Monday, January 9

The SHORT version...

So theres this boy.... and I love him more than I ever thought it was possible to love someone. Seriously. It's like almost ridiculous. He puts up with all of my weirdness, and stupid stories, and random late night texts... but, he also lives 1034 miles away. One. Thousand. Thirty. Four. Miles. 
We met (for the second time as he likes to say) on February 18th of last year. I was hanging out with my friends Brooke Travis and Allie Delp & we were trying to figure out what th;e hell we were going to do that night. Well, I got a text from this kid, Blake asking me what I was doing and about a half an hour later the girls and I were headed to the Albertsons parking lot to meet him and a few friends in the parking lot and follow them up to Blake's aunts house that he was house sitting. I got out of the car and instantly noticed the boy walking in toward the driveway in front of me. I must've "noticed" a bit too long because Brooke made some smartass remark about it. Anywhoo we hung around Blakes aunts house that night and played random drinking games for a couple hours. This boy and I started talking and kind of jokingly flirting back and forth, he was making fun of me for uhm... knowing.. a friend of his. A while later I noticed he was sitting in the living room playing Cut the Rope on his friends phone. Now, not to toot my own horn or anything but, I may or may not be a damn STUD at that game, and I knew it'd give me a reason to talk to him, so i took a deep breath waltzed my happy ass over to the living room, plopped down on the floor right next to him and schooled his ass in some cut the rope action;) As we were sitting there talking I specifically remember, we were petting Blakes aunts dog, and both terrified, our pinkys touched. He slowing grabbed mine and I looked at him. In that moment, looking directly at him and just watching the way he talked and moved and idk... worked, I was hooked. . It was fascinating to me, he was fascinating to me...  how after one night of meeting someone I was so entranced by who they are, what they are interested in, how they spend their time & I instantly wanted to know everything there was to know about this boy. So of course, I made some silly comment about how we had to hang out more so he'd have to text me (which by the way he made me text him first) 
We talked over the next couple weeks, constantly && when I say constantly, I mean, CON-STANT-LY. It was ridiculous. Within a week, he knew more about me and seemed honestly interested in things I had to say, and things i did more than anyone had ever been throughout my entire life. We talked about food, and movies, and how absolutely amazing each other were. I truly believe it was in this week of not even seeing, touching or physically talking to each other ONCE that I knew he was different. The following weekend we hung out at my house, (well, we started at his house but when I mentioned my mom wasn't home and we would all be alone, we ended out at my house) my mom was at her boyfriends house and him, his friend, and my friend Brooke all came here to watch a movie & hang out. Let me telll you, I cant remember one thing about that movie, what it was called, who was in it, anything. It wasnt my focus that night.. I guess you could say I had uhm, something (or someone) else on my mind:) We went upstairs in my room so I could show him something (that also SOOOOMEHOW slips my mind), and as I turned to walk out the door to walk back downstairs he said my name. I turned around and BAM, Best First Kiss Of My Whole Entire Life. <33 
"Riley, Did you know this was going to happen when you came here" 
"Nope, I just hoped" 
The next few weeks we hung out every day. When we werent hanging out, we were talking, or texting or something. I was addicted..... I was happy. The happiest I'd ever known. He helped me through a couple pretty hard times and I found myself being able to tell this boy anything, things that I thought I would never be able to tell anyone. Things that I'd never wanted anyone to know. And the strangest thing to me was that he listened... he genuinely cared about what I was saying. :)
I can honestly say we were inseparable for the next month and a half, I'd stay the night at his house and he'd take me home, allll the way in Richland before he went to school. Oh the things this boy did for me :) 
He went New York rightttt before my birthday. I remember saying bye the night before he left, making him promise to text me and send me lots of cool pictures && giving him shit about being gone during my birthday. Thats when he told me that when he got back he was going to take me on a date... a real. live. date. 
Well, you seeeee, I had never been on a date before... and let me tell you, the second he said "date" I was probably the most excited girl, in the whole entire world.  
 Of course, you already know, we texted the WHOLE time he was gone. I even watched the basketball game he went to on TV just so I could MAYBE catch a glimpse of his perfect curly hair (Which I did, byyyy the way!) 
When he came back we went on our date. We went to this place called Monterossas (yes I know, I desperately need spell check, bite me!)  I was soooo nervous I could barely eat. It was EASILY the most romantic thing, ever. Something that will forever be absolutely impossible to erase from the depths of my mind. 
As we were wrapping up dinner, he ever so nonchalantly asked, "How much do you think the check is for?" (He always finds a way to bring out the competitive side of me) and of course we made bets on how much it was. (I was the winner, ps). When the check came, I opened it up and my mouth dropped. Like hit the floor. Inside the book, was a piece of paper that said, "Prom?" 
God I love that boy. Sorry, getting carried away. ANYWAY. I freaked out. Hands down best most surprised, happy, perfect, wonderful way I'd ever been asked to a dance. Hands down best damn moment. AHHHH! <33333 Of course, I said yes, but that comes later in the story. 
That night I went back to his house with him and we were laying in his bed just talking, he was making fun of me because I apparently used him because I loved his family. 
"No, I love you"
I honestly hadnt even meant to, or tried to say it at all. We both got kind of serious and he asked me what I'd just said. Of course, i giggled and said, Nothing! Of course, he finally got it out of me. Even though he knew the whole time, I think he just liked hearing me say it;) He then replied with. "I love you too" 
Now, I've said I love you to a boy before, but I'd never really meant it to anyone but my mother and brother before this moment. We laid in bed talkiing and giggling for the rest of the night. That night he also asked me to officially be his girlfiriend. I don't think I've ever had a more proud moment, than laying next to him just after that, knowing that I was his girlfriend. Riley Holt Hayfield's girlfriend 

