September 14, 2005

Surprise, Dude!!!

So, I had my consultation this morning and everything went great. Surgery is at 8am on Friday. Wish me luck. I'll post more info later.

After my near four-hour doctor's appointment, Dad and I drove out to Springfield to surprise Dude. We showed up at his place of employment...Cheezies Pizza. Yes, that's right. Here is a picture of him helping the EXTREMELY drunk man who staggered in right before us. This guy was a trip. I thought he was going to pass out after he ordered his two pizzas, he had exerted so much effort to get the words out smoothly.
Isn't he so handsome in his little smiley face t-shirt!? How adorable!
Then we went to check out Dude's apartment...

A couple things really blew my mind about Dude, though. First of all, he took out the trash. I know, I know, I was shocked too! It was amazing! Then....yes, it gets better....he actually got out some sort of liquid cleaning agent and a papertowel or two and started cleaning the table and sink. I don't know - it could have been an act to show us how responsible he is, but his roommates didn't say something like, "Dude, what are you doing? You never do that." So, I'm assuming it might be a normal occurrance. Yes, folks, he's grown up!












Now - the most amazing thing is...he's taken up guitar lessons. I'm even more amazed at that. He played a little for us tonight and I'm so proud of him. He seems to really like it and it sounds good. The kid has a great voice too, so maybe he'll put the two together and start loving it. He needs something for which to be passionate! (that doesn't sound right, but I hated ending the sentence in a preposition!)We took Dude and his roommate Chris out to Lambert's Cafe - Home of the Throwed Rolls. If you've never been there, you must, anytime you're in Sikeston or Springfield. Yummy!

1 comment:

Rachel B. said...

Good God, Dude is grown up! I feel really, really old now. Granted my little sis is grown with a child...so I've been feeling old for a while!