November 8th, 2005
I just got off a date that went not bad but not great. I met him in the mall, one of those cases where you're walking along and smile at someone and they smile back, then you look over your shoulder and they're looking over their shoulder, then you look back again and they are too. And so on. At the third backwards glance I kinda figured I should say hi. We swapped numbers and agreed to have lunch and it was a pain in the ass to actually hook up because he doesn't have a car and mine pretty much doesn't run so I had to take the bus. His friend Pablic (I hope I'm spelling the name right) who works at a kiosk (I hope I'm spelling that right) ended up picking him up, and Haviv and I ate at 3 Margarita. I hadn't eaten there before, let alone eaten out at all in over a month - with the great exception of Village Inn with Milly two weeks ago - so it was a treat to just sit down in a nice atmosphere and order tasty different veggie food that I didn't have to cook or clean up after!.
He ordered a steak and I'd wanted to try the cheese rieno, but I'm still not sure about cheese and the whole rennet issue, so I went with a tostada minus the cheese. We talked a lot and held hands over the table while waiting for our food, which was nice. Haviv is a nice Jewish boy wo lived in the Middle East until about 6 years ago when he moved to New York. He came to Colorado recently to try different work. The food was good, and I was surprised I liked the avocados! After we finished eating he asked me come over to his side of the booth, which was also nice, but then he all but insisted on kissing me which I wasn't keen on for the first date, so I let him kiss me on the cheek. I think he's ok, and I think I'll date him once more, but I don't feel a click with him so that will probably be it. I don't really feel a click and his trying too hard for a kiss made me a little uncomfortable.
I ran into Cory, the lead for Giant Cogs Turn again in the hall. He says that their bass player might be looking for another project sence he (Cory) and the drummer are starting another project too. They're going to join up with and accordian player to make some really out there stuff. He also said I should check out Fall of Troy, a trio from Seatle that he discribes as 'mind-blowing' and 'experimental metal.' He said he'd try to burn me a copy of their CD so he can give it to me next time.
In further news, apperently I'm amaizing at work. I still think I have a lot of work to do as a checker and I'm way too damn slow in the backery and aught to hone that down, but it was sooo nice when Justin let me help with the bakery a couple hours this weekend and we got everything DONE, and early. We where out of there at 7:30p! Then he asked me to help Josh in produce and I got to stack bannanas on their little black stands and rearange potatos and avacados. He said that avacados are very tricky but I found them to be easier than the tatters. At least the avacasos have textured skins and, being pear shaped, I found they rolled less. Anyway, after I went back to the front end where the checkstands are, I needed to get Justin for something and he was talking with Josh. As I was walking up, I heard Josh say "... and she's just amaizing." I played it cool and said something about my ears burning ;) I never really planned on staying at King Soopers very long, but if they let me diversify like this, I think it'll keep me interested enough and chalanged enough to stick around for a while. I love the diversity and new things to strive for.
I also cut my hair yesterday, right before work and carried the 14" cut braid in a little baggie to show off. It's such a pretty blue/green, it was almost a shame to cut it off, but looks just as pretty all on it's own, and now it won't fade and break with shampooing and combing! And it's nice not to have to wrap my hair around my neck to go pee. Of course, now I probably don't have the longest hawk in Loveland, and Mathew's hair has mine beat by almost a foot.
Gotta run, I'm gonna pick up The White Stripes Elephant at Rockin' Robbin's.
Current Mood: energized
Current Music: "Swing Life Away" - Rise Against
I'm so glad you're enjoying your work. And it's neat to hear about your date. It occurs to me that you are more Kosher than most jewish people now days, and you aren't intending to be.
Do you still have your detatched braid? Have you hung it on a wall like a trophy?
Hung it on the wall!!! Dude, that's a great idea!!! I can even get my dad to make a proper plack mount for it!
I think it's gonna look like I cut the tail of a rare hairy parot. Sweet.