Ben was the one who had the foresight to take these pictures for me, so that was nice of him. Yes, that is a fishing pole in my hand. I went fishing. By that I mean that Ben baited the hook and took the fish off if/when I caught anything. So I guess technically what I'm saying is that I held a fishing pole. At least I casted and reeled in the fish myself?
I did my nails with my cousin Mattie. She did a different color on all ten of her fingers (which we forgot to photograph), and so I decided to do [almost] the same thing. I chose five colors: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fuchsia Power, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away, Sinful Colors Dream On, and two Funky Fingers (a yellow and a green) whose names I don't remember. All of these were Mattie's polishes. When my aunt saw my nails she promptly said, "You have Ice Truck Killer nails." Which made me laugh pretty hard. You may remember a similar look here.
Oh first season of Dexter: you were amazing. Anyway, I liked how this looked for a fun weekend with family, and I kept it on until the fuchsia color chipped.
I was pretty surprised when I ended up catching a couple fish. As you can see, I was not keen on the idea of having them anywhere near me. I like fish. I like watching them swim around in a tank and I watch documentaries about them constantly. But I do not want to touch them, ever and at all. Occasionally I will eat them, but I didn't tell these fish that.
Ben was way better at fishing and also posing with a fish. It's okay to be jealous, ladies.
I had a really wonderful trip and I can honestly say that seven days have never gone by more quickly for me. I had a problem leaving New York last week because of all of those tornadoes happening. My plane sat on the runway for three and a half hours. Somewhere into hour two and after I had watched Wreck-It Ralph and read four chapters of a book, I called Ben crying, "I just want to come home!" I cried on a plane full of strangers who were also angry, hot, and tired. In the end I made it home several hours late, and we didn't crawl into bed until 2:30 in the morning on Thursday.
The next day we had a wedding to go to. The ceremony was outside and it poured. Despite that, it was one of the loveliest ceremonies I've ever been to. It actually made me cry, and that has never happened to me before.
have I ever told you guys that...I'm a total ham?
Anyway, it was a very nice day. After that Sam flew in from Boston and we headed down to the lake.
I had a really lovely time. It was a busy time. But I saw two friends get married, saw Gatsby with Ben, got to spend time with Sam and family (those things are synonymous by now), made s'mores, fell asleep on Ben's lap to the tv (falling asleep in front of the tv is literally my favorite thing EVER and I love being able to do it), went to a Memorial Day rib cookout with friends, ate Indian food with my parents, and did a beach trip with Ben (photos to come). That time went by so quickly, but I love that I'm making memories. And even more, I'm glad that I have a partner who doesn't mind capturing them. Because I'm awful at taking pictures.
Like this picture, which is of a sign that reads: "Directions for detour in blue container. Help yourself. $1.00 donation appreciated! Take a pop or water. Have a great day!" Man, this was just the epitome of central Ohio. We were on a country road and all of a sudden found it blocked. We had no idea where to go, but when we looked to our right we saw this helpful little station. We did indeed take some directions (we didn't take any refreshments), and in no time we were around the detour and going the right way again. It was pretty funny.
So anyway, I'm back in New York now and it's sweltering. I'm trying really hard not to turn on my air conditioner because MONEY, but it's 90 degrees and I think I'm going to give in eventually. Happily, though, in one week Ben is coming back to New York and we're planning all kinds of things to do. Now that I'm just working 9-5 I feel like I have so much free time. I'm not studying for any tests or stressing about any reading or papers. Yesterday I got home from work and I read a book, you guys. For pleasure. I haven't done that in YEEEEAAARRRS. I will probably get bored eventually, but for now I'll be finding more than enough YouTube makeup tutorials, tv shows, movies, books, and MUSEUMS to occupy my time.
I'll talk to you all next week!