I dated a guy through senior year of high school, all of college, and almost a year out of college (long distance). When he couldn't grow up I finally ventured out on my own for the first time in 7 years. Unfortunately at this time I was living 500 miles away from home, on the East Coast, working my butt off at my dream job. Really, all I wanted to do was have fun and do what I wanted to do for a change.
As I stated, I was working, ALL THE TIME. So naturally I started to get to know the guys I worked with a little better. I didn't know anyone else. At. All. There was this one guy we will call Bob - he was very nice, friendly, and cute. So when he asked if I wanted to hang out after work, I was all for it. A few drinks at a bar is no big deal right??
That went fine, so a few days later when he asked me to dinner I was all for it. He wanted to pick me up, and I didn't see an issue with it since I had known him for over a year and worked with him. So he came to my apartment and got me, and said he needed to swing by his house to pickup something before we went out to eat. OK - but didn't you just come from your house?
As soon as we walked through the door I realized I didn't know as much as I thought about him. This was a HOME - like decorated nicely, everything in it's place, wedding pictures hanging above the mantle. Wedding pictures of HIM!!
He quickly saw the look on my face and explained that he was separated from his wife, and although they still lived in the same house there was nothing between them. As the thoughts running through my head are like "yeah right." He even took me upstairs to show me they had separate bedrooms. WTH? And at this point I'm ready to go home, but we haven't even gone out to eat yet! How do you say, "You are freaking me out, please take me home immediately." ??
So at dinner, after we had ordered, he says he needs to tell me something. He proceeds to tell me that he was going to change his life insurance policy so I was the sole beneficiary. He said that he knew we were soul mates and it was better to change something like that sooner than later. I seriously almost choked on my drink. So if I didn't know what to say before, I really didn't know what to say now!!
I told him it was a nice thought, but I really didn't think it was a good idea. I told him that I needed to get to know him better. He proceeded to tell me that was fine, but we would get married someday, and he would make me the beneficiary as soon as I was comfortable with it. Ummm sorry, never going to be comfortable with that since I'm never going to see you again if I can help it!!
He dropped the subject, we finished dinner, I got home alive, and work was definitely strange for a few days. Luckily for me, about a week later, I got moved to another building on campus and didn't have to see him each and every day. Really nice guy - just incredibly creepy.
OK, I can't miss out on a linkup opportunity with Holly - she may or may not know that I stalk her and LOVE her blog. So if you don't know her (although I'm sure everyone already does) you need to check her out!!
My summer list. . . .
Well, it ALWAYS includes spending a long weekend at my parents, where I can chill poolside and completely relax. One of the very few places that I can actually do that. I am the absolute most comfortable when I'm in/around water. Product of being a lifetime swimmer. And it helps that I grew up at this pool, and learned to swim there.
My birthday is always in the summer, so some sort of celebration is on hand. But I'm thinking this will be something big since it's the big 3-0. It's still 3 months away, and I don't have a clue what I want to do.
Since my sister is getting married mid-October, there will be a bridal shower and bachlorette party in the plans as well. . . . and you can bet your lottery winnings that I will be using Kristen for the invites. I've been secretly wondering if I can throw a birthday party for my dog just so I can get some of the cute stuff she makes!
And the rest of the summer will consist of visiting my grandma as much as possible. Unfortunately I spent the long weekend helping my mom move her things out of her apartment. It's official that she will never be able to leave assisted living. She is BEYOND an amazing woman, and has lived such an incredible life. If I become half of the woman she is I will be happy. I just hope she goes in peace.
Taken a year ago Easter. My gorgeous mom and the best grandma ever!
Hopefully I will have time to catch up and do some design work on this little blog over the weekend. Don't hold your breath though - my dad is visiting for the weekend so we can go to the golf tournament that's in town.