Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

When You Just Want Chocolate Cake

You know what I hate? When Christin buys a basil plant and some of the potting soil spills onto the counter. Turns out it looks but does not taste like chocolate cake at all.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Someone to Appreciate the Sunshine

A few weeks ago I got a text that read something like "Betsy has officially ended the shortest relationship of her life. Phoenix here I come!"

"Who's Betsy?" you ask. Well how about we rewind a few years.

Back in the day I worked for Icon Security. My very first summer I left Arizona for New Jersey, happy to leave as I didn't really have any friends to miss. Work went well and I was staying busy, working in a place called Jersey City (one of the most scary places you may EVER visit in your life). One night we were particularly busy. I had a job to go to, as well as one next door when I finished.

It should have been easy. Should have been. However, the phone mysteriously shut off. Yes, the phone for the entire house. Except for the kitchen phone. By this point I had been doing security for about seven months. I had installed a little over a hundred systems. I knew what I was doing. The phone box was completely dead.

I spent the next hour and a half going out of my mind trying to find the phone in their house with a Hispanic woman following me around telling me that I was ruining everything. She was getting increasingly frustrated, as well as I, and I kind of exploded on her. In Spanish. It's probably the only time I've ever spoken anything angrily in Spanish in my life.

Miraculously the phone kicked on around ten. It just started working again. Just because. Excited to finally leave the house I hurry and finish. Moments before I leave in walks her daughter. This is Betsy. Who I find out is only two months older than me, and, crazy hot. This is getting very long but we became friends. She wanted to know a little more about the Mormon church so we got together and talked about it. And went to Six Flags with her church group. And went to the Museum of Natural History. Since that time, I stop by and see her whenever I get a chance.

So two years later she comes to Arizona. And we go to Waffle House, as neither of us had ever been there before. And that is where she wanted to go after traveling across the country. In the morning we got ready and went to Mexico. She had never been and I figured it would make a nice day trip. We ate tacos, went to the beach, tried to go horseback riding but the guy left us hanging, and then we came home.

We slept in a little on Saturday, then she laid out by the pool (I haven't seen someone so excited to see the sun for a long time), and after some shopping we went out to eat at this crazy Greek restaurant. And by crazy I mean complete with a band, group dancing, a belly dancer, and plate smashing.

She had her first go of Mormon church. They were nice meetings and she liked it okay. Then we came home and she laid out by the pool again, took a nap, and then we went for a drive to see a little more of the Valley of the Sun. When we got home Christin and I made dinner and I took her to the airport.

It is funny how we can reflect back on the events in our life and see things from a different perspective. I remember how upset I was at the time that the phone didn't work, and it probably cost me a hundred dollars, but if things had gone smoothly I would have never met Betsy. Even though I've only seen her a few days of my life, I would never trade the friendship we have. I feel very lucky to have a friend like her.

Brownies and Carnies

I found out that Lady Antebellum was coming to Phoenix for the state fair a few weeks ago. I bought myself a pair of tickets and Vanie and I went. Vanie is a beautiful "brownie" (a term that I don't think I've ever heard before from a Mexican), and she is awesome.

Before the concert I had to have a taste of the carnival goodie deliciousness. I can't remember the last time I had a funnel cake, and this one didn't disappoint. Maybe I'll try making them sometime.

If it could get any better after that, it did. The concert was so awesome. It was different because they were the only band and they only have one album. So they played six or seven of their songs and then four or five of other people. I don't know if the two lead singers have ever dated. I'm not sure if there is actually chemistry between them. But they are two very sexy people, which can be mistaken for people with chemistry. Anyways.

After I had a fried Snickers for my first time, we rode the ferris wheel for my first time in maybe fifteen years, played a few games, people watched, and had a snow cone. It was a great night.

Venturing Out. And Up!

I know I have a lot of other stuff to write about. But for the moment we will get this out here.

I really didn't want to go out this weekend. It just didn't feel fun. Maybe I was feeling sorry for myself cause I don't have any "bros" to go hang out with. Maybe I was just feeling too lazy to put the energy into a costume. Whatever the reason I didn't want to leave my house. Even to check out the millions of sexy half naked girls that would be walking around Tempe.

But last night I decided I needed to go do something as I was sent five or six party invites. I called my friend Tom and we ended up going to this bonfire. Which was actually really chill and pretty fun.

I spent most of today watching football and working on my car, internally debating on what I was going to make of my evening. I thought a little about Party Boy but Candice told me that would be lame. I thought about Balloon Boy but my mom told me that would be lame. Christin and I decided to go to Party City to attempt it anyways but I came up with another idea. So we bought a few things. We came home.

And I drew.

And I drew some more.

And I cut.
And I punched holes.
And I tied.
And a costume was born.

With The Most Interesting Man in the World and Goldilocks.

I have never been so popular at a party before. Everybody thought I was awesome and random sexy girls wanted their picture with me (I actually solicited this one though, at Christin's request). Yep. I had such a good time maybe I'll even go out again next year.