28-07-2004 - 00:09
well...i haven't updated for quite some time.
new york segment:
my flight was supposed to leave at 1:20PM (boarding was earlier than that). flight was delayed. at around 3:30PM, flight was canceled...after we had already boarded the plane and sat for an hour. i was able to get a seat on the next flight. that flight was delayed numerous times. i didn't end up leaving till about 11PM. during the extremely long wait, i met tommy and john. brothers who were only supposed to be in michigan for a few hours for a business meeting. they ended up buying me dinner while we waited at the airport bar. they even gave me a ride to my hostel which was about a 20 min drive from the airport. i ended up staying at the manhattan inn hostel. not a bad place and uber cheap. the bathroom in my room was a bit small though. i did end up meeting and hanging out with futile though. much fun. it was too bad that my foot was messed up though as it kind of limited my random walking enjoyment. (my foot is just now getting back to normal...i was almost worried that i'd broken it and not just bruised it.) anyways, hanging out with futile. hanging out with the german girls staying at the same place. time square. subways. art places. ferries. chumley's. china town. i had lots of fun there. i bought tons of stuff from china town and also bought a ton of rhinestone jewelry (one of my many addictions.) then, on the way home. detroit metro spirit air somehow canceled my flight. the people at lga said that they've had a lot of problems with the detroit people lately and ended up fixing everything for me. even got me a better seat and a window one at that.
had my final today. after quiz and an uber long lectuer. i think i did pretty good for not studying. i did make many valient attempts to study...but i felt like an undergrad student again. every attempt was thwarted by one or more of the following: television, drinking, computer related stuff, anime, food, phone calls. i did end up with about an hour of study time...just broken up in 5-10 min. sections. anyways...cathy (my friend from class) didn't show up today. i called her place and got her boyfriend. he thought she was in class for the exam and such, but never showed up. she's had some problems lately (of the psychological kind) this semester. it's still weird that she didn't show up for class and her boyfriend thought she was at class and her mother (who she's really close with) didn't know where she was.
i had finally decided to move on. every time i seem to start getting over him, he does something. i hadn't talked to him since i was in nyc...so, for about a week. i didn't even think of calling him. anyway...he calls last night. in his most innocent sad takkun voice, he asks how i am and how come i haven't called him in so long and tells me that i should call more. we ended up talking for about two hours last night. talked about school. anime. traveling to japan "when he gets a joby job". almost makes me feel guilty about possibly going out on a date with someone in two weeks. last night we were talking about funny things we remembered....like when i stole the belt to his robe and instead of him getting clothing, he ran around in his undies and robe trying to get it back. (his robe ended up coming off and he was running around in just his undies.) the next day, darcy said that she had this really weird dream about us running around with him almost naked. she was shocked when she found out it wasn't a dream. oh well...
at the end of august my department is switching to 12 hour shifts. i'm not sure if i'll survive working from 6PM to 6AM. driving home in the sunlight might be bad for my health.
"oh a whole new way of looking at things. the way you react to phone rings. the way it feels when you just let it flow. sometimes i wonder just how it could be. you take every bit before we see if off the rails. i think that you should know. you never cease to amaze me. you keep me from going crazy. and that's one thing i know for sure. sometimes i see just how it all will be. take every bit it's so easy the first straw. and this i know for sure. the first straw. so small it seemed impossible. the next straw. vanished like shooting stars that fall. the last straw. there's no reason for getting there at all. yeah. no reason to take it there at all. yeah. the last straw can land in your mix. your best day could be apocalypse. nobody pay attention to the first straw. it seems the last one is all we ever saw. the first straw's a metaphore i pick up myself. it tells me something by showing me something else. i think that you should know. the first straw. so small it seemed impossible. the next straw. vanished like shooting stars that fall. the last straw. there's no reason for getting there at all. yeah. no reason to take it there at all. yeah. everyone reacts when it gets to the weight of breaking their back. i won't let that be us 'cause the long side never gave back. yeah. the first straw. so small it seemed impossible. the next straw. vanished like shooting stars that fall. the last straw. there's no reason for getting there at all. yeah. the first straw. so small it seemed impossible. the next straw. vanished like shooting stars that fall. the last straw. there's no reason for getting there at all. yeah..." -311