oh man it's a long one.. so i keep saying im going to write in this and it never happens...so much has gone on haha...part of it is that the computer is in the living room and i feel weird writing with everyone around
so first Halloween...was awesome...i saw a lot of people that i hadn't in a long time...and got dressed up and went to a party at my old asm's house...we go there every year and it's nice and reliable...i was a little upset i didn't have ONE trick or treater at my house...i bought all this candy and i was so excited about it and no one showed up...i thought that was a little weird...but yea not much else to say about that except i didn't want to leave the party but justin didn't tell me he had to work the next morning so i kind of felt like a bitch cuz i was trying to get him to stay....
my birthday was really good too...we didn't do much the day of my birthday...Justin and i went out to eat with my two best girlfriends from work...I've only known them for a few months but they were so incredibly sweet one of them bought me flowers and a bunch of new glasses...and then afterwords we went to the bar where Justin and Laurie proceeded to feed me shot after shot and a ton of drinks so needless to say i felt like complete shit the next day...but it was fun
birthday weekend now that's where it's at haha...we went to ren fest and man i had suuuuch a good time...the first night it was just me Matty(my roommate) and Justin...we got there after dark so we had to set up the tent in the dark and i mean this thing was like the weirdest tent ever hahhaha...it's not the shape of a normal tent...but when we finally figured it out we started a fire and started drinking....so it's a huge campsite with thousands of people all around you and music everywhere and stuff so i had to pee and i was kinda trying to hide it because i didn't know how i was gonna go when headlights kept shining in different directions...so finally i got Justin to walk with me far back by a fence thing and we peed together hahah...come to find out there were portapottys right by where we were camping haha but it was easier the rest of the night...so Sam, Brittin, and Todd came later in the night and set up and we all just sat around the fire drinking...i went to sleep early like 2am cuz Laurie and Jeff were coming the next day and i didn't want to be all shitty hung over so we could have a good time the next day...well Matt and Justin crawl into the tent at 6am!! and wake me up they are both giggly like little boys and i say to Matt "man it doesn't feel like I've been asleep for 2 hours crazy" and in like a real sly voice he goes "you've been asleep for FOUR hours" and starts laughing hysterically hahha...then they got the front zipper to the tent stuck so they both literally dove into a small hole in the tent...it was sooooo funny...man and it was really really cold...i've never camped before and the sleeping in a tent thing wasn't weird but i was freezing...the next day i was the only one up for awhile til they finally all woke up sooo hung over and it was in like the 80s and we were in the sun so that kinda sucked...Laurie and Jeff got stuck in traffic on the way so it took them like 4 hours to get there...but i had so much fun with them we all went to the festival and i tried fried alligator on a stick which was a stretch because of the whole pescatarian thing but it's not like i ate a fucking turkey leg(it was the first time I've eaten meat in a very long time)...it was kinda like seafood...Laurie and i walked around to shop and i bought this amazing ceramic beer glass with and ivory skull on the front that is carved "Renaissance festival"...man we were so tired by the time we left i didn't know if i was going to make it through the night but after i drank 3 bottles of water i felt much better...so the group grew and Liz and mike showed up!!!!!...i really didn't think they would because i have been having a lot of problems with them lately...i guess not as much with him but there was talk of the possibility of them breaking up when we had a keg party at my house...apparently she's been going out and shutting her phone off...and she doesn't pay half of the rent...and she's messy...just too many things that i can't talk about...and it's a hard thing for me because our friendship has been slowly slipping year by year...to the point where i wasn't even calling her anymore...she's started to scare me with her weight dropping and looking like a zombie every time i see her...i just felt that i needed to leave her alone...her mom went to rehab and had several relapses over the passed year..then her parents split...her dad needs a transplant with no donor...and they just moved back to California so she's the only one in her family left in Texas...i mean i guess she needed me but she's never made her self available for me to try and help...I've been holding all of this in because i had just given up on our friendship...i figured if it was meant to go back to normal or at least to the point where were talking that it would happen eventually...so back to camping her and i talked about a lot of these issues...i was really glad she came...she told me her parents are sending her the money for therapy sessions, she's gained some weight, and she is pill free as of 2 weeks...she's already come off of painkillers once so im hoping it's not even harder for her this time....but we talked about the mike situation it was rough because i felt like it was none of my business and i didn't want to tell her that he may break up with her but it turns out she already knew all of this and none of it wasn't anything he hadn't told her already...so i was glad to hear he's being honest with her...and she's getting help so their relationship has a chance as well...im so proud of her though and it really helped to reconnect us even if it was drunken, crying, crazy talk haha...the next day we had to leave early cuz Matty needed to be home for Sunday football...i was so tired i came home and slept forever...but it was soooo much fun
