Homecoming: USC vs. ASU and Disneyland!

Posted by Lauren and Nicole

N: Saturday morning, I woke up at 7 AM to get some coffee and sell shirts at the Dance Force table. I got back to my apartment at 9, woke Lauren up, ate breakfast, popped champagne, and then met up with friends on campus.

L: Nicole’s forgetting that she made me breakfast (again). I’m a spoiled guest. :) Eggs, carrots, cauliflower, and marinara sauce with a morning Shock Top in honor of game day.

N: The fanny pack sure came in handy once we got to the quad!

N: Because it was homecoming weekend, houses paired together for the game day festivities. We roamed around to various fraternity/sorority tailgates before heading towards the coliseum.

L: I’m slowly building up a a collection of USC gear. What has Nicole done to me?

N: We made it into the Coliseum a little bit after the game started. It was a fun game and the Trojans ended up beating the Sun Devils 38-17!

L: I loved hanging out with Nicole’s friends – Lindsey, Arj, Natty… good people! Plus, Lindsey shared part of her ‘dirty dog’ with me and that’s friendship.

N: FYI, a dirty dog is a hotdog wrapped in bacon and covered with sautéed onions and peppers. After the game, Lauren and I met up with my best friend from high school, Cassie.  She was visiting from Pepperdine and she gave us a ride back to my apartment… hey, we had to save our energy for the half marathon on Sunday!

L: As soon as we got back to Nicole’s apartment, I quickly changed, and hit the road. First stop, Starbucks. I needed a medium coffee and egg wrap, stat. With the proper fuel, I drove about 35 minutes to Cypress so I could visit my college roomie, Fran! We went to the happiest place on Earth…. Disneyland!

L: I can’t remember the last time I visited Disneyland or California Adventure – big shout out to Randy (Fran’s dad) for sharing his guest passes with us!!!! :) Fran and I started in CA Adventure at Car’s Land….

L: I kept hoping that the Christmas decorations would be up, and they were! Now I’m in a holly jolly spirit and can’t wait for Thanksgiving/Xmas! Disney does holiday cheer better than Starbucks does red cups, ya know?

L: After Cars, we walked over to Disneyland and posed for the obligatory castle photo:

L: We continued on through the park, chatting our way in and out of the Star Tours line, Snow White’s Scary Adventure ride, and Thunder Mountain’s coaster. Around 6:30 we caught the tail end of the parade.

L: We walked back to California Adventure just in time to catch the Tim Burton-esque Mad T Party nighttime dance party. Mad Hatter creeped us out with his intense ‘eyes’ for Alice. Yikes.

L: We rounded out our night with a free sample of Ghirardelli chocolate, Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, and the awesome “World of Color” water fountain spectacle. It was beautiful!!! See for yourself:

L: BRB. Tracking down all of the recent Disney movies I have yet to see:

  • Princess and the Frog
  • Tangled
  • Up
  • WALL-E
  • Brave
  • Cars

L: Question: What Disney flick should I watch first? When did you last ‘tailgate’ for something? Which do you prefer, theme parks in summer or winter?

-Lauren and Nicole

Comments (2)

  1. Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers

    Watch Wall-E now. Don’t waste any time doing anything else. Just go and watch it.

    I miss tailgating so much, so hard. Mostly day drinking in general, as my questionable work schedule could change at any point in time…. I need much more time for mimosas.

    (the picture of the two of you walking into the stadium should be immediately framed and plastered all over your respective homes. and strangers’ homes, too.)
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  2. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Looks like you and Nicole had so much fun at the game and tailgating before! Love the DG fanny pack too! And how fun that you went to Disneyland! I love Dland around the holidays and it has been way too long since I’ve been! I’ve only seen Up on that list but it was really cute!
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