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Greetings for the Year of the Rat

I'm laughing my ass off during the Adam Driver SNL (Undercover Boss! Medieval Times!) after spending the rest of the evening watching the pairs and ice dance competitions at the US Figure Skating Championships (I'm not a fan of Chock and Bates' free dance -- I'm not even completely sure whose culture they're appropriating -- but their edges are gorgeous, whereas Hubbell and Donohue skate to music I love and they're dramatic and emotive but their footwork just isn't as impressive; I'm biased toward Ponomarenko because I adored his parents but I also thought he and Carreira skated really well, so I'd have given them third and Hawayek/Baker second). So here is the rest of my Saturday celebrating the Year of the Rat, in photos:

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We met Paul's parents for lunch at Simply Asia, which was decorated for the Chinese New Year...

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...and ate so much that we decided to skip Baskin Robbins afterward, plus we brought home leftovers.

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On the way home, we were going to go hiking at Seneca Creek State Park...

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...but we soon discovered that the muddy trail warning sign did not lie, plus the bathrooms were closed.

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So we went to Lakeforest Mall, which was in the midst of its annual Chinese New Year celebration, though the mall was like a ghost town with its department stores closed...

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...and though we knew we were coming to the end times, we did not realize it was Hot Topic's last day!

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On the bright side, I did find these treasures for about a dollar apiece.

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On the way home, we had to stop at Giant, and this was the scene from the parking lot.
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