So what have I been doing besides spending money? Tuesday evening, after dropping Mommy off at LAX, I stopped by Ruddock to pick up my golf clubs and got a chance to talk with some friends from Tech, which was nice. Thursday, I went for a long (about 2 hours) bike ride. In the evening there was a barbeque for the residents of the San Clemente apartments. I met a couple of Taiwanese engineering students who were pretty funny in that they responded very enthusiastically to everything I said (especially when I said I went to Caltech and that I’ve been playing volleyball for 12 years), and one of them plays volleyball. One of my roommates also plays volleyball and another one is tall and possibly interested in playing volleyball.
Today was a good day. In the morning I drove into Santa Barbara to pick up the surfboard. On the way home, I stopped by a little produce stand and bought three ears of some wonderful local corn. Then I washed and waxed the car until lunch. It was so dirty and now it’s so pretty. (But I think I better sell it soon, since the driver’s window was making kind of funny noises the last couple times I put it down.) By the time I finished lunch it had gotten sunny, so I decided to go down to Campus Point and test out my new surfboard. The waves were really small, but I managed to catch a couple. It was good to just paddle around and get used to the board, which is smaller (7’2’’) than what I’ve surfed with before. I was also happy to find that the water wasn’t as cold as I expected. After surfing, I went jogging, then practiced oboe. I ate my corn for dinner, along with a tomato salad. The corn was so delicious that as I was writing the livejournal entry, I original listed it under “exciting things” I spent money on.
Here are some photos of my apartment (they are also on my shutterfly site):
Three views of my bedroom
bathroom kitchen living room area