spring break in review.

26 Mar

As you can tell by my general blog-absence, it’s been quite a hectic spring break. My first post about my shenanigans told of the first few days of touristing with my friend Jackie… while we didn’t do as much truly “touristy” stuff the next few days, we did have some adventures…


We woke up with the best of intentions to just be completely and totally lazy (to the tune of Bruno Mars’s “The Lazy Song”, which we decided should be our inspiration). It didn’t entirely work out. Muffins were baked in a leisurely fashion, then we wound up going out to meet some friends for shopping in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle.

We perused a few small bookshops, in particular one that had a bunch of puzzles.

This one was infuriating.

And, of course, drank more coffee.

Then we went to my friend’s home and jammed. By which I mean I played Scrabble Flash (um, most addicting game ever? yes.) while my friends showed off their musical talents. Then we watched Sleeping Beauty. Yes, we’re in college. Don’t judge.


After a similarly slow start, Jackie and I went off to a foreign land in search of crazy beverages.

We’d read in the newspaper that Taco Time was now featuring the Coca Cola Freestyle and just haaaad to try their millions of flavors (I know, I’m supposed to be recovering from my diet soda addiction, but I couldn’t help it…)

It was pretty awesome, I’m not going to lie. I tried Diet Coke with Orange (I know, right?!), and Peach Sprite, but ultimately settled on a combo of Vanilla & Cherry Coke Zero.

Then I left Jackie at a friend’s house for them to go pick up a friend at the ferry about 30 minutes north. Unfortunately their directions somewhat failed and they wound up in Tacoma… 40 minutes SOUTH. not sure how that happened, but I went to save my poor friend at the ferry terminal, then we all went to Marrakesh in Seattle for a delightful Moroccan meal.

The dim lighting made getting decent photographs kind of impossible (if only I were good with photoshop!)… But definitely added to the ambiance.

Vegetarian Breka. Deeeelicious.

Aside from the insane fun that is eating with your hands, my favorite part was probably the light milk-pudding thing we had for dessert. So. Good. Reminiscent of rice pudding but with a fluffier texture. And coconut on top. Hooray for coconut!

This all ended at around 9PM, but the fun was just beginning. We drove out to Pike Place in the dark of night…

Then went to a park in Queen Anne for the most spectacular view of the city.

Do you remember all the city lights on the water? Ohhh Tay-Swift…

We were also serenaded by some male friends and they sang A Whole New World which basically made my life. Unfortunately I don’t have a recording, but really, look at that view. Could that + Disney music get any more magical? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Then we went for some midnight coffee. Good thing my friends aren’t coffee addicts like me or anything…

And we closed off with a little bonfire & smores action. My camera ran out of batteries, sadly.


This was Jackie’s last day with us! After sleeping off the excesses of the night before, we went on a leisurely journey to drop my friend back off at her ferry… but of course we stopped for coffee on the way.

The coffeeshop was one of those homey, independent types that are so common here in the Seattle area. Incidentally, I sat in that very corner with my best friend writing college apps a few years ago. Ah, memories…


At the ferry dock we ran around a bit on the “beach” (I’m a beach-snob, so I don’t entirely consider it a beach, but whatever) for awhile…

I covet her lens. And her photography skill… sigh.

And then had ice cream. :)

Then wound up going for an impromptu and totally delicious home-cooked meal at a friend’s house, and wound down the evening with some more music.

Most notably this included a massive Disney sing-along session. I’m fairly certain that was more effective than caffeine at keeping me awake past midnight that night.


For starters, I did everything in my power to avoid thinking of that damn Rebecca Black song. If you don’t know it, don’t watch it. I don’t want her to get ANY more views on YouTube. Anyways. Off my soapbox. Took Jackie to the airport, went home, lounged about a bit, baked amazing Reese’s Pieces cookies, then was coerced into volunteering at my high school’s “rummage sale”.

Which mostly involved me looking at and snapping pictures of old things while trying to keep kids from playing with a drum set.

I also definitely bought an old book (I LOVE old books)… “The Little Train That Could.” I’m hoping it will inspire me, I’ve been feeling a little low lately. I definitely loved that page up there about the fruits & veggies… too cute!


And that finally brings us to today! I’m going to be honest, I definitely was in my pajamas until about 6 PM. I basically baked cookies, read blogs, and slept all day. Oh, and roasted a butternut squash and ate half of itm myself. Totally necessary.

Also necessary: cuddle sesh with my real live teddy bear, Lily.

Phew. That was a whole hell of a lot of updating… Probably bored you to tears but I felt like I needed to share! ;)

Tell me about your week! I want to catch up on everybody’s lives as things calm down a little around here… then again, school’s starting again, so who knows about that whole “calm” thing.


16 Responses to “spring break in review.”

  1. Lee @ Fit Foodie Finds March 27, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    girl that wasn’t boring! Does your friend have a link for her music? I’d love to check it out! Looks like you had a fantastic spring break :) This past week was my first week back at school, merrrrr. I think I am ready for summer eh?? Anywayssss want to send me a batch of cookies? k thanks.

  2. Stephanie March 27, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    Argh! Wooden puzzles are my nemesis! Hate. Them.

    Sounds like you had a fantastic spring break! Enjoy your last day of freedom!

  3. Tara March 27, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    I’d rather have a jam-packed, fun-filled spring break than a boring one, and it sounds like you had such a great time with your friends. I’m especially jealous of your disney jam sessions. I could use one of those. My week was pretty average, far less exciting than yours. I still have one month until spring break!

  4. katshealthcorner March 27, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Looks like you had fun! :) My life is really busy too! I just participated in an Auction for my church’s Girl’s Camp, and I spent all day (no kidding — ALL DAY) Friday baking! It was really fun though. :)


  5. Sophia @ Raven Waves March 27, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    What a fun spring break! A restaurant by my work just got that new pop machine too! It’s so crazy!

  6. Jenny March 27, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    What a fun time! My week was definitely not as exciting as yours ;) plenty of vegging out and homework blah =/

  7. janae @hungryrunnergirl.com March 27, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    BEST SPRING BREAK EVER!! All of the food made me hungry! Girl, you are SO SO GORGEOUS!!!

  8. This Italian Family March 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    Looks like SUCH a great week!!

  9. movesnmunchies March 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS- just so artsy and unique angles!!! looks like a fun break!! mine is ending today.. :( BOOO
    love you girlie!!!

  10. hippierunner March 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    This was a great post! Looks like you had so much fun! I love the Disney-Coffee-Disney-Coffee pattern!

  11. Jess@HealthyExposures March 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Looks like SUCH a fun week!! I’m glad you made the most of your Spring break :] I think you’ve got enough caffeine to take you through the rest of the semester :P
    I love all the pictures, too. I feel like I spent the week with you, too!

  12. Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    My week was so boring! It was my spring break too, but I did a whole lot of nothing :)

  13. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy March 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Well it looks like you had a total blast over Spring Break!! :)

  14. Jess March 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    Loved this post! I think you have awesome photography skills!! Definitely impressive.

  15. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons March 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    awwwwwww lily is too flipping cute! What a fun break! The photos came out fabulous and I’m sure you had a blasty blast! <3 Welcome back my dear! MWAH!


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