Sunday, February 15, 2009

Key Learnings, flowers, holding an Oscar and housekeeping

I'm super excited that I get to squeeze one more day out of my weekend. Of course, this is my last "holiday" until Memorial Day, so I'll definitely make it count! 

So while I'm preparing for another day off of work, here are some key learnings.

Key Learnings:
  • If someone asks you what you think of their mustache. Answer honestly, they did ask for your opinion
  • Describing a dress color as "turd-like" near a salesperson is not a good idea
  • Laying on the couch, watching TV and reading until noon should be a daily requirement
  • It's okay to whisper, "mama loves you, come back to me" to your laptop before leaving it with the Genius Bar for minor repairs
  • Shopping for wine glasses can be very confusing/time consuming. They all look alike!
  • Popcorn + soda = good, but popcorn + soda + more popcorn + beer = tummy ache
  • Don't remind your single friends that they're "alone" on Valentine's Day. Thanks, we got the memo
  • The Oscar award is heavy, but a good bicep workout
  • The weather really can go from 60 degrees to snow in one week. Thanks global warming!
  • Unfortunately, little cleaning elves that will clean your apartment while you sleep and disappear in morning do not exist. Darn.
  • Hearing someone say, "I like spending time with you," is always a nice warm fuzzy moment
Suck it Valentine's Day

I know it's dumb, but Valentine's Day is a buzzkill for me because it reminds me that I'm single, not that there's anything wrong with that. And for some reason, this year, I was extra down about it. But fortunately I was off Friday and avoided watching the cavalcade of flowers come in the office. Yes, that's never fun to watch either.

But this year, dad came to the rescue again, sending me a lovely card, saying how much he enjoys spending time with me and how proud he is of me. Yes, I teared up while reading it. It's always nice to hear someone say that about you. 

Then the real surprise came on Saturday when I was getting ready to go out and I got a call that there was a FLOWER DELIVERY for me. For me! I ran downstairs and found that dad sent me the most beautiful arrangement with pink tulips. He is the best.

Dad says he will recognize Valentine's Day for me until I have a nice guy who will take his place. Man does not know that he will be paying out for this holiday for the rest of his life :)

You like me, you really like me!

We are one week away from the Oscars and this week I have to finalize my picks and opt into my work Oscar pool. Feeling good about the latter. 

But before the big event, I was greeted by a traveling Oscar exhibit at Nordstrom on Saturday. For free, you could have your picture taken with a real Oscar replica (yes it's heavy) and see Clark Gable's original Oscar from 1934. 

I wanted to bask in the moment of holding an Oscar replica and thank my family, but you were quickly ushered in and out, so that was short-lived, but here are some pictures from the exhibit. My Oscar photo isn't available online yet, but I will post it soon!


Two final quick notes:
  • I included a badge on my sidebar for the Everyday Adventure's blog network on Facebook. If you're on Facebook and want to join my network, that would be awesome! Let's network and connect

  • Don't forget to enter my balanced living giveaway, last day to enter is Wednesday!
How was everyone else's weekend? Am I the only one who has tomorrow off?


Arielle said...

I'm jealous of everyone's day off tomorrow! I don't have classes but I DO have a midterm! WTF man! Also, V-Day def bummed me out this year too. At least Lacey sent me some awesome stuff.

LBluca77 said...

How sweet of your dad to send you flowers.

I wish I had off tomorrow but at least on those days with so many people being off we are pretty slow at work. That can be nice too.

Enjoy your day.

Mandy said...

I was thinking that I was the only one who HAD to work tomorrow. Enjoy the day tomorrow for me please. =) How sweet is your dad? This year I refused to be down about my single status, I owned it and had one hell of a weekend -- which included one of my best friends, movies, shopping, and I bought myself some jewelry.

MonkeyBusiness said...

Awww, what beautiful flowers! And what a sweet dad!

We aren't allowed to get any personal mail or packages at work, so there were no flowers at my work. It's actually kind of nice for those of us that think the holiday is bogus. Although, it's a nice excuse to eat a million fun-size snickers.

I have the day off too tomorrow! I am pumped.

Blaez said...

my daddy use to give me flowers for vday too. but that stopped when i graduated highschool. lucky you!!

i got sonic for vday. it was grrreat!

i do have tomorrow off but only because of the hours cut back at work. damn recession!! Maegan said...

omg that's the sweetest ever! {also, your list is hilarious}

Kate, RD said...

Valentine's Day isn't all that...even when you are married. I am grateful to have gotten a gift from my Valentine, was a total FAIL! Will tell you the story, but it will have to be in-person!

Angela said...

Those tulips and other flowers are beautiful! I want my dad to get me a pretty flower arrangement.

Heidi Renée said...

Your dad is so sweet! I was "alone" for V Day too. So I just sucked it up and made myself a sweet treat.

On the plus side, I don't have to work tomorrow, either.

PomJob said...

No work tomorrow! I can't wait to sleep in and watch Regis & Kelly.

Your Dad is too cute and the flowers are beautiful!

What were they promoting at Nordstrom's with the traveling exhibit?

Princess Pointful said...

Aw, your dad is wonderful!
Mustaches? Not so much.

My poor MacBook is having problems. I am oh-so-very-upset over this :(

Little Miss Obsessive said...

#1 your Dad rocks for being so thoughtful to send you flowers :)

#2 I am super jealous because I will be at work tomorrow!

Maki said...

This is why I love your dad!!! The flower is gorgeous!! I love the color - so pretty!!!

Enjoy your day tomorrow:)

insomniaclolita said...

your dad is the sweetest :)

L.C.T. said...

Aw that's so sweet! I'm not single and I still don't do Vday. It's all a load of commercial rubbish!

and her heart it is in ireland said...

I think that is why I love Saturday's too, curling up with a great book and a cup of tea.

Those are some gorgeous flowers, how sweet of your Dad!

Deutlich said...

The weekend was awesome... but mainly because it was a 3-day. haha.

Erin said...

The flowers from your dad are gorgeous. My dad is actually the only man who ever sent me flowers on Valentine's Day!

Glad you are enjoying your long weekend. :)

Lauren said...

Aw, your dad sent you flowers! That's so cute!

I love your list of Key Learnings. Too funny. Watching TV and reading until noon would be awesome.

Kyla Bea said...

That's such a cool exhibit, it looks like so much fun! You've got a little piece of the experience that the kids on stage will have!

Ray said...

Your Dad sounds so great! What beautiful flowers.
SOO excited about the Oscars, can't wait! That exhibit looks like fun times.

The Modern Gal said...

Those flowers are beautiful! I love tulips and daisies way better than roses any day of the year but especially on V-Day.

Maris said...

Beautiful flowers!! Your dad sounds like a keeper :)

Kate said...

Um, your dad is AWESOME.

Miss Grace said...

I'm finding you on Facebook right this minute :)

Preston said...

I took off today although my work was open. I needed the day of rest. And I was busy with my play on Valentine's day to be too concerned over being alone. And one more thing, you had to ruin the cleaning elves myth for me, eh? I was so hoping that they'd eventually show up at my house!

Maxie said...

Thank the lord I have a vacation day planned for next month... I don't think i could make it until memorial day.

Megkathleen said...

Awww - your dad's so sweet!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

Don't remind your single friends that they're "alone" on Valentine's Day. Thanks, we got the memo


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