Thursday, July 29, 2010

Diary of a Shut-In

So I've had the blinds in my apartment closed pretty much all summer, mostly to keep it cool without having to use the air conditioner. Surprisingly, it has done an excellent job, even if the my apartment resembles a dungeon most of the time. On this particular day, I broke from tradition and opened up the blinds around 6 o'clock to let some light in. Looking around, I get the weirdest feeling... almost like my apartment is naked. I feel so exposed.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Radio or Mind Waves?

Yesterday I was driving in the car with Eshan and his sister. A song came on the radio that sounded SO familiar to all of us, but we couldn't figure out what it was. Unfortunately, no words were sung (since it was near the end) so it remains a mystery. However, during that time, Eshan's sister stated that it sounded kind of like an 'Ace of Base' song. Eshan and I agreed, and briefly sung a snippet of one of their songs. Once the mystery song ended, I pressed the 'seek' button once to find a new radio station. It found reception and a familiar tune began to echo throughout the car; it was "All That She Wants" by Ace of Base! So crazy!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ice Cream Paint Job

Since my car is relatively old and pretty much sits in the sun all day, it needed a paint job. For those of you that don't know, my car is a dark navy blue. When I got my car back a few days ago, it was very noticeably purple! So we had to take it in again, because they admitted that the color didn't come out right. Eventually I got my car back and it looks great! There's still a little purple in it but that's only if the sun hits it just right. Which brings me to my next point; I get to have my car up in Davis this year! Woot! Yeah, i'm pretty excited about that.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Amazing Catch: The Sequel. The Catch Strikes Back

So not too long ago I wrote about an incredible catch I had while biking past a softball game. For those of you that don't recall, I was biking by a game, caught a foul ball as I biked, threw it back and continued on my way, all in one motion. Well today, against all odds, the catch has returned, though not to me. Again it was in softball, and my supervisor friend, Will, got into the 'Gator' golf cart thing to drive over to another field. As he drove away, a foul ball was hit along the first base line. He looked back, hesitated for a second, then caught the ball out of the air AS HE WAS DRIVING. He threw it back to the field amongst cheers and claps of admiration (deservedly so- it was stupendous) and continued driving away. The crazy thing was- not 10 minutes earlier I was telling him about my biking catch! How ironic.


My Mom got a Facebook, look out! aghhh. Do your parents have Facebooks? I had to help my Mom set one up today. I think everything went way over her head.

Monday, July 19, 2010

We All Float On Alright

Spent the weekend on the river. Saturday, I floated in an innertube for several hours, helplessly caught amidst several inter-raft water fights along the way. Sunscreen would have been a good idea for my feet and legs, as they got burned quite toastily. Sunday, I stepped it up a notch and rafted me some rapids (along with a bunch of other friends) under the guidance of the lovely Outdoor Adventures. Nobody on our raft fell out, surprisingly, even if our guides made us spin in circles down some rapids. Currently, however, I am back to reality and studying, but plan to participate in many more river-based activities in the near future.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hey Kyle How Are You? I'm Good

So living alone has finally caught up with me; I started talking to myself today, which is not a good sign.


So for any of you who haven't heard, Amber stayed with me for like a week and a half. During that time, she got hit by a car downtown outside of Crepeville. She was just walking across the street! Crazy, right? She got pretty banged up but she's healing. She went home with her mom this morning. Everyone, WATCH YOUR STEP!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Car Wash or Time Travel Machine?

I had been rather neglectful of my car's exterior the past few days, so I decided it was time to give it a bath. Like everything else at Costco, the have a cheap car-wash which you get to ride through while you're inside the car (as opposed to riding outside the car (duh)). (sidenote: I just thought I'd comment on something I'd written, and not change it kind of like a live commentary; and now I'm rambling, and now I'm back). It was my first time, so I assumed It would be cool and I'd be able to see everything as my car gets washed; however I quickly realized that the car gets covered with soap and it gets really dark and hard to see anything at all. At the very end, when the car is getting blow dried, it looks like you're going into hyper drive or something in outer space and all the stars are rushing past you when all of the water droplets are pushed off of your car.

I Need a Break

My friend Ian came to visit for the weekend, all the way from Poway. It was a few days full of extravagant activities with all my friends, including: rope swinging into a river, battling with water balloons, playing cornhole, watching movies, eating Little Caesars and being part of epic comebacks. Quality weekend.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Major Fail

(Salute!) The other day when I was helping my Dad dropping stuff off at people's houses, I did something I thought I would never do. It has become a habit recently that I lock the car door as soon as I get out of the car because I don't have an autolock feature on my key. And since it was a very quick stop I wasn't really thinking. As you guessed, I locked myself out of the car. Worst part is the car was still running when I got out. Hahaha, yeah, I laughed at myself too when I realized what I had done. I had to wait about 15 minutes sitting next to my car for my Dad to come.

Friday, July 9, 2010

No Wonder Kids are Corrupt These Days

Went to go see "Despicable Me" at midnight last night. For those of you that don't know, it is a PG rated movie with children as the targeted audience. After settling down into our seats, the previews began, like usual. However, most of us in the theater were slightly alarmed / confused when the promotions for new movies were Rated 'R' and depicted extreme violence and sexuality. I mean, I know kids these days are tainted, but come on. It showed previews for movies like: Resident Evil- Afterlife, Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps, etc. Partway through the previews, the reel stopped, and we were told to exit the theater to go to the one next-door; the reels had been switched. We passed another crowd of people in the lobby, about to enter our theater, who were equally confused as to why their previews were for kids movies; they had paid to see "Predators." The only downer to the whole thing was that the 'same seats' rule didn't apply while transferring theaters.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day Care

So the other day, some guy decided to bring his baby to the golf course in a stroller. Apparently he thought this was a good idea. He was probably stuck with the kid that day cause his wife had the day off or something. Well my coworker was not to thrilled with this idea and refused to let him play on the course. The other guy was not too happy but decided he would just practice instead. He comes back in a few minutes and asks us if we could watch his kid in the stroller for fifteen minutes while he goes to hit some practice balls. Somehow we got stuck with the kid.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Full Day on my Plate with No Leftovers

So yesterday I was gone pretty much the ENTIRE day. I left my apartment at 7:45 am to bike to campus (I've become Kenny recently, in terms of biking to-and-from campus a lot; however, I don't ride on 'wings of love') Anyways, I worked the youth flag football camp until 'noon-thirty' then attended an organic chemistry review session from one until three, then proceeded to go to my friends apartment to study (not a,b,c) but o-chem, for about, let's say... 5 more hours. So folks, that's a grand total of 7 hours of organic chemistry in one day. WOW! Asha then picked me up from the Colleges (where I was) and we drove to Sam's house in Auburn. It was pretty fun; those are all the details you get. Well, I guess I'll tell you my dinner consisted of chips and salsa, a hot pocket and criss-cut fries - can you say healthy college student??? Haha. We stayed until midnight, then drove back to Davis; my approximate time of arrival was 1 am. WOWZER! Long, fun day. Today, however, was the complete opposite (in a way). I lounged around in the apartment all day, desperately trying to study. Trying, but not always succeeding. Thats it.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

... Where Do I Go?

I am continually surprised at how many people are unaware of how movie theaters work. On many occasions, people come inside the theater, walk up to the concession stand, and say, "Yeah, we'd like two tickets for [movie title]. Thanks." At that point, I get to inform them that tickets are sold outside at the box office. I kind of thought that was the typical location.