For whatever reason, I thought redheads would have more fun.

If We Were Houses

I've been building a place to call home.

For the longest time, I didn't care for my house at all because I was sure he was coming.  So I waited by the window for him, using only about a quarter of the house.  "I know it's not ideal, but once he comes, then I'll put money down and we'll renovate together," I reasoned.  I looked out for him day and night.  Waiting.  Waiting, I thought, quite patiently.  For years.  Until it slowly dawned on me that perhaps there wasn't anyone coming.  That I had to live in this big ol' house.  Alone.

And I cried.  All those years wasted.

Finally, I stopped crying.  I rubbed my eyes and looked around.  Time to get to work.  I took sheets off the furniture and faced what lay underneath.  I found books I had forgotten I had bought.  And clothes that begged to be worn.  Lots of items saved for rainy days that would never come.

The Lobster

Lonely.  Love is a fantasy.  Partner up based on lies.

Catch 22

I don't understand when guys brag about being awesome at grilling meat.  Meat is the easiest thing to cook.  If you can make vegetables delicious, then you've got my interest.

I remember telling my coworker once that I just wanted a guy who would cut fruit for me.  She laughed and said I was asking for the impossible.  But there were two guys that did.  One just offered.  And one cut me an apple because I asked him to.

I might have dated either of them had they asked.  But they never did.  Maybe because they worked under me.  Finally, I brought up a guy that I had a slight interest in to one of them.  He and his friend said, "Of course you'd only be interested in someone who drove a nice car."  Or "Of course, you'd be attracted to a very tall guy."  "You stupid gremlin," I wanted to say.  If you asked me, I'd say yes too.  You cowardous fool you.

The Unicorn and the Possum

I had lunch with the girls today.  One shared a personality game kind of story and we all went around the table sharing our answers.  My answer was so hilarious I thought I'd share it.

It starts with, "You enter a forest.  What animal do you see?''  Don't think about it.  Just give your instinctive answer.  Some of the answers shared were bear, deer, rabbit, sheep, lion, and dog.  I said unicorn because they are amazing, pure, and majestic.

Be Unique

I definitely think God has a sense of humor.  I went to Unique LA today to work a booth for Cardtorial.  It was my first show and I was pretty excited because hello! You're supporting local businesses.  My boss encouraged me to attend an informational meeting a couple weeks before and I distinctly remember the speaker saying think about your presentation, of the booth but your brand in general.  And to wear comfortable shoes.

The booth was already handled by my boss so the only thing I could control was me.  I wanted to be an extension of our brand.  All of our products are made of wood.  And we were pushing for our new floral monogram products.

I like to know details about events so that I can dress the part.  The California Market Center is somewhere I used to work before so I knew it could get very cold.  First things first, I put on my yellow suede sneakers which I knew would get me through the entire day.  Matching the yellow, I put on a lemon print top.  I also selected a green flowy trench that I needed to wash.  I was debating between shorts but ultimately went with my golden skirt because I wanted to keep it slightly more professional.  And off I went to work the booth.