the next big thing was that my manager confronted Laurie about her and Jeff dating...i think she will wind up in another store but it's all fine cuz she still lives in kingwood and i see her at least three times a week anyway
so for thanksgiving week...i was working the other night and it was super busy so i was kind of out of it...i turned around for a second and thought "man that looks like an older version of my brother"...turned around again and it was him standing at the register!!!...i haven't seen my brother in three years!!...Justin and i were JUST together the last time i saw him...i wasn't even 21 yet...it was so exciting it was a complete surprise...my parents didn't even tell me haha...so we went out to eat the Monday before thanksgiving and caught up and that was good...then that same Monday night i found out Craig, our friend from Louisiana was coming in town!!...so i got home and he showed up and Laurie came over and we all had a fire in our fire-pit in the backyard and drank...the next day we barbecued and Laurie came over again and we all hung out...everyone seemed to be in better spirits as well so that was good...then that night was mike's birthday so we got a text from liz that everyone was going to the bar for him and we all went together...Liz was able to get her little brother in and he's grown up sooo much it was crazy cuz when i met him for the first time he was like 9....such a baby lol...that was a really fun night though...we all came back to my house afterwords and we were dancing in the kitchen haha...
thanksgiving was good...my dad showed up late so we walked into my mom crying cutting turkey in the kitchen and she had just cut herself...he finally got there and we ate together and had some good conversation and my brother made us all fancy cocktails...then we watched the Cleveland show the thanksgiving episode because my brother's friend was the voice of Cleveland's mother...and then he put on Beverly hills chihuahua half way through Justin couldn't take it anymore and we had to leave haha...but all in all a good night
Friday we did my birthday dinner because my brother could come...we went to my favorite restaurant down town, bluefish, and had amazing sushi...then went back to my dad's apartment for a bit..all together i got 175 to amazon.com so im going to pay the difference and get myself an ipod touch finally...im really excited about that...im gonna buy it on Friday when i get paid...i came back home that night and played isketch and drank all night til 4am with Craig
we had a few more nights with Craig and then he finally went back
Monday i went for Mexican food with my whole family one more time it was good...my brother left Tues...I went shopping with Laurie that day because i really needed it...i don't really have the money to do it but i really needed it...Justin recently lost his job and rent was due so he wasn't in a good mood and didn't have his money...we had a small fight for the first time in like 4 months the night before so i was still weepy from that...and then when i started talking to Laurie about everything i kind of just broke down so he told me to go out and have fun...and that i did...we tried on shoes in Payless for 2 hours!! haha....we went to Victoria's secret twice...i mean it was awesome haha...i bought two new pieces of jewelry for my lip piercing, new boots(that were buy one get one half off and she let me have the half off..soo sweet), leg warmers to go over the boots, and a cute pair of panties that are red silk and say hohoho on the back for Christmas...i found other stuff i want at Victoria's secret and stuff but im gonna go back and buy everything i want when i get payed!!...im so lucky this month cuz i payed rent with my last check, i get payed Friday, bills are due at the next check, and then i get payed on the first so this next check is ALL ME!!...so after a good time i did have to come home to reality and the fact that we didn't have the full amount for rent...i told Justin that he needed to just call our landlord and be honest with her and tell her that he lost his job, we'll have her money on Friday, it's only this once...like just reason with her...and it worked!!...so the most terrible day ended very well because Tues was also Matty's birthday...we went for margaritas (like we do every Tues haha) with Laurie, Justin, Evan, and Rachel....then they came back to my house for another fun night of music, drinking, and fun stuff haha...
and now Friday it's supposed to snow!!!>....that would be soooo crazy cuz it snowed last year and man two years in a row has got to be a record for Houston...im just really really glad i won't be closing this time...that was the busiest day i have ever seen in Starbucks since i started working there...
so all in all it's been an AMAZING month...my life has improved so much since meeting Laurie...i just can't believe that it's gone back to being this good and having amazing people around...i really thought that part of my life was just completely done...im so glad it's not