After hanging around with Katie for a bit I remembered that she told me that her roommate's bed was broken. An excuse, I suppose, though that might not make it okay. =)
The bulk of both legs of the road trip were spent discussing my status as a high school urban legend and how I have changed / adapted in wake of that. Ryan's a real straight-up, off-the-cuff guy, and it was refreshing to be able to talk to him for so long. He said that he noticed none of the traits I was known / rumored for, such as being loud, obnoxious, or overbearing, and his friends were happy to meet me. Awesome.
The girl who blew me off often entered our discussions, as Ryan's had his history with her, too. It was funny when Ryan told me in a Subway, "You know, you're more like S-- than you realize." Later he explained to me that I had selected the table furthest away from the hot girls. I did notice them when we came into the restauraunt, but when it came to sit down I simply selected the nearest table. I'm kind of oblivious like that. Ryan said, jokingly, that he wanted to throttle me, and I told him that since I rarely had any design in table selection, I would let him select our seats from now on. "You better!" he laughed.
I got a chance to meet William. Unfortunately =) he is every bit as kind and benign as I thought. Tanya's parents have it in for him, for no reason of substance, but as I've said, Tanya's mother sees the world through coal-coloured glasses, to turn a phrase. Right now I'm, in his words, his "only ally." Oh, the irony. But he and Tanya are trying to set me up with someone, which means they care about me at least as much as I care about them. William and I spent two hours talking in the wheelchair van parked in front of his house Saturday night. The way Jon and Tanya's parents treat William is appalling when compared with the respect they show me. We talked a lot about the shit that's going down. I have a unique perspective on this whole situation now, because I get to see everyone's viewpoint, and everyone involved (even Tanya's mother) treats me as a confidant. So, if I wanted to, I could say the wrong things a few times and totally nuke everything. But like I said, William's been so nice to me that I want to stick up for him, and that I will do.
It's time to go. Peace out. I've got class (yes, on Easter Monday...), then I am meeting William for coffee later this afternoon. He's a really, really nice guy. I know why Tanya likes him.