Saturday, March 28, 2009

Falling Up Brings Me Back

When I was in 1st Grade at Norfolk Christian Elementary's Vriginia Beach campus, I did a presentation of the poem "Sidewalking" from Shel Silverstein's book "Falling Up'. I love his material. It was always fun to read, and a great joy to present to my school.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Messed up machines make me mad.

My laptop just flipped out on me. I was playing a game I've had for months, and it was even paused. I wasn't doing anything to strenuous, but it shut itself down and wouldn't turn back on for anything! I'm so very frustrated.....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Missed merriments

Today was [guess]. It wasn't as much of a holiday as I wanted it to be.
The weather was pretty bad, so business was slow and I was sent home early. I went to see Crystal, and she wasn't even wearing green! The horror!
I had apparently missed the festivities - green colored food for breakfast and lunch, and the plan for dinner was Shepherd's Pie (English). So much for what could have been a fun holiday.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I love... girlfriend, Crystal. ♥
She's AMAZING! She's smart, good-looking, fun, practical, amusing loves God; and she likes me. What more could I ask for?

Frustratingly Confusing Communication Failures

Crystal and I seem to be having trouble with communication sometimes.
Last night she told me that she needs to work on her homework so I won't be able to see her until Sunday. Fine. I decided Thursday would be convenient to see a movie that Crystal wouldn't be interested in.
I decided that I would see Watchmen after I got off work. Crystal isn't a geek like I am, she's usually simply indulgent in that area, so I figured she wouldn't be interested at all in that movie.
I texted Crystal after I clocked off and I even told her exactly what movie I planned to see and when. She said "enjoy your movie", and that was it.
After my movie is over (2.5 hours later), and I'm on my way home, Crystal mentions that she wishes I hadn't seen that movie because she wanted us to watch it together.
Hold on, what?
There is no reason she couldn't have simply told me BEFORE I saw the movie! She could have mentioned it looking intriguing when she saw the trailer, or she could have said something when I told her I planned on seeing it this afternoon. I could have picked another movie to see (Street Fighter IS still playing), or I could have just gone home and played video games, more than content to wait to see Watchmen with her.
I hope Crystal understands that knowing she didn't speak up and afford me the pleasure of waiting to see it with her upsets me more than her possibly "ruining my plans".

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ah, Spring is Just Around the Corner

Spring seems to have arrived. Today is the perfect day: a Saturday with lots of sun and a high of 72. I absolutely love it.

I'm now at the Myers' waiting for Crystal to get back from her coffee date with Allison. As soon as she gets back we'll be headed off to the Virginia Diner in Wakefield, VA.
She went there when she was 12, and now she works at a franchise of their store here in Virginia Beach, so she's very excited about the idea of going there again. As far as I can tell, and Crystal has confirmed it, it'll be just like a Cracker Barrel, so I don't see the appeal, but oh well.

I'm so glad we're at least going on another road trip again. We haven't gone since November, and it felt so regular back then. I do love getting out of the house and going somewhere, anywhere. I love seeing the country, finding new places, meeting new people and trying new things. The novelty of a new experience is just so thrilling that I don't mind that today's destination is so much more exciting for her than for me. It is also very nice to see her enjoying herself, so that makes up for it too.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

One of the few things I hate about being male.

So today was fun.
I dropped my dad off to do his clerical work at church as he does every Tuesday through Wednesday, and I went on to the Myer's to see Crystal. Centerville Turnpike was being drained of flooding so Regent University Drive was backed up interestingly far, so I'm glad it didn't affect me.
As I stepped through the door I didn't see Crystal groggily stepping out of the bathroom to greet me as usual from across the dark sitting room. I saw A.J. sitting at his breakfast giving me a cheery "Hi Mr. David!", Michan sitting at her computer, and Crystal on the couch, also with her laptop, apparently getting a head start on reading her latest syllabi - a startling change in the routine for the first morning of Spring Break for Crystal and Michan.
Nonplussed, I set my laptop bag down and sat next to Crystal on the couch with my Bible in hand to prepare for our devotions: today we were to finish Ephesians. Crystal fretted to me a little about her new workload, then she set her laptop down and gave me her attention. I read the last chapter and made the decision that we would begin Daniel tomorrow.
As Ana woke up, A.J. put in The Jungle Book 2 and Crystal and I watched it for a little while before heading out.
Crystal and I left the Myers' at precisely 10:35, for no truly adequately explained reason. We went to the Barnes & Noble at Pembroke to meet Crystal's friend Jordan, who was in town because was also on her spring break. At about tern after Crystal got a text mesage from Jordan, informing her that they had arrived. They?
As Crystal and I got to the Starbucks at the front of the building we saw Jordan, and we met her friend Sam. We all got drinks and snacks and sat down, and were soon joined, unexpectedly (at least by me), by Mike Lowry. 'Twas an amusing surprise.
At a little after one o'clock we all went our separate ways, Mike went away, Jordan and Sam went to check out Regent's book store, and Crystal and I went to check on her sisters while her mother gave us an absolute miserable time of it.
We went back to the Myers' to meet Deanna, and Jordan and Sam arrived shortly after we did. It was fun, but Jordan and Sam didn't stay very long, and I had to go bring my dad home from church.
Crystal came over later around 5:45, and my dad told her about a nanny position. She made a simple call, and got a very promising job. That's one of the few things that I hate about being male. I love working with kids, but as a male, it's not normal, and would be impossible for me to get a babysitting job, even just once. Nothing against Crystal. I love her, but it irks me that so easily she was able to get the kind of job that I've always wanted to be able to do.
After dinner Crystal and I played Spades with my parents, but around 10:15 my mom got tired and called the game. Crystal left and my parents went to bed.

That's all for now. I need to start moving on a career.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Something seems wrong.

Here I am sitting at the table with Crystal while she is typing a paper for her history class. She has been feeling sick over the last day and a half with some stomach virus, a little anxious about her grades and her scholarship being possibly at risk, and I think she's a little exasperated at me.

I just finished downloading a movie. I guess I'll just have to watch that and stay out of her way.

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