So Friday I have no summer class.
I started off bright & early with bikram with my best friend, C-.
Got back- took a shower, started laundry, tidied up.
The boy got here early. So I ran down the block to meet him (wet hair still clipped up & carrying this jangling jar of quarters). (I was afraid he’d get lost or something because he called and I gave him directions over the phone)
We got up to my apt and he loved it.
I said I was doing laundry and he wanted to help. So we went down and switched my wet clothes into the dryer. He REALLY wanted to do the quarters hah So I let him put em in.
Got upstairs and got to talking and listening to music. He confided that he was afraid that coming would be a mistake and I immediately thought I wouldn’t live up to his standards and that was the mistake. But then he kept going about how I wouldn’t want him anymore. ”We’re such a pair.” I just keep saying it because we keep doing silly stuff like that.
Another time was when he was talking about how cute my accent was. Then I had to tell him that Irish accents were the most attractive things ever. We just keep surprising each other like this.
Time to get the dry clothes and he wanted to come along again. He even carried the basket for me. Up and down the stairs. So sweet.
We laid out on my tiny twin bed and talked some more. He hadn’t eaten all day so I ran to the kitchen to fix him something. I didn’t have any food either so I brought a bowl of blueberries.
He got really excited for organic California ones. haha Then it was the cutest thing. He had the FUNNIEST faces for the sour ones and was so happy with the sweet ones. Found out he has some skills with tossing and catching. He tried to teach me, but that failed.
At the bottom of the bowl there were two left. He picked one for me and put it in my mouth. So I grabbed the one he left and gave to him.
But then he was like ‘uhh. bad’ so I said ‘You chose first!’ and he was like “I know, I wanted you to have the good one.” le sigh.
One of his girl friends from Ireland wanted him to go to a bbq in SF with his group, but he cancelled.
Time for dinner, and he wanted to stay in and make something together. So I pulled some cookbooks down and went through saying what we wanted. He was really excited for his first vegetarian meal & he had never had tofu. So we picked stir fry. We went on a “shop” to the grocery store. He held the basket and
my heart my hand and tried to be friendly with the butcher. Which kind of worked. But I was really confused because we didn’t buy any meat. And he was like “You don’t talk to your butcher? They’re always so friendly in Ireland.” hahah culture gap
We got home and I found out he was an excellent chef!
I was afraid it would be too many cooks in the kitchen. Time to eat & he LOVED it. I was so happy his firsts were good. (It ended up being vegan and he also had his first glass of almondmilk)
We laid together some more and got dark.
He was supposed to sneak in to see Foster the People with some friends, but completely forgot. I felt bad but he said he had already missed it. So we listened to the album off my iTunes.
His friend G- wanted him to come home but I kind of asked him to stay and he agreed.
It was really hard because I wanted him to stay, but I didn’t want to make the decision for him
He stayed and we watched Eternal Sunshine on a Spotless Mind. It’s his favorite movie and had been dying for me to see it.
He’s really tall & we were watching on my computer, so we found the best way to watch was to roll my bed out and prop the laptop on a chair & bundle together in blankets.
Unlike the last time I watched a movie with a would-be-beau, he didn’t sexually assault me. I wanted to see the movie and he wanted me to see it. So just the occasional sweet kiss. Which I totally appreciated. I’m such a movie critic.
So idk how many of you have seen the movie, but we had a lot to discuss.
We ended up laying in bed talking for way too long. My fave was when I asked his favorite part and he told it to me word for word. The other one was…
“Do you think you’re more of a Joel or a Clem?” - me
“Joel. Who do you think you are?” - him
“I think we both know the answer to that question.”
The next morning I kind of kicked him out because my parents and my sister came by.
I ended up getting to see my grandparents which was unexpected and wonderful. It’s so inspiring to see them, they still have so much love for each other. Which is saying a lot because my grandmother’s memory is going.
I don’t know what’s going to happen with me and the boy, but so far so good. It’ll be quick. He’s only here til 30 days or September. Depending on if he finds a job.
I want to help with the job, but I don’t want to over step anything or be pushy.
He said he’s working on it, so I’ll just have to trust him. It’s nice to finally have someone perfect for me. I’m going to let myself be happy
Problems with dating foreigners.
(I think I need to joke about this because we’re both kind of freaking out.)
Spent the night with A- again.
Went to a party at his house that night. Kind of a risk because I barely knew anyone and I didn’t have his cell #.
I arranged to have back up places to go if this was a fail.
But I got in & found him right away. We had a great time. Dancing, drinking and talking.
Spent the night again. …
Woke up and just talked. We really have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
So I finally got up and dressed at 5:30.
We spent the WHOLE day in bed together. No food, no outside trips. Just talking and listening to music.
A- was like “Have you ever taken ecstasy? Today was a little like that.”
I totally agreed.
So Friday was my last day of work. We always have a BBQ and it ended up being a bit of a going away party.
Everyone was there, which is nice because at the field office only half the staff is present at a time. It’s a transient place.
And even though I told rugby boy weeks ago that it was my last day, and he had already ended employment…he came!
After weeks of not talking, he came for my last day and brought his sister! It was my first time meeting her but we got along great.
N- is graduating today! I’ll text him later. But I was so happy to see him. He’ll be in Sierra Camp for the next few months so I won’t see him. Which alright because I’ll be at school for a summer class.
M- gets back today too. He’s been wanting to have dinner for a week. I’ve been debating canceling but that’s just mean. The guy has been texting me and remembering all the little things. He deserves to get his date. (At first he was willing to take the train to meet me after work-which I said no)
I also got to see my sister & her roommate has been staying with us. It’s been really fun.
& party time soon!! My friends Ni- & S- are having a housewarming/Xmas in July party. It should be fun.