ANYWAY, we finally made it to the street again. And then, began the pictures. Julia is an avid photographer, so we walked around taking in the sights and snapping pictures. Met some interesting characters, as well, like the guy in the shabby suit who asked us for money to get on MARTA, as well as our birthdays to tell us our horoscope. We got out of there rather quickly… 🙂 There’s an area right by where I work called The Underground; it’s like a big shopping area, located party above ground and partly below. We got some ice cream (mint chocolate chip in a waffle cone for both of us, mmmmm), and took pictures of the Underground, as well as cool old buildings, birds, people, and whatever else caught our fancy.
After that, we met up with some friends, Jonathan and Jessica, for dinner. We kinda invited ourselves over, but Jessica loves company, Jonathan’s an old friend, we brought asparagus (and Julia cooked it!), and I made the meatballs (which Jessica hates to do), so I don’t feel bad :). We had a great time, just hanging out and talking and laughing in their cozy little apartment. Then we journeyed across the Tech campus to test our mettle against the Tech guys in a game of Ultimate frisbee. Parking was, again, an adventure. Apparently GA Tech likes to remodel buildings during the summer, so alot of streets were closed off for renovation. But we finally got to the intramural fields, and found the regular players who were already there. After playing for several hours, we decided to split; rain was on the way, and Julia had a half hour drive home.
So today, I decided to go to the Georgia Aquarium with an old friend, Jared. The tickets, overpriced as they are, are worth it (every couple of years, at least :]). Seeing such majestic animals up close, watching them interact with each other, knowing that each of them serves such an intricate, needed purpose in the grand tapestry of nature, was humbling to say the least.
In other, non-J news…I went to a Lindy Hop dance on Monday night. It was fun, but I definitely didn’t bring the right shoes. Lindy Hop is a VERY upbeat, bouncy dance; most serious Lindy-hoppers wear sneakers when they go dancing. West Coast Swing, on the other hand, is much smoother, and it’s much more common to wear 3-inch high ballroom dancing shoes with WCS. Well, I’ve been dancing so much West coast lately, I didn’t even think about the change of foot attire. So I tried dancing Lindy in heels; I had blisters all over my feet within half an hour. It was worth it, tho 🙂
Tonight (Wednesday), most of the interns I work with had a potluck in the apartments. We had great fun – there was homemade guacamole and pita chips, duck, egg rolls, chicken, pasta salad, fruit salad, green salad, garlic fettuccine alfredo, and brownies and truffle for dessert. And of course, good people and lots of laughs.
I’ve uploaded pictures of my afternoon with Julia, the visit to the Aquarium, and the potluck onto the end of my facebook album, check them out at:
All of my really close friends are far away, as is my family….but even so, God has been so good to me this summer. I love my family and friends dearly, but sometimes I prefer to be far away from them all. Because it seems to be the case that I only make new friends and have new experiences and notice new things and GET OUT OF MY BOX when I’m completely out of my comfort zone. Speaking of comfort, tho, it’s almost midnight, and I have a long day of work tomorrow, so I’m going to snuggle up under the blankets now 🙂
(by the way, if any of you have tried to comment and couldn’t, I think I fixed the security settings so that won’t happen again :])