So, maybe we did things a little backwards, starting with falling for each other, winding our way through the twists and turns of love and ending with officially being together, but I love it.  To me, things that aren't always stereotypically perfect, make them more than just perfect. It makes them real. Unfortunately, in the beginning of July I was a dumbass and fucked up, but what doesnt kill us makes us stronger, and I believe that goes for relationships to.. and obviously neither of us are dead because we just spent the last three hours talking on phone and skyping each other talking about the past...present...and future<33

Saturday, January 7

Music can change your whole life...

I...watched... THE... cutest movie tonight....
Riley texted me last night after I got off and told me that I had to watch this movie so I was going to but I fell asleep about 10 minutes in, so i decided to watch it again. Just now actually. It's called Listen To Your Heart. Now I'm not going to spoil it for you and waste my time giving you a full blown review of how good this movie is, because cutting into the acting and the camera movements, it wasnt the best, BUT the story line and a couple of the actors made this movie incredible. Its about a guy who falls in love with a deaf girl, and its SOOO cute. Theres quite the twist about 40 minutes in that there is just no way to prepare for. It's....epic? Idk, its an extremely cute movie though... and they do mine and Rileys, iloveyou thing, which makes it all the more worth watching. Anywhooo, soo the hour is an hour and forty minutes long... and guess how long I cried for? Not like sniffle.....sniffle....tear.. type of cryin, were talking like straight sobbing and talking to the TV kind of crying. I cried for about an hour straight cause of the damn story line of this movie. 

Watch it. Right Meow. <3


Ow. Had fun at Bluewood. Ow. Terra ate shit coming around this one turn at the top of the mountain and it made my whole day, cause it was soo cute. I think I really like her. That is all.


I had a day off today && I'm going snowboarding tomorrowww!! Wooop Wooooop!! :)
Went to the mall today with Dad, Terra, and Sam. Dad is going to help me buy my IPhone when mom gets paid next Friday! Wooooop Wooooop!! I'm prettty stoked, in case you cant tell. Then I can use that FaceTime thing to talk to Riley:) Yaaaay!! He bought Sam an IPod Touch too.. figures. hah. 

