Monday, June 16, 2014

Friday the 13th -my new favorite non-holiday

Perhaps it was the full moon that was forecast for later that evening.  Or maybe it was karma, of the good kind.  Or better yet?  The stars aligned finally.  Who knows? But this past Friday the 13th will forever be embedded in my heart.  So remember back in April when I told you all about my Opening Day adventures at the Astros game?  And remember the story I told you about HIM and how for the past five years I have seen him at the game on Opening Day?  Well, guess what bloggies?  I not only saw him Friday evening but I also spoke to him.  That's right.  This girl right here, finally had the guts to go up to him after all these years.  And you know what? It was the best thing I  did that day.  Seriously.  No I was not at the ballpark.  Heh.   I was at a company happy hour with coworkers.  We had just had the day from hell and looked the part too, so we needed to drown our sorrows and angst in some adult beverages.  A lot of them apparently, from what I recollect.  Picture this, we were sitting at a table inside a neighborhood bar, it was directly in front of the door leading out to the patio.  I decide to sit at the end of the table, facing the door.  The place was crowded, loud and chaotic. Typical Friday afternoon right?  So as I'm sitting there I happen to look up just as the door opens and he walks in.  I glanced fairly quickly at him, thinking to myself, "He looks like _____" and then looked away.  Well he glanced at me too just as quickly as I had.  I returned to the conversation at the table but again, something made me look towards the bar which was directly to the the side of me.  And there he was again and this time, I took a good look.  And it was HIM.  As usual, my heart starts racing, I start feeling hot, my stomach is doing flip flops.  The first thing I think of course is, "OMG, I look like crap!" and "I'm wearing my glasses, double crap!"  But you know, sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.  So I scurried  to the ladies room with make-up bag in hand.  Re-touched my make up and pretended I looked like a million bucks.  I went back to the table and subtly searched the room for him.  He was easy to find.  The place is not that big.  I spot him near the bar and I just get up and walk up to him.  He had his back to me.  I tapped him on his shoulder or his lower back really, he's very tall and I'm, well I'm not.  He turned around and looked at me for a second.  I smiled at him and then he gave me that smile of his, that big, beautiful smile.  And then he gave me the best hug ever.  He was always a great hugger.  We started talking at the same time, laughed at that and then did it again.  We spoke for only a few minutes but it seemed like forever.  I congratulated him on his engagement and wished him the best.  He asked how I was doing, stuff like that. We hugged again, and he walked me back to my table and said good bye.  I of course, could not stop smiling the rest of the evening.  A meteor could have come barrelling out of the sky and landed right in front of me, and still, I would still be smiling.  I was so happy not only to see him, but to finally talk to him, after all this time.  I needed this to happen.  If for no other reason, than to lay something to rest that needed to be put to rest.  Perhaps you are confused and don't understand me and that's okay.  I understand me.  And now, if I see him next Opening Day, I won't hesitate to say hello.

In other news, I hope all of you Dads out there had a great Father's Day! Hope you were spoiled a lot, too. I was not able to see my dad today, but I did talk to him over the phone.

Guess what bloggies?  A week from today (well yesterday) I will be in Cancun, Mexico.  Fun, sun and relaxation with a few shenanigans thrown in,  I'm sure.

It's a new week friends, make it count.

Be good.


David Batista said...

Yes, it sounds like you needed to put things right between you two, and that's what you did. It's a weight off your shoulders, right? And now when you see him again, things won't feel so strained or stressed. Excellent!

Have fun in Cancun! Wow, that sounds awesome. You deserve it!

Robin said...

Closure is a necessary thing. It enables us to let go of the things that weigh us down. I am so glad you took the initiative and dumped that baggage. Whenever we take action of this nature (I should use "I" instead of "we") it feels so good. "I" always wonder why I forget this important lesson until it happens again...

Have fun in Cancun! said...

Good for you, for taking courage in hand. And I'm glad the results were so pleasant. Ah, Cancun sounds fabulous. I KNOW you'll have a blast and look forward to hearing about it.

Alessandra said...

Way to go girl, got that monkey off your back, now you can move on with everything else. Waiting to hear about Cancun…:)

SA Larsenッ said...

Just wanted to stop by to thank you for visiting Writer's Alley and commenting! I love chatting with other bloggers. Thanks for your thoughts about reading young adult literature.

Yvonne said...

David- It felt so good, you have no idea. Cancun was fun, fun, fun! The sunburn? Not so much. But totally worth it. :)

Robin- yes absolutely! there is nothing likethat liberating feeling.

Robyn- Thank you! Hope you enjoy your vacation as well!

Alessandra- Hi! Hope you are well! Thanks, Cancun was awesome!

SA Larsen- You're welcome. I enjoy meeting bloggers as well! said...

Love your new profile pic! Keep having fun!

Jennifer Hillier said...

You're so cute, scurrying to the bathroom for a quick makeup fix! I would so do the same thing, haha. I hope you're having a great time in Mexico, my lovely! I'm enjoying your pictures on FB. xo

Yvonne said...

robyn- thank you! i'm trying to! lol

jen- i had an amazing time! thank you! :)

My Inner Chick said...

** my heart starts racing, I start feeling hot, my stomach is doing flip flops**

Yes, I've felt this!

Lovely story.

I'm not sure, was HE your ex or something.

Loved reading this! x

Yvonne said...

MIC- Thank you! No he was not an ex but he simply someone I loved very much. I think every one of us has felt the "heart racing" and "flip flop" feeling at least once in our lives. -Thanks for stopping by!