Canh Chua Cá, Gỏi Cuốn Tôm

The Automatticians and I went to Phở Kinh Đo for Vietnamese food last night. The coolest part of it was being asked by my colleagues for advice on what to order and how to pronounce various Vietnamese dishes. That they know Vietnam is such an important part of my life and care enough about it to engage me in conversations about Vietnam means a lot to me. It’s been over three weeks since I’ve been in Hanoi—I return next week, thank goodness—so being teased with a little bit of Vietnam in Las Vegas was a nice reminder about what I’ll be coming home to soon.

Chicken and Refried Bean Burrito, Green Rice, Virgin Peach Frozen Margarita

Dinner at Super Mex with the Automattic Theme Group. Everything was pretty good except the margarita. I very rarely drink alcohol so I asked for a virgin, which tasted like sugar water. The rice was quite nice, though, as well as the chicken and beans.

Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, Vegetables, and Fried Rice

The Automattic Theme Team—with 11 people it’s now more appropriately called the Theme Group—began our Las Vegas 2012 meetup today. For dinner we had food from Hikari Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar. All of it was incredibly oily and buttery but clearly very good. Our chef also showed us a ton of tricks while cooking our meals; fun times.