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The working out every day for a week thing didn’t go so well, but, realistically, I knew that going in. I almost didn’t go to the gym tonight because today was super annoying and work has been (and is going to continue being) super stressful. Then I realized that what I needed more than anything else was to get to the gym. Get some endorphins pumping. It was a good call. I walked/ran for about ten minutes, then headed into yoga. The little hispanic lady was teaching, and it was super laid back tonight, not very strenuous, which I don’t think I could have handled. It was amazing. I feel AMAZING. Ready to tackle the homework I have tonight. Ready for work tomorrow. Ready to catch up.

On a COMPLETELY different note, I went to Sacramento today. It sucked, but coming home I discovered that about 45 minutes away is SIX FLAGS DISCOVERY KINGDOM. AND that a season pass is only like $5 more than buying a ticket at the gate. GUESS WHO’S GETTING A SEASON PASS. Oh yes, it shall be mine! I am SO excited about this. AND apparently, there’s ANOTHER amusement park EVEN CLOSER! This will be awesome!

I also spent a good portion of today talking to our mechanic about cool places to visit & hang out around here, so I’ve got a few ideas in mind for excursions and road trips. Yay.

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Yesterday, The Queen of Fucking Everything posted about not eating sugar for a week, which is an awesome goal! One in which I would like to participate, except, HAHA YEAH RIGHT, I have Easter candy and ice cream sitting at home, and y’all are crazy if you think I’m gonna let that shit sit around for a week. Ain’t happening. Anyways, as a compromise, I have decided that I’m going to exercise every day for the next week, starting last night. Though, I almost didn’t make it last night because of the aforementioned Easter candy and ice cream, but I went and ran for a few minutes before a late yoga class. I wasn’t sure about the yoga class because it started out slow, but ended up being totally awesome.

I just found this hilarious blogger, and she has a really great list of stuff she wants to do before she dies. An idea I might totally steal. Some of them are obviously more long term (have sex in all 50 states…I have 49 to go), but some of them are easy things to do RIGHT NOW (write one handwritten letter or card once a week for a year, and I have all that dang stationary!), and I think this could be a good way to force myself to GET OUT and DO STUFF and also to maybe spend more time ENJOYING this life I’ve got. This weekend, I’m gonna sit myself down and come up with a list of things *I* want to do and accomplish in my life.

I have lived in the Bay Area now for about two months, and it has taken that long for me go into the city on my own. I drive into the city just about every Sunday for church, but I usually leave straight from there and certainly don’t spend any time exploring.

I needed to do some Christmas shopping and wanted to get some cool local type things, which I absolutely would not find in Fremont. I knew there were cool shops and street fair type people by the Ferry Building, so I took myself to 511.org to plan my trip. Thankfully, all I needed was one train from the Fremont Bart Station to the Embarcadero Station.

I may never drive into the city again. I absolutely HATE driving on the freeways and in the city; I can feel my blood pressure rise every time I start to merge onto the 880, so it was really nice to not have to worry about traffic or parking or having a heart attack because California drivers are AWFUL. The trip took less time than it would have taken me to drive into the city, not to mention the amount of time it would have taken for me to find parking, plus I got to do homework on the trip. The homework wasn’t fun, but the possibility of doing things other than driving is exciting: I can knit! Or read! Or nap! Except I wouldn’t nap because I would DEFINITELY miss my stop and end up riding the train around all day.

So I get to the Embarcadero station and head for the Ferry Building. My plan for shopping would have been AWESOME, except that it has been raining for like 40 days and nights, or something equally ridiculous, like more than 2 hours, so many of the street vendors did not show up. This did not deter my excitement and sense of adventure, and I had a lovely time wandering around the shops inside the Ferry Building. There was a trio playing holiday music, which was fun to see, in addition to the usual things to see (Tasty Salted Pig Parts! $5 charge for whining! Praise the Lard!).

From there, I hop on the cable car to Chinatown, which was cool, but the most exciting part of it was definitely seeing groups of people dressed as Santa! (And an Easter Bunny. And a couple of leprechauns.) I wish now I had asked where they were all going and if I could come along. What an adventure that would have been!

By that time I was tired and wet because it had been RAINING and OF COURSE I don’t own an umbrella, even though THREE DAYS before, I almost purchased one. I swear to God, I will listen to that niggling voice from now on. And so I went home, pleased with the day’s adventure.