Friday, November 7, 2008

Just turn the page and watch me grow.

I bet you're wondering. Contemplating. Trying to figure out a move to make. Coming here, looking for an answer or two. A morsel, a crumb. A lead. A line. Something to give you something to work from. Looking for information. Looking, searching and hoping to see something that helps you. Sneaky? I'm not sure that's the word but really, I'm not sure what the word I'm looking for is. There are better ways. I won't give you anything here. I said it once already, when you come here for research, you'll come up empty. I know you're looking, trying, reaching and wondering. Your moves are always so carefully considered but don't you know, it's the unknown that's easier at times. I do appreciate your efforts. Whatever you're looking for though, well, you won't find it here.

I was texting with a friend on Thursday while I was at work. He was feeling down about what he was putting together for his mom's birthday present. Her birthday is today. He went in to a candy store in the mall gather supplies to make a gift basket. A few of her favorite candies from there and then over to another store to pick up a small variety of chocolate truffles. Add in a giftcard for Starbucks and a cute little teddy bear holding two tickets for her and a guest to see the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and it was done. That is everything he got and he was thinking the gift basket was a lame idea and wasn't sure he put enough stuff in there. I assured him that he did just dandy and his mama was going to love it. Of course I might be biased there. He had not known what to get her and some of the things he knew she had on her wishlist were more than he could afford. So I suggested he might just pick up a few small things she likes and then put them all together and do it up like a gift basket. I've done that one before for my own mom and for a couple other people. It usually works pretty well since they get a small variety and it's only things they like. I hate buying pre-packaged gift sets because there's usually always a thing or two in them you wish you could take out and trade for something else because you know the person you're getting it for won't dig that item or two. So, I'd rather put my own together. =D Hopefully his mom likes it. He made me laugh when he commented that he just hoped she would want to take her boyfriend to see the Symphony and not ask him to go. I told him at least he hadn't gotten her tickets to see the ballet. ;) He replied that he liked the ballet better than the orchestra. At least with ballet he would have "flexible girls in tights to watch." Lol.

I posted a little Tuesday about some of my guilty pleasures in my TMI answers. I left some off of that list. I don't consider those guilty pleasures really because I don't really feel all that guilty about any of them. Another one that could have been on that list is 80's hair metal. Oh yes. I like to listen that stuff. Def Leppard, Motely Crue, Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, L.A. guns, Warrant and some others. I love it. "I wanna rock!"

My boyfriend got a promotion at work this week. He loves it because he makes more money and he's constantly busy. There's more work but he's doing fine so far I believe. He does better when he can stay busy and when he gets challenged at something. I'm just happy that he's not hating his job anymore. I'd write more about it but I don't know all that much about it, lol. I'd hate to get the details wrong. He's still at the place he was before that he was contemplating leaving. They got new people in there, the former owner no longer owns anything and no longer works there. One of his bosses that gave him a lot of trouble is gone. He kept working, worrying that he might be one of the next to go. Instead, he got a promotion. I'm glad he stuck it out to see how things played out instead of bailing.
It's nice hearing him excited here and there about his job. It makes me happy for him. =D

"Just turn the page and watch me grow.
There's so many things you don't know about my soul.
Live and die but this will not get old
Just when you think that you're down and out,
Don't preconceive what I'm all about.
Look for a reason that you have to start,
Acting like a friend that you were not.
And when you think that we played it out,
We come from the bottom and knock it out

Happy Friday!
Have a great weekend y'all!


Jormengrund said...

It's great to hear that about the BF!

I just wish my brother would learn the same thing..

Sometimes, it's best to stick it out and see how things turn out instead of making assumptions, and bailing before anything really happens..

Have a great weekend AR!

Oh, and in the immortal words of Skid Row:

"We are the Youth Gone Wild!"

jGrrl said...

You just listed half of my 18G music folder...

vixen kitten said...

I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan of 80's hair metal. I like some. I do love Faster Pussycat and House of Pain.

I'm a mom...and if I got that gift basket I know I'd be thrilled. I'm sure your friend's mom will too.

Have a great weekend.


Nolens Volens said...

Girls in tights are my guilty pleasure too...I love it when they don't wear enough "layers" underneath and sport camel toes. LOL

Flyinfox_SATX said...

I have to give you and the Boyfriend Kudos for this long distance relationship. Not many people can pull it off. Seems that you two have great communication between the two of you.

Rock on!

Another Suburban Mom said...

Congrats to your man