Friday, May 29, 2009


This was a short week for me (off Monday and Tuesday), but it felt like one of the longest weeks ever!

This morning I made two executive decisions:
1. The morning needed to include a grande hazelnut soy latte.
2. It's Mint Condition Friday - now playing: "Nothing Left To Say."

That's about it on the important decisions. I'm already drained. I cannot tolerate any stupid folks today. I'm riding with the train doors open all day. Kicking stupid folks off at a moment's notice!

My knees were really hurting last night at the skating rink. I know I'm not 20, but I'm not 50, either. I think it's time for a trip to the ortho. I just don't want to hear the words "surgery" and "your insurance is not paying for this." Ugh!

RB has been noticeably M.I.A. Last night at the rink, he made it a point to mention that he was "giving me space." Thanks - but I was going to take it anyway, whether you were giving it or not. You're not my man! Then he asked me what I did on Monday. I told him, "nothing" (read: none of your business). He said, "you probably went on a date or something." To which I answered with pure, unadulterated SIDE. EYE. He said, "why did you look at me like that?" My cell phone vibrated (text from my sister), and he was saved from his cussing.

Let's see...not too much else going on. Just sitting here counting down to 5:00 p.m.! Debating on whether or not I will work out, given the knee situation. I'll see how I feel at 5:00. Might be a "cardio-only" day. I love lifting weights, and the way it helps to shape my legs, but I might have to give up the lunges in favor of healthy knees.

Did I mention that KC has been on my brain way too much this week? I need him to go away. I wore my 'fro out the last time we hung out. That usually helps me weed out the suspect/superficial people. The ones that need a woman with long, straight hair hanging down her back. You know the type. Don't get me wrong - I'm not a Natural Naz.i and I don't walk around with my fist in a black glove, hoisted into the air. Angela Davis by no means. But, guys are attracted by the visual - so I need to make sure they understand what visual they are getting. So far, he doesn't seem overly-concerned with how I look on the outside, so that's cool points for him. Now that I think about it, he's seen me looking rough and sweaty after 4 hours of skating...I'm going to have to weed him out differently. LOL!


Serenity3-0 said...

My friend who wears her hair natural told me that she attracts different type dudes when she wears her hair curly/wild or straight. i didn't believe it, but when I wore teh twist out, it was a whole different ball game that night. And I got someone on my mind who doesn't need to be. See that's why I need a TEAM! Not a player, just a TEAM. So nobody can get too much play time and think they are impt. LOL! Oh and go get your knees checked out. That's perfect stress leave.... 8 weeks out for surgery.

Marilie said...

I have found that to be the case sometimes. Depending on where I am going, I will purposely wear a 'fro instead of a twist out, to see who comes up to talk to me. It's interesting, for sure! I don't knock people for having preferences. If they want long and straight hair, that's what they should go for. I personally prefer taller men, but somehow the short ones keep gravitating towards me. Anywho, I just don't want them to be mistaken about what they are getting with me, LOL!

I'm trying to build a team...but apparently I'm not good at it. And I don't even know if I want RB on the roster, other than as a friend.

LMAO @ stress leave for knee surgery! I am probably going to give OrthoCarolina a call. Last time my knee was hurting, the doctor ordered an x-ray. He told me he didn't want to put me through the expense of an MRI, especially since by the time I got the appointment, my knee was no longer hurting. I think at this point, I have no choice but MRI/CT scan. Let's just hope BCBS steps up to the plate.

Anonymous said...

Hope everything turns out OK (or as best as it can) with your knees.

"...pure unadulterated SIDE. EYE." LOVE IT!!! Poor RB. That guy never really had a chance... or a clue.

And I've definitely been there with the rocking a fro thing. The best I can do now is show them pics of my BC so they know I'm liable to cut it all off one day without blinking.

I have a sneaky feeling KC will be on your brain even more as this progresses. Staying tuned to see what you do next. LOL!

Marilie said...

I know about the random chopping of the hair. I took out some twist extensions back in September 2007, and was not happy with the condition of my hair. I wore a twist out to work. At lunch, I went to the barber in the mall and told him to cut it down to 1/2 inch. People were like, wth? when I came back from lunch. LOL!

RB had a chance, in the beginning...but I don't think he can overcome his personality. He's still in the FriendZone for now.

Let's not even talk about KC. He'll be at the rink tomorrow. We'll worry about him then. LOL!