Monday, May 26, 2008 

Return to Nature

Baloo and I had a wonderful time in the woods this weekend. We drove 3 hours west to Lake Michigan at Manistee where we met up with about 20 of Baloo's friends and went camping. I've been camping before. It was actually a graduation requirement at my high school. However, I didn't enjoy those trips as much as I enjoyed this one. I think the addition of alcohol was key!

It was a really good time. I'm beginning to like Baloo's friends a little more. We didn't do much besides drink and tend to the camp fire. I accompanied the boys on a frisbee golf tour where I fell in love with the moss on the forest ground and had to pick at every little bit that I found. On the tour I also got to frolick a bit on the beach by myself. It was rather cold and windy, but it was nice to sit and listen to the waves.

The next day the entire group went out to the beach because it was much warmer and we threw around frisbees and footballs and just hung out. Later that night Baloo and I took a sunset walk on the beach. How cliche! But it was nice nonetheless.

I'm sorry but camping is such a white folks thing. Not that I didn't enjoy myself. I had a wonderful time. But i have never had any of my black friends get together to rent a campsite and spend a long holiday weekend not showering and peeing in the woods. But like I said, it was fun. And in all reality, anything that involves drinking is just fine with me.!

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 

Ok, We Better Update

I feel like I need to give a better update. I have been gone for a while.

Baloo and I are doing very well. He started his new job about a month ago and he's doing very well. I'm very very proud of him. He comes home just about every day telling me some story of how he excelled at work. That makes me so so happy. He still hasn't moved to Ann Arbor so he's commuting just about every day. I haven't pushed the issue that he should move because it is nice to see him several times a week. But, I know that he'll eventually move. And I'm ok with that too. Because Ann Arbor is a great city and it'll be nice to have a bed to crash in when we do fun things down there.

I think that's really all the update that I have. I have a lot of travel plans this summer that I'm getitng hyped about. Not only is there Tokyo, but there's ND next weekend for Reunion, San Antonio and Dallas for 4ht of July, and possibly Toronto.

I hope to have more to write when more happens. But as it stand, it's nice to have some peace and normalcy in my life for a while.



Today I went to Express. I fit into a size 2 jeans! This is the first time this has happened since freshman year of college! Of course, the jeans had enough spandex to fill a 1980s aerobics class. And, I probably can't wear a size 2 in anything else in Express, but I had this victory. And for this, I am grateful!

Other than that, Baloo and I are going camping for the Memorial Day Weekend.

And, I've booked my flight to Japan to visit Tiffy in August! Here's to an amazing summer!


Saturday, May 10, 2008 


Hi Kids. Let's see, what do I have to report?

I'm so happy I'm done with school for this year (except my summer independent study). I feel like I have a weight lifted!

I picked out my bridesmaid dress for Roomie's wedding. It's here. I don't think I'll get in trouble for revealing it. Now if I revealed her dress, that's another matter! I'm really getting into this whole Maid of Honor thing. Right now I'm trying to find a caterer for her bridal shower. Let me tell you, it's a bit difficult trying to do that in another state. But it's fun nonetheless.

Oh, did I tell you I'm going to Japan this summer? I just decided this week. I'm usually pretty good with money, so when I got my tax return back I decided it was best to let it sit in the bank and eventually pay off my student loans. But then I started thinking about the fact that I've never traveled overseas, and Tiffy has been in Tokyo asking me to come and visit her. So I decided to not save my money but instead blow it on a trip to Tokyo. And I couldn't be happier. OF course, now Baloo wants to go with me. Problem is I want to buy my ticket this weekend and Baloo doesn't exactly have the $1500 to cough up for the trip. On the one hand I want to go with him and I would feel bad if he were going on a trip and didn't take me. But on the other hand, I feel like I deserve this because I'm prudent with my money. And as much as I want to travel to Tokyo with him, I can't do much about that if he doesn't have the money to cough up. However, we have some trips planned stateside this summer so we'll have plenty adventures nonetheless.

