I just want to say that this year has had its fill of experiences, which I guess is true of any year, it just seems like this year has been the best year overall I've ever had. And I wouldn't say that if I didn't feel it true. I've been blessed with good friends, good adventures, amazing experiences, some VERY cool music, and a job that keeps me going to work everyday looking forward to seeing my coworkers and customers. I was appointed to an assistant manager position in September, and the first few times being the "big dog" at work was pretty stressful, but now, we've got pretty good depth in most positions and I don't have hardly any problems with employees, other than the occasional use of cell-phones which is against the store rules, but doing the tasks and chores as a manager and delegating authority to my workers to get things done feels good when I leave the store feeling like we did a good job.
In other news, right now, my sister's fiance, Paul Thomas, is here with us in AR, and he's more like a brother than a future brother-in-law. He's a great guy, and I'm happy for my sister to be with him. Not someone 'like' him, but HIM. He's just that cool, I guess. :P
I hope everyone is doing well, and I'll try to update a little more often, okay? :)
man. I just want to thank everyone who has prayed for me, even just once while I was sick. I recuperated (sp?) quite quickly, I think, and I'm back to my normal self, and anyone who has been around me for any considerable amout of time could testify to that. My energy came back pretty much completely after just a week and a half after I was released from the hospital, and the pain was gone completely after only a few days. But I'm much better now, and back to my usual goofy, unusually energetic self. I have to say though, it was some of the worst pain I've had (over that length of time) in my life. It just never let up, and I had the fever for two weeks at least, but God has blessed me with good health again, and I thank him for it. Every day we're alive is such a blessing. Infinite amount of ways to die, and yet, even as you read this, you are alive. it's so amazing to me.
My girlfriend, Melissa Pelaez, whom most of you know, is the most amazing 4'10 3/4" Cuban in Tampa, Florida. I'm sure of it. Okay, so, basically, she's the most amazing girl to ever allow me a place in her life, which is nothing compared to a relationship. She's basically my other half. I would say normally that 'something' just clicks for us, but I now, with her help have learned to see that it is GOD that lets us click. Without him, I would not know her. Without him, I wouldn't exist, she wouldn't exist, you wouldn't exist, and he has blessed me so much with a woman like her, and though she doesn't like to be called a woman, she is. She is a beautiful, understanding and caring Christian. Guys, my life, and I know no one is perfect, but for me to be a PK, my life has been shaped enough by so many mistakes and sins that I'm in eternal awe of God's grace. I've thought about what kind of woman I would marry since I started realizing that girls were pretty, and I've read so many things concerning relationships, and dating, and girls, and how to treat girls, and I've asked and discussed with so many people about all those things, and finally, I've prayed to God to bring me all those things that I found I wanted and needed, and after I guess 8 years of being so interested and worried and thoughtful about it, God has found away to bring Melissa into my life, and not just that, but to blind her to all my faults, and let her be my girlfriend. She's 4 years older than me. She's a potential couple months away from having a BACHELOR'S degree in PHYSICS. She's has an understanding heart and a beautiful mind. I have a feeling when God created her, he probably said something like,
"I wonder how beautiful I can make someone?" And with his infinite power, BAMMM! the earth was allowed to be walked on by The Prettiness.
I, Daniel Emory Prince on the other hand, am 18, with a stocker-boy job at a small town grocery store, a couple months from being done with only my first YEAR of college, and according to very reliable sources (i.e. Wikipedia, Snopes, AskJeeves, About.com, Encyclopedia Britanica, not to mention every single website found by Google) not very pulchritudinous. Basically, she coulda found somebody much cooler than me to allow to be her boyfriend, but she very unprecedentedly chose ME.
I can't even put enough 'u's in 'Dude' to portray to what degree of awesomeness this is representative of. It's like........having no taxes, free food, free health care, mega-super-duper-WHOPPER high speed Internet for free, having an IMAX in your living room, a private jet, and 3 million cheeseburgers. Plus a rootbeer float with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
Oh, and that would just be how awesome it is to SAY HER NAME.
I'm really not crazy about her at all though. It just seems that way.
And ummm.....a shout out to all the peope I saw in Jonesboro, Arkanasas at the concert.
Florida in the winter is awesome.
Florida College is awesome.
My sister's bf is awesome.
The people I met at Florida College are awesome.
ChrisSarah Benson, two Roberts, my somewhat distant cousins, Wayne, Jim Statham, Michael, Chris, Hannah Brown, Julia-Ann Metzger, and a buncha other people I can't think of right off the top of my head.
My girlfriend is SO awesome. I would elaborate, but I don't want you guys to know how awesome she is, or she won't have as much time for me! hahahaahaha! jk! I GUESS yall have permission to know how cool she is, just don't let her know how awesome she is, or she'll get conceited.
I love you Melissa!
I totaled a car, lost my wallet, and realized I still have to pay for a truck. ouch.
but in other news, I got me some stuff for Christmas, and Melissa will be here in...........like.....less than 48 hours Lord-willing.
I'm sorry I'm not more active on here.
Or at least maybe...a month or so.
Welll....I have realized that I communicate with people MUCH better on Myspace or Facebook, so if anyone would like to, they could add me.
Anyways...I am now into the swing of things at college, not saying that things are necessarily easy now, but easiER.
"What a tangled web we weave" is the quote that sums my life up nicely right now. haha.
I really don't know what else to say, but I hope everyone is doing fine and............if you'd like, add me on myspace or Facebook.