Tonight was a perfect example of bad day gone awesome.

Went to my brother's graduation, went out with friends afterward because I needed a drink after crazy family and long ass speeches.

The waiter was cute, and obviously interested in me. (Like he'd really care about my brother's graduation or how my home town was a farming town otherwise.) Casual flirting turned into him asking for my number, then texting me to see if it was actually mine, turned into lengthy conversation turned into his manager telling him he needed to actually do some work instead of just talking to me.

He wrote You are very pretty on the cheque. I feel like I'm in a fluffy meetcute fanfiction. :)

He said he'd call after he got off work tonight. He's already texted me to see if I still want him to call.

Yeah. This grin on my face? Not going away any time soon, I don't think.


Update: Three hour long phone conversation completely free of awkward pauses? Yes. Let's just hope it's not one of those situations where we talk to so much at the beginning we run out of things to say.
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( Jun. 6th, 2010 06:35 pm)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

So, I was having a hard time deciding between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural. I fell in love with the characters of both shows, both inspired me to write more than any other show, and I got seriously into both of shows--talking to the TV, jumping up and down when something great happens, crying when something sad happens. But the thing is, I've just recently discovered both of these shows, and am still riding the high that comes with falling in love with a show (and with a fandom), I don't now if my love for Buffy will fade with time (I doubt it) or if my passionate obsession with Supernatural will stop soon after the series end. (I hope not.)

So I'm not going to pick either.

Instead, I'm going to talk about a show I grew up with, and have loved all my life and that love has never faded. I seriously doubt it ever will.




Star Trek (TOS)


I have SO much love for this show. I love the cheesy music and the dramatic lighting. I love the way Shatner pauses in his speeches and how the camera will close up on him all the time. I love the Styrofoam sets and how all the rocks Kirk picks up for weapons look like they way less than a pound. I even love how Kirk finds and abandons a love interest almost once an episode, and I love how ridiculously easy his shirts ripped.

I especially love the ridiculous alien costumes. Like this one, for example:




But most of all I love how, in contrast to other sci fi stories like Star Wars or The Matrix, this show is hopeful about the future. It's not about how the human race ruined itself and the earth, or about how another species took over and enslaved them, or how corrupted the government became. It's about the human race surviving long enough to go out and explore the universe, not to conquer it but to understand it and to make peace with all the other planets and cultures out there. The crew of the Enterprise are always meeting a violent culture that hasn't developed yet and trying to help them grow (either by leaving them alone to do so, or trying to impart some wisdom to them) or coming across a race of people far more advanced than the human race and then leave with the hope that humans will get there too at some point.

I think that in a time when everyone is stressing out about war and racism and global warming and denied rights, its a good show to rewatch just feel hopeful that, yeah we'll get through all this somehow.

And that's my more optimistic side. I don't show it very often, but Star Trek always puts me in that kind of mood.


Also? This show is ridiculously slashy. I mean, it was like, the start of slash fanfiction. And it's no wonder when you watch Spock and Kirk together. Or Spock and McCoy, or McCoy and Kirk. Just. Slash abounds.



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