I think that's about all of interest that's going on around the homefront. If I can think of anything else, I'll be sure to share!

Monday, May 05, 2008 

And She's Back

I haven't been around in a while. For that I apologize. A lot happened this weekend, so let me recap.

First, I'm done with school for the semester! I have about a week off before I start summer session. And what a glorious week it will be. I've already decided to be active every day this week. This includes trips to the gym and climbing outside with Baloo. This semester was especially tough. I had a jerk of a professor, I started a new job, and Baloo will be moving away shortly.

Speaking of Baloo, I had a wonderful time with his family this weekend. We went up north for his mother's retirement party. It was fantastic. We met up with Baloo's brother and sister-in-law. We'll call them Randy and Mandy. On Friday night we went out to dinner with friends. Saturday we woke up and had breakfast. Mandy had a certifiable eating disorder in the past, so I was determined to eat less than her all weekend. It didn't work out so well. But at least I beat her at breakfast when Mama Baloo insisted she have another piece of French toast. I laughed a little inside.

Saturday was spent grilling and hanging with friends who came to congratulate Mama Baloo. Then they young'uns (Baloo, myself, Randy & Mandy) played a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit '90s Edition. I have to say I had a few beers on Saturday and then Baloo made margaritas. I was a bit tipsy but very appropriate. I think that's the first time I've ever been appropriate while slightly drunk.

On Sunday we went to church where there was a special presentation for Baloo's mom. She invited me to sit in their reserved pew at the church. Then later on there was a dinner in her honor at the school she's retiring from. It was so sweet that she mentioned me in her retirement speech.

Overall I really liked Baloo's parents friends. Everyone was very accepting of me and everyone was really friendly and nice. I couldn't have asked for a better relaxing weekend. It was also important that I spent more time with Randy and Mandy as I didn't hit it off quite so well with her at our first meeting. But we got along grandly and Baloo and I are planning a trip to San Antonio this summer to visit them and their new house that they just bought. All in all, I think I'm a shoe in to be a member of the Baloo clan (bears run in clan, right?). His mom loves me, other family members love me, it's really a win win.

However, I can't say the same for Daddy Kiki. We haven't been doing so well lately. I don't think I wrote about his emergency surgery. Well about 2-3 weeks ago he calls me at work to let me know he's going into surgery in 2 hours. It wasn't life threatening, but he was uncomfortable and it was something that needed to be taken care of quickly. I wanted to go home, but he kept insisting that I didn't come. A few days after his surgery I was still debating whether or not to go home. He finally convinced me that it wasn't necessary. In parting, I happened to mention that if I didn't come down then, at least Baloo and I would be coming down later that summer. Apparently that didn't fly with Daddy Kiki. His response was, "I don't think it's very respectful for you two to come down for an overnight visit. If y'all were married, that would be different." Now mind you, I didn't insist that we had to sleep in the same bed (like a certain roommate of mine….). In fact, I pointed out that there is an extra bedroom with a futon that Baloo would be happy to stay in. DK wasn't budging for some reason. Baloo and I have been dating now for 1.5 years and he's never met my dad. Yet, I've been invited up north on three separate occasions, have had multiple lunches with his parents in Lansing, and was invited up to the UP to spend time up on the lake.

DK's entire attitude is very tiring to me. I'm not sure what his problem is. Most fathers would be insistent of meeting their daughter's long-term boyfriend before he becomes their son-in-law. I talked to Mama Baloo about it this past weekend. I've decided that when Baloo and I fly down to San Antonio this summer to visit Randy & Mandy, we're going to drive up to Dallas and spend a total of one day (albeit a sleepover) with DK to force him to meet Baloo. I'm not sure what his problem is in being so resistant to meeting Baloo, but it's unwarranted and it's childish in my opinion, especially if he isn't willing to give me any concrete reason for his objection.

So yeah, things on that front are very volatile at this time and uncomfortable. But what can I do?

Thanks to all who wondered about my disappearance. I blame school! I hope that I'll have more time to devote to y'all now that the summer break is upon me!

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