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May, June, July

Posted on Wednesday July 08, 2015 at 10:15pm in ,

Looks like I’m starting to lose control of my life and have just been way too busy / lazy to update my blog. On Sundays when I usually write blog posts I’m always out doing something or another. Where I would ordinarily do a dedicated post on each event or day of significance, now I’m just gonna have to do one big catch up post for the last two and a half months (or I’ll never catch up). Anyway, let’s get started because I have a lot of material to gloss over. I’ve been Busy with a capital B these days.

Let’s start with my 26th birthday! That’s about where we left off. My sister and her friend Emily came to visit Dallas and stay with me for a full week. It was really great to see my sister and we definitely had the best time we’ve ever had together. I used to feel like I didn’t have anything much in common with my sister, but after living in different cities for a few years and growing up a little bit, I realized that we actually do have a lot in common. Getting to have a real conversation with my sister for probably the first time was a great experience and I’m really happy her and her friend came to visit and got to be here for my birthday.

Speaking of my birthday…

I got my birthday tattoo I’ve been planning for a while now. Been looking forward to this one!

May, June, JulyCALM CALM CALM

This was just the stencil, the tattoo itself wasn’t blue.

May, June, JulyIn progress: photo cred to my sister

May, June, JulyTurned out great!

Mackenzie, Emily, Cody (my friend and coworker), Grace (Cody’s girlfriend), Kody, Mike and Crissy (friends of Cody) all went to go see Purity Ring at the Bomb Factory and that was a great show! I took my sister to Klyde Warren Park, and out to some of my favorite nightlife areas.

May, June, JulyMackenzie, me, and Emily at Klyde Warren Park

Been hittin’ the gym still…

May, June, July(almost) beach ready

I went to the DMA (Dallas Museum of Arts) for the first time. Kind of a big deal.

May, June, JulyOne of my favorite exhibits at the DMA when I went

After about six months of exciting bachelor status, I got a new girlfriend. Her name is Jenni and she’s super smart. This is her with me at the DMA:

May, June, JulyShe likes art

I went on my second ever Texas road trip to Houston to see a two day festival with Cody, Grace, Mike, and Crissy. Two couples and a Drew! The festival we went to was called FPSF (Free Press Summer Fest) and we got to see the likes of Odesza (my latest favorite), G-Eazy, Flume, Chance the Rapper, Skrillex, Glass Animals, Tove Lo, Major Lazer, RL Grime, and many more!! It was definitely the best festival I’ve ever been to. We had a ton of fun in Houston too, although we didn’t get to see much of it because we devoted most of our time to making sure we were awake for the festival. It really was an awesome weekend.

May, June, JulySeeing Odesza perform was amazing. Click to see a short 15 second video of them

I took an impromptu vacation to San Diego and visited some friends.

May, June, JulyLa Jolla was beautiful

The pictures I took really don’t do it justice. The colors and smells were amazing. The water at La Jolla was a deep blue and the weather was perfectly comfortable. I loved San Diego!

May, June, JulyFrom the top of Mt. Soledad

We bought ice creams and walked around outside all day for free. We went hiking, went to an outdoor mall, went to Balboa Park. It was the perfect day! And the perfect night! We had dinner, went drinking at a Korean bar, and then went and did karaoke together.

We also went to the San Diego Fair!

May, June, JulyCow selfie

May, June, JulyI’ll miss you San Diego!

I’d totally go back. Hopefully soon!

The next weekend Jenni and I went to go see Knife Party perform at The Bomb Factory with Adam, Amanda, Kody, Robert, Sami, and Manny. Another great show.

May, June, JulyClick to see a short clip of Knife Party

Lastly, but not leastly – I went with Jenni to Oklahoma to attend a wedding. We had an awesome time, I got to see her home state, and we looked pretty sharp while doing it.

May, June, JulyTaking full advantage of the open bar

I’ve had so many great times recently! 2015 is off to an amazing first half. Things that are coming up… Going to Minneapolis and Wisconsin for Bryan’s birthday in two weeks! Also, the rewardStyle BOAT PARTY!!

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