My mind is so exhausted right now but I’m going to blog anyway. I kind of hate these posts because I come back from being out and I’m so happy that I’m like “gotta blog about it!” A few days later, I look at the entry and think it’s too annoyingly xanga-like and no one likes to read those entries. But three years later, these are the entires that are more interesting to me, because then I remember little things that I thought I would never forget, but somehow had. So I guess it’s useful to write these anyway, especially when I’m still in the euphoria of the moment.
My hair still smells like meat – so whoever is ellipticalling next to me tomorrow morning is in for a surprise. Today I met up with Lucy to go to DALY CITYYY. Most of our Bart ride was talking about how we are still friendless in terms of having friends we can walk with at graduation. I am PAVING THE ROAD. Setting the stones. I always say “setting the stones” when that’s not even a phrase. Well, I’m making it a phrase. I’m determined to make a good friend before Thanksgiving weekend, because if you don’t make a friend by then, it’s pretty much over for fall semester.
Got to Daly City around 1. Li-Ting surprised me with A FRUIT TART YUM YUM!!! She’s such a spoiler. As in she spoils people, not that she spoils plotlines. She told everyone that I was so excited over my fruit tart that I didn’t bother unlocking the car door to let Lucy in. That may be true. Well, we drove to her place and watched the Cal vs. UCLA game with Tiffany. I ❤ Tiffany. Tiffany is never going to read this because she is too busy working at Yahoo. And learning everything there is to learn about life.
Soo Jin woke up at 3pm and arrived so we drove to Sunnyvale, home of Laura, and ate at Palace BBQ Buffet. God, meat buffet. I really do not enjoy meat buffets foodwise but they are fun to go to for social reasons. Especially because in all my friend groups, I am not the one who has to handle meat preparation. After an excessive amount of meat, two helpings of Korean potato salad, a taste of some truly horrible red bean soup, and two bowls of delicious sweet rice soup, we drove to a bakery to get shaved ice. It was TERRIBLE. SO MANY THINGS IN IT. Ice cream, shaved ice, red bean, fruity pebbles, bananas, honeydew, strawberries, and strawberry syrup which was the worst. I ate a major portion of it … so to recap I had several plates of meat in my stomach, but it was the few drops of syrup that did me in.
Then back to Li-Ting’s/Tiffany’s for more fruit tart. Also, we got to pick at Tiffany’s brain. She knows everything about everything. Like, EVERYTHING. I said “I want to take you back to Arcadia and have you meet all my friends so we can all realize how dumb we are.” Everytime I get together with Tiffany, Ryan, or Angelica, (and every one of Ryan’s friends) I spend the next 48 hours of my life thinking “MY GOD there are some truly brilliant people out there and I am so unknowledgable about things. And not only are they super geniuses, but they are so sociable too.” And then I think about ways I can better my life, such as reading newspapers and books and paying attention to the world. I never follow through. I am just satisfied knowing that … I’ve met so many crazy awesome people in my few years in college. A lot of people who are really inspirational to me and motivate me to do more so I can feel worthy of being their friend.
Example of Tiffany’s brilliance: At meat buffet, someone was like “hey my mussels aren’t orange” and Tiffany said something like “I think the orange ones have a stronger taste. Probably because they consume more plankton” and all of us laughed. And she said polymer and we looked at each other and grinned. And while explaining mosquito bites she said proboscis and we laughed.
So we sat at their place for about two hours, trying to come up with questions. And then bringing up random things. So fun.
I realize now that except for my aptmates, whenever I get together with my friend groups, it feels like a REUNION. It’s no longer just us hanging out, like when we would just see each other in between classes. Now everything is … a reunion! Like after college started, when I go home for break it’s only for a little bit and I know I’m returning to normal life after. It feels a lot more fleeting, like you really have to take advantage of the moment. And then that happened with RCSA too, like when we went to Vancouver. Meeting up in the airport was a reunion, instead of … I guess a get together. And now when I hang out with all these people who have started work, it’s kind of like a reunion too. I think the difference is that at the end of the night, I go home thinking “gosh that was fun … I wonder when the next time will be” whereas if it were a regular hangout, you wouldn’t even think about the next time, you just know it’s going to happen.
I hope I have more reunions. But I also hope I find a new group to do things with that aren’t reunion-feeling. There are so many movies I want to watch … and a couple restaurants I have yet to try. Need to make new friends! Senior year group – where are you! I’m going to find you … by the end of next week. HAHA.