I really have nothing to update right now. Sebastian e-mailed me on Thursday (June 3rd), just about a paragraph. He asked what made me decide to leave teaching (since he's a teacher himself) and mentioned my trip to NYC. He also told me not to worry about answering with deep, thoughtful responses because those could wait until we met up over milkshakes. "...and when will that be exactly?" he teased at the end.
I dig it. I like that he picked something other than drinks or coffee and I like that he suggested something at least somewhat specific and not a vague suggestion of getting together sometime.
I tried e-mailing him back that night, but I fell asleep on my couch instead. Whoops! So instead I started e-mailing him on Friday afternoon after I finished packing for the weekend in Busch Gardens. I was almost done when Isabelle showed up at my house EARLY, so I made her watch some TeenNick while I hurried to finish because I knew that if I didn't finish then, I'd have to wait until Sunday--and I didn't want to wait three days from his e-mail to respond. I didn't say anything very important in the e-mail, but I did tell him where I was going for the weekend and that we could talk about milkshakes when I got back.
Well, fast-forward to NINE days later and I still haven't heard anything! I'm not pissed, especially because I waited longer than that to get back to him the first time, but come on! I know that it's the end of the school year and it's a crazy time, but it's just an e-mail, dude.
At work on Thursday (June 10th), I walked past Ethan's desk on my way back to my agency and he put his phone call on hold just to tell me that we had to talk. "Things have been getting CRAZY around here!" I was intrigued and gestured for him to call me when he had a chance. He did and apparently two different Navy officers asked him about me this morning. One of them is a guy that he doesn't really socialize with, so it wasn't just an offhand question--he had to mention me on purpose. He also might be stalking me--just kidding--because he's seen me leave with my "latina" co-worker in the evenings and mentioned this to Ethan. That's only true every other week, so he can't have been paying attention for long--which makes him a terrible stalker or not a stalker at all. Anyway, Ethan didn't give many details, but that one is apparently a tall Lieutenant Commander and I wonder if it's the one that I said hi to one morning when I caught him staring at me (I'm not that hot...it's just that I'm young and dress cutely and all the women that they see are in shapeless uniforms. I win by default).
Anyway, a bunch of people from Ethan's office might be going to a Nationals game in about two weeks. If that happens, he's going to invite me along and point out the guys that are "acceptable" and I can decide if I'm interested. Even if I'm not, I'm down with being able to see Stephen Strasburg pitch and meet new people. In the meantime, I'll have to step up my fashion choices. No problem.
My Worst Date Ever
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