You are reading | pee into the wind! About Message Replies Art Books Archive Theme
Home About Message Replies Art Books Archive Theme

image

Saturday, August 30-Monday, September 1, 2014. For this year’s Labor Day weekend, I went camping for the first time ever. I was super excited to lose my camping virginity, as well as spend time with my friends. It’s really great to bond with the team outside of practice. Plus, our weekend getaway even helped correct my sleep schedule (never have I ever been so consistent with getting 8 hours of sleep each night).

We went camping at Stumpy Meadows in Georgetown, California. The drive took around 3 hours due to traffic and my car’s detour to Krispy Kreme (I ordered the creme-filled donuts - SOOOOO GOOOD!!!), so everyone arrived at night time. It was pretty confusing for me to navigate through an unfamiliar site in the dark, especially with all the stumps in the way. Talk about a blind obstacle course. Oh and later one of my friends made me laugh so hard while I was drinking water that I ended up throwing up behind a tree, LOL. So as you can see, I’m already used to living life unglamorously.

imageimageimage

Here’s the tent I slept in over the weekend. It was pretty big and managed to fit eight people, so we got very nice and cozy together. OOH LA LA! Just kidding, I was paranoid about knocking into other people so I tried to lie absolutely still like a cocoon. And the ground was literally rock solid. Who needs a 5-star hotel when you have nature amirite?!?

imageimageimage

There was a lot of downtime with camping. We mostly sat around a campfire and talked, or ate at the food/snack table that the board members set up (yay Hawaiian buns!) One of our teammates held a Cheez-It box and was thus worshipped as Cheesus Christ. We called her queen for the rest of the weekend and she had her own bodyguards (although they did a crappy job of protecting her and the cheez-its).

imageimageimageimage

There was a lake a mile away from our campsite so we got to dive in for a swim. I’m very afraid of swimming but fortunately I got to borrow a friend’s PFD, so yay, I touched the water without dying! The temperature wasn’t too cold either. I attempted to learn swimming but mostly just clung onto a floatie or tried to ride on a piece of log.

image

I also spotted a cute doggy!! There were quite a few owners around the area who brought their dogs, much to my delight.

imageimageimage

More downtime at a shady spot near the lake. We ate hot dogs for lunch and most of the group got caught up in a game called Bang. I learned how to play later in the evening and it’s pretty fun! I was a Vice and set off two dynamite cards in a row, much to the Mayor’s dismay - he was like “If I die from this I’m gonna be so pissed” but I was like “Don’t worry senpai, I GOTCHU” and sure enough we shot everyone else and won, boo ya.

imageimage

So I, and probably many others on the team, are pretty noob-ish wih camping and creating bonfires. Fortunately we had some Boy Scouts in the group and they made fire like total pros. The majority of the weekend was spent sitting around a fire so as you can imagine, my (underpacked) clothes are now all smelly with smoke.

imageimage

No camping trip is complete without s’mores! We used real sticks to roast marshmallows and they were so yummy that I ate four of them. That’s the perk of having friends who get sick of s’mores quickly - they still want to roast marshmallows, and then I happily oblige to do the job of eating it for them. ‘Cause I’m selfless like that.

On our last night, some people gathered in my tent so that we could form the Circle of Trust, in which we revealed juicy stories about ourselves that would not be discussed outside of the circle. I cannot reiterate all the scandalous things we discovered, because the moment has passed. All I can say is this: teamcest is gross, and I certainly don’t condone it. So inappropriate!

On Monday morning we left the campsite, and by that point we were all tired, hot, and grossed out by both the deadly smell of the bathrooms and ourselves. When I finally came back to Davis and took a shower, it was like washing holy water all over me. It also felt nice to put my ass on a toilet seat instead of squatting over a hole in the ground, and to sleep in someone’s bed instead of someone’s tent. Yep, I think I’ll stick to staying in civilization for a while.

Posted: September 07, 2014

image

Monday, August 18, 2014 (cont.) After my high school friends and I visited the city hall in San Francisco, we dedicated the rest of the day to tasting food, YAAAAAS! If you know me, you should be aware that my food comas are serious business, especially when I don’t get enough sleep. I think I got 2 or 3 hours of sleep on this day so as you can imagine, the rest of the afternoon for my body consisted of eating, crashing, and burning… yay for dealing with life irresponsibly!

imageimage

For lunch we visited the food trucks and spent a while being indecisive on which food to eat. I settled for the “Me So Hungry” truck because the name of it spoke to my soul.

imageimage

We all ordered at different trucks and were supposed to take a picture together but obviously that failed since we ended up consuming half of it. This is probably the most unflattering overview picture of food ever. Deal with it.

imageimage

I ordered two burgers but was disappointed by the portions. I ain’t about the tiny burger life. This is not the time to be small and cute. I’ll leave that time for the selfies. Anyway, my body was definitely shutting down after lunch. Still, I persisted and made my way to our next destination.

