Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Story Time

It's been rainy, cloudy, sleety in my neck of the woods. Snowing to the ends of the earth on the East coast. And I'm sure it's cold and miserable up in the Midwest.

So I figured I'd take a much-needed study break & enlighten y'all with a cheerful story.

This actually happened a few weeks ago....but I was reminiscing on it today. - And decided it might be blog-worthy. Unfortunately, typing it out doesn't give the safe effect as being told in person.

But here we go.

Remember how I once said I am terrible at talking on the phone? Here is a little flash to really represent this truth!

Background Info
: Ryan used to have a "work phone", but now that he has switched departments/buildings/programs -- I don't have his new number. I never once called his work phone, so am not really sure why it was in my phonebook.

But anyways--back to the story.

We live in a decently populated city of the Southwest. Where it isn't reallly common to just *run* into someone you know. Ryan attends a considerably large University. In fact, as of 2007, the U of A had 36,733 students enrolled.

However, the other day, I was driving down the university area during the day on my way to class -- and saw him crossing the street on his way to class.

Being my husband's #1 Fan -- I rolled down my window and embarrased him shamelessly.

"Ryan Nastaseeeeeeeeee!!! Ryan!!! Ryan Nastasee!!! Hi!!!!"

He just kind of stopped in his tracks in a state of confusion, and finally turned to see it was his wife -- and smiled & waved.(Meanwhile, many people were staring at me, him, and wondering what the hell is going on)

Being so, uncontrollably excited to see him I immediately grab my phone (which is kind of new, and I'm still not the best at operating) -- go IMMEDIATELY to his name in my phone book, hit send twice and call "Ryan".

And this is how the conversation went down with the man I called....:

Abby: Oh my God!!! I can't believe I just saw you -- the most handsome goodlooking man in Tucson just walking down the street!?!?! How ARE you? Did you hear me screaming at you? Did I embarass you?

Man: Uhm...I think-...

Abby: (interrupting) I mean WHAT ARE THE CHANCES!!! I NEVER run into you! I'm sorry if I embarrased you. I was just so EXCITED to SEE you!!!!

Man: Who is this?

Abby: Oh!! You're playing that game, huh! (baby voice) Did I make Wyan feel embawwassed? So he's pwetending he doesn't know me?

Man: Um. Seriously, ma'am, I have no idea who this is.

Abby: Oh! You're FUNNY! Actually, you're not funny. You're damn funny. So cute. It's your fricking wife! (**we like to joke, we're really not verbally abusive with each other**)

Man: I don't have a wife.....

Abby: OH REALLY?! You just keep getting cuter. Who ARE YOU.

Man: This is Bill.

Abby: Ohhhh okay, Bill. Can I call you Billy-Bob?

(beep occurs on the phone indicating I am getting a call...look at caller ID and see it is my husband calling)

Wait. This isn't Ryan.

Man: No, this isn't Ryan. Ma'am. I am really sorry?

Abby: OH MY GOD!!! Ooooops!


Yep! I called Ryan's old work phone. Not Ryan. Meanwhile, this new, bombarded, (probably) interning electrical engineer is scared, confused, and totally freaked out.

But don't worry. I went to class for 3 hours, and forgot about this occurence.

On the way home that night, I called Ryan (as usual) to inform him I'm on my way!

But instead of actually calllling him, I just hit "redial".

Abby: I'm on my way hoooome! Oh my God! So GET THIS -- I called the wrong number early and harrassed this poor little guy name Billy!!!! I felt so bad.

Man: Uhm. I still don't know who this is, but you still have the wrong number.

Yes. I called this poor guy two times during the same day. How mortifying. This truly exemplifies just how poor my phone skills are. I didn't let the person on the other line get a word in. And look at the end result.

After explaining it to Ryan, all he could do was laugh. And turn red in embarrassment...for me. And just simply said "Yes, you really need to work on your phone skills, babe."

So moral of the story....

No matter HOW COMFORTABLE you are with a person -- always always always make sure you've called the correct person with a normal, traditional entrance on the phone like "Hey" or "Hi, how are you doing today?"


