|U.S. Embassy's 4th of July Celebration at the JW Marriott in Hanoi|
The weekend started for me on Thursday night at a business-attire event thrown by the US Embassy. Though it was a 4th of July celebration, the majority of guests were from the host nation and other nations' officials. I have never been to this annual event because I am usually on vacation in the U.S. at this time; Megan's late departure for university had me in the pocket this time, though. I must admit I enjoyed the event much more than I thought I would in part because my suit fit me. I had two suits tailor made about six or eight years ago that I quickly grew out of, but with my recent weight loss I fit in one of them fairly cofortably, resulting in a more comfortable evening. Great food, good conversation and adult beverages rounded out the feel-good event. Regrettably, Diep couldn't come... I know she would have had a better time than I!
On Friday, I had a couple of the geographic batchelors from the office over to finish off some beer we had left over from a recent office BBQ. I think we had a good time just sitting by the pool all day and doing nothing. Diep felt sorry for them being away from their families and made us all some spring rolls. That definitely upped the quality of the afternoon.
Saturday and Sunday were unremarkable. I spent more time by the pool with Diep, but not much else. Fortunately, on Sunday we got our pool time in early because shortly after we got out and went upstairs one of the kids puked in the pool. Who does that?
Anyway, I thought I would update my long-neglected blog. That lack of real activity, as you can see, is the biggest indicator of why I haven't been updating.
Happy Birthday America!