"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn


Black girls in Santa Barbara

If it is at all possible,
I would like to rewind my life,
press play on friday,
and live it again.

What is that you say? It is not possible?
Fine. Then I will relive it here.

Friday night, after watching 1
0 Things I Hate About You
(with a whole new perspective, might I add),
Pirates of the Caribbean with my roomies,
my baby sister arrived!

We walked over to Freebirds and shared my favorite:
CHACHOS (chicken nachos, for the IV illiterates).
When we got back home, I painted her toesies (a deep wine color),

we played some drinking games in the backyard with some friends,
and then we went out to explore IV.

If you would like to have a night as fun as ours, follow these rules:
~ bring a candy cane into IV with you
~ find a hammock!
~ swing on said hammock
~ walk home singing Party in the USA on the top of your lungs

On saturday we walked over to Starbucks for snacks
(so it was already a good day!).
And then! My mamasita arrived with Mitch the Bitch!
We went downtown and:
stuffed ourselves silly with Palazzo, visited B&N,
and watched Avatar in 3D at the Arlington theater.

Holy Moly. Avatar?
Blew me away.

I had my doubts, but James Cameron is one fantastic storyteller.
That film was markedly the strongest admonishment against
Western Imperialism that I have ever seen.

Like any normal group of people would,
we immediately went back to my apartment and devoured some
ice cream sundaes to end the night. NOM NOM NOM.

Sunday morning, Melissa & I begrudgingly got out of bed
to join Mom & Michelle for brunch.
We went to Sambo's, which is downtown, right on the beach!
Somebody had a few mimosas but I don't want to name any names...

But like all good things, this weekend had to come to an end.
Melissa is back in Irvine,
Michelle & Mom are home,
And I am still here.

I am somewhat excited to see how my new classes go this week...
but mostly I am counting down the days until it is over.
(Please hurry)


Anonymous said...

#1 i don't appreciate being called mitch the bitch in bold on the internet. #2 why didn't you tell me my outfit was hideous?! i was sleep deprived and didn't care about life.#3 i had a lot of fun and want to visit again really soon :D

Cella Babee said...

Hahaha it is a term of endearment, I promise.

Bryan Murray said...

Well it sounds like a pretty awesome weekend you guys had. Movies, Freebirds, Drinking Games, IV Parties, Hammocks, Palazzo, Avatar, Ice Cream Sundays, Sambos, Mimosas!!!! That's more than I do in a month! You did kinda screw it up with nail painting but I'll let it slide. I just hope I can follow up this weekend with an even better one next weekend!

Oh and P.S. Did ur mom have a baby recently?? Cuz u mentioned a baby sister coming to visit you and i know all of your sisters are young adults. I was confused...

Cella Babee said...

If you look closely at the nail-polishing picture, you will notice I was talking on the phone. To whom, I wonder?

So it's probably a good idea that you let it slide :)

Anonymous said...

You and your sisters are so cute and your weekend sounded amazing. I want to go to sambos!