If a woodchuck had three margaritas and a shot of tequila?
I have about 10% of my laptop battery left. I’m feeling great from a night out with a friend at my favorite joint in town. Let’s see what comes out of the fingertips, shall we?
Chipotle knows my soul.
Let’s start here. With a bag from Chipotle. I worked from home today so I could be here for counter installation and I picked up Chipotle for lunch. I guess I didn’t realize they were putting inspirational quotes and full on stories on the bags now. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten take out from the ‘Potle. As I sat on my couch and settled into my brown rice burrito bowl, I saw the bag I had casually strewn aside. Obviously, it struck me enough that I had to stop and take a picture of it. “Do we really have the problem we think we have?” It’s a harkening back to my OD school days. What is the problem. What are we really trying to solve. It just made me stop and wonder, and for that, I think it’s share-worthy.
I met my dear friend Lisa, a grad school chum, for dinner tonight. She is preparing to move to Oregon and I will miss her a great deal, and we met to catch up and discuss her resume for job hunting in the new city. As she also knew D, of course the conversation drifted there for a while and Lisa said some of the nicest, wisest and simplest things to me that made me feel better. I feel like for the first time since the break up, I actually feel better, instead of pretending to feel better. Not only did I have great company, we went to my favorite place in the Short North – Bakersfield. Home of interesting tacos and strong margaritas. It is a testament to my new found “being okay” that you all didn’t get drunk text messages from me. When is the last time I did a shot? Probably grad school. And now, tonight.
Tonight – I have an almost complete kitchen. It’s the first time I’ve ever gotten to decide what my kitchen looks like. I’ve had nice kitchens before, but never ones I had input into. A very fun first. Tonight – I have a little bit of swagger back after Lisa tells me I’m going to be just fine. It can be very surprising to see yourself through someone else’s eyes – and tonight I was humbled (I may have even blushed) as Lisa spouted off my super qualities and assured me I was on my way to awesome. D may have brought me to Ohio – but if everything happens for a reason – I was brought here for the amazing work opportunities and the personal opportunities that I just don’t know about yet. Sigh. Lisa also made me delete his phone number from my phone. A good idea. It was time. I mean, I still have his email address, but it’s a step, right?
I head back to the Lou tomorrow for my baby nieces baptism. I can’t wait to hold that baby girl and smush her little cheeks! I’ll also be seeing a Cowboy Mouth concert, having lunch and dinner with friends and running in Tower Grove Park. I registered for a 15K (about 9.5 miles) in November and I’m officially in training mode. It’s good for me to have a running goal. I’ve realized I missed it. I also miss how I look when I was running. So… back at it. I have mileage on my calendar, just like I did for the first half. I am slowly finding the space in my life where the relationship once occupied. He’s really not coming for me. And, I guess that’s really okay. I know that’s okay. “Because I’ve got game, baby.” (I don’t really – it’s just a quote from Sports Night.)
And that’s time. Battery nearly dead.
Major takeaways: I have an emerging social structure in Columbus, people think I’m cute and fun and smart, tequila shots are occasionally a good idea, The Mindy Project is a good show to have on in the background after said tequila shots.
OH – and break up song du jour?
I heard it in the car the other night and played it non stop a couple nights ago. And just like you eventually get tired of a song you play non stop for hours, I got tired of my own loop of thoughts about the whole thing.