This week has mostly been surrounded by work adventures. I’ve taken over a much larger department at work, official this week. I was also left in charge of organizing the completion of everything related to our quarterly walk by all the district folks. Even though I was completely terrified, and when I got to work yesterday they were already walking, and our regional manager taking the lead, we still passed! They are doing this new thing where we get these mini plastic trophies when we pass, I’ve never been so excited to get such a tacky little thing. It really is a huge achievement, I’ve worked for this company for nearly 3 years, and this is only the second time I’ve ever been a part of a walk that wasn’t failed.
With work taking up the majority of my week I really wanted to take some time to introduce myself a little better. I think a tale of the first weekend trip that Will and I took together will sum things up nicely. We’d only been dating about a month when Will asked me to go to Baltimore, MD. with him for the weekend. It was opening weekend for his favorite baseball team, and all I knew up front that we were doing was going to see not one but two baseball games. I was terrified, even though I’d been to a few Pirates games with my dad as a kid, my overall opinion of baseball was Most Boring Game of All Time! I was also nervous about the drive, 6 hours is a long time to spend in a car with a guy you’ve only known for about a month, what if we ran out of things to talk about? I don’t really remember much of what we talked about, I do remember lot of cracking up about the GPS lady telling us to get on and off the same highway about 8 times in an hour. The GPS lady in his old car was completely insane. I knew then that the trip was going to be just fine.
Will had planned outings he’d never told me about as a surprise. We went to the national aquarium, and he bought a side show to see the dolphins, and I’m pretty sure he enjoyed the show more than I did. We also went to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, it’s right next to Camden Yards, and full of the most wonderfully nerdy things you’ve ever seen. And shopping! Where we happened to run into Evan Longoria, just hanging out in the mall with some other guys from the Marlins. The first baseball game we went to was sunny and beautiful, I’d never been to a game where everyone was so excited to see their team play. The second game was sooo cold, as March tends to be, but we muddled through, I bought an over priced hoodie, and we snuggled and drank hot chocolate, and had fun anyway even though we lost.
By the time we were heading back to Columbus I knew that we were going to be together for the long haul. Any couple that can find adventure even on the cold and dreary days can make it through anything together.