Friday, June 26, 2009

Trip Home

I’m writing this post on the train again, heading home for the weekend. A friend of mine whom I’ve known since I was in 7th grade is having a birthday dinner Saturday night that I said I’d come down for. I’m pretty excited to be getting out of the city. It’s been so rainy and gross this entire month. Just need some quiet and not to think about doing anything for a day or two. It’ll be nice.
My friend just text’s me, “hey are you at winnies?” I am not at Winnies, but most of the people in my office are. It was someone’s last day, so we were all going out to celebrate. I obviously couldn’t go. Sucks because I never get to go out with my friend as much as we used to. Booo!
Things are going well otherwise though. I’m planning a trip to Puerto Rico, which I’m beyond excited about. I’ve never been anywhere tropical like that before. Only Florida once or twice, and then it was only to go to Disney with family when I was little. It’s like my first real adult vacation. We get a whole week off work in August, so I figure I may as well make good use of it. It turns out one of our interns from last summer is living down there like a block away from the beach, so I have a place to stay! Woo hoo!
Still haven’t seen the boy again. He’s been in MD since last Friday. It sucks that he’s gone, but we’ve kept in touch. I think he’ll be back next weekend, so that’ll be great. He told me he missed me the other night, which was nice to hear. I miss him too. I mean, we’ve only hung out the two times, but we had a nice time together both times and have been chatting ever since, so I feel like I’m gradually getting to know the guy pretty well. The poor guy is having a lot of money trouble right now, which sucks. He quit his job 6 months ago because his boss was completely unethical and he couldn’t work with her any more. He’s trying to apply for unemployment, but they’re not being very speedy about making a decision. He also went to the bank to try and get a small loan so he could pay his rent, but they denied him. I feel bad for the guy. I know it’s stressing him out like crazy. Poor guy.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Second Date

The second date was pretty fun. We went to the movies on Friday for the first date and then we hung out that Sunday afternoon. We didn't really plan anything to do. I pretty much just invited myself over and said I'd rather be bored there than bored here on my own. Even if he had to do work on his computer, I'd be more than happy just hanging out. So I went over around maybe 1 or 2. I got there and he showed me his place. Met the dog. So cute. He has a golden retriever, which was super friendly. The only thing we had planned to do was go run an errand he needed to do, which was buy batteries at CVS (very exciting stuff I know. But I like doing mundane stuff like that with people.) So we went and did that and I got to see a bit of Astoria. We went back and he wanted me to watch Ghost Hunters, his favorite show, on DVD. So I laid down on his bed and he put it on. Then he laid down too and I really wasn't that thrilled with the show, so we started making out. After a little of that he got his computer and started doing some work while I watched the show. It was sweet. But after a few episodes, we were both a little bored with that and decided to fool around some more. That was MUCH more fun than TV. Haha. After about 2 hours of that (much more fun) we got ourselves together and went to the grocery store. We made guacamole and grilled some hot dogs on his fire escape (definitely illegal lol). I had some guac and about half a hot dog and then suddenly felt nauseous (like I always seem to do on dates). It was so embarrassing/frustrating, but he didn't seem to care. I figure I ate something this time at least, which is better than not being able to eat anything. After dinner we hung out a little longer and then I gave him a kiss and headed home. At that point it was about 10pm. Definitely a great Sunday!

Unfortunately that was the last time we've gotten together... Not really sure what's goin on... I'll blog more about it later.

PS. TRUE BLOOD tonight! I hope everyone is as excited as I am.

Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm a Horrible Blogger

So, I know I haven't posted anything for.... weeks now. Sorry. I've been kind of busy with work, but mostly just haven't had the urge to write anything. I guess there have been a few interesting developments. Nothing earth shattering really, but some nice surprises.

I've been working at this job for 17 months now, not including the 3 months I was interning. Well up until now, I hadn't asked for a raise. Normally, you get a raise every year and my year was in January. Well, in January, they laid off 10 people. So, I didn't really think it was appropriate to be asking for a raise. But that was a while ago, and the office has been doing well and there's stuff to work on, so I finally decided it was time to ask. So I asked, and they gave me a really good raise. Like 13% I think. It was definitely a very good Friday!

I also started seeing this guy. He lives in Astoria. We met up on a Friday afternoon. I had the day off. We'd been chatting for a few days online and decided to meet up and go see a movie. We went to a bar for a little dinner. He ordered a burger. Obviously I wasn't going to be able to eat all that, especially on a first date. So, I just ordered a salad. Ick. It was so boring. I did have a beer though with it. Haha. Then we went and saw Angels & Demons. It was nice. He's a really sweet guy. Nothing really happened on the date other than a hug hello and goodbye, but it was still very nice. I'll blog about our second date later. It was just a little more fun... ;)