Long distance relationships are hard; trust me, I'm in one. My boyfriend moved to Wyoming back in June, luckily he's coming back in October, but the distance between us combined with his lack of good cell service and a house phone would have seemingly put a wedge between the two of us. Luckily we've managed to make it work, how? Even though we can't communicate well, we've learned to productively communicate. We make schedules, we keep schedules, and everything runs smoothly and happily. Of course there's the occasional snag, but that's to be expected with any relationship. So we've been together for a year and 8 months, going on 9 in 6 days. Much of that time has been long distance, since we've only seen eachother about once a month even when he lived here in Vegas. So what are my tips for a happy long distance relationship? 1) Make schedules. When you make a talking schedule, or make plans way in advance, you have something to look forward to that keeps the relationship fresh. 2) Don't constantly talk about the fact that you're long distance. If you just don't bring it up and have a normal conversation, usually the wedge that seems to be driven between the two of you melts away. 3) Send eachother pictures, because even though it's not as great as being able to see your partner, it's still nice for them to know you're thinking of them and want them to see you. 4) When you do finally see eachother, make the most of your time together and don't dwell on the fact that you were apart.
Those are the things that have kept our relationship going, and if put to good use they could help anyone in a difficult situation.
So people kept telling me that Twilight was a great series, I needed to read it, blah, blah, blah. Well usually I don't listen to hype, but FINALLY I gave in.
Well let me tell you. Twilight is a great series, and you need to read it. If anything, you need to read for Edward Cullen, the main vampire character. I swear, I dream about him. Daydream about him. I'm sure my boyfriend wouldn't be so happy about that, but you know what? I don't care. Edward Cullen is AMAZING. Sure, they're probably going to mess up the movie that's coming out in December, but I'm still going to go see the damn thing. I want to become re-absorbed in the Twilight world. I finished the series a couple days ago, and I'm depressed. I loved reading these books, and I'm going to re-read them until the books are falling apart.
So this past week I went to camp. It was pretty kick ass, considering our cabin was infested with tarantulas and I got to hang out with TV'S DREW POWELL again. Yes, inside joke. But momentarily you will understand. See, TV'S DREW POWELL was one of my counselor's, and he is also an actor. He's been in such things (in small roles) as Malcolm in the Middle, 1408, Monk. But what he was best known for up at camp was his infamous "stretching jogger" commercial. Now those of you who have seen this commercial will go HOLY CRAP BALLS I'VE SEEN THAT GUY. Because that's what I did. Because even though I'd been to camp with him a couple times, the commercial didn't click in my head until they showed it during one of our worship services. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i75xTQt2CDY
Yes, yes. My counselor was the disgusting guy. And I have PROOF!So that was my big story from camp. I mean sure, we did other things. But nothing can beat tv's drew powell and his stretchy shorts and butt sweat stains.
Here's some other pics from camp for your viewing pleasure.