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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

DC Chillin???

Hello World,

It's been a minute! Since we left off, I enjoyed my little tryst in Miami and I had a wonderful time in my beloved Cali-forn-ia. If someone would have told me two weeks ago that I'd be in the District for the summer, I would have laughed in their face. My life has been jumbled for the past couple weeks which I guess is normal for this stage in my life. Anyway, as they say...if you want to make God laugh..tell Him about your plans. Opportunity came knocking in DC so I had to leave my golden state.

I've been having a lovely time out here so far. I didn't really doubt that I would...I already enjoyed a memorable summer in DC back in '08 so I know what this city has to offer. The extra bonus is that I'm reunited with my fellow Real HUSLers and my PLB :). Plus, a piece of home, aka my cousin, is also in the District and we have resolved to have as much family bonding as possible...which will include seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II next month (yes, I am counting down).

In other news, I've been frequenting the 'V' of the DMV. Who would've known that VA actually had some good stuff to offer??? And a great person explore it with ;) Anyway...all I want for this summer is to save some money...do well at my job and have as much fun as possible! I'm laying the groundwork..definitely went out on Sunday night and had a bomb time. I'm living for the weekends (and some weekdays) so I'm ready to enjoy myself.

Happy Summer,


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

For My Hometown (I Do It)

It's been a long time. Miraculously, all 3 of us are in the DC area for the rest of the summer, although neither Udeme nor I had planned on it. Luckily, I was able to spend about a month and a half at home in Ann Arbor and get the relaxation I so desperately needed after a hellish second year. So, this post is dedicated to my hometown. A list of the things I got to do, and the things I wish I could've done before returning to the District.

-Things I Did:
1. Celebrate my birthday in true Pikachu style--getting blackout. I had a fabulous time celebrating my birthday in downtown Ann Arbor. Our first stop of the night was the Hiedelberg, that has extremely large "boots" of beer. Our table of about 8 people split 2, just to give you an idea of how big these things are. We then moved on to a bar called Babs, which I have little recollection of. I do remember being confused by the presence of an interracial wedding party and wondering why the bride and groom were at the bar? I also received happy birthday texts from Nicole and Udeme that got some real emo-rage responses. We ended the night at Pizza House, which I did last year as well. I don't know what happened there but I'm sure it was fun.

2. Spend time doing nonsense with my mother. This has to make the list because this is what I spent the majority of my time doing. Nonsense activities included: buying 50+ bags of mulch on numerous occasions for our yard, talking for hours about Pander, going to malls far away for no good reason, etc.

3. Celebrated Flag Day. I have some super patriotic friends. This day included red, white, and blue shots, watching a movie called American Poop, grilling burgers and hot dogs, and a slip-n-slide. American all the way.

4. Joining a Bowling League (2 actually). My lover and 2 of our friends assembled a bowling team. It was awesome. Sadly, I am unable to finish this commitment because I have to work now. Boo.

5. Hang with my family. This probably should've been number 1 on the list. I didn't realized how much I missed them until I got home and had to leave again. Some of my favorite times at home were spent chillin with my siblings and nephews and niece. Oh, and Pander (duh).

6. Build a Kiddie Pool in my Lover's Driveway for Memorial Day. (building a kiddie pool is much more difficult then they make it appear on the box).

7. Got my First Weave!!!!! This was and still is very exciting for me. Sadly, it had to come after a horrendous haircut but better late than never.

-Things I Didn't Get to Do

1. Go to Cedar Point. This amusement park is in Ohio (b00) but still usually a summer staple for me. Sadly, didn't make it this year.

2. Go to Rolling Hills (water park)

3. Have a Picnic in the Arb. Great place to jog, get high, and witness hippies. All at the same time if you want!

4. Go to Afternoon Delight. One of my favorite breakfast spots in Ann Arbor. Anyone who knows me knows that brunch is my favorite activity. Breakfast + alcohol is an unbeatable combination.

5. Go Up north for 4th of July.

There are many things that are missing from both of these lists. But, I've been feeling a bit nostalgic since I left home with very little notice to start my summer job in D.C. Even though I love the DMV, there's no place like home. However, there's still a lot of summer left and I'm sure plenty of shenanigans with my crew with ensue in due time.