I have been moved to update!
I got back from Austin a couple hours ago. I got there Friday night. When I got there I went to Tyler and Amelia's house. Amelia was out at a lawyer thing so I just hung out with Tyler. He updated me on Driver Friendly news (engine died, no driver, merch woes) and we opened his boxes from Amazon with his Warped Tour supplies--can I just say that I am so proud of and happy for my boys. The smarter kids at Warped will love DF. I will miss 'em but I'm looking forward to the video updates daily.
Amelia came home and told me about the latest from her work. I don't know how she does it. She recently filed her first two lawsuits and now they are trying to deport the woman she filed the first one for. These people were held in prison for almost three months when they were only legally allowed to be held for 3 days. It's such a fucking shame. The frustrating thing is Amelia has done absolutely everything she can, but they've just gotten every single bad card stacked against them as far as delaying the deportation hearing. I am thinking positive thoughts and praying for a miracle. It's just not fair; the woman does not deserve to be kicked out of the country forever. So much bullshit in the South; I can't.
After catching up the three of us went to Maudie's where we were joined by Carmen. We had a good time (horrible waiter, naturally--side note: There is only 1 good waiter in Austin, that guy who went from Kerbey to Bouldin Creek and talks like a super sweet ninja turtle... wish I could remember his name). We went to T's D's (still not sure on the correct spelling of the name of the house) before going to Liberty for a bit.
It took a fucking year and a day to get everyone to decide who was going, who wasn't, who was gonna drive. I was the only girl game to go (I rly wanted to see hipsters dammit) but Amelia ended up coming, which I was so grateful for. Tyler drove Amelia, me, Ryan, and Logan. Logan was a hotass mess with his crew socks and baseball cap. Pretty funny but pretty stressful keeping track of him. Ryan was hysterical as always and like ran to the car and sat next to me. At Liberty we all shot the shit and then Casey and Tomas showed up. Tomas to say the least was in a nostalgic mood and therefore said my crush looked like a douche. Rewd. He started talking in Spanish and I told him I hated his accent. I left Ame to fend for herself (sry) and went to talk to Casey and Levi. Eventually I got to talk to Ryan a bit and eventually we left all in one piece. Ryan was super cute in the car and after we dropped him off we texted a bit and it made me really happy.
He is unlike anyone I've ever been interested in. He likes sports, he's a rowing coach, and he is NOT in a band! He doesn't even play an instrument, thank god. He's pretty much a jock, in high school terms, but he majored in film and psych. Rowers have nice bods btw. Anyway we had texted for a week and a half before I got there (He didn't start texting me until he broke up with his long distance girlfriend to be fair). He is so fucking funny. I'd only had a crush on him for six months but I didn't do anything to make it happen because I'm not a fucking dick, and he had no idea I liked him, which he now thinks is very funny.
Anyway we got back to Tyler and Amelia's place. Ame went to bed and Tyler and I had another beer and watched The Killing in Ty's boyroom. Went to bed at 4 and woke up at 11 to get ready for BOAT PARTY WHICH IS WHY I STARTED THIS ENTRY IN THE FIRST PLACE.
I woke up and went to Randall's and Walgreens looking for a damn floaty. Got an iced coffee in the process and was quite conversational with the check out person at Walgreen's. I bought some 99 cent Longhorn flip flops (They have to let me into the grad school now, right?). When I got back to Ty and Ame's Ty was leaving to go get ice so Amelia and I talked and drank coffee and grazed over some bfast foods. We took some body showers ril quick then went to the boys' house to park. Walked over to the new house to board the party bus, which was a hilarious blue school bus. We were all on the bus like a buncha third graders with alcohol. Realized Ricky was missing and someone called him. He decided, despite all the messages on the event page, to go to Tyler's house. He made it in time and we left for the water place.
The ride there was so fun, just singing songs and dancing and being annoying. Ryan was wearing a Chik fil a shirt, which, again, was really freaking funny to me. We got to the water place rather quickly, stood around sweating and blowing up our floaties (not a good combo, Dickie eventually did mine for me on the boat, what a babe).
Got on the boat which was a two story type pontoon boat thingy. We had a cool driver and crew guy who spent the whole time snorkeling around. We finally got into the pizza and beer and put on some music. I was sorta scared of the water but nothing happened and it was really clean and pretty actually. I went out floating with Amelia, Laurel, and Carmen, and then some more people joined us and we formed a little friends floatilla. At one point it was all classic gang people and Carmen was like "this is so 2008" which was really funny.
The thing about this group is that there are 44 people who are all close friends. These days it's like half Woodlands half Nacogdoches and some randos (I would be one of the randos from inside the loop). Everyone was nice and throwing us beers or taking turns swimming the trash back. It was just so fun. The girls all relaxed and got drunk and Ame was like showing off her bikini wax and Carmen was trying to show us her butt and she ended up falling out of her float. Jeremi and I talked about Before Midnight and Dane and Renee came over. We would all work together to paddle away from the other boats.
There was one point where I went up to the second floor and walked in on a boys only photoshoot. It was so funny. Then I got roped into some photos with Jay that are classic Jay/Noey. Ryan was being the director and was praising me for the disgusted look on my face. It was so fun. Ryan kept trying to get me to go down the slide but I wasn't having it.
At one point most everyone was taking a pizza break but I went out in the water on my own (I probably had to pee, honestly). Ryan came out and hung out and we got to talk just the two of us. It was really nice. That was one of the best parts of the day. I was glad he came out to me. He said later he was nervous hahahah. He's so cute. We talked about the Format (he is a legit format fan, like me, it's weird) and Fun and shows and the sun and other drunky stuff.
