Disney Date

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The fact that the two labels for this post are dating and disney makes me really happy. Other than the labels, I don't know where to begin with this post. I guess we can start with the bump in the road. On Saturday, I got a text saying that "the boy's" friends were not coming so of course I freak out and think that that meant that he wasn't coming. I was a little upset because we had already been planning this trip for awhile, but alas, it was just a bump in the road, and all I needed to do was change around the hotel reservations. So instead of picking me up Sunday night and staying at the hotel Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night, he would come down on Monday morning and we would stay in the hotel Monday and Tuesday night.

(Sorry for lack of pictures in advance. I honestly didn't take that many pictures because my phone was hardly out seeing as I was enjoying the company, and we were holding hands most of the time and I had my water bottle in the other hand so, no hands.)

Oh!!! And he eats!!! If you have been following my blog, you would know that I thought that he was a vampire... But he isn't. Kind of bitter sweet, but he does eat food!

Monday morning came and "the boy" met my dad. My dad was on a conference call so it was literally "hi, have fun *handshake* and goodbye." And off we went to Disneyland! We didn't think the hotel would be ready until 2, but we got there around 11:30, and it was ready. So we unpacked a little, and headed over to the parks! We started off with CA Adventure, after lots of deciding, because neither of us could choose what to do first or next.. like the entire trip.

And just for fun, here is a list of all the rides/attractions we went on once, or more than once:
Indiana Jones, Haunted Mansion, Small World, Pirates, Thunder Mountain, Matterhorn, Jungle Cruise, Buzz Lightyear, the railroad, Peter Pan, Snow White, Pinocchio, Roger Rabbit, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Teacups, Astro Orbitors (I think that's what it's called), Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Tarzan's Treehouse, Winnie the Pooh, Star Tours, Innoventions, Muppet Vision 3D, Aladdin the Musical, Tower of Terror (which I am terrified of), Monsters Inc, Soarin Over California, CA Screamin, Little Mermaid, and then of course we saw fantasmic, and parts of the fireworks show!

Overall we went on pretty much all the rides we wanted to, saw some shows, and I even met the brother and brother's girlfriend. On Tuesday, we were in line for a ride when he got a phone call from his brother, asking if we wanted to get dinner with them because they were driving through headed to San Diego. Of course I said yes, but I was super nervous! But before this, there was a little drama, which added to the nerves. I wanted to take a picture in front of the castle a kiss in front of the castle. Which I got, the first night. And it was magical. But that wasn't the "drama" and I put that in quotes because it was only slightly an issue for like half an hour and then I was like okay what is actually going on. SO, we were taking the picture in front of the castle, and the guy was like okay "smile," okay "now hug," and then he was like okay "now kiss." And I could feel "the boy" tense up. He looked at me and I had no words. We just kind of stood there. Mind you, this all happened within a matter of seconds but in moments like this, it felt like forever. We took the kissing picture, scanned the photo pass (which of course is on his pass so I don't know how to ask to see it) and I got my phone back from the guy who took the pictures and the first thing he says after holding my hand is "what if we were cousins?" Like, what? And I kind of laughed it off, and just went with it, but while we were in line for the jungle cruise, we didn't talk. Like, I think that about 5 words were exchanged. I talked to the little kids in line, and he stood behind me. After a solid like ten minutes without talking he came beside me and but his arm around me. (Mind you, we have gotten to the point where we could just be together, and we didn't always have to talk, but still...) It was super comforting to know that he wasn't totally freaked out about what had just happened, but definitely there was still something off. Before the brother called, I asked him if he was okay, and he said that it just caught him off guard, and that he didn't know why a complete stranger was telling us to kiss, let alone kiss in front of a ton of people. Understandable. And after that, everything went back to normal! I thought I would be nervous the whole time, but I was super comfortable and totally myself. AND I DIDN'T PULL A BRIDESMAIDS AND PUT ON MAKEUP OR POP A MINT WHEN I WOKE UP. I don't think I've ever been this comfortable around or with a guy before... like ever. And on top of that we can be completely ourselves and just laugh at the stupid stuff (i.e. when he walked into a tree, or when I tripped and almost fell) and just have fun and be happy. Which is what I need and what I think I deserve.

Meeting the brother and brother's girlfriend was nerve wrecking, yes, but they are honestly the cutest couple ever. They don't make you uncomfortable, and they don't make you uncomfortable like sappy awkwardness, but they're a lot of fun and super sincere, and funny and whenever they would talk about something, they would be sure to take a minute to explain it to me and who the different people are, so that I could understand and take part in the conversation. They only hung out with us for a few hours, but when they left they invited me to come with them on their Disneyland trip in a few weeks, which I took as a total compliment.
Main Street - feat. "the boy"

It was great. I had so so so much fun over all three days, and I worried and panicked for nothing. Like usual. Whoops. When he dropped me off he met my mom, and I think she liked him, which is always reassuring. But yeah... I kinda like this one... Actually I really like him. (And he calls me princess)

