|The Summer Update From Hell
||[Aug. 30th, 2004|04:16 pm]
The title is eyecatching, isn't it?
This is dedicated to the few people who actually read my lj, and who tell me I need to update more. It is also an apology for falling off the face of the earth for the past couple weeks.
I was going to comment on prom, grad, and general end of school stuff, but it has been so long now, and to tell the truth, I'm just too damn lazy. So moving on.
Flew to California to spend a few weeks with my Aunt Nicky and look around at colleges and apartments. Finally rented Kill Bill, which was awesome. Stuffed myself at the Del Mar fair. My dad drove my car out here for me to use in 3 days. That was insane. He was actually SLOWED DOWN by storms in Tennessee and Texas. I don't even want to imagine that trip. According to him, all he ate was bad free coffee from the motels, animal crackers, and corn nuts. Oh, some almonds too. And he didn't bring any music with him, so he stopped at a Cracker Barrel and bought their brand cds (Fiesta music, Irish Hymns, and Country). This was after he had listened to the only cd that I had left in the player several times. It makes you wonder exactly how many times the normal person must listen to Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life For Me to realize that it is the only track on the cd. We know it took my dad quite a few times.
So, he arrived and we did stuff, found me an apartment and paid the down payment, registered my car and got California plates, visited with Grandma and Auntie Linda for all of 2 hours (which they tried to guilt trip us on) and flew back to Virginia.
Got to see my Swetha and Lucy and had much fun. Watched Troy, Spiderman 2, and Shrek with my dad; all were very good. Got to see Meera for a lttle bit when I claimed my copy of Wicked. WICKED. Oh my god best ever. Went to see it on Broadway with Lucy on July 11th. It was just so good. Randy Harrison played Justi- I mean Boq, very well. But he was still a stupid loser for not going to the stage door. Ate yummy Thai food from street vender and got a shirt. Swetha got me the soundtrack for my birthday and I listened to nothing else for about a week and a half. Finished watching QAF season 4 with Lucy, then ran away with the first 3. Surprised Lucy for her birthday with Swetha and just had fun.
I packed up all my stuff and flew for the last time to California on July 25th. This was when I picked up all the flea bites at my Grandma Nesa and Auntie Linda's house. That was such hell. I actually ended up getting physically sick, throwing up in the restroom at Tilly's (a store). I still have red marks all over my legs (where the bites were the worst). The bites scarred and are pretty obvious against my pasty-white Virginia legs.
Drove Cait to Hollywood to go to the Teen Choice Awards on her birthday (Aug 8). Went to see Bourne Supremacy with olds friends instead of going to award show, a very wise decision in my opinion.
A not so wise decision was I decided not to return to Virginia one last time. I never had a "last hurrah" with Lucy, which was stupid of me.
August 14th went to my Great-Grandmother's 80th birthday party. It was cool. I got to see my Grandma Sandy and my Grandpa, plus meet a lot of my Grandma's family I hadn't before. My favorite relative by confusing marrige bonds is my Grandma's cousin Alan. He became my new favorite person. Very loud and obnoxious. You would peg him for gay, but he isn't. At least according to my Aunt Nicky. Played pool with him and had fun. After pool we went downstairs to eat, which was when he said "Is this your sister?" Then turned to Cait "You're cute!" It freaked the hell out of Caitlin to have this man she has never met before come up and start telling her how good she looked. He then continued on talking about all sorts of stuff, freaking out Cait because she still doesn't know him (or that I kinda knew him) and was trying to figure out if her was hitting on her. So much fun.
Returned from party, got digital cable hooked up and high-speed internet. Left the next day for Vega with Aunt Nicky, my 2 year old cousin Alexandria, and Caitlin. Was much fun. The Bellagio fountains were gorgeous. Kept makng beefcake jokes with my aunt because there were Thunder From Down Under signs everywhere. Wish I could have gone. Cait got the stomach flu and had to stay in the hotel for 2 out of the 3 days. She was really bummed. We went to the Tournament of Kings without her because we already had tickets. It was the dinner show at Excaliber, the eat with your hands and watch knights and jousting and hot men in long hair run around in tights type. It was SO GOOD! I loved it. We were in the Ireland cheering section, and our king was the hottest in my opinion. My aunt and I loved it when token beefcake came out. They had these four guys to walk around looking tough: all muscley, and wearing nothing but black tights with leather panties over top. Totally advertising for their other show (Thunder From Down Under, the previously mentioned, 2 year old unfriendly show).
Drove back to Oceanside, and left 2 days later for a couple nights in Hollywood. Stayed in the Hollywood Rennisance Hotel (by the kodak theatre, very cool). We were on the 18th floor. Awesome view. Went to brunch with my aunt and Uncle Devin's highschool friend Zack and his lgirfriend who he's living with, Lucy Lu. As in Charlie's Angels Lucy. It was cool, and the two of them were so adorable together. Alexandria took to Lucy really quick, and halfway through the meal was playing Miss Mary Mack in Lucy's lap. Funny sidenote for my Lucy: Lu doesn't like the name Lucy all that much either and wishes she had something more exciting. I didn't ask her if she got I Love Lucy jokes all the time and if they pissed her off.
Returned to my lovely apartment once more and started school on the 23rd. In the first week I already managed to sleep through an 8am class because I set the alarm wrong. School seems like it will be good. Invited a classmate named Chelsea to the apartment warming my aunt is throwing me this saturday. I have a friend! I won't be a (completely) sad loser! Cait flew back home two days ago. I got a coffee table and chairs. I am pretty much set except for saucepans and a dresser. My dad has a business trip to Long Beach on Wed/Thurs, so he is visiting me on Fri/Sat (here for the party because my aunt made him, even though he didn't want to, being the anti-social wallflower he is). I need to clean up before then and actually put food in my fridge. He is going to be annoyed if there is nothing but soda, frozen taquitos and ice cream.
Ok, I think that was it. Anything I left out either wasn't important or I didn't think about it becasue I have a terrible memory. This has been The Summer Update From Hell. Thank You.