current location: parents' house
current mood: bouncy
Hello, poor abandoned LJ. It's been a while.
Well, I finished my first quarter at FIDM. It went by so fast! I was initially worried about the quarter system, since the classes are so condensed, but I think it works in my favor. By week 10 in a semester I'm usually experiencing burnout, but in the quarter system that's finals week. It's nice to have 3-week breaks every three months, too. I got all A's and B's this quarter and I'm on the Honor Roll, which is the first time that's happened to me EVER, so that's good. :)
I'm trying to think of all the things that have happened since I last posted here, but my brain is overwhelmed. I'll just do the ol' bulleted list thingy:
~ I'm home in the Bay Area until the 1st...good to be back in Foster City. ♥
~ I like living in the LA, just not downtown specifically. The driving/parking situation is frustrating. But I love the area. So many places I haven't explored yet! @_@
~ I found two awesome theaters that play old movies: the Aero in Santa Monica and the Egyptian in Hollywood. They play the old good stuff from the Golden Age of Hollywood, as well as new classics like Jurassic Park and Beetlejuice. The Egyptian is the nicer theater, but I prefer the Aero because it's not in the middle of Tourist Trap Central, AKA Hollywood Boulevard. *facepalm*
~ The roommate situation is good so far. Alex and I renewed for another quarter at the Medici, but Hemlata graduated so she's not living with us next quarter, and we'll be getting a new girl. Hopefully everything works out there. *crosses fingers*
~ There is a slight possibility I might move in with Ivy after this next quarter is finished...? It depends on if her roommate is really leaving for Spain or not. And other financial factors. But the rent seems good and it's not that far from school. We'll see.
~ After spending more time in Santa Monica I've decided it's ADORABLE and not the huge tourist trap I expected it to be. Excellent shopping and lovely coastside park. :3
~ Little Tokyo is cute...it's no Japantown SF, but I keep reminding myself that it basically has all the same stuff Japantown has and I'm just being particular because it's not the Japantown of my beloved high school days. It's got a Kinokuniya bookstore, kitchy shops and restaurants...that's pretty much all you need in a Japantown, really.
~ There are a million other things I'm forgetting. *sigh*
Right now I'm trying to juggle visits with my friends...most people are available to hang out on the weekend, but I only have one weekend here and I can't fit everybody, so I'm trying to maneuver people around to weeknights and such. Yeesh.