Weird Happening #1
So I have a few weird things to say…well actually one.
I have an acquaintance/classmate that is getting married. This actually is a normal occurrence at my tender age of nearly 22 considering people are so scared of being alone outside of college or that they are just overwhelmingly taken by love, passion and commitment that clearly comes at this age. Well, in this case he is 25 years old and this shouldn’t be much of a surprise, however, he has known this woman for about a month and has only been dating her for about a week. Three days after that week was up, he popped the question and now he’s engaged. She said yes. She said yes. Oh my gosh she said yes. What is going on. Like, he had been living with her too somehow in this timeline. Now, I knew about this engagement near the beginning of the semester, but I assumed he had known her for a sufficient amount of time. Sufficient obviously being a loose term with multiple definitions.
He promptly told our corner of the room the full truth on Monday. Of course everyone was shocked and a small uproar of disbelief ensued. He promptly and sternly defended his choice which he should. It isn’t our business…
…but he brought it up to us so therefore we can pry. We pried. He thought I was crazy for saying that you should know someone pretty well before you marry them because the assumption is that it is for life, you know. He was taken aback.
Him:“WELL THAT TAKES THE MYSTERY OUT OF IT. Why would I marry someone I know everything about!?”
Me: “Why would you marry someone you know nearly nothing about?”
Him: “Well when you know, you know.”
Him: “It’s the same reason why arranged marriages work so well!”
*loud uproar from the class*
Me: “I’m assuming you haven’t spoken to many arranged married couples. No ,no, no let’s roll this back. This is just…weird, but whatever. I hope you enjoy your spontaneous marriage. May it last forever…”
Weird Happening #2
Hace mucho viento on Monday! (It was extremely windy!) I don’t know what happened but the day was beautiful and brisk, but the wind was brutal! I was riding my bike down a road that runs straight through the UT campus when a large gust of wind blew leaves laterally across my face and whipped my hair out of its hair tie. I was momentarily blinded causing me to lose my balance considering I also couldn’t pedal forward at a sufficient pace due to another crosswind pushing me backwards. The result: I teetered over to the side of the street to the amusement of some construction workers.
What can I say? I am quite the entertainer. That day trees fell, leaves couldn’t be found on their respective branches, and I couldn’t run because I have a fear of flying debris. The next day no one was on the running trail when I went on a run. That is how bad it was. They were deterred that much. The wind was like…70 mph! Ay!
Weird Happening #3
Well, not really. There was a sale on liquor at Twin Liquors, a liquor store next to our local HEB. I have never heard of a sale on liquor but yes there is one! Like WHAT! So I did what any
alcoholic college student would do. I got my recycle bags and hit that up! They had a sale on literally everything in the store. This is crazy in my opinion, but they are smack dab in the middle of a college city so it is appropriate.
45 minutes later:
Parents, Tios, Grandparents, I am NOT an alcoholic and AM NOT binging on alcohol. My roommate and I just stocked up ahaha. She bought half and I bought half of the above stash. We won’t be buying anything else for another 3 months or 3 years. Perfect timing.
Now, I am not a liquor drinker really. I like wine and beer because I am usually eating it with food and it just tastes good, but liquor burns and hits you really fast which is not pleasant. There are very few things I like. (My side is the right side) I like dark and stormies which is pretty much dark spiced rum and ginger beer. It is really tasty and flavorful and good to sip. Sweet tea is just awesome in and of itself so my roomie and I just had to get the lemonade and tea. We can mix it up! So yes, this one was less weird but I didn’t know this thing just happened. I apparently was the only one who didn’t know these things happened because everyone was like ‘yeah they have one every year!’. Alcoholics-in-training I tell ya.
Welp that is all folks. I am off to watch my friends study because studying Spanish is painful.