The day I fell in love and got my heart broken

Monday, June 23, 2014

On Saturday I fell in love with the cutest face I've ever seen in my life. After getting our nails done and having a quick breakfast, my mom and I headed out to the Thousand Oaks mall for lunch and shopping with my aunt. We had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, went to a few stores and then it happened. When I saw him, I started tearing up. Like I almost cried. Almost. I called my mom over, pointed, and the lady at the store got him out from behind that glass wall and we went into a room with him. He was from Henderson, North Dakota, (South Dakota? I don't remember) so my mom goes "oh we should name him Henderson!" YOU DONT NAME A DOG AND THEN NOT GET HIM!!! Oh, spoiler alert, I didn't get the dog. I don't have $4,000 first of all, and then money for vets and food and all that fun stuff. Oh, and I live in an apartment in San Francisco that doesn't allow dogs. Sad day. Parting with him was very very difficult. But then this morning there was a frenchie at trader joes and I talked to the owner and she gave me the name of a website where she got her frenchie for $500!!! That sounds better, right? But I'm also planning a Euro-trip post graduation and I wouldn't want to leave my new puppy behind. So if and when I get a dog, I'm going to do it right. Bring her/him everywhere, be able to have the time for it.
So that is the story of how I fell in love... And then got my heart broken. It's okay. I'm fine. I just miss the dog I don't own.

I have also adopted a pet squirrel... and thats free, well besides the money my mom spends on the nuts and fruit we get them. That and I am lowkey obsessed with them...

But I am leaving the squirrels behind for the next few days as I venture off to Disneyland with "the boy" so there will be several updates when I come back!

Oh, and I really liked my outfit from yesterday so here ya go!

First day of camp turned lockdown

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The first day of camp has come and gone. I was placed with the youngest kids, the 5 and 6 year olds and we had ice breakers, some crafts, and a few indoor games. The day was going really well until we got notice we were on lock down. There was a high speed pursuit on the freeway, and of course the guy got off the freeway a block away from where I work, and he ended up running out of the car and had a riffle in his hand. So that is a lot of fun, right? Sure, why not.
The kids had no idea what was going on and at the time we were getting more information from parents calling in than from the police officers, which I get but is still kind of weird.
I've come to the conclusion that I just have really great and really crazy work experiences, and it's totally fine because by this point I expect nothing less.

I also requested the 3 days off to go to Disneyland with "the boy!" And I was talking to him and I dropped a hint about us taking a cute couple picture together and he was into the idea so YAS, because that's all I want. That and to test his picture taking skills...

So that was our first day of camp! The rest should be smooth sailing from here, right? I'm working almost 40 hours this week so it will be busy, but I'm excited because the kids are all amazing and have lots of energy (which could be good and bad at the same time). Wednesday is field trip day and we are going to 6 flags so this week is Super Hero Week, and of course I left my Batman mask in SF, but it's okay because I have a Superman shirt!

In 2 weeks....

Monday, June 9, 2014

In the past two weeks a lot has happened.
I started working. I got a tan (or so I like to thing. It's really more of a sunburn that has turned into a tan, so I'll take it.) I've also eaten at countless restaurants, had a family weekend that went surprisingly well, and checked some things off of my checklist. But oh, there is so so much more.

Now that I am finally getting into a set schedule again (thank you, work) I will be able to plan blog posts again. As you may or may not know, I am working at a summer camp this summer (like most summers) and camp starts today!

In two weeks, something kind of intense is going to happen. Not intense, that makes it sound bad. Let's go with serious? Genuine? Something like that. Anyways, "the boy" is coming. And meeting my parents. And we're going to Disneyland. For multiple days. And staying in a hotel. And this is the first time we're "spending the night together." And this is the first time we're spending more than just a few hours together (at least he'll finally eat in front of me?). And yeah. So I guess you could say it's kind of intense. But not in the bad way! I'm excited! But nervous...
I'm not nervous we'll run out of things to say. I'm not nervous to stay in the same room as him. I'm not nervous to go to Disneyland. I'm not nervous we won't have fun. I'm not nervous it will be awkward.
But I am nervous that he'll see/learn things about me he won't like or vice versa. I am nervous that we might get sick of each other (although I'm really, really really really hoping this doesn't happen). I am nervous that something could go wrong or badly and we don't handle it correctly. I am nervous we might want to kill each other by the end of this trip. But again. I am hoping that none of these things happen. I want this to go really well. I know we will have lots and lots of fun. I also hope he's himself when he meets my parents, like if that goes wrong.. But we won't think about that! I'm also meeting his best friend and we're double dating so I know it won't be awkward, I just hope that everything goes well and that this is a step forward and not a step back. You know?

But that's just the beginning. Like what if when we wake up, I have really bad breath. Like Cady Heron in Mean Girls.

Or what if, even though he's seen me without makeup, it's not what he's expecting me to look like when I wake up. Like, do I have to pull a Kristen Wiig from Bridesmaids and get up before him to put on mascara and brush my teeth?!

And what to I wear during the days?! Do I go comfy Disneyland or cute?! So many questions.
I need your advice and opinions now more than ever. Please and thank you. And sorry sorry sorry sorry for not posting as regularly as I normally do! I am going to try to get back to posting every week day! (Key word try, but try my hardest!)