Tuesday, March 12, 2013

spring break'in

its been a busy past couple of weeks. had a few midterms and even a final for a grad class of mine. it all turned out relatively well so my parents were pleased with the grades which is always good.

just got back to school this past sunday since my spring break was last week... it all started friday the 1st with a short flight to Regan in DC. then had a take a shuttle to Dulles, the other airport in the area to meet up with my pops, (he flew from Dallas). then we boarded our flight and took off to London for a short 3 and a half day trip. it was sick. i love that city even though it is very over priced. we managed to get tickets to Chelsea v. West Brom from a player on Chelsea and they were decent seats. at Standford Bridge, there really isnt a bad seat in the house and Chelsea won so my dad was happy because thats the team he supports. from there, we went to dinner with my dad's aunt and uncle. it was awesome seeing them since its been about 10 years from the last time i saw them. after finishing dinner, we took a short taxi ride to my dads cousins apartment. his place was super nice! it was a 4 story apartment and the rooms were super small but the whole set up was dope. its a place i could see myself living in one day. and side note - but my dads cousin is very good looking! sexy british accent as well. he is married but shit, he would be an ideal guy for me, besides the whole straight part haha

the next day we tried to get tickets to my favorite teams game - Arsenal v. Tottenham Spurs. it wasn't happening though. we arrived at White Hart Lane 3 hours prior to the game in hopes of getting them from tout but they were selling for 700 pounds for 2 which is outrageous. it would be about $1,100. so we ended up watching the game in a Spurs bar right outside the stadium which was a cool atmosphere. Spurs lost so they were all in good spirits while i was pretty pissed though. from there, we kind of did the touristy things. headed to Big Ben, Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, just about everything.

we were about to head to Paris for the last day on the Euro-train but since we were booking it so late, it was too expensive. for the last day, we did some shopping and more touristy stuff. overall, it was fuckin dope though. i already cant wait to go back one day.

from London, we flew direct to Dallas which was about 9 1/2  hours. it surprisingly passed pretty quickly though since the plane had such good movies. in all of flying, i watch Argo, Silver Lining Playbook, Life of Pie, End of Watch, and Looper. they were all quality moveis besides Life of Pie, that movie just wasnt for me haha

the rest of spring break i spent hanging with my fam and a couple of buddies that were in town. as always, i loved every minute of it. as ive gotten older, spending time with my family has become so much more important to me and even if we arent doing anything fun or exciting, im enjoying myself simply cause im with them. 

 Tower Bridge

Tower of London

 Standford Bridge - Chelsea's stadium

 Piccadilly Circus

 Parliament and Big Ben

 Floating Yoda

 Drunk dude in Victoria Station

Hyde Park

 at the Chelsea v. West Brom game

 worlds smallest fold out bed

 the Emirates Stadium - home of Arsenal

 White Hart Lane - home of Tottenham Spurs

 the Emirates again

 Buckingham Palace - where the Queen resides
 
the London Eye

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  1. Socrkd: Sounds like a fun trip and real treat for you to bond with your dad.

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    1. indeed it was, it was awesome to spend so much time with him. havent really done that much bonding time before this

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  2. Awesome trip man. London is one of my favorite places on earth. Enjoy family time man, it really does get more important as you get older and you have a lot less of it.

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    1. yeah thats what i figured. once its time to get a job, not gonna get as much free time as i do now

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  3. London is awesome. While there are many fabulous places to visit in the world, London (which I visited first when I was 13 and was there repeatedly for business) and the rest of the UK keep calling me back. It's also very special that you got to share the experience as an adult with your Dad.

    Speaking of special cities, if you haven't seen it, you might want to check out the Vanderbilt freshman accompanying Billy Joel on "New York State of Mind." Although Billy Joel is showing his age, the song is timeless.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p04TYk4j0zQ

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    1. PS. I assume you got the big bed and your Dad got the fold-out :)

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    2. not a bad song! but yeah it was fun to experience it with him now that im older compared to back when i was 13 when we last went... but i wish i did haha even though it wasn't too bad

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  4. Awesome! But man you need more days to properly visit all this! I guess you have been running the whole time or something haha

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    1. yeah we were exhausted by night time. so much walking to do in the city to see everything!

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  5. Love love love London. Best gay club i've been to outside of Berlin. Coincidently, the club is called G. A. Y. haha!
    enjoy the rest of the break man!

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    1. unique name huh?! haha but thanks man!

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  6. Sick pics man! Glad you had a great time! Looking forward to my trip there...someday haha

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    1. thanks bud and you'll def enjoy it when you do visit

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  7. Just wanted to let you know I really enjoy your blog and your videos.

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