It’s here! The recap of my Saturday with High School Crush that you’ve all been waiting for! If you kept up with the live twitter updates you already know a little bit of what happened, and if you didn’t and still want a spoiler – check da twitter! I’m only slightly embarrassed that I was having what may be known as the best night of my twenties and I was tweeting about it as it was happening. It’s fine.
Now that it’s over and we actually hung out and I don’t have to worry about jinxing it, I can tell you the whole story of how our plans came to be.
So, my friend Polly just moved back to our hometown from the coast so I had asked her if she wanted to join me in going to a festival on Saturday in our state’s capital, about 45 minutes away from our hometown, but a 3 hour drive for me. She accepted and because Polly is also friends with Betty, I felt inclined to invite Betty along as well. Betty had originally said she would go, then a few days later changed her mind because she had her daughter and the weather wasn’t going to be that nice. At this point she invited Polly and I over to have a sleepover with her and her daughter after the festival. Knowing Polly and I would be drinking heavily at the festival and also knowing Betty puts her kid in bed at 7 o’clock and there was no way we’d make it to her house to have a sleepover before that time I told her I’d check with Polly and get back to her. Polly kind of laughed it off so I never really gave Betty an answer.
At this point since we would be sans Betty and her kid I decided that I would see if High School Crush would be driving in for the festival, and he said he would come back for it and we could meet up. Hooray! A few days later Betty changed her plans again and said she would come to the festival and bring her live in dbag boyfriend and kid. Really, I love Betty and her kid, the boyfriend I could take or leave, but the festival atmosphere wasn’t really kid friendly and Betty said she had plans earlier that day and would make it back to her house around 4. I knew already this would be trouble. The festival was about a 20 minute drive from Betty’s, parking would be a problem, so by the time we got down there and started enjoying it, it would easily be 5 o’clock, then we’d have to leave at 6 to put her kid to bed. No thanks. So I left it with Betty as just a, “Yeah just let us know when you get home and we can meet up.” Not only would we have to wait around all day on Betty, but that would also mean HSC would have to hang out with her kid, which is weird for a dateish thing. I’ll elaborate more on this later in the week, because it was like drama city with Betty all day/night on Saturday.
The day of the big event rolled around and Polly came to pick me up around 3:30. I had already talked to High School Crush and he was at the festival with his friends ready to meet up. Polly and I got there, saw a few things we wanted to see then headed to the bar to meet up with HSC.
Seriously guys, I was so nervous. Like I could’ve crapped out my stomach it was in so many knots. At this point, I really didn’t know what us hanging out meant. I still wasn’t even sure if liked me in the way I like him, if he was just being polite and meeting up because we were both there, I didn’t even know if he told his friends that we had been talking. When we approached the booth he was sitting in, he was with 5 other guys. One of them saw me and said, “There’s Gizzy.” And the rest of the guys all shifted themselves around so that there was an open seat next to HSC. I took that as though he had told them.
To make a long story short, we drank, we ate, we flirted, we drank some more, we held hands, we rode a mechanical bull, we flirted some more, we took pictures, and then it was time to leave. Polly and I had one last attraction we wanted to see before we left the festival and his friends were ready to catch a cab back to their neighborhood. I invited HSC to come with us to see what we wanted to see and he said ok, even though none of his friends wanted to come. So he, Polly, and I all took off and we held hands the whole way there. I know, it’s really childish that I’m excited about a little hand holding but it gave me butterflies, so I’m happy about it.
After we saw the last thing I told him we’d walk him to where he needed to meet up with his friends to make sure he found them, and then we’d call for our ride. As we were standing there, we noticed Polly talking to a group of cops (something she does on the reg) and HSC said he wasn’t going to make us walk any further, his friends were a block away so he’d be ok going on his own from there. We gave each other a hug and he said we needed to make sure we hung out more, I agreed and then he leaned in and kissed me. THAT’S RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE KISSED!!!!!
After a hot and heavy make out sesh in the middle of the street (so classy) he said we really needed to make sure we hung out more often and said that it sucked we lived far away from each other. Then he started coming up with plans as to how we can see each other, “We can take the mega bus back and forth. Or meet halfway.” Then I chimed in, “Or we can drive. It’s only 5 hours, it’s not that far.” “Yeah!” He said, “We can do this.”