Back to the Bay (70 Things)

From Seattle, I flew down to the Bay Area, where I began my young adult life. Because this was the last time for me to see college friends and others before leaving for Italy, I packed my schedule for the week leading up to Dylan and Veronica's wedding (the reason I flew here in the first place). My week in the Bay Area was so busy, I can't even describe it in complete sentences. Instead, I will list the 70 things that I did. If you're curious, email me or chat me and I can tell you some good stories. It was a very fun (but tiring) week.


1. Landed in San Jose and took the train to Stanford!

2. Hung around my old alma mater, did a bunch of work and visited my old job at Stanford.

3. Went to the Stanford Band rehearsal where I played with Joel and Tanicia's kids.

4. Went to the Dutch Goose to celebrate Tom's birthday

5. Hung out with Liz and her housemates

6. Slept for some small amount of hours

7. Went back to Stanford to get more work done in the sweet Alumni Center Library

8. Went to Vaden Health Center to Obtain Proof that I won't get measles

9. Took a Golf Cart Tour that made me realize that not everyone is meant to be a tour guide

10. Worked more and studied for my final exam for my online Econ class

11. Took the CalTrain up to SF to stay with the amazing hostesses Marie and Tina

12. Slept for some small amount of hours.

13. Took the first half of my final exam for econ

14. Took the BART to Oakland to get lunch with my sister Kimi.

15. Had an awkward conversation with my sister's boss who considers my school "very conservative"

16. Took the BART back to SF to meet up with my buddy Zach who will be in Italy with me

17. Went over to the headquarters of the place I've been consulting for a work meeting

18. Went to a happy hour with above work people at the 21st Amendment

19. Left happy hour to go to a dinner with some SF people who are my friends. We ate Thai

20. Went back to Marie and Tina's for some quality hang-out time

21. Slept for some small amount of hours.

22. Got up early and took BART to Berkeley to borrow my sister's Prius

23. Bought a peach at Safeway so I could get cashback and pay for the new $6 Bay Bridge toll

24. Picked up my buddy Becca from SFO

25. Parked in the Mission district

26. Took the second half of my econ final

27. Got back into the Prius and drove to Woodside, CA

28. Found a place in Woodside that would press my tuxedo for the Saturday wedding but not my suit for the Friday rehearsal dinner

29. Met up with Dylan's bachelor party and a limo at the Dutch Goose

30. Shot things with guns

31. General Mayhem

32. Hijinks

33. Shenanigans

34. Dinner at the Dutch Goose with Veronica's bachelorette party

35. Drove to Marie and Tina's to change and regroup

36. Drove to Sausalito to pick up Zach (mentioned earlier)

37. Drove with Zach to Berkeley to Kimi's place

38. Slept a negligible amount of hours with a cat on my face

39. Met up with Kimi's friends and drove to Auburn where Kimi's friend is a rafting instructor

40. Learned things, like how to blow up a raft

41. Chilled, ate some lunch. (Notice the lack of meals in this list?)

42. Rafted down a bunch of rapids

43. Teamwork

44. Said farewell to my sister Kimi and drove with Zach back to Sausalito

45. Dropped off Zach in Sausalito, drove to Woodside

46. Arrived just in time for Dylan and Veronica's rehearsal dinner

47. Changed out of dirty rafting clothes into my sweet-looking suit in the car

48. Ate what I thought was the main course

49. Listened to a capella music about Dylan and Veronica's love

50. Discovered that the "main course" was just a salad course and that I could eat all the meats

51. Left the rehearsal dinner with a warm glow in my heart

52. Hung out with Liz and her housemates in their sweet cabin-house thing

53. Became the Foursquare mayor of Liz's house

54. Slept a negligible amount

55. Woke up extremely early and drove back to Berkeley to return Kimi's Car

56. Bought a new tuxedo vest (mine was lost at some point)

57. Ate some bread

58. Re-borrowed Kimi's car

59. Drove back to Woodside to pick up my tuxedo

60. Made the lady at the dry cleaner feel really guilty for not having my tie ready because I was going to leave the Bay Area and never come back

61. Drove to SF and got dressed for the main event

62. Got to know my friend Becca's boyfriend Pedro (cool dude)

63. The main event!

64. Drove to Berkeley to drop off Kimi's car and say goodbye

65. Took BART back to SF

66. Slept for a negligible amount of hours

67. Had my awesome super-friend Marie drive me to SFO.

68. Hated on United Airlines

69. Got over it

70. Said farewell to the Bay Area and everyone in it


As you might have guessed. This week made me very sleepy. Stay tuned for the next week when I also stayed up late, but this time for studying instead of fun!

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