Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #26

Thirteen Things About My Week That Are Making Me Smile

1) I've been busy this week. I had three great job interviews, and I'm starting to see the light at the end of this job. Yay!

2) I've felt absurdly happy since Sunday, and it has nothing to do with a boy.

3) Navy Boy made me a mix with Alien Ant Farm's version of "Smooth Criminal." I've been playing it on repeat at my desk for days while doing hardly any work. I love that song.

4) My TV's sound stopped working last night, and though I was tempted by Navy Boy's kind offer to come over (with wine) to fix it, I wisely declined. I told y'all this wasn't going to happen again any time soon.

5) Instead of a steamy late-night make-out session, I took a relaxing bubble bath and had some quality me-time. All the pleasure; none of the strings. Purrfect.

6) On Monday, CG gave me a CD with three guided meditations on it. She's the greatest therapist ever.

7) I had wonderful conversations with my family and a bunch of my girl friends. I love all of the women in my life (and of course my Dad and brothers) and feel so lucky to have their support, wisdom, humor, and love.

8) I've been having so much fun living with my new room mate. We spent hours the other night drinking wine and talking about jobs, boys, sex, and everything else under the sun.

9) I've realized I only need men for sex and sperm, and since I have this, and don't want a baby anytime soon, I don't need them at all at the moment. That's possibly the greatest, most liberating thing ever.

10) Em's friend asked me out for this Friday. I have tentative plans with my girl friend, so don't think I'll go but it still made me happy. He's sweet and it would be fun to hang out with him again.

11) I'm going out with an older boy (34) tonight for sangria and tapas. He's tall, cute, successful, and so far has been polite. The thing I'm most excited about is that the only thing I'm expecting to get out of the evening is a few drinks, some good food, and some good conversation. Should be fun.

12) There's a new, delightful piece of eye candy working at the Origins in Grand Central. I met him this morning when I popped in to get a new eyeliner and cleanser. He was so cute that even though I'm fairly certain he's gay, I flirted back outrageously and ended up buying this, this, this, this, and this. He was so cute and such an excellent, attentive, knowledgeable salesman. Yum.

13) Based on the past month, I'm really liking being 32 and single. How cool is that?

One thing not making me smile:
My switch to the "New Blogger" last night. Grrrrrr.

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Starshine said...

Ahhh! I just wrote a LONG comment and blogger lost it! I was just saying that I hope you have fun on your date tonight! eSuitor and I had a date at a tapas place a few weeks ago and loved it--good food and good conversational atmosphere.

Also, I'd love to hear how you like your new origins products. Write us a review when you've decided your opinion on them!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love Origins Checks & Balances, and the Perfect World stuff is great too! (I love Origins)

amy said...

What a fun and happy list! I have a post asking people what makes them happy? I love your list

InterstellarLass said...

I love that you're experiencing and enjoying your post-relationship afterglow. How is it that the period after a relationship ends can be the most liberating and empowering?

I haven't had a bubblebath in ages. Our bath isn't that large and doesn't offer the same bubblebath experience as I've had in the past. When I know there's better out there how can I be happy with what I've got? And no, that's not a metaphor. I mean it exactly. Spa tub needed!

Happy Thursday

Rashenbo said...

Lol! You are just oozing with positive energy and it is ALL GOOD! :)

Sounds like things are up for you :)

Happy Thursday (and keep your friends close, but your pocket pals closer! *wink*)

Buttercup said...

Starshine - Oh man! I'll be sure to post a review.

Menderz - Origins rocks!

Amy - I think we cross-commented today!

Lass - Liberating and Empowering are certainly fitting words for how I'm feeling. It's crazy, especially considering how I was doing a couple of months ago. Humans are so resilient. About bath tubs, I've had to accept too-small and crumbling on the edges. It's new york but it's the best I got at the moment.

PJ said...

Great list! I'm glad to see another liberated woman in the blogverse, it's fine to be without a man - the universe is not going to end!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Happy TT! You sound so content and satisfied... definitely the cat who ate the canary. You go, girl!

Lisa said...

Absurdly happy is good! We don't get a whole lot of those absurdly happy moments, so just enjoy the heck out of it.

Mmm, Origins. I love their Shedonism line - it's my new favorite.

Happy TT!

gravelly said...

Buttercup! I am still in shock adjusting to the fact that the last blog had convinced me you were using a dating service: the Bachelor #1,2,3,4,5,6 really threw me! I am still recovering! Glad you are so happy! You deserve it!

Sparky Duck said...

my god, i loved the batchelor life, so the batchelorette life should not be that bad. In fact its easier.

poor navy boy though

Gypsy said...

I love hearing you so happy!! :)