Saturday, September 24, 2011

no motivation....

I haven't had any motivation to blog about anything... I keep reading others and wanting to be up on it and everything but still I get to the 6 drafts I have started and have no desire to try and complete them.

So basically what has happened this month is a little bit of moving. I moved out of Christine's apt and into Chris and his family's house. Which was a scary step for me. I didn't want to be that girl that moves in with her boyfriend's family. Plus a big step for our relationship. But I've felt welcome and mostly unawkward... things get better by the week. And we're going to paint our room and then it'll be awesome. Even got my own house key.

Labor Day weekend we went to the Orange Street Fair and make a quick round and grabbed some good eats and then had to go to work. Work, work, work.... of course.

We also got tickets from the TEAM Center to The Big Picture - AFI's Great American Movie Quiz and the host was Alex Trebek! It was at the Hollywood Bowl so we bussed in from Lakewood and had pretty decent seats and sat next to some interesting characters. It was basically a multiple choice quiz thing and we got light up sticks to answer the questions. We had a good time.

September is full of many birthdays so we have been all over the place out and about celebrating with our friends. The most important birthdays in September include my Dad and my Ashley :) So the again saddest part about not living in Nor Cal is being away from the people that mean so much to me. I was able to get them each a little something.

Miranda sent me her Freshman Year photo..... le sigh.... Freshman... I can't believe she's in high school.

I've been attempting to get back into scrapbooking... it really makes me happy so it feels good to be doing it again and I'm actually in a place where I can bring out all my supplies and go to town. Made a couple of things already but still don't have everything from the apartment here so I have yet to unleash the full power. Don't have a picture of the thing that I made for Chris' nephew though.

So as you can see...this is what I made for me and Chris.  This month and also Ashley's birthday is our official 1 year anniversary. I have kept majority of our ticket stubs and brochures and little keepsakes from things that we've gone to in our year and a half together. (Sept 17th is when we became 'official') Time really has flown with us and I couldn't be happier. We went out to dinner and were on opposite schedules so we didn't have  There was also a party at our friend Crystal's house and we had a bunch of Kickball people plus Disney people and a bounce house! It was an awesome party :)

they surprised us with a cookie!

Free Dessert from Original Mike's for our Anniversary Dinner

Decided it was time to delete Myspace and all it's crazy emotions that were attached to it. Found the email from Ryan and read it one last time and then I was done. Also was going through all my old hotmail emails and found some old crazy stuff. I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. It was nice.

I'm looking back into getting my motorcycle license again... scared but excited. Just need to raise the funds for the class.

I had my Lead interview on a very bad day but rocked it anyway and soon the results will be posted.

Dang I haven't written anything Kickball have I? Well, we were on a kickball team and def in for the next season. We placed last but we had a really good time.

Chris has been getting ready for the MS 150 ride next month and I'm excited to be the pit crew again this year and our friend Julius is going to be riding with him too :)

It's the 'off season' at Disney and that means banquets and parties. We've already attended the Space Party which was up on the Concourse and next is coming up the Star Tours Banquet at John's Incredible Pizza, the Nemo Banquet at the OC Sports Bar and Grill and the Autopia Banquet. We're still deciding on what the Auto Banquet will be.

Amanda brought Lily to Disneyland for her 6th birthday and I got to spend the evening with them and had a really good time  

 So yeah... plus I've been in super plan mode for Chris' bday next month. Got most things purchased and ready but still want to get a couple of more things. He reads this, so no more details about that :D

Anyhoo.... time to get ready for work. Look at all that... thought I didn't want to write and go on rambling for like an hour.

Friday, September 2, 2011

"The City that knows how." William Howard Taft

San Francisco, of course!

We drove up after I trained Chris at Star Tours.... lol good times

We made really good time and got to our hotel in little Tokyo, Hotel Tomo, a Best Western hotel and each room had a different mural. Ours looked like a Bambi one.

The first night we ordered in and got some terrible food that took forever but we watched Harry Potter and went to bed.

this is so old now i'm really forgetting what we did... 

Sooo next day we got up and got ready and hopped on the Muni to get to AT&T park for the Giants game! Chris had got amazing seats but wouldn't tell me where they were until we got there. We first went into the store to get some Giants gear so we could blend in and not get yelled at for being from SoCal. I was so shocked when they took us to our seats... they were so amazing!! Section 115 Row C Seats 5&6 basically right behind home plate and up close and personal with everything. We even got special bathrooms and food court area where it was way less crowded.

After that we made it back to the hotel and it was just about time to meet up with Ashley and Anthony. They just flew in from Costa Rica and I went and picked them up at the BART station. Then we got ready for dinner and went to a sushi place since we were in Japantown. I was looking forward to some saki and good sushi but didn't get either. That place was seriously disappointing. We were looking for dessert with the power of all our smart phones combined we found a place called Citizen Cake which was fancy dessert and coffee. It made things a little better but I still ended up choosing something I didn't really like, lol.

The next day we got up for our touristy san fran day. Walked down the block and had an amazing breakfast and then got on the road to the Walt Disney Family Museum. We all got student admission, whoohoo, and took our time looking through all the history. Learned some stuff I didn't know and it was really interesting. Next we decided to get to the Golden Gate Bridge and weren't exactly sure what we were doing but found a way to walk down and get under it and to Fort Point. It was a blustery day just as usual in SF so it made for some fun pictures and it was really neat being under the bridge like that. After that we hopped back in the car and attempted to find Lombard Street and success we found it! Then to the Ghirardelli Square for eats and exploring. We found a pub type place and eat then got some cupcakes, chocolate, and ice cream and went walking towards Pier 39. We looked around the little shops then watched the seals/sea lions for a while. We headed back toward the car and back to the hotel. We were hoping to find a place that was hopping but it was dead out... we stopped by a pizza place close to the hotel and got a little appetizer before calling it a day.

Next day we had half the day for some exploring and we all were having to leave the city :( we went to a fancy breakfast place then toward Haight & Ashbury and found the Full House house on the way. Explored around H&A for a little while then headed up to Twin Peaks. Every time I had been up there before it was too cloudy to see anything. But this day was nice and clear and of course... windy :D After spending some time up there we went down the hill again to a restaurant the was one of the 101 Tastiest Places to Chow Down according to travel channel i think. but to me it was just a regular burrito place... and the bathrooms were gross. After lunch we had to say goodbye to Ash and Ant and dropped them off at the BART station and we needed to hit the road to Marina for our next chapter of the trip :)

***More pictures to be added later.... my lappy was not being cooperative***