that's my man

the plan was to get lots of sleep this weekend.
you see, when i don't get eight hours of sleep a night, i feel it. i can go for two or three nights like that, but then it's necessary for me to play catch-up.
for two weeks now, i've gotten no more than seven hours of sleep. i think i've averaged around 6-6.5. so i thought, i'll just sleep a lot this weekend!!
i am sad to report that it didn't happen....
and now i'm at work, barely able to keep my eyes open.

Matt told me on saturday that there was a concert on sunday night, and would i be interested in going? when told who it was, i realized i didn't have a choice. i had to go!!
so after terra nova, we headed down to sokol, on the complete opposite side of town from trinity, to see one of my favorite bands in concert: stavesacre.
it was well worth the time and money! of course, to my surprise, i didn't have to pay for anything.. the taco bell or the $10 ticket price. my wonderful boyfriend decided i shouldn't have to pay for anything. isn't it grand?
stavesacre came on at 11pm and proceeded to give a fabulous show. halfway through, they played "freefall", my second favorite song, and one that i've never heard them play live (even though i've seen them in concert more times than i remember!!). a little after midnight, they said they had one more song to play. they started playing a rift i didn't recognize, and the disappointment swept in.. "they're not going to play my favorite song!!!" then they hit that oh-so-familiar chord..... and on it came. "with a sigh i greet the day..."

the best part of the concert was how it felt in the room. the band's focus isn't on the music, and it's not on the crowd. it's on their Lord and Savior, and they make it obvious that they give Him credit for their lives and music (they never really say it; it's just that obvious). as we left the concert, i turned to Matt and said "it felt like the Holy Spirit was there rocking right along with us!"

he got me home somewhere between 12 and 1. instead of doing the smart thing and going straight to sleep, we stood and looked at the beautiful full moon and talked until 1:30. then, to impress you all even more, he offered to pick me up in the morning for class so i could sleep an extra 40 minutes. b/c if he dropped me off, i didn't have to hunt for a parking space!! he got up three hours before he needed to so he could take me to school, slightly less tired than i would've otherwise been.
impressed yet?
oh, and when he picked me up after class, he brought me coffee.

that's my man. :)


special day

it's his birthday!!
today, i get to celebrate the day he was born. an easy thing to do, because right now, i can't imagine life without him.
i woke up at a little before 7 this morning and headed to my spanish class. from there, i made a stop at matt's house.. he was waiting on the porch for me. i came bearing the first string of gifts: a big, cool coffee mug with a half pound coffee from caffeine dreams inside, a card, and a picture of me. the thing he got most excited about was the picture.... hmmmm.....
he loved it. all of it.
oh, and by the way, he looked really cute this morning!!
on my lunch break, i made a mad dash to 13th st. to the zoo gift shop to get him a stuffed monkey. yes, there is a story there.. but you'll just have to stay curious about that one.
the best thing of all? i'm taking him out to dinner. not just anywhere, mind you.. but to his favorite kind of food.. and a kind that i hate. any guesses yet?
well, in case you haven't figured it out, and seeing that i really didn't give any hints, i don't think any less of you. it's sushi. and you should've seen how excited he got when i told him!
it'll be a good night. it's been a good day! it's fun making someone's day special.
he's an amazing guy. and he's my boyfriend. it's still weird for me to say that.



i realize that up to this point, i have yet to use the name of the guy i so frequently refer to. watch for it.. it may come sooner than you think.
he had a bad day yesterday. first of all, he was already not feeling the best about life.... i won't give details on that.. it's not my place to do so. but let's just say he wasn't doing the best. he had a job interview at 10am that went well, but it wasn't what he was expecting (which was a little discouraging). on his way home, he had a not-so-pleasant experience with a police officer. when he called to tell me how the interview went, i could tell by the tone in his voice he wasn't doing so well..... then i got busy and had to let him go.
a while later, i called and asked him to come eat lunch with me. he'd already eaten, but i so badly wanted to do something to possibly help his day.
he picked me up, and on the way to burger king, i reached for his hand.. he thanked me.. and held on tight. all through lunch, he didn't let go.. it's not so easy eating a sandwich with one hand!! at one point, he took my one hand in both of his, closed his eyes, and held my hand close to him. i asked him what he was doing.. his response.. he was just enjoying being with me.


one of these days, it's going to happen.. he's going to make me cry.


home theatre

we went to see spiderman 2 last night.
we left a little late for the 10pm showing at village pointe. we walked into the theatre at 10:01pm to find the theatre completely empty!!
and if one person buys a ticket, they have to show the movie.
so there we were, with our very own "home theatre" system.. no one to tell us to be quiet, or to not laugh so loud, or to stop making comments making fun of the movie. it was great fun.
i never realized how tense i got during movies.
the movie really wasn't that intense, but i must admit, there were a few parts that had me on edge. and each time one of those moments came, i about squeezed the life out of his hand. he laughed. i guess i've never noticed how stressed i get because i've never had someone's hand to hold in a theatre before!!

on the way home, i was joking about him speeding through a work zone that i always see speed traps on.. so just to see how slow it would feel, he slowed down to the marked 35mph. not even a mile up the road, there was a speed trap!! that would've been a hefty ticket.. but thanks to yours truly, he was spared. :)
the rest of the way home, he didn't speed at all.. he mentioned it, i asked if it was because he was paranoid.. he said no, he was slowing down so we would have a few extra minutes together.. as lindsay would say, the joys of "young love"...

he dropped me off half past midnight, and we talked for another hour. it's so hard to say goodnight.. i just want him to stay forever!! it really makes me wonder...


what i like about you

he's sweet, he's smart, and i think he may be a romantic.
he holds my hand and just looks at it...
he asks me questions and really wants to know the answer.
no on has ever looked at me the way he does.
he looks in my eyes and doesn't say anything.. when i ask him why.. he says he just likes looking at me...
he offers to bring me anything i need when i'm not feeling well.
he calls after not seeing me for twelve hours just to say hello and that he was thinking about me...
he puts up with my dog because he likes me.
everything he tells me about himself, or about his past, just makes me like him more.
he has beautiful eyes.
he doesn't hide things from me.
most of all, before everything else in his life, his time with God is most important. His opinion matters most of all.
i'm a lucky girl. especially when he's holding my hand.