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Some High Class, And A Little Hooch

Alright I have to start off by saying that the veganism did not stick. More and more I found myself disagreeing with the vegan ideology. And so I hit it and quit it.

DSC03988.JPGLast weekend at The Water Grill was simply amazing!! For appetizers we had two different kind of oysters, and both were delicious! I didn’t really have a preference… they were just good! (I tried remember what kind of oysters they were but it’s been a while, it’s almost 3 in the morning and I can barely type…) And the bread was perfectttt. I could just like live off of bread, that’s how much I love it, so even though it may seem insignificant it’s very important to me to like my bread. Kay, and then for my first course I had White Chowder with Manila Clams, Weiser Farm Potatoes, and Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Bacon. Deeeelicious! It was so creamy and flavorful; I loved it. Then for a main course I had Roasted Free Range Jidori Chicken Breast. Gooood stuff! And very seafood/meat oriented. If I was there at a really nice restaurant I might as well have enjoyed… hahaha.

Wicked was so entertaining and I really loved it. We sat in the orchestra section, near the stage, but not too close that you can’t see well. It was perfect! Oh goodness, I loved the songs and the storyline. (: Galinda was definitely my favorite just because she was so DARN cuuuute. For those that haven’t heard of Wicked, it was a musical playing at the Pantages theatre for quite a while, and it’s about the “Wicked Witch of the West” from The Wizard of Oz. It was the nicest thing and I’m so appreciative that I was able to go!

Anyway, I am back at my apartment in Santa Barbara by my college campus and let me tell you… even though I only have classes on two days of the week the days are jam-packed with reading and homework. It’s really very stressful… but at least I have four-day weekends to sort of catch up on reading I’m not able to complete during the week. But for sure I am ON IT with the reading… The stuff is really interesting. I’ll write an entire post on my classes soon though since I looove them so freaking much. (:

Alright tonight (or since it’s 3am, last night) my friends and I went to a semi-formal queer party at The Hub, on campus. I loooooved it! Sandy and I danced most of the time but other times I just mingled and danced with some queer boys or lesbians… lol. All I have to say is that a queer boy totally grabbed my vagina while we were dancing hahahaha… (*cough*SKYLAR*cough*). I totally know him… and geeeez he got a little too wild lmao… boy goes down all the way to the fucking floor. Hahaha. And then I danced with a tooon of other gay guys and some girls… including one girl named Carmen (the cutest Asian girl with a boy haircut), who took it upon herself to kiss me. lol. What a darn cutie. But blah… then I found out she’s slept with a friend of mine and then I was like UGH oh hell no. But anyway, besides that it was just so amazingly fun. I totally freak danced, which was a total first for me. It felt like everyone on the dance floor was just sexing it up with clothes on. xD But it was fun regardless so who cares! Ahhhh but I know I am going to be ridiculously sore later today… boooo. -_-;

Anyway, fun times!!!!! (: Ahhh and I went shopping yesterday, too. UGHHH I have a serious shopping addiction. It needs to be fixed, or I need to learn some self-control. Lol… ay.



Since Tuesday I’ve been a supposed vegan, until the end of January. I first watched some video about Veganism mid-December and since then was itching to get back to the apartment to do the whole vegan thing. And Rony, my vegetarian roommate decided to go along and do it with me. Alright so we got back to school and did all this shopping at Albertson’s and Trader Joe’s… and then I realized just how much of my food I was going to have to give up. It didn’t really strike me that fruit snacks have gelatin, or that all my favorite cereals have honey (Honey Comb, Honey Smacks, and Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds). I mean, up until Tuesday I had always proclaimed my dislike for honey… and in fact I don’t put honey in my tea or add it on to any foods. And then… bagels, my other favorite food, of course uses cream cheese. That’s made from milk. And so is butter. Slowly, but surely all my food options were running out! I panicked. Okay, I’m not saying my life revolves around food or anything, but let’s be real, I need that to liiiiive.

