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Category: 100 Happy Days

21/100 Happy Days. (Day 33)

I had a good day at work today.

My supervisor came up to me and told me I was doing a great job and setting a terrific example for everyone at work! She even awarded me with two tickets for our raffle. (Our work has a yearly raffle. When you do something great, you are awarded with a ticket in the raffle). She handed a few members of our team a ticket but when it was my turn, I got two! This one guy at work was bragging because he got one. He was telling me how great he was that he got one and implying that I didn’t get one. I let him brag for a little while before I showed him that I got two. He was really jealous after that and wouldn’t stop bugging me all day about it. HA! I have such ups and downs with this job. Today was a complete high.

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18/100 Happy Days. (Day 30)

I volunteer with a non-profit and one of the perks is that they give volunteers opportunities to see various plays or musicals at local theaters for free.

A local theater was going to play Bare: A Pop Opera. Months ago, my boyfriend said we HAVE to see this. I guess it was a favorite of his when he was younger but he has never seen it live. I got an email for free tickets and I booked it for the first night. We get ready and go a little early. Last time we went to this theater, they knew our names as we came up because we were the last to check in. This time we wanted to be a little more timely. We got there early and there was a large crowd there. Larger than the other two times we’ve been there so I figured this must be a larger musical. While waiting, my BF saw some people he knew from high school and we talked to them until the show started.

It’s a small theater so anywhere you sit is a good seat. It’s a very intimate theater. We walk into the theater and he knew someone else! She used to be an actor at a local haunted house for seven years and one of prop designers for this show. I met her and they caught up until the show started.

The show is basically about a boy in a catholic high school and his struggle to come out. It also featured a few other side characters all with their own story lines and perspectives. It had the mother struggling with the fact she has a gay son, the bigger girl struggling with her identity, the popular girl being misused by guys, and the popular guy that is secretly gay and hiding it. It was really a good show. The actors looked really young too yet were so talented. I forgot to mention that one of my BF’s co-workers was in the show. She played one of the side characters but had her own lines and had some good scenes. My BF was laughing, crying, and cheering the whole way through. It was a good night and then we went to get a drink after. 🙂

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17/100 Happy Days. (Day 29)

Happy Fourth of July!

I went to the fair with my boyfriend. We had a busy day that day so didn’t have all day to spend there like we would like but it was still fun. We got up early to get there before the fair opened. We parked at the Horse Park and ran into an old co-worker of mine. We both were riding the shuttle to the fair so we had some time to catch up. He works at a cell phone company now and he gets a 75% discount on his bill! WTH! I need to work at a cell phone company. That is a crazy discount. While talking to my co-worker, I told him about how I won tickets to the fair and last time when we went, we had to leave really abruptly because of a family emergency. A kind lady on the shuttle overheard us and gave us vouchers to get tickets for only $3! That was such a kind gesture. My faith in humanity is restored. People still do nice things for others and that is what makes the world such an amazing place. My old co-worker got off at the employee entrance and we stayed on the shuttle until the main entrance.

Our first stop was the food booths. We made a round before deciding on something. Before I got to the fair, I wanted to try everything and anything. When I got there, nothing seemed appetizing. I wanted to try something new so didn’t go with old favorites and all the new stuff didn’t seem like an appropriate choice for my first meal. I finally decided on a twisted fried potato stick that was coated with parmesan and garlic. It was delicious as most fair food is. My boyfriend went with the spicy version of this. Now that our hunger was subsided, we visited his brother who was working at the fair at one of the restaurant booths. He looked like he was embarrassed that we visited him. Ha.

Then we went to go see the art exhibit in one of the halls. There was a guy doing a live demonstration of some paintings and I stopped to watch for a second. We went inside and I saw some really cool paintings. There were a few of my favorites that ended up being from the same person, David Lozeau. I didn’t find out until I left the exhibit that the painter I liked was the one that was doing a live demonstration. I watched a little bit more after we left and I noticed it was the painter I liked. Then we had to leave because I had to be somewhere in an hour! Overall, it was a fun day though. Next year, I will explore it more.

I got a souvenir cup there and I think I’ll collect one from there every year.

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14/100 Happy Days.

Today when I was headed to my class, I ran into a friend that was helping me with advice and recommendations for what to do to transfer to UC, what to do before, and showing me around the campus. I was walking to wait outside my class and ran into her waiting for her class. She was taking Spanish 2 as well but was taking the five week version because the quarter got out too late to do the one I’m in. We caught up for the short time that we saw each other before class. It was her first day in this class and it was my fourth week. She told me to drop my class and go to hers but that would mean going over everything I already did and also erasing all my 100% grades so I reconsidered. It would be cool to be in the same class as her though.

It was good to catch up and we will be there at the UC for a year together before she graduates in June. It will be good to have someone that knows whats up and can answer a lot of my questions.

