First - Everything about Paheeba Day was incredible! Thank you, you amazing, delightful, lovely ladies of Pajiba! Thanks for all of your planning and writing and editing and Photoshopping and general awesomeness. I feel privileged to be among your members.
Second - I was a giant, whiny baby on Monday. GIANT. So giant, in fact, that I actually *cried* in front of my boss. My boss and I are also friends, so this isn't as tragic as it could have been, but still - come ON, we mock people who cry at work! In the past couple of months, 7 of my friends have entered into relationships (some with each other, which is just about the cutest thing EVER) and I'm definitely happy for them. However, my stupid girl-self also spent some time in the Bitter Barn feeling sorry for myself and lamenting my lack of a love life. On Monday morning, my boss greeted me and said, "Hey, you look sad; what's up?" and then you know how when someone's nice to you it just makes you cry like a girl? Yeah, so that happened. At the end of my little Pity Party, she said, "I know you know this. I KNOW you know this, but Lainey, no one's just gonna' just show up & knock on your door. You have to get out there and make yourself available to meet people. It's not just going to happen by sitting in your jammie pants and watching teevee."
So, Angel-ica sends me a text Monday afternoon, "Hey, would you be interested in going out with a 28-year-old guy"? WhutWhut?
I wrote her back and we played text tag for a few minutes until I got irritated as crap with that (GOD, I hate extended texting, unless it's of the dirty, sessy variety) and called her. Her husband, M, works with a guy who said to him, "I'd just like to meet a nice, funny, cute, kinda' nerdy girl who's independent, kind of a homebody, has some meat on her bones and a brain in her head." and M exclaimed, "I KNOW THAT GIRL!" I told Angie that I'm not a nerd though and then she laughed and laughed...
Angie said that her husband was SO excited that he'd actually already emailed my picture to the boy and they were planning our first meeting/date. I *jokingly* asked if he would mind if I showed up in my jammiepants and Angie shrieked, "Ohmygod, yes! Yes, let's do that!" So now, the 4 of us are going to get together at the boy's house, in our jammies, and watch movies, eat Mexican take-out, and play with the Wii. I think it sounds like a lot of fun and even if it's not a love connection, it'll be good to have some interaction with a guy who isn't my dad or the janitor at my office.
Third - Speaking of sitting on my ass and doing nothing - evidently that pays off at work, too! I got a promotion (well, technically I got a better title & more vacation time) and a raise today. Cool, right? I'm sure this will come back to bite me in the ass as it can really only mean that more work is coming and they're trying to butter me up to do it. Whatevs. Not like I was doing anything anyway.
Fourth - I started Weight Watchers again a couple of weeks ago. I've lost 5 pounds and while I'm aware that it isn't much, at least the scale is going down instead of up for the first time in a really long time. I'm freaking STARVING every afternoon around 4:30, so I need to find a way to deal with that, but otherwise, I'm doing pretty well and it's kind of fun to treat my daily points allotment as a scavenger hunt. Now I just need to get off my lazy ass and throw some exercise into the mix. Baby steps, baby steps...
Fifth - I tagged this with "waking up with things in your mouth" because it makes me laugh.
Sixth - I have to go to an Employment Law Review all afternoon on Friday, BUT, I get to go with my boss to Red Robin for lunch and I have been saving my extra Weight Watchers points this week so I can have a burger, fries and freckled lemonade. I'm way more excited about this than I should be.
Seventh - After this Friday, I will not be required to wear pants on Fridays until next January! Yeah, bitchez! Between Thanksgiving and New Years, I will have every Friday off work. Suh-fricken-weet!
Eighth - I don't have an eighth.
Ninth - My pajama date means I get to go shopping for new jammie pants - YAY for new jammie pants that actually serve a purpose for once!
Tenth - What do you squirrellybutts have going on this week?