Friday, September 26, 2008
As it turned out, she was driving back from a weekend spent with Dave in Virginia and was falling asleep at the wheel and needed some company. Being the good friend that I am, I started talking and according to the phone bill, we talked for 64min and 38 seconds.
What, you may ask, could we find to talk about for 64min and 38 seconds?
Oh you know.....this, that and the other thing.
She did divulge, that after due consideration and after reading the thoughtful comments from the readers of Calling Dr. Bombay, she has decided to wait for Dave to do the proposing. I think it was the final comments from GLove that did the trick.
Do you have long, luxurious phone calls with your friends, long distance charges be damned?
Or am I the only one that is so carefree with her money?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I came across this notecard from 12th grade chemistry
When I was taking the class I barely understood it and now it is complete gibberish.
What I do remember is this:
Fe = Iron
How I remember this is that a farrier (which starts with an F) is another name for a blacksmith and he puts IRON shoes on horses
Pb = Lead
How I remember this is from the book "The Mouse and The Motorcycle"by Beverly Cleary . The way Ralph S. Mouse gets his motorcycle to move is by making the sound "Pb-pb-b-b-b. Pb-pb-b-b-b." Motorcycle=getting the lead out.
Mo = Molybdenum
One of my best good friends in high school had the name Molly. Molly = Moly(bnenum)
Sn = Tin
I remember this one because in order to cut tin you need tin sn(ips)
And that is pretty much all I remember of chemistry.
Although in my job I do on occasion have need for Potassium = K, Magnesium = Mg, Calcium = Ca, Titanium = Ti
Which ones do you remember and how?
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This was the email in its entirety:
i'm considering proposing to Dave.
what do you think
She sent this email to both me and her sister Johanna.
Dave is Sanna's boyfriend .
Here is some background on Dave and their relationship:
1) They met April 14 2007 on a camping trip set up by a mutual friend
2) Their first date was May 18 2007, she went to his house - he had tickets to see a concert but then lingered over dinner and opted to go to his house and have a firepit in his yard and drink wine
3) They are both 36
4) He was married for 4 years, no children, he's been divorced for 7 years
5) She has had several serious relationships
6) She lives in PA - he lives in VA
7) She makes more than he does
8) He is in interviews about a job in PA near hers
9) Which means they are talking about his moving in with her
10)He is well liked by her family and friends
When I read the email my first thought was to say "DON'T DO IT....WAIT FOR HIM TO ASK YOU"
And then my second thought was..... "don't offer your friend relationship advice....remember the whole Colin debacle?".
The Colin debacle was quite simply Susanna asking me for advice and I foolishly advising.
I am a pragmatic.
I think Sanna should wait and let it evolve naturally.
Johanna on the other hand, was all for it.
Her suggestion went something like this:
it seems like you are itchy to give him a special gift to show him how special he is to you, so, why don't you just buy him a ring and keep it on your person whenever you guys are together
and then when/if he proposes to you with a ring, you can have your beautiful moment and then say, 'wait, i have something for you too'.that way you both have a special token and you get to experience areal proposal from the boy who loves you so much and vice versa.
But she is a romantic.
There are two TV instances that stand out in my mind as reasons for the woman not to propose:
1) Gilmore Girls - Lorelai proposed to Luke and he accepted. He later flung that back in her face
2) Sex and the City - Charlotte inadvertently proposed to herself. She later got a huge Tiffany ring but still, it was a foreboding.
Have any of you ever proposed?
Would you propose?
How would you advise Sanna?
Friday, September 12, 2008
While I am a sports fan, I am NOT a Ron Jaworski fan. The reasons are many. Too many to mention here, but just know that I can't bear to hear him talk. According to my husband, Jaws actually does know his football (and is not afraid to tell you!!)
The other night I had a dream that I was on the sidelines at a Pittsburgh Steelers game. I was tossing the football back and forth with a nameless Steelers player, when I was brutally tackled from the side. After I picked myself up and dusted myself off I was unpleasantly surprised to discover that I had been tackled by none other than Ron Jaworski.
I was mildly irritated all day.
I even called Tom at work to tell him about my dream.
He consoled me with this thought, "It could have been worse, it could have been Joe Theisman."
Tom knows that my disgust for Joe Theisman runs deep and true!