This past Sunday i was invited by my cousins to come fly home with them to Chandler, Arizona. So i flew out with them Monday night, and i’ll be returning home sometime this coming Monday. So far I had a blast. The flight was awesome. I haven’t flown since i was like five and went to Puerto Vallarta with my family. My favorite part about flying was going up. It has this thrill, of my head being pushed back against the head rest,from the speed of the plane.
One embarrassing thing though, as i haven’t gone through airport security in forever.. i almost got patted down because i went the wrong way. I had just put my shoes and purse in the box and didn’t see where Tracy and Lyric went, so i almost walked into the place where you get patted down(which was unnecessary for us, as we weren’t a threat.) So the security lady was like ‘no no no, THIS way, unless you want to get patted down.’ I was so embarrassed , i still haven’t gotten over it. But hey it was partially their fault, i mean there are no arrows or anything, it was totally unclear. And how was i supposed to know? I haven’t gone through an airport in a long time! Its not like they give you an instruction manual:/
Anyways, for the good part;) The grocery stores in Arizona are very inexpensive. Even health type stores,which would be super expensive in Chicago. For example, their fresh peanut butter at Sprouts was $3 for a container the same size as the$7 one from whole foods. Its insane. And i got a big container of dates for $3.50 when they would be at least $7 from Costco. I would move here just for the cheap food. But i love a lot of things about Arizona, not just the food. The heat isn’t to bad,because its not humid. Its only desert hot. At first when i got here, my eyes stung pretty bad. I thought it was sand or something blowing around, but i was told it was because my eyes had to adjust to the lack of humidity. The houses are just beautiful. They are all really unique and not cookie cuter like the subdivisions where i live. Where its so boring and obnoxious. Here they are not an eyesore, but a subject of my photos. I’d move here in a heartbeat.
Lyric(Cousin-my age) and I have been swimming like everyday. I think i got a pretty good tan. Though she was freaking me out, when we were swimming in the dark. She was joking about alligators, sharks, lizards, mermaids, fish and snakes being in the water. I of course got freaked out and jumped out of the pool..thus the reason i avoid swimming at night. That is unless i make her swear on garlic hummus[she loves that-and has me hooked on it now too].
We went shopping at the San Tan Outdoor Mall. We went to American Eagle, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Francesca’s etc.. I got a bunch of new clothes:) Which is always fun. I hope they all fit in my suit case to go home!!
Chuttney [their dog] is like my new favorite dog.
Lyric and I also decided to dress up and have a photo shoot outside. So there are a ton of pictures from that. And we were being goofy non stop such as taking pictures of us giving each other piggyback rides, putting on makeup, swimming in the dark, eating every hour etc.
I’ve also learned some new vocabulary/lingo! Haha. Like: ‘That’s rich’ ‘this is ma jam!’ ‘_______’s where the party’s at!!’ ‘You’re such a cleanly liar’
We went to Benihana’s (a japanese stir fry type place-like Domo 77) to celebrate Lyrics birthday with her Grandma. Then we went to Target for some nail polish and cheap stuff from the dollar section, where Lyric claimed that i get excited about ‘every single thing’. Which i kind of agree i guess. I was flipping out about peanut erasers and hedgehog pedicure brushes(i got those)..Hahaha!