Here we go again. Days all blur into one and suddenly the whole week is gone. I tell myself I'll blog more, or finally write to friends (sorry, Maggie! I am the worst) and it just never happens.
My roommates made this birthday banner for me.
They are the best.
I'm eighteen now. It's insane to say I feel any different. Certainly since coming to college in August I've just felt...well, older. I think it's because independence ages you. I'm happy to say I'm no longer a minor and legally an adult, though. Most importantly, I get to vote in this general election. I was mailed my absentee ballot and everything. I also don't have to shy away when people say want to go out to a club, even though for other reasons I'm probably going to say no.
And thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! It meant a lot.
I wasn't expecting gifts of any sort, but then Nicole (far right) surprised me with this awesome mix CD, and Rowena (center) gave me a gift card to Wet Paint, the local art supplies store. I am very grateful to have such thoughtful friends in my life. It feels good to be loved.
Originally we had planned to see a movie afterward, but I postponed it until Saturday night. In fact, an almost completely different group of friends joined me to see The Master, which was great. Particularly because I sat next to the guy I mentioned in my last post. (I'm smirking.) I quite enjoyed the film's cinematography, yet was less impressed with the plot line. I feel like I've only been watching movies staring Philip Seymour Hoffman because this past week for English we screened Capote.
On the guy front, this past Thursday he happened to pass me in the hall carrying coffee to drink and bread to eat in the kitchen across from my room. I asked if I could join him, and he said absolutely. He said he'd make me a cup from his blend if I provided the mug so I did. We sat together again doing homework, but this time drinking coffee and listening to the swing music he put on. Eventually we ended up talking, mostly about my "kickass mug" (the Great Mustaches one, thanks UO) and he proceeded to guess them all.
While talking to him is awesome, I'm learning to savor the moments he and I can just spend in the same space. That said, we have plans to bike to the Mississippi river together at some point, most likely during Fall Break. I'd like to buy paints before then and remember to take my camera.
I'm honestly just taking every day as it comes.
I hope everyone is well!
Days until Fall Break: 5