Because I can’t help but write about this, I’ll be posting a post. It seems the 30 day challenges aren’t quite working, the weekends pretty much screw me over when I try and do 30 day challenges. But, now that I have abandoned the 30 day LJ challenge, it’s safe to say I am ready to let it be as much as possible from here on out, to keep my records and LJ-y land all happy!!!
So, having addressed the fact I officially give up on my 30 day for now (It looks like I was pretty successful though, for posting LOTS of stuff day to day!) I will go ahead and move on and go to the next phase: just posting whenever I can!
Next on my list, the reason I wanted to post this morning was that because 5 minutes ago, on my commute back to my side of town (where my office is) I was driving the city Ford Escape Hybrid, feeling particularly cheerful after slashing down my worklist by 50% in the first 3 hours of work (my list appeared super long when I came in to the orface today) … and I see another Ford Escape. No biggie, I usually ignore this type of thing. Why? Well, it’s not even my vehicle for one (although I admit it is really fun driving the Escape, I won’t even lie about it – for a Hybrid, it does great and it’s also a SUVish ride) – my vehicle having “CITY OF ISSAQUAH – FOR OFFICIAL BUSINESS ONLY” on the side…
The guy in the vehicle next to me, I notice – is blatantly and unabashedly STARING at me, with his head pointed directly at ME. Hmmmm, I think. Then I look closer. Wow, he looks like Matt. Matt’s only the hottest gay guy ever (yes, Matt – you can take credit for being super hot, I realize Matt is probably going to read this!)
So I crane my neck to the side and stare back for a moment, sort of surprised. I had been in a reverie of half-caff coffee, great friendly users, and sunshine induced thoughts. Warm, coffee drink in hand (rare these days, because I accidentally gave up coffee about 5 or 6 months ago), productivity high, people being agreeable on a PayDay Friday. I realize I am running on and sort of ADD in this post.
So, it’s a dude who looks like Matt – and so he smiles at me. I’m still wondering. IS THAT MATT??? Which is why I stared back, because I seriously thought it was Matt for a good 5 seconds. Count them out, One-thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three etc, five seconds I’m wondering if this is Matt.
Then I decided, no – not Matt. So why is he matching my speed and staring? Another course where they think I escaped high-school and stole a city vehicle again? I think that now days this is actually becoming less common than when I first started work at Issy.
I shrug it off for a moment until we reach a stop light, when I double check AGAIN, is this Matt???? He wants me to roll down my window… hmmm. Okay, why not. Maybe this IS Matt – This is how convinced I am that this might be Matt, same general look. Which to say the least, is… Sexy.
He asks me how my gas milage is, unabashedly outgoing and clearly flirty, I’m still in shock once I hear his voice I realize again, “no. Definitely not Matt. Matt has one thing on this guy… the sexy voice.” It’s not that this guy had a lousy voice, but if you’ve spoken to Matt for any length of time, you realize that Matt has another bonus for all the gay men: Matt could talk about dogshit and kid vomit and somehow make it sound attractive. (No, I don’t worship Matt – I’m just being real here.) Matt is a good friend and I love who he is as a person. But I also recognize his attributes too. Poor me. Having attractive friends, oh – I lead a rough life.
And then as the light changes he says, “really, I just wanted an excuse to say ‘hi!’ And with that, we drive off. Perhaps 5 or 6 years older than Matt, still. This will wake you up more than a half-caff.
And in other news, the weekend is coming like a freight train, and I’m gloriously happy about this. Chiropractic today, Yoga, and then more puppy spoiling is on deck for the evening. I might even squeeze in a trip to Good Will to drop off some stuff I want out of my house, so we can continue spiffing our home. I have a house guest coming in a week from Australia for a few days, and I hope his arrival will spur on some great stuff, like my home being spiffed.
I also have to drop by Marysville this weekend. Blargity. My check engine light came on. I called my hot mechanic (yes, the world might very well revolve around men today) and he said perhaps a sensor wasn’t hooked up because he forgot it or something. He apologized and said to drop by. The car still runs great and so I figured it is something really simple.
Guess I will have to bug my parents and see if they want a visit this weekend; I’ve been visiting them more since I found Mr. Stud Mechanic up North. Or maybe this is my chance to drop by Travis and Krista’s… not sure if my energy mode is in “let’s visit the fam” mode though. Admittedly.
But it HAS been a while since I saw Conner. Who knows. Needless to say, my day is going right along. Sweeeeet!
Oh, and lastly, I got a new laptop at work after waiting since my last upgrade, in 2005. This thing is pretty rad. And the coolest thing is that the battery lasts on it. I have not had a laptop with a working battery (work or personal machine) in like 3 years. I'm seriously eating this up. Finally I take my work laptop with me all over the city now and can set up anywhere, anytime. It's been a breath of fresh air, honestly.