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Introducing Harvey

Now I know I told you my daughters bio-dad is not the beginning of my story.  Somehow though, I’m back there, strange that. So I was obsessed with this man. There’s no other word. For my entire youth, he had my soul. He was my first love. He didn’t deserve to be, but I imagine that’s neither here nor there.

When my best friends and sisters read this page, they’re likely just to close the damn blog. That is how much I went on and on about Harvey. Seriously, obsessed is an understatement. Sometimes I pick on Cristina, because of her David, but I was probably worse. Or I would have been had we had the technology then that we now do. Hell, I’m so not in love with him anymore, and I still check every now and then to see if he’d gotten a facebook page yet. I even used to call his voicemail, just to hear his voice, wondering what, if anything I’d say if he ever picked up.

I’d have had a different life with him, that’s for sure. Anyway, I feel a little like I’m betraying the actual love of my life telling you this story… but I want to just be transparent, and honest with myself in the very least..

I met Harvey when I was a kid. Probably 8 or 10 or so. He was somehow connected with my then babysitter. I don’t think they actually dated, I’d be willing to bet that they’d had sex. She went to visit him, and I was with her one day.  I thought he was pretty cute, odd that I was that young crushing on boys, but I was.

She flirted with him, kissed him, you’ll find that I also had a similar crush on my husband, and a similar encounter with this babysitter and he, only they WERE dating at the time.

Anyway, I saw him, and I thought he was cute, I was little-girl-crushing, and then, I didn’t see him again for a long time, not until i was in the 7th grade actually.

The 7th grade was where I met my then best friend Tawny. We didn’t really pressure each other to do things, because for the most part we just constantly lied and said we’d already done everything and it was no big deal. So one day, Tawny asked me if I’d ever skipped school, and just like I told her I had obviously already smoked cigarettes, before choking down my first one, I told her that of course I’d skipped school, duh.

Then she asked if I wanted to skip school with her. Now that was HUGE. I wasn’t sure about that… until she told me that she was meeting up with these boys, Harvey and Robert. You know what, to this day I don’t know how Harvey met Tawny, or why he was tryna mess with her anyway, he was actually pretty racist, and Tawny is mixed. Anyway, once she said his name, I was in. I also let her know from that moment, he was mine, a fact she’d never forget, because for the next several years, he would be all I would talk about.

They were visible from our school, sitting on their bikes in the adjoining park, and that’s all I remember about that day. We went, we must have saw them, hung out. I really have no idea. But that day would change my whole life.

Come to find out, his sister Lorrinda who also would play a major role in my life also went to my school, and we quickly became friends with her. We also started skipping school pretty much daily, Lorrinda dropped out, Harvey had already dropped out, so we all just went to their house when we wanted to skip, if we could get there with Mr. Smith the security guy finding us and bringing us back to school.

Ironically, he’d search all over the neighborhood for us. He’d find us, drag us back to school, then suspend us for skipping and have our moms come get us. That’s funny shit right there isn’t it?

Lorrinda and Tawny weren’t huge fans of each others, in fact, Charles wasn’t a huge fan of Lorrinda either, you’ll hear about Charles, and my sins against him later but for now, I loved Harvey, Lorrinda and I eventually became inseparable, and most of my friends and family didn’t really care for either. I mean I didn’t love Harvey yet, but I was well on my way.

The thing is, we didn’t really do much Harvey and I, so although I had these huge strong teen feelings for him, I won’t have a ton of stories for you about him. We didn’t really .. go outside.. even.

Harvey wasn’t even my first boyfriend… he was the father of my daughter, and for a long, long … long time he held my heart, but .. before Harvey, there was Tomaka.

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Valentines Day at the Pelican Pub

The  Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City is inviting Valentine’s day couples to join them for a special romantic dinner package any night between Friday the 10th of Febrauary and Valentines day!

The pub is offering couples a three course dinner prepared specially for Valentines from the hours of 4pm until closing. The couple will also recieve valentine chocolates, a bottle of Belgian Style ale, poured table side, and a long stemmed valentines rose.

Reservations are required. Tickets are available on the Pelican Pub & Brewery’s website.

The Pelican Pub is located in Pacific City Oregon offering several Oregon Coast events RIGHT on the ocean every year. It’s amazing and gorgeous, a true romantic dinner locale.

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Enjoy a Unique Pre-Valentines Day Expierence on the Sunset Dinner Train

Visiting the Oregon Coast the weekend of Valentines day and looking for romantic ways to spend the weekend with your valentine?
All Aboard the Garibaldi Sunset Dinner Train!
This Valentines dinner excursion departs Saturaday Febrary 11th and  is just over three hours round trip.
The trip features amazing scenery as well as a four course meal.

Board the romantic Garibaldi Dinner Train this Valentines DayBring your special someone and celebrate Valentine’s Day in a unique way. Come along for a 3.25 hour excursion with views of Tillamook Bay, the Ocean, and Nehalem Bay while dining on a four course meal. The excursion is powered by a vintage F-7 diesel locomotive and travels along an impressive amount of the coastline between Garibaldi and Wheeler.
Water, Soda, and Coffee are included. Beer and Wine are available for additional purchase.
OCSR makes every effort to seat parties at a private table, but at times groups of 2 or less may be seated together. Tables are assigned when the reservation is made, starting on the ocean side of the train. The earlier you make your reservation, the better chance you have to get an ocean side table.
Gratuity is not included in the ticket price.
You may reschedule to another Sunset Dinner Train date with no penalty if you confirm with staff no later than 48 hrs prior to the excursion date. If you need to reschedule after this time, you will be charged a $20 per ticket processing fee.
Passengers should check in at the Garibaldi depot boarding platform no later than 15 min. prior to departure time. You will receive your tickets once you check in with the Car Host.
Only service animals are allowed on Dinner Trains.
Motive power is subject to change without notice.

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Renew your Vows on Valentines Day

St Valentine’s Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

Renew your wedding vows at the Oregon Coast this Valentines Day! :DLittle Log Church
W 3rd & Pontiac in

Yachats, Oregon 97498

(541) 547-3976

Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2012

An annual Celebration of Renewal and Commitment.

Sponsored by the Little Log Church Museum.

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Salishan at the Coast – Valentines Day

On the top of my wish list for 2012 is the Salishan. The Oregon Coast hotel is offering both one and two night stays for Valentines.

Couples recieve either a bottle of sparkling wine, or non-alchoholic cider delivered to their rooms, in addition to dinner for two in the dining room (Guests are given a special Valentines Menu to order from).

Guests are also treated to a breakfast in the sunroom.

Salishan Oregon Coast Valentines Day

One Night at the Salishan will run $249

Two Nights this Valentines Holiday is $100 more, at  $349

What Would Oregon Coast Cathy Do?

The Salishan is a dream come true! In fact, I’ve never been. If this were my Valentine Excursion however, I’d scrap the Valentines Day package, and go with the spa package, on Valentines. Pamper yourself, and your valentine, with two 60 minute spa treatments!

There’s some fine print on the Salishan Site:

* All packages exclude 10% occupancy tax and $11.50 Resort Service Fee which will be due upon departure. All packages are based on Traditional Rooms (double occupancy), upgrades are available to deluxe rooms at $30 per room per night.

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