||[Jul. 23rd, 2006|02:12 am]
Ah, tonight was fun. The day was less so. As is par for the course these days, I put in a full day of work, re-stocking shelves and painting various bits of the exterior of the store. A quick lunch was taken away from Taco Bell. I died a little inside. As the store closed, however, my aunt and uncle showed up at the store. I knew they were coming. That always has created a sense of dread since my father and my mom's brother went into fisty-cuffs over political issues. That memory is one I hold with me, and as much as I try to look away, I'd love to see it happen again. We went out to sit with them by Manistee Lake and enjoy some appitizers before heading to the Tuscan Grille for dinner. Sitting there took over two hours. 5:30 until ten to 8:00. I had fun talking about what I'm going to do in college and so on, as my relatives are stuck on the University of Michigan something fierce, remembering that I wasn't exactly accepted there...|
Dinner was interesting. My father kept suggesting that I hit on the waitress and get her number. she was one of my mom's art students and a friend of mine from a few years past. Ah, if only my father could make everything that awkward. Then Danny and Rob showed up. And stayed for dinner. It was really my mom's idea, but it got me out of those awkward family moments, and gave me fun people to talk to. And my dad gave my job to Rob. No, I still have to show up tomorrow, believe me, I tried. Once I go to K-Zoo, he gets to be the paint monkey and go-for. All in all, I had fun.
After that, I left my family and caught up with Danny, who was busy at the Insta-Launch camp ground while we finished eating. We made our way to Paul Barto's eventually, and stayed there with some M.C.C. kids I hadn't hung out with for quiet awhile. It was fun, but around 1:40 I decided to ditch and get some sleep for work. That obviously failed.