Yesterday was a hard day. If you've been hiding under a rock, you don't know about the shootings that happened in my state yesterday. Despite the fact that Va. Tech is a rival school to my beloved UVA, I'm still affected a great deal by the mass casualties on the campus in Blacksburg yesterday. This world continues to shock me, despite how jaded I feel I've become. My prayers are with those families. That's a phone call I couldn't begin to imagine. The highways here yesterday were packed with family and friends heading down there to be with or check on loved ones.
It feels weird to be having a life in the midst of all this, but I think things like this make having a life even more important, no? So I continued on and had another date last night. This guy was a bit younger than me (28 - is six years younger too much? I guess we'll find out.) It must have gone well, because after our coffee date, he asked me if I wanted to grab some dinner. I'd already eaten, but I went along with him. At the end, he said he really wanted to see me again, and even sent me an email last night. He's definitely easy on the eyes, and has a great smile. I think he was a bit nervous - heck, I always try to keep that in mind when I am on a first date. He talked A LOT - I could hardly get a word in. Maybe that's why he liked me, I don't know. He talked a lot about himself, too. Which is ok, but at some point, you'll have to want to get to know me, too. But I said I'd go out again, so we'll see. I have another date set up for Thursday night (conveniently after I get my hair done, so I'll look GOOD!).
Tomorrow night I have plans to go to a Richmond Braves baseball game - and it looks like I'll possibly freeze to death. But the group of folks that I'm becoming friends with are all going, so I want to be social. There's a guy in that group that I have some chemistry with. Trouble is, he's separated, which is a bit troublesome to me anyway. But I think we have friendship chemistry at the least. So I'll be freezing to spend some time with him, and a new girl (space) friend that I hope to become friends with.