Day 16 AND 17: Year 27

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Day 16 and 17: Love is realizing how much people care about making your day. I am beyond blessed at the amount of support, prayers, birthday wishes, and most of all love that you all have shown me. It really makes a girl feel like she is glowing!

Yeah I know I am full of sappy appreciation and gratitude however you all are simply the best! Never ever forget that! ♥

From my sister planning dinner, staying up WAY past her bed time to make me a relished iced cake, and surprising me with friends who are near and dear for my birthday….in addition to the pouring of Book of Face messages, chocolate covered strawberries, money, and Starbucks!  It just makes a girl feel like she is on fire!  I needed this encouragement.

It is for that reason alone, I am simply amazed.  Year 27 started off to an amazing start.  Just simply so blessed with the people God put into my world!  This is the fuel to which keeps me going…Thank you all!!!

❤ That CatMan girl….

Something Borrowed, Something New

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http://www.somethingoldsomethingnew.co.uk/

So I might be the most ignorant woman alive in knowing things revolving around  Weddings.  I only mention this because of a Book of Face posting that I had a few days ago.  I wanted to just sink when I found out kind of what it was referencing.  I have provided the link to which I found this.  I kept wondering why the heck people were talking about referencing weddings…well there you go dum dum!

You might be asking, why now did I realize this?  Or how did I realize it?  Well that is a simple response.  I heard it on a commercial this afternoon…for a lingerie shop!!!  That’s when I just about died.  Good job CatMan…good job!

wah wah wah…..

Leavin’ on a jet plane…..don’t know when I’ll get back again….no but seriously!

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A tad bit of irony this time with my Book of Face status.  We all remember the song by John Denver  “Leavin’ on Jet Plane”….WELL (as Jack Benny would say…) I placed this status up: “I’m leaving on a jet plane…don’t know when I’ll be back again…” as I was heading out to Aspen…and now I am stranded IN Aspen!  (Get it?  In COLORADO…John DENVER!  STRANDED)  OH no?!?!  NEWS FLASH!  Justin Bieber’s voice is changing!  Dang puberty!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kffacxfA7G4.  YES, I got BIEBER FEVER!  WHOOO!

Today we decided to get some late dinner.  We are waiting on pizza now.  At happy hour this evening we overheard a story as told by our table neighbors.  You see coming back from where our campus is set up going into town is a round-a-bout.  They were talking about these kids who were chanting “round-a-bout…whhhaaaaaattt!”  Long story short…they went around the round-a-bout like 5 times chanting and screaming!  Amazing…simply amazing.

Day one stranded in Aspen.  Success.  🙂

 

http://www.nationnews.com/articles/view/snowed-in1/

Yes this is a real thing for most Americans right now....making it very hard to get home....

 

 

NOW I was able to get out of Aspen that next morning.  HOWEVER, not home quite yet.  I am currently Day 2 stranded in Denver.  When I arrived in Denver I got an email alert saying my itinerary had changed.  This usually means a cancellation.  And that assumption was correct.  I got a hotel, wandered aimlessly around the airport to get my stuff situated.  I ran into a customer of ours (mind you in DENVER and she lives 4 hours away and in the same state that I reside in and I never see her!), got to play with a little tike, talk to a woman about rest and relaxation therapy, and finally got to my hotel.

At the hotel, I got everything set up and went down to eat.  It was pretty funny.  I met a gentleman who was originally  from Michigan.  It was a great lunch.  There are other like-minded people out there and its refreshing when you find them.  I also met a gentleman named Eddy Money, a group of people from a company that uses a lot of labels, and a guy from my hometown!  It was an awesome time.  So this morning I moved into a different room and I am trying to get my flight stuff addressed.

Out of anyone to be traveling alone, I think I may be the best at it.  I make friends everywhere.  Not a problem.  I actually had fun talking to people.  It makes the world so much smaller.  I can’t be upset at anyone because we cannot control the weather.  I am not going to get irritated with anyone and I am just going to figure it out.  You also figure out a lot about yourself when you are forced to explore.  Life is good.

 

I can ALWAYS make friends! 🙂

 

 

So here I sit telling you about my mini vacation.  It has been refreshingly wonderful.  I love it.  I have been so blessed.  I must tell you that I am ready to be home.  God apparently needed me here though.  So for now, I sign off and continue this adventure!

