Friday, February 15, 2008

The Power of Positive Thinking

Yes, seriously.

Yesterday was a good day.

No, I did not meet the love of my life, as Susan Miller predicted. I did get to roll around on the floor with a cute boy, but that was just for class. (God I love my program.)

Yesterday was, in case you missed it, Valentine's Day. And this year, I made a decision. I was absolutely, 100%, not going to be miserable.

And you know what?

It worked.

I totally caved and bought myself a pair of red Emu boots, which arrived first thing in the morning from with a free box of Godiva chocolates reading "Be Our Valentine." Awesome.

I said "Awwww..." and grinned when my podmate got a dozen roses.

I wished everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.

I smiled. All. Day.

And it felt freaking great.

After class (yes, the one where I got to roll around with the cute boy) I was talking to another girl about Valentine's Day. She loves the holiday because growing up her mother always made it a special day for her and her siblings. I thought it was sweet. I told her that this was the year I decided to stop being Bitter Single Girl...

HER: So what are you now? Happy Coupled-Up Girl?

ME: (laughs) No, just Non-Bitter, Cheerful Single Girl.

HER: Oh. I always thought you and B were a couple.

ME: (rolls eyes) Yeah, you and everyone else in the department. He's got a girlfriend, he just never talks about her so nobody knows she exists...

And even that conversation did not dampen my spirits.

Nor did screaming people and some guy getting arrested on the subway.

The mind, my friends, is clearly a powerful thing.

Oh, and my inner radiance must have translated outwardly as well, because I totally got hit on by some guy outside a bar on my way to the subway.

We made eye contact as I was passing and he got this really surprised look on his face.

HIM: Wow, hey! What's up??

ME: (smiling, still walking) Hey there.

HIM: Oh! Nice eyes!

ME: (laughing) Thanks.

HIM: (as I walk away) So can I take you to dinner??

And I grinned the whole way home.

Shit. Maybe that was who Susan Miller was talking about! think I should have said Yes?


Hope said...

Was he cute? You left out the most important piece of information!

I'm going to try do that tomorrow. I'm going to try to be Non-Bitter, Non-Disappointed, Non-'What time is it in Australia' Girl?

Hmmm. I hope it works.


Deutlich said...

ha! I love days like that. For seriously!

Anonymous said...

Haha! Don't make me laugh in my cubicle where there's only like three people in today.

I love those random interactions. And um. I like the idea of making valentine's day special for your kids. Wouldn't it save you so much sadness and torment to know that instead of having to go to school and wait for flowers from a boy, you could do something really cool with your mom? Not that I'll be having kids any time soon. But you get it.

brookem said...

I love this! I think it's so true that if you feel good inside, you look even better outside.

Was the dude cute?!?!

Stephanie said...

I think I'm going to follow your lead and do some positive thinking. Damn Susan Miller said that if in a serious relationship (which I am), I should expect a proposal around Valentine's Day. And my boyfriend's horoscope said that he would likely be giving a proposal around Valentine's Day. So now, I hate Susan Miller.

Also, I was skimming this post and at first I thought that this sentence:

And even that conversation did not dampen my spirits.

said "did not dampen my armpits."

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Anonymous said...

Good for you! You *definitely* should have said yes. Who knows know.. Hehe.