There are several humane societies in the area and I visited almost all of them recently. Given the aggressive reputation, it is probably not that surprising any more to know that the majority of the dogs there are pit-bulls. Yesterday, when I visited the humane society at Frankfort again, I saw a few pit-bull puppies and they are adorable. Anyway, every time I visited them, I would always spend some time with the cats. I know my current situation is too tough for cats, but maybe in the future I might have a cat. I had cats in my life before and I know what kind of cats would fit me the best. After talking to the cat lady there, she introduced a couple of cats to me and I found them really sweet and cute. This grey cat I found is really quiet and sweet, and I spent most of time with him. Although he is still very young, he is very cool and collected, but not mean or anything. I played with him for a while and I could see that he could really be a great cat. It is kind of disappointing that I had to leave eventually, but I guess right now, it’s for the best.
Monday, March 3, 2014
When my Sims have a bonfire party, most of the time, they would sit around a bonfire and have s’mores, but honestly growing up in China doesn’t let me have things that are so American. So technically, my first time to have s’mores was at Cosi yesterday. It was kind of cool that they served a mini stove with mush mellows, chocolates and crackers in a wooden tray. It reminded me of the hot pot that we used to have in China. After our entrees, the stove tray was put on our table. I followed the steps and made my very first s’more. I guess when we talk about s’mores, it’s always related to something fun.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Kentucky is famous for a couple of things, especially its Bourbon whiskey. I am not a big fan of alcohol, as a matter of fact, I am super sensitive to alcohol. However, when Bourbon is added to dishes or chocolate, it’s actually really good. That Bourbon chicken dish is one of my favorite dishes here. Also Bourbon balls are the famous local chocolate. Last year, we visited Ruth Hunt Candies and those Bourbon balls were my favorite in the gift box. This time, we accidentally found another local candy store Rebecca Ruth Candies from Frankfort back home. The lady in the store was kind enough to introduce the history of the candy and owner of the store. Their Bourbon balls taste a little different from Ruth Hunt’s with a stronger Bourbon flavor in it. It’s hard to say which one is better since it’s quite subjective. Personally, I like Ruth Hunt’s better because of their less alcohol taste and more refined sweetness.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Eddie was adopted from an animal shelter in Frankfort last May. Since I haven’t been to a animal shelter before, Ken took me to the local humane societies on Sunday. I thought they only had dogs, but they actually have lots of other animals like cats, rabbits, hamsters and so forth. I was very surprised to see there were lots of pit bulls abandoned by their owners in both Lexington and Frankfort. I guess I didn’t know what to expect, but in my mind I was thinking all kinds of dogs there. There were not many dogs at Frankfort site, and that is a good thing since that means less dogs were homeless. It was sad to see many dogs at Lexington site, especially those pit bulls. When I came back home yesterday, I do feel a lot closer to Eddie and Jacob because it was really not easy for them.
Monday, February 10, 2014
I don’t think I have seen so much snow in my entire life and it’s ironic that Lexington is not even the traditional snowy city in the winter. Anyway, the constant snow lately made me a little numb and all I cared about was driving safely. I built a little snowman in the back yard and I cleaned the car in the snow on the weekend. I think that was about it regarding the fun or celebration I could have when it snows this time. For a whole week, I have been driving in the snow and walking in the snow. I had to dry my shoes overnight, because I don’t like boots. School only closed once when it was really bad one day. Most of time we had to fight through the traffic and crazy drivers who don’t know how to park in the parking lot.
Other than that, I actually wish the snowy days could be a little longer, because it feels quite cozy at home after school. And more importantly, it’s really BEAUTFUL!!!