This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.
I can’t really say that it feels like January 1st 2014. I can’t really say that yesterday felt like December 2013 either. Time is a very funny phenomenon here in SoCal, it doesn’t quite function the same way it does back home. Strange.
Right now I have the worst cold ever (but I guess people here would call it the flu, they don’t seem to know the difference between the two) and that resulted in a very calm and mellow New Year’s Eve. The whole day was spent in bed reading Allegiant. I finished probably 600 pages out of 1100. Not too bad! (Sometimes I get weird versions of books when I download them…)
After that my hostdad’s sister with family came over. It was fun to meet the cousins to the kids. Chad also came over and we had a very nice and big dinner with rib roastbeef (or something, it was good anyway), potato au gratin, chanterelle sauce, sweet potatoes and some vegetables. It was so good, especially the chanterelle sauce (sv: kantarellsås). Me and Chad were headed out to another party so we left when we were done eating. But before we left I gave my hostparents the 2014 wall calendar I made with pictures of the kids. They really liked it :).
I put on my super gorgeous Abercrombie dress and Chad drove us to his brother’s friends’ party. We were only there for like three hours. He was driving and I was sick so we got tired at 1am and went home. The two first hours were spent playing a drinking game called Cards Against Humanity which was just too hilarious! One person draws a question card and the rest put one of their five cards down that fits in the blank of the question card. The last one to put a card in the pile drinks. The person who drew the question/statement chooses the best and worst answer. The best gets to hand out a drink to anyone and the worst has to drink. “In 1,000 years, when paper money is but a distant memory, ______ will be our currency.” My answer, and the best, and which made everyone almost roll on the floor laughing their butts off: “Getting so angry that you pop a boner.” You can download the game and print it yourself if you want to. I’m definitely gonna do that.
This day, the first day of the year was pretty mellow. I felt awful, and not because of the one glass of champagne from the night before, but my cold got worse and it felt like my head was gonna blow up because my nose was so stuffed! I spent the whole morning in bed and didn’t get up until like 1pm when we drove to the beach to play some beach volleyball. I didn’t play of course, I was sitting in a beach chair reading and watching the ocean for dolphins and whales. There were no dolphins today but I did see a lot of whales, that’s the reason why I didn’t finish the last 200 pages in the book, I was staring at them too much. At least four whales pretty close to the shore, it was awesome.
The sky was completely blue, the sun was warming but the wind made it a little bit chilly but I managed almost until sunset.
We had Chinese for dinner and watched The Lone Ranger before I went home. Now I really need to get in bed. I think I have a fever and my nose is so stuffed. My throat has started hurting now as well. So I really hope it isn’t tonsillitis! It’s nice that I’m only gonna work 4 hours tomorrow.
I’m not super excited about this year but I will try to make the best out of it anyway! (Definitely the new and improved me speaking!)