Monday, January 08, 2007

domestimicated

H and i didn't go anywhere fancy or exciting. we spent our vacation doing what everyone else takes for granted. as he says, "you know, stuff like being in the same room."

we chose between sharp cheddar and colby jack cheeses, discussed how green peppers ought to be chopped, discovered which stove burner was on the fritz, checked to see if the pasta/steaks/pancakes/cookies/pizzas were done, visited a friend in the dungeon, debated which movie to see in the theater, figured out which to rent from the video store, tried new greek food with cc, played gin rummy, challenged ri and c to a board game (and lost), went all over the city to SHOP and got lost and found our way home.

not having a car, we rode buses, trains, took taxis and walked so many miles all around town. mostly because my gift to him was a coat (being from s. cal, he doesn't have one) and his gift to me was a camera (mine has been loved to the point that it goes through new batteries in an hour), and neither wanted to purchase without the recipient's preference. after an exhaustive search, we both got the best that was out there. but we walked around and looked at everything. furniture, televisions, clothes, kitchen gadgets. actually, it was a cruel kind of hypothetical because at the end we had to go back to our respective zip codes.

something has to be done about this long distance thing.

11 comments:

Radioactive Jam said...

Long distance - any kind of distance, really - oy! Some people do fine with that; others, not so much. Sorry!
:(

omar said...

Sorry you two lost at the board game.

But it sounds like you two had a good time!

Syar said...

Yeah, how'll you ever work on your board game skillz with the distance?

Really though, sorry you guys have to be far apart. But sounds like you guys make the most of your time together.

Modern Viking said...

I totally agree. Just being in the same zip code is something I dream of...

So what kind of camera did you get? :D

cadiz12 said...

well, the story of the board game is EXTRA sad when you realize it was the Amazing Race dvd board game, that i had just gotten from him for christmas, which lies and says "2 to 4 players" when it really means "2 to 4 teams." so we lost at the last possible second after coming from behind and taking the lead at our favorite game during its debut.

yeah, sad. we're going to have to get in the same zipcode for the boardgame skills alone. because if there's anything H and i have in common, it's that we LIKE TO WIN.

you've not just zipcode, but country code to worry about, viking, so i shouldn't complain too much.

i got an olympus 720 SW, which is especially sold me because it is waterproof up to 10 ft and drop-proof up to 5 and i'm deathly afraid of breaking/ruining or losing my digital cameras, so that takes care of 2/3. if i'm careful.

The Stormin Mormon said...

Happy that you had a good time with H.

Sucks that the whole 2000 mile thing is still there.

I haven't done the long distance thing, and I can't say that I ever see myself going for it. It's just difficult beyond belief...

ML said...

It sounds like a good time. I'm sorry about the distance :(

Jon said...

I agree, the distance thing should be eliminated. But I know that's easier said than done...

guyana-gyal said...

Long distance. Don't even remind me.

Becky said...

uggh... how i would love to be able to select cheese with the delicious one...

jinius said...

long distance sucks. you feel pressured to make the time you spend together seem perfect and romantic but you actually just end up watching re-runs of lost and falling asleep on the couch.