Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Lindsey Curtis: Blind Blog #1

I'm going to feel stupid if nobody else ever does this, but it looks like fun.  I guess it's kind of new - the guy at the place down the street says they just started getting these packets to hand out with the keys to the Trading Post Inn last week - but I figure that if I'm going to use the coupon for a free hot dog, I might as well use the included Blogger/Google user ID to post something, even if the admonition not to actually read the posts until we've checked out is weird.  Well, unless something else happens, in which case, "you'll know".  If this is some sort of Stephen King story setting and I'm going to get stalked, you'll tell me, right?

Anyway, it says to tell everyone a bit about myself.  So here goes - I'm Lindsey Curtis, 25, and I'm a bit behind where I should be in life, but that's okay, because my college years were challenging.  I had to bail on the second semester of freshman year after contracting mononucleosis, and then I had to push my junior year back to take care of my dad, because he could be a cranky guy and despite that, I wanted to be there at the end rather than on the other side of the country.  It means I just picked up the last credit I needed for my degree during the summer term, and I'm just starting to apply to law schools now.

And, I guess, it wouldn't be wrong to say that it explains Harmon.

Lagging behind the rest of your age group isn't quite the big deal in college as it would be in high school, or it shouldn't be, but it frustrated me, and the reasons why seemed to set me apart.  "Kissing disease" is kind of a turn-off, and when someone asks why you're still in college, "dying father" just makes everything too serious.  Harmon was the one person who didn't freak out when I mentioned it at a campus thing, because he'd just gone through it a couple years ago, although he couldn't imagine having to do so when he was so young.  Which is a roundabout way of saying that Harmon is in his mid-fifties and everybody I know thinks me being with him is about wanting another father figure in my life.

I get that, but I think if that were the case, it wouldn't have lasted as long as it has, and we certainly wouldn't be vacationing together right now.  It was weird at first, but I'm hardly the first woman to for a relationship with an older man.  We have good times, and the travel has been fantastic - he knows our knows about a spot everywhere we go, and this is no exception - he hadn't heard of this Inn before, but we had the most delicious dinner in Portland last night.

There's not much to say about the stay yet - we're both planning to do a lot of reading on the beach and eating out, just relaxing before he starts another semester teaching Economics and I start studying for the LSAT.  Should be fun!

-Lindsey

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