Tuesday, April 19, 2011

This is April, right?

Yesterday morning I woke up to snow. I was amazed! Snow in April? Apparently Michigan hasn't gotten the memo saying it's Spring yet. I didn't mind at all, of course, but all I heard from the good people of Michigan was how terrible this was. It melted very, very quickly, so I don't see what they're complaining about. I see it as my little "welcome home!" from Michigan herself.

Sunday night was game night at Josh and Katie's house just outside Detroit. They're two of Crysta's BF's many friends who are just amazing people. Everyone is hilarious, and it was extremely comforting to get to meet soooo many good-natured geeks. The arrival was awkward, as it always is, especially because it seems I had been talked about quite a bit. I have been known for a while as the "once and future roommate," dubbed so by Crysta's boyfriend. What I did not know was that everyone else knew me by that name, too. So, the meet and greet was nerve wracking. It always is when they know all about you, and you know nothing about them. The good thing, however, is that geeks always have something to talk about. We bond incredibly quickly over our various fandoms and obsessions, and it never takes long for a group of newly introduced geeks to start up chatty, even boisterous conversations.

In a few weeks we will be starting a new game of Vampire: The Masquerade. If you've been around me long enough, you know that I used to Live Action Role Play, or LARP, Vamp: The Masq many moons ago. This time we'll be doing it table top style (ala Dungeons and Dragons), and I'm actually pretty nervous. It seems incredibly different from what I'm used to. I have a fear of making a fool of myself, and something tells me it's going to get played a LOT. On the plus side, I'm an official nerd because I have my own set of shiny new dice and some extra d10's. All I need is a pocket protector and I really can be Queen of the Nerds.

Today I turned in my application to 826michigan, a volunteer writing center and workshop in downtown A2. It's where the Robot Supply and Repair shop is. I really, really hope they accept me as a tutor. Volunteering there will help me meet a lot of new people (the guy I met at the counter is a huge Doctor Who fan, so I have a feeling I'll fit in), and if I can't find a real tutoring job, at least I have an outlet for my weird desire to teach. I'm excited to volunteer there, even if it is only a few hours a week.

Speaking of... the job hunt is slow, but sure. I've applied to several, and made my face known at a few places downtown. I'd love to work in one of the coffee shops or the comic store. Again, I'd meet new people and have a totally awesome job in a gorgeous city.

Other than that, not much has gone on. Sawyer still doesn't like Memphis very much, and Memphis still loves his new playmate more than anything. Crysta goes off to work and I play housewife, something, it turns out, I am very good at. In the next few days I hope to find a job, get fish in that fish tank and have this apartment completely clean and sparkling.

Oh, PS- UGH. The only problem I had with Eastern was getting an appointment with an adviser to get classes for this semester. My appt. is April 28th. Classes start May 2nd. This could be a problem.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, the fact that they knew all about you after Greg met you ONCE makes me insanely curious how I was talked up. :P