December 26, 2003

In Addition to the Natural Disasters

I don’t have much to say about the last week or so. After finals I flew from Baltimore to San Diego. After that, I slept for a few days. Then I went to a few holiday parties. And basically I’ve just been bumming around Orange County. Tomorrow I’m supposed to spend time with Aaron’s mom. I’m gonna help her go through some of his things and organize pictures chronologically. On Monday, we are throwing a surprise 80th birthday party for my grandfather.

Last night my brother’s girlfriend’s parents came over to meet my parents for the first time. This is kind of a big deal because my brother generally goes through girlfriends as if heterosexual dating is going out of style and he’s got to break the record before the deadline. I like his current girlfriend, though – and it looks like he might stick with her for a while. She’s a self-proclaimed Feminist (impressive for a 16 year old) and I’m pretty sure she keeps my brother in line. Tomorrow, my brother is going away with her and her family for a weeklong visit with relatives in northern California. This is a picture that my father took of the two of them last night. Pretty cute, eh?


Posted by j*2the*olie at December 26, 2003 11:17 PM

Who are all these girls? Does ANYONE else in Dana Point get to have a girlfriend?

Posted by: jason S on December 27, 2003 09:22 AM

Well, fortunately, he doesn't scar them for life or anything - so they continue to date other people after things are over with my brother.

That said, playing six degrees of separation with teenagers in Dana Point could be a dangerous game. My brother would most certainly end up near the middle of the web as the central connector.

Posted by: Jolie on December 27, 2003 09:52 AM

this one looks like a keeper. much less of a bimbo o.c. princess look to her than most of the other ones. and i mean that in the kindest of ways. =)

Posted by: erica on December 27, 2003 12:14 PM

I'm telling them you said that. Or at least the three of them that I'm dating right now.

Posted by: jason S on December 27, 2003 05:05 PM

Jolie!! you were down here in San Deezy and no word? Nuts! I've been bumming around all holiday long, and would have loved to have taken you to lunch. Let me know if yer coming back, eh?

Posted by: kati on December 27, 2003 05:39 PM

I'm gonna be in east county (Santee to be specific) all day long on the 29th (Monday). Will you be working? Send me your digits. (

Posted by: Jolie on December 28, 2003 04:49 PM

My brother also has a new girlfriend, who also is keeping my brother in line. Thankfully she is a literature major, so I can actually talk to her about interesting topics instead of just staring at her like my brother's former girlfriends. And like Jolie's parents, my parents actually drove to my brother's girlfriend's parents house in Illinois for the holiday. Crazy and weird.

Jolie- glad to read a bit about your trip to California! I cannot wait for you to get back to College park, because I have amazing stories and I miss you.

Oh, and thanks for the note on my bed :)

be well. see you in a few days.

Posted by: Paul on January 9, 2004 03:39 PM