Vulcan’s Peak

Friday evening: Goin’ Places

January 25, 2004 12:33 am

Had a good time Friday night – two friends and I went out to eat at Fazoli’s, and then went downtown. Downtown Greenville is so pretty! It’s a far cry from Fort Walton’s strip of tattoo parlors and cheap-looking tourist shops. The shop we had wanted to find (a sort of create-your-own jewelry place called the Beaded Frog) had already closed for the night, but we wandered around for a bit, found several other nice little places, then came back to watch Star Trek.

At Fazoli’s, there was a group of girls there who (I swear) must be from Bob Jones University. They had the right look – all in long skirts with very plain shoes and conservative shirts. We always wonder a bit at people who go to BJU – it’s a VERY conservative Baptist school, to the point of seeming out of touch with the modern world. Curfew at 10pm, no jeans (and certainly not shorts), that sort of thing. The idea rather disturbs me, personally.

We had an annoying run-in with the woman taking money at the parking lot we ended up using, though. She seemed nice enough at first, and there was a great spot open, one of those that you can drive straight into. Unfortunately…there were three drawbacks. First, the spots were a bit narrow. Second, we were in an Explorer, which is of course not the hugest SUV that exists, it’s not small, either. Third, on our left was a large van, parked quite close to the line. So we ended up fairly close to, and probably a bit on top of our right-hand line. Well, this woman wasn’t happy with that, making us scoot over…and scoot over a little more… And then, she was sweet enough to come up to the window and “sympathize”: “Oh, are you a beginning driver, dear?” “Well, you know, when I was teaching driver’s ed, all the girls always have trouble telling how far away things are, but the boys come right in and parallel park perfectly!” “You know, I have trouble with that sort of thing too, all girls do.” It was actually quite insulting. The rest of the trip was great fun, though!

DragonWings
Your wings are DRAGON wings. Massive and
covered in scales, they shimmer with strength
and magic. They are the most obvious display of
your power – though it runs equally throughout
your heart and mind. You are uncompromising and
grave, with a profound sense of justice. You
have firm ideas about what is right and what is
wrong and set out to fix what problems you can.
You realize that you are more capable of
dealing with life and evil than most, and as
such you see it as your responsibility to
protect those who cannot defend themselves. You
have existed since antiquity and as such you
are wise far beyond your years in this
lifetime. While you strive for fairness and
peace, if someone should steal from your cave
of treasure (though not all that glitters is
gold) or compromise the happiness of you or one
who is close to you – they have signed their
death warrant. You have a mighty vengeance and
will unleash it upon such people immediately
and mercilessly. Arguing with you is
useless…you rarely back down and are known
for holding firm in your beliefs. Sometimes you
feel intensely burdened with the troubles of
others…acting as a Guardian can get so
wearisome. But you never give up…you see it
as your life’s mission. Often very introverted,
you can be so smart…it’s scary. Such a
combination of intelligence, creativity, power,
beauty, and magic is often intimidating to
those around you – who are also unlikely to
understand you. Arrogant, proud, overserious,
and sometimes a bit greedy or obsessed with
whatever treasure you choose to pursue…you
have enchanted people for centuries, and will
continue to do so.

*~*~*Claim Your Wings – Pics and Long Answers*~*~*
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Yeah…for what that’s worth. I was just amused to come up with *dragon* wings, though.

My roommate and I are watching Fellowship of the Ring right now, with the cast commentary on. Merry and Pippin are so funny! …And Orlando Bloom is totally, like, a California boy with a British accent, ya know? Yet another reason not to idolize an actor just because he plays a cool character. No, Orlando, just stop! Shut up!! You just said that! Stop digging! *sigh, rolls eyes*

6 Responses to “Friday evening: Goin’ Places”

Tae wrote a comment on January 25, 2004

Katie, sweetie, hate to break it to you, but some men are just there to be pretty. You do not have conversations with them. Trust me. You’ll be happier in the long run. >;D

Pug wrote a comment on January 25, 2004

*wipes his brow* I’m safe…. 😉

As for ‘all boys parallel park perfectly the first time’… click here:

( http://pug.ibu02.com/images/parallel_parking.jpg )

And that’s all I’ve got to say about that! 😉

Crunch wrote a comment on January 25, 2004

Cool picture JC! and I guess it’s good you have Pug, dear Vulcan. He’s both an intelligent guy you can talk to, but he’s also the very sweetest of eye candy.

Pug wrote a comment on January 25, 2004

“sweetest of eye candy”…

[*little rodent runs in its exercise wheel inside Pug’s head*]

There’s another Pug?!? NOOO!!!!! nooooooooooo………

Odette wrote a comment on January 25, 2004

“…but some men are just there to be pretty. You do not have conversations with them. Trust me. You’ll be happier in the long run.”

Well, I knew this, but when he’s blathering away on the tv, I can’t exactly stop him… We really wanted to be able to mute just him, because the other actors had interesting/cool/funny things to say! Either that or someone should have written him a script…

Pug, that’s hilarious. Absolutely hilarious.

Odette wrote a comment on January 25, 2004

n.b. I was referring to the hilarious picture. I’m ignoring the insanity about exercise wheels and multiple Pugs, when we all know that he’s schitzo.

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