Tuesday, September 20, 2011
First impressions of a future husband
Spring semester in my freshman year in high school. I had made the freshman girls Softball team and we were out on our softball field. Our practice field was a pile of dirt with patches of grass and a home plate.
One day, not any special day. Just a random day really, we are playing a game to help our throwing aim from the outfield. I played left field so I was on the dirt near the Boys weight room. So coach is suppose to hit out to us, we catch it, and throw home. On home plate sat a big bucket we were suppose to hit. I know, sounds silly, but it was one of my favorite games. Coach hit a fast ground ball out to me, but I missed it. I turned around and went chasing after it, as it rolled towards the Boys weight room. Some of the boys from the football team were coming out. I thought, surely one of them would help me out and grab the ball for me. One of the Samoan boys grabbed the ball. I'd seen him before around school before but I didn't like his crowd though. The guys he hung out with were self proclaimed "cooler than you" crowd. A spoiled preacher's kid was commander of the mindless drones. But I didn't really know this tall guy yet, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt.
I raised my glove to signal him to throw me the ball. But he didn't. He acted as if he was going to, but faked a throw, and smiled as if he was amusing. Of course that just irritated me, and I tilted my head and gave him a blank stare to show that, "no he wasn't funny". He finally just threw me the ball, and I made up my mind to add him to the list of idiot desciples. I looked back to see where he was, but he was already walking into the lockeroom.
Just a chance little meeting, and we never really meet again for another two years. But who would have guessed I could meet my future husband in front of a high school Boys weight room, on a patchy, dusty softball field.
Posted by iheartjamee at 11:28 PM
Friday, September 16, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Lani Wendt Young a Polynesian author. I was attracted to it because she described her book as Samoa's version of Twilight. I thought I've got to see this. I read some excerpts, the sample given by Amazon, and I was hooked! So I bought it on Amazon and thus began the blurriest couple of days with my kids. I've got five kids, and I don't get much time to read. But when I wasn't changing diapers, doing dishes or being a taxi, I was reading Telesa. And while I was changing diapers, washing dishes or driving around I was thinking of Telesa. I finally finished the book... And I loved it! I consider myself a huge Twilight Saga fan, but this book is different. I used to live in Washington State so I could relate to all the different places in the Twilight books. I haven't been to Samoa since 1987 and I could just picture Samoa like it was yesterday through the character Leila. And I am Samoan so I relate to Telesa like I have never been able to relate to any other book I have ever read. It is my new favorite book! And before that it was Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, so that is saying heaps about Lani Wendt Young. (I have a thing for strong female characters) So if anyone out there in this Blogger universe ever reads this, you have got to check out Telesa: The Covenant Keeper. Can't wait for the second book in March 2012!