My line sister practically threatened my life for an update. I know you guys were wondering, too. So here's the latest.
The Facts of Life
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have the facts of life... the facts of life. Daddy. See what happens when I praise you? You say something foolish. Still working on moving on, right? He's like, "When you look back on this time, you will wish you spent more time on yourself and less time worried about him." Interesting. I guess two weeks is too long to think about a 17 month relationship. Makes sense. Especially since all I've been doing is thinking about him, not doing anything productive like learning a new system at work, reading, working out, researching graduate programs, and even going back to church. You're right. I should be working on myself more.
Another gem, "I know you're a strong woman and that's good, but sometimes you have to play the game." What? So you want me to pretend to be someone I'm not to get a man. Yeah right. Dad. Come on. YOU KNOW ME. Or maybe not with that comment. My mom was like, "Yeah, we know you're not gonna be anyone but yourself, Jameil." Thanks mom!!
My search for the perfect church continued this weekend. I went to the famed Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Pittsburgh's mega church. They have 4 services including a 7 p.m. Saturday, and 7:30 am, 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Once I got off work, I tried to go to St. James A.M.E. which I mapquested, then spent at least 20 minutes searching for, but no one had even heard of. Huh? So I pulled out my Mt. Ararat directions. Turns out the pastor wasn't there because he's the new president of the Hampton Minister's Conference. H-UUUUUUUUUU.
Fantastic sound system (lol), good choir, pretty good message, stayed on topic though she did go on a tad longer than I felt was necessary for what she had to say, out in a timely manner despite the fact it was communion Sunday (you know how your preachers like to go on and on on 1st Sunday). It was a bit too big for me. The place was packed. I'm wondering if its packed like that all the time for all services. I think it is. Also, some lady asked me if I had a home church. I said no (I don't count the one at home since for now I have no plans to live in the Charlotte area again). She asked if I'd like to join today and offered to walk down with me.
Why, praytell, would I do that when I JUST said it was my first time at the church AND your pastor isn't even here so I don't know if I'll like him. AND I don't know how I feel about joining churches. Plus I'm still looking around. X said not to compromise so I'm going to make sure I get the right fit. Since we're off early this Sunday, I'm going to go back to hear the regular pastor at the 9:30 service. I'll let you know how that one goes, too.
Brrrrrr... it's cold in here I said there must be some Torros in the atmosphere
There is absolutely no excuse for it to be 44 degrees this morning. Some communities in our viewing area? 30s!!!! What?? Yo. I should never have to drive to work with the heat on in June. I don't care where I live. That is wrong and shouldn't happen.
And now the (possible) drama
A month ago, I bought a ticket to Connecticut. I'm still going... today. I'm waffling between terrified, nonchalant and everything else in between. Let me tell you. It's fun. This will be my first time seeing him since the break-up. I likely won't be going to Connecticut again. Unless Ashli gets married there.
Speaking of China Girl, she's picking me up from the airport and we're going shopping!!!!!!! Yay! Y'all know I don't have anyone to shop with so this is muy exciting(o). We're also going to this bar called Room 960 (I think). I will also be getting my California Pizza Kitchen. Yum. Can't wait for that and to shop. Seeing "him"? Not so much. I'm probably just making it worse. But I'm a thinker so this is what happens. Stace called me methodical. I'll take it.
Ooh! Stace is in Ghana for the rest of her life (or a month... feels like forever. BUT! Monday I got 2 cards from her and they made my day. She's fab. Her bf also sent me the number for a phone card so I can call her. How great is he? And they are the most adorable couple. Anyway. Flight leaves around noon. He finally has a computer now so I may blog again before I get back. We'll see.