So anyways, before I get all sentimental eyes, because I is becoming that way right now, let me proceed with the blog.
Let me bring out my inner Mulan and have reflection time. I remember when I first arrived back in the states....as soon as I set foot on American soil, I wanted to run back to the departing terminals to find a plane trip back to the UK. But, because I was unemployed that action was declined. I felt that my stay here was going to drag, and I was going to be miserable the whole time. Well, when you have friends and family like mine, those feelings tend to perish pretty rapidly.
First let me start with the gals::
Let me tell you, there is nothing in the world more comforting than to have your own groups of girls. Although we may have our little catty or annoyed with each other moments, the good days easily override the bad. I love these group of girls, I can easily be myself, and speak a made up language and they'll still understand me. Also, whenever we go out, it is always an adventure. From dealing with old men giving you googly stalker eyes, dancing with a lesbian at a Jon B. concert, fighting with Jon B., getting hit on by thug boys who think calling you "baby" is the new black, HH, dancing amongst the natives at a hookah lounge, the list goes on and on with these chicas. Love you bitches!
Another shout out to my BFF miss Ju. I'mma miss you lover! Thanks for being my date for many events and opening club Copperbeach for beer and TV time!
Then there's the group as a whole. When you add this group of crazy girls add a little more, and then add group of crazy boys you get this::
A lot of good times, and laughs. I love these group of people, I would never want to exchange them or anything in the world. All sales are final with these guys, and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Coming back home meant resorting back to my old activities and ways of living. Which meant, having my life revolve around work and one of my passions, singing. So as some of you may have known, I became a working woman for a couple a months, and took care of daddy for a bit. Because my job was located in the city, it forced me to commute, therefore thrusting me in a car with fellow strangers and that became new friends, and just were plain odd. And with my luck, things like being harassed by a security guard after work almost every day, got into carpool car where the driver digging for gold was a must during the whole car ride to the city, walked in the pouring rain without an umbrella and then all of a sudden having a hole in my rains boots, got approached by a bum or druggie to see if he could use my phone, became an 80's song critic with a guy who talked my ear off during an hour long commute home, and had men stop in the middle of the street to see if I was single. Only me.
Another thing that I got back into was singing with my dear old choir. Nothing makes me more happy than releasing my heart through my vocal chords.
And within this group of people are a smaller groups of singers whom I love to sing with even more.
There is one person who is missing from this picture....Miss Liz!!!! We missed you that night btw. Anywhos, these kooky group of singers are flipplin fantastic and they taught me the BEST. DRINKING. GAME. EVER! King's cup.
For those of you who do not know of this game, google or bing it. It seriously is a blast in a glass.
And then there was family...
The people, I think will miss the most. There is nothing like a group of people that share the same genes as you who will always be there no matter what....mainly because they have no choice. hehe
But I would have to say this visit bought me closer to my family and made me appreciate them more. I will truly miss them, despite the times I wanted to just build myself a boat and row my way back to England because I was so irritated with them.
I'm gonna miss this crazy little character right here. Little Miss Taylor. She's a different type of soul she is, and I love it. I've had quite a few bonding times with her and I cherished every single moment. I can't wait to see her again in a few months!
And these 2 ladies alongside me. They're like the sisters I never had. I love them and will miss hanging with them. I will also miss Gina and I's little date night rendezvous as well. Never a dull moment when we are together. Love you guys!
And then of course my familia. I think being mature makes you appreciate these people a lot more. Despite all the hell that I've raised in this house throughout my years of finding myself, they still accept me and deal with me. I think being away from them finally made me appreciate them, and I can proudly day that they are my family and I love them with all my heart.
There are more people that I would like to include in this here posting, but just like the Oscars, my speech time is up. But to all that I have shared memories with these past 5 months, I just want to say thank you....and we'll do it again soon!!!!!