Well hello! So last week completely escaped me. Mostly because my good friend from work, Mallory (searching the perfectly Priya archives for Mal :: :: here!) decided to up and move to San Francisco, and a cornucopia of festivities ensued! Happy for her because SF is the coolest, and my home, and she is going to kill it; bummed because we will miss her.
So this weekend was mostly chill, with a bunch of friends thrown in for good measure. And some RuPaul's Drag Race with my roommate, Emily. Have you guys ever seen that show? Oh. MY.
So it's funny, I worked on this post and planned to say "dreaming of Hawaii, it is so cold, take me back" BUT Nashville is a shocking 60 degrees, and has been around there for the past three days! It's the most incredible teaser for Spring. But yeah, I'm still missing #palohaChristmas2014 (see the full post here.)
Part 2 of my vacation post is just for the iPhone pictures and quotes from the week I wrote down. Two of my favorite things. Comprised of my favorite people. Oh yeah, I can't take credit for many of these photos...some genius decided we should share all our iPictures through our photo stream, or something? SO consider this #palohaChristmas through everyone's eyes and mouths (sounds gross)!
big sibs night out / afternoon walk / staying alive on the sunrise hike / beautiful, everywhere!
"Tuppy you did surprisingly well!" - Mom after Tarif placed second in a race with Amir and Coren
"Holy Road to Hana!" - Galina makes the Hawaii edition of her favorite phrase
"Ok, her name is Kanoe. I have to see if this is real." - Sundar and I perusing Tinder one night
beach bumz / bullying Amir, per ush / Dad makes his cooking debut! / the boys after their race
"Oh-ha-hu." - Dad pronouncing where they went for their anniversary (Oahu)
"There is no fun in eating watery ice cream." - Dad laments about his melted dessert
Mom: Pushpan, can you take the Youber?
Dad: No, there is no Youber.
my parents discussing options for traveling around the island
"You conquered your fear of the ocean today." - anonymous on Dad's stocking
one of the things we forced everyone to do was write something nice about every person on Christmas stockings I made out of construction paper (like, you are a good friend), this was found on Dad's
best throwback photo of them all / another Maui sunset / siblings selfie / me wearing mom's old suit!
"I think this says 'Love Lupe'" - Tup trying to decipher someone's handwriting
"I didn't say I was 21. They asked me if I was 21 and I said 'Yeahhhh.'" - Tup defends his acceptance of "rum punch" on Hawaiian Air
"I will answer that question but first can you come outside and take some fashion shots of me right now?" - Mom as Priya
My planned after dinner activity was a rousing family game of Psychiatrist (basically, everyone does an impression of someone else in the group) when someone asked my Mom a question, she answered as me, saying THAT. Hilarious and concerning at the same time (I'm not really like this!)
sibling selfie in a Subaru / sunset from Napili beach / sistah selfie / paddleball on the beach!
"Arja, bring me four slices of cheese." - Dad's lunch request
"Carina has island fever." - Sundar diagnoses the dissension in the group
I laughed out loud a few times reliving these memories. What a trip! Missing my people.
At press time, I don't think I will make my resolution of the month of seeing a family member (major bummer) BUT I also recently learned that all the siblings should be rounding up for Tarif's production of Jekyll & Hyde at the beginning of March. I swear, we go two years without all seeing each other, and then it's two months. I am crazy happy about that. And the way things are going this year so far...that will be here so. FAST.
So, onward, and upward!