Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dominant right eye.

I can't even remember what I did on Monday, so it must have been insignificant. Oh, looking back at my previous blog post, it appears I already wrote about Monday. I summed it up in one purchase of an overpriced skirt. In that case, we'll move right along here to Tuesday. xD

I woke up for the first time in weeks completely sans an alarm clock, which would have been a lot more exciting if my body hadn't decided 7:30 was an acceptable time for that to happen. Especially since I had nowhere to be until 2.

But anyway, because of that, I had hours to just lie around in bed, reading "Unwind" and watching the previous night's Gossip Girl and catching up on emails I let fall to the wayside because I have been too busy living my life to be online as much as normal.

There was a blog comment the other day that said something along the lines of, "well to me it still sounds like you're not happy to be back" which I found to be a really odd thing to say, since the comment was left on a blog post where I was talking about how much I'd bonded with my housemates, made new friends, and wasn't experiencing any sort of weird culture shock things. I don't feel the need to respond to each and every dumb comment I receive, but this one kind of stuck in my mind for most of yesterday, and while I was out celebrating my roommate Justin's birthday at one of our local bars, I was asking myself if that was true or not. And I came to this very surprising conclusion that it's not true at all.

The last few days, despite going back to work, despite stress over school, despite confusing boy situations and missing my London friends and having to get back into a routine.. I've realized I'm really happy. Sort of in a content, I-can-be-okay-with-this-life kind of way. And that was really encouraging, because I haven't been home very long and I can already tell that this is going to be a good year and that I am really lucky to live where I do.

We played pool at the bar last night. I was (and always have been) seriously awful, but Justin's friend Forest picked me to be on his team and I managed to get one or two of our solid balls in. Forest and I had a few nice chats over the course of the night, and he also taught me how to figure out if I am a dominant right or left eye. I'm right. Apparently that's good if I ever want to shoot a gun. Haha.
He was asking me, "So I know you talk about your friends that you have far away… I am wondering how many that is. I mean I know a handful of people who live in other places.. but you make it sound like you just have loads from the Internet and stuff. How many are legit friends?"
I didn't really know how to answer his question. I said "all of them". I said that in any given place, aside from like.. Asia or Africa or something, I would probably have a at least one if not a handful of people I could call if I were ever stranded. That I regularly text a good number of them. That plenty of them know my secrets or would be invited to my wedding were I getting married. He seemed impressed or intrigued or at least interested (alliteration wooo) in how that's possible. I like when people try to pick apart my life, honestly. It makes me feel exciting or exotic or something.

Anyway, most people went home kind of early; Justin and Forest and I continued to chat about life and Justin's new job and girl problems. Then Tyler stopped by, and eventually drove us home (because he wasn't going to leave Justin and I to stumble home alone) and we had this short little emotional moment with him because he just moved out and that's sad. Like he's breaking up our family or something. :(

Now it's Wednesday! There is nothing all that exciting about Wednesday to be honest. Just that my roommate PJ and I have a strict schedule with the bathroom (I shower at 9) and she's currently in there and it's 9:08. Frustrating.


j said...

Sounds like your having a good week so far! How is the Antarctica thing going?

partyweetow said...

I was trying to figure this out before. Who all do you live with, and do you all have your own room? If you do, that is one big house.

And I think it sounds like you're doing good. You said yourself that you've been going out and doing things, instead of just sitting in your room, and I think that's a good way to keep yourself in a good mood.

Ravenclaw2313 said...

Life seems pretty good in Seatle. It's funny you mention the far away friends thing. I just told someone that I traveled the country this summer and never needed a hotel. The Internet has really blessed me.

Emily said...

I'm glad that you are feeling good at home. Contentment can be just as comfortable and necessary as excitement and what not.

And about your internet friends, I was actually showing one of my new college friends the fiveawesomegirls channel the other day and she was blown away at how you girls have gotten so close over the internet. I'd never really thought about how YouTube had changed your life. It's really, really cool that the internet connects people like that. Especially when you would've never known each other else wise. I don't know if I'll ever experience the life-altering online friendships that you have, but I always feel so excited when I meet a new "online friend". Which seems kind of creepy... but really, it's pretty awesome that we are able to communicate and relate to people that live all over the world.

That was kind of long.
And rambly.
But oh well.

hayleyghoover said...

I'm texting with you right now.
And yet I comment because, um, I guess we're just that obsessed with each other.

Queen of darkness said...

haha sorry i didnt realy mean for my comment to bug you, yes it was my comment, i no how annoying it can be when you have stupid stuff stuck in your head. But it can't of been that stupid if it helped you realise your content with your life which is good thing.

Emily said...

I'm really glad you're so happy to be home! It's so nice to be content with your life, so I'm really glad that's where you are right now. Also, it makes me happy that you're blogging very regularly. I love reading your blog. XD

Elisabeth said...

First time commenting :)

I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for being so willing to share some of the things that happen in your life.

And it's good to hear that you're happy. It's cliched, but despite how awesome travel is, there's just no place like home.

dizzylizziee said...

my dominant eye is my right one to woo lol , though to be honest they are both pretty rubbish at the actually seeing far away thing .

Allison said...

I'm sorry that that other guy Luis Monteiro won the Antarctica contest. :'( Crossing my fingers for another one!

Anonymous said...

I don't really have anything insightful to say.

Here's a smiley face to let you know I've read your blog& I'm happy that you're happy.



That must be a very good feeling, knowing you have so many people around the world :)

appletrain said...

"I've realized I'm really happy. Sort of in a content, I-can-be-okay-with-this-life kind of way. And that was really encouraging, because I haven't been home very long and I can already tell that this is going to be a good year and that I am really lucky to live where I do."

That's pretty much where I'm at right now and I'm really really happy for you and for me! I didn't think I'd ever get to this point for a while..

and ditto on people picking apart your life! it makes you feel like you've got something interesting to contribute to the moment, right?