this morning i woke up and got ready for work. gary called me and told me to wear a dress so i could go with him to carlyn stringer's funeral. that's when i asked him if i could get off at 3:00 so i could take darric to the airport. he said yeah. so anyways, i finished getting ready and then i left. i had to stop and get $5 of gas. then i headed to work. when i got on bonanza i was right behind camie and then i pretty much followed her to work. when we were getting ready to get off the freeway there was a highway patrolman so everyone was going the speed limit. and i had to get all the way over. then i got pulled over. right there on the freeway. i felt pretty stupid. he was a pretty cute cop. (not as cute as my darric though) he said that he was just going to give me a warning that i was following too closely and that i moved from the inside lane to the outside lane too fast or something, i don't know. then he asked me if i wanted a warning or a ticket. the warning, duh. like i would really be stupid enough to say ticket. i was stupid enough to pull right in front of a cop but i wasn't going to tell him to give me a ticket.
after that i went the rest of the way to work. then when i got to work there were no parking spots so i had to park in the red until somebody finally moved. we had mcdonalds for lunch at 1:00 and then gary and joyce left at about 1:30 to go to the funeral, i didn't go because it wouldn't be done by 3:00. so me and camie were both just there and we didn't have to let anybody in because it was closed until gary got back.
at about 2:30 i called to see if darric was home and he already was. so at about 2:45 i left, camie didn't mind. i had changed out of my skirt into jodie's green cordoroy overalls and striped shirt. then i went to darric's house. he was washing his clothes and he had to wait for them. we watched some sally jesse raphael. it was about husbands who cheated on their wives. i gave darric this little book i made for him last night. i guess he liked it, he took it in to show his mom. she read it and started to cry a little bit. she had asked if i would be able to take darric to the airport all by myself because she was going out to dinner with dan. i guess i could manage it. darric was supposed to leave at about 4:00 but his clothes weren't dried. by 4:15 they still weren't dry but he had to get going. so his mom folded up all of his damp clothes as tight as she could so they wouldn't be so wrinkled. then darric changed into a pair of damp jeans (those ones were pretty dry). then we left. it was about 4:30. i drove my car. we went down cheyenne and then got on the freeway and went out to the airport exit. then we followed that and went to the long term parking garage. we weren't really positive that's where we wanted to be but it worked.
darric was getting kinda nervous because it was getting closer to 5:30 when he was supposed to be leaving on the plane. we waited in one line for a little bit then he decided he didn't want to wait there so we went inside and he got in some other line and then he saw on the departure sign it said his flight was boarding. so then we jumped out of that line and went upstairs and then went to the gate where he was supposed to be going. i now know how people with short legs feel while their walking with me and crystal. i could hardly keep up with darric. i knew he was in a hurry so i tried to keep up as best as i could. he was scared he was going to miss his flight. i was scared i wouldn't be able to find my way back out. i tried not to say anything to him about it though because i knew he had enough on his mind. and stuff that was much more important. we rode the little tram thing over to the c gates and then he got his ticket and we walked over to where he was supposed to go in at and gave me a kiss and told me he would call thursday night (i guess). i asked him if he was going now and he said yeah. and then he was gone. and i missed him already. i just didn't have the time. i'm glad i had looked at some of the signs when we were walking in because they helped me find my way out of the confusing place.
while i was walking out to the garage some black guy that worked there said "hey girl" i just smiled at him and kept walking. i had made it out to the car and didn't get lost once. then i had to go out of the spiral thing and pay a buck for parking. then i got on russell and was so glad to see i was not on the airport property anymore. but i was sad darric was left back there. i went all the way down russell and stopped at michaels to see if they had this netting stuff. but they didn't. so i headed back to my side of town and i stopped at target and bought me some long-lasting mascara, (hopefully it won't get all over my eyelids) (it costs $6 it shouldn't) shampoo and conditioner it's the finesse kind, and some hairspray and lotion then i paid for it and came home. then later i went over to jen's for a bit to look at her craft magazine. then i came home. darric's mom called me at about 9:00 to see if darric got there ok. i said yeah. he still hadn't called her so she said she would call me if he called her and i had to call her if he called me.