Man, I haven't been on here very much. I suppose that's to be expected since we just moved and are prepping to move into our permanent apartment this weekend (yay!), but still! I feel like I'm so active these days, and when I'm not active I'd rather be writing or watching Boys Over Flowers... ha! Or the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime that just started last weekend! Did you watch? I loved it! In fact, I'm planning a whole separate post about it. :)
I am loving life in Irvine. Everything here is so convenient and clean! Seriously, I can't believe how clean everything is. It's freaky. We tried out the gym here and have been to the pool many times... although seeing a small swarm of bees up in a palm tree put a damper on it. No pun intended. Although if you hear Matt tell the story, it was actually a bee apocalypse! "A HUGE SWARM!" (I've seen an actual huge swarm so I wasn't too scared of the little one so far away.) He's so funny.
Last week we went to Knott's with his family (hence the pictures above!), which was really fun. I hadn't been to a park other than Disneyland in ages! Their boysenberry punch is delicious, and my favorite ride was... well, whatever that rollercoaster is with the spinning cars. It was oddly relaxing! Never going on a wooden rollercoaster again, though... theirs was genuinely painful. I literally have bruises from it. We also went to his family's for a BBQ on the 5th since that was the day his younger sister came down from the Bay Area. That was lots of fun too!
Matt started work Monday and came home with a mountain of games that they just handed him. Crazy. I'm starting to realize just how big a company it is, it almost feels like a government organization sometimes! For instance, they were all advised at orientation to take their badges off as soon as they leave campus because apparently people will get all up in your face trying to get recommendations for jobs. Matt was the youngest one at his orientation, which was sort of funny to hear about. He said every time he'd think he found someone his age, they'd mention their wife and teenage kid or twenty-year career in the industry and he'd feel like a "little babby" again.
He seems really, really happy, though! He keeps telling me this is the kind of job you stay at for a good, long time. Like this place is top of the line, dream job status. So I think it's safe to say we're staying in Irvine for a good long while (YAY!).
- I'll definitely, definitely regret it if I don't.
- It'll be a really fun experience.
- Even if I don't pass, I'll know how the parade auditions work for next time so I can prep better!
- Who knows? I could get in! It'd probably take a miracle, but maybe not! I mean, I didn't see any dances in the parade that I couldn't do or keep up with.
I mean, as Matt said, "stranger things have happened" (like him getting a job at Blizzard so young!). So heck, why not?
On top of all this good stuff, I'm pretty sure I figured out how to make restaurant-style Thai iced tea at home... so tasty! Maybe I'll post a how-to. :)
Hope you're all doing well!