The Good with the Bad

Saturday morning I woke up to my friend Rosa saying, “I have some not so good news. Someone broke in your car.” My first thought was, “Seriously? What could they possibly want in there?” My second thought was, “Oh crap (well, maybe it was another word). My computer.” I’d like to think that I’m a bright person. However, I can’t deny that I did something extremely stupid; I left my laptop under the seat in my car! Needless to say the jerks stole my laptop but curiously enough they left the $6 that was just sitting on my seat in plain view. Strange. So, $250 +tax later, I will be able to roll up the window on my car again.

                                                     

That unfortunate event would have taken over my weekend if it wasn’t for the good things that followed. So now for the good stuff!

I went to a great dinner at Picca a Peruvian restaurant on Pico. Picca serves tapas style dishes that are a sort of Peruvian and Japanese fusion. We tried a few small plates including, conches a la parmesan, choritos, cheviche crocante and arroz con erizo. This was hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Here are some pictures, mmmm…


Also, some friends and I ventured to the most magical place on earth, Disneyland! This was the first time I’d been in 12 years and to be honest, I was scared. I’m not much for roller coasters and for some reason I remembered Splash Mountain as having a giant 300 foot drop. So, when my friends got excited about the ride I was totally freaked out! As it turned out, Splash Mountain was all good and the drop was more like 50ft. The last time I went in the Haunted Mansion I was 8 in Disney Paris. I got on the ride with my brother and half way through I looked over and his face had been replaced with a hologram. Of course, at the time, I didn’t know it was a hologram. I truly believed that my brother was gone and a skeleton had taken his place. Needless to say I vowed never to go in The Haunted Mansion again. Well much like Splash Mountain… things are a lot less scary 12-17 years later. Disneyland was so much fun!

To top everything off, my friend Francesca finished her first marathon on Sunday! She completed the Nike Women’s Marathon in 4:07 and that’s even with walking mile 22-23. She is amazing and is today’s Daily Inspiration.

Despite the fact I was totally thrown off and irritated by the burglary of my computer and vandalism of my car, some good things did happen this weekend. And since I can’t go back and knock out the person who broke in my car, I’ll just focus on the other things and give thanks to the fact that I’ll have  new window in a few hours.

Happy Monday everyone! I hope this is the beginning to a great week.

~Thankful

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