Today is the 20th Wedding Anniversary of my aunt and uncle. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to give you an unedited [though name-censored] look at my digital journal documenting my first date with Annie. I wrote it exactly like this, the night it happened. Don't worry, it doesn't go very well. Crazy how things happen. This whole incident happened the first weekend of November, in 2003 (yeah, 8 years ago). Technically, that's the only date we can trace our relationship back to, since we never claimed we were dating until years later. Enjoy my stream of consciousness, in all of its awkwardness:Retrospectively, I'm an 11-yr-old girl.
Ok, so maybe I did like her. Of course I am not going to admit it. She’s cute, and she obviously has a taste in guys that’s a little out of my spectrum. Well, I helped her with her homework… for every assignment in engin101. We hung out almost every day. It came down to just talking and playing cards. One time I just sat with her while she studied and tried coloring. I didn’t really need to color, and I suck at it, but it was a reason to ‘chill’ with her. We started the stereotypical picking on each other. It was like we were in middle school, but it was fun. Still, I didn’t do anything. I thought of her like Jill, a sister, and that I should keep it professional… hands off. I tried so hard not to have feelings for her; I was not going to get burned again. Last night when we were working on her assignment, she was chatting with her friend on AIM and she let me read everything. I found out that she had already dated one of the drummers while being up here. He is extremely good looking and she said that he turned out to be a real asshole. Then she started talking about all of these other guys that would be nice to date. At this point I am a platonic friend, so I listened, I even agreed and joked about it. Actually, I was hurt. I just wanted to leave. I usually stayed with her studying until like 2, even though my regular bedtime is midnight. Last night, I left at midnight. I don’t even think that her homework was right. Then comes tonight.
Earlier in the week when we were hanging out, I invited her to trumpet progressive. It’s this big trumpet section party. I figured it would be fun to hang out with her, I knew she liked to drink. I don’t drink, but if she wants to that’s cool. Not that I would try and take advantage of her, but I might be able to find out if she likes me once she gets a little loose. After all, her friends made it sound like she liked me. I was walking up to her at dinner and Michelle whispered out of the side of her mouth “Here comes Rob” and smiled. I am pretty sure that I shouldn’t know that, but I catch on to things like that. Also, Terran knew the whole story about trumpet Prog before I even mentioned it. Annie had already told everyone. So we go to Prog. Everyone keeps referring to her as my date. I really didn’t mind, but being the gentleman that I am, I corrected everyone to make sure that it was clear that we were just friends and I was just her ticket to a good party. So we make it to the final huge party. Huge dance floor, and I know I can dance. This was my chance, I knew I could get her to start dancing and have a blast. Well, I knew she could dance since we swung dance together for like 2 hours a little less than a month ago. However, she doesn’t really dance. I was all over the floor; I love to dance. She claims that she couldn’t dance. One time she was out on the floor and I snuck up behind her and started freaking her. It was all in fun, but she pulled away and kind of quit. Ok, so she wasn’t comfortable, I gave up. So we hung out every once in a while when she wasn’t drinking or hanging out with other people, but she stopped coming around more and more, and started hanging with Dave. Dave Tenerelli the Italian Stallion, he is the amazing trumpet player and hot guy that got picked up by a junior girl in the first 2 weeks. Ok, so they are hanging out, maybe they know each other outside of her.
Next thing I remember, Annie and Dave freaking and necking out on the floor. Too good for me, huh? Must not be too good to dance, she hasn’t drank anything since she was out on the dance floor with me, but she seems to be fine freaking him. Ok, I need to just stop watching. It’s just one dance I’m overreacting. So I tried having fun. Didn’t happen, they disappeared. I went outside to get some fresh air; I figured that would help. Nope, they were out there with a group of people. She walked back inside without saying anything. I met up with some friends and headed off to go get some subs. I asked her if she wanted to go or if she wanted anything. She said no to both. That’s cool, I was gone for like a half hour and came back. The party had kind of cleared out, but they were sure out there on the dance floor freaking. We waited around for like 10 minutes and decided that a bunch of us were going to leave. Now, the terms of her coming were that she had to promise to leave with me. I knew she was going to be drinking and I did not want feel responsible for leaving drunken Annie in the hands of a bunch of drunken trumpets. So I went up and asked her if she wanted to leave with us.
She told me to hold on a second and stuck her first finger up in the air. She walked away for a minute. She came back into the room freaking Dave right in front of me… she managed to mouth “I’m staying” to me from where she was. Obviously, she just got all too caught up in what was going on to walk over to me and talk to me. What a bitch.
So Happy 20th Anniversary, aunt and uncle! And Annie, way to be an ass from the beginning.