imageimageimage

We visited Miette Confiserie which is a very charming pastry and candy shop. I really dig the pastel colors and wallpapers. It’s like cuteness vomited all over it but still maintained sophistication somehow.

imageimage

Candy bars and candy jars for daaaays! I’m not much of a candy person, but I like the aesthetics of it and how fancy they can get. I wonder how people can eat them when they’re so pretty, especially the wrapping.

imageimageimage

The weirdest candy was definitely the sardine tin, which was chocolate in the shape of sardines. But… but why?? In the end, my friends bought hard candy and a fancy chocolate bar, and we each got to try them out.

imageimageimage

The sweetness doesn’t end yet! We visited Chantal Guillon afterward, which is a macaron shop. I’ve only taken one bite of a macaron ice cream sandwich when I went to L.A. a couple weeks ago, so I’ve never actually tasted macarons by itself. So many bloggers rave over it, how good can they be?

imageimageimage

We sampled a few flavors and thus I officially lost my macaron virginity. I was surprised at how crumbly they are, and how condensed the flavors are in such a small snack. My favorite was salted caramel, which ironically all of my friends disliked. Conversely, I would not recommend the lavender flavor, because every bite was like perfume bitch-slapping me in the face.

imageimage

My friend and I wore our matching rings! She complained that my cute nails were making hers look ugly so she had to hide them haha. We spent the rest of the day browsing clothes stores and eating cheesecake at a bakery, then finally took the Bart train back home, where I passed the fuck out because I was so sleep deprived.

I’m currently fixing my sleep schedule now so hopefully it won’t be an issue anymore. Whenever I don’t get enough sleep, my eating schedule is also thrown off, and I end up not eating as much food as I would like to. For food adventures like these, it is definitely essential that I get my shit together so I can maximize tastiness!

Now that I’m back in Davis, I’ll put up a new blog post in the next few days about the camping trip I went on over the Labor Day weekend! xx

Posted: September 02, 2014

image

Monday, August 18, 2014. This week I returned back to San Jose to spend time with my high school friends. We had a bonfire together right when I came back to catch up with each other’s lives (a lot of crazy stuff has happened in mine lately omg), then on Monday we decided to take a day trip to San Francisco! One of our friends had just returned from Germany so this was one of the rare chances we had to all spend time together.

image

This was also a rare chance for me to dress up and look girly. I wore a dress, cardigan, sunhat, and long hair, AKA the shit that you would never see me wear on any given day. I dunno, sometimes it’s nice to not look like a a hobo for once.

imageimage

We carpooled to the Bart station to take the train to San Fran. I wanted to take lots of selfies but all of my friends were braindead from the early morning. I think I got 3 hours of sleep, but the weird thing about my body (which is miraculously alive despite all of the bad shit I do to it like not sleep ever) is that I will be super awake in the morning and then crash like a trainwreck after I eat food.

imageimage

I had no idea where we were going - the itinerary was decided upon by these two. Perks of going on trip with friends: you can just go wherever they go! Tbh they could take me to a dumpster and I’d still be satisfied. I am but a simple woman.

imageimage

The first thing we did when we arrived was check out the city hall. I ended up taking a shit ton of pictures so now my post has to be split up into 2 parts. The building was way too pretty so I couldn’t resist snapping photos of everything.

imageimageimage

Dat Renaissance architecture doe. Apparently the dome is the fifth largest in the world and is taller than the US Capitol.

imageimageimage

The stairs went on for days. DAAAAAAYS. Good thing I wore my crocs instead of my heels. NO REGRETS FOR PRACTICALITY.

imageimage

The details on the ceiling are so intricate and pretty that my camera phone doesn’t do it justice. We spotted a couple taking engagement photos around this area and I can certainly see why they would choose this balcony.

imageimageimage

The museum room was super big but only had a few displays for some reason. My friend here is looking at the pylon of the Golden Gate Bridge. The second model is the City Hall dome (wow a city hall displaying a model of itself, that is some inception shit). The third photo is s just a model based on a house in SF except tweaked in a more Victorian style.

imageimage

Unfortunately I am not sure what this giant head is LOL. And these are keys that have been presented to the mayor. Ok real talk, when would you need a key that huge? What show-offs.

We spent a chunk of time in this building (there was even a dungeon-looking room, but too bad there wasn’t anything inside) before we went out for lunch and other food adventures. In Part 2 I’ll talk about all the food shops we visited and tasted. Sorry to say, but I’m actually more interested in the food portion of the trip than the architecture and museum models. I am not classy enough, just give me food please! xx

Posted: August 28, 2014
All content © - You are reading / pee into the wind!
Theme Design by Dems Villanueva. Powered by Tumblr.