Happy Snow Day!

The CatMan

So this I do declare!

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So I don’t know what exactly what it is about guys in my life lately.  Maybe it’s that I am incredibly happy now and they see it and want to be apart of it, or maybe they are idiots…or maybe they just realize what a balla’ I was….SO this I do declare…frankly it’s strangely unbecoming.

Here is a memo for the men: (me getting up on my soap box and clearing my throat!)

I get a message on the Book of Face from a man who frankly just made me irritated.  Lets just call him Jock for time being.  I sent a response back stating I could send him an email regarding the event if he wished.  Then he calls me 2 days later.  I didn’t pick up.  Although his voicemail he left was pretty entertaining!  I will let you read (since I cannot give you it in audio).

Mind you I made a few interjections:  “Hey CatMan.  It’s Jock…I know it’s been a while. (and I look like a total d-bag)  I was wanting to call you regarding the Special Olympics opportunity (just because I know you are so involved and you are the easiest person I can access at this point in time…)  Right now, I’m on my way to Bloomington for the weekend (in a whiny voice: I’m driving and I need someone to talk to…wahhh!). Just thought you know we could “catch-up” (sarcasm–because I actually care how you are doing) You left some ice cream at my apartment (and I had to eat it before it went bad!  Sorry!) and yeah just was thinking of you (whether you changed your mind about the initial question of “giving it up”…)…so call me back at your convenience please.  Thanks.”

“hey girl…I’m Jock ;)”

Let me preface this situation a bit.  I met him as a volunteer for Special Olympics, we have a good mutual friend in contact, and we went out on 1 date!  He is 300 to my 100.  After that date, there was some physical chemistry but, nothing more than that honestly.  He would never give me the time of day.  We hung out a handful of times past that point and we had a mutual love of ice cream.  Love at first scream!  (I scream! You scream! We all scream for ICE CREAM!)  Riiiggghhht.  Well essentially one of the nights we hung out literally the last night and he asks me “So when are you going to give it up to me?”  I proceeded to give him a puzzled look and said “UH NEVER!” and left.  What the heck is that??  PS still haven’t returned his phone call!  Doesn’t it not suck when no one gives you the time of day?  TEAR….

Next, I went out on a date a few months back.  Let’s for time being call this one Motorcycle Jac.  One date and some chit-chat here and there.  That was about it.  No second date.  hmm…OK.  Then out of the blue I get a random text “Hey hottie how’s it going? :)”  um…who the heck is this?…”Motorcycle Jac!”…..uh…”Hey, I got to go…”.  Needless to say if you can’t realize that’s not how to court a woman, then you are NEVER going to get it!

Sorry…too late!

An on again off again friend, shot me a text on my day of birth.  It was very nice but, at 9am on a Sunday morning?  This was atypical of Doubting T.  But, it was cheerful, wonderful and nice voluntarily hearing from him.  Does he actually care?  OR is he toying with my emotions?  That I may never know but I will take it for what it’s worth.  We were close friends until a few things got caught up in the way.  Just like it always does in life.

Then, Monday night I get a call from an old friend whom was just desperate for a talk!  He called me, then I called him.  Literally, he says I just broke up with my girlfriend of 3 years and I am kind of down.  Were going to refer to him as “Desperate”.  No play on words really…I am in need of a cheerful friend to lift me up (AKA BOOOTTTYYY CAAALLLL).  I was busy so we had a nice conversation via phone and that was done.  Desperate was done!

hmmmmph…….really?

BOYS!  What the heck is your deal?  Quit being a Jock, Motorcycle Jac, Doubting T, or a Desperate and smell the roses!  If you have a really great girl sitting in front of you then TELL HER.  If you aren’t interested, then HONESTLY make your intention’s known, don’t just assume.  We all know what happens when you assume….(‘you make an ass out of you and me’ for all those who didn’t know!)  Keep us posted of your feelings.  There is no harm or foul in making it known early on!  How ’bout a little respect?  Women aren’t stupid.  No one is going to think of you any less of a man unless you start exhibiting signs of the males described in this post.  GOT IT?  I sure hope so!  🙂

Thanks!  Other than that life is good!  😉

Sincerely THE CatMan