This throwback Thursday, we're in 2004! I was in my second year of graduate school. I moved from this house in Alameda (an island off of Oakland, CA) to the house in the photo below in Berkeley, CA.
One of my classmates from graduate school had an opening in his house with five other people, so I figured life is short and to try out living with a bunch of new faces!
A trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I frequently visited their galleries and eventually was lucky enough to intern there as well.
Chubbs, the neighbor kitty at my Berkeley place. He was a demanding little fella. My housemate fed him tuna all the time and that only made him more vocal.
I won Britney Spears tickets off the radio and took my housemate! I look particularly bloated and sick here. This was when I started to get ill with gastrointestinal problems.
My friends Jenny and Loni came out to visit me!
Kim and I at Jazz in the Park in Cathedral Square.
On my way back to Cali, at the gorgeous Salt Lake.
Yosemite with Loni. I can't believe I insisted on driving us there for a day trip--6 hours in the car in one day, especially while driving such windy roads was not a smart idea.
We went to Chicago for a girls' trip that year.
My favorite bird, Punky (named after Punky Brewster of course). I think she passed away that year or the next. I cried for days. Seriously. Hard to believe a bird can be loved that much, but she was.
Mom at Salt Lake! I'd love to return there someday.
Road trip back to Cali! We could barely see out the back window. Correction--we could not see out the back window. I don't know why I was wearing a head scarf.
Meeting Nada Surf with my housemate and grad school classmate, Jon. It was a pretty cool little concert at the Virgin Records in downtown SF.
Oh, the Golden Gate Bridge. I miss this landmark.
That's it! I can't believe that was 11 years ago! It feels like it was just yesterday.