The talk went well. There was a lot of silence, but I think Volleyball K just needed time to think and stuff. I explained what I was thinking- that our personalities are so unbalanced especially in the roles we have as the guy and the girl in a relationship.
I thought he would be visibly upset, but he wasn’t. And he actually was relieved and wanted to talk about random stuff after we came to an agreement about what to do. We’re going to prom together which is great. And it was something that he wanted to do too so at least we’re on the same page about something.
Afterward, I met with Muscle N downtown. We got Jamba Juice and then walked to the Riverwalk, sat at the Ampitheater and watched kids run around. I can’t say the conversation was super flowy, but it was a really nice day and we just enjoyed the weather. Since it was his birthday, I wanted to take him to the cupcake place because he doesn’t like making a big deal out of it. But it just so happened that the store is closed on Mondays. Totally unforeseen and kind of embarrassing… we walked to the sweets shop and I asked him what his favorite candy was, but he said he didn’t have one. But he suggested that we go to Barnes & Noble. So we went and got a bunch of photography magazines and sat in the upstairs cafe part and just read. He had this car magazine and was grinning like a little boy because he was so giddy about it. Hahaha, it was cute. He showed me this Ferrari that had very an very efficient airflow that cooled the engine and helped make it more aerodynamic at the same time.
Muscle N sat with his back toward the window and the sun was just in the right position where the light was being diffused by him. It shone on me and made him look like he had a halo. His sister called and at first he didn’t mention who he was with, but then he said it hesitantly, and formally even though she definitely knows who I am. I don’t know if that was weird or whatever… maybe he is in the same state I am in, not really knowing what is going on, feeling slightly weird about our age difference and unsure what is going to happen.
I think the weirdest thing is that he wanted to hear about Volleyball K, and even about our talk too. If I were interested in someone, I wouldn’t want to talk to him about my boy problems. He mentioned his ex-girlfriend and some other potentials that didn’t come to fruition while he was in college too.
Mom and Dad went to the restaurant for dinner using the coupon I got at the senior party. I’m so glad I was able to give them something for their 20th anniversary. =)
At around 2:30 am R woke me up and told me that we were leaving to drive to Minnesota. But I lounged in bed and totally thought I dreamt it all up, until she came in again and yelled at me for not getting up. This was all before my alarm that was set for 3:00 went off. She is totally insane!
We drove and drove and drove, then figured out that I had clicked on a random link in google maps and the directions we had didn’t even go to the University of Minnesota. Blah. So I called the office and set up a visit and stuff and got directions from them. We got there and had a pretty good visit. Mom and Dad went with the official tour and I met up with a friend who showed me around and stuff.
We got super lost when we were trying to get to Cello C’s house and we all got super frustrated, but we finally made it. I was so happy to see her! We chilled, had some tea and pineapple and then she drove R and I to a small strip of shops in Wayzata by the lake and we just had a cool time walking around. Dinner back at her house (her mom made beef noodles) and then her mom drove us to a shopping mall because R wanted to go shopping and “take advantage of the 0% tax on clothes.” Oh so exhausting. Cello C and I actually didn’t want to shop, so we ended up not really doing anything except buying a strip of chocolate-covered bacon and splitting it. It was kind of gross. The fibers in the bacon definitely made it so much more weird to eat. Ugh.
We stayed the night. Cello C and I were up talking to people online, and then we talked for a bit before we both fell asleep. She woke up for school the next morning and I got up in time to see her off. I left a note and addressed the two envelopes to Clingy F so she wouldn’t forget to send him the laminated pictures.
Drove and drove and drove. Dad let me drive for 3 hours. And driving the van is definitely not as difficult as I thought it would be. It’s just bigger and clunkier than the small car. We had lunch at a local Italian place that had HUGE portions. I couldn’t help but think about “Kitchen Nightmares” and how gross a lot of places were before Gordon Ramsey changed things. These two waitresses were cleaning dust off of a ceiling fan while we were eating.
Drove and drove and drove some more. We got back to town around 5 pm and then went to grandma’s house for dinner. I fell asleep afterward and then we went home. Muscle N called me and we made plans to take night pictures in the city. Then Complicated V and Foodie A called me because they were at Gangly J’s surprise birthday party and missed me. =)
I also got the email from Tufts about my acceptance. So now it’s 6 for 7. I have a pretty good track record. But I am so antsy waiting for 4 pm when Yale and Harvard decisions come out. Ugh! I know I shouldn’t get my hopes up to expect anything from those two schools. But I really want the door to Yale to be open. I just found out that my cousin is going to the University of New Haven for the forensic science grad program. Muscle N is moving there for his job too… so it would be great if I could be there.
I guess we’ll see what happens though. LORD, give me patience and acceptance of whatever comes out today. Amen.