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Archive for 'Santa Barbara'

My last night out in Santa Barbara

Here’s the 411 on my life lately

I have had a lot going on lately. This is the post in which I bring you all up to date. It might be long-winded, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. Ready? Okay.
A few weekends ago I went to San Diego. I don’t think I ever mentioned it here, but it was an awesome […]

That sounds like something an octopus would say!

For those of you who don’t know me outside of the Land O’Blogs, here is a little insight into my life:
I cannot pronounce big words to save my life.
I know lots of big words. If I see them on paper, I know what they mean. But when I go to use them in conversation… I […]

Fiesta Days

Ei yei yei… I can’t believe it has already been a week since I last posted. Sorry guys. But anyways, Fiesta! Let’s talk about that.
First, it wasn’t as cool as I had anticipated. Yes there were confetti eggs being cracked over everyone’s heads left and right. But other than extra street vendors, more crowds, and […]

Viva la fiesta!

Yesterday marked the beginning of Fiesta Days 2008! (aka Old Spanish Days) It is Santa Barbara’s biggest party of the year. I have never experienced it before, but I have been told by many that it is crazy. Kind of like a smaller version of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, except less boobs…. and more […]

Always looking ahead

I’m not gonna lie, it has been a bit rough since I got back to Santa Barbara. Being back in Michigan and Chicago made me realize how much I actually miss it. I’m sure the summer weather played a role in that since the last time I was in the Midwest there was a snow […]

A perfect Sunday

I’ve been described as having “location anxiety” due to my tendency to get antsy when I’m in the same place for too long… I’ve moved somewhere around 15 times in the past 4 years. Anyway, I’ve recently been feeling that twinge of anxiety coming on… and right on time. It’s usually around the 5 month […]

It’s gonna be a long day!

Tomorrow is summer solstice. (Actually in 12 minutes.) It is the day for anyone who is constantly wishing there were more hours in a day. Not that there actually will be more hours in the day, but ya know… the day just seems longer. I don’t know if I can express how much happier I […]

Paying-it-forward on a smaller scale

I know a lot of people view Southern California as a place where people are fake, self-absorbed, and shallow… and sadly enough, there are a lot of people here like that. But in the past few days I’ve experienced a little wave of kindness from Santa Barbarians (pronounced Bar-ba-rians, not Bar-bare-ians… people here are actually […]

Shake, rattle, and roll!… well, not roll.

I just felt my very first earthquake and I have to say, I’m pretty excited about it. See, I’m from Michigan. We have tornadoes… not earthquakes. When I was a little tyke we had tornado drills in school. They were more fun than fire drills because they didn’t happen nearly as often and kept us […]