So. Halloween weekend. Hands down one of the best weekends in recent memory. I’ll start from the beginning.
I left Eugene at about 2 on the…28th? Whatever that Wednesday was. It should have been about a 4 hour and 10 minute drive, but of course right as I was getting close I took a wrong turn and ended up on the other side of Seattle. I was supposed to go to Seattle University to meet Michelle, with whom I was staying. However, by the time I managed to turn around, I was practically at UW, where Cris goes to school. And it was dark. And it was raining. However, delays aside, I eventually reached Michelle. We parked my car in the guest parking lot and went to dinner in her dining hall. It was so so so nice to see her. She and I got super close during my last year of high school and I miss her a lot when we aren’t both home. Anyway, back to the story. Her dining hall is the nicest dining hall I’ve ever seen. The food is delicious, and I felt more like I was at a hotel than at a college dorm. Then we hauled my stuff up to her room, where I met her roommate, who seems nice enough. I didn’t get much of a chance to talk to her. After dinner we took part in the trick-or-treating that was going on in her dorm, and I met some of her friends. They all seem very nice. We stayed up late chatting and gossiping, which was really fun.
The next day was Thursday. I got breakfast in the fancy-ass dining hall with Michelle, then she went off to tutoring and I went back to her room and just…chilled. I might have gone back to sleep, I don’t really remember. After that we both took our time getting ready, then went to meet up with Heather and Cris. Heather was visiting from Portland. We decided that in order to give her and Cris some bff time that I would stay with Michelle for two nights rather than with Cris the whole time as originally planned. It definitely complicated logistics a bit, but it was fine. So we met up with them and hung out downtown for a bit, before Michelle went back to SU for class and I went back to the UW side of town to hang out with Heather and Cris for the evening. Michelle had tons of studying to do, so we all decided it would be best if I removed myself from her company. Heather and Cris and I did our usual act of not being able to decide what to do. Eventually we ended up just getting Chipotle and heading back to C’s apartment to hang out. We watched part of the Lion King, and just kind of enjoyed each other’s company. It was nice. The three of us used to hang out a lot when they were seniors and I was a junior, but we haven’t done so for a long time. And I must say, the group dynamics have not changed much, even after three years. It was and evening of pure fun. Later, Michelle called, saying she was done with her studying. We went back to SU to pick her up, and since none of us felt like being inside an apartment, so we drove around in my car, listening to Disney music and thrusting my plastic sword through my sun roof. Yeah, that’s the kind of thing we do for fun. Even at home. Eventually we ended up back at C’s apartment, where we all hung out until Michelle and I got tired and returned to SU, where we went to sleep pretty much right away.
Friday. Michelle and I went to Pike Place Market, which is one of my favorite places in Seattle. We hung out there for a few hours, taking pictures and enjoying the market. Michelle got ahold of my camera and took about 50 pictures of random seagulls, which she kindly deleted before she gave the camera back. Then back to SU, where Michelle went to choir and I stayed in her room and packed up my stuff. When she got back, we hopped in my car and drove over to Crissy’s apartment where we were to stay for the rest of the weekend. I don’t remember what we did for dinner.
This is when the fun really started. We had a party to attend that evening, costumes mandatory. Cris was Dorothy, Heather was Nosferatu, Michelle was Lady Gaga, and I was the Queen of Hearts, Michelle spent about two hours curling my hair and then doing my makeup for me, and I have to say, we all looked pretty damn fabulous. We were pretty late at this point, but we were having fun so no one really cared. After we were all ready, Cris busted out a pipe and asked if anyone wanted to smoke. Heather, Cris and I, all aware of how lat we were, smoked a bowl faster than I’ve ever seen anyone smoke. It added to the bustling atmosphere. It was great. This was only the second time I’ve smoked, the first being with Heather in Portland about a month ago. It definitely had more of an effect on me this time, although I didn’t get as high as Heather, who was sitting in between Cris and me and took two hits for every one of ours. The party was fine, a little weird at times. Cris and Heather smoked some more at the party, but Michelle and I chose to just observe. Everyone loved Michelle’s costume, and she totally loved all the attention. Not to say she’s an attention whore, because she’s not, but she definitely started to act more and more like the attention-loving Gaga as the night went on. It was very amusing to watch.
After the party, we went back to the apartment, put on some comfortable yet strange clothes, because it was Halloween weekend and we didn’t give a flying fuck what we looked like. When we finally got back to the apartment, we chatted for awhile before we finally went to sleep.
I realize that there is still a day left of the trip to talk about, but I don’t have time to do it right now. I figured something was better than nothing, so stay tuned for Saturday’s recap! Probably won’t happen til next week, as I have a shitload of stuff to do tonight, then I’m headed off to Portland for the weekend to see All Time Low/We the Kings/Hey Monday and hang out with Michelle, Cris, Heather, Alison, and Natasha. Don’t worry, I’ll have even MORE stories when I come back.