Now, I did my waiter duties, refilling drinks and all that, but I glanced at my ESPN app and saw that Hamels had held on and neatly spanked the Padres, so I bounded over to relay the good news to my diehard fan dad. Dad, half-jokingly, tells Bonnie and Bob about how furious I was when the Phils traded for Oswalt instead of Cliff Lee.
**Side Note: I love Cliff Lee. I love him more than I love Doc, more than I love Hamels, and only slightly more than I currently love Vance Worley. So his banishment was infuriating, especially when I went to Oswalt's opening game and his first pitch was a triple to a WASHINGTON NATIONAL. There was only shame and rage. Luckily, I was sitting a few rows behind the Phils' dugout and screamed and screamed my displeasure in true Phan Phashion and Manuel heard me was forced to contest with my big fat angry trap**
Naturally, the story is told and I become animated (ie: heated) in my convictions that Oswalt is a pile of poop that has yet to do anything great for the Phils. Bob and my dad started joking on which of myself, or two of my cousins would get married first. Bob's bet was none.
My first thought was "WELL HECK I DON'T WANT TO GET MARRIED ANYWAY!!" I don't remember what I actually told Bob, probably something snarky, but then I realized it's absolutely true. I might want to get married some day, but only if I meet someone I actually want to be married to, I have absolutely no intention of "settling down". That phrase carries some of the worst connotations.
Thus I proudly march about, scorning the men that leave numbers on their credit card slips (FYI-never do that if you're not planning to tip at least 30%) and those that make awkward conversations in Harris Teeter; trying to have as much fun and be the best artist I can possibly be.
I would rather be an artist than a wife. I will only be with someone who would see me as an artist rather than a wife.
In unfortunately related news, I got off work early tonight and came home to eat ice cream in my glasses while watching a Lifetime Original Movie on JK Rowling. When Steph came home, she started watching it too, so I suppose I technically watched the horrid thing twice, but the majority of the second time was spent Googling Newly Hot Neville and trying to figure out when that transformation happened.