Friday, June 29, 2007

Rollercoaster Ride

I remember the last time I went on a rollercoaster. I went with Pedro, an actor at the theatre for which I worked. He was just barely 18, I was just barely 21. I don’t know if he ever had a crush on me (some people thought he was gay, but he never told me he was), and I tried unsuccessfully to have a crush on him. We became good friends instead. He taught me to waltz and I told him he should use Nice ‘N Easy to dye his hair – it would be less harsh on his hair than whatever he was using.

Anyhoo, about a month before I moved away from Salt Lake, he and I spent a fun Saturday at Lagoon. I remember the rollercoaster was my second favorite ride (#1 was the Ferris wheel because of the view and because I didn’t get sick). The rollercoaster wasn’t too motion-sickness-inducing, so we rode it several times. My favorite part was when the car slowly crept to the top of the first peak – the anticipation of soon plummeting down the other side, beginning the ride, was thoroughly enjoyable. Sometimes the ups and downs made me a little nauseous, but I enjoyed the ride immensely. There were curves when it felt like the car was going to go flying off the tracks, and I would grab Pedro’s arm, screaming and laughing with delight. Even when I was a little sick, I was always sad when the ride ended and would want to go again, after my stomach settled a little, of course.

Lately, I’ve started another type of rollercoaster ride. I’m in serious “like” with someone (I think you know who). Yes, it’s true! Right now I’m at that anticipation stage; I know that the ride has started and it’s going to get even better. I realize that there will be ups and downs, and that at times I’ll feel a little nauseous. There will be times when I’ll be scared that things are going off the track and I’ll want someone to hold on to. There will be laughter (there already is lots of that!) and probably some tears. The track may twist and turn a lot, and I may not know where my little car is headed, so it will definitely be an adventure. Right now, I hope the ride never ends. If it does, it will break my heart.

No matter what happens, though, I’m glad that this ride, like the rollercoaster ride with Pedro, comes with someone with whom I can share all the joys, laughter, tears, heartache, and everything else. It promises to be a great ride.

12 comments:

tearese said...

who, who!!?
Sometimes I miss having crushes...I mean, don't get me wrong I'm really glad I'm married and all, and I would never want to replace that....but it was always fun to be so excited about just running in to someone, you know?

The Farmer's Wife said...

Fun, Fun! I hope it's a LONG ride! Don't forget your Utah honey....
www.thehoneyjarhome.com

The Farmer's Wife said...

Hey, j~
I need your email address again since I'm trying to communicate with you through your blog "comments". Here are some other listings for places to get the raw local honey you asked about:
http://www.organicstorelocator.com/utah.html

Framed said...

I look forward to hearing more about this. Please keep us up-to-date on all developments.

julie said...

Tearese, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say over my blog. I'll have to ask him. You haven't ever met him, but you know of him.

Farmer, thanks for the well wishes and the honey links! Can't wait to check them out.

Framed, we'll see. I'm trying to be a little private about this (only a little, obviously, since I posted about it!).

I'm just so happy that I wanted everyone to know why. :)

Booklogged said...

Wheeeeeeee!!! Life is always a roller coaster ride, but it sure is a lot funner to have someone's arm to grab when you go around those curves and to laugh with as you throw your arms up and scream when your zipping down, around and back up again.

Hope this is better than any roller coaster ride invented.

Sarah said...

I can't wait to talk to you in a few days!

Madman said...

This was a cool blog, thanks for letting us read.

And no, I don't mind if you say who.

julie said...

Tearese, I guess there's your answer! Madman (also known as Adam) is the guy I like. A lot.

tearese said...

okay, I want an email about the history behind this....

Indy said...

I loved this blog!!! It made me remember men I have liked and all the wonderful emotions that go along with it. I have a smile on my face, which may be a little silly at the moment. I am in the computer lab on campus, oh well.

I am very very happy for you!!!

James & Melissa's Family said...

Julie, I always love to read your blog. You are always so insightful and fun to read. I wish that I had more things other than my family to write about. Hey the boys will be gone until next Tues, do you want to get together maybe? Let me know.
Melissa