#WeekendCoffeeShare: Party at the Zoo

Good morning or afternoon and welcome. Coffee? Tea? I feel like I just want something quick today.

I got work to do, you see. I got to finish stripping my lawn of grass. I wrote about doing sod removal in last weekend’s post but it didn’t work out because mom didn’t want to lug the 300 pound machine back and forth between my house and the store. So she asked a neighbor for idea and he loan us his tiller.

It turned out the grass roots in my front yard is ridiculously deep. Some were almost half-foot deep. No matter how far I dug, there were still roots.

Enough about that, if you read my post yesterday, you’d know I became a 30-something yesterday. To celebrate, I went to a party at the zoo last night. The party was hosted by work. The party wasn’t for my birthday, it was for end of summer. The company hosts a party typically in June each year but because of Covid, last year’s party was canceled and this June wasn’t feasible. So the party was pushed to September, coincidentally on my birthday.

Most of my co-workers were there. A lot of them said “Happy Birthday” as they saw me. I honestly couldn’t believe how many people said “Happy Birthday” to me. I didn’t think I existed.

Thank you for y’all’s comments, by the way, I appreciate it.

My aunt came with because she had never been the zoo in Salt Lake City. As always, mom refused to come with despite she works for the same company as well. My aunt actually asked me why. “She doesn’t participate in fun events,” I told her.

She hadn’t attended any work events unless it’s during work hours and it’s not just work, I used to be a choir and she wouldn’t come to any of my recitals. Oh, and let’s mention my graduations – high school and college (twice!). She complained about how bothersome the events were even today.


Deep breaths, think happy thoughts, no more talking about mom and her selfish behavior. Here are some pictures from the zoo.

I would thank you for joining me in this edition of #weekendcoffeeshare and hope we’ll both return next week.

9 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Party at the Zoo

  1. Hi YingLin.
    Welcome to your 3rd decade. You’ve come so far and still have many more to impress everyone with what you can do.
    It is odd– isn’t it when people somehow prove that you are more noticed and appreciated that you thought possible. That happened to me once years ago in a very unexpected way and it still finds its way back into my thoughts and how I do things that involve others at work.
    It’s a good lesson to recall that our work does matter in ways more important than just getting a job done.

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