290 - I met Ms. A!

I just got back from an early dinner with Ms. Anthropy. In case you ever had any doubts -- that is one awesome lady. And she's GORGEOUS! Just sayin'. Jealous much? You should be. Cuz you didn't have dinner with Ms. A, and I did. (have I rubbed it in enough?)

It's been an unusually social week for me. Trying to sort of break out of the box I've put myself in and get out and enjoy the world more. So I went out on Thursday (impromptu happy hour), and I went out on Friday (sort of a high school reunion, and then to see a friend's band), and again today (Ms. Anthropy! Did I mention?). Tonight is a movie night (at home on the couch). I'm pooped.

So in the process of enjoying myself last night, I came home and realized my new phone was no longer in my possession... not a good feeling. I don't have a belt clip for it, so I had it in my back pocket and it must have fallen out, or I laid it on the table and forgot about it. I was pretty panicked... I don't have a landline, so other than email, I have no other means of communication (and replacing it would not have been cheap). I searched the house like crazy, thinking maybe it fell under the couch... I even looked in the refrigerator. It's not like I normally put non-food items in there, but sometimes in movies people miraculously find what they're looking for in the fridge... or they find Zuul... I did grab some water out of it... so you never know... Anyway, I went back to the bar and miracle of miracles, it was there, it wasn't smashed all to hell, and it still works. Phew is not a strong enough word to describe my relief...

Let's see, earlier this week I did my first stint at jury duty. Always managed to dodge it in the past because I was a student, or I moved to another county (not specifically to get out of jury duty... but it was a perk). I got lucky again... Didn't get picked that day, and in our county you have to call in every night until they dismiss you... they didn't call any of us up Monday or Tuesday night, and by Wednesday night they dismissed everyone. Score. And I made $7. I even enjoyed the drive. The traffic was so good that I had to keep my eye on the speedometer or I would have been up to 90 in a heartbeat.

What sucked most was seeing that sign that said, "Hurricane Season is here. Are you prepared?" Waah.

Since it's been so long since I posted last, I'll just respond to the comments from my last post here (saves you a trip):

Sarah - One of the things I love about blogging is that it showed me people can relate to us a lot more than we think they can. I used to be timid about posting some of my thoughts, and then I realized sometimes it's a relief for people to know they're not the only ones that feel a certain way, or they're not the only one who has that fear. It really helped me to become more confident and feel less awkward about myself. So I love comments like yours, because it proves that point. We are rarely alone, there's usually someone who feels the same way. And thank you, the feeling is mutual, you are one cool chica!

ABAO - LOL, I wouldn't even sit and have Breakin' marathons with me! Once every three decades is plenty enough of that! But thank you for the encouragement.

Joe - Damn! I'm a catch! LOL I just see myself differently than others see me, and I feel sort of handicapped when it comes to relationships. Never dated much in high school or college. It's not that I didn't have the opportunity, I was either just too shy to let the guy know I was interested, or too picky. I tend to not bother with a guy unless I see potential in it. If things don't click on enough levels for me, I don't see the point.

Jimmy - I love stories like that. More than you know. It's hard to overcome the fear, but I'm doing my best. Right now I feel pretty good. I feel like I'm on the right path.

Indie-grrl - Thank you for the award and the kind words! It always feels good to hear nice things about the blog. =)

Jen - LOL, I will have to remember that breathing thing, sometimes I forget!


  1. Kristy, Kristy, Kristy... the boogie man is gonna get you for telling fibs! Enjoyed the heck out of spending time with you today. Hope we can do it again, real soon. You are one sweet, gorgeous young woman. Now I'm off to take my nap, cause I'm old and have a hard time keeping up with you young people.

  2. I want to hang out with someone from the blog world. I am jealous. Did you find any random naked pics on your phone when you found it?

  3. That is fun. I'm jealous too and want to meet a real life blogger in real life. Glad you found your phone and made $7 for jury duty!

  4. It always sounds like fun when people talk about meeting bloggers in person.

    It's not fair. I have always wanted to do jury duty, since I first learned of it as a kid. I've watched everyone around me get it and do their best to avoid it, all the while I'm waiting, saying to the powers that be, I want it!

    I bet that 7 dollars is extra sweet.

  5. Woah I think it's pretty cool too when two bloggers get to meet up like that! Is it weird? Hearing the person'S voice and talking for real..odd, lol! It seemed to have gone pretty well so that's excellent! And well, I really loved that post of yours and it's true, feeling that we're not alone can make on heck of a difference!

  6. Glad you found your phone.
    I hope you and Ms. A didn't get into any trouble...cause I know if you did, you probably wouldn't have told us about it.
    Hmm...I just got back from a weekend trip, and am trying to catch up with all the blogs, but I recall Ms A may have told HER side of this story...I will go check now!

  7. Sounds like you had a very social week -- that'd put me on the couch tool..came over from Ms A's site...

  8. Welcome! Hope I don't disappoint... she's such a flatterer, lol. Yeah... I remember the days when I could stay up all night... now ten is pushing it!

  9. I am so jealous! I read about your hang out session over at Ms A's blog and had to swing by to see what you had to say. Very cool. Sucks about your phone woes but glad to see you located it!

  10. It is just beyond so cool that you got to meet Ms. A. How lucky!!!!

    As far as jury duty, I got on a case once and it was really interesting. We went into it thinking one person was right but ended up finding the other person was right!!!! Having peoples lives at your hands is difficult stuff!