Boys and Books and Blogs

I’m off work for the next three days and my plan is to clean my room. Like, really clean my room. That may not seem like a super daunting task, but you guys haven’t seen my room. I’m also working on my syllabus (the one I’m making for myself so I will do things rather than not do things) and will hopefully post it at the end of this. 

A few boy-related updates: I posted a while back (at least I think I did) about a guy working at Subway flirting with me and then getting my name to add me on Facebook. He gave me his name, too. Well I couldn’t find him, and he never found me, so I thought it was hopeless. Until I was working a few days ago and he came through my line. He got my number, and I was totes excite. But I guess he’s not big on texting, because he called me. And we talked on the phone for 20 minutes. And it was awful. I was so disappointed because this was the first time I’d met a guy in the wild, in his natural habitat. What I mean is, anytime I’ve met a guy I began talking to or dating, it was always a guy who went to my high school or college (with the occasional weird Internet guys). I had been afraid for a while now that because I’m no longer in school, I won’t have the opportunity to meet people in person. It’s normal to meet guys in your classes or even at the campus Starbucks (but I don’t recommend the latter because from personal experience he will take you on a bad date to see a bad movie that he won’t pay for and it’ll be tragic and you’ll be really uncomfortable and you’ll cry when you get back to the dorm). But meeting strangers in real life, in the real world, in real places (college isn’t a real place) is so unlikely. This guy gave me hope that I could still date and meet people, just in different ways. Plus, it didn’t hurt that he was really cute. But I didn’t like him at all once we talked and he doesn’t fit into my 5 year plan so I’m hoping he never calls me back and never comes into Food Lion and never works at Subway when I’m there and just disappears from my universe forever. 

So, that happened. Back to square one, right? I’m still occasionally texting the guy from Tinder, but we have fizzled, as I’m sure happens with guys you meet on an app created solely for hooking up.  It’s like falling for someone on Snapchat (which I have done, lookin’ at you, Trevor). You see what they let you see, and sometimes only what you want to see, and the rest, you ignore. At least, that’s what happens to me. Both of the aforementioned guys differ from me politically and religiously and I am a firm believer that those two aspects of a person’s life are hugely important and if your beliefs don’t match up, it’s not likely to go well. I should just stick to not dating, for now. 

I’m in a book club! I started it with two of my friends, Maggie and Hazel. What we’re doing is picking a book, reading it, livetweeting while we read, and then posting a review about it. Here’s the link to my book club twitter if you’re interested in following along while I read Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Maggie and Hazel both finished it in 24 hours or less, but I didn’t get much reading in last night due to what a big emotional mess I was, and I had to work today. I’m planning on finishing it over the next three days while I’m off work, though. I’m not currently binge watching any TV shows, so I should have plenty of time. I’m trying to back off on the Netflix watching because it’s seriously controlling my life and I need to be more productive during this post-grad haze I’m in. I keep reminding myself that I will never get this kind of opportunity again, where my only commitment is a part time job. Eventually, real life will set in, whether I go to grad school or get a grownup job. I won’t have the kind of free time I have now. I won’t have the opportunities that I have now. There’s so much I could be doing and I don’t want to take that for granted by mindlessly binging on TV shows. I want to read all the things and write all the things. 

As far as the life syllabus goes, I’m doing it in calendar format and I currently have the next 3 weeks planned out. I may post it at some point if I polish it up a bit. 

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