Sweet Home Santa Barbara

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Night Out Bowling

Who doesn't love a fun bowling adventure with good friends? Even if not everyone is very good (aka ME), it's always a good time. A group of us went out last night to Zodos
for a night filled with bowling and beers. Having just graduated, most of my friends have moved away from Santa Barbara. Last year, I was fortunate to have a great living situation with three of my best friends.                                                                             
Not to mention living in Isla Vista had the perks of a beautiful beach right down the street, and a constant social scene. Luckily, I still get to live with one of my roommates from last year, so I didn't have to lose all of them. Kristi and I have talked about our concerns of losing a big portion of our friends group this year, so we are extremely lucky that we ended up moving in with Kelly. Not only do the three of us get along perfectly, but Kelly has been so great about including us in the fun things that her and her friends do. I definitely feel like I've made a whole new group of friends, and couldn't have asked for a better group to make some amazing memories with. So, back to bowling.
Apparently, Wednesdays are College Night at Zodos (had no idea during my 4 years of college), so all 8 of us got to bowl for $2 each! Yeah, we've all graduated, but I guess that doesn't matter? Not bad! With those prices, I'm thinking we could become regulars at Zodo's. I can't say that I won (or even did well for that matter), but I definitely did get one strike! And of course I had to document that moment:

Over all it was a great night! Who knows, with a few more weeks of this, I could actually get better (maybe not get 7+ gutter balls). I'll keep you posted. 

  Bye for now!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oh Hey Real World...

So I guess I am officially a blogger now! Now that I don't have any more homework to do, this should be a way to fill the extra spare time. Not to mention, a great way to document some of the best years of my life. I am so fortunate to have just graduated from UCSB, and landed a great first job here in Santa Barbara. If I'm being perfectly honest, I really had no plans of staying here. Having my family in San Diego, I saw myself moving somewhere south of here to be closer to home. But with today's economy being the way it is, nobody turns down a full time job offer out of college. Especially one with a great, fun and successful company in a beautiful place like Santa Barbara. After starting my first big girl 40 hour work week job, I took another big step and signed my first lease without my parents. Adult status? Yeah, it's a little weird. I have two of the most amazing and fun roommates that I could have asked for:


I sure am enjoying my transition into the real world while living with these two. I just turned 22:

which means I've officially reached "adult" status. I may have thought life after 21 doesn't have it's perks, but I have to say that I really am loving life right now. I didn't think things could get better after college, but they have, and I feel so lucky for it. Hopefully, having a blog will force me to take more pictures and be better about documenting this new phase of our lives. I want to be able to look back and remember all of the great times that we're having. Well, that's it for now. I'm hoping I'll be good about posting on here, but no guarantees yet :)