Well, the day has come. This'll be my last post on American soil for the next month. We'll see if I ever get the time to post while I'm in Europe.
Hm... It's not like I posted all that often anyway.
May is turning out to be the BEST MONTH EVAR!!
Last weekend's trip to Dallas was amazing. We got to hang out with Rocky and Stephen, and the most insanely awesome show ever -- RADIOHEAD! It was seriously, the best show I've seen ... and I've seen a lot of shows. Bjork, Regina Spektor, Death Cab, Decemberists, I could go on and on, but none of them were even close to being as awesome as Radiohead.
So, of course, there had to be a downside. Vicky's car crapped out on us, and we had to make a detour to Fort Worth so her uncle could fix it. Funny thing -- no one took me seriously when I said it sounded like the starter was shot, and it turned out that's exactly what it was. Looks like I know a little more about cars than people give me credit for.
But still, we got home late Monday, and Tuesday evening Brad came over to spend the week with me. We had a lot of fun just hanging out and being close. It's gonna be tough on the both of us when I'm in Italy.
Thursday, we went to Aquarena Springs. I've lived in San Marcos for nearly three years, and I have never been to the nature park. The last time I went was when I was four, I think. Anyway, it was so cool... We walked along the Wetlands Boardwalk, and watched the wildlife. Tilapia are actually really beautiful fish. There were egrets and lots of turtles. It was great.
But then we went to the actual park, which was really eerie. I don't know if it's usually open, but we were there in the late afternoon, and since the park is school owned and everyone's gone for the summer, the place was deserted. The buildings are straight out of the 60s, and there's this tower that howls with the wind. The paint on the lamp posts is peeling, and the cables that used to ferry the cable cars back and forth just sway high above the river. It was so strange.
Friday night, we met up with Vicky and Kristin and went downtown. Brad and Kristin had to go to the show that her ex was playing in (The band's name is Mom). She went to get closure, ended up getting drizzunk, and feeling somewhat worse than before. But she stayed along with her friend Daniel, and Brad met up with Vicky and me. We'd already had a few beers at Creekside, then went to Side Bar, met up with the boy Vicky's interested in, and then went to Beauty Bar just to show our support for Mitchell. He took our photo, then Annie Ray took our photo, and then Brad and I split.
We had one last night together before my dad arrived. Brad went back to San Antonio this afternoon, and my dad and his friend arrived around 6. The three of us went to Logan's Roadhouse for some BBQ, and I came home to pack.
And now, I'm here blogging when I should be in bed!
So I'll leave you with that. I hope everyone has a great month. I'll try to get online as often as I can, but I'm one of the few on the trip who doesn't have a laptop! Boooo. Anyway, I'll be busy sampling the Tuscan lifestyle.
PS. The Wikipedia campaign has gotten noticed again. This time, by another German blog:
PSS... We saw a dead guy in the gutter last night. We were walking from our parking spot down Red River, and there was a guy who looked like he was sleeping in the gutter. I thought... "It's too early for bums to be asleep. And bums don't usually sleep in the ACTUAL gutter." The people ahead of us were already on the phone with 911, and by the time we'd walked half a block, the place with littered with cops, fire trucks and paramedics.
PSSSS... I bought a new camera! A Sony H10. It's sah-weeeet!
PSSPSPSPSPS..... I got all A's and made the Dean's List! Woot!