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So, a bunch of things have occurred since we last talked, internet!

1. I dropped out of [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang. *sadface* I probably could have pushed to get my story done by the deadline, but I'll be traveling during that week (on the Pacific NW Roadtrip of Awesome), and would really rather concentrate on having Fun Times than revisions. Plus internet access will be hella iffy - I think we'll be in the uninhabited northeast corner of California on posting day, and at Crater Lake the day before.

However, I still really love this story and will get it finished sooner or later. Preferably sooner so that I can stop hogging all of the library's Berlin Airlift books. (Also, historians, why do you hide all the hilarious stories in the endnotes?)

2. The husband and I went to Outside Lands with a few friends. Outside Lands is SF's music festival, smaller than Coachella, but with much better food. It was Abhi's first music festival, and so fantastically organized and with so many great bands (oh, the scheduling woes of three great bands on three stages at the same time) that I fear I've ruined him for anything else.

long list of who we saw, and more importantly, what we ate )

3. We went to the SF Street Food Festival in the Mission last weekend, and I will not detail even more food again, but it was delish and I love this city and its wack-a-doodle chill folks.

4. If you got all the way through that, then you rock, and should fill out this meme I've genked from all over, especially if you're a new person!

meme )

Edit:
5. There's a five that I forgot! I'm in the process of making a number of mixes for my best friend, who has been temporally transferred from her home in Bangalore to work on a project in England (somewhere... not London). Anyways, we're jogging buddies, and she's been having motivational issues, so I'm pulling together a bunch of fun songs to run to. One mix will be Bollywood, one will be dance/electric, one will be un-ironically awesome pump-it-up songs like Eye of the Tiger, and one will be indie-ish summer-y stuff. And maybe more, depending.

If anyone has song suggestions, they'd be extremely welcome. I'll post the mixes here once I get them all done. I've never really pulled together my running music, so this has been a fun process. (And also needed - see above for all of the nomnomnoming of unhealthy fried food I've been doing of late. But it's so worth it. *still dreaming about funnel cake*)
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I got back from my week of surf camp last Friday, and then spent most of the weekend passed out.

It. Was. So. Awesome.

Despite being a water fiend in general, I never had much of a chance to surf when I was a kid (I raced sailboats with my dad instead). The few times I have gotten out on a board have been some of the best hours of my life, no joke. So when we moved back to California from DC, I decided I was going to take up surfing as my sport of choice. Thus, surf camp.

It may have been the best vacation of my life. )
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This weekend pretty much rocked from start to finish.

First: Two Door Cinema Club at the Fillmore on Thursday night. Walked from the office in SoMa through the Tenderloin (which was looking nicer than I expected it to) to Japantown, where I grabbed some quick sushi before meeting up with Abhi and a friend & getting in line. We didn't get Fillmore apples on the way in, but, hey, wabi-sabi and all that. Everything else was amazing. The opening acts were good, the crowd was churning, totally in a mood to dance it all out, and the venue was perfect for the intimate, pumped up performance of Two Door Cinema Club (oh, Fillmore with your chandeliers, bouncy dance floor, killer sound system, and psychedelic posters, I love you). It was the band's last performance of their tour (other than playing at Coachella), so they gave it all too. And to top it out, we got free posters on the way out.

I've been listening to Two Door Cinema Club every free moment since. If you haven't heard of them, well...


Second: My grandparents were in town this weekend, so Abhi & I headed over to my dad's for some good food and card playing until late at night on Friday. Rinse and repeat Saturday night too. Lots of Oh Hell, 29, and Dummy Rummy.

Third: Played cricket with a bunch of Indian friends (mostly Abhi's coworkers & one of mine, plus a few random people) on Saturday morning. I dropped an easy catch while fielding, but manged to get a fair number of runs in while batting, at least for a white person. They all enjoyed laughing at how I kept dropping the bat after a hit, rather than running with it. Muscle memory from pick-up baseball in grade school, I guess.

Fourth: Sleeping and reading most of the day away Sunday. Although we did take a nice walk with the dogs (the weather? GORGEOUS) to the tandoori wrap place a couple of miles away for lunch. And I did some storyboarding for a ST vid I desperately want to make, so, um, there was some productivity? Mostly it was just a perfect lazy Sunday.

aaaaand... back to the work week. I'm still a bit sore from cricket, which means I need to step up the exercise to get ready for surf camp this summer.

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