Ah, finally getting to the second slightly-less-exciting-but-I-still-actually-did-a-lot half of my Spring Break.
So we flew home from NYC on a red eye and got home in the middle of the night. In my zombie-walk to my bed (also my sickness got in the way there a bit), I’d forgotten to sent an alarm for the morning, which was really fantastic when I woke up on my own. Nice and well-rested. And with a text from my mom reminding me that I was getting my hair cut at 11. Yikees, it was already 10:40! It’s a ten-minute walk or a three-minute drive, so really I just needed to roll out of bed, but still.
I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but I LOVE going to my hairdresser. She’s awesome. I just like talking to her about all the things going on in my life, and she gives me advice about things I should do. She’s been through a lot in life, and she shares her wisdom with me. It’s pretty fantastic.
It was about the laziest day I’d had in such a long time. I got my head massaged and then went home and laid around for HOURS. But wait, then I was off to a Dodger/Angel game! Laziness over, and onto my favorite sport.
There’s just something about fresh grass, evenly laid dirt, and butts in baseball pants that I really enjoy. For obvious reasons. I love going and sitting in those uncomfortable seats and cheering for my favorite team (and a team I generally like) and eating terribly overpriced stadium food. It’s all-American. It’s tradition. It’s so much fun for me.
Too bad a water main broke in the middle of the game, ending it at the fifth inning. ARGGGH. It was such a bummer, but I’m still glad I got to go.
On Wednesday, Michael came for a short visit! We were going to a super-secret movie screening at Warner Brothers. I can’t talk about it, but I will say it was very fun. We got to be a part of a focus group, and it was really cool to sort of have my voice heard for a movie I am so looking forward to. I can’t wait to see it all polished later this year!
On Thursday, I got to see Stephanie for the first time in literally forever. I can’t even remember the last time I saw her, and I don’t want to think about how long it must be because of that. We made breakfast together and then baked cookies for Easter. It was sort of a disaster at first, but it worked out. I think.
She had left the dough in the fridge for too long, so it was solid when we took it out to roll it. So then we tried to defrost it a bit in the microwave (I know, I know), which totally helped! …until it was crumbly. It was definitely a large effort to make these cookies even decent looking. But when they came out of the oven, they didn’t look so bad, which was a plus. We always end up baking when we’re together, and it is always too big of a job for us, either we set the bar too high or too low. It’s fun, for sure, and I love spending time with her, but we should never, ever take up baking as a side job.
I am ONLY allowed to stress bake. Only then does it turn out well.
Matthew came and picked me up from Stephanie’s house around lunchtime. I know, I always seem to switch out Michael for Matthew on breaks when I come home…
I introduced him to my high school best friend and he chatted with us until our cookie debacle was complete. Then I got him some food. We went to a Kings game (Go Kings go!!!) that night. I took him on the subway, which was a win for even me. The tube in London? Hell yes. The subway in New York? With a little effort, sure. But the metro in LA, which I have ridden quite a few times in my life? I get nervous. I was terrified of getting us lost, but we made it! Even managed to help out a few Cal Poly students on their way to the game, too.
Matthew and I shared a margarita (yes, it was my idea), and watched the game from the nosebleeds. I personally like the games from that angle because it’s far easier to keep track of the tiny puck. It makes me a little dizzy sometimes, but it’s not too bad. The loud, obnoxious guy across the isle didn’t exactly make it the best experience, but the Kings won! It was touch and go there for a bit, but they took it back before going into overtime. Both the sleepy Matthew and I were grateful for that.
On Friday, I took him bowling with the family. He is (well he says he is) terrible at it, and I hadn’t been bowling since I took the class Fall Quarter. It took a bit to get back in the hang of it. I did very poorly in the first game and didn’t even break a hundred. Matthew was true to his claims and bowled a sixty-nine (hee hee, yes, I am a child). But the next game, where I still did not do too well, Matthew killed it! I was surprised and very proud. I was mad I wasn’t doing as well as I should have been, but he did great!
Saturday, I made him walk with my parents and me. So many miles! I always want to walk through Toluca Lake because we walk by Bing Crosby and Bob Hope’s houses, and I love them. Also ninety percent of the houses in that neighborhood are so beautiful, I love to look at them. We went to the famous Bob’s Big Boy for breakfast and finished up the walk home. The pancakes were very fluffy, and gosh, I really want some right now! It’s diner food (though not bad for it) but when you have a craving, you have a craving.
It was generally a lazy day after that, as the past days had been other than the few times we left the house. I got Matthew to nap twice! (Insert evil hee hee here). But then it was off to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner before Easter Vigil. It was so good! Usually, I just get a flatbread or a salad or something lame, but this time I got chicken and pasta with mushrooms, bacon, and brussel sprouts, all in a Riesling cream sauce. Oh, wow, I loved it.
And then it was off to Easter Vigil, the longest mass in the Catholic church, pretty much. Matthew had never been a Catholic mass, and I definitely scared him off by taking him to this one. I warned him about the length, the constant sitting and standing, and the abundance of singing in Latin, but it was far more than that. It was a lot more standing than I remembered, and there was a lot more singing in Latin than the big congregational songs. But he couldn’t get out of it, sorry!
I got to see Gracie, so it was all worth it. Sitting next to each other definitely made the mass feel less long and infinitely better. It’s always a joy to see her!
The next morning, we left bright and early so Matthew could get back to San Jose in a timely manner to do chores and shop for groceries, etc. I wasn’t happy with the lack of sleep, but I ended up taking a nap when I got back to SLO anyway.
Sad to see Spring Break go, but excited for my last quarter ever! As I said before, I am generally enjoying my classes a lot so far. Except for when I found out on Tuesday that I have to make a big presentation on Thursday of next week. Eeeep! But the play I am presenting on is wonderful and I am actually looking forward to it. So I guess that is a plus.
Also the fact that I got to see THE MAINE IN SAN LUIS OBISPO last week was UNREAL. I can’t even express how awesome it was. I have to leave it at that because UGH it was so good.
‘Til next time!