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This Week in Review: August 2, 2015

Well, this should probably be more of a “these past four months in review” but hey, what are you gonna do?

So what have I been up to since March?

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My favorite people in the whole world came to visit.

dog in birthday hat

Maeby turned 3. I love this picture and I love this dog.

connecticut trees

I headed back to Connecticut to see family, friends, and celebrate my grandmother’s 99th birthday.

A week later, I had to go back during one of the hardest moments of my life.

dog san diego beach

Upon returning after my second trip to Connecticut, I spent a lot of time focusing on myself. Time at the beach with Maeby definitely helped.

houston skyline

I headed to Houston for work.

del mar sunset

Caught some amazing sunsets while my mom and her boyfriend were in town…

torrey pines san diego

Hiked Torrey Pines with them…

petco park at night san diego

Caught a Padres game at Petco Park.

rain in san diego

Survived a pretty epic thunderstorm in San Diego and the first real rain storm we’ve gotten in a looooong time.

dog adoption event san diego

And met this handsome guy while volunteering at an adoption event.

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Obviously this isn’t all that I’ve been doing, but definitely some highlights. I’d say over the past few months, there have been some incredible lows and some very incredible highs, but overall, everything has been good.

I’ll get into the details of life’s lows a little later on, but for now, I want to know:

What’s been the highlight of your summer so far?

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What I didn’t expect about living in San Diego: Part I

Obviously I wanted to move here. Obviously it’s a great city.

No, but seriously, it is.

mission bay park

I expected the palm trees and beautiful weather. I even expected traffic. But there were some things I couldn’t really plan on.

    1. How nice everyone is.
      I’m an idiot but I had this idea that southern California was full of beautiful people that were way richer than me and I’d be poor and ugly. Maybe that’s slightly exaggerative, but I thought I wouldn’t fit in. And while I still think that way about Los Angeles and it freaks me out and I have no idea how my brother is living there, I have never once felt that way in San Diego. The people here are laid back, friendly, and not at all what I expected. In the best way.
    2. Helicopters that search for people.
      Yes, there are helicopters that do search and rescue and that’s a wonderful thing, but by this, I mean the helicopters that fly above your neighborhood for extended periods of time and tell you to stay indoors. Because they’re looking for someone who is dangerous. This recently happened while Adam was at work and naturally I went and locked all the windows and found an online stream of the police scanner. Nope, wasn’t freaked out at all.

    3. San Diego (maybe it’s all of SoCal?) drivers freak out in the rain.
      Coming from New England, I know how to drive in blizzard conditions, but San Diego drivers legitimately go into a panic when it rains. It’s almost laughable, until you have to drive in it, and your commute which normally takes 25 minutes takes AN HOUR AND A HALF. I wish I was joking, but I’m not.

      San Diego traffic and accidents on a rainy day. This is real life, people.
      San Diego traffic and accidents on a rainy day. This is real life, people.
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      More to come.