Yesterday was my birthday as some of you know...by the way, thanks to all those who wished me a happy birthday! I greatly appreciated it :D
Anyway! So I went to work with mom around 12:30 after a long shower. On the way there we stopped at the bakery to pick up my cake. It was so prettyful, chocolate with purple and blue flowers and purple words and some lace trim! Then we headed to work and put the cake in the kitchen's big walk in fridge. OMG, that fridge was wonderful. It was so wonderfully coooool. I just wanted to stay there all day, alas we couldn't. Then we went into the office and stayed until four. It was so busy today! People coming in all the time, the boss in a strange mood, phone ringing off the hook, etc etc. I saw my English tutor, he's a teacher there. His last day is Wednesday actually, he's going to Vegas for a better deal. Been with mom's place for years, we'll miss him. I did my normal job, filing. I'm pretty fast at it and I feel good earning money by working.
A little after four we headed back home. I checked my email and changed out of my work clothes, blouse and skirt. I hate wearing skirts, I hate it! Anyway, then we headed to my brothers to pick him up then to grandma's to pick her up and my brother's wife. After that we headed out to Paradise Cove in Malibu, just south of Zuma Beach. It was a lovely drive. On the news they were talking about all south facing beaches getting major waves this whole week. Well the waves on the drive up there were intense, five feet minimum! So we got there and I headed to the beach right there to take photos and just smell the sea breeze. As I was gazing at the raw power of nature I was thinking to myself how appreciative I am to be able to grow up in such a wonderful place. The Los Angeles area can be shallow true, but it's my home. I grew up here, even if I live out of state L.A. will always have a place in my heart. The beach wasn't my preferred type (shells, drift wood) but it was wonderful. It was clean, the birds were being friendly, it was windy, and the waves were powerful. I took about 93 photos of the ocean and pounding surf, I'll delete some but I'll also be posting some. It nearly brought me to tears looking at nature's power. Yes, I was a little emotional but nature does that to me.
Then my cousins and aunt and uncle finally showed up. Good times! They are from Oregon, central actually; Eugene. I loved Oregon and love visiting them. I prefer Northern Oregon but Eugene is just gorgeous. I get along better with my younger cousin, Ben, who just turned 15. He's a thespian, really into performing. He was filling me in on his latest performances. He was in Full Monty, Grease, and a few others. He told me how Anthony Rapp came to his theater and talked to them. Since he's a performer (my cousin), he stayed late and actually had dinner with Anthony. It was nice to hear (zomg yodallama!). Told me some other stories. I have a lot more in common with him then my 18 year old cousin Dayna. Ben and I both enjoy theater, just hanging with friends and not partying, reading, politics, etc. He's such a mature teen, I adore him. Always have, always will :D
I had fish and chips with a pineapple\peach margarita. Originally I got a drink called a peach mojinto but I did not like it. Too much mint and I don't like mint. So I gave that to my brother and ordered the margarita; can't go wrong with one of those! Hmmm it was so damn good! The fish was also tasty. Boxed that up for the rats (they are eating it now). Had my birthday cake, from the restaurant. It was a foot long and 3 inches thick, cut it up for everybody. Yummy! From my relatives I got an iTunes gift card. Also got a card which I always love. My aunt, uncle, and female cousin just signed it but Ben actually took the time to put a little thing in it. I really appreciated that little extra sentimentality :)
After that we all headed back to grandma's for a few minutes. On the way there I took some night shots of the coast, they all came out with that cool light squiggle effect, you'll see what I'm talking about when I post the photos.
Hung out at grandma's for awhile. Ben and I giggled over Jingle Cats and I made a list of stuff from my music list that he wanted me to burn. I didn't realize his birthday was March 30th so I felt all bad. It's okay though, he'll be getting a bunch of burned cds so yay for him!
Then we headed to 7-11 to pick up milk. Today (Tuesday), my best friend and her husband will be hanging out for the day. Movies, cake, and milk! We didn't cut the cake last night so we'll be doing it together, yay for bonding over cake cutting! We were out of milk and can you imagine eating a really rich chocolate cake with no milk!? Or, if you are lactose intolerant, without whatever you usually down it with!? Horror!
Haha, okay so I'm burning cds right now and reading fan fiction. Three cheers for well written fan fiction!
For now, here's the other shots I took yesterday
I made a friend! Isn't he cute!?
Dayna and Ben :)
Light squiggles! Taken from the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)
These squiggles make up the Santa Monica Pier
Coast line :)
Ocean photos later, sleep now