- Monday: I felt like this was probably the best Book Club we’ve had so far. First off, everyone read the book. Very important. Second, we talked more about Brittani’s wedding, which I’m getting more and more excited about. Did I mention it’s Zelda-themed? Yep. Hence the excitement.
- Tuesday: New co-workers are in town, so I met and hung out with them at the AirBnB house they’re staying at on the east side. Such an eclectic mix of people, my co-workers.
- Wednesday: Hung out with co-workers at the house. Drank beer and played games, which included Werewolf and Celebrity.
- Thursday: Hoan and I watched more of Heroes. I forgot a lot of the awesome things that happened in this show. I know I really enjoyed it, but I couldn’t remember exactly why. Now I do. But I’m kind of getting antsy because I know eventually it’s going to start sucking and I’ll have to experience that all over again.
- Friday: Nancy and I did active things and canceled them out with barbecue. (Next week, we’re going to do more active things, then cancel them out with alcohol.) We’re good at fitness. Afterwards, I went back to the house to hang out with co-workers and we ended up having a dance party. Unexpected dance parties are the best.
"I was looking for chocolate chip cookies, but they only had chocolate chunk and those SUCK."
Do any of you have recommendations of places to see / go to / eat at in any of these cities? Holler if ya do!
- Santa Fe
- San Diego
- I got back into town late Saturday and was picked up at the airport by awesome Ashley who lives on the other side of town. Reminder to myself: buy her a White Russian.
- On Sunday, I went to brunch with Kate & Melissa who are friends I’ve known since high school. Kate just became a registered dietician and is moving to evil Dallas (kidding, mostly) and Melissa’s getting married in May. Man… time flies.
- The Neutral Milk Hotel show was on Monday night. I went with my friend Nicolai, who I’ve hung out with more frequently over the past few months. The show was fantastic, to say the least. But the drink prices were not. Seven dollars for Shiner Bocks? Ridiculous.
- Rachel and I met up with Nicolai & co. on Tuesday for their weekly night at Nasty’s, a dive bar by the college campus. There’s free pool and they had Deep Eddy’s Grapefruit vodka, which pretty much made my night. We ended the evening with Korean fried chicken, which I’ve never had. I should really try more Korean food.
- I Skyped with Hoan on Wednesday, which was really nice. I know it’d only been a few days since I saw him and yeah, he’s coming to visit me in a couple of weeks, but… you know.
- Nancy and I tried the Happy Hour at Hightower on Thursday. The HH itself wasn’t too impressive ($1 off cocktails and the crappy beers), but their food was surprisingly good. Fried smelt was my favorite. We made plans to do active things, but also eat more foodz before I move (which is… soon D:). Afterwards I was just going to go home, but decided I wanted to keep the night going so I hung out with Jordyn at her place. Ended the evening with white wine and girl talk, which was exactly what I wanted.
- Today I’m finally going to see the Lego movie that everyone’s been talking about on social media. Is it lame that I just said that? Whatever. Jessica and I are both pretty stoked about it, but for some reason her nieces and nephews weren’t interested in seeing it… children.
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes."
Music & feelings
I thought I would sob uncontrollably when they started playing Two-Headed Boy Pt 2. But I didn’t. Because I was way too happy to be there.
I don’t think many people realize just how much that show meant to me. So. Many. Feelings.