Okay, here’s what’s been going on…..
Jensine came home, and then left all too quickly, but while she was here, we had a lot of fun and lots of good talks.
I’ve been working every day, so this hasn’t been the fun vacation that I was looking forward to, but I’m looking forward to that paycheck.
Looking back, every day has been fun, but here are the highlights.
There was a woman in the store who was using a walker to get around and struggling with all of these shopping bags, so I helped her walk down to her car. She kept saying how grateful she was, and how nice I was to help her, but I just couldn’t imagine walking away from her to go have lunch. She needed help, I could help her. It was that simple. I hope that anyone else would have done the same. When we got to her car, she hugged me and thanked me again, and I wished her a safe flight home. It’s a little weird when someone comes into your life and then just walks out of it, you know? I really hope everything worked out well for her. She had been told me about all of these medical problems she was having, and it just sounded awful. She was such a sweet woman, and I wish I knew what happened to her.
After that, I went to lunch with Rachel, Maggie, and Patrick. That’s a definite perk to working during the week; I usually end up on my own for breaks.
No work today, yay Christmas. We went to
By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
Jen met me after work and we went to Tiffany’s to buy Mom a pair of earrings for her birthday. I’m so glad she liked them.
After work, I went with Maggie to see Children of Men, and it was honestly the best movie I have seen all year. It was so well done, but the story was absolutely amazing. And going out with a co-worker was nice; I always feel a bit out of place because I’m there so infrequently. I’m glad that they think of me as more than just a girl there on weekends.
After that, I met up with Jensine, Krystina, and Tiffany at Borders (I know, I’m always there…) and wandered the mall for a bit until their movie, then went to PKD with Ori. It was nice to finally have my friends meet each other.
I was gutsy today. I hadn’t spoken to Evan in awhile, so I sent him a text message, and when he called me back, I invited him to come to the laugh factory, but he couldn’t. I’m glad I asked though.
I went to tomchai with Ori, and then made a 7-11 run for cheap coffee and chocolate, sat in the car for awhile until we met up with Coco (yes, that’s just a nickname),
My first day off from work in almost two weeks! Finally sleeping in was amazing. Mom, Dad, Jen, and I went to breakfast at the Griddle, and saw Kathy Griffin there. I love her routines, she’s so funny.
We spent the rest of the day shopping, and I got a bag and sweater at Forever 21, which isn’t usually my kind of store, but I like what I got.
Spending the day with Jen was a lot of fun too. We had a great time.
I got a letter from UCSB today that says that they need a second application. I can’t believe I have to do another one. I feel like this is all getting way out of hand.
Work was fun today. Except that I had to drag myself out of bed at seven in the morning. I had lunch with Rachel and Dave, which was very fun. That hour went by very quickly. Stevie and I had a lot of fun avoiding work today too. He’s been my sanity for the last 2 weeks at work.
I bought the Rolling Stones CD Forty Licks, even though I shouldn’t be spending my money. Oh well. That’s never stopped me before.
And tomorrow night, what to do, what to do? I think I’m going to end up at some club. Um, fun? We’ll see.
Also, I noticed a huge bruise on my arm yesterday. It's that nice blue/green color, and I have no idea how it got there. That's a little bit typical.
Ori and I celebrated our One-year-anniversary tonight. :) We literally drove around for an hour looking for a single sushi restaurant that was open, but we couldn't find a single one! We ended up at Cafe Sushi, and saw Dave Navarro outside for awhile. It was yummy food and so good to finally see her for more than five minutes. We talked about everything that's been going on in our lives, and I was so grateful to be able to talk to her and get her opinion on some stuff that's been bugging me. We're so alike, and I just love that girl.
The best thing about yesterday was that when I was at work, I helped these two little old French ladies find a book, and one of them did not speak a word of English, but insisted on trying to talk with me. Her friend kept telling her that I didn't understand, but that didn't stop her. I just kept nodding and smiling at her because I just couldn't help it. It was so funny.
My Mom and I also had a serious talk about something that happened a little while back that I was still upset about. I feel so much better now, like a weight has been lifted off of my chest.
And today has been a great day! I only had work from 12 to 4, and Ori surprised me at work around 3:30. My day got pretty exciting from there. Samantha met me and we saw The Holiday at 7:30 which was cute , and we hung out with Ori until her movie at 7. I've felt very popular today. Lots of phone calls, lots of gossip, lots of laughing, and lots of teeth chattering. It was freezing today! And that's coming from someone who loves cold weather. I had so much fun tonight, and a lot of that was with Samantha. I'm really happy with that. :)
And now, there's an e-mail sitting in my in-box from my math teacher, and it says that it's about my final grade. I'm so scared to open it. What if I didn't do well enough? I have this moment right now, before I do anything, where everything is okay so long as I don't look. But I looked at my English grade and that was okay. Math is a whole different story though. And Evan might ask me eventually about it. I guess I just have to muster my courage and look. At least taking the class over in the winter doesn't feel like I would be a complete failure anymore. But before I look, I can at least keep hoping that I did well enough to pass, or that I got close and my teacher was having a kind day. God, I hope one of those is the case.
I just have to let go.
It's been a fun few days.
Friday night I met up with Lauren to see Eragon, and after the movie, we were heading into Borders (I know I'm a dork, but I end up there a lot when I'm not working), and on the way there, I saw Robert of all people. I snuck up behind him at the newstand, and whispered "What are you buying?". He jumped, but it was so great. I finally snuck up on him instead of the other way around! I'm proud of that. And he works in the mall, so I'll get to see him more.
