Monday, March 09, 2009

I should hang a banner.

"Mission Accomplished."

I am, at long last, the owner of a pair of purple sunglasses. They're not exactly what I had in mind, but they're cute, they're purple, and they were only $12.99 at Target! The cashier asked if I wanted to wear them out, but I wasn't really listening and thought she was just asking if I wanted to put them in my purse instead of a bag, so I said "yes." When she offered to cut the tag off for me, I realized what she was saying and my immediate (unspoken) reaction was: "Are you crazy? Purple sunglasses with THIS outfit?" I may have a teeny bit of a problem. Heh.

Yesterday was a good day all around--I also redeemed a free burrito at Qdoba, hung a few of my "chicken plates" on the wall above the stove, finished reading the book I started the night before, watched the Amazing Race, and sat around the house in shorts and a t-shirt because it was just that warm. Yay.

I plucked another book off my "borrowed" stack to start on, and took great delight in noticing that the colors of the cover coordinated EXACTLY with the bookmark I've been using. (Copper and teal.) Every time I pick up the book and pull the bookmark out, I am momentarily content. If you don't understand that, well...then you must not be OCDish with a thing about color-coordinating, is all I can say.

Saturday was mostly a "lay around the house in my pajamas" day. (Weekly housecleaning aside, of course. And the laundry went out on the line to dry. Yay, spring! Sorry to keep rubbing that in, all you folks still in the snow.)

Friday night was spent in the company of Mr. Short Term. We actually had a very lovely "date." We went down to the Riverparks and took a long walk, hand-in-hand. Yes, it was 9:00 p.m., but we didn't even need jackets, 'cause it was just that nice. (Sorry.) Then we stopped at the grocery store for veggies, pita bread and hummus, and went back to his place and nibbled and drank beer and cuddled on the couch. I've decided the deal with Mr. Short Term is that he wears blinders much of the time. When he's working, he's WORKING, and I'm not sure he even remembers I exist. When I pop into his field of vision again, then he thinks, "Oh, HER. I like HER." And he's all sweet and affectionate and all about ME...until he goes back to work and forgets I exist again. Heh. Well, it beats the alternative, right? Someone who thinks about me all the time, but treats me like crap in person?

So, doesn't that sound like a nice weekend? Too bad the whole thing was blown to hell when I had to drag myself out of bed this morning, an hour earlier than my body was expecting, and in the DARK. Gah. Double gah.

Speed-dating tonight, folks! I'll try to have some interesting tales for you tomorrow.


Stinkypaw said...

Besides you rubbing it in a little much in this post, glad you're enjoying some nice weather...

I think I suffer from the same OCDish thing with color-coordination - I do that with my earrings and watches...

Read like a good weekend, and enjoy Mr. ST's attention when you do have it.

Good luck tonight, not that you need it, but you know?!

flurrious said...

I'm jealous of your nice weather. We've had snow the last two days, which makes it either the fourth or fifth time it's snowed this winter. I've lost track.

The Amazing Race is so good this year! The last few seasons have been kind of meh in terms of racers, but I like a lot of the teams this time. And I'm a little bit in love with Victor because the way he cries all the time is oddly endearing.

Sauntering Soul said...

It snowed here last weekend. Last night I actually had to turn my air conditioning on because even though I was simply laying on my couch and not doing anything, I was sweating (since people like to break into my car in my driveway, I don't feel comfortable leaving my windows open after dark). Crazy weather!

Sounds like you and Mr. Short Term had a lovely evening. Glad to hear it.

I cannot wait to hear how the speed dating goes!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Your Mr. Short Term sounds a lot like Chris. Except for the short term part, anyway. (At least, I hope.)

Stefanie said...

I think I'm dating that same guy. Or rather, I WAS. Apparently I was out of sight too long, and he's forgotten that he likes me. Boo.

And I cannot believe I just typed that in your blog when I still refuse at this point to tell the story on my blog. Oh well. :-(

More important, I'm pretty sure you could pull of purple sunglasses with any outfit. :-)

Anonymous said...

Still jealous of the purple sunglasses. I am sure there are purple sunglasses at my Target but a) I am blind as a bat without my real glasses and b) I am broke.

I could whine about the snow here but it's not that bad. Of course, not that bad for me is about 30 degrees where other people are saying "What the hell are you doing outside without a coat, young lady?"

I like Mr. ST. Part of me hopes that he turns into another Chris.

3carnations said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend.

Ready for the speed dating recap. :-)

Mary Q Contrarie said...

Spring keeps teasing us as well. The daffodils and the robins are real signs that it is just around the proverbial corner. I have found that it is worth the money savings to air dry my laundry year round. A good clothes drying rack that I can move into different rooms of my house has made it possible.