Monday, August 25, 2008

Spark

Everyone has their ups and downs and everyone has something that gives them inspiration. For some people it is a nice road trip to Montana to kick back on a dude ranch and ride horses. For others it is a late night trip to a favorite coffee shop with hopes the cute barista will come, sit down and discuss the book you're reading. Lucky people have healthy babies and children who inspire them every day. And I have a crush.

It has been a long time since I've had a crush.

My life used to be consumed with thoughts of the pretty girl in my second period language arts class, or the Pi Phi I would always catch eyes with down at the SUB. I listened to a lot of Dave Matthews Band in high school and college, and "Crash" "Crush" and plenty of their songs deal with love and lust. I've started listening to DMB again, especially the Live at Radio City DVD he did with Tim Reynolds that I grabbed off Youtube a few months back (which after a brief search is apparently not up anymore). I remember falling asleep listening to DMB and thinking of ways to approach the object of my affection that would not be awkward (which never turned out great, but always seemed very practical while half asleep and listening to DMB).

Now that I'm older and wiser, I know that it is better to regret something you do, than something you don't do. Especially when you've got the house and hot tub to yourself for a week. *Crosses fingers*

The new crush is a nice spark, and combined with the start of school next week, I have lots of excitement for life right now. Some of the excitement comes from fear, and tomorrow will be my first day in the elementary school helping set up the class for next week. I'm not exactly sure what I'll be doing, but I am sure there is plenty of work to be done--if not for my mentor teacher, then for another.

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Blogger RaisingCayne said...

Right on Chris! Crush's rock. Enjoyed the vibe of your post here man, I envy your optimism. Best of luck with all that lies ahead.

(Crushes are ESPECIALLY awesome when you practically completely forget they even existed until you run into hottie at your 10yr reunion, then hook up with girl that was WAY out of your league a decade prior... and have her calling you askin' for company weeks later, despite her being otherwise spoken for. ;-) ... Pardon my tangent, I'm just also in a crush-related good mood today.)

Good luck getting this one's attention! Do remember your stated mantra... as it's better to regret something done, than to regret something not done! Wiser words are rarely spoken!

5:02 PM  
Blogger The Wife said...

Good luck man. I will vouch for your sweet nature - unlike Cayne, for whom I can only vouch for his affable but dog-like nature.

You're still a little innocent . . .

Crushes are amazing.

4:25 PM  
Blogger RaisingCayne said...

"...affable but dog-like nature."

HEY!!!! I rese...mble that!

12:38 PM  

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