That sucks about the lack of practice. I tried to take part in a Christmas play/chorus years and years ago. The few practices we had were cut short and the walk-through before the final rehearsal was such a disaster that almost everyone quit. It was canceled just after that.
I proposed to my wife 19 years ago today. Lucky for her she said yes. :D
Dang! I hope we don't have to cancel ours! LOL...I joked yesterday with the lead actress that around two weeks or so before the performace I planned to leave the college and take the play with me. Hahaha! Everyone is driving me nuts, that's for sure! We've also had one person actually leave because they felt I was being "tasked with too much", and because I wasn't getting paid, I didn't deserve the extra pressure. The sentiment is nice, but because I then had an unfilled role, it made my job harder. Thankfully things were moved around and we adapted to that change.
Additionally, in student congress, between myself, the treasurer, and 2 representatives (unelected people who just volunteer for their positions), we've filed for the president and secretary to be removed from office. I've always wanted to be in on a coup, and now my dream has come true! XD Neither the ol' prez or the secretary have attened the last 5 meetings (stud cons?), and within our contracts, we are allowed to petition for their resignation after 3. The girl who is the president is also my stage manager, and likewise, she is VERY lax with her position there as well. The girl who is secretary was one of the candidates that was out-voted when I was elected to my position, so there has always been a certain odd sentiment towards me from her.
And then tomorrow I actually attend the Hall of Fame lunch, and then following that, we have a double header basketball game, which I'm MC'ing the half time events for. For the past two months Student Congress has been putting together a King and Queen event, reminiscent of the events which took place on campus in the 1940's to 80's. I also get to walk some of the queen candidates in. XD I've also been asked to host the Got Talent event, which is a 3 hour local talent contest for the college. We'll have to wait and see how well I can Ryan Seacrest these events! Hahaha!
Red, that is awesome! I hope I can say the same thing someday! :p I have the undeniable track record of only falling for girls who either have boyfriends or are engaged though. XD
And I thought I over-extended myself! I was never active in any sort of student congress. I tried running in the eighth grade, but that was a disaster. We had a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. It was a general election, so you didn't run for a specific office, just for the council in general. Whoever got the most votes would be president, then vice, then secretary, then treasurer. We didn't have any speeches or debates, but relied entirely on campaign posters (so it was more of an art project than anything). There were only four of us running, and the teacher practically had to force a couple of the students to "volunteer." Since it was based on the posters and I was the most artistic, creative guy in the class, I figured me winning was a no-brainer. Since it was 8th grade, the only issues we were running on were things like homework and recess, so there weren't any ideological hangups that would prevent someone from voting for me. If I remember right, I was the only person who actually made posters. They were all done by hand and looked great. Unfortunately, I was running against the two best athletes in the class and one of the two girls in class who put out. I came in fourth place. Since the treasurer was a pointless position--we had no money and no budget, and the treasurer didn't get a vote because that meant we could end up with ties--I never showed up for any of the meetings. I lost all interest in student council after that.
The only time I ever fell for a girl who had a boyfriend, she ended up introducing me to her best friend. I instantly forgot about the first girl and ended up marrying the second. I did have an "interesting" history with another girl, though. She was an old friend and despite some interest on my part, she never showed any interest in me. Out of the blue at a party one night, she was all over me. She then stopped abruptly and ran off. Turns out her fiance had just showed up. This happened countless times over the next couple years or so. Each time she'd tell me she'd broken up with her strapping, 6'6" former marine, fireman of a fiance, and each time she'd run off when he showed up. He was insanely jealous and apparently prone to violence, but I somehow lucked out and never had his attention directed at me. I got to the point where I'd do everything I could to avoid her at parties, but she'd ambush or corner me and, even though I wasn't reciprocating, would still put me in very compromising positions. Her parents were family friends and they've despised me ever since all this took place. I found out a couple months ago that she never actually broke up with the guy (which I already kind of knew) and that her carrying on led to years of problems in their marriage (I have a hard time believing I was the only guy she carried on with, but I'm the only one they blamed). I've had at least half a dozen people suggest her to me as a friend on Facebook. They all know what went on with her (several even apparently knew about all the other issues). All I can think is that they're insane.
We did elections per position, but because 4 people ran for student trustee, and there were unfilled positions, some people had the option to apply for a different role after the elections. Additionally, our president (my "lady friend" at the time) stepped down, so the positions once again moved up. We had the option to run posters, and I did. I made one, and the cute girl on the first page of this thread made two for me. I'll have to try and find the one I made!
That's funny about the treasurer position not mattering in 8th grade! I don't know about other college's, but our student congress does a pretty good amount of stuff, and by that, I mean I do crap ton. XD I attend nearly all the college events, meaning graduations, entertainment events, board meetings, etc. I have an advisory vote on the board of trustees, which doesn't usually count unless it is a tie-breaker overall. I also sit on the nursing appeal comittee which determines if nursing students can take a class for a third time after failing it twice. One of the reps in stud con just told me today she didn't know how I kept up with all the stuff I do, because the King and Queen event alone just about took everything out of here.
Speaking of which...I ended up not MC'ing the darn thing, as I ended up filling in for a guy who couldn't be there, who actually won the freaking thing. Therefore because I acted in his place, I got the sash and award,etc. The real award was the pretty ladies I got to escort and talk to the entire time. XD Which I don't really have any good pictures of either!
I've not had any issues with these girls' boyfriends...yet. Hahaha! I absolutely can't stand girls like that though. The same would go for the families that tend to go with them. I think they have the mentality that their daughter (or whatever relation) can do no wrong, and that men are just always after her. I have definitely noticed the vast majority of women are more, how would I say this...more forward...than I ever expected. I myself am pretty forward, but I keep a certain amount of self-respect in my flirting, whereas these chicks seem to have no self-decency.
This girl's family always made me uneasy. Her dad in particular. He always seemed to have his own private joke about every situation that only he was in on and he'd look down on anyone (meaning everyone) who didn't get it. The few times he talked to me about his daughter, he always acted like he was holding back some information and he expected me to know what it was. He'd even give hints, asked me if I knew what he was getting at, then incredulously say, "Oh, really?!?" when I had no idea what he was talking about. I never have figured out what it was he was not-talking about. Oddly enough, I think he knew exactly what type of girl his daughter was, but that didn't stop him from holding it against me and anyone else she threw herself at.
As far as how girls act now, I see a bit of that with my son. There's one girl he's currently interested in. About the nicest thing we ever hear about her is that she's a tramp. In fact, just about all we ever hear about her is that she's a tramp. I've tried to explain to him that there's certain qualities you should look for in a girl, and that's not one of them. I've also told him repeatedly that if that's the most respectful thing he can say about her, there's not much hope of ever having a lasting relationship with her. To be honest, I really think I need to quit banging my head against the wall over this and start using his head instead. :D
Wow, that is really bizarre! Now I wonder what he was getting at, hahaha! I've not had any weird encounters with families yet, as the past 2 girls I went out with didn't have fathers, and their moms really liked me. Realy, I think you could seriously argue the moms liked me more than the daughters, which seems to be quite typical for me. I attract young girls, older women, and men. LOL
LMAO, that hilarious about the tramp girl. Just a few days ago I spoke to a really cute girl who seemed very nice, whom I had never met. She was working at Wendys, and I posted a throw away line on FB about how I should go to Wendy's more often. About two hours later a girl from the college messaged me, and asked if it was because of the blonde girl who worked there. I said yes, and she replied to stay away from her, because she was the biggest slut around. She went on to talk about some first hand stuff she had seen, which I won't go into detail about, lol. The next day I shared this story with a friend, and all these things were confirmed by him. XD Needless to say, I'll stay away!
I dated a girl whose dad absolutely loved me. He basically gave me free reign to come and go as I pleased, any time day or night. Not much happened (she was insane which was one of the things that kept me from doing anything I'd regret), but I'd watch TV and play cards with him before he left for work, then I'd still be there when he got home at 6:00 AM and I'd have coffee with him while he made me breakfast. This infuriated his two daughters because they viewed him as the enemy (they blamed him for their parents' divorce and their mom "switching teams"), but I always had a good time visiting with him.
That girl was an absolute freak. I wish there was a nicer way to put it. She tried to hook back up with me after she dumped me and the whole thing was utterly crazy (I wrote about her numerous times in my Tales of the Uncanny in the old forum). Her sister, two cousins and several friends really pushed for me to get back together with her. They told me all the things she was doing in the hopes of getting me to take her back and save her from herself. I considered writing it all up and submitting it to Penthouse Forum but they would have rejected it for being too unbelievable. The worst part was that I got to find out firsthand that, of her and her sister, she was the saner one.
I know several people who have even said they prefer their GF/BF's family to them. XD One girl I know said she was going to break up with her boyfriend months ago, but was going to miss his mom more than anything. (She finally did dump him though)
I know people who still got invited to their ex's family functions after the breakup. With one guy, his ex's family would invite him and not her. My mom invited my insane ex to my wedding, despite my extremely clear instructions/warnings not to. It didn't cause any problems at the wedding and she didn't show up to the reception, but for several years after when my sister-in-law would complain about and want people to feel sorry for her about how much my mom liked my brother's one ex, my wife would put in her place by mentioning that at least she wasn't invited to their wedding.
LOL! That's pretty awesome. :p I can't believe that, hahaha!
Well, the most recent news at school is that I lost $1100 worth of my FAFSA aid today. >< I got my check in the mail, and it was...lacking...to say the least. I ran back out to the college to see what happened, and long story short, after involving 3 department heads, and the secretary of the VP, it was finally decided that because one of my theater classes could only be repeated twice, and this was my third time taking it (which I had been told was for credit, as well as my scholarship), it didn't count on the FAFSA side of things, which brought me below a certain number of credit hours. This in turn dropped me $1100 below what I qualified for. :( And I can't do ANYTHING about it. :(