I cannot believe I didn't post for my own topic. I suck at blogging.
It's been so long since we had a life update posting that I don't know how far back to go. School is going well. I'm in my second and final semester at Lakeland, so I should be getting my paralegal certificate in May and (fates permitted) getting a job. I have applied for a paralegal position with the Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and I really want it! Applicants turn everything in online though, and they don't give a time frame for expecting feedback, so I have no idea about anything right now regarding that. I have also kind of found that I enjoy probate law (wills, estates, etc.), so I'm thinking about applying to law firms and government offices that do that as well. My internship coordinator says I'm doing very well with them. Attorneys who have accepted my legal memos (which are just documents outlining my research) have praised them, so that gives me encouragement since I'm still lacking some confidence in my research abilities.
And...erm...Matt is back in my life. Not romantically at all, but we're hanging out again and talking on a fairly regular basis. He sent me a message on Facebook awhile back, profusely apologizing for what he did and saying he doesn't ever remember acting that way with anyone else. We messaged back and forth for awhile and patched things up. I told him how I was feeling and, despite my fears, he listened and wasn't scared away. When we hang out now, I have genuine fun just talking to him, and I guess he feels the same, since he keeps talking to me =) I'm not expecting anything but friendship from him right now, and it makes it a lot easier to hang out. Though there is sometimes a pang of pain when he casually mentions a date he had during the time we weren't talking.
So, I think I may have gone bar-hopping this weekend. And then came out of it with a date. The funny part is, I wasn't even drinking...
Guess I should start at the beginning. I met my friend Jen and some other girls at The Winking Lizard Tavern in Cleveland. The intention was that I would finally meet this guy that she has been talking about for months. She met him at a party and thinks we would be perfect together, or something...We ate dinner and they drank a little (amazing gyros there, btw). Then we went to the Cleveland Rocksino. (For those who are interested, it's nice, but boring as all get-out). We didn't stay there long before meeting more friends at a bar called Flannery's down the street. Jen and her husband's friends were there, and they are the ones I would be meeting this guy through. We sat and talked, and they drank some more.
Then this guy finally showed up. We'll call him "Vinny." It was like pulling teeth to get Vinny to talk to me. It involved an elaborate plan where people casually changed seats and distracted him until he ended up sitting next to me. We talked a little, and he seems nice enough, but super awkward. Jen had told me before that Vinny was smart, and that much was obvious. After awhile, we then went *back* to the casino because Vinny wanted to shoot craps with Jen's husband. I was agonizingly bored, and by then it was after midnight, and I was feeling my anxiety peak with all the bodies and noise in the casino, so I called it a night. Last night, Vinny texted me and asked me out on a date this week. We're going to a local seafood place on Wednesday night.
I'm nervous, but not so much for my safety or anything, but because I don't know if I want a relationship right now, so I'm nervous about possibly giving him "the speech." I know, I know, I need to stop worrying about it and cross that bridge if it comes, but you guys know me. I'm always thinking ahead and not always for the best.
Otherwise, things are going well. The family and pets are all relatively healthy. My sister has a cold right now, but that's the season. I've had two so far, and neither has been fun to say the least. The dogs and cats are hilariously insane and being their usual goofy selves. My life is pretty mundane day-to-day, so all I really have to report are the "highlights." I hope everyone else is doing well and I look forward to hearing from you guys =)