After enjoying an excellent, relaxing weekend, I found out that my best friend IS going to come into town next weekend. This meant that I had an excuse to invite people over for something absolutely random. I decided to have a Dirty Dancing slumber party where we come in pajamas, watch the movie, have snacks, maybe take a quiz on the movie or have a mini-talent show (although that will probably have to do with RockBand or SingStar more than an actual rehearsed talent)… I have printed off the inconsistencies in the movie (I love stuff like that) & prepped the soundtrack for pre- & post-movie listening. Any ideas of how else to turn this mellow get together into something still mellow but also AWESOME!?
Archive for April, 2010
Just as I was about to sigh & get ready for another day of rainy day schedule, I saw this picture, and it inspired me to have a better attitude.
I reminded myself to smile, to be cheerful & to enjoy my students.
Then, for fun, I looked out the window. It looked promising. I checked the forecasted weather & it will be 78 & sunny today – perfect!
A little positive attitude was repaid in spades!
He’s so great that he’s always on my mind. Something about that guy just makes me beam (an awesome quality to have in a husband). Here are some things we particularly like to do:
- make up needlessly complicated acronyms to tell each other “I love you” (example: IRLYVMLAL, sent earlier this week, is “I really love you very much like A LOT”)
- sit on the couch together & cuddle & watch movies
- spoon both ways before we go to sleep (me on the outside first, then him on the outside second)
- cook / bake for each other
- find inconsistencies in TV shows / movies that we watch (her hair was over her shoulder in that shot, then behind, then over again)
- saying “ly” when people forget to properly adverbialize (made that word up), usually just to the TV
- play card games with flexible rules & not keep score
- not play Clue or Connect Four
- speak in funny voices / have conversations in quotes from friends / media we enjoy
- send each other links via MSN Messenger, even if we’re in the same room
- have long, chatty dinners
- plan things we want for the future (names of children, parties we want to throw, vacations we want to take, etc.)
I seriously love that guy SSSMLAWL (so so so much, like a WHOLE lot).
I am missing my best friend right now. Due to living in different cities & a recent increase of busyness (that seems like it shouldn’t be a word) in both of our schedules, we’re at a low ebb of hanging out. As she’s on my mind, I am going to list some of my favorite things to do with her.
- linger over a meal and talk
- find ridiculous things to try on / comment on / wear (outfits, t-shirts, Maltese plaques, commemorative flags)
- watch her make my husband laugh & vice versa
- send random links /emails that no one else will appreciate
- plan future events
- discuss how ridiculously cute & young her dog looks
- share wincingly horrible stories of grammar misconduct at our job sites (newspaper & school, both of which contain people who should know better)
They’re small things, to be sure, but I love her for them.