Sunday, February 28, 2010

#48 I'm Just Wild About Harry

I became a Harry Connick, Jr. fan after watching one of my all-time favorite movies, "When Harry Met Sally." Harry contributed heavily to the soundtrack. Like one of his songs, he is "Heavenly," both in looks and in voice.

I was lucky enough to see him in concert several years ago (2004?) at the Murat Theatre for a Christmas show. It turns out a good friend of mine, Diane, has a HCJr. connection. Her cousin's son is Harry's stage manager. Or was, I'm not sure if he is anymore. Julie and I had the opportunity to get really good seats to the show and then waited with the family after the show for a meet and greet. He was so sweet - he made a beeline to granny, the stage manager's grandmother, and gave her a big hug. Once he made his way to us, I smiled and said, "I'm your 'biggest' fan!" I thought I was being very clever but he didn't seem especially amused. He did pose for a picture. He's pretty close in height to Jim Harbaugh, but again, happily married (to Jill Goodacre, a former Victoria's Secret model).

I think we saw him on one other occasion, and was excited to see that he was in town this year. Yesterday, actually. Unfortunately I had to work all day/night yesterday and missed the show. Maybe next time!

Friday, February 19, 2010

#47 It's A Wonderful World

While walking out of Meijer last night, a tall woman in front of me turned around and said, "It's a nice world we're a part of!" referring to the tall world. I responded, "It sure is!" and walked to my car with a smile on my face.

Monday, February 15, 2010

#46 Olympic Fever

I had a few friends over Friday night for the Olympic opening ceremonies. I love the Olympics! I will not get much sleep over the next two weeks staying up to watch all of the action.

I had to laugh Saturday while watching the ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined. The announcer referred to one guy as the Gentle Giant. He's 6'2"! Apparently ski jumpers aren't usually very tall. Maybe it's hard to keep the long arms and legs going in the same direction...

#45 Black Sunday

I jokingly call any Valentine's Day "Black whatever-day-it-is" (Black Monday, Tuesday, Sunday). I've never been in a relationship during Valentine's Day. One of my boyfriends broke up with me the week before! I admit that I usually feel a little down during the day not having someone to celebrate with. However, this year I didn't really think about it as much. Maybe it was because the sun was shining brightly on the snow. Maybe it was because I was busy making the candy bouquets for Aaron and Megan. I do believe that the best cure for feeling bad about anything in your own life is to do something for someone else.

I spent the afternoon at my parent's house and Paul and the kids dropped by. They loved their bouquets!

P.S. Aaron told me what his friend, Eric, got his girlfriend for Valentine's Day last Friday -- he bought 11 bunches of bananas and put them in her desk in their journalism class, along with a stuffed monkey and a card that said, "I'm bananas for you." How sweet is that?

No matter what your relationship situation, I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day!

#44 Walgreen's Pickup

My boss's Valentine's gift (Post #42) inspired me to make candy bouquets for my niece and nephew. I bought a glue gun at JoAnn Fabrics, along with some green foam bricks and wood skewers. Next stop, Walgreen's for some candy. I have never bought so much candy at one time in my life!

While in the candy aisle, a man walked up next to me. He was tall and gray-haired, around 65 I would guess. He complimented me on my height and then asked, "Would you go on a date with an old man?" I thanked him, told him I was very flattered, but that he was a little out of my age range. He understood, and then commented that he wished he were 20 to 30 years younger. It was very flattering, regardless of his age.

Why can't tall guys my age ask me out at the store?

#43 Think Pink

This past Saturday I attended a Butler women's basketball game against Cleveland State. It was one of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Think Pink" games to bring awareness to breast cancer. Butler's team wore pink uniforms and shoes. The coaches wore pink shoes too. A former co-worker of mine, Seph, is an assistant coach for Butler and rounded out his attire with a pink shirt and tie.

Several other co-workers met me at the game. Jen and I participated in a halftime event that is supposed to be on YouTube - we all put on pink rubber gloves, stood on the playing floor and stood in the shape of a pink ribbon. I haven't looked for it yet to see what it looks like. It was a close game and Butler trailed, but they came through in the end for a win. They were second in the Horizon League before the win, so are having a good season.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

#42 Awesome Valentine's Gift

Last Friday my boss surprised me with a Valentine's Day gift - a candy bar bouquet! When he brought it to me all I could say was, "Whoa!!!"

Flowers die after a few days, but this candy will last at least a couple weeks.

Monday, February 8, 2010

#41 Blue Monday

Alas, it was not meant to be for the Colt's to win Super Bowl XLIV. If we had to lose, I am "happy" to lose to the Saints. I like their quarterback, Drew Brees (former Purdue QB), and I am happy for the city of New Orleans to have something to celebrate. Mardi Gras will start a little early this year!

#40 World's Smallest Grocery Store

Megan just posted some pictures to Facebook that I had forgotten about. While in Auburn (Post No. 21), we stopped at Kroger to buy cereal. The store was remodeling and it just so happened that the cereal aisle was not very accessible.

We did our best to get as far as we could down the aisle and then just started taking funny pictures. Luckily we found cereal at the end of another aisle so we didn't starve.

Monday, February 1, 2010

#39 "Very Superstitious" Part Deux

An update on my search for Super Bowl tickets - I had an offer this morning of two tickets for $4,000. I sent it to Aaron just for kicks. His text reply, "Woah...that's a no. LOL." I second that thought. Sorry Aaron!