Thursday, November 16, 2006


So, I've been seeing this girl I used to go to high school with.  We have a class together at UAB.  I had a thing for her back in high school, but I never did anything about it.  I mentioned it to her one day and I guess it interested her and she started thinking of me as more than a friend. 

Make a long story short she broke up with her boyfriend of (on again/off again) six years and now we are dating.  It's weird, because she is coming out of such a long, serious relationship and she wants to get close to me, but she keeps pulling back.  She doesn't want to, but a lot it going on in her head.

It's complicated, and I'm just trying to give her the time she needs.  She says she wants to be closer to me, and I want to be closer to her but it's just going to take time.  And that's a good thing.  I'm in no rush. 

Fact is, things are pretty serious between us.  We have a lot of fun together, and like being around each other.  She's great to me, and I try to treat her as good as she does me.  Nothing can ever be easy, but what's new?

Now I just need to get some sleep.  I don't want to go to work tonight, as usual.  At least it is my Friday night, and I just got paid.  I'm looking forward to my weekend.  I've got some nice plans for me and my new girl.   

Saturday, November 4, 2006

Robert's Picks

Robert is reading Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian (very good), Dark Nest II:  The Unseen Queen by Troy Denning (good), Creation by Gore Vidal (funny), and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (stoic).

On DVD, Robert watched Mission Impossible III, The Proposition, and Thank You For Smoking (excellent).

Robert's quote for the week:  "Some readers may be applalled at the suggestion that it should be necessary for human beings to revert to the grim brutality of the Stone Age in order to live.  But it must be realized that, when dealing with an utterly ruthless enemy who has clearly expressed his intention of wiping this nation out of existence, there is no room for any scruple or compunction about the methods to be employed in preventing him."  From W.E. Fairbairn's book All In Fighting, 1942.