Yesterday was a long and somewhat stressful day. I guess it started the day before. Actually, I guess it started Wednesday.
Wednesday, we got a surprise inspection. We passed, but... Well, have I mentioned I have pets? Right. Well I have Bernard the Hermit Crab, who's been with me since my 2006 program, and then Echo bought Ding Ding a couple weeks ago. Ding Ding is a gerbil.
Anyways, they waited day to give us a letter for a house meeting. We got that Sunday night. I was nervous, but I kept my mind off of it by going to Clermont to see one of my best friends down here. We had a great time, and I had a couple beers, and then I came home early to get some sleep so I looked nice for the meeting.
So Monday morning was the meeting. If you've never been called in for a housing meeting (which I'm guessing most of you haven't), this is how it goes: They'll give everyone a piece of paper and ask you to write down your statement. Then they'll pull each of you individually and talk to you alone.
This is actually my second house meeting. I had to go to one years ago, on my first program, shortly after moving in, because my first roommates were caught smoking weed. They were a lot meaner at that meeting. It felt like you were on Law & Order or something. They would tell you that if you knew about it and didn't say anything, that's as bad as doing it yourself, and stuff like that. This time, they were much more friendly, and asked me what I named the Hermit Crab.
We got a written warning, and were told to get rid of them. I've already got a home for them, although I'm sure if someone else out there would like a gerbil or a hermit crab, and doesn't live in Disney housing, I'm sure my friend would let you have them.
I pointed out that it's way easier to take care of the hermit crab than it is to keep my Garden up... he looked at me and thought for a second and said, "well, I don't think there's anything against gardens..." I said there wasn't.
Speaking of... My garden just keeps growing. My Broccoli is huge and should be ready to eat by the end of the month! My tomato is giant, and has little yellow flowers all over it. I've also got onions, spinach, sage, basil, two kinds of oregano, cilantro, thyme, tarragon, parsley, chives, echinacea, horse tail (which cures broken bones)... oh and my watermelon. I think my watermelon's not going to make it though. It's looking kind of sickly. I've never grown a watermelon before, so I don' t know what's up with it. My friend suggested that it doesn't have enough space, so I'm thinking I'll get it another pot, and see if that helps. It might just traumatize it though. My roommates joke that I have a jungle on our patio.
Which I think is okay, because we have sience experiements in our kitchen. Ugh... seriously, why can't they do their own dishes?!?! It's not very hard. I don't know if I mentioned this before, but last week, I discovered that someone left a banana in a bag on the counter and let it go bad... Here's something I didn' t know: If you let a banana go really bad... it turns to fucking liquid!!! Omigod! And guess who had to clean that one up?! Yep. I got to throw the drippy bag away... and the smell.... Ugh. I am so embarrassed to have friends over. Every one of them comes in, takes one look at the sink filled to the brim with dishes and says, "Wow. I'm so sorry you have to put up with this." I was so hungry yesterday, but there were no pots to cook with, and even if I cooked, there'd be no way to clean the pots after. I found one pot, and was going to make Ramen, by filling the pot with water from my bathroom, but then I realized I couldn't use the collander because the sink was full and I refused to be like my roommate and perch the collander on top of the dirty dishes to drain her pasta!
Anyways... Eventually, I made a cheese sandwich. So all I ate yesterday was a cheese sandwich, two organic oreo-type cookies, and some pita chips. I did have two sodas though, which made me very excited. I've been craving soda, but I wanted to get some with pure cane sugar rather than high fructos corn syrup. Yes, I'm weird about the things I put in my body. I'm not a health freak, and I still eat plenty of trash like McDonalds, but I try to also watch what I eat when I can. Yesterday, I found out I had 100$ more than I thought I did, so I went to Whole Foods and bought two plants, soda, friut, and cookies. Haha.
And finally, in my long day... I got to see Matt Nathanson!!
Yay! I've been waiting for this day for weeks! It started off bad, because Google Maps gave me bad directions, and told me to take an exit that didn't exist, but when I finally went into a Publix in an area called College Park, and asked, the woman checking out there was so nice, and gave me perfect directions from here, and just very sweet. She was like, "You're not far off, just take a deep breath and don't worry, you're only about ten minutes away." So there are good Floridians out there. So thank you to the lovely lady at Publix, who also used cloth bags... so she's that much more amazing!
Matt was playing in this tiny little bar called the social... If there were more than 300 people there, I'd be surprised. It was sold out, so I was glad I'd bought my tickets a month ago.
He's amazing in concert. He's hilarious, and he sings great songs, and he loves to cover 80's songs. He sang Take On Me by a-ha, and pulled this guy up on stage. I ended up giving him and his wife a ride back to Caribbean Beach Resort. They were really cool. They had flown in from Baton Rouge, LA to see Matt Nathanson, and spent 5 days at Disney, but somehow didn't meet the Chipmunks.
After the concert, I got to meet Matt Nathanson, and somewhere along the way, I'd realized that the day I'm flying home to Spokane is the day he's going to be playing in Spokane. So I met him and I was like, "This is kind of strange, but I think I'm going to see you in Spokane." And he looked at me and he was like, "Why!? I mean, that's great, but why?!" So I told him I just happened to be going home for a few days and I'd be there the 4th of November. He was like, "That's great! I'll see you soon!" He's really sweet.
So yes, I'll be in Spokane, WA from November 4th through the 8th. I'm actually very excited. I can't wait to see my kitty. I've heard he's still doing amazing, and is actually doing better than before! I also can't wait to see some of my friends, and now I can't wait to see Matt Nathanson again! I've already bought that ticket.
But for now, I guess I should start getting ready for Liberty Tree Tavern. I came home last night and the sink was empty, so I'm thinking I'll make a nice big breakfast.
Thanks to anyone who actually read this monster of a post. I'll try to post more often, so hopefully they're not so long again!
I know, I don't post as often as I should. But I don't always have great stories, like being asked to spoon. Also, I'm pretty much force bid at Liberty Tree Tavern, so sometimes it starts to feel like you're doing the same thing every day, even if the tables are different. Plus I've been meeting some great people, and I'm actually sort of seeing someone, and I've just become more social in general, and I love it!