So this past weekend, my girlfriend visited me and spent a couple days down here with me!  It worked out really well because my classes got out this past Friday so I had the weekend to relax and have a good time.


The main reason she came down was because the marching band had its annual banquet this past Friday and she was my date!  The banquet was really fun and it was fun to get all dressed up for a nice event.  It was held at the Marriott downtown.  The highlight of the event was that Matt Barkley stopped by to give a few words!  That was an awesome night.





Photo credit to Marc Sessa


On Saturday, I got to sleep in for the first time in 14 weeks!!  Usually I have to get up at 5:45 for band practice, but the football season is over now so I enjoyed sleeping in and making chocolate chip waffles and hash browns!  That night, my girlfriend and I hung with two of my friends who are also chemical engineers.  I really enjoyed having a relaxing, slow day after a hectic week.


Sunday was a calm day too.  That night, we made tacos and watched a movie.


On Monday, we woke up early for a fun-filled day at Universal Studios!! I have been there before, but it was a while ago, and I wanted to take my girlfriend there, because she has never been there before!  It was really awesome, especially because it was a fairly nice day outside and the park was not too crowded.  My favorite part of Universal Studios is the Studio Tour, where they take you on to the Universal Lot and show you some sets and props from different movies and productions.  If you have never been there before, I highly suggest going.  It is just something you have to do!


She left Tuesday morning, but luckily, I will get to see her in 4 days after I finish my last two finals on Monday.  Even though I am in the middle of finals and studying for finals now, it was nice to take a couple days off of the stress to do some fun things!





I am a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering, with a biochemical emphasis. I am originally from Sacramento, CA. I am in the USC Marching Band enjoy playing playing trombone. I also enjoy hiking and road biking.