Road Trip, Part Two!

(Originally, I was going to make a single post about my roadtrip, but it’s so long! I’ll split it up so it’s not so daunting. So this section is Part Two: San Francisco.)

UCSC was lovely, but we had to push through and continue on our journey! This time we needed to make the drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco to say with Mirthala, my sister Teresa’s former roommate and bridesmaid. The drive was about 75.5 mi รขโ‚ฌโ€œ about 1 hour 32 mins, and we got a later start than we anticipated. By the time we got there, around 5:30 PM, Mirthala was on her way to class from work, and wouldn’t be out until around 10PM. Teresa was on her flight to Oakland from Orange County, so Brittani and I decided to walk around the neighborhood. And what a neighborhood it is! Mirthala’s apartment is a block away from the panhandle of Golden Gate Park, and about two blocks from Haight&Ashbury! It was also close to several colleges, namely University of San Francisco. We walked there, but they wouldn’t let us use their bathroom, lol. So we found a Starbucks again and chilled there for a little bit. Eventually as the afternoon wore on, I got a little chilly in my shorts and t-shirt, so we made our way back to the car so I could get a sweatshirt and then we decided to wait for Teresa in the panhandle of Golden Gate Park and read our books.

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Road Trip, Part One!

(Originally, I was going to make a single post about my roadtrip, but it’s so long! I’ll split it up so it’s not so daunting. So this section is Part One: LA to Santa Cruz.)

So far since I’ve graduated college, I’ve set out fulfilling every post-grad stereotype out there: toyed with the idea of going to graduate school, gone on a backpacking trip through Europe (although it wasn’t too successful), and gone on a road trip (which was more successful). Usually it’s a cross-country road trip, but I just went through California and frankly, I think that’s enough! Here are some pictures and summary:

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I love that it’s only week 3 and I’m already behind in school.

Vegas was a TON of fun. You can see pictures at my flickr. And yes, it’s week 3 and i’m behind in my schoolwork. Of course! Here is what I have left to do (since I love lists):

  1. Read Milton’s “On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity”
  2. Read Milton’s Comus
  3. Read chapters 2 – 4 in “Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry”
  4. Read “Contexts: Work and Poverty”
  5. Read Martineau’s “Preface to Illustrations of Political Economy” and write a well formed question in response
  6. Read Gulliver’s Travels and answer discussion questions
  7. Read Hard Times

Wow, I know what you’re saying. So what HAVE you done? Well:

  1. Read Jane Eyre
  2. Read Chaper 3 in Finance book
  3. Created Budget for Finance
  4. Researched charity houses and wards for presentation

OK maybe I should get a move on, lol.

Long Day Ahead

Now that I’ve started a new semester, Wednesdays are going to be my long day. I’ve got work from 8a – 12p, and then class from 1p – 7p! I have 2 MW classes I need to go to, and then 1 Wednesday only class. So at least it’s only once a week. I don’t get to see Mike today (he has a night class, too) but I’m glad our schedules overlapped for once! Tuesdays we get to spend all afternoon together, because I get out of class at 1 and I don’t have work. It was really nice, but I probably should have studied more ^_^;; Wish me luck this semester!

Busy Busy

Since I last wrote, I’ve posted wedding pictures pretty much everywhere except here, lol. Hopefully I’ll do that soon. I’ve also read Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (finally!) and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Both are miserable reads, but worthwhile. I’ve been trying to add books I read to my media library as I go, but it’s a daunting task, haha. You can see I barely got through the A’s in my library. I’ve also registered for classes, I’m really excited for them. I made an excel spreadsheet of my schedule… check it out.

I have been blogging, just not here as much. I have a feeling that eventually I may abandon this domain (though I love it!) in the future for livejournal. Although it’s not as customizeable (for me) the community feeling is great and I also like the privacy I can get there.

And I can’t believe it’s already time for me to renew my domain! 2 years this has been my home… I need to do that soon. ๐Ÿ™‚


Manga and more Whining

I bought volumes 5-9 of Fruits Basket (Furuba) at AX and finished reading them in oh, 2 days. x.x I went online and found and bought volumes 10-13 of Furuba and 12 of KareKano (Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou). I would have ordered more Furuba, but those are the only ones out right now… vol 14 doesn’t come out until August. There are 20 volumes of Furuba in all, and the tokyopop site doesn’t give the release dates for the other volumes, boo. I’ll probably wait until they are all released to buy more. There are 21 volumes of Kare Kano, 20 of which have been released. Maybe I’ll switch to that for a while. But I’ll probably have to stop buying manga for a while, I need to pay for school fees at the end of the month, then books after that, and my sister’s bachelorette party to Las Vegas, and (more) school fees if I can’t get any grants or loans.

Summer “To Read” List

  1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  2. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  3. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  4. the stephanie plum series by janet evanovich
  5. the undomestic goddess by sophie kinsella
  6. Maybe The Davinci Code by Dan Brown finished it 5.31.06
  7. Manga such as Fruits Basket and KareKano
  8. Finish Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Currently my comments are being deluged by spam, and I have finals next week so I won’t really have time to deal with the spam… so if you want to suggest something you could always email me your suggestions!

Wish me luck!

End o’ Semester Blues

Well, I only have 5 weeks left in the spring semester and I’m SO happy. It’s been really rough getting through all of my classes this time around since I only like one of them (yay Contemporary Novels!). Most of my classes are not having a formal test final, we’re doing papers and projects instead. I do have a final for my one GE class though, Anthropology. But I also have a paper due haha, how is that fair?? Here’s what’s left on my plate for this semester:

  1. 463 – essay
  2. 301 – essay 5
  3. 211 – 25 minute performance of selection from Volpone
  4. 211 – criticism project
  5. 301 – final essay
  6. 463 – final essay
  7. 100 – final essay
  8. 100 – Written final
  9. 312 – final portfolio

Ohh how lovely that is, haha. After that, I’m looking forward to reading some books over the summer (several of which I was supposed to read during the semester but never got around to… oops ๐Ÿ˜ณ one of them I haven’t even bought yet, lol, and I somehow doubt that I will).

Good luck all of us in the final stretch!! I think I’ll stop procrastinating now and write my 463 essay. Oh yeah, still nothing from UCI… :weird: