Yesterday, I met Pink's cousin! We met at a mall in La Jolla and ended up shopping all afternoon (she loves shoe shopping, too :) and then having dinner at Red Robin and splitting one of their Rookie Magic shakes that we both happen to love. She is so sweet and I had such a great time getting to know her. I visited her church this morning. It's much smaller than The Rock. Two to three hundred compared to seven thousand! I actually liked the worship more and I did like the message, too. I think it would be much easier to get involved in a smaller community. Plus, Pink's cousin (PC) introduced me to some people already. We went to lunch here for Hawaiian food (and ate outside with a view of the ocean). I had the grilled mahi mahi on cabbage with rice and macaroni salad. I'm so thankful that Pink got us in touch with one another! What a blessing it's already been. I'm looking forward to hanging out with PC even more.
Last night, Rochester called to tell me a few people were going to a party (Philly's friend just got her doctorate here at USD) so I rode with him to meet up with Philly, Birmingham, and Matt from work. The party was at a condo right on ocean. I was so disappointed that the weather wasn't nice, because I would've loved to take a stroll along the ocean walk. It was way too cold and windy. The four of us (Rochester, Birmingham, Philly, & I) got tired of the party real quick, so we headed next door to Tower 23, where there was a neat bar. Normally it would've been open to the outdoors, but again, it was too cold for that. We stayed there for quite a while and I basically talked to Rochester the whole time, while the other guys were chatting it up with some other girls. Rochester is not cute (at all), but there's something cute about him and he's intelligent and fun to talk to. Then we went back and watched the movie, "Waiting" (DON'T SEE IT! It's horrrible.) Don't ask why I watched a movie, because it was already 2am when we started it.
(Kinda "funny" thing I overheard at Tower 23: Birmingham (Mr. Proper and Polite) was talking to some girl who'd "had a few" and she made some comment jokingly about how she was built and had a big chest knowing she didn't and Birmingham, who'd also "had a few" said, "No you don't." Doh! Reason #153 why maybe drinking isn't such a good idea.)
Yesterday's sky, taken while PC and I were shopping
The view from Da Kine's (lunch today) in Pacific Beach.