Friends and Family

Last night, I slept for about two hours. I watched the Federer vs Nishikori game and then the Coco Vandeweghe vs Kerber game. Then, I started watching the India vs England cricket match. I dozed off around the 35th over of India chasing the target. I woke up towards the end to watch India lose their good progress. Kedar, if there is six runs required of four balls, you run at all costs. Let the new batsman get one ball to see if he can make a dent. Otherwise, he can get out slogging. You can run across and be on strike. After, you are on strike you can hit sixes and bring glory to India. It was pretty cool, seeing a finisher other than Dhoni trying to finish for India. I can’t wait for the Championship Trophy to see all the good ODI matches.

I started off in the morning by doing my reading comprehension questions for Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. The time was 8:30. My dad and I were planning to go driving at 9:50 after dropping off my sister at her class. I had plans to go to Buffalo Wild Wings at 11:15 to watch the NFC Championship game. M̶y̶ ̶d̶a̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶o̶k̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶a̶r̶o̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶D̶M̶V̶ ̶t̶e̶s̶t̶ ̶r̶o̶u̶t̶e̶s̶.̶ ̶I̶ ̶a̶m̶ ̶v̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶f̶i̶d̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶p̶a̶s̶s̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶d̶r̶i̶v̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶e̶s̶t̶.̶ ̶A̶f̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶p̶a̶s̶s̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶d̶r̶i̶v̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶e̶s̶t̶,̶ ̶I̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶l̶i̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶g̶i̶r̶l̶s̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶l̶i̶c̶e̶n̶s̶e̶.̶ ̶R̶e̶g̶r̶e̶t̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶t̶h̶o̶s̶e̶ ̶l̶i̶e̶s̶.̶ ̶G̶o̶d̶,̶ ̶p̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶g̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶m̶e̶!̶ ̶I̶ ̶t̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶t̶e̶s̶t̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶T̶u̶e̶s̶d̶a̶y̶.̶ ̶W̶i̶s̶h̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶l̶u̶c̶k̶,̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶d̶e̶r̶s̶!̶ I failed on Tuesday!

My dad and I had lots of fun making fun of my driving. We had lots more fun trying to turn into the DMV. That curb is just brutal. I have to improve my speed pick-up. I floor my car. I hope to not do that during the driving test. After driving for over an hour on the routes, we went to pick up my sister. While waiting for my sister, I met up with my dad’s tennis mates. All everyone could talk about were the Australian Open matches from the night before. We had a talk about the future of Indian tennis. There are a lot of juniors coming into the system. I hope one of them can contribute very heavily.

During this encounter, I got a call from Saajan. I did not pick up Saajan’s call, as I did not want to lie to him. After dropping my sister off at Amador for her art class, my dad and I drove home. At my house, I ran in to the bathroom. I took a shower and then shaved. My dad dropped me off at Buffalo Wild Wings. There was an interesting mix of people in the restaurant. It was me, Saajan, Stephen, Justin, and Kurt. Buffalo Wild Wings is such a rip off. They overcharge you for wings. It is so unhealthy. I wish that there was a cheaper alternative. The sauce is good. I really like Mango Habanero and Asian Zinc flavors. I owe Kurt money. The first game was a blowout. It was disappointing. It would have been better if the Packers actually had a run game. There were a lot of Falcons fans out of nowhere at Buffalo Wild Wings. The funniest moment had to be when we talked about just walking out.

Kurt and I drove to Mohr with everyone else to go to Kevin Zhang’s house. It was the first time I met him. Stephen told us about his dog’s insecurities. He also told us about how his dad has fun with George. George is Stephen’s dog. Stephen scared Kevin’s dog. I even pet the dog Usually, I get scared of dogs. There’s a video of me with Aditya’s dog trying to stop it from coming close to me. I got locked in the same room as him and we were trying to escape.

After Kevin’s house we went to Gupta’s house. On the way to Gupta’s house, Kurt thought he was following Justin, but turned out he was following a random car. It took us about five minutes to realize what had happened. At Gupta’s house, Gupta joined our adventure. Stephen, Justin, and Kurt went home. I called my parents to see if me, Saajan, and Aditya could come home to watch the Steelers game. My parents had guests coming home, so therefore we had to go somewhere else. We called Prabh to see if he would let us come home. He was busy with mock trail. Then, we decided to go to Saajan’s home. Before going, we decided to stop by Safeway to pick up some snacks. We got Twinkies, Taco Doritos, cheese dip, and some Coke. Saajan had his first ever Twinkies. He thought it was pretty good. Then, we drove to Saajan’s house. We invited Nikith to join us. They were all making fun of my Snapchat pose. Then, I got roasted for the Steelers losing. After, Nikith got roasted for looking like an eraser. We had fight club. I started beating the shit out of Nikith. Nikith ran away. Gupta and I got an ab workout by laughing on the ground for too long. We laughed about all different things like things people said, videos that people posted, and people working out. Gupta fought Nikith. Nikith just got assaulted by Gupta straight from the beginning. We laughed about Prabh’s video. The video with amazing sound effects. Then Gupta’s mom drove us home. She asked us about Bharat. We replied, we have no idea what he’s doing. We just started cracking up. After, I got home I joined the Google Hangout with all of my friends that did not show up today. We stayed quiet and just worked on all the homework that we had procrastinated on. My parents were very mad at me as I was out of the house from 9 AM — 8 PM.

All this happened on Sunday. Sorry for the lateness of the post. I haven’t gotten to publishing it.

Quotes: “Friends are the family we chose for ourselves.”