Things I have been doing the past couple months/years?
+ If I were to create a word cloud centered around the food I have been crazy about lately, these would be the biggies: Black sesame. Ramen. Matcha. Asian fried chicken. Myzithra. Rib-eye. Macarons. Wine. Chia seeds.
+ Biking. I've went a few times now by myself over to the Foster City part of the Bay Trail. And it is beautiful. Especially at sunset. And the first kind of exercise where I don't need music to distract me. Scenery! The coast, the ocean, crashing waves and shit! So nice. It's been one of my favorite alone-but-not-lonely activities.
+ Artsncrafts. Initially wanted to make a flower crown for my mom on mother's day. Did that. By the end of the day I had made 5 for some of the women in my family. I tend to get super excited about a project which I do finish (pats self on back), but then end up with a pile of some random materials/tools. Coils of wire, tape, colored pencils, paper, bone folder, string, pliers, cutters, blades, paints. And every new project needs new materials. Hopefully I will use these things again. The scratchboards... are another thing.
+ I am also totally boring. Like that is some new discovery. I revel in the daily routine. I love being home and relaxing after workin' it all day. Then on the weekends going back to Concord, or meeting with friends and having double dates. Sho shimpo.
An aside: I feel like when I was single, I was relatively happy. I enjoy being alone and independent, and over time found strength in not needing a crutch to go out and do things in the world. But I did of course have thoughts about what it would be like to find someone. But just like never having pictured my cotillion, or a wedding, my day dreams were definitely not romantic. They did not include romantic trips or sharing my deepest feelings and you know, growing together and inspiring each other, impacting each other's lives in a positive way. Not even sexy stuff. My fantasies would be of waking up together on a Sunday morning and making some breakfast, and then heading out to go grocery shopping. That's not abnormal, right? I didn't even picture us holding hands at any point. Barely even looking at each other. Just casually going about our lives together, the mundane, banal moments. See? Boring. But happy. Lucky. Thankful. And also thankful to know that I can find happiness by myself as well as alongside someone else.
+Sandals for summer! I am too particular and have not found anythingggg. Cognac/brown color with not too skinny straps that can easily slip on and off.
+ Craigslist, always. Also I am toooo particular and want everything gorgeous and also at an amazing deal. Can I live in a Palo Alto/Mtn View apartment that has hardwood floors, that allows dogs and is close to Caltrain? And maybe close to either downtown? And not go bankrupt? Please?
+ Craigslist = dogs. Okay now I'm just being ridiculous with my specifics. Want to rescue/adopt calm, calm dog that can stand their owner being away for 9 hours of the day. Doesn't need to be a puppy. Don't even care which breed, but would prefer a larger dog.
+ Game of Thrones. I want the books/audio tapes but honestly I only care for Daenerys' storylines. Mad Men except it's getting kind of more depressing than usual. And the early 60s style is gone wah! I'm glad I can count on Don Draper not growing some ridic side burns. BUT I do love Stan's mountain man beard.
+ Leeloo always and forever. He is awesome, and his song has changed so much since when I first got him. He's a big boy now.
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