Sunday, September 27, 2009

Things that make the day brighter

Some days I know as soon as my alarm goes off that it will be a bad or even blah day. Some days seem average, but hold sweet surprises and fun times just around the corner.

It's amazing how even just little things can pull me out of a funk. Today I was bored. So after lunch, I decided to go to Bellevue Square to run some errands and get out of the apartment. I had just gotten out of Victoria's Secret with my free panty (love those coupons!) and was oblivious to my surroundings as I was trying to text with a dying phone. Out of my peripheral vision I noticed that some guy was walking directly into my path, so I scooted to the side, eyes still glued to my phone. He then bumped into me, saying "EXCUSE ME!" This, of course, is incredibly rude, so I looked up, stunned. Ta day! It was my friend Kirk, who had managed to peel his eyes away from his phone to see me coming his way. So he escorted me on an errand in the mall, then we got white chocolate blueberry mochas at Tully's. I have to say, encounters like this are such a nice twist in what would have been an otherwise mundane day.

Something else that brightened my day today? That free panty, definitely. lol

Other things that have brightened days past:
  • Baristas at Cafe Ladro and Starbucks who have figured out my "usual"
  • Random texts and cards from my best friend telling me how much she appreciates our friendship
  • Buying my plane ticket, Shuttle Express ride, and placing the Sheraton reservation so that I can be the maid-of-honor in my best friend's wedding in Hawaii
  • Christina confirming that she will be in Washington for Christmas
  • Making Halloween plans with Stacy

It's amazing how many things, big or small, can change your entire attitude for the day.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Single on the Eastside

Some days Facebook really depresses me. Why is it that every other time I sign on I am greeted by images of engagement rings, wedding gowns, and silly couple pictures. As a 23-, almost 24-year-old, I am quite aware that I am reaching "that" age. The age where everyone around me seems to be coupling up or already coupled.

And then there's me. Okay, I'm not completely alone in my loneliness...I do know other singles. However, my rant would certainly not be as effective if I gave way to consolation at this point.

...back to me. Working 45 hours a week and always having a desire to get a good night's rest is not ideal for meeting a guy. Frankly, I am really not in that many situations anymore where I have opportunity to meet new people. I really don't know how I would make time for more activities that would enable me to meet The One.

So for now it seems that I am destined for 45 hour work weeks sprinkled with occasional girl-time sleepovers, karaoke nights, and dancing at my favorite clubs (which happens once every blue moon).

Sigh. Such is my life.