April was a good month, a really good month.
First, though I’ve tried to keep it on the DL (people still use this terminology–“Down Low”–correct?), I think it’s become fairly obvious that I have been dating a new dude. This may seem abrupt to any non-friend/family-member-readers of my blog (shout out to the two or three of you!!!) but the truth of the matter is it was not. Though I love my ex with all my heart, we were over a long time before actually calling it quits. I still don’t have a single bad word to say about the man–he was, without a doubt, one of the best human beings I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. We just weren’t right for each other. For starters, he deserves someone far less crazy. And I? I desire someone far more crazy.
Enter my new boyfriend.
I’m not going to write about how happy this guy makes me, for fear of jinxing whatever the hell weird thing it is we’ve got going on. To be honest, it makes me nervous to even mention the fella at all. Who knows where we’ll be in a couple of months? All I know is that right now I am having the time of my life with someone unlike anyone I’ve ever met before.
Anyway, whatever. One of the reasons April was so dope was because I got to spend a weekend in my favorite city on planet earth, San Diego, with the aforementioned new dude. We bar hopped downtown, took a ferry to Coronado, saw not one but TWO Padres games, AND…one of our friends even got so drunk she actually peed her pants! It was awesome! I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard and had so much fun. Not just when this chick peed herself, but like, the whole trip in general. Here are a few pics from that glorious weekend:
You may have noticed that I’ve censored my new dude. Again, just trying to avoid any potential jinx-age.
In addition to our San Diego getaway, New Dude and I attempted to cross off a bucket list item of mine: banging at a drive-in movie theater. Although we were unable to bang (who knew drive-ins were still such happenin’ venues?!), I did enjoy my first drive-in experience. We saw Captain America 2, which kinda sucked (#DCgirlforlife), but whatever. The company and Jersey Mike’s sandwiches we snuck in were GREAT.
April is also the month of Easter. You probably already knew that. But the special thing about this particular Easter was that it happened to fall on the same day as Greek Easter. In my family, Greek Easter was always a way bigger deal than “Real Easter.” And even though I wasn’t near my family to celebrate in our normal fashion, I kept the tradition alive by making tsougrisma eggs for my own enjoyment. I think it made my YiaYia pretty proud.
Other cool stuff that happened this month:
I dyed my hair blonde! Like, hella blonde. Not just the last few inches, wimpy ombre shit I normally rock. We’re talkin’ root-to-split-end BLONDE, yo! Check it:
^FYI, that’s not a duck face. It’s just how I smile when there’s a camera pointed at me. If you don’t believe me, you can consult the 12-years-worth of yearbook photos I’ve got that prove so. Don’t be a dick.
I started working out! No, seriously! I got a membership at Las Vegas Athletic Club and have actually been going there and attempting to utilize their scary exercisical machinery! In addition to frequenting this particular meat market a few times per week, I’ve been seeing a personal trainer at City Athletic Club. It’s only been a few weeks, but I’ve already noticed some improvements in my slightly chubby, 13-year-old-boyish figure.
^Oh yes I did just post that!
I found a ukulele teacher! Here’s a quick vid of the few cords I learned during my first lesson with him:
There’s been some other cool stuff to happen this month, too. I went to my first Vegas Foodie Fest! (Sushi Burrito, where you been my whole life?!) and booked a flight to Reno next month to watch my baby brother graduate from college. I finally got to check out the Container Park in Downtown LV that everyone’s been hyping, and went clubbing for the first time since I can even remember. News flash: I still suck at clubbing.
So that’s a long blog post that has nothing to do with writing and everything to do with me, me, ME! Sorry ’bout that. But also kinda not sorry. Because as much as I love writing to share stories with other people, I also sometimes write to get the good times down on paper so that years down the road, when I’m down and blue, I can reflect on the times when I felt happiest.
April 2014 was definitely one of my happiest times :)