December 28, 2003
Did you ever have one of those days where nothing went the way you planned?
I was supposed to meet Randall this afternoon at the mall, but Buffy decided to tag along so we could do some sisterly bonding over the after-Christmas sales.
Then, Willow decided she wanted to come, too. Next, Xander got into the act and before long everyone had talked Giles into going with us.
I didn't have a chance to get away from everyone long enough to call and warn Randall that the entire Scooby clan was going to be with me. When we got to the mall, I was going to slip away for a minute so I could meet him at the Food Court like we planned. But when I mentioned "food" Xander decided he was hungry, and then Willow said she could use something to eat, and I think you can see where this is headed. Pretty soon there was a Scooby procession headed down the mall.
I spotted Randall just about the same time he saw Buffy and Giles. Diary, I wish you could have seen his face. If I didn't know better I would swear he was scared to death. It was really funny. I think it's sweet that he's worried about Giles finding about before Percy and the COW's can give him the good news themselves.
Anyway, I finally did get a minute to myself - after I told Buffy I really was old enough to go pee alone. Since I only had a little time I had to give Randall a quick report (and I still can't believe he sneaked into the Women's bathroom) about what had been going on. But he seemed happy and took notes about everything that I told him.
And you know what else? He gave me a Christmas present! It's the sweetest
silver cuff type bracelet that has these great looking etchings all the way around it. When he first put it on my wrist I
thought it was this freaky glowy color for a second and I felt a little
dizzy. But then, with the crappy lighting in that bathroom everything's a freaky color. Liz has the great complexion and she looks like she's been dead for three months. (And I really do know what that looks like!)