so since I got some new friends and it's the new year, and let's be honest - it's been forever and a day since I posted an actual entry let alone updated any "about me" type of information - I thought it would probably be a good idea to do a basic intro to who I am and what my life is about now. cause chances are, even if you've been my friend for a while you barely know what's going on with me. actually, about 75% of my friends in real life know anything about what's been going on with me. I've been so busy and so much has been going on, but I need to start making time for myself and my friends just for my own peace of mind. this journal is high up on my priority list now because I genuinely like writing, it makes me feel better and I like having detailed memories to look back on.
anyway, with all that said - let me introduce myself :)
my name's Josie, I'm 22 and I'm currently in my last semester (hopefully!) of college. I grew up in Long Island, NY then went away to Cali for college for 2 years before transferring back to NY. (I also studied abroad in Dublin for a semester, that's why my credits are all over the place and it's taking me a little longer than expected to finish)
now I live in the city with my cousin Nikki and in addition to going to school full-time, I also intern at a PR company. which I actually do love but I cut back a bit this upcoming semester. I'm only working 2 days and have classes 3 days but 2 of those days interlap (they're night classes) so I'll have 4 day weekends every week :) (I'm off Mondays and Fridays) definitelyyyy gonna make the most of that. I was running on pretty much no sleep and no social life this past semester, haha.
my family is pretty modern-ish I guess? my parents have been split up a long long time. my dad lives with his knocked up girlfriend in LA, my younger brother Derek has lived with them for a couple of years now. my mom recently moved to Montreal with her new husband. hopefully she won't get knocked up...haha, kidding. I also have 2 older siblings who are here in NY. my sister Tasha moved into our old house in Long Island with her husband and her 2 kids and my brother Keegan lives with them for now in the basement apartment. I get along well with my brothers and sister but we don't see each other a lot. my relationship with my mother has improved 100000x since she moved out of the country, haha. I miss her to death but it's for the best. she's way too opinionated and controlling but I have to admit she has calmed down A LOT since meeting Jack (her husband). and I'll admit, I'm a Daddy's girl :) I haven't seen him in a while though. his girlfriend and I...clash.
I have a boyfriend. it's pretty new still. I met him in October so we're going on 3 months now. his name's Reda, he's 27 and came to the states from Lebanon a few years ago, he's currently working on getting his PhD in engineering at Columbia. he's pretty impressive, I like him :) I did go through kind of a big breakup over the summer so I'm a little scared still, but I'm trying.
oh, I started this little 2010 survey thing that I wanted to tack on to the end of this post, but it's in a draft e-mail which I can't currently get to right now cuz gmail is being a little bee-yotch. but I can just add that whenever I get to it.
so yea, that's me :) if you have any questions, just ask. if you want to add me, please don't be shy!
I honestly don't know how I made it through work today. I'm sure I was thoroughly skeeving everyone out with my hacking and nose-blowing. should have known Patron, hookah and 4 hours of sleep wouldn't be good for my cold :P definitely staying in to recuperate tonight. all I want right now is a hot bath (stopped by Lush on the way home to pick up a Twilight bath bomb), a face mask, some green tea w/honey & lemon and an episode or two of Friday Night Lights!
today is my bffl Tracey's bday and she went away for the weekend so we had to make it work. we went to a hookah lounge in alphabet city and pretty much shut the place down. I'm surprised so many people turned out on a Thursday; lately my friends have been acting like 50-year-olds and were complaining about the rain all day yesterday but they actually pulled through. (and yes I'm aware that my plans for tonight make me sound like a 50-year-old too but this is not the norm for me) even my brother came, and he was nice enough to give the Long Island peeps a ride so that's probably why. gd I wish him and Tracey would get together, that would make my life! my friend Omar from school came out with his girlfriend, and apparently he has a compulsive shot-buying problem, lol. he spent over $200 on drinks for everyone and then insisted on driving me and my cousin home. we don't live that far away and the rain had stopped by then! he's a good guy.
school has been kicking my ass - I have two huge midterm papers due next week. but let's think about happier things :)
I've been on a few dates over the past couple of months, but still happily single :) I think this is the longest I've been single for years, and so far still feels good. the occasional date and flirty texting is fun, but I honestly have no desire to take it past that "honeymoon" phase with anyone. guess that means I just haven't met the right guy yet. I actually do have a huge crush on someone - but of course it's complicated. it's my old co-worker Adam, who incidentally had a thing for me when we were working together but...we were working together. and I had a boyfriend at the time anyway.
then a few weeks ago out of nowhere I had this grand epiphany that I liked him too, so I invited him out with us one night. he came, we flirted, all my friends were like "omg he's soooo into you, it's so cute, he's definitely gonna try to make a move on you tonight!" until he got a phone call and announced his girlfriend was going to stop by. I actually had to excuse myself to go to the bathroom where I could laugh my ass off in private. so I was like, whatever! she came, she's a sweet girl, it was a fun night and I was just going to leave it at that. but ever since then he's wanted to hang out almost every weekend. last week he text me asking if I wanted to meet up for happy hour. I thought he meant meet up with him AND Laura so I invited my friend Steven, but it was just Adam and when Steven went to the bathroom he asked me if I thought it was messed up that he hadn't told Laura about the hangout. he said he likes to be able to "focus on his friends" and feels like she distracts him or secludes him when she's around or whatever. I was just like, "I think it's totally normal to want to hang out with your friends on your own, but you shouldn't be scared to tell her that. it's worse if you lie about it and she finds out later on." and anytime after we hang out, the next day or sometimes even an hour or two later he'll text me to tell me what a "blast he had with me" and how funny I am or whatever. so I don't know what all is going on there, but I definitely try to respect the boundaries, don't flirt with him, never get touchy-feely, don't really initiate the hanging out...but he is a really cool guy and I do enjoy the friendship.
and Vadym has been texting me off the hook lately, trying to meet up and then cursing me out and calling me a heartless bitch when I refuse. how lovely, lol.
anyway, enough about silly boys. it's bath time!