Hello ya'll... I plan to make this post short because I'm really tired. It's getting close to midnight, you know. I had a good day today. Brandy and I checked out Blair Hall. Neither of us had ever been there before. Then we went to Pemberton to check out where her presentation thing was going to be. Then we both ended up going to the presentation thing. I felt funny, being an English major hanging out with a Soc class. I was actually really sad today because after Brandy went home, I got lonely. I started to wish I'd told Kris to drop by Coleman and we could hang out for an hour or so before my class. Anyhow, as I was reading The Grapes of Wrath, I happened to see him walk out of the English Department and out the doors. I was like crap and tried to follow him. Well, by the time I reached the 2nd floor, he was outside, so I was literally running down the stairs, feeling like a fool. And wouldn't you know, I almost knocked down his friend, Shauna. I keep going back and forth as to whether or not I like him, as in a crush. I just can't see me reacting that way if I didn't sort of like him. I mean, I really miss him when he's not around. Anyway I happened to finally almost catch up with him outside (and keep in mind it was hot and I'd been running and I had a heavy backpack) and I hollered "Hey Kris!" and he turned around and instantly got a smile on his face. He wasn't doing anything, and I had a break, so he suggested we go to Taco Bell. Yep--we walked to Taco Bell in the heat and we just got something to drink. I like doing silly spontaneous things like that sometimes. Nothing bad or dangerous, just slightly eccentric. Then I was talking to him before his fiction writing class, and this other girl (one he used to like last year) was looking at us and pointing and I thought I heard her say, "I want to know what's going on there." Hee hee. Publicity is usually a good thing, in some way.
So I didn't go to the meeting tonight after all. I hope I can go to the English Conference--I didn't even know about it, except that's what Kris got from the English Department--a form to submit a paper for the conference. I got one too, but when I got home tonight, I realized it said the deadline for abstract submissions was yesterday? I never heard about it until today. Grr. I'm going to try to go anyway.
After I left Carpenter's class (yes, I left as the prof was getting there) I decided to go to Brandy's house. I had loads of fun there. I rode 4-wheelers with Brandy and Eliza. I even drove part of the way. And I hadn't driven a 4-wheeler in a very long time. It's amazing I could remember everything even after I had to ask what pedals did which things (shifting gears and braking). Eliza loved this song I wrote about 4 years ago. She wanted me to sing it, and she recorded it on her phone and I think she made it her ringtone. I didn't realize it was that great. I mean I liked it alright I suppose. As usual, I haven't done much homework tonight. I really didn't do much at school either--we watched The Grapes of Wrath in American lit, and then workshopped two pieces in fiction. It just occurred to me that I think I accidentally used the italics code in an email to Kris tonight. He's not going to understand what "em" inside <> is going to mean. I'm just in the habit of using the code on here, that I probably do it in emails all the time. Oh well. Whatever. I'm really tired and a little nervous as to where he and I are going, so it's not unlikely that I might do something crazy in an email. Can't be any crazier than walking 15 minutes one way to go to Taco Bell for a small drink...
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