I spent most of the long weekend with Matt and Janelle...they got in on Friday and we went to Jeff & William's. We chowed down on some In-N-Out and hung out with them and Will's old roommate Lee. All of us (minus Jeff and Ella) went down to Laguna Beach just for kicks. We walked along the beach and all the shops and art galleries on PCH. We went to this fragrance store tucked away amongst cheap swimsuit and handbag shops and the guy there was really knowledgeable and well-spoken. He was born in Europe and raised in Canada and he knew so much about the history of perfumes and the characteristics of various scents; it was really interesting to listen to him talk. Then we all went to IHOP in Huntington for dinner, which was delicious as usual.
Saturday, Matt and Janelle and I went up to Venice Beach to check out all the crazies there. I hadn't been there in forever and she had never even heard of it, so it was fun to show her around. All my favorite crazies were out and about; it's good that some things never change. We had lunch out there and I got sunburned lying on the beach. Then we drove up to Malibu and all the way through Topanga Canyon which spit us out north of LA. After driving up and down Hollywood and Sunset, past all the sights that Janelle had never been to, we went to South Pasadena and Alhambra to see me and Matt's old stomping grounds. Even though I was pretty young for most of my memories at these places, they still hold a lot of meaning for me. We went by Grandma & Grandpa's old house (I miss that house sososo much) and the apartment my family lived in when I was a wee baby, and Ross & Claralyn's old place and Garfield Park, etc. I would love to live in that area; the neighborhoods are so nice and it doesn't feel much different from when we were little. I joked about renting the same apartment our family lived in, but I totally would, even though I don't remember that apartment at all. But I feel like our days in California were some of the best. After we made it back south to Orange, we went out to Zito's, ate delicious food, and Matt demolished me in a game of air hockey.
Sunday, after M&J spent much time deliberating, they decided to go to Disneyland yay. I finally got another annual pass and we were there for a good nine hours or so. No matter how many times I go, Disneyland is one of my favorite places in the world. Matt made fun of me because I am five years old on the inside and I get really really excited when the Beauty & the Beast float goes by in the parade and I sing along with it as well, and because I love the Peter Pan ride even though it's short and nothing really happens on it. After the old folks got tuckered out we went and got some more In-N-Out and then I watched Mad Men at Jeff & Will's. M&J went home the next day after we wandered around Main Street in Huntington, and I spent the rest of Labor Day not doing a whole lot of anything.
This week hasn't been too exciting. Jean got a kitten this weekend named Buster and now that I'm finally home for more than five minutes after this weekend it's nice playing with him. He's completely out of his mind, and adorable. I can't even be mad at him when he wakes me up at 7 a.m. by licking my eyelid, because he's just that cute. He's currently napping on my bed.
We watched Annie Hall yesterday in Film Aesthetics, which has probably been the highlight of my week thus far. I love that movie so much. This entry is completely pointless and I need to go to bed because I have work in 8 hours.
Current Mood: okay
Current Music: The Decemberists - The Bandit Queen