Wednesday, February 07, 2007

this doesn't bode well

I've met my match.

We have a new houseguest who will be living with us for the next several months; he's a student from Harding University who interned at Fortress last summer. He came back for the spring semester to work with Fortress again (on his own dime) while he figures out which path to take next. His name is Zach, and last summer, every teenage girl who came in contact with him swooned and sighed and said, "Oooh. He's hotttt." He lives down the hall from Dani now, who spends every waking minute talking to her boyfriend Brian on her cell phone. She's not phased at all by the presense of Zach, thank goodness. :)

Unfortunately for me, I'm in trouble.
See, Zach is a night owl.
I am a night owl, constantly trying to break my bad habit of staying up way too late.
Last night around midnight-thirty, Zach and I started brainstorming a project he's working on at Fortress. Before we knew it, it was 2:30. Then we realized that we have some mutual friends and acquaintences in Uganda. So we got online and started surfing. We started talking about other African countries, and googling and Mapquesting. Traveled over to Jerusalem to say hello to my internet friend Carrie, then went all over Greece, revisiting cities Zach had seen on his trip there a few years back. Discovered that a blog I read, written by a guy who interned at Fortress a couple of years ago and is now teaching English in China, is one of Zach's best friends.

THEN we noticed that it was 3 a.m.
Darren, just so ya know... I tried to spend those wee hours slaving away in my studio, making money, meeting deadlines. It's Zach's fault, and he will be grounded if he pulls that stunt again.

Yep. I've met my match!


Karen K said...

I would like to see a picture of this HOTT intern guy (kid) and find out if you are safe staying up till the wee hours of the night.. traveling with him.....

Stacy said...

Karen Karen Karen!
To teenybopper eyes, I'm sure he's all that. But to my weary old late 30s eyes, he's just another intern. :)

Karen K said...

hahahaha I just was curious.. not that my old early 30s eyes can see that well anyway... but i know that Darren is the love of your lifetime! but if Dani doesn't think he is hot and she thought my ex was then he realllllllly must not be... jk i am sure he is just adorable!

Tonya said...

At least you don't have to worry about Dani just being down the hall...LOL. After being a mom all day == HOT or not, just don't have the energy for a hot intern.

Hey, if you're gonna stay up late then you better be watching the next season of 24...I just rewatched season 1 & season 2 after your posts and they are still good. I am rewatching season 3 next week.