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Spring Break Day 2: CALIFORNIA

March 20, 2010

I got back to California today! I’m finally home. I can honestly say I have never felt more at home in California than I do right now. As the plane was flying into the LAX, and I caught my first glimpse of the California mountains, I was immediately consumed with a feeling of, “Oh my gosh! Home! This is where I belong!” I stepped off the plane and into the airport, and it was HOT! And when I walked outside, it was SUNNY! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Chicago. I even love the gloom. But after three months of constant, bludgeoning gloom, I was ready for some beauty, some warmth, some light. And CA delivered. On the car ride back to my house, I was sweating! And that didn’t even bother me.

It is so strange to be back, but in an un-strange way. Let me explain. When I’m back, and I go to all the places I haven’t been to in months, and when I’m home, walking around the house and lounging in my room, I feel like I’ve only just been away. I feel like I was just here yesterday, and that no time has passed. And THAT is the weird thing, because I DEFINITELY haven’t been home in over three months, and it’s strange to me that I feel no different. Today, my Mom and I were driving around Woodland Hills, my home town, and I was passing all of the stores, markets, restaurants and buildings I’d passed thousands of times before I left for college, and when I drive by them now, it feels no different. I guess that means this is really my home. The fact that I can feel so comfortable here after having been gone for so long really shows me that this has been home all along, I’ve just had the wrong mindset about it for so long.

Once I got back, my whole family and I went out to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen, my favorite restaurant in town (even though it’s a chain … back off dude…). It’s so nice to be back with the fam. I missed them so much. I won’t even go into detail about how much I love my family. Each member of my family is so uniquely cool in so many ways, we don’t even have time to delve into that topic. Plus, I’d just sound like I was bragging, so we’ll leave this subject alone.

Tonight, my little sister and I are attending the midnight release party for New Moon. Yes, it will be epic, and no, I am not ashamed to admit that I am actually excited to attend. Yes, the vast majority of people that will be there are going to be overweight, pimply, nerdy pre-teen girls who have no life outside the Twilight series, and no, I am not denying that I am one of them. I have fallen so deeply in love with the Twilight series that I am not even going to deny that I am a die-hard fan anymore. It is my guilty pleasure, it is my sin, it is my drug, it is, quite possibly, my most embarrassing pastime. And yet, I don’t regret one second I have spent reading those books OR watching those movies. Think what you want of me, but, at the end of the day, I’m team Edward all the way, baby.

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  1. March 22, 2010 7:17 pm

    Glad to hear you enjoy being back home. And glad to see new entries in your blog!

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