JUNE 2013


#152 Write Nights

01 June 2013 // San Diego, California

Talk about an extensive day of writing… about 4,000 words typed out and another 1,500 by hand. But I’ve got a good set up for cranking out this sort of work.

#153 SD Starting Point

02 June 2013 // San Diego, California

Left for Bakersfield right after church, only a block away from the SD Rock & Roll Marathon’s finish line. Amazingly, I escaped almost all traffic, like unleashing a Konami code on San Diego.

#154 Dee and Girls

03 June 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Got to take a bunch of pictures of Deanna’s Bible Study girls out on a photoshoot. Fun bunch!

#155 Tuesday Sundae

04 June 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Spent most of my day in Bakersfield following Deanna around to her different classes, and to her end of the year cru party. We split a sundae.

#156 Welcome to Dewar’s

05 June 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Before leaving Bakersfield, got to get some awesome Dewar’s ice cream with Deanna the Peelers. Love this place, and how the entire store is refrigerated, practically.

#157 Close Call

06 June 2013 // San Diego, California

My gas started dropping dangerously low on the way back from seeing Great Gatsby, and the gas station I was banking on had it’s whole payment system go down when I tried to pay. Found this oasis of relatively cheap gas in the middle of a bunch of expensive stops.

#158 Chocolat Hillcrest

07 June 2013 // San Diego, California

Got dessert with Jeremy before another night writing session. Good creme brulee.

#159 One Year With Deanna

08 June 2013 // San Diego, California

Celebrated my one year anniversary with Dee with a sweet moment exchanging gifts and letters at the Rose Garden, then out for cheese and a nice dinner at Bencotto’s, topped off with Extraordinary Desserts.

#160 Love, Joy

09 June 2013 // San Diego, California

I’ve had the chance to learn a lot about these two things recently.

#161 Rock Climbing Double Date

10 June 2013 // Poway, California

Deanna and I got to go on a double date with Ivy and JB… indoor rock climbing!

#162 Mission Beach

11 June 2013 // San Diego, California

Spent some time with Deanna just walking around Mission Beach, collecting shells and the like.

#163 Off Early

12 June 2013 // San Diego, California

Got off work earlier than I had expected, so I got to enjoy some time just hanging out at Rebecca’s getting some work done.

#163 Lappert’s

13 June 2013 // San Diego, California

Couldn’t pass up on an opportunity for some Dole Whips.

#165 Crab Legs

14 June 2013 // San Diego, California

Got to eat up before a night shift… so crab legs it is. Summer is ever so close.

#166 Quiet In-N-Out

15 June 2013 // San Diego, California

This In-N-Out is usually deserted when I go by. Definitely the quietest In-N-Out I’ve ever seen on a consistent basis.

#167 Red Tailed Hawk

16 June 2013 // San Diego, California

This guy flew into the backyard to catch some rest apparently. Turned that into a little photoshoot.

#168 Parking Lot Push

17 June 2013 // La Jolla, California

Summer will have more officially arrived for me in just one day… and it’s looking like it’ll be a good one.

#169 Grocery Workspace

18 June 2013 // La Jolla, California

Discovered one of the more unusual workspaces I’ve had… this wood floored lounge, complete with side tables, leather armchairs, and TVs playing Dr. Phil. The unlikely location of this psuedo-living room? The corner of a Ralph’s Grocery Store.

#170 Wednesdays at Rebecca’s

19 June 2013 // San Diego, California

One of my recent routines- extended solo writing sessions while camped out at Rebecca’s. My last one for a while, but I got to enjoy a phenomenal iced coffee.

#171 Globetrotting

20 June 2013 // San Diego, California

Packing. This summer is gonna be fun.

World map by Deanna.

#172 Domenic’s

21 June 2013 // Poway, California

Spent my last night in San Diego doing a mother-son dinner with Naomi EstradaJeremy and Kuma Haywood.

#173 Zack & Joanna

22 June 2013 // Bakersfield, California

These two had a wonderful wedding and I wish them the best! I feel blessed I was even able to attend. I haven’t known them for very long at all, but I definitely feel like I have. They’re that welcoming.

#174 Red Brick Oven

23 June 2013 // Bakersfield, California

After church at The Bridge, Deanna and I hung out with her sister, brother in law, and nephew, until we got hungry. Then we paid Red Brick Pizza a visit.

#175 Bakersfield Blaze v. Lancaster Jethawks

24 June 2013 // Bakersfield, California

Took Deanna out on a Minor League Baseball date! Gotta love all of the quirks of the Minor Leagues.

#176 Pyramid Lake

25 June 2013 // Pyramid Lake, California

On the drive between Bakersfield and Carson, I made a spur of the moment decision to pull over at the Vista del Lago exit. That resulted in a fun look around the California Water Exhibit and the lovely Pyramid Lake.

#177 Swimming Lanes

26 June 2013 // Carson, California

Got to do some swimming in the morning with Deanna before picking up Matt at the Metro. Turned out to be a good idea before retaking the GRE in the afternoon.

#178 Visiting Jihyun

27 June 2013 // Harbor City, California

After the day in LA and Griffith Park, we got to spend a little bit of time at the LiNK house visiting Jihyun. Also got to see NicoSarah Palmer, and Andrew Quan!

#179 Fullerton Amtrak

28 June 2013 // Fullerton, California

Dropped Matt off in Fullerton while Deanna and I went from Carson to Upland. Last stop in California before the day of departure!

#180 Mona

29 June 2013 // Upland, California

While making last minute plans for the trip abroad, I had this one keeping me company.

#181 Crossing the Pond

30 June 2013 // Los Angeles, California

Overdue for an update! The flight from LA to London went by incredibly fast. Dee and I had some setbacks upon arrival with technology related things, but overall things have settled well!

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