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By yankeehack (Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 12:34:43 PM EST) goldilocks, I've got nothin' (all tags)
Ohmygodholyshitmybirthdayiscomingup.

I might be in Austin later this month for work.



I took a low key weekend so I could nap yesterday. The past week has been a pisser and a half. Running on all cylinders and then some. And my upcoming birthday is making me anxious and pensive.

-LO and I were invited to watch World Cup action with my girlfriend yesterday at a newish German Brauhaus in the city. I couldn't make myself go through the effort to get ready, go in, drink beer and then come back home.

-I also skipped out on bringing LO to the newest condo complex/young person's place to live in the city to meet her favorite member of the Twilight cast. Apparently there were lines and you had to bring your own lawn chair for the free screening of the film. (I've been there late at night, and the bar/restaurant scene is hopping and very, very out of college young.) As it turns out, I told LO later about it and she said, "Mom, I am so over him." Well then.

-My Mom called me fat the other day. No, the weight gain is not my imagination. I hopped on their scale (as I don't own one) and I'm hovering around 125, which is completely utterly normal (in the low end for my height). But I haven't been 125 since I was postpartum with LO and on hormone based bc for that year after. I am not liking my new body (except for the boobs). :-/

-I drove a lot last week as LO had her first week of vacation and her and I spent a few days sleeping over at my parents since she didn't want to wake up so early. I missed my shower and could not wait to get home on Thursday...

-And on Thursday afternoon, we had a line of wicked thunderstorms which took out power for some of the region (incuding mine for about 10 hours). Thursday night sucked here, LO was restless and did not sleep until 3am or so.

-LO's hoity toity summer day camp may not open tomorrow because that less densely populated area is still without power. (*i.e. where the big estates are, where the horsey people live and where executives and a particular horror/thriller director hangs his hat.)

-I could talk about work, but then I'd have to kill you. Things are fucking incredibly busy - as I am doing most of the front line initial sales consultations until the quarter end. There was just a meeting for the money guys behind it all and I was shocked to have been made to look good. Big announcement on Tuesday. Most interesting fact about work - our main competitor has a huge marketing department (mainly because one of the founders was the main marketing guy at a particular technology company that we've bitched about recently) We only have me and my VP. And we are pretty much holding them toe to toe.

-Being so busy and logging onto my laptop 6 days a week, I need to take a vacation. I am going to take a few days when LO is at sleepaway camp in a few weeks so I can recharge.

-LO hanging out with her boyfriend has been morphing into her talking to boys who live in the same middle class neighborhood. I am kind of happy (and been encouraging) the hang out with the group idea. She seems to have crushes on nearly all of them, including the boy she was "dating" for six months...she talks with him now more than she ever did when they were "together".

-I have an official court related meeting maƱana concering the ex and money. Not looking forward to it, but will get some amusement from how riled up he gets.

-Dudewatch (because you know you want it...)

-The National Guard guy reappeared after three weeks of being busy. And by reappear, I mean texting me while he was at his officer's course training. Nope, no phone calls, nope not a surprise visit, nope not a card or an unsolicited email. Replied back for a few days but the convo ...was more focused on him being bored and lonely.

Him: "Ur hot" Me: "Uh thanks" Him: "So when are you coming to see me?" Me: "When you get back?" Him: "Ur hot." Me: "..."

I should also note that he can "only" see me possibly two times this month because of work, another two weeks of training and, oh, that vacation he scheduled where I was invited then disinvited because "no other girls are going."

If he's that hot to trot, he can find time to see me when LO is out of town. Otherwise, I am content to let this wither. The end.

-The other better story, though... I had a date last Sunday with this guy who I went on one date with, oh, 5 years ago. I know I diarized about him as he was one of my earlier online dates and he famously disappeared. I can't find the diary. That, and the whole question of "Did I drink too much and did that scare him off."

Anyway, I heard back from him and said what the hell, if anything, it's a good story.  I met up with him, and as it turns out we worked just up the street from each other at my old job. Went to the same happy hour place too. Never ran into him though.

Met up with him at the other local brewhouse I love to hate. He looked really good, he bikes and note for Obvious Troll, he lives in your area and does the biking events, like the French Creek ride a few weekends back. 

He noted that he wasn't ready to date back when I met him. So it wasn't me, it was him. Which is what it is. I did see a few red flags though; I don't think he drinks much and he mentioned how uncomfortable he gets around party types (even though we were at a brewhouse, I ordered a sprite, just to take that out of the conversation). He is not very confident in himself. It took him literally 5 years to leave a job he hated, in an industry that is well represented here. I also do not think he dated in the intervening 5 years either. Oh, and no mention of having friends or hanging out with them, even imaginary Internet ones.

He asked me a few times the next time I would be free...and sadly, I don't have the heart to work this...

This proverbial Goldilocks needs to post this. Got errands to run and a shower to take.

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Let's have lunch? by atreides (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 01:14:08 PM EST
Or dinner or some reasonable equivalent thereof... I bet if I ask nice, I could get Blixco to come along, too...

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

I would like to by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 01:23:17 PM EST
I will let you know details once I get them.  :-)
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
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showers are overrated. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 03:33:44 PM EST
except when they're not.

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5 years. by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 05:53:13 PM EST
I can't help but wonder what he was really doing.

I'm thinking something medical. Cancer treatment maybe?


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

Lord knows by yankeehack (4.00 / 1) #5 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 06:16:53 PM EST
His Mom was sick and passed away not too long after I met him. He was running up to his hometown on weekends in a caregiver role, but I don't think that was for the whole 5 years.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
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Prison. -nt by chuckles (4.00 / 4) #9 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 06:34:32 PM EST


"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin [...] would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities"
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+2; BOOBS by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #6 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 06:27:59 PM EST
U R HOT

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

I am disappointed by yankeehack (4.00 / 1) #7 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 06:29:33 PM EST
I thought you were going to ask for pics.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
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plzpstpixkthxbye -nt by chuckles (4.00 / 1) #8 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 06:33:12 PM EST


"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin [...] would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities"
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I believe past requisitions have been DENIED. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #10 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 06:42:20 PM EST
but if you're feeling generous, absolutely then. :D

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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if I didn't know any better by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #11 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 08:57:55 PM EST
I'd ask if it was dev trash you saw.. Took him some 5 years to get out of one job he hated, and is in a new one he hates.. He does go biking.. hmm.. the second time you're playing teh aol GF ?

I've never met him. /nt by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #12 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 09:36:00 PM EST

"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
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Thanks, Cap'n Bonerkill. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #13 Sun Jun 27, 2010 at 11:18:42 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Too bad for him by duxup (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Jun 29, 2010 at 12:08:37 PM EST
My imaginary friends are awesome.

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125 lbs by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 12:47:47 PM EST
I think 125 is the perfect weight for a woman of average height (5'5", I guess?).

yup by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 06:15:39 PM EST
5'5" 5'6" or so... I don't have a problem with the weight, I just need new pants!
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
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