- Went down to visit Kristen in Black Mountain. Had an amazing time. I met her family (who are absolutely great) and friends (who are also very wonderful). We saw Fahrenheit 911 (which I now own on DVD). How anyone can vote for Bush after seeing that film is beyond me..... it frightened me and made me laugh out loud.
- Kristen came up to Radford and we saw Garden State, and I introduced Kristen to my parents. They really like Kristen, a lot. As soon as she entered the house, Dad began to show her all of the family pictures in the hall.... plus, Dad really didn't rip into her knowing that she's a liberal. DEFINITELY a sign that Dad likes her. :) Hell, Dad rips into me on a daily basis for being a liberal. I introduced Kristen to one of many holy foods of Radford... the chrustie..... in all its glory. We were going to drive back to Asheville that night, but we were too exhausted from the mighty chrustie. I took her back to Asheville late Monday. Lounged around from exhaustion, ate amazing Italian food, and drove back to Radford on Wednesday. I had such an amazing time with Kristen during those days, and even though we were just being "friends", I was falling deeper in love with her. I absolutely hated leaving Black Mountain that morning...it felt soooooo good being with her.... but it was okay, because Kristen wanted to come back to Radford on Saturday for Emily's "Back To School" party.
and with that.....
- Kristen came back to Radford. We got up early so we could make it to Roanoke for DJ Rob's wedding. Kristen looked amazing in her black dress, fishnets, and mary jane's. I looked handsome in a suit... :) The wedding... well, I've never experienced a wedding like that. The priest (who I later found out was a former NYC cabbie) was fucking hilarious! "Soma timesa you wanta the spaghetti, anda sometimesa you wanta the steak. You have to compromise." Comedy GOLD! "This is the part where someone would usually sing.... skipping that...." GOLD! After some fantastic mexican food, we drove back to Radford for Emily's shindig. f15b played. Pretty fucking good. Before they played, Kristen and I relaxed in their "backstage area" (also known as my basement), and listened to them argue over what Weezer songs they would play. Their drummer reminded us of Napoleon Dynamite with his "hey maybe we could play 'say it doesn't blow' by Weezer" comments. Ha. We hung around the house all night, relaxed, and spent time together. It felt so good to be with her. Felt soo good to see her have fun with my family. On Sunday. we went shopping for presents for my Mom, since we were going to celebrate her birthday that evening at Sal's. Kristen got Mom a basket full of yarn, because the night before, Mom and Kristen had some CraftTime! "Oooooh, look at this scarf." "That's beautiful!" Oooooooooh. Girly. Girl. Girl. I felt like less of a man. :) But, I have to say that the purses were delicious!!!! :) Anyway. Kristen got Mom yarn, and I got her scented candles (some real fall scents....pumpkin pie, apples, etc) and a stuffed bear. Mom loved the gifts, and was really touched that Kristen got her something. She kept saying "She didn't have to get me anything" when Kristen wasn't around.
That night we introduced Kristen to the magic that is Sal's in Radford. I can't remember the name of the dish that I ordered, but it was huge. And as we were marvelling at its greatness, something MUCH larger came to the table....Kristen's calzone. We ordered the large calzone thinking that we could share it, we didn't know that it was large enough to feed a small nation.....possibly Denmark. Sweet Jesus. It was fucking delicious.
- The next day Kristen and I drove back down to Black Mountain. Kristen and her family were going to celebrate Thanksgiving that evening (since she would be in jolly old England when the real Thanksgiving was going down), and they invited me. I was very excited about this for two reasons: 1) I wanted to hang out with Kristen's family more because I thought they were great 2) I'm a turkey fiend. I fucking love Thanksgiving, and if I can experience it twice in one year, right on. It was an amazing meal, and Kristen and I were sneaky and held hands under the dinner table. It felt like high school, and I loved every second. At this point I have to mention another wonderful part of Kristen's family, and his name is Simon. Simon is a Boston Terrier, and he is officially my boy. I love that dog. He would get jealous of Kristen and I being so close, and while we would be kissing on her couch, he would squeeze between us... not to get to Kristen... but to get to me. Jealous, jealous dog. He has human sized balls. Seriously. Probably bigger than mine.......
- On Tuesday I drove back to Radford, once again very sad to leave Kristen. We talked for a bit that night while she packed, and realized that I would have to make the drive down to the airport because she left her black dress in my room. Fantastic! I was already hoping I could make the trek down, since I was dying to see her again before she left for the UK.
- I made it to the airport with plenty of time to hang out before she had to go through security. I brought her the black dress, and a new scarf that Mom made for her from the birthday yarn that Kristen bought. It was nice to kiss, hold hands, read TIME magazine, make fun of a Cheney/Rumsfeld/Bush picture where they look very Tarantinoesque, and just be together for the last few moments before she had to go. And when she finally had to leave, we kissed and hugged, and then I headed off for my car.... So extremely sad, but happy at the same time, knowing that I would see her in October.
- Kristen has been having an amazing time in London (you can actually read her updates as illfollowthesun on my friends list. Seriously. Read them. Hilarious stuff.). And since she has been in London, we've only grown closer. I'm sooooooooooo in love. She's so beautiful, briliant, loving, and she is absolutely hilarious. She's my girlfriend now, and I love her with all of my heart. Extremely lucky to have her in my life. We're serious about each other, serious and giddy in love. We've been talking about very serious things that would normally scare the holy fuck out of me, but in this case it just excites me and makes me feel amazing and blissfully happy. To give you a hint, I want to be in love with her for the rest of my life. :) I've been happy as a loner for such a long time, and now I don't want to be a loner anymore... that doesn't make me happy, she makes me happy. I want to be with her.
I drive up to Alexandria a week from today so I can crash at Pat and Sarah's (and finish recording the new SpoonFed Adults album...I will leave my car at their house, and they will drop me at Dulles the next day...I have fucking fantastic friends!), and I fly to London on the 20th. Very, very, very excited. Can't wait to be there, and to be able to experience London with Kristen.
I'll write more before I leave, and I'll definitely update (w/pics) when I come home.