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Where is the Damn Reset Button?!

I have a bit of anger going on right now.

Most would not associate me with anger.  At least I hope not.

Not unless you have been in close proximity and seen or experienced it firsthand.  But let’s be honest, it doesn’t happen all that often, but I will admit, when it does, it can take a little while to get over it.  hahaha

If you dig deeper, anger is only the top layer, and for me, it is covering up stress, fear and frustration.

And I cannot wait for a reset.

I have so much tension in my body that I am seriously considering adding a punching bag to my home gym.

I don’t like feeling anger/angry either.  Talk about not being a nice person, nor does it feel good.  Not really my cup of tea.

But sometimes it happens and sometimes it gets stuck.

So I need some time away to reset me, my mood, my thoughts and my world.

Luckily, I am only one and a half days away from such a wonderful retreat/reset.  Time off for the holiday season.

I am going to exercise.

I am going to deep clean and deep declutter my home.  And although most would not consider my home to be cluttered, I want to get my home down to things that I honest to goodness use.  If I don’t use it, and I haven’t in a long while = donate it and let someone else enjoy it.

I am going to see some movies too!

I haven’t seen a movie in the theater in such a looooong time and I looooove going to the movies.

I want to see these two films…

SECOND ACT – Jennifer Lopez

Movie Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPzrK5yLIoM

A STAR IS BORN – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper

Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo_efYhYU2A

I do have some comic relief in most of my days which helps.

That’s the gift my co-worker and I give each other.

I don’t know that a day has gone by in a very long time that we haven’t laughed together.

To be honest, that is probably the only reason we are friends! hahahaha

Just kidding.  He takes care of my motorcycle and that’s a BIG plus!  A gal has to keep her priorities straight.  hahahaha

But I help him too.  By his own admission, he is not a very good gift giver.  So, I helped him buy his gift for our office holiday luncheon on Friday, along with two other co-workers I helped separately, so now I know 4 of the 12 gifts being presented.  Surprise! hahahaha

I also helped him buy gifts for his wife, and then I even stayed late after work last night to help him wrap them.  This is their second Christmas together, and this year he’s better prepared and really wanted to make her happy by having presents under the tree for her to gaze upon until the big unwrapping several presents day.

Recently we were taking a walk and I was talking about a problem I was trying to resolve and said, “You know, I can be like a bulldog and I am not going to let go until it is resolved.”

He said, “You are SO right!  You ARE like a bulldog.”

I said, “Shut up Chihuahua.”

And we both laughed so hard because he can be quite skittish, and I scare him often, half the time without trying.

I sent him the following pic….Subject line read: SUPER Chihuahua!

And his nickname from me has since become – Chihuahua!

Personally, I just love saying the word. hahaha

A couple of nights ago we were leaving the office at the same time.

This happens at times, but we rarely leave the parking garage at the same time.

Um.  That is because I have scared him on a couple of occasions so he tries to avoid it at all costs.

He drives like a granny.  He’ll tell you so himself.

I don’t.  And he will tell you that as well.

So there were, um, a couple of times he has been tooling along down the road oblivious to everything and I have either pulled up beside him or behind him without him knowing, and then I slipped my gear shift into neutral and REVVED my engine!

I wish I had a video of his reaction.  I can’t even explain it….something along the lines of…eyes wide open as saucers, physically bracing one’s self for impact, utter surprise and fear and then the realization that it is only me.

Thinking about it now makes me laugh.  I am so going to hell for this one. hahaha  The few times I have done it, I laugh all the way home, crying and unable to breathe.  Yep.  I am going to hell.

But this is really, really mean, so I only do it once every blue moon as to not give him a complex.  Plus I don’t know how many strikes I have left for doing this before I really do go to hell or karma comes knocking on my door.

So for the reasons mentioned above, this is why he very much prefers I leave first, and why it was unusual that I found myself right behind him the other night as we both pulled out of the parking garage at the same time.

Since I have been in a foul mood, I gave him his space and in no way tried to intimidate him.

We drove to the end of the lane and entered the traffic circle, me far behind him….and then he proceeded to make a second loop in the traffic circle and to his utter surprise, I followed suit.

And then we were both laughing so hard and driving around in circles until he finally exited onto the ramp and I followed, far, far behind him because this day I was giving him his space.

When it is free and clear I do pass him eventually, because I can not drive that slow.  By I do so by being many lanes over and not right next to him.

It is silly things like this that help end a rough day on the right note, and why I should be right as rain on the other side of my retreat/reset long weekend.

I wish you all a Happy Holiday, and I am happy to report I will not be a Grinch and rain on anyone’s parade! hahaha

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wave

I received my very first motorcycle wave from another motorcyclist while riding my Harley this past Sunday!

I wasn’t expecting it, so when it happened, I accidentally gave him the Jeep or S2000 wave back.

He must have been thinking…Yep.  She’s a newbie.

For the record, I have received the motorcycle wave once before while driving my car.

It was on the interstate and a car was being about as dumb as they come, tailing and boxing in a motorcycle.

I was like dude – Don’t you know that a motorcycle and rider can become a speed bump at any moment?

One false move and boom, you have killed someone.

I mean seriously, how are you going to feel if you kill someone because you were in a hurry or you were just being a jerk?

At the time I did not own a motorcycle, but I had trained and received my motorcycle license endorsement twice.

I like to really, really know something before I commit.

I used my car to intervene.

In some type of slingshot maneuver, I freed the motorcycle from the situation and he shot forward…free and clear of both of us cars.

When he passed, he gave me the motorcycle wave.

I was like – You know it dude, I’ve got your back!

This has been my roundabout way of saying…to be DRIVING a motorcycle while receiving “the wave” was so totally awesome and made me very happy.

And the next time I receive such, I’ll be ready to return the same cool motorcycle wave!

Kinda funny, all the vehicles I own have a special wave with like vehicle drivers.

Jeep drivers have a special wave to other Jeep drivers.

S2000 drivers have a special wave also to other S2000 drivers (I think it is because they are more rare and have been out of production since @ 2009).

I was talking about my motorcycle wave with a motorcycle driving co-worker at lunch yesterday.

He was laughing at me for my motorcycle faux pas wave.

I was laughing too.

But then I pointed out, Dude, you drive a Scion.

What the hell is that?  Who even makes it?  Can you pick an any more non-descript car than that?

AND no one is gonna be waving to you in that……so laugh it up buddy!

We then proceeded to make goofy “Scion Waves” all the way back to work.

I’d feel bad about my comment, BUT he owns and operates a rather nice motorcycle.  AND he receives waves galore as he has far more miles under his belt than me.  EVEN THO I am the one who got him to take the plunge and was with him every step of the way (from class and learning how to drive a motorcycle to his actual motorcycle purchase).

So I don’t feel bad at all since he took the ball, ran with it, and left me so far in the dust that it hurts.  My ego, that is.

Last Thursday as we were leaving work this same said co-worker came upon my car and said – Dude, why does God give people like you (fair skin & freckled) cars like that if you are not going to drive with the top down?!  Do you know how tan I would be driving that car (he’s dark skinned)?

I was like, um.

(A) We are in the middle of a crazy heat wave with a gazillion percent humidity.

(B) I am a fair-skinned freckled person who just had a skin cancer screening after damaging my skin for so many years, in part due to driving convertibles for the last 20+ years with no sunscreen.

(C) My first ever dermatology/skin cancer screening visit included having 2 biopsies performed on the spot and that is not fun.

(D) I do drive with the top down……in the mornings and evenings.

And um, (E) If you really want a convertible, GO BUY ONE!!! hahahaha

Um.  He then gave me a special wave.

Something along the lines of this….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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