(Excuse the use of photograph sans prior consent, sydneytohalifax.)
Pretending that this is a current reality in my life. Wine, you, Portland, and the grand Willamette.
|Dave:||We could always try for a 3-point conversion.|
|Me:||It's actually a 2-point conversion.|
First time I have EVER been to Snooze when there was no line! Hells yeah! #breakfast #friends (at Snooze)
It’s been, like, what? Ten months? (Okay I cheated by checking the timeframe.)
I am sorry for sucking at the Internet.
As of this moment I’m getting a little melancholic on the National’s album High Violet before heading out to get donuts with friends. I hope your weekend is spent doing things you like, too.
I will talk to you all again soon.
One of the arteries in her legs is 100% blocked, so. Kind of necessary. But also scary. She’s 75 and doesn’t have the greatest of health.
With that being said… It’s time to head back to Louisiana. To, hopefully, take care of her while she’s unable to do so for herself.
On the plus side: I love packing for trips. And I get to see my friends again.
As I quietly moped about the fact that I would be alone on my birthday, three of my closest friends successfully plotted the best surprise I have ever received.
A knock at the door. I opened it expecting the UPS guy and found Tyler there. Minutes later, Dave. And then Mari.
I’m hoping that in time I can express my gratitude adequately. I have never loved my friends—all of them—more than I do right now.
My updates have been sparse lately and despite how it seems, I’m really trying. Onward, now:
My parents got into town Saturday and are leaving (without me because of my exam at 9 on Friday) for our family vacation in a few hours. As excited as I am to be here for the Harry Potter premiere, I really am going to miss my cousins and everyone else this year. Also: I should probably study for said exam at some point.
I’ve been spending my time with my friends and enjoying every minute of their company. I love them all and playing poker against them at night for the prize of cupcakes while discussing Harry Potter spells and music festivals trumps thinking about anything happening in the future. I cannot believe I am finally getting the hang of being happy.
Kara gets here Thursday. After 7 years (!!!) of being best friends, I can truly say that seeing her is always amazing. We’ve mastered long distance friendships and it is honestly a gift to have someone as fun, patient and wonderful as her in my life.
Mari is also in town again. As I was saying: this week is golden.
Kasie and I ordered shirts for the Deathly Hallows premiere from EvieTees on Etsy.
My shirt is beautiful:
And Kasie’s is amazing, too:
And I will have pictures of us actually wearing them after the premiere. Which I am going to with about 15 people. And following that up with a trip to our 24-hour diner for post-movie discussions. SO MUCH EXCITEMENT.
More frequency, less lengthy rambles: I promise to try.
I have had the best week with some of the most spectacular people I have ever met.
I only wish they hadn’t left to go home.
I don’t really know what’s up with me for the past weeks. I’ve been strangely emotional and just. Somehow, despite the fact that this song is mostly upbeat, it makes me want to weep a little.
We tore the walls out
in this old bedroom of your house
to make room for dreams
I know where you’re coming from.
Anyhow. Aside from my emotional oddities, the weekend was great. I spent it laughing—which is never a bad way to spend time.
I’m going shower now, though. I have a dentist appointment at 8 in the morning.
Good lord, there is nothing I would like to wake up for less than the dentist. What was I thinking when I made that appointment?