Derby Days, Sportsfest & Relay for Life Recap

It’s been awhile since I actually shared what was happening with my life.  Well, lots of class and homework and reading, but there’s some fun stuff going on as well.

As I mentioned last week, it was Sigma Chi’s Derby Days.  Here is my team in the can-struction.  We placed 4th with a patriotic golf course.  Nifty, right?  There were quite a few structures in the form of the American flag, but the winning one was decked out with lights. Hm, cheating? 😉IMG_7347 Got to love the California sun.  Not a bad plan to sit out on the patio before my 9:15 class. Just enjoying breakfast. IMG_7358Friday night brought the ABC Fashion show.  Our team had the most EPIC outfits (at least in my opinion) with dresses made out of beer boxes and napkins.
IMG_7363Really, isn’t it so creative? One of the girls, Jackie (on the far right), made each one! IMG_7366Saturday – We traveled north to Sacramento for a SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer) sports tournament.  It pretty much consisted of playing capture the flag, football, soccer, and kickball in a park all day.  I loved being outside and it was neat to see how many people in Sacramento were out and about, biking, running, walking, etc.

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Like my array of food choices?  We only had BK as an option for breakfast, Costco sandwich rolls and apples for lunch, then stopped at Five Guys for a snack/dinner.  Granted it was 3:30, but it worked.
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I had never been to Five Guys and although it was early, I decided to give it a shot.  The main selling feature has to be the fact that you can customize the toppings on your burger. However, I wasn’t that thrilled with the burger itself.  If I’m going to order a burger, I’d rather have a juicy patty than flimsy fast-food patty, but that’s just my opinion.  They do have some tasty seasoning on their fries, though.

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Afterwards, we took a quick stop at Old Sac, a cute and quaint downtown with old fashioned stores, restaurants, and countless candy and taffy stores.  Liz was in 7th heaven with her old-fashioned candy.  I ended up with  a massive piece of dark chocolate almond bark from Rocky Mountain Candy Co, but hey, dark chocolate + almonds, there’s definitely some health benefits there, right?
IMG_7398While wandering the various stores, I stumbled upon these hilarious books.  What to do with peanut butter? Yes, PLEASE.  Well, first you can start by eating it out of the jar 😉

I wasn’t sure what to think of the book on the right.  I mean, I grew up boating and while it’s tough, I know how to back up a trailer.  So, what does that mean for me?

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We didn’t get back to school until 8ish on Saturday, so my night consisted of grocery shopping, some Sportscenter, and bed.  Santa Clara was hosting a Relay for Life for the American Cancer society and I had agreed to an early shift in the morning.

The relay started around 4pm on Saturday, but I showed up for my shift on Sunday (8-12).  I walked around the mini track, hung out with some people who were also up early on a Sunday morning, and even participated in some karaoke.  I was a little wary of singing so early.  Ah those poor college kids in the dorms nearby.  Oh well 🙂

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Lots for the week ahead.  A country concert, senior seminar on personal finance, two intramural games, and Stagecoach Country Festival next weekend!  Also, yesterday marked the start of our school’s Iron Bronco.  It’s a two-week competition to complete an Iron Man (2.4 mi swim, 118 mi bike ride, 26 mi run)

How was your weekend?  Have you ever participated in Relay for Life or a walk for a cause?

“Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.”
– Igor Stravinsky

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