|Everything happens for a reason...
||[Aug. 24th, 2004|11:50 pm]
I left for school today and walked to my car, only to find it wouldn't start. Turns out my dumb ass forgot to turn my lights off the day before after I drove home in a rainstorm. So, I ran to the front of my complex to catch the 75 bus, not knowing when it would come, when it would connect with the 5, and when the 5 would get me to campus. |
Lucky for me, I got to campus with 10 minutes to spare, and the ride wasn't that bad. I was still a little upset about the whole car thing though. It was hot out, I was wearing jeans and the general stress of the event got my body heat rising, so I felt all uncomfortable through both classes today, plus an hour or so break in between when I couldn't really find anywhere to go, so for the most part, was stuck outside in the blazing sun.
A few good things happened. When I got off of the bus, I ran into my friend Michelle and we chatted for a few. In between classes I met up with Maria from ACT, and we talked for a few about our schedules and campaign strategies. I then got out of my second class and went to fetch the bus home. I sit down and within a block, there's another stop. I watch as this beautiful blonde, blue-eyed girl with light freckles, wearing a tight white t-shirt and jean skirt, walks onto the bus with a blazing smile. Not feeling too well, I looked at her and then turned to the window, thinking nothing of her arrival, until I happen to turn again to her and see her approaching me. She asked to sit next to me. She asked. That never happens. It's always a coincidence. And then I always have to start the conversation, but no, she actually starts it, commenting on how she barely caught the bus, and in her words "great timing." This led into a conversation that lasted all the way to 36th St., where her stop was. Her name is Becca, she's a senior, Biology and Spanish major, and went to high school in Coral Springs. We talked about various things...typical icebreaker conversation...including my episode with my car earlier in the day and the reason I was on the bus. The thing I noticed the most about her was how engaging she was in conversation. Everytime I looked at her, her eyes were looking directly at me. Nothing took her eyes off of me. I almost felt bad if I took my eyes off of her, which I did periodically (its just the way I talk, I always talk like I'm talking to a group). It was just very intense. It wasn't even flirting, it was just very intense conversation. Very enjoyable. Then I noticed her stop was coming. She said she was sure that she'd see me again, and I said I wasn't sure since I doubted I'd be on the bus again, so I asked her if we could exchange numbers, and we did. Aside from the fact that she was amazingly beautiful, she was seriously a sweet person, and if anything, she brought a huge smile to my face and made me feel really good on a day that just wasn't going well. I plan to give her a call in a day or two and ask her for coffee.
I'm not implying this is a fateful meeting of someone I'm star-crossed with. I may never even see her again. But regardless, something good came out of something bad, and just the experience of meeting her made everything that preceded it worth it. In the end, I came home, got my car jumped and everything is fine. Hopefully I'll get to see her again. If not, she still made my day.