I’m sure none of you would be able to live another day without hearing the dramatic recapturing of last night’s trip to Port Dover. It would be like living the rest of your life without seeing the sunlight, like traveling a thousand miles only to find out that what you’re looking for isn’t there. These similes really have no point of comparison, but I decided to put them in anyways, to make this paragraph seem more poignant (I would tell you to look “poignant” up if you didn’t know what it meant, but I suppose since it could mean either “physically painful” or “profoundly moving,” I should explain that the second definition fits best in this situation).
It all started with me getting directions to Port Dover. I looked it up on Google Maps (because that thing rocks MapQuest like nothing else) and then wrote it down on a piece of paper, since I’d never remember it otherwise. I had told Angelie and Jordan what time I would pick them up at, and then Steph called from Melissa’s house and said that she (Melissa, not Steph, since she was on the phone with me) had just gotten into the shower and wouldn’t be ready for about half an hour. So I told Angelie the new time that I’d pick them up, and muttered something under my breath about stupid people taking a long time to just get ready.
I drove over and picked up Angelie and Jordan, then headed back…Continue Reading
Today was a strange day, to say the least. Before I tell you about that, though, I should probably tell you about last night. Probably the best place to begin is at the evening service, where we said farewell to Pastor Dave, who isn’t really going anywhere, just resigning. Jordan, Kyle, Lawrence, and I played for worship, then the pastors and board members presented Pastor Dave and Charity with presents. There was a skit put on by the youth, and then afterwards, everyone went into the chapel and had cake. We hung out there for a while, then Angie, Jordan, and I headed to my car to go to Steph’s house way out in the middle of nowhere.
We just showed up at her house unannounced – no, actually, she had invited everyone over for fireworks and a campfire and stuff. Since we were there a while before sunset, we played a game of soccer for a while, until it started to rain slightly. By that time, the girls had come up with an ingenious idea: let’s get Jeff to drive us to Simcoe – again! Melissa came over to me during the soccer game as it was winding down and asked me ever so kindly if I wanted to drive them to Simcoe to buy hair dye. I laughed in her face, but somehow I knew that it wouldn’t make her give up. She tried for a few minutes, and I stayed strong, but then Steph came over and…Continue Reading
I’m pretty sure last night turned out nothing like what I expected. It was very messed up. I got a phone call from Steph and Melissa, and because it was raining, they changed their mind about going to Port Dover. Phew. That meant I didn’t have to ask my parents for the car – my dad ended up not coming home with it until just before 7:00 PM anyways. So instead, they decided to go see a movie. Out we went – Josh, Zeth, Melissa, Steph, Kristin, and Bethany – to go see “Kicking and Screaming.” It was a pretty good movie, although for a Will Ferrell movie, it had way too much plot to it. It was still his kind of movie though, considering how loud and obnoxious he got to be. I definitely enjoyed the movie, although it was disappointing for the $25 I paid for it.
Why $25? Well, I paid $15 for tickets for Bethany and myself. She didn’t have any money, so with me being the nice guy I am, I paid for her. I wasn’t happy about it, but I still did it. Then, about halfway through the movie, Melissa turns to me and says, “Hey, you should go get some popcorn.” I basically laughed in her face and told her to get some herself. But of course, she didn’t have any money with her since she had gotten free passes from Zeth – since he works at the theatre. I kept telling her…Continue Reading
It’s like a movie extravaganza! Or something like that. Last night we went over to the Tozer’s house for our family Easter dinner. We had ham, mashed potatoes, asparagus, meatballs, and a whole bunch of other stuff. It was really good. But, seeing as all the cousins (the “kids”) were betting it would be boring if we didn’t do something, we decided to go out and rent a movie or two to watch. We headed over to Super A, with me driving. At first Corinne was going to drive, but her car was in front of ours in the driveway, so ours was blocking it. Then I asked my dad for the keys, and Jennifer said something like, “Don’t you think I should drive?” “No,” was the response. That was about it. I made sure to rub that in. My dad trusted me with the car more than her. Heh.
