Such a Great Holiday!

January 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm (life) (, , , , , , )

The new year is starting out with a bang for a lot of people, including myself. For me it is mostly because I had such a great holiday week.

In November, my dad called me to say that as mine and my mom’s Christmas present he was paying for my plane ticket back home for the holidays. Tickets were not cheap and I just couldn’t pay for it myself so I was very excited. We decided to keep it a surprise from the rest of the family. Which we did manage to do but my dad did tell my uncle the week before I got there, it must have been during happy hour.

The night before I left JS and I celebrated the holidays. It was a low-key night of staying in with Chinese food, gifts and watching movies. It was also the second time we have hung out since October when he told me we should just be friends. It was a good night.

I flew out on Christmas Eve and headed for the Midwest. My parents and my 9-year-old nephew came to the airport to pick me up. My nephew was surprised as he also didn’t know I was coming. We made our way to my older brother’s house for our family celebration. When we got there my younger brother was so excited to see me he was crying. Everyone was so shocked and excited to see me there especially since I threw them off the track the day before saying I would Skype with them again this year. The day was filled with kids, great food and my amazing family.

Christmas Day my parents and I headed to the bar to watch the Packer game. While we were there, I met someone who I saw again on New Years Eve (more about that later). New Years Eve my brothers and I went out with my parents, no little kids allowed. It was a great night and my parents were so happy to have their children together and go out with them.

More about the guy I met while back home in the next post…

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

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Things are looking up

November 5, 2010 at 9:03 am (dating, life) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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I know it’s been over a month since my last post. No I didn’t stop writing for good or disappear. Okay maybe I did disappear for a little bit, I was just trying to work some things going on in my life. And well there wasn’t much excitement going on. I could bore you with the details but let’s just say I realized that California is where I need to be and that I can make it through anything life throws my way.

That nice guy I talked about in my last post, well..he emailed me to tell me he was getting back with his ex. And now I am glad he did.

About a month ago, I posted an ad on Craigslist. I sometimes do that when I am bored, just to see what happens. I actually met JB that way and we have been friends for three years. So it isn’t all scary. Now as a girl you get lots of responses and 90% of them are bad. You get the guys who email one line, the ones that want to meet you that night at 11pm, the ones that send you pictures of their penis (guys that is not a turn on), and then you get the nice ones.

The nice ones are few and far between and some times hard to spot but occassionally they show up. I started emailing back and forth with a couple of them. One of them though seemed nice, started flaking when we made plans. Yes he was out. And one I went on a date with but he seemed so nervous and it just wasn’t fun. I later found out I was the second person he has met since his separation from his wife. (It was very obvious.) Then I met one who is very nice, cute, from the East Coast, in his early 40’s and did I mention cute. We almost didn’t go out though. See when I post an ad I never put my picture on there and well this guy eventually asked for mine. I thought I had sent it to him but the day of the date he emailed to cancel since I hadn’t sent him a picture. I at first was upset but quickly sent him an email apologizing as I was caught up with client projects and thought I had sent it. And yes I attached my picture to that email. He got back to me apologizing and wanted to still go out.

We met at a local dive bar and when I walked in, I thought, “He is even cuter in person”. He smiled when he saw me and I did the same back. We spent the night talking and eventually he walked me to my car. He asked when we could do this again and made plans for that Friday. WOW I was so not used to this, a first date and right away making plans for a second. And he didn’t just say lets do something Friday, he actually planned the date. Since that night we had 5 dates in the two weeks before I headed back to the Midwest for a lil R & R. After I got back we have seen each other twice and been talking a lot. Every time I see him, I just smile and well he does the same. And much to the surprise of my friends and well myself we have not had sex yet. I know so not like me but I want to take this slow and he has been very respectful of that.  I won’t lie we have done other things, many other things, but we are taking our time getting to know each other, and I really like it.

I know if I would have met this guy earlier this year I might not have been ready for him, I was still working through a few things. I am very happy I didn’t dismiss him after that email and decided to pursue it. He is very much a gentleman and have I mentioned cute.

Things are looking up for me: new boy, part time job and working out a lot.

