I haven’t forgotten about this little dog and pony show of reviewing books, but I’m just feeling out of it. I have piles of books I want to read, but I just don’t have the ability right now.
I also want to say sorry about some of the previous half assed reviews and if it seems like I’m just doing a copout and buying anything on sale at Target (granted I am very guilty of doing that…), I can’t blame school this time and life has been a little hectic and I can’t put the blame on that either. I am going to force myself to read again starting tomorrow and tone down my time wasted on watching reruns on cable tv. However for those curious as to what I’ve been doing lately here are a few points.
- Spending time with my parents and trying to help them with whatever I am able to do (that’s as deep as I’m getting)
- Playing with my Dog
- Improving my artistic abilities and working on a collection.
- working on my own fiction
Now for the announcement!
As I stated earlier I am working on a collection right now, the theme I’m going with are books I’ve read. It will be both paintings and drawings because i’m still not the best painter and I’ve recently taken up drawing with charcoal and toned grey paper and have discovered I enjoy it very much. It’s not a high priority thing, but it’s something I’m doing whenever I have the time and the right scene in a book to paint. Wish me luck.
Today was just like every uneventful friday. Well aside from it being the friday before the start of a new school term. I cleaned a little, went to a meeting concerning an upcoming event for a church group I volunteer with, played with my dog, and worked on a painting that I’m giving as a gift.
My parents decided to invite me to IHOP and I decided to tag along. For almost a year now a waitress I know from highschool has been working there. The thing is, she is a very good waitress and is always considerate of the customers and is friendly towards my family in particular.
What exactly is the big deal about this waitress? She bullied me in highschool. It’s that plain and simple.
It was only for one year, I kept to myself and she made it her life’s mission to bother everyone. Unlike most people in my life who picked on me, I didn’t hold a grudge. I don’t know why I didn’t hold a grudge, I think it’s because I had to deal with peers who treated me worse than she ever did. In junior year she came out as a lesbian. I cheered for her for five minutes and moved on with life.
I figured after graduation I’d never see her again. Then again after graduation I also figured I’d be done with higher education in four to five years (HAH!) Then one fateful tuesday (I know it was tuesday because my friend and I love Half Off Tuesday at the movies and that’s the day we went to Ihop) I ran into her. I realized who she was in five minutes.
She didn’t acknowledge who I was until we were done with our meal. When she did she was very polite about it. She mentioned being around Texas a few years until getting bored with being a nomad and asking her mother if she could move back in.
From that point on I wasn’t sure how to handle the situation; do I stop going to the only Ihop in town? Do I find out her work schedule to avoid her? Do I ask for seating outside of her turf? I decided to just let it all go and continue on with my life. She’s been a very good waitress, she’s met my extended family by chance. They don’t know she once picked on me, I’m not telling them because that’s in the past. The cool thing is she once gave me free hot apple cider.