To start, mid-May I started dating this wonderful person named Luke! He lives in Dallas & I live in Austin, but we’re awesome together, so spatial distance doesn’t matter. <3 More to come on our ridiculous cuteness later. (:
This summer I am taking an Import Principles class online & it is going well, so that’s good. Haha.
Memorial Day weekend I went up to Dallas to spend 4 superb days with Luke! While there, I had the privilege to meet some of his friends from his improv theater, Pocket Sandwich! They were all very kind & very witty, and the shows were hilarious, of course. After the shows, we hung out at Trinity Hall & drank Chimay, which I recommend to everyone. Most of the rest of my trip in Dallas we spent in his apartment where we cooked yummy vegan meals for each other & drank good wine, or he would play classical music on his guitar or piano while I read. <3 Also, we hung out with his roommate, Tom, and watched a few movies, including Fantastic Mr. Fox, Due Date, and Men Who Stare at Goats. It was a very relaxing time. (:
Before I met up with Luke, I was able to see my friend Chris! Oh, I miss him dearly! <3 We went to a phe-NOM-inal Greek restaurant called Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill. Seriously, it was some of the best Greek food I have ever put in my mouth. We also went to FOE, a sweet little local hang out place with a bar and pool.. it kind of reminded me of a YMCA, but with drunk people. Haha.
The first weekend of June was an event! A bunch of us from work hung out at Barton Springs, where I learned to play chess, for the second time. Then my friend/coworker, Sawyer, and I ate at G’Raj Mahal before going to Queer Bomb! Queer Bomb is a huge gay festival that took place on the East side of Austin & it was fabulous! So much dancing & drinking! Crazy story: that night I lost my wallet (by leaving it on some steps), so I posted an ad on craigslist.com for a lost wallet.. 2 days later a very nice girl emailed me saying she found it & returned it to me with everything in it!
The following weekend Luke came into Austin to visit me! He hitchhiked with a dude who had a pet pig. Haha. Apparently the best way to hitchhike is to stand on the shoulder of a long open road so people can see you from a distance & only get in a car with weird people because it’s the normal people who are the murderers.. Haha, what? Makes sense, I guess. So anyway, Luke stayed for 5 amazing days & he met my Mom, my roommate, Jen, and my friends Jessica & Kelly. While he was here we also cooked delicious vegan meals for each other & drank good wine, spent some time in music stores & I took him to some of my favorite places in Austin, like Mayfield Park & the Austin Poetry Slam!
Work is going swimmingly, as usual. I am now officially a Field Manager for TCE! Woot! Last weekend the Austin, Dallas, & Houston offices met up for a Staff Retreat in Colorado Bend State Park! We set up camp Friday and basically drank beer & ate camp food until Sunday when we had to leave. Haha. That’s not all we did though.. we went on a beautiful 5 mile hike to see stunning 50ft waterfalls! You can see some of the trip here:
June was fun-tastic & went by really quickly, so now I am stoked for July & all it has to offer! Plus, we are going to have fireworks this year because there isn’t a fire ban & Luke will be spending the 4th with me in Austin! Hooray!
Oh goodness, I love my life. <3 And you too. (: