Sunday, October 18, 2020
I miss cold, crisp winter days in Houston, where I was made warm by a feeling of excitement and optimism that I have yet to experience in Los Angeles. Intensely nostalgic events that spurred this feeling include (and to be updated):
Driving to Austin to see Julianna for the first time since graduation.
Taking roll as a teacher for the first Service Day field trip.
The one Day For Night festival where I left early to attend a student's quinceanera with Chloe.
Day-drinking and brunch at Escalante's with Abby, Gracie, and Abby's friend who I later slept with.
Dinner at Jimmy Changa's in Pearland with Mr. Zahrah.
Steph, Sangwon, and I at Grand Prize Bar when Steph and Sangwon started sleeping with each other.
Various nights at the Flat with Sangwon sipping on frozen mojitos and shivering in the outside patio.
Taking my first and second period class out to the quad to see the fresh-fallen snow.
Receiving holiday presents and cards from my students.
Weekend dinners at Kitchen 713 with Gracie.
Getting $15.00 haircuts at Peluqueria Zacatecas.
Watching Rockets season-openers with Sangwon.
Lunches with Bianca at Loving Hut, and our first walk together at Arthur Storey Park.
Playing Fortnite with Daniel and shooting hoops in his front yard while we were supposed to be studying.
The last Astroworld festival with Sangwon.