This past weekend Alana and I went to Dave & Buster’s to celebrate the birthday of a mutual friend. We all got a table and ordered food, but mostly we drank. They had these jello shots that were in huge syringes that were only $5.00 and that tasted amazingly.
After that, some of us tipsy, some of us drunk, we went to the all the gaming rooms and played game after game. I can’t remember if Alana and I have ever been to an arcade together before, but it was really enjoyable. We played round after round of skee ball, side by side. We shot baskets into hoops, shot zombie after zombie, and we kept filling up our cup of tickets like two giggling kids at Chuck E. Cheese.
At the end we took our cup of tickets and bought nothing but candy with it, munching on it all on the drive home.
I was exhausted most of the day on Sunday, but it was worth the jello shots and the laughter.
Today my friend James came over and we played video games. And then we watched World War Z, followed by a bunch of documentaries from the series Ted Talks. We pigged out on McDonald’s and rubbed each others shoulders. He was over for about seven hours total.
It’s that weird Autumn time, when the feeling of Summer hasn’t quite left, but the coolness of the Fall is just starting to set in. Everyone is falling back in to their school, career, and work routines.
My friends are stressed with new moves, new parenting obstacles, or financial struggles. Alana and I are starting to really grind down and cut down on our expenses to prepare for a year of saving up for our wedding.
It’s just that kind of weird in between period. People are sick, people aren’t feeling well. I’m noticing a lot of lower spirits and tired eyes. This is an exciting time of the year, but it’s also a stressful one. As the weather falls colds here, we tend to cover up more, stay inside more. Perhaps, withdraw into ourselves more.
I’ve been feeling much better since I wrote my last entry “Little Miss Sweet Tooth”. Aside from the McDonald’s today, I’ve stayed away from soda, and sugar, and sweets. I’ve started drinking more clear liquids again and I’ve started heading to yoga classes on a bi-weekly basis. I feel good, but I also feel in transition. That weird in-betweenness, like we’re all in between time.
Waiting for Fall to really start. Waiting for the holiday season to really start.
Waiting for our three year anniversary, the engagement pictures, for the leaves to start changing…
…waiting for my next burst of real energy and for the Autumn doldrums to pass. I hope the leaves start changing soon.