After the mall I called Brooke and we went to Evans again to hang out with the boys, minus Tanner and Lucas. They all got SUPER hammered cause they decided to chug an entire 1/2 gal of Fireball. (BLECCCHHH) and I had to drive them home at like 1:00 cause I didnt trust any of them driving.  So Momma Tori saved the say and drove allll over! 
OMFG! I forgot to tell you! I got my very first ever flat tire today! I was driving through Dutch Brothers at like 7 with Jesslyn, and all of a sudden we just hear this God awful noise, turns out, its my tire! So we pulled into a parking spot where Matt and Lamar came to save the day. But they didnt have the right stuff to save the day. One of the customers who always comes through Justin, (16oz. Americano with sugarfree white chocolate and sugarfree hazlenut with a splash of cream) came through and told me he would run home and get the right stuff to change my tire with. So finally almost two hours after the initial tire popping incident, Justin took off my flat tire and replaced it with my spare tire, all the while reminding me 84 times not to go over like 40 mph on my spare and to take it to Les Schwab tomorrow. 

Wellll, I'll talk to you more when I get back from snowboarding! Wish me luck!  

Thursday, January 5

Work-a-holic to the EXtreeeeeme. I seriously work SO damn much, its ridiculous. Today I worked with Rochelle (shes the assistant manager at my Dutch Bros. stand, shes otherwise known as Ro, Rocho, or my personal nickname of choice Rocho Cinco!). It was ssuuuuper slow, so we got to really do a lot of talking. I really like talking to her because although shes still pretty young. She's done a lot of stuff and been through some tough times here and there, so shes really easy to talk to and honestly has a lot of really good advice. We talked a lot about her and David (hes my manager, and also her boyfriend; I know what your thinking, dating co-workers, isnt that frowned upon in the work world? Well, yes it is and that's why they tried to keep it a secret FOR OVER A YEAR, but eventually the guy who owns the Kennewick Dutch Bros. stands was like "Guys, I know you're dating, so just stop trying to hide it" Soooo they came out!), and we talk a lot about my friends and family, and we talked about her moving out of her parents house and into a cute little condo-ish apartment by herself, and we talked A LOT about Riley and my decision to move down to Cali. She thinks its a good idea. Which is honestly something I wasn't expecting from her. You see she got engaged and moved to Texas when she was 20 and all she ever really says about it was #1; at least she learned a lesson from it and #2; it was the worst decision of her whole life. You see, this guy that she was engaged to turned out to be a real dick; but that's not in my intentions to bring up and blab about all over the internet. What she told me about moving to Cali was that if that is where my heart is, and where my heart says to go, then follow it. Because then, if things end out not working out and for some reason unknown to mankind Riley and I really arent meant for each other, and we just simply dont work out, then I can at least say I tried. (I use a lot of commas, is anyone else wondering why my fingers are going comma crazy?) 
I also met my dads new girlfriend for the first time today. Shes 22. I know what you're thinking... because its the exact same thing that I'm thinking but they're pretty cute together and they both seem pretty happy and I mean they've been dating for over 3 years now. So SOMETHING must be going right I surposeeee. We'll see what happens... It's really none of my business. 
After work, I called my dad and we decided to meet up at Texas Roadhouse for some dinner and so I could show him and Terra (Girlfriend) where I work. It was pretty fun, the food wasn't very good but it usually is and one time in the two months I've worked and eaten there? I think I'll let it slide:)  After dinner I called my friend Brooke and we went to hang out with some friends of mine; Tanner, John, Jesse, Evan, Kris, Lucas, and then a couple of awkward girls, but we got bored fast and just drove around and talked after that. So it was a pretty good day :) Nowwww, I'm sleepy. Noiiiiiight!

Tuesday, January 3

You want whip on that?

Today, was exxxxTREMEEEly boring. All I did was go to work and be a bum allll dayyy. Got some good movie watching in though, so thats good. :) Buttt, now I'm sleeeeepy go goodnight <33

Monday, January 2

California Dreamin'

Let's run away and never come back:) Shall we?

Happy 2nd day of the year! :) Today was quite relaxing, definitely good after yesterday and the day before! I worked at Dutch Bros today with David (the manager). I love working with him cause you can kinda just do whatever you want and he doesnt really care. Like I didnt even really help him with coffee for like and hour cause I was cleaning and hes been making coffee forEVER so he can totally handle it by himself, and we kept gettin' dropped 5's for tips, it was the best. Walked out with like $75 for tipss. Awwww yeah! Gettin' closer and closer to buying my IPhone, can't wait!! It was also my friend TJ's birthday today so he came by to get coffee cause you get a free one on your birthday! So it was definitely nice seeing him!

