Thursday, December 14, 2006
Ramblings (or, how not to end up like Brad and Jen)
Well, I just picked myself up off the floor where I was eating handfuls of jelly bellies.
Sounds weird, you say? Well, let me explain.
Our annual Hanukah party is this Saturday night. You can read about last year's party here. A staple of the party is a big jar of jelly bellies from Costco. I bought that jar today, and of course had to hide it from the vultures, I mean my family, so there would be at least a few left for the party.
Well, the problem with hiding things from others, is this: you know where you hid it!
Now, if you have followed this blog for awhile, you know of my unnatural love for jelly belly's.
So, about an hour after hiding them, I remembered and thought to myself: "Eureka, I have jelly bellies in the house"!!! So, what's a girl to do? What else...find those little buggers and start shoveling them in.
It just so happens I hid them in a lower cabinet in the laundry room. So, I bent down to grab them, open the jar, and lo and behold I fell right on my a*#.
And there I sat. With the jar. I opened the jar. I ate. Lot's and lot's of jelly bellies. Ummm, good.
I thought to myself, well, this is certainly "blogworthy". Actually, it was "pull out the video camera, she's sitting alone on the floor shoveling j.b.'s into her mouth as fast as she can" worthy.
That was rambling number one.
Here's rambling number two.
Last week while attending my work's holiday lunch, a 30 year old volunteer for the center I work for, asked if I had a boyfriend.
See, apparently she thought I was a widow, and that I should be fixed up with somebody.
After contemplating how to answer for a moment or two, I thought that perhaps I should tell the truth...that I had been happily married for 21 years. But I asked her if she knew any men around the age of 50 to fix up with my friend.
Oh, I don't know anyone THAT old!
I immediately asked, "jeeeeeeez...how old was this guy you wanted to fix me up with"?
She said, "well I'm 30...so, someone around that age".
Now may I say, this was getting more intriguing by the minute. I mean...Mr. Cruisin probably wouldn't notice that I was out on a date with a much younger man. He'd probably be asleep on the couch, or repairing bushings, or refurbishing the entire house or something.
So, why not go out on a date with a much younger man? I could be out and back before Mr. Cruisin finished napping.
But then I thought about Brad and Jen...afterall, he just went out to make a little movie, and we all know what happened there.
Goodness knows, that's not what I want...no one could make me laugh like Mr. Cruisin.
But hey, a girl can fantasize for a moment right? Afterall, how often does a flashing 51 year old get asked to be fixed up with someone in their 30's?
Hmmmm?...tell me...I'm waiting...............
(happy hanukah everyone)