Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Almost There

I've been neglecting this blog for a few week now and I apologize. Not that we have many readers anyways...
This month has been a whirlwind of final projects and season finales with We Are Young and Somebody That I Used to Know playing in the background (why are they on the radio every single time I get in the car?!?)
A few days after my last post, Obama graced SC with his presence (coming from Seattle, as a matter of fact!) to party at George Clooney's house. Unfortunately, I decided to leave for class the same time his helicopter landed, so the roads that I normally take were completely blocked. After speaking to an ill-informed cop, I made it via freeway. I wish I could have waited on the street to catch a glimpse of him in his car but I guess an education is important too. 
The next day I got lunch with Sydney at Le Pain and got a cappuccino, quinoa tabouli, and carrot soup. We chatted with some British guys before we left, which made me want to go to England even more. 
I traded some cupcakes for free Starbucks and dinner! Yes, the people at Artisan Cheese gave me my favorite arugula salad and some very yummy cheeses. I can't even believe I liked them!
My friend Jared turned 21 and we celebrated at his and Kara's apartment. It was a joyous occasion filled with lots of Muppets and Star Wars. 
Mother's Day was very relaxing. Anna and I got my mom and pretty plate from Big Sugar and we enjoyed the cheeses and cupcakes as a mid-day snack. Anna had to work so my dad, mom and I took Gabe on a walk around the neighborhood and made dinner. 
We had a bounty of a meal. Corn, potatoes, artichokes, chili, tomato and avocado and a chicken. The chicken actually caught fire, which is possibly the most hilarious thing I've ever heard. I honestly wish I could have seen it, especially because it was on a rotisserie over the barbecue. 
Last Thursday we had a combat class in theater so I learned how to fake slap and punch people. I particularly enjoyed the backhand. 
On Friday, my dad and I went to LAVC's production of Nuts, which was intense but good. 
We went to Santa Monica on Saturday morning, beginning with breakfast at Le Pain. I got an acai soy yogurt parfait with rawnola and bananas. It made me miss Hawaii and acai bowls. I had to take pictures for my final project so I went to the bluffs and walked the pier in search of a good shot. 
Everyone else went to REI in lieu of my sister's upcoming trip to Peru in July. I stopped at Lush and got another face mask and looked around the British import store. 
I ended up working both Saturday and Sunday this weekend and ended up with many more sweets. One dozen went to Starbucks, another went to American Apparel, and the last went to school with me today. Oh, and the bag of donut muffins went on the senior trip with my mom and sister. 
Anna and my mom left yesterday morning to Santa Cruz Island (by Catalina) for the week. I had a counseling appointment to discuss my credits (I don't even know what is going on anymore) and was late to dance because I overslept while taking a nap. 
I performed my final monologue this morning in class and I'm quite proud of it! Everyone complimented me on my performance and my dress (although they could be just being nice) so I've been feeling good all day! And I'm so glad I was able to get rid of those cupcakes and make some friends along the way! I think we all deserved cupcakes. 
I went to yoga today because the end is near for my Groupon. I was hoping to take a class with Honey Badger but it was her husband, who made us sweat so much. My mat was practically soaked, it was so nasty. But I feel very cleansed and not guilty at all that I ate an entire avocado with my dinner. And had some vegan coffee ice cream that my dad made while watching Glee. 
I can't believe all my shows are done! What am I supposed to watch all summer!? I guess I can get a leg up on all those shows on Netflix people keep telling me to watch (Arrested Development, Party Down). Or I could do something productive...
Also, good news! My dad's best friend is coming to visit on June 11 and 12, bringing his kids with him! Actually, his daughter, Gillian and I are very close and I can't wait to see her! It's been a couple years since we met up in New York. And speaking of New York, Lena is coming home for most of the summer! She'll land June 13 and I can't be happier that we'll be together! I still want to go to NY but I'll figure that out when she gets here. And there's the possibility of going to Outside Lands in August in SF. Ahh summer is going to be good. I want to see everyone at UW but I don't know when I'll have a spare moment to fly up and have people be in town!
This weekend I have an in studio dance rehearsal and then Sunday, my mom, sister and I are going to drive to Arizona to visit my cousins! I haven't seen them since I was a senior! I checked the weather and it was like 108 or something ridiculous today, so I don't know if I'm looking forward to the heat but I'm definitely excited to see my family!
Here's to my last week of school, next week is finals! 

xxx Sara

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