So anyways, after spending an eternity in Super A Video, we finally picked out The Incredibles and Johnny English. We were looking for something funny that most of us hadn’t seen. Then we stopped off at Corinne’s house because Jennifer wanted to borrow The Terminal from her. She decided to just stay at home since she would be going home soon afterward anyways, so we headed back to the Tozers. Just as we pulled in, Angelie and Kristy showed up. They had been over at the Gillmore’s house and decided to walk over and visit. Angelie and Jordan disappeared, of…Continue Reading
Wow, what a night it was last night, and what a day it was today. I wouldn’t say it was crazy, but it was definitely getting up there. Last night after youth, people decided to go over to Nathan’s house. Don’t worry – he and his parents were fine with it, we made sure of that first. So since I had my car there, I had to get directions to his house and drive Jordan, Bethany, Angelie, and Anita to the house. That was crazy, let me tell you. That is the most people I’ve ever driven around at once. I mean, it really doesn’t sound like much, but I’ve never done it before. The most I’ve ever driven around (besides family) is two people, so to have a full car was something new. This whole driving my friends around is completely new to me. I mean, it only started about a week or two ago when Vince and I went to a movie and my dad actually let me pick him up and drive him. Before then I was never allowed to drive anyone else in the car (although I must admit that I did anyways sometimes).
So that was interesting. I remember getting out of the car after I parked (first time parallel parking since my G2 road test, although I just basically pulled up behind a car, so it wasn’t too hard) and thinking, “Wow. This is awesome! I love driving my friends around!” We went inside…Continue Reading
Another day of March Break slips past as I do nothing at all. It was strange, though. As I contemplated what to write about for this journal entry, I was sure that I had done something constructive today – I just couldn’t figure out what it was. As I thought about what I had done today since I woke up, I realized that I really hadn’t done anything at all. It was a very weird feeling.
Last night Steph and I went to see “The Pacifier.” It was a pretty good movie, though a little strange and definitely unrealistic. It was definitely strange seeing Vin Diesel in a comedy role, but he definitely fit the part, seeing as how they needed a person to play the tough, emotionless Navy SEAL. The fighting scenes were a little cheesy, but well-done nevertheless. And there’s nothing better than seeing a bunch of 7-year-old girls beat up a bunch of boys the same age. It was horribly cheesy, but still funny to watch. They were doing all these kung fu moves and acting all tough even though I could probably crush them with my pinky finger. Anyway, with all that said, it was a good movie, worth the $7.50 I paid for it.
After the movie, I drove Steph to her grandma’s house. Since she lives way out in Hickville (also known as Vanessa), and since the movie ended at about 11:30 PM, her parents didn’t really want to drive for half an hour…Continue Reading
Last night was pretty cool. A couple days ago, Vince called me and we decided to hang out yesterday and go see the movie Constantine. That was cool, until I remembered that I had told Bethany I’d go over to her house for youth that night. Whoops. Oh well, I made the best of it.
I first called Vince and asked if he wanted to come to Bethany’s house. He thought that was alright, and we decided to go see the later showing at 9:40 PM so we could hang out at her house for a while. I then went upstairs and asked my dad if I could have the car to go to the Tozer’s house and then to a movie with Vince. He thought that was fine, but then I had to ask the bigger of the two questions, “Could I drive Vince there so his parents don’t have to come all the way over to the Tozer’s house to drive him there separately?” My dad finally relented after all this time and let me drive someone else around that wasn’t a family member.
That’s not to say that I haven’t already done that. I’ve driven Jordan, Angelie, and Kristy around a few times, just because there was no other way to do things, really. I mean, there’s no point in me driving home alone after youth and making the Tozer’s drive across the city to drop Kristy off at her house when she lives like just a…Continue Reading