just got home from what i would say, one of the best days i have had in a long long while.
and it goes a little somethin' like this:
12:00 AM: try to find directions to the places we are going in 12 hours
12:55- finally i get a general idea about where we will be
1:00- try to go to sleep
1:04- think about what i am going to have for breakfast at waffle house
1:07- decide on two poached eggs, toast, hold the grits... and tomatoes
1:08- try to go to sleep again
1:55- go to sleep
7:00- wake up
7:10- wake up
7:11- get dressed
7:15- brush teeth, hair, deodorant, etc
7:17- say goodbye to my mother, she says: "ugh... i'm going out with carmen tonight... so, be home by 11, but i wont be able to tell, cause i'll be out til 2... ugh"
7:20- try to leave the house
7:25- leave the house-listen to HARVEST...
7:45- get to jon's house... he's not ready
8:00- leave jon's house
8:10- go to waffle house,meet katie, eat my dream breakfast, take a picture of people eating
9:00- LEAVE FOR NASHVILLE
9:10- fight with jon
10:00- made up with jon
10:05- had a great time riding in the car, realize fight with jon was stupid
11:30- mexican restaurant. plan day, eat pudding, harass service
12:30 PM- leave. drive to planetarium
12:45- arrive at planetarium, buy tickets for 2 o clock show.
1:00- arrive at flea market, parking lot adventure
1:03- look at race fans with useless crap
1:30- katie finds records!
1:31- look for records, find five
1:50- realize we are going to be late for the planetarium
1:51- buy records
1:53- run like hell back to the car
2:00- arrive at car, sweaty. realize we WILL be late for show
2:10- got back to planetarium, trade in tickets for 5PM showing
2:14- try to find directions to jon's brother's record/movie store
2:15- jon calls renda, his mom (i hate renda club), to get directions
2:25- jon still on fucking phone, renda talks in circles to herself
2.30- still no directions
2:31- renda puts david (?) on the phone, gives us presto/strange-o directions
2:32- back in the car... downtown nashville. oh yeah
2:41- katie calls record store. we think josh (jon's brother) in on the phone
2:42- gets secret weird "shoo-shoo" directions
2:45- get LOST again
2:50- Josh calls, and surprise! that wasnt him at the record store, he's off today
2:52- josh gives us directions to his apartment
2:54- lost again, call josh
2:57- lost again, call josh
3:00- arrive at josh's house
3:02- go into wicked awesome pad, josh talks about not getting a housewarming present
.break for a discussion of josh's apartment.
josh lives in a really cool, house-looking apartment that, when you approach it, looks like you are walking into the secret garden, at least to me. he lives here with another brother, jake (yes they are ALL j's, at least the oldest five. the half-y is named robin), and a slobby mobby airbrush guy named doug. doug likes vintage women. however, fortunately for josh, jake lives most of the time with his squeeze-box-girl in their squeeze-box-house. and doug, he just doesnt come home too often.
this place is full of random pictures, computer parts, guitars, broken doorknobs (yes, true, and i got to keep it), and bubble gum machines. fill in all the other gaps with things that are equally random and garbage. but focus on the random.
.Break for a discussion of josh.
josh is cool. super cool. the middle of the rosswog five (in order from oldest to youngest: joseph and jake (twins), josh, jessica, and jon (yay)). if you talk to jon, you'll notice that, sometimes when you catch him at a true-blue moment, his humor is a bit off... now, if you've noticed THIS you've also probably noted the arm gestures and the strange seinfeld-like observations about everything. All the rosswogs are like this, all the time. and when they are in a swarm, you can smell the sarcasm and the inside jokes. Josh is the toppermost of the poppermost in this area. i would say %90 of the stuff he says is fiction. he's great.
take everything you have just read and look at it through a stephanie lens. facts my be exaggerated, but in this case, not so much. maybe the part about josh and the rosswogs, but NOT NOT NOT the part about the apartment.
BACK TO DAY
3:05- hang out with josh, talk about breast-feeding, doorknobs, chinese finger traps, and vintage women.
4:00- realize that josh might have better stuff to do. ask josh to meet us for dinner
4:15- get back to planetarium. way too early
4:16- drive around listening to the teaches of peaches. the gospel according to peach
4:30- mom calls, tells me she PROMISES she and carmen will take separate cars, and that she will be home at midnight... pfft
4:45- got back to planetarium. bought josh a giraffe beanie baby for a present
5:00- saw mediocre planetarium stuff
6:00- went back to josh's. listened to funny stuff on computer. drank #7
on the ten best cups of coffee in stephanie's life
7:00- met Jake and cool chick friend (not squeeze-box ally), sam at burger place
7:15- ate hamburgers. relized how much jake looked like his father, cracked jokes, rosswog style
8:00- watch jake and josh (about 7 years apart) make fun of jon (about 12 years younger than jake and 5 years younger than josh)
8.01- jake called me steph, sam said a sweet goodbye, josh gave a wave and a "see ya stephanie." i think josh is my favorite rosswog besides jon
8:02- left burger place for home
8:05- got lost
8:30- having pee/tire problems... pit stop
8:45- drive some more
9:30- more tire problems.
10:45- got into huntsville... waffle house to give katie her car. goodbye to katie, we love her
11:00- jon and i...
11:45- listened to Jolene... beautiful
12:00AM- mom wasnt home, of course
12:30- mom calls says that she will be late, carmen, drunk, cars, party, whatever
1:10- mom comes home, doesnt ask me anything about my big day. talked about carmen for about 15 minutes. i tell her about my day without her asking. this takes about 4 minutes: i gave her the short version. she didnt care to much and kept on talking about carmen. whatever...
AWESOME DAY!!! no wax, or toys, but ROSSWOGS! PLANETS! and FLEAS!