After work I headed over to Matt's again to hang with him, Jesslyn and Lamar for a little while. Gotta say, his house is definitely in better shape than the last time I saw it. HAHAHA! On New Years Eve it was sooooo messy; beer cans everywhere, glasses breaking on the ground with red jungle juice in them, throw up in the sink.... ya.... major rager. We sat around and watched this movie called Sex & Death. It was sooo strange. this guy got an email from an unknown sender and it had a list of all of the girls he'd EVER sleep with. Soo weird. there was like 101 names and he was on number 29 so he hurried up and tried to find all these girls so he could sleep with them. We only got like 30 minutes into it before Jesslyn and I decided we were going to to get DQ and visit Ben at the Clearwater Dutch Bros! Then I dropped her back off, went to Rite Aid to grab some randoms and came home; where I've been sitting on the computer in my comfies ever since! Quite relaxing I must say:) Ohhh, also, I skyped with Riley for like an hour but he had to go to bed cause he starts golf tomorrow! Yay! He goes to college in Cali! He is my best guy friend btw,well... hes more than my best friend... I'm going to marry that kid someday, but that is a very long story for a different time.
That's him! :)
(Yay for screen shots! hehehe)

Anyyyywhoooo, so a few days ago I decided that I'm definitely moving to Cali in August... Orrrr September. I havent really decided which one yet, cause I haven't decided whether I'm going to go to school down there or just work and find crazy stuff to do all the time! It's all good though, I still have like 8 or 9 months to decide! I applied for some colleges down there today, while being a lazy bum on the computer :D Soooo excited to get out of this town and start actually doing something with my life! 

 Sooo Ready :) Goodnight alll!! <33

Sunday, January 1

A friend and co-worker of mine, Katie Ellis, posted a Facebook today about her 365 blog and i read the first day of it and I'm in love. You just blog, once a day, every day for the whole year. Which, this year may be 366 days because im pretty sure its a leap year. Anywhoo, it sounds like a good idea, so here I am. Starting my own little 365 (336?) blog! This year is going to be just too damn good not to! Working like CRAZY, planning a bunch of trips all over the country, & possibly moving?!? Definitely a year, I want to remember! 

Happy New Year & Welcome to 2012!!! 
Today was absolutely exhausting!! I had work last night until ten, i know working on New Years Eve, what a joy! After work I went home to get ready for my evening, which eventually turned into night, and then early morning....and then morning. Ooooh lordy. Then off to my best friend, Jesslyns boyfriend, Matts house for the craziest house party Richland has probably ever seen. The boys were inSANE they got so riled up the last 20 minutes of 2011 and decided they'd like to spend the rest of 2011 RAVING! Which they did, by turning up the music as loud as it goes and screaming randomly for 20 minutes. It was absolutely hilarious. Of course we rang in the new year by takin' shots, shotgunning beers, and screaming the countdown at the top of our lungs. Unfortnately I was unable to be a part of the takin' shots and shotgunning bears part of that because I was the DD for the night, but I still had fun watching all of them! After Mattys house we went to Jesslyns house in West Richland where we taught our friend Jay how to play beer pong! Around 4:30 I was nominated (willingly) to take Haylee and Jay to their houses. So essentially, what I'm tryin to tell you guys is that I definitely didnt get home, in bed, asleep til about 5:30! 
Theeeeeen this morning I got up at 7 and went to work! I work at Dutch Bros. btw, and it is absolutely amazing! I lovvvvve my job:) I also work at Texas Roadhouse as a hostess, that's where I was working last night! So I got to work this morning around 8, worked with Shelbe til noonish, then went home and passed out for like 4 hours. Tonight I had to be at work at five at Texas Roadhouse, but its okay, I was on Names (which means taking down peoples names and giving them pagers, kinda self explanatory) so I was off by 9ish. After work I headed over to the house that Jesslyn is housesititng only to find that tonight was the last night that she was house sitting... slightly upsetting :( I hung out with her and Matt for a little while and now I'm home! About to passsssssss out! 
So that was my first day of the new year in a nutshell. Sorry it wasnt too exciting, and very straight to the point. I'm exhausted so I'm headed to bed! 

NighhhNighhh Everyone. <33