Saturday, March 24, 2012

Call Me, Maybe?

People are so creative and silly. I've come to the realization that people have an affinity for creativity if they just let themselves. The reason for this sudden idea comes from a fun encounter from a few days ago. So, I spend a lot of time on campus, just sitting there reading or doing stuff on my laptop. Well, the other day I was doing just that and I was watching music videos. I happened to watch this one
and just as I was finishing it and moving on to the next music video on my list when a young man dropped a piece of folded paper next to my laptop. He walked away before I could say anything. Of course I opened the paper and it said "Call me, maybe?" His name and number. Funny much?!
Of course with the cleverness of how he went about giving me his number, I text him so he'd have mine.
We went out last night and it was really fun. There was a Dance Battle up on campus that we decided to go to (totally incredible by the way, the students here are so talented), went for ice cream, and played some ping pong. He and I have backgrounds in tennis so it was an interesting experience. It's been a little bit since I've gone on a real one on one, declared date, with a guy who called me to set it up, who picked me up and opened all my doors. It was refreshing :)

On a totally unrelated note...The Hunger Games has been released! I went to the midnight premier and holy was AWESOME! I loved every single second of it. They really did an amazing job with this adaption. Casting was spot on in my opinion; the actors really nailed their parts. Especially Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, these two actors completely and utterly made you believe in the reality of their characters' existence and I loved every second of their screen time. I saw it twice in a ten hour period and still want to see it more, that's how good it is. Everyone should find the time to both read the novel and watch the movie.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Who's your daddy?

Last night, as I struggled to fall asleep I was thinking about the men I've dated and am dating and I came to a realization. I have the BEST dad in the world. I mean, I've known that for ever but it really hit me last night. My dad has provided the perfect example of the ideal husband and father. Growing up, I never saw him angry with my mom, never raise his voice or become impatient, instead he was endlessly kind, generous and patient with everyone in the family. I can still remember him rocking me to sleep at night when I was no older than 6 and the silly songs he would make up as I was trying to catch those Zzz's.

My dad always thought of my mom before himself and I never really realized that until later in my life. When my mom needed a new car, my dad was fully supportive and even though he wants a new truck let my mom go find a new car. He dutifully provided for every small and big need that any of us needed. He made it possible for my mom and I to do all sorts of really fun things.

Basically, I know that's the kind of man I want to end up with, someone who is so extremely selfless and kind, generous and hardworking, patient and spiritual. You all might think you have the best daddy in the world...but you'd be wrong. Sorry, that's just the way it is in all actuality. My dad trumps all other dads out there. The end.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Snowman, Mommy, 2000!

It snowed a while's snowing now. Ever since the very first snowfall, I've wanted to play in the snow but something always got in the way or else I just didn't feel like it when I had time. The other night, I was with a friend of mine and as we were driving by this park around 11 at night, the snow was calling my name; it was just so perfect, untouched, this gorgeous expanse of flawless white. I looked at my bud and asked him to stop the car so we could go run around in the field. Sadly, we didn't stop.
A few nights later though, I was able to get him to go with me to make this giant snowbaby. Oh, did I mention that it was uh midnight when we did this? Yeah. Most spontaneous thing I've done in awhile and I LOVED it! Although I didn't do very much of the work (he basically did everything except for packing snow around each section), I still take partial credit for this huge masterpiece. Sadly, the next day when I went by to check on Ted  (the snowman) there was a big ol' stick in his chest. So sad. And now he's completely toppled over. I'll make another some time.

On another note, my mom is in town! She leaves in the morning but it's sure been fun. I love having my mom around, I'm lucky to have such an incredible woman as my mother. Fortunately for me, she's coming back in just a few weeks. She doesn't like the weather though...

Oh yeah, we've reached over 2,000 pageviews! Not that big of a deal but I'm excited. Whoop!