Saturday night I went to USC for Ori's 21st birthday, and that was so much fun. To sum up, there was drinking, yummy food, hooka, dancing, a rabbi (I'm not kidding), a breakdancing red-head (not me), flirting boys, and funny blue drinks. It was so great to finally get out and have some fun instead of studying! And I love that when I left at 7:30, I told my parents that I wouldn't be out late at all, a couple hours tops. I actually left the party around 1:30 with Joey, then got in about 2 in the morning. :) I deserve it though.
Sunday I spent studying for my last final, and Evan called me again. He's so much fun to talk to. And Erie's coming in Wednesday. You hear that Jensine?
So today though, I took that last final and I'm not sure how I did. Suddenly I'm anxious about that. This whole semester has been nutzo though. I just don't think I was as on top of things as I could have been, and I might have to pay for that in the winter. I'm not going to do this again. I can apply myself better, I know it; I've done it before. It's so depressing thinking about how much time was wasted. I'll do better once winter starts.
Okay, now it's mine and Ori's one year anniversary, and we are finally hanging out tonight. Tomorrow night I might be going out with friends too. Things are finally looking up. :)
Okay, it's been awhile. Let's see...how do I want to do this...
--Thanksgiving was fun. We met loads of interesting people, though my sisters and I were just shy of being the youngest in the group by a few decades.
--That same night, Jen was tackled by an eight year old, and it was a close one.
--I have been meeting with Evan almost everyday, and besides the fact that I'm trying to cram an entire semester of math into my head, it has been so much fun.
More on that in a minute though...
--At Borders, I helped a man named Donald find books on how to survive in prison. He was very grateful.
--I have been so stressed about school that I have honestly felt nauseous for about 2 weeks, and that feeling has yet to fade. No matter what I eat, how little or how much, I feel sick.
--I learned that we're all prostitutes.
--Finals start Tuesday. With math. At 8 in the morning. That can't be a good sign.
--I applied to colleges, and we'll see what happens with that.
--And I've been feeling very lonely lately. Which brings me to this...
So today I walked into a real-life fantasy. It was great. I switched math tutors, and the guy who came, Evan, is absolutely gorgeous! And I really mean it. He's tall, got pretty brown eyes, and that stubble thing going on that I love. Plus he knows math, so in my world, he's really smart, and funny too. I love it. I had to keep stopping myself from thinking about how actually he actually stole my breath when I opened the door. Oh, he was just so cute! I really, really like him. It was so funny too, when he left, my sister asked me how old he was. He's too old for her, I'm sure, but I'm 19...it might work. Granted, I have no actual idea how old he is, but I have a feeling it's mid- to late- twenties. I personally have no issue with that. And we all agreed that he was good-looking, even my mom. He was just.....mmm! I'm smiling now just thinking about him.
One of the great things about Evan though, is that I actually feel like he can help me in my math class. If I could just get out of this class with a "C", I'll be thrilled. I'm not a math person, I honestly don't care if I don't have an "A" or "B" in this class, I just want to pass and be done with this. So hopefully, he can help me get through this.
After he left, we went out to dinner for Samantha's birthday, because tomorrow we're going up to Santa Barbara to have Thanksgiving dinner at my cousin's house. That should be pretty nice; she's going to show us around UCSB before we head over to her house. Ah, UCSB....Evan went there..... :)
I have so much work to do...I really don't think I have enough time to get it all done, which is hard for me to admit. I think I have to ask for next weekend off when I go to work Friday. I am definetly not looking forward to that. But for now, I'm just going to try to deal with as much as I can.
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It has been a great day. Absolutely hilarious!
In history, I got just the pick-me-up I needed. We were discussing how sometimes people can get too easily offended by something and blow it out of proportion. There's a whole story that goes along with it, but the best part was at the end, when out teacher was steering the converstaion back to the topic, and someone asked what had happened to the guy in the story. Before really thinking about it, she blurted out "He couldn't go back to work because everyone barked at him". I couldn't help it; I burst out laughing, which got my teacher laughing too. And for the rest of the class, I had to keep my mouth closed because every now and then it would go through my head again and I could feel myself getting ready for a little laughing fit. Also, I redeemed myself from screwing up my presentation! Well, she had still given me an A, but I felt like I screwed up. Today though, we had been talking about the article that I had presented, and no one remembered the answer, but I did, so I answered, and people actually did that "Ohh-I-remember-now" thing. The cute guy in front of me even turned to look at me. Small victory, but I'm proud of it.
When I got home though, the real fun started. We've been having some issue with the stove, and so the gas guy came by, and basically said that's its safe to use, but it will take awhile to light. Lucky us, though, he showed us how to speed up the whole process. You simply get down on the floor in front of the stove and smack it with a cheese grater. I will forever treasure the image of my mother doing this, while she, my sister and I laughed hysterically.
After the gas man showed us this incredible stove-fixing secret, my mom walked him out, and yes, you guessed it, the door-knob came right out of the door into her hand. We quickly learned though, that you can still go out the side door, around to the front, and open the door with your keys. Once you're inside though, you're effectively trapped. When Jen came home, I shushed Samantha and asked Jen if anything was different with the door. She didn't catch on at first and I told her to go back and touch the door and see if she could figure it out. She told me after that she thought the door would be really cold or have just been painted or something, and that we couldn't trick her, she would only touch the door with one finger to find out. When she finally figured out what was missing, she kept repeating that the knob was gone, as if we somehow hadn't realized. Then of course, Samantha and I told her the whole story, complete with gas man tutorials and everythng.
It's been such a great day. We ordered pizza for dinner, then I pointed out to my mom that we still couldn't open the door for him once he came. That started the laughing up again.
And now...Dead Like Me. Ah, comedy. :)