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ten On Tuesday!

1. Sometimes I wish my life was more.......
-Planned. I plan my weeks down to the day, down to the hour, to the minute, almost to the second. However, I don't know when I have clinicals next rotation (which is in a month), I don't know the exact day I graduate, take my NCLEX, start working. I don't even know if I have a solidfied job, when it starts, where I'll be, and what not. It drives me nuts and keeps me from sleeping at night!!

2. How do you cure the hiccups?
-You remove the inflammation that is occuring with your stomach/esophagus. How this is done? I am not positive. I have found that drinking lots and lots and lots of water (NOT ice water, however!) Or take Tums. However, when I Get the hiccups -- I might as well just go hide in my own private room b/c it'll go on for a lonnnng time! It gets annoying.

3. What are 3 of your favorite indulgences?
-Yogurt + frozen fruit + dried oatmeal
-Clothes shopping
-A glass of wine

4. Where is the most exotic place you would like to travel to? The most mundane?

-Exotic? I lack global knowledge when it comes to traveling -- but I would like to go to Africa. Maybe a safari?
-Mundane...I don't know if it's mundane -- but I would like to see Antarctica. It's so natural, preserved, and beautiful....but cold.

5. Does having your time planned out stress you or relax you?

-Definitely relaxes!!!!! Refer to Question #1.

6. What are your favorite fabrics to wear?
-Fabric? Hi. I am basically a boy. I don't really know fabrics very well. But I love wearing sweaters. And nylon -- work out gear! :)

7. Do you sleep through the night?
-No :( I used to....I used to be such a great sleeper. Now I arise at about 3:00 AM -- and stare at the clock, pray, stressed, and stare at the clock.

8. When you were younger, what did you think you would be doing at this age? How close is that to what you are doing?
-I thought I would be an architect. I also thought I'd have like 4 kids. I have no concept of time, age, or anything at all. My predictions are so far from my life now.

Thank God!!!

9. What has surprised you most about growing up?
There are serveral factors that stand out to me as I grow up. The greatest thing that stands out to me (not so much surprises) is that the lessons & advice my parents taught me came SO true. If I would have completely listend and acted all ears on what they told/taught/embedded in would've been so much easier to "get".

I am surprised by how fast life goes the older I get!

10. Are you good at keeping secrets?
-Yes. Although difficult at times, I'm pretty good at keeping things quiet. I used to not be, but as I have grown -- I have become more "conservative" and quiet about things.

Monday, February 8, 2010

You know things are good when.....

In lieu of Valentine's Day coming up...I have a nice, cheesy, post for you today!

Well, today marks 6 months (1/2 year) of being married.

Some of you (probably most of you) may read this and laugh hysterically that one would get excited about this. But where is there a rule book saying:
"You are only allowed to celebrate your marriage on an annual basis."

Unless I am lacking on resources, I don't think there is a rule out there like that.

And upon celebrating 1/2 year of a great start to a marriage I was surprised today!

Now, sometimes there are moments where you just know that a certain person is right for you. And they do things that no one else in the world would do for you. In fact, no one else in the world would be thrilled by it -- but I am.

And this is how I know that Ryan is right:

We are celebrating this evening since we didn't have a weekend. He had guard drill and late nights at the library, and I had volunteering and school responsibilites. Our menu is Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers, bruschetta, and of couse a salad. As I was getting the meat slow cooking for the peppers; Ryan had to run to the store....

And he returned with a package containing the following:

-12 Red Roses
-Balsalmic vinegar (even in a fancy jar)
-And a bouquet of Limes and lemons (not really a bouquet...but a plentiful amount.
-Carmex in the tube--not the stick or jar (very nostalgic of my childhood)

Some of you may read this, and think "That's kind of odd." But if you only knew my true love for citrus (the limes and lemons) and the balsalmic vinegar. Or if one could understand how I just grin ear-to-ear and am brought back to age 7 when I put on carmex from a tube.........

It's the simple things in life that bring us some very happy moments!