Memorial Day this year will be a little different. Normally I am sleeping from working or sleeping because I have to go to work. Not this year. I am off the day before, the day of, and the day after.
It's not the only reason it will be different... New Friend wants me to come visit her. And I am. It's a bit of a drive. Nothing I consider too far really, because I enjoy going to new places and seeing new sights. I don't particularly like driving though. I find it boring. My friend, Kevin, is going to make me some CDs I believe to help get me through. He's super cool. In fact, he is actually helping me recreate the soundtrack of my life right now.
New Friend offered to get me a hotel room so I don't have to drive home that night. I was planning on that route anyway, and her offer to do it for me took me back. I am not used to someone taking the initiative on such matters! Then, get this... New Friend spends the evening picking out a place for me. How special. I know I'm being totally stupid.
Over the past few days, New Friend has mentioned to me that she's excited about my upcoming trip and has picked out things to show me and things for us to do. Uhm, hello. Again. Not really used to someone that can actually make a decision here. Nothing is worse than the, "I don't care; whatever you want to do..." game.
Now, I cannot tell if I'm more excited that this girl is thinking about my trip and planning activities without my constant approval, or if I'm excited because I have no fucking clue what to expect. I've never been to this city, I've never met her, and ... hmmm... there's been some flirting.