Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Swirly Whirly

The last few days have been a total blur and complete whirlwind.

Year of spoil indeed!!! LOL

I decided to take a massive road trip in the last few days of April and first 10 or so days in May with some Aussies. My old room mate tossed around the idea, and I said "im in" and plans were well under way. Another of her friends is flying over from Australia to meet us in L.A. and we're going from there. 5 days in LA, 3 days in San Fransisco, 2 days in San Deigo, Over to Vegas for a few days, and then to the grand canyon for a few days. and then back to LA. Should be absolutely amazing. like...Amazing. So if any of you have been to those places (excluding Vegas of course, ive been) make any and all recommendations about dinner, resturants, things to do, and please include links if you have them. This has taken up a lot of time, sorting and organizing....but it should make for some amazing times, and fun posts. We're going to Disneyland for 2 days...and after being in Disney World for 2 days just a few months ago, im going to be disneyed out for the next little while.

Additionally - I decided (yesterday), that enough was enough, and I emailed CSC, as I wrote the test for them months ago!!! I was very nice and professional about it, and 2 hours later, I get an email back saying congratulations!! youve passed, and we're inviting you to write the next test (which is complicated to explain, but its actually 4 sections, and 2 tests on the same day). Coincidence that they emailed me....I guess we'll never know. BUT how exciting is this!!!! This is step 3 out of 4 in the process to becoming a federal parole officer! Woot. I wont even complain about how slow they are...LOL im too excited now.

And im dog sitting this week. My parents are in Jamaica, so im burning my vacation (since i have so much to use before the end of march), so i agreed to watch the dog while they were gone. Luckily, I actually now have a week to study. Ive been working on this all morning, and have a hot date with the library today. If I fail this one, it will be my own lazy fault. (Yautca - I actually thought about how much you study when you have those financial tests, and already tsk tsked myself for not starting yesterdayafter I got the email. LOL)

So thats been my life folks. Trip planning, and future planning. And for the rest of this week, it will be studying, but I will be certain to post the results of the test - which should be greuling and make me want to cry....god knows the last one did.

On a side note - its my dad's 60th birthday tomorrow...and on the 20th, the 12 year anniversary of the death of one of my best and closest friends. Usually this week is very sad for me, but good things are happening, and im in a much better place than usual. I miss you Craig..and Happy Birthday to my dad :)


Anonymous said...

in San Francisco, there's a store that only sells garlic.
roasted garlic juice in a spray bottle.
bring me back some.

Princess Pessimism said...

mmm.....ive looked but they only seem to be in Gilroy. So i called Gilroy...its 2 hours south of San Fransisco. Find me the place, and the address in San fran, and i'll find you the juice.

Anonymous said...

yeah, i think it's the place in gilroy garlicworld.com

i had a bus. card but i lost it

Princess Pessimism said...

Thats who i called....its 2 hours outside of San fran...and did you know that you could order it online and they ship

yrautca said...

Disappointed that Chicago didnt make the list. Although the idea of road tripping with PP and some aussies is appealing. But I suspect you will kill me and bury me in the desert.

jason said...

How exciting, that is one massive road trip. I can't vouch for San Diego cause I've never been, and I'm not that big a fan of LA. However, the beaches are nice in Santa Monica and Malibu. If you get a chance stop by Santa Cruz on your drive up to SF. It's a nice little city. Half Moon Bay south of SF, and Bodega Bay north of SF are pretty cool off-the-beaten-path type places. There's a lot of hiking around the bay area if you like that kind of stuff. I also really like the SF MoMA, and walking around Berkeley.

Christielli said...

Your road trip sounds amazing!!!

I've been to San Fran and loved it! I don't really remember any of the places we ate. I know my friend insisted we go to some Asian fusion place which was all right.

Oh! I do remember one place we ate - but it was in Sonoma. (We did a wine tour one day.) It was called "The Girl & the Fig" and it was so good that we ate there for lunch and dinner the same day!

Anyway, I really love San Fran. My fave part was biking across the Golden Gate bridge. One of my favourite things that I've ever done.

Sorry to hear about your friend. I've been lucky enough to never lose a friend. It must be very hard.

Miss Ash said...

We already talked today but it sounds like an amazing trip, how exciting!! If you find that garlic spray bring me back some too it sounds delightful!!!!

berly02 said...

I loved San Diego.
Nice weather.
Good wine bars and sushi.

Take me with you!! :)

Lindsey said...

Oh man! You sound like you've got so much fun planned!! I am TOTALLY jealous! My current plans are weekends filled with house hunting...much less exciting than a multi-state road trip.

Lindsey said...

P.S. When i first clicked on your page I thought i was clicking on Berly...i was so confused. First I thought, man...this is the most I've ever seen you write, like EVER Berly. Then when you said a 10 day road trip I thought...I cannot believe the hubby is gonna agree to be alone with the kids that long!

Then I got to the end and realized it was you and your typical fabulous self. :)