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A vortex, really? Let’s call this cold snap what it really is: the Fimbulwinter.
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So, I now am dating an amazing girl, but we’re taking it extremely slow (for me this is a good thing). The problem I’m facing with this amazingly wonderful endeavor is my inexperience. While this is the second girl I’ve been with, my relationship with the first primarily consisted of holing up in one or the other’s bedroom for entire days.
In short, I have never dated before, and I’ve never really ‘sparked’ with anybody before her.
The relationship started the day after Halloween, so we’ve been seeing each other for five weeks (six if you count thanksgiving break). It has been great, I’ve been getting out of the house more, I’ve been excited all the time, I am overall giddy with happiness.
At the same time I have been in a perpetual state of freak out, primarily because this is a new experience and I don’t know what to expect. This is not helped by the fact that I seem to be the only person escalating the relationship, physical proximity when watching a movie is nowhere near where I want it to be (ie only contact is arm around shoulder) and even more vexing because I don’t seem able to pick up on any other kinds of cues.
I’ve begun to get over that now, and last week we hung out. She is leaving for home saturday, and last week I expressed a desire to see her a lot more before she left.
Well it turns out she has a friend from home visiting her this week, which I was totally cool with. Then I find out he’s a guy, and my paranoia begins interpreting little things as her lack of physical contact, his paying for her bill, and the time she is spending with him (this is mostly jealousy), including the two day trip back to Louisiana, which in my mind will undoubtedly involve a shared motel room.
Suspicion that they are actually seeing each other in some way: High.
I then make the mistake of asking her if they are together in some way after going to dinner with them. She said they’re old friends, but I am scared to death of how she feels about my asking that kind of question.
Today I asked if the two of them wanted to do something again, but she said that they have a packed schedule this week, which makes me deathly afraid I am in the dog house, and that with the exception of an hour of work tomorrow (during which I’ll have the opportunity to see her for a total of 2 minutes) I won’t see her before she leaves for home.
The only way I can think of to get a proper goodbye is to drive to her house and ring the doorbell, which is kind of creepy, but I really need to, and I need an opportunity to give her her christmas present.
The most likely truths of the situation: she’s an introvert and doesn’t really become intimate with a person quickly, which is why I am initiating all physical contact (arm around her while sitting down on a couch, an holding hands). She has an old friend visiting whom she rarely sees and wants to spend a lot of time with him.
Inability to see her outside of a brief time at work: a sucky consequence of her friends visit, but I will find a way to give her a proper goodbye, mark my words!
It’s finally done.
I’m not sure if I want to do something this detailed again for a while, but this was an idea I’d had for a really long while and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
“The Volunteer Library Brigade is rolling out to the sidewalks, parks, and subway stations of New York City. These small teams will set up tiny mobile library carts in public spaces around the city and do on site volunteer library work. They will look stuff up, hand out books, do storytime for kids, offer directions, advocate for libraries, and more. The carts will have reference books, maps, giveaways, wifi, and free ebook downloads.”
This rules. Sign up to volunteer at the link.
515. Students: love ‘em or hate ‘em, you’re not allowed to hit ‘em with a shovel.
535. Pets are always a great help in times of stress. And in times of starvation too, of course.
572. Courage, bravery and the indomitable human spirit were fine things which nevertheless tended to take second place to the combination of courage, bravery, the indomitable human spirit and a six-to-one superiority of numbers. (suggested by idrabear)
What episod is this from, and where can I watch it for free?
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