Year One a Success!
It took them long enough...
Surprise!- Teachers Survive Purcell After All!
Graduation Party Time
What's better than shots with people you don't know very well?
This place was so blistering hot but hey we needed a date before Europe.
Fancy Nutcracker Date
Who doesn't miss those glasses?
Girl ruins all firsts by creating not-firsts (fiction piece)
For the first kiss, this would be more embarrassing than almost any other event in her life. It started out fine. The non-couple had finally achieved the level of sitting on the same couch. Rachel thought he was looking at her the way a boy would be if he wanted to kiss her, but there's really no way of knowing what's ever going on in a boy's mind, especially this boy's mind. He got a little closer. Good sign. Oh shit now it's quiet. The girl contemplated the logistics of both individuals wearing glasses. Will that hurt? Will they clash into each other and make the thing even more awkward than it already was? Should I take my glasses off then so I don't have to consider this? Well then I look stupid if he doesn't want to kiss me after all. I'm also blind so I won't have any way of knowing what's going on with him. She thought she smiled but probably she just looked pained in her nervousness. They sat in silence for a few more seconds. I gotta go. He's waiting for me to leave so he can do something more fun. And then Rachel fled the scene.
For the couple's first time having sex, Ryan offered to take their makeout session from the couch to the bed. "Yeah! I mean. Yeah. Sure." What the fuck? What year am I in? He's being sketchy, like he's some gentleman from the 1940s trying to take my comfort into consideration. I don't understand this. Okay. She gets up and they both walk to the bedroom in silence. They don't bother turning on the light. Eventually Ryan is horizontal on the bed with Rachel straddling him. He sits up and slides her shirt over her head for the first time ever. So maybe this really is happening. She smiles. A few seconds later, she feels a hand unclasping her bra and Ryan throws it to the floor. Mmmm finally. He looks for one(?) whole second then swoops both breasts in his hands and brings his mouth to one. Oh my god. What. He already found my biggest weakness. One that I had to fight for in past relationships. I can't do this. He's too perfect. Mmm. Yeah. Mmmmmmm. Nope. Gotta stop. Going to hurt this perfect person. Rachel leans back and Ryan stops. He looks at her, alarmed, like he hurt her, not like she was the psycho she was.
"I can't do this."
"Yeah, I understand."
He sits up in bed while Rachel grabs her shirt and pulls it over her head.
She grabs the bra on the floor.
"Mhm. Don't worry."
Alright. Cool. He wasn't into it. Proof. Well... I'm pretty sure I felt that he was into it... but maybe not.
"Yeah, I don't know. I'm a mess."
Rachel slipped on her shoes and grabbed her purse and fled the scene yet again.
It all turned out fine. They moved past her idiocy and now kiss and sex whenever in the same town/state/country/timezone. Thank god for calm boys and second chances.
For the first "L word" incident, the couple was fighting. In the early months of their relationship, it took painfully slow growth to turn them into people who could communicate. Once they were on the same wave length, everything was perfect. However, the first time they said "love," they would be far from this wonderful point.
The couple laid in bed staring at the ceiling in the dark. Something happened before this moment causing a lot of tension- likely Rachel overthinking their sex life- and it didn't go well. She debated going home. This is awkward. I like when we snug before sleep but that seems unlikely now. I should just go. She laid there some more. He doesn't know why I overthink everything with us. He doesn't know why I get so scared when I feel like something is wrong. I've told him I really like him, but he doesn't know really how much I like him. Is he asleep? She looked over at Ryan next to her in the dark. She couldn't see his eyes, but the fact he was laying on his back (he never slept on his back) meant he was likely seething. Okay, I gotta make this better. I gotta tell him why I'm so crazy.
"Okay. Well. Uhhh." She grimaced, expecting this to go poorly. "I love you."
She couldn't see him, but Ryan seemed to lose all tension. She looked back at the ceiling, afraid that this meant he was going to say he liked me or that he had fallen asleep after all. "I love you too."
WHAT?! HE SAID IT BACK?! Rachel realized she had been holding her breath and exhaled at the relief she felt. She could tell he was smiling. Oh god. Okay. This is better. Now what? He moved to his side to decrease the distance between them, the space that meant they were fighting. Then the couple had hot, hot sex and said those three words so many times that the sex was just a series of words and smiles. This last fuck up by the girl actually went really well, but Ryan would continually remember the event as Rachel revealing her deepest, darkest secret. Happily ever after and stuff. :)
Review: Vast (Devon Tower)
The view is astounding, with the lights of Oklahoma City (now that it's actually cool) twinkling so many stories below. It is a beautiful spot to take your lady. Job well done to any couples going there for a date night.
Review: Riversport Adventures
Oklahoma City, now a place where some people under 50 would like to spend their time, has a new thing for people who like to have their friends laugh at them. It involves a ropes course that apparently some people are really speedy and awesome at, a zipline that causes some friends to feel a little too large, and it has a slide that makes everyone happy. The Oklahoma winds make the experience a little shaky at times, but it is well worth the expense of your self worth (for when you accidentally sit rather than free fall). Maybe don't try the kayaking unless you want to sludge through some of OKC's finest slime/trash.(pictured above)