Luckily, I ran out of Honey Comb so that was out of the question anyway, and my Honey Smacks was stale. I bought a lot of fruit, and rekindled my passion for oatmeal. Ooh yumm, I can even have oatmeal without any brown sugar. I just love oatmeal. But anyway, okay… I found other options including hummus and pita for dinner. Wheat bread is okay, too. Bread is alright so long as it’s not made with eggs. There were options and I wasn’t dying. I even cooked rice and beans for dinner one night (wow that’s really brown hahaha).

But now, I’ve come home and there was (surprisingly) a box of Honey Comb here. Okay there’s never any food here (well there is now because we hired a cook, but anyway!) and my fave cereal suddenly appears. So I CAVED and had some Honey Comb for breakfast. And again, surprisingly, there was Silk Vanilla soymilk in fridge. So I mean part vegan, part vegetarian? There was also a lot of beef and rice left over from yesterday that the cook made, but I’m not touching that. And then (since the cook is not here on Fridays [blast!]) my mom decides to order pizza. She, but a few minutes prior, YELLED at me for even being vegetarian (she’s a carnivore) so I couldn’t bring myself to tell her I can’t even have cheese. So I caved in again and had pizza for lunch.

interior.jpgAnd now I just got an email from my Aunt Elvia about the plans to go see Wicked tomorrow. We’re having dinner at The Water Grill. They have nothing but seafood there. Trust me, I know because I’ve been there before. 1) I’m not eating meat at all until the end of January (even if I cheat with dairy, eggs, or honey sometimes) 2) I hate seafood. It’s looking like one big hassle, but my family has this tendency of getting upset real quick like so I’m not going to bring it up and just order a salad… ugh. I hate seafood, but my mother looooves it and I have a feeling that’s why we’re going there. My mother is the oldest and my Aunt Elvia, the one inviting us, is the second oldest so she’s always thinking about my mother (who is a big complainer if there is no meat or seafood). AGHHHH.

Anyway, I got my bags from Lulus.com heyyyy! They are totez cute~ I’ll take some pics and post them, if I remember… I always seem to forget to post photos for my blog. FAIL. -_-; The stuff from Asos.com BARELY shipped! They take a really long time to process orders, apparently. Maybe that’s from the amount of orders they get since they seem to be really popular?

Anyway, lesson learned: Food I love and miss will still be there at the end of January. There is no need to panic. *sigh*

The week just begun, really?

The days in which I’m busiest are the hardest to write about. I have to leave again in 15 minutes and I won’t be back until 10pm. I’ve been in my room today a total of 45 minutes (not counting the morning wake up & etc.). I had two classes today, two! And still… my time goes somewhere, doing something. I just don’t know.

At 5pm I have a Community Affairs Board meeting, and I’m just hoping to death it ends soon. Then at 7:30 Sandy, Rona, and I are going to go watch Across The Universe. I’ve already seen it, but it’s part of AS Program Board, and I signed up to go, so whatevz.

I had a student health appointment today. And I have two tomorrow. I gots me another set of pills today. LMAO… I now take 7 pills a day. Well, two Omega-3, and one Centrum. The other pills are daily. Then there are two other medications I can take if I’m too… uppity… or can’t sleep. My life of pill-taking is interesting

Shit, I have to leave in 10 minutes.

I haven’t taken any photos today. It’s stressing me out. In these last minutes I’m going to look for the chargers to my digi-cam and my dslr. UGH, eventually, sometime soon, when I get time, I will put the photos up on the 365 blog. *STRESSSSSED*

Okokok… I gotz 2 go!

Reminder: Prep info for 11am tomorrow. I learned something medical-related today…

Winter Quarter

Today was the first day back to UCSB. It was intensely busy and I barely got back to my dorm at 9pm. Mondays will always be incredibly busy for me because of Associated Students Program Board. I will be posting my schedule for the year as well as all the activities I have to do, just so I can remember how busy I always am.

I had an appointment today at Student Health. Two tomorrow, one on Thursday, and another one next Monday. Going to Student Health is almost like part of my routine these days. Not all the reasons I go are for psychological reasons, though, I swear. However, I’m pretty damn sure I’m going to have to take yet another set of pills on the daily. I’ll find out tomorrow, most likely. Oh wells.

I really really really have to get to my homework for the night. The work load has already begun. *sighs*

More later, I promise.