no more pictures till it's fixed.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I was unable to blog or facebook during my trip, which was probably a blessing in disguise; i spent more time with people. I also only took pictures with acacia's camera, so there won't be any on here...sorry.
This past month has been crazy! I am still trying to process all the conversations i had and people i met(or met again). I've been to Maryland twice, and visited St John's as many times, but this was the first time it's been my school. It was awesome, and exhausting. Things take on a whole different life when they become yours. i love it.
The whole family was together for the first time since christmas last year..i love being able to walk through Annapolis and run into little groups of family everywhere i go. I got to see acacia, and i can't wait to be in school with her next year. when she went off to st john's, conversation seems to have taken on a whole new meaning for her. it's been difficult for me to keep up, but now i have a ray of hope that by the end of next year we will be on a similar level. she is in georgia right now, and i miss her. no random 6am Saturday wake up calls. I'm working on getting skype so we can talk over the internet. i seem to have fallen behind the times, acacia emailed me telling me to get skype, and i had to look up what it was...hmm. the same thing happened with my dad the other day, he mentioned twitter, and i had to have him explain to me what the site was for. needless to say, i haven't been online much lately.
The first week was fun and incredibly busy. run here-run there-go back to start-pay a fine. i had a great time.
The second half of the trip was very weird(in a good way). I had a day of airport horror that i will not go into, and finally arrived in orange county at around 4pm on wednesday. Per picked me up from the airport and we had a great conversation on the drive back to her house. she is lovely. during my visit she kept saying that her hair made her look like a bald eagle, but i think it's beautiful. we got home, ate dinner, then i went for a walk. I haven't really walked around Claremont in over two years, and during that period, my fairytale village has disappeared. there is a whole new development that the Claremonters call "New Pasadena". an accurate title. a little chunk of city in a small town. i don't live there anymore, so i can't complain. but now i don't have a place to revisit all my childhood memories. only the people are left, and i guess that's the only thing that truly matters.
I went to a series of parties over the span of the next five days. it was an interesting experience. I've spent the past four years avoiding anything "high school" and here i was, dropped right into the last week of senior year. i had fun, it seemed like every time i turned around i ran into someone from my 4th or 7th grade classes. friends and acquaintances. it was great, they're all grown up now(kind of).
thursday-sunday was spent in Claremont. Annie picked me up on monday morning and i spent the day with her and had memorial day party with her boyfriend steve and her roommates(which was a lot of fun). i got very sunburned. On tuesday morning, she dropped me off at Evan's new studio in pasedena. We spent a couple hours talking in his garden, then he had to go work for his aunt. I spent the afternoon hanging out with huxley and looking at all his new glass creations. later, he took me for a ride on his bike to see the neighborhood. we went shopping, and made dinner...lost track of time talking, got back to the k-d's house very late. it was a nice visit, hopefully we can do it again soon.
On friday grandma drove up from palmdale to visit with per and me. She and i picked up coffee, walked around the village, and then met up with per for lunch. it was great to see her. I've really missed her company. (thank you for a wonderful afternoon grandma!)
there was only one picture i managed to take during my trip, it's of grandma carol and me. i can't upload it right now, so you'll have to wait.