was perfectly ok. As it turns out, I was pleasantly surprised with this movie! I didn’t think it was super, but it was entertaining and good to see on the big screen and with good sound.

And now as I type this, it’s past 1 am so I better get to bed.

I hope you had a nice Saturday!

おやすみ

Game Time

"Game Time" Cedar Park, 2017
“Game Time” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today I was back at work (from home) before another two days off for Thanksgiving break. but the big news was that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was released on smartphones! My whole family is into it and we were up late playing. I’ve loved the Animal Crossing (どうぶつの森) series and have played each version, starting with the GameCube version. It’s so fun!

If you are playing and want to be friends, here’s my code:

Happy camping!

またね~

Splatoon 2 Update!

Sure, Animal Crossing – Pocket Camp was released today, but I am more excited about the huge update coming in two days for Splatoon 2! Looks great! And do I need to talk to guests at Thanksgiving, or can I camp in front of the TV?