Oh and if you live in LA and want to see me do an insane obstacle course of even join me in doing the Gladiator Rock ‘n Run to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. This is a cause that is near to me as I have a seizure disorder. It should be a fun day. Even if you don’t want to participate come out to cheer me on or laugh at me. Either is fine. Trust me I won’t mind.

It is December 4th in Irvine and there is still time to sign up.

http://www.gladiatorrocknrun.com/
This was the song playing the first night I went to the new boy’s place.

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Great Friends and Great Memories

May 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm (dating, life) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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My trips back to the Midwest are always eventful and I guess that is why I look forward to them. It gives me time to relax and recharge. I also get to hang out with family and friends. And when I am with the friends, it is always exciting. This trip was no different.

After I said bye to M for the summer, it was time for me to head to the airport. Once I got there I headed to the Sports Bar by my gate. I have always passed by it but never stopped, mostly because I fly so late it was never open. This time I stopped and the bartender there was very friendly and could make a good drink, so naturally I had two. Then once I got on the plane, I had a couple more. Of course I didn’t sleep as much as I had planned but I had a great time talking with new friends I had met. Once I got back I was able to go with my mom and brother to pick my nephew up from school. He was very excited to see me.

Since the crush was still gone and I just left we were emailing and texting each other. It was nice to have someone miss me and to be honest I missed him too.

The next few days were filled with wedding things (a good friend of mine was getting married and I was her personal attendant which was an honor.) The whole wedding weekend was amazing as I was able to catch up with old friend and meet new friends. And since my friends and I really know how to party, it was fun and exhausting, due to lack of sleep and well alcohol consumption. (See below for my drink count of my trip. I only drink that way when I am back home.) The rest of my trip was filled with hanging with the family. Oh and I saw twelve deer in a two mile radius not far from my parents house. Yes they moved to the backwoods where that is not an unusual site.

Then completely joking, I asked the crush to pick me up from the airport. I knew we were both excited to see each other so I thought why not. He then told me to send him my flight info. I still didn’t believe he was going to pick me up but that morning he texted me, “Excited to see you.” It threw me just like the “I miss you” message he sent me a week earlier. Don’t get me wrong, I loved hearing it, it was just he had never said anything like that before. It was very nice.

After a very long and scary plane ride, the turbulence was so bad there were people screaming, I was finally able to see the crush after not seeing him in almost 2 months. He still looked good. He dropped me off at home and we set up a time for the next night to go out. And it was a great night.

Since then there have been a couple of other things that have happened that are making me think more and more that something more is going to happen. I will keep you posted.

This video mostly because my friends and I danced to it at the wedding and I love this song so much.

Drink Count for trip

Tuesday- 2 Margaritas, 1 shot of Tequila (With M), 4 Bacardi and Diet (At the airport and on the plane)
Wednesday – None
Thursday- 2 $3 Margaritas (With the Bride to Be)
Friday- 1 Bad Martini, a few Vodka Cranberry, a couple of shots and 1 Beer (with the Bride to Be and the Bridal Party)
Saturday (The Wedding) – Multiple Vodka Cranberries, and lots of shots
Sunday – None unless you count the fact I was drinking after Midnight
Monday – 3 Vodka Cranberry, 1 Bacardi and Diet (Hanging with Dad)
Tuesday – 1 Patron Pomegrante Margarita (Out to Dinner with the fam before the lil brother and I went to see Iron Man 2)
Wednesday – 2 Tall Bacardi and Diet (With friends before heading to the airport)
Thursday – 3 Bacardi and Orange I think (night out with the crush and he was getting the drinks for me)

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Snow in California?

December 19, 2008 at 6:27 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

Northern California is used to snow flurries in the Winter but Southern California is not. Us Southern Cali people can barely drive through rain. It rained in Los Angeles on Wednesday and everyone was driving as slow as they could for fear of an accident. In parts of Southern California, about 20 minutes from where I live they saw snow and freeways were closed. Many people were stranded most of the night because of street closures. If I was back in Wisconsin and snow had covered the streets I would have just had to drive slower through it to make it where I need to go and the plows would be out trying to make my drive safer.

Yes I do miss the snow in winter, especially around the holidays but the Midwest can keep their snow. I am a Cali girl now and I want to swim in my pool this Christmas like I did two years ago 😦

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