when you go, i’ll stay here.
and when you come back, i’ll still be here
a little bit different, a little changed
i don’t like the things i need to do.
i want things i don’t need.
i don’t have time to waste
but i’m always wasting time.
what’s worth it in the long run sucks right now
what’s worth it right now won’t stick around.
and wrap it in your fingers,
hold me close to you. ❞
after midnight, after a few drinks - the answer is yes.
Unknown (via mulgarath)
i mean i’ve been thinking about you too but when i’m drinking the possibilities are endless
this is summer
this is the rush
this is the feeling and not the thought
this is right now
this is nothing and no one else matters.
this is what we didn’t even know
we were hoping this would happen.
with classes both summer sessions and work, i’ve been keeping myself busy all summer long. i try to make the most out of the downtime that i have and even the smallest moments make a difference.
with summer session over, i’m trying to take full advantage of the two weeks i have out of class. i got this past weekend off from work (friday and saturday) and went up to huntington beach. it was my friend jessie’s birthday weekend - what better excuse to finally visit them in the oc?
i was going to take the train up to irvine and have heather pick me up - but surprise change of plans she came to pick me up in san diego instead (: i am a lucky lucky girl to have friends that love me this much :P
well also, she surfed at shores first, and i sat bitch on the ride up to orange county because her board likes to ride shotty (; haha
because of some unexpected car troubles, we ended up hanging out for a while before heading to huntington beach. jessie asked me how i liked the OC so far. my response was that it was hot as ballz.
heather booked a room at the hyatt for the night. first things first - put the beer on ice. we planned to drink and hang out by the pool, and drink we did. and by the time we hit the pool, drunk i was!
i can’t really go into detail about how we spent our time in the hotel room because it was really just a lot of hanging out and laughing at things that are funny in the moment but not so funny when you try to explain it afterwards. but i do remember that at some point i came to the conclusion that maybe a big reason why we all get along is that we’re all very comfortable with not wearing clothes.
after the pool we went to dinner. the walk was nice. i was trying to take a picture of the beach but i took a video instead /: i did that a lot this weekend. eventually i got it right.
i can’t remember the name of the place but it was hawaiian food. i had fried rice. heather had a fatass sandwich, and jessie had tacos. and we all had drinks. when our food came i contemplated taking pictures first, but we were hungry so fuck it.
and after dinner we stopped for coffee and walked back to the hotel. so many bonfires on the shore, but i couldn’t help but think (out loud) that none of the people around those fires looked like they were having as much fun as us. there were some highschoolers that tried to talk to us. they asked us if we had food, and i, take out box in hand, said that no we didn’t. one kid asked what was in the box then, and i said that there was a dead animal in there - which was technically partially true. i just suck at lying. there’s no way around it.
drained as fuck, we got back to the hotel, put on less clothes, crawled into the king size bed, and watched blades of glory. no one knows what it means, but it’s provocative. it gets the people going!
and then we commenced in the more drinking and then we did that thing that girls do when they get ready and they put on every article of clothing that they packed, as well as every article of clothing that the other girls packed, and then decide on the first outfit they tried on to begin with.
oh and hair. and make up.and mirror pics.and more selfies.
and we went out and we danced because that’s what we do. and we walked back and we crashed, and in the morning us morning people went for a morning walk to grab some morning coffee.
and after we checked out we grabbed breakfast at this place called no ka oi and we ate like kings! i had this fatty cinnamon roll which we all shared (but i’ll admit to eating most of it) and split a breakfast burrito with jessie. heather had pancakes (which was my second choice breakfast but i thought a cinnamon roll AND pancakes would just be overkill).
it was a good mini-vacay but the highlight of the trip might have been the free kitty condo they nabbed at a garage sale on our way back to the car.
heather and jessie dropped me off at the train station in irvine and sent me on my way back to san diego.
i’d never taken the train before. it was a nice ride. i wanted to take a nap but i spent most of the time snapchatting and texting my friend jessica, and coordinating a ride to pick me up from solana beach.
luckily there was someone willing to come get me (: he picked me up on his way to drop a friend off at pendleton so i did a little back and forth along the southern california coast but i didn’t mind. after we left pendleton we took surface streets all the way back down to solana beach and had lunch at fish 101. i’m glad we decided to eat there because i remember driving past a year or so ago and telling myself to try it someday. that someday was yesterday.
we split a dozen fresh oysters to start and i had a coronado orange wit. fish and chips for my entree - i’ve never actually ordered fish and chips before. i mean i’ve had fries, and i’ve had fried fish, but i’ve never had fish and chips. it’s a small thing, but this was exciting to me.
the fries were amazing. the fish was good too, but that’s to be expected. the fries were unexpectedly really really good. they really could have done without the malt vinegar, but i mean, you put fish and chips in front of me and put malt vinegar in the condiment carrier - i’m gonna put the malt vinegar on the fries whether they’re good without them or not. my friend had grilled sockeye salmon with quinoa and asparagus (he’s shmancy). i didn’t decide to take a picture of his plate until he’d already started eating. the picture doesn’t look that great anyway so i don’t wanna post it after all. it was good though.
our meal came out to be pretty pricey! (i think it was his salmon to be honest, cuz my fish and chips was pretty decently priced, and the oyster platter was averagely priced as far as oyster platters come.) but it was a good meal and it was a fun experience to try out a new place.
after a short stop at fletcher’s cove we continued taking surface streets all the way down to torrey pines and just enjoyed driving along the coast and seeing all the beach there is to see.
it was a really good weekend. it was very southern california.
somebody asked me if i’d leave here and move somewhere else like the south. i said i’d consider it. and i would consider it but this weekend has probably shown me that there’s so much out here i probably haven’t even realized yet that i would miss.