The Pocket | Andy Grammer
This week is going to be hell for me. Three AP exams so conveniently lined up in a row, one after another, and then the UC English thing. Kill me now.
Um, you know, I don’t really know how long we’ve been going out. Haha, because we started talking and stuff way back in September 2011, became official in March 2012, broke up sometime in February this year, starting talking again in March, got back officially in April. Like LOL, it’s all really complicated, so I’ll just say we’ve been together for a while, around a year and a half or so. Haha, you pick, I don’t care.
And I don’t know, maybe it’s just a ‘long’ distance thing. I really like it because though we don’t get to see each other everyday, when we do hang out in person, we always make the most of every minute we have together. And even though we’re waaaay past the “honeymoon stage” or “comfortable phase”, every time I see him, I still manage to get butterflies. Doesn’t feel like we’ve been together for that long though honestly because there are those who have been together for much longer than we have but yeah.
And thanks! I’ll be sure to tell Zach! :D
Because we are happy! :D And thank you so much!
Some of my favorite pictures from last night. To sum it up in a few sentences, San Leandro Senior Ball was a blast. I had an amazing time with an amazing date, surrounded by amazing people. This is the third time for the both of us going together and it just keeps getting better and better. Well-spent night with Zachary Chen. I’m ready for you, Cal High!
Fix You (Acoustic Cover) | Boyce Avenue ft. Tyler Ward
April 26th, 2013
It was Friday and we planned on going shopping after school at Stoneridge Mall in order to get his matching tie and stuff with my dress. The night before he told me that he wanted to go hiking because he wanted to show me this perfect view on top of the mountain. I was so up for it. He had knee surgery back in December due to an injury and after months, he’s fully recovered. He thought it’d be perfect to go hiking since he was free to do whatever with his legs. My dad rushed me to the bart station after school to get to Dublin/Pleasanton so that he could hurry and go fishing, ahaha, which was fine by me because that meant I got to see Zach a little earlier than I expected.
Once at the mall, Zach was running a little late, as usual, so I walked around the mall for a while and bought some fries from McDonald’s because I was starving, LOL. And this guy finally comes, arriving ‘fashionably late’ as always. We went around the mall, from store to store to find his matching gear. After we were finished, it was about 6 o’clock and we then drove to this nearby place. I can’t even remember what the location or park was called but Zach likes to call it the “Top of the World” …because he’s lame like that.
Once there, we started following this trail into the woods and it was a lot of fun. I love going on little simple adventures like these, and I love it even more to be able to spend it with him. I didn’t really know where we were going, so Zach just kinda led the way. We got deeper into the forest and the paths were so steep and scary. I felt like at any moment I could have slipped somewhere but he held my hand the entire way. It was extremely exhausting too because it got so hot and my calves started to burn from walking up hills. Sometimes when I got too tired, Zach would go on ahead and urge me to hurry up.
Later we got out of the woods and into this little meadow opening, full of grass everywhere. We went off course, off the usual trail and cut straight into the grass uphill. I raced him up to the top and when I got there, I found a small tent. And at first, I didn’t even notice the balloons clinging onto it. My immediate thought when I saw the tent was, “What the heck, who camps all the way up here?” I felt bad because I thought we were intruding into someone else’s campground and so I assumed we were going to keep moving forward without bothering them.
As I got closer, I was like, “Wait a second, that tent is blue. Zach, that looks like your tent!”… And then it all just clicked. It took me a while, but it finally clicked. He was asking me to his school’s Senior Ball. I can’t even remember what I was thinking the whole time because I was so surprised, I did not see it coming. I just assumed we were already going so I had no idea he was going to ask me. For anyone that knows me, yeah. I burst into tears.
It was perfect. It was …everything I loved compiled into one, he knew me so well. The sun was starting to set and the view of the meadow and the mountains was so amazing, so romantic. It literally was breathtaking. He used the exact same tiny blue tent from when we went camping together for the first time back in July 2012. As soon as I opened the tent, I found a white paper lantern, which I adore so much. I have lanterns hanging everywhere around my room. Attached to it was a note saying “Lights will guide you to ball…” which is one of my favorite songs of all time, our song. “Fix You”, the cover by Boyce Avenue. A few months ago, I learned to play this song on the guitar and though it took me forever, I finally nailed it. The best part about this entire thing was that we were alone. It wasn’t one of those traditional “posters and roses in public” type of asking. It was just the two of us, just how I liked it. God, how romantic is that?
I couldn’t stop from crying because I was so happy. (Trying pretty hard to fight back the tears now as I’m writing this) My heart was racing the entire time. We sat inside the tent, and he smiled at me, wiping away the tears from my face. I probably looked so stupid, crying and smiling at the same time, argh. We just looked at each other, we didn’t even have to say anything. For a while, we cuddled inside and he tangled his fingers in my hair. I can’t imagine how it gets any better than that.
Apparently, while we were at the mall, Zach had his friends, Dennis, Matt, Jeff, and Kyle, come up to the spot to set up the entire thing. And he also told me that while we were driving to the place, we also passed by their car but I guess I didn’t notice. His friends are the best, seriously. And everything was, for lack of a better word, perfect. It really, really was.
Thanks, Zachary. This was the most thoughtful meaningful, thing anyone has ever done for me. I cannot ask for a better person, best friend, boyfriend, to spend Senior Ball with. I rarely ever say this to you, but I love you. A lot.
From a scale of 1-10, my happiness level is at like, a 12. I AM HAPPY. I AM HAPPY. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY.