I was initially just going to add this on to the other entry, but it was getting long, so I made it its own. It's just a continuation of the week discussed in the other, though.
So, forgot to say that I finally did it and made it clear that Chris and I were going to be friends. It was awkward. I basically told Chris to by the way let me know if I was leading him on. Just so my intentions were clear. He didn't stop by for the next two days... guess that answers that question. Saw him this weekend, though, and that was ok.
Also told Mark. He had texted that he was going to make some pumpkin pies this weekend and asked if I wanted to join. I said sure, I'd help, provided I didn't have to eat any pie. (I don't like pumpkin pie.) He said no point in making it if I wasn't going to eat it. So after a long and awkward pause, I said 2 things: 1. Just to leave it clear, I'm not interested in a relationship other than friendship now and 2. if you still really want to make something I'll eat, I love anything with mint. Luckily, things with Mark have turned out pretty well. He basically said "fair enough, I'll keep that in mind," and the last time we saw each other, we both acted the same. Whew.
Went to the boys' house yesterday. Ate an amazing dinner of salmon, cheesy potatoes, and garlic bread that Will made. Will was really happy to see me, I think. He was more huggy than usual, offered several times to drive me home later so I'd stay longer, and got into a tickle fight with me. As I mentioned in a previous entry, it's wonderful when someone you adore loves spending time with you back. For that reason, I love seeing and hanging out with Will.
This time, however, I was glad I seemed to be making Will happy and tried to give him as much as I could because I saw exactly how responsible and grown up Will has to be. It's common knowledge that Will is the most responsible and reliable one in the house, but I didn't realize exactly how much he had to do until yesterday. Will cooked dinner for everyone (with, as far as I could tell, little to no help). Will unloaded the dishwasher (I helped). Will pays everything for the house and most of the food out of his bank account and is responsible for making sure everyone else pays him back their share. Will keeps the peace. He's the balance between the two groups of Cory&Ronnie and Khang&Chris. When I was over there, Khang had an episode. (I think. Honestly, I don't know if he was faking because he wanted to talk to Will or if it was legitimate.) Either way, there was an audible thunk from Khang's room, Chris went to see if Khang was ok or if he'd fallen and came back shrugging, then Khang called, "Will. Will!" Will went in and started talking to Khang, and before long, we heard dry-heaving. Chris got a paper bag out from under the sink and Sally filled up a glass of water, but both were turned away. Will stayed in there for a long time, and finally we heard both of them laughing and Will came out. He didn't say anything about whatever had happened to us, just acted normal and hugged me a couple more times after that.
It just tugs at my heartstrings. Will is one of my favorite people and one of the best people I know. And I'm sure many, many of the people he knows would say that. I'm so lucky he considers me a friend, especially given how little we're able to see each other nowadays. It hurts a little to see him acting so grown up and wordlessly and calmly taking care of everything nobody else wants to.
After a while, Khang came out and asked if we wanted to watch Avatar (the Last Airbender). We hadn't really been doing much (Will and I had just been tickle-fighting), so we did. Khang asked me to sit by him, so I did. He shared his blanket, which was nice. He was also holding onto my arm like a teddy bear and tightened his grip to a surprising pressure every now and then. I snuggled into Will on my opposite side. Later, Khang pulled a Chris and wrapped his other arm around my waist. (Made me feel better, though, because then it's not just Chris who has the right/privilege/whatever to do that to me.) We were like a bunch of puppies. Khang went to bed after a while, and I got to enjoy a couple of episodes nestled into Will. After it was over, Will and Chris talked for a long time with me leaning on Will between them, and then they drove me home.
Funny thing is, Will and Chris were comparing their scents when I was over there, so Chris put some of his ginger aftershave on his hand (I was not a fan) and Will put on some of his cologne. My hair now has trace smells of Will's cologne, lol.
Today Jenna and I went to church and then out for breakfast and then worked. Then Evan came over. I didn't get to study much for my Anth test (which is what I should be doing now) because Evan wanted to more hang out than study. So I asked him questions about his life while I recopied my notes. It was pretty interesting, though. Evan and I get along really well, and I like hanging out with him. He's a bit sensitive about a few things, though. He was gesturing with his hand once and I noticed something about his fingers (they looked double-jointed or something), so I held up my hand and glanced at my fingers for comparison. I didn't even really notice I'd done it until Evan stopped talking and commented on me glancing at my fingers and asked if it was because of him. I said yeah with a bit of inquisitiveness, but he got kind of awkward and hid his hands after that, so I left it. They really didn't look that different, maybe just a little double-jointed. Oh, and he also did this HILARIOUS imitation of our professor. Our prof's from Texas, so he's got a bit of an accent and this really dry sense of humor. "Oh, and y'all can ask questions at any time. ... or not." "All right, on to Sigh-pan Peru."
So yeah, that was good. Hmm. Shortish entry, but oh well. I need to do a little studying and then sleep before my class in 7 hours followed by that Anth test. Ciaoooooooo
The Rants, Entertaining Stories, and Substance of My Life
Within you will find summaries of my life at different times. They tend to be elaborate and perhaps long-winded, but I do my best to be witty and egotistical and to direct you to the interesting parts.