Sprang into Summer
Blogger: Madi Tsuji
As the title of the post may imply, we all really did spring into summer so fast that I can barely wrap my head around the last month. Is it really already June? The last four weeks of the semester were OUT OF CONTROL with finals, projects, papers, friends, going out, staying in, spending time with seniors and friends I won’t see until 2013 (remember? I’m going abroad!), working, tanning, hiking, exploring the city, eating out, dealing with a car crash (we all survived don’t worry), and just living life (seriously, shower time took up a lot of my last 4 weeks… I mean if you go to the gym and the pool and the beach and run around in the sun a girl’s gotta rinse off!). Umm, done oversharing now.
My drive home was interesting. Since I’m going to be abroad in the fall, I didn’t want to keep things on campus in storage (I stored six 18x18x18 boxes last year. SIX.) so I stuffed everything I owned into my car. My car is a 4 door Civic that we affectionately call “little car”… the name says it all. Driving the thing so full of stuff was terrifying. Like every time I changed lanes was a total leap of faith since I couldn’t see out any window except the driver’s side and front (obviously) and it is a miracle nobody died during my drive home. If you are driving from Seattle to L.A., I 100% recommend staying a night in Ashland (like I did last summer, holla @drewvv) or Yreka, like I did this time. The people there are real nice, y’all, and there’s a Walmart!!!!! I’d never been in one of those before – it is seriously a miracle that they can fit so much stuff into one store. I guess that’s why they call it a superstore?
Seattle is gray as heck right now and FREEZING. I miss L.A.’s beautiful weather so much it hurts, and I am quickly sinking into a deep depression probably caused by a Vitamin D deficiency. It took me a few days to get settled back in, another few days to catch up on sleep, and now I’m about to start looking for a job. My parents are not particularly impressed at my accomplishments so far this summer: I have finally figured out how to give myself a blowout (ladies, do NOT pay $30 for one at a dry bar. DIY!), I can ambidextrously paint my nails, I can now sleep for 16 hours straight, etc. Gotta get out there and make them proud… will keep you posted.
Instagrams from my life:
Poppies in Cap Hill, my favorite fruit, and Seattle on uncharacteristically good behavior.
Stuff I have coming up: nothing. And it feels so good!!
Til next time,
PS. My last post was so awful that I didn’t even remember writing it… selective memory. I blame being a high strung stressed out crazy person. On that note: do you, everybody, do you.