Saturday, February 21, 2009

Check Yes or No

(If you're reading this from Google Reader or similar - go check it out on my real blog - I've added some background music that's vital to the following story)

Here it goes

Thursday after my Probability Concepts in Civil Engineering class as I was getting up to leave, the guy sitting to my left handed me a note and said awkwardly "This is for you."

I become immediately curious, take the note and start reading.

"You probably think this is really weird but I think you're really cute..."
HOLD UP! This is the part I regret. I didn't read the rest of the note. My eyes skipped to the bottom and focused on three boxes.
Box 1: Yes let's get together sometime (or something to that effect)
Box 2: No, this is pathetic
Box 3: No for some other reason ___________

Why didn't I read the rest of the note - it was about four lines long. Hopefully it offered some information as to why he is doing this in a note and not talking to me like is the custom after third grade.

Meanwhile guy sitting next to me was standing there watching me read his heartfelt note that I was staring at with amazement.

Then he hands me a pencil. You know, to check a box.

I checked box three and wrote in the blank "MARRIED!"

I hand him the note, he looks at the response, nods, and says ok. Then he says, "Well, thanks for not putting that I'm pathetic."

Me: "...Sorry"

You probably have a lot of questions about this guy. Well, I can't answer them. I was so taken aback by the awkwardness of the situation that I didn't even get a good look at him. I can tell you however that he was normal looking, no mole, no abundance of pimples. He was also dressed normal.

So now I'm feeling pretty sorry for this guy. True, we all got a good laugh about it at work, then at home, but I can't help but feel a little embarrassed for him. Honestly? A note? With boxes?

I was sitting there before he got to class, so maybe this was all planned out ahead of time and he got lucky with there being an open seat by me. Maybe he even had the note prepared before class. Maybe he wrote the note during class (I really wasn't paying him any attention.)

So now he has to be in class with me, twice a week this year, probably more in later semesters, and will never forget that he wrote me a "check yes or no" note and will probably feel like an idiot for a good long time.

The sad part? I don't remember what he looks like and never knew his name. Maybe I'll never know who it was. Maybe I'll recognize him on Tuesday.

With any luck he'll write me another note.

Now let's hope he doesn't Google my name and find this awesome blog.

Look what I found in Minnesota!

I'm so excited! I started to get a little sad that I didn't have different flavors to choose from (I'm assuming it's just plain) but then I remembered - this is a miracle!

I also found some really tasty spicy sausage that I'm planning on making jambalaya with on Tuesday (the king cake isn't going to last that long). Does anyone have a good (easy) recipe?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I love everything about today!

I love Valentine's Day, I really get into the pink and the hearts. I love that there's a holiday about being in love. I love that the whole country can have a 'date night' on the same day.

I love everything about today.

We slept in.

Woke up and exchanged gifts. I gave Calder come cacti and a little bonsai tree decorated with things I love about him.

I had planned to get him an awesome little bonsai tree that was growing out of a lava rock. I waited to order it until this week because I didn't want it to get here early, then a I got a call from the store saying they wouldn't ship it because it's too cold here. I was SO bummed! Then I did the best I could with what I found at Home Depot.

He gave me Mamma Mia! on blu-ray and a pink water bottle (that I'm super excited about) filled with my favorite candy (sweethearts - yum!).

We ate lunch. I made my burger into a heart and drank water with heart shaped ice cubes. I get really into holidays.

We studied.

We left for our big date. We had planned to go to the Water Street Inn in Stillwater for dinner. Stillwater is a cute little town about 45 minutes away with fun antique shops. Most were closed when we got there, but we were able to get into one big store and did plenty of window shopping. We showed up to our dinner reservations an hour early (window shopping isn't very fun at 15 degrees) and were surprised to find that they had plenty of open tables (we had to get reservations for 9:15 because they were completely full). We sat down and they gave us the menu.

A special Valentine's Day menu with their special Valentine's Day 5-course meal, $50 per person menu. Yikes, not really what we had planned on!

We whispered about it for a few minutes and decided since they didn't have anything on their website to warn us that we'd be guilted into spending $40 more on dinner than planned, and they hadn't mentioned it when we made reservations, we didn't feel bad about walking out. Normally I'd leave a little money on the table, since they'd brought us water and they'd have to re-fold the napkin or whatever, but we didn't have any small bills. Oh well. If we ever go back we'll make the reservations under my name.

Given all the open tables I don't think we were the only ones who weren't thrilled by the surprise special menu.

We ended up at a pizza and ice cream joint down the street that had a sign out front for a $20 three course heart shaped pizza dinner (salad, pizza, dessert)! Talk about all dressed up and nowhere to go!

They had some delicious looking ice cream that I wanted but couldn't bring myself to eat it after they had just watched me eat blueberry cheesecake. We went to Cold Stone on our way home.

It was tasty, not what we had planned, but a fun and memorable night for sure. So we drove 45 minutes to get a heart shaped pizza? We laughed a lot then came home, snuggled on the couch and watched "How I Met Your Mother" while we ate our ice cream.

Did I mention that I'm so in love with this guy :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Problem

Here's the problem...

This is one of the cups for our blender, filled with a week old protein shake. Attached to the cup is the blade for the blender. And it won't come off! We've tried everything (and by everything I mean I turned it over to Calder figuring if he couldn't get it then I didn't have a chance).

We figure if we don't get it open soon we'll have to either buy a new blender or try to break the cup hoping we can get the blade part off. Somewhere we do have two more cups...

Anyway, I was hoping somebody could tell me how in the world to unscrew this!