Circus & Nic

After classes on Tuesday, which lasts forever we met this guy Nic from California who seemed interested to hang out with us, and after Ginette rode his bike home, and we were talking about how we were going to a theater presentation thing, he joined us. I think he might have even been fishing for an invitation, and then took the invitation as an invitation to a date, because when he showed up he was dressed to the nines and looked to kill. No matter, we all had fun, and the next day I had off so I went to the mall and did some other stuff. This Nic character seems to be popping up all the time, because we were walking back from the bookstore and he called my mobile asking if I wanted to go to the mall, which was eerie becasue I was going there anyways. So Beckie and I met up with him and we went over to the mall, and once again he was dressed like he had something to prove for some reason.

No matter, Beckie was being indecicive and annoying so I ditched her after she felt guilty, and I went to H&M with Nic to buy socks, only socks, and he insists they are from H&M. I didn’t ask, and then he went to buy his Speedo for swimming reasons (or something along those lines), and again I didn’t ask. He’s a bit odd, but he’s super nice and cool to have around. Then on top of that, he asks if I wanna go dancing to the Salamander that night, and I said sure cause I was bored senseless and I didn’t have any homework at all. So I called Ginette and she reluctantly agreeded, but I told her that I wasn’t going if she wasn’t because I didn’t want to get ditched, which I knew I would be.

So we were supposed to meet Nic outside our residence at 22.00 but Ginette was making plans to go to Greece, and I was being a loser and showering getting ready for going out, and as soon as I walk out of the shower Nic sends me an SMS telling me he’s downstairs waiting for me. I literally yell out ‘MERDE’ and run into my room to get dressed and ready. So I prepared myself, but I realized my jeans were having a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ and for some reason I really wanted to look half decent, so I somehow managed to get it into control and then I ran downstairs to meet him. Ginette calls me and tells me she will be 45 mins, so I tell that to Nic and he rides around on Buddy Eli’s longboard for the next while and I tell him that I’ll ‘brb’ and run back upstairs to reapply all clothing and get it sorted. All in all, jeans are too big and too long and I need to shrink them. Apparently size 28 isn’t small enough, which in my opinion is sick, but oh welll. In any case, pins, belt, and a little bit of tape kept the outfit together for the evening and frankly I looked hot. Nice jeans, a nice new black shirt I bought, and I was totally hot. Anyways, I run back downstairs and feel sooo guilty for keeping him, but he seemed amused with his stuff, and then Ginette comes out and we get lost going to the disco.

We find it, and there is a 4€ cover, and we get in and start dancing and things, but then for the next 1.5hrs they are doing some inititation for med students so they are being boring and asking them all questions about being single and such, so we chill for awhile then magically music plays at like 00.15 and we take our new friends (ones of Nic from USA) and go dance to some Shakira and then some weird Indian music, then some good classic disco tunes and it gets freaking hot. Luckily it was all pretty young people, so it wasn’t too trashy or creepy, and eventually at about 02.00 we decide to go and we couldn’t find Nic casue he was being a social butterfly so we ‘fait la bise’ à Buddy Eli and left finally getting some fresh air. We walk home, and I SMS Nic to tell him what’s gone down, and that I’ll call him tomorrow or something and we can do something.

Nic’s friends are nice, and some of them are actually in my class, but one of them is really sketchy. This guy Louis, I don’t like him cause he gives me négavibes, so I would rather not see him anymore, but I have a feeling that he likes to hang around Nic a lot so I’m fucked, metaphorically. Apart from that I slept like a baby, and when I woke up I found that my pimples had all gone away and that my face was clear for the first time in nearly a month, thank god. Classes, errands, and nothing of vast importance happend in the day. We decided not to go out since we were going to Switzerland this weekend (maybe) and then Nic tries to convince me to come out to dinner but I already ate, and then when I tell him that he should come for a run with me, he decides to go swimming instead. So I go for my run at about 22.00 tonight, and then on the way out the door who do I run into, but Nic himself. As he yells my name as I run away not seeing him, I felt guilty about not going back and saying hi, but he looked to be busy with a group of friends, and we all know that I don’t like interrupting people, and I hate awkward moments! I ran and ran and ran, like I had something to prove, and by the end I was in pain because I ran so hard, but I figure that it’s good and that I am ripping up Strasbourg under my feet, so it’s OK! Now I’m waiting for Ginette to come home to give me laundry detergent so I can finally do laundry!

I need clothes, badly! And clothes that fit damnit! The search contines. Also going to the bank tomorrow, and maybe we see Jeremy 😉 and get our bank cards, but really I just need to cash some travelers cheques that I need cash for. Note to self; Ginette owes me 20€!

2 comments

  1. I really envy your days there! Full of interesting moments, nice people! If you’ll be really keen on running again, don’t stop before Budapest, so you can tell me everything about this Nic guy! Among others, of course. 😉

    1. Don’t envy, it’s a pain in the ass and really horribly confusing. I will keep running, but not until the blisters on my feet heal from walking to and from Germany this morning.. BLAH

      Well, maybe I will go to the Luxembourg Orchestra Tonight, but I can’t manage to find the prices of tickets.

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