Posts Tagged "indianapolis"

Christmas Day in Indianapolis and Frankfort

In back, that would be Sebastian putting on his Darth Vader helmet. I wish I had some video/audio to share, because in addition to changing his voice… it also spits out Vader quotes. Which, coming from his short frame, was actually just hilarious.

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Christmas Eve in Indianapolis

There is something quintessentially American about being Chinese-American, and ordering out for Chinese food on Christmas eve. Back when my parents used to have a restaurant, this happened all the time. But it still feels like the thing to do, especially around the holidays.

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Xmas in Indy, Day 1

Later in the evening, my parents came over and stopped off at (where else) a nearby Chinese restaurant for some take-out. The dining room table was covered with a lot of stuff, so we set up shop at the kids’ table. Is there anything more quintessentially American than Chinese food at Christmastime?

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Snapshots of Indianapolis

While some of the girls went shopping, I hung out at the house with Courtney’s boyfriend Andrew and Jahnu. We ended up watching Jahnu playing with a (totally sweet) toy gun, and gave him some target practice assignments. Andrew is in the background providing commentary, using a tiny toy megaphone that distorts voices into robotic voices.

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Happy 101st Birthday, Grandma Phoebe – Part 2

While we celebrated my grandma Pheobe’s 101st birthday last night, yesterday’s event was kind of a family-only thing. We had another get-together (at a different restaurant), where it was a mix of family and a smaller group of family friends.

We held our event at a place called Formosa Seafood Buffet. The interesting thing was that it was kind of half seafood and half Chinese food. Kind of a strange mixture, but I think it worked out well for our group.

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Happy 101st Birthday, Grandma Phoebe – Part 1

Despite leaving Chicago a little earlier to make the 7:30 PM dinner time… I made a miscalculation. I factored in the time change the day before, but totally forgot about it while we were on the road. So about halway to our destination, I realized we would end up arriving about an hour late.

Luckily for us, things didn’t start right on time. So with a bit of a delay at the restaurant (and a pretty zippy final hour, heading down to Indy)… we showed up a little bit after everyone sat down to eat.

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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Dinosaurs, Snow Globes and the Yule Slide

Small historical note: In the 3rd grade at Spring Mill Elementary, my teacher Mrs. McKenna gave a challenge out to the students. For anyone who could remember all the presidents and vice-presidents in order, and could recite them from memory… she offered up a special treat. I was one of the kids who did this, and I can’t remember who the other two were. I think Aaron was one of the other ones, but can’t remember for sure.

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