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January 5th, 1999

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10:45 pm - Eat Mor Chikin
Snowy mountains in West Virginia. Rocky terrain for relationships, too. Lis and I have had an interesting couple of days to start the New Year. I think we've started off on the wrong foot; but at least we're finally in the calendar year where I'll graduate and she'll be able to move to live with me full-time. No more LDR...

Hasta la vista, LDR; rest in pieces!

Of course, assuming that things don't degrade any farther in our relationship. I think we've been on a pretty bad slide lately. This is the most 'together time' we've ever had. Lis has visited me for a month (or more) at a time before, but at the time I was co-oping and working from 8am-5pm each weekday. This time, we have all day, every day, together.

Are we getting on each other's nerves? I think we are, to an extent. I really want to make Lis happy. Not just some of the time, but all of the time. I think my constant bugging her to see want she wants to do is getting to her, as she wants to do less and less. Most of the time, she gives me an 'I don't know,' but I just want to be able to make her happy... how do I do that if she doesn't know what'll make her happy? *shrug*

And then I start being a brat and taking it bad... things just seem strained. Today was a step back in the right direction, especially after last night.

Last night. That was a mistake; mostly my part, in my opinion. I had been thinking about watching the Fiesta Bowl, and had the TV on and tuned to the pre-game coverage. Lis had other things in mind, though, and wanted my attention. I suggested that she try to 'distract' me. She went after my feet, which I didn't take well. Of course, I didn't handle it well either, and we got into a very bad 'cold shoulder' match there for a bit.

I hated it, by the way. We worked things out (as usual) and made up. But it continued a growing trend. A trend that has me a bit worried...

Today sent us away from that a bit. I was terribly worried about Lis for a while today, 'cause she was very withdrawn and almost non-responsive. I was very scared that I had said something, done something to make her terribly unhappy with me. Well, I had... during our morning e-mail check, I asked if I could steal the controls for a sec to start loading a web page with football stats while she was writing a reply e-mail. Afterwards, she said she didn't really like me doing that (asking for it, then taking over again to read it while she ran off to the bathroom). Live and learn, but it's something that I needed to learn.

But, then, it was another day with Lis. We stayed home for most of the day and worked on our cross stitch projects, then headed out to the local Wally World (Wal-Mart) just to get out, then dinner at Shoney's.

Philospohical question: is Chicken Stir-Fry really Chicken Stir-Fry if there's no chicken in it?

Confuscius say, "Mystery meat should stay that way."

The real story: I ordered Chicken Stir-Fry for dinner, but it had no chicken (or any other meat) in it at all. They gave me veggie Stir-Fry by mistake. No biggie.

Then there was also the two mystery charges on the bill... which were removed after we asked what the heck they were for. Dinner for two under $20, not too shabby.

But then we returned home, watched some TV, then played Scrabble with my mom. I got toasted. Well, not too toasted, but I placed 3rd in both games. Lis won one, and my mom won one.

I think I'll shut up now before my inferiority complex steps in.... but I did update my job search page.

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