Pretty soon we were forced to go back (we had 4 hours with the boat) so there were some Nacky gang/Woodlands gang pics taken that are really funny because in both of them you can see the other group trying to infiltrate the pic and getting shoved out. I think I was just sitting on my ass at that point.
The party bus ride back was just nasty. I sat in the back with Ryan. This one guy was obsessed with doing stripper moves and this poor girl like belly flopped down the middle. Dancing ensued. I eventually went up to the front I think but I honestly don't remember this part. We eventually arrived back at the new house and everyone got out and was milling around loudly on the lawn. I realized I had just walked off the bus without any of my shit so I ran back on but it was empty, I went back out, and Ryan was holding my towel and water bottle. We defected and walked over to his house.
We went up to his room and ate pop rocks like we planned. It was not. great. We both hated it. Then we compared emojis and then he leaned over and kissed me. We laid down and kissed and talked and napped for the next couple hours. Eventually went downstairs where there was a little after party going on. We thought it would be a good idea to drink this melted margarita stuff that had been sitting out all damn day. We played mario kart with some of the people there. I somehow got stuck playing King Boo which was totally bogus cause he's so fat. Ryan paused the game when I asked him to because I needed to put on my glasses. Little things like that, or getting my stuff off the bus, made me really happy. He's just really nice. I am used to not so nice guys. Also I beat him at Mario Kart when it was just the two of us. But then he beat me the second time. I am a little impressed with myself IF I do say so myself.
Eventually we went back up stairs and of course my stomach started hurting like a bitch. Ryan blames the "prom juice" margarita stuff he made us drink, and he may be right but I told him it wasn't. But every time he said prom juice I wanted to throw up. He got me tums and two kinds of ibuprofen. I feel like the last guy I dated would have been like "there's some ibuprofen in the bathroom," but Ryan got it for me. And some ice water. He's just so NICE, like who knew nice people existed still?
We did not sleep a lot. We did kissy talky with some short naps. He has a twin bed with a denim comforter which I made fun of a lotttttt. Oddly enough for two tall-ies we were extremely comfortable in the bed. We woke up the next day thinking about what we wanted to get to eat and we decided on P. Terry's. Checked the time and it was 9:45 a.m. Oops. So we went downstairs instead and he made me a bagel and cereal and orange juice. I was feeling queasy as fuck so we both ate very little. We watched Kitchen Nightmares (me for the first time) and Ryan was like so embarrassed that it was not a great episode (very little yelling) and I gave him a little bit of a hard time, only because I do the same irrational thing. I was like, I am judging you because this episode of TV is bad. The episode took a CRAZY turn where the host guy Gordon Ramsey basically forced these two people to get married haahahahaha it was so funny. We were both pretty shocked after that.
We went back upstairs and decided that I was feeling so bad because I was being awake through the part of a hangover one usually sleeps through. So we just laid there with the fan on and slept a little. I woke up and felt MUCH better. We decided to go to P. Terry's and see a movie. He had never been to the indoor P. Terry's and was pretty impressed by it. The drafthouse was sold out so we went to a janky theater. We saw This is the End which actually was really funny and had lots of great parts (lots of gross parts too--but not too many). It was really funny. The ending is unbeatable. Like seriously. Worth it. Also Jonah Hill was somehow my favorite part. And Danny McBride was priceless. And Emma Watson. And I will always love Seth Rogen. Anyway funny movie. Ryan and I were dying.
Oh man. The way Ryan smiles at me. It's like. I've never seen anything like it before. And I can't stop smiling either. Also I have pretty much never looked more disgusting in front of a boy before. Boat party and no shower. But I wasn't self conscious at all, for like the first time ever. Then I would go to the bathroom and be like YEESH who is that ghoul? But it didn't matter.
We went back to his house and looked at pictures from BP with Jay Caleb and Taylor. So funny. Ryan and I hung out for a bit before I watched MAD MENNNNNN with Jay. Ryan played halo w/ some of those boys. MAD MEN WAS SO GREAT AH so many balls in the air (AD ref).
I stayed another night and was nice and comfy with Ryan. Finally had to leave this morning. He was nice and walked me out (no trying to run out of a fucking gate as someone unlocks it from their room, Christ) and was just a babe and a half.
So now I'm home and feeling better that I got all this out because I think I will want to be able to read all these details. Ryan let me borrow one of his shirts (because I actually spit water out on myself when he said something super funny (mess)). He says its his sick shirt but it shrank too much so now I can have it. I somehow doubt he will be asking for it back unlike someone I once dated.
I feel really good. Ryan just called me after his job interview (I helped him redo his resume before he sent it in). He has another interview later this week. I have absolutely no idea what if anything is going to happen between us. But I had always wanted to know him better and I learned a lot about him this weekend. Also we spent like two days together and it just felt nice and normal and it wasn't like I just felt that way, he did, too. Because he would tell me. What kind of person knows Format bsides and 40 yr old Springsteen songs??? Besides me of course. Tip top weekend.
Going back to Austin in two weeks to go wedding dress shopping with Laurel!! I am SO excited. I love WDS and I can't wait to see how pretty Laurelle will look in her dress eeeeeeeeek.
Good weekend. Definitely had no idea that's where it was going but I'm glad it all happened.
Can't wait to move back to Austin in January. Just gotta sweat it out this summer, one more semester, Christmas, then GTFO.
Shit coming up: back to Austin July 6, BEYONCE KING B July 15, fucking going to MICHIGAN (my actual fave place in the world) July 25-August 3, school starts Aug 26, submit UT app 9/1, fucking cancun for Carmen's bachelorette 9/18-22, Literature GRE 9/28, reg GRE after that, finish thesis, fucking graduate finally god dammit YESSSS in december, exit houston and go back to austin, get a job (Varsity Tutors) and find out if I make it into the graduate program in March.
This year is definitely a billion times better than the last.