Whoo, it’s the fourth day of winter break, and I am so wonderfully relaxed. No more tests, no more classes, no more alarms, no more waking up at 8:30 for 9 am orgo! It’s noon right now, I woke up an hour ago, and the only time I got out of bed was to eat a very healthy breakfast, made up of some snickerdoodles that my sister baked and milk. And now, here I am, writing to you, my dear readers, as I lay in bed, using my Squishable [an early Christmas present] as a pillow.
Just kidding. I’m getting out of bed to grab my camera so I can take a picture of the Squishable.
See? Isn’t It adorable? ^_______^ Hehehehe.
And a webcam picture so you can see just how big and cuddly it is:
Anyways, this life is great. I’ve been getting a ton of sleep by going to bed before midnight and waking up after 10 am these past few days. Also, I’ve got a massive collection of the complete works by Oscar Wilde to keep me company; that man is brilliant. I’m currently in the process of rereading The Picture of Dorian Gray. It’s been so long since I’ve read for fun. The only reading I do at school is of textbooks, sheet music, and “The Tech”, the [rather unreliable and not especially up-to-date] school newspaper. All of last year, I had a copy of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer next to my bed, but I never got a chance to read it. Hm, maybe I’ll read it over this break. :D
Oh, remember how I mentioned that my parents sold my car? That’s resulted in me having very limited mobility. Unlike Pasadena, where everything worth going to is within a mile of Caltech [restaurants, grocery stores, the bank, Target] or maybe three miles, if you want to venture to Old Pas for nicer restaurants and shopping, the suburbs of Phoenix are far less compact. Also, Phoenix isn’t especially pedestrian/bike-friendly, as plenty of roads don’t have bike lanes, and some stretches don’t even have sidewalk… >_<
However, I decided to bike to the mall yesterday and get some Christmas shopping done! The first bike I grabbed from our garage had its brakes twisted funny along the handlebars, which I didn’t notice until I’d almost left the neighborhood. So then I took my mom’s bike, but the seat was a bit too low. Whatever. I left anyways. 5.5 miles later, I was at the mall! :D I cooled off while browsing through Barnes and Noble. I went to Godiva and sampled a piece of a gingerbread truffle. I wandered through Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, and the party dress section of Dillards, where I tried on this ridiculous sequined dress. I also went to Nordstrom to look through their perfume section! I took a whiff of Katy Perry’s ridiculously sweet new perfume and tried out the newest Juicy Couture perfume, “Peace, Love, Juicy Couture.” It was heavenly. ^_^. Now that I was done with the windowshopping for myself and managed to avoid spending any money on myself, it was time to start the Christmas shopping, which was successful. Finally, after two hours at the mall, I left with presents for my sister and mom, which were all thankfully able to fit in my string backpack. Otherwise, I don’t know how I would have managed the bike ride back home… And then, three hours and eleven miles later, I was back at home.
Anyways, that’s it for this blog. I’ll write soon, as there are still events from the last weeks at school that I want to write about.