4th of July Weekend in Photos

Hello and welcome back to reality. I remember the 4th of July sucking last year because it was in the middle of the week and I didn’t get any extra days off…However, I think it might be even worse to have a 4 day weekend and then be thrown back into the reality of work! Luckily the whole legislature will be on recess soon, so my days won’t be too strenuous 🙂

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I made the best decision ever and chose to escape the 109 degree heat of Sacramento on the 4th of July by taking Megabus to San Francisco. For those of you keeping score at home, we had 7 days of 100+ degree temps, and of those 7 days, 5 were above 105. Worst week ever. The weather in San Francisco on 4th of July? 75 degrees and sunny. Can I get an amen?

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I stayed with my old college roommate, So-Ky, and for the daytime festivities we met our friend Meghan and her USF law school buddies in Golden Gate Park by the Conservatory of Flowers to BBQ and celebrate. That would be me sporting Meghan’s authentic 1996 Team USA Olympic warm up jacket and doing my best Kerri Strug. With a beer in my hand, of course.

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Daisy chain, patriotic hat, and a Reagan-Bush beer koozie. Amurrica.

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After the BBQ, our other former roomie Tyler arrived with our former neighbor Monique and we went out for drinks. We saw a Hello Kitty car (only in SF…) and the boys made friends with a very friendly Brit, who was also very inebriated. I made sure to Snapchat photo evidence to our other roomies (there were 6 of us in a tiny apartment!) and college friends. I had a great time reminiscing and remembering old stories of the pranks the boys pulled on us senior year 🙂

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The next day, the 4 of us had brunch at Howard’s Cafe in the Inner Sunset…I got the breakfast special (2 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 2 slices of toast, & potatoes for $4.99!) and So-Ky and I went on a 4 mile walk to SF State. Then it was back to Sac for me!

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When I came home, it looked like my basil plant had died in the 109 degree heat, but fortunately I was able to revive it! I spent the night finally finishing the last season of The Office and ugly-crying at some amazing Jim-Pam moments. So good!

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I dubbed Saturday my own personal #TREATYOSELF day, a la Parks and Rec. I was a little sore from walking so I decided to forgo my Saturday morning run, but I made my weekly farmer’s market trip and bought myself sunflowers and ginger-berry kombucha. Then I cleaned up the apartment and treated myself to a movie – The Heat! Not gonna lie, I was kinda nervous to go watch a movie alone, but I actually kinda liked it! Funny movie too.. I love Melissa McCarthy!

In a kinda off-theme move, I then crashed guys night and watched the UFC fight with 4 guy friends. Although I guess copious amounts of beer and shirtless guys fighting isn’t too far off the theme 🙂 #treatyoself day lives on!

20130708-104000.jpgWithout intending to, I kinda extended my pampering to Sunday. I DIY’ed an awesome Kings shirt (cut off the sleeves, made it a racerback, and I took in the sides to make it less baggy), got pedicures with my mom (and chose the most obnoxiously neon pink polish I could find- the picture doesn’t do it justice!), and cooked my parents a delicious dinner.

I’m already ready for the next holiday- luckily I don’t have to wait too long, since Becky is coming out to California for a girls weekend with Carly and I in just a week and a half! Can’t wait!

How did you celebrate the 4th of July?

Have you ever gone to the movies alone?

How do you Treat Yo Self?

13 thoughts on “4th of July Weekend in Photos

  1. GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited about our getaway in 10 TENNNNN days 🙂 Vacay here were come – lots of wine and cheese and fun will be had! Oh, your 4th looked like a blast BTW 😉 Love all of the ‘merica themed apparel!

  2. I want that watermelon, looks delicious. It went from raining for a week straight to freaking hot ugh, and I could really use some watermelon right now!! Im so jealous I wont be in Napa with you guys, im just broke 🙁

    • I was craving it from the moment my friend told me the plan was BBQing in the park! Right when I got off the metro at my old roomie’s stop there was a market with fresh watermelon – it was a sign from above that watermelon was meant to be 🙂

    • They had an even better one a month or 2 ago that had the old starting line up on it (it just said “VLADE CHRIS DOUG PEJA JASON”) but it wasn’t there anymore when I went this weekend. Oh well, still awesome 🙂

  3. Amen!! Gotta love San Francisco. Your attire was perfect for the 4th!
    I love your ugly cry face too, hilarious.
    Funny story, I went and got my haircut today and my hairdresser was like “So I saw The Heat” and I was like, “Oh really?! What are they doing in California?!” Major blonde moment. But I’m not a real blonde. It looks like a hilarious movie though! 🙂

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