I skipped out on my weekly update last week, since IMATS was the only eventful thing to happen. This week was busy in the best possible way and I have a lot to share. Click through to see what I've been up to.
Saturday night after IMATS we had a few friends over for snacks and video game. One friend was kind enough to bring me a twelve pack of Dr. Pepper - a rare treat in Australia. Also exciting - Cool Ranch Doritos have made the cross-Pacific jump. I guess that's not quite as exciting for you as it is for me though lol. I won a 32 race match of Mario Kart 8, and had a great time catching up with friends I haven't seen since last year. One of our friends brought his new girlfriend who I bonded with right away. She was also at IMATS, so we compared our hauls as we got to know each other.
On Sunday my mother in law bought us a little blender, and I've been on a hardcore smoothie kick ever since. I've been trying different fruit and veggie combinations everyday, and have even tried a few new fruits along the way. When I find a few combos I really love, I'll share some recipes. I've made a couple milkshakes as well...hopefully they're not completely canceling my smoothies!
Monday night, Dean&I started watching GameGrumps play Trauma Center: Second Opinion, a Japanese surgery simulator/medical soap opera themed visual novel game. I've been enjoying the HECK out of this series - both the game play and Danny and Arin's struggle to work together under pressure. I definitely recommend it.
On Wednesday, Dean and I went out with two friends to my favorite sushi restaurant in Sydney, Mizuyas. Their sashimi is truly divine, and their vodka cranberries are cheap and delicious. I was sorely disappointed by their California Roll though, it had a mayonnaise drizzle - WHO DOES THAT? That's a fucking sin.
Today, we went to Featherdale Wildlife Park, a small zoo and conservation park just a short walk from our home. Cheesy and touristy as it may be, this is one of my favorite places to go while I'm in Australia.The entire zoo is dedicated to Aussie animals, and Kangaroos, wallabies, and emus has free run of the park, and there are dozens of koalas (Featherdale specialises in their conservation). The park was very quiet and not too crowded, so Dean&I had a lovely morning wandering around and making new animal friends.