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13/100 Happy Days. (Day 25)

The positive event that stands out most yesterday was at my other job. There are new people promoted to my job title and I worked with one of them yesterday for the first time. The whole day I was asking questions to gauge what he knew and what I could show him. I showed him a few ways how the place operated and gave some tips. He also asked questions that I helped him with. At the end of the night, he thanked me for treating him like an equal and not just bossing him around, which he said all the others in our position were doing to him. I really appreciated him telling me that a lot and thought that my actions weren’t that different from the others. I guess I was very wrong and made me think how intimidating it would be then to come into it if everyone (but me) was giving him that treatment. He’s also been working for a few weeks but I work very seldomly (I think I just made up that word, I don’t think it normally can have that ending LOL) so we didn’t encounter each other much except for in passing.

Moments like that make this job an okay and rewarding job.

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12/100 Happy Days. (Day 24)

Oh happy day! I got my wallet back. I wrote yesterday about how I lost my wallet. I was in a really bad mood since I had my driver’s license and credit cards all in there. It is a really unique wallet pictured above. It is more like a cardholder / money clip but I call it my wallet since it holds everything I would carry in a wallet.

I lost it yesterday when I went to the disc golf course. It was a nice, sunny day so I wore some new shorts that I got. The shorts had really small pockets and my wallet somehow and somewhere fell out. I didn’t notice until we were back at my car. We had to retrace our steps and I went to every place I could think of where my wallet could have fallen out. It was nowhere to be seen. I went to the disc rental shop and left my name and phone number to call if someone turned it in. No calls.

I called today and they had it. Someone did turn it in! …although they didn’t call me when they turned it in, I was still happy I got it back. I told them I’d be there in a few minutes to pick it up. I went there and asked for it. The guy handed it back to me and I checked to see if everything was there. It was! All my useless (now that I cancelled all the cards) pieces of plastic but I was glad I got it back. My wallet was unique and my ID was there. So so happy! No need to wait in the DMV line to get a new one. Just need to wait for all my cards to be back!

There are still great honest humans out there! That’s why I love San Diego! There are still a few left here 🙂

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11/100 Happy Days. (Day 23)

Ugh lost my wallet and don’t feel like writing a full post today. Its a really rare wallet too so I’m not sure if I’ll get it back.

For my happy days, I’m happy no one found it and usde it before I could cancel my cards!

UPDATE: It was found.

10/100 Happy Days.

Si, si, si, si! I’m proud of the quickness that I am learning Spanish. I got my test back from class and I got another hundred percent! OMG, I might be able to scratch off something on my bucket list at the end of the year if I continue to do this well in the third semester of Spanish. I know it will be that much harder but at this rate, I know I can do it. There was even a writing portion where we write a paragraph and there was only two minimal corrections as opposed to the last one I did that had many! I think the main issue is the grammar and when to use certain words like “de”, “a” and “en”. If you are translating word for word, you can get really mixed up because it doesn’t translate exactly. I guess it all comes with practice and the more you use it, the quicker and more accurate it comes to mind.

I’m listening to more Spanish conversations at my other job to try and figure out what people are saying. I’m finding that I can figure out more and more each time I get back to work. I think understanding it will come easier but trying to speak it myself and come up with the words and placement on the spot will take the most time. Practice makes perfect! That will mean by the end of the year, I will most likely cross off #3, 5, 13, 49 and 57!

One tenth of the way to the full challenge!

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9/100 Happy Days.

null This goes along with my last happy days post but I got my passport card today! I guess you get your passport card and your book in separate mailings. I think that is smart because what if for some strange reason, your package got lost in the mail. It has your passport book, your passport card and all the documents you had to provide to prove you are a citizen. That would be a gold mine for a prospective criminal that wanted to sell it. Although it is inconvenient to have everything come separately, I definitely appreciate it. I wasn’t born here (although I am a citizen and have been since birth) so it would be more inconvenient to have to obtain new copies of all the documents again. So this means I can do some road trips that go into Canada and Mexico!! Let the planning begin.

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8/100 Happy Days. (Day 20)

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Yes, it happened. Which means that is going to happen! It’s official.

What is it? Well, my passport came in the mail! And what is that? That is my trip to Asia! Scratching number thirteen off on my bucket list. I’m going to visit a friend that lives there, who is teaching English to kids. She has been there since earlier this year and offered her place to stay if I was to visit. With an offer like that, how can you refuse. I’m sure that will cut the cost of the trip by a lot. I’ve already bought my ticket and saved the dates. I will be going early August. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post while I’m gone. Most likely not though. I’ll definitely be back after with lots of pictures or stories to post.

I love how my passport looks. Its so fresh and new. It’s never been stamped and the pages are so crisp. I’ve had a passport before but it was when I was a kid. It has since expired and has since been lost. It had the cutest picture of me when I was little kid. I was so pale and white. Now, I’m sunkist and tan. I wish I could find it and compare how many stamps I had on my first passport so I know what I need to beat in my adulthood.

AHHH, so excited.

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