Monday, January 9, 2012


Despite my busy and irregular schedule, I am actually pretty predictable.  I don't often veer off my beaten path.

For the most part, this doesn't bother me.  Saturday morning though, I woke up restless.  And then some friends that I have been wanting to get together since they first moved into the area texted me and asked me if I wanted to make a trip to Richmond with them for dinner and a movie.  I weighed my other options (none) and decided to go for it.

When I met at my friends' house, I spontaneously decided to text my one recently met Richmond friend and ask him if he wanted to join us.  Due to a server calling in sick, he had to work at the restaurant he owned and couldn't just leave but invited us to eat at his restaurant instead.  My friends agreed and soon I found myself awkwardly socially navigating between some friends from Cville that I knew somewhat well but didn't spend a lot of time with and a man that I had just met.  Then this friend asked if we would be willing to stay until he  and another friend got off work so that we could all meet for dinner (again!) at another restaurant.  My friends embraced the opportunity while I shook my head in bewilderment, thinking I left my comfort zone somewhere back at home.  What had I gotten myself into?  We met the two guys later at another restaurant where we chatted and laughed and flirted over appetizers and dessert.  The hours slipped by all too quickly and we were shocked to find it was pretty late by the time we left.

A completely off the cuff evening that was so completely out of character for me, from beginning to end.

And yet, when it boils down to it my evening consisted of the following:

Eating Chinese hotpot, speaking Chinese and spending time with friends.
Hotpot is one of the world's best foods.

Somehow, my spontaneity is still completely predictable.

I just discovered this song today.  Evan Yo, why are you so stinkin' adorable?
A Demo Song to Tell You I Love You by Evan Yo