Sunday, February 25, 2007

Work and Stuff

I've had a somewhat relaxing weekend. Didn't do a whole lot except run a bunch of errands, but relaxed at night and stayed in like the old lady that I am. The Swimmer got the job he was interviewing for, so he was beyond excited. He kept repeating the same stories over and over again, but he was so excited I didn't have the heart to tell him he'd already told me the stories many times before. He realized it last night and apologized, but I told him no need to, he's excited and I think it's cute and at least he realized he had told me the stories many times, otherwise I would have been worried.

Tomorrow I leave for Dallas for a work meeting until Thursday evening. I'm not excited about the work meeting, but at least it'll make time fly by. I just hate having to sit in meetings in a small room all day, from 8am until 5pm, I'm not built for that! That's why I have the job I have, so I can start my day when I want and end it when I want. But we only have these meetings maybe three times a year, so I can't complain too much. There's just too much hype and chaos at the meetings and that's just not my style, I'm too laidback for all that commotion. I hope the food doesn't suck at this meeting as much as it has in the past. That's the worst, not only are you stuck in these meetings all day, but you're also hungry because the food was gross, so all you ate was a roll and a cookie for lunch. I bring granola bars and other snacks, but it doesn't make up for no real food. I guess that's all you can expect when the hotel is feeding 1500 people. Oh well, I'm a food snob and I can't help it!

Besides that, not much else going on, my Mom has been out of the country visiting relatives since my aunt is very sick, so it's been weird not talking to her as much as usual. I'm used to speaking with my Mom at least twice a day for at least a half hour, so only talking to her for 5 minutes every other day or so sucks. She'll be back soon though, so it'll be back to normal in no time.

I'm excited for my visit to LA to see The Swimmer in less than 2 weeks. It'll be cool to see him in his own surroundings, see his apartment and his neighborhood. I still wish he was coming to visit me instead, but it's only fair and again, it'll be nice to see where he lives. It's just different than being in the comfort of your own home. Random question: Is anyone else as freaked out about going to the bathroom (#2) when your significant other is in the other room as I am? I'm always scared that that will gross a guy out or something even though everybody does it.

Anyways, gotta finish laundry and pack for my trip!

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Poor Swimmer, he's going through a really stressfull time right now and it's giving him mini anxiety attacks that are really bumming him out. It's cute though, when he talks to me about it, he's always like, "It doesn't bother you that I talk to you about this stuff, right? You don't think less of me?" I always reassure him that it definitely doesn't bother me, it only makes me like him more for being so open and not afraid to show his weaknesses.

So The Swimmer and I are IMing now and he said that he misses me and hates being alone now, knowing that I'm all the way across the country. I reminded him of what I said when he was here, that I'm not really tied to my city that much, so we'll see how things go and that there has to be an endpoint to the long distance part of our relationship. He agreed and said that he had been thinking about it and that he doesn't want it to be more than a year. That he has a lot of things he wants to do, like buy a condo and start thinking about grad school and that he wants me to be a part of that. Can I just say it? Awhhhh!! I'm so glad that he and I are on the same page on this and he's been thinking the same thing I have.

On another, yet somewhat related topic, I am definitely getting a dreaded UTI. They are no fun at all, but I definitely got it having fun! If you've never gotten a UTI, you're lucky. They really suck, especially if it's a bad one. So, first thing tomorrow, I'm going to call my doctor and ask for a prescription for some antibiotics, which I hate taking, but I'd rather take them than have a UTI. I hate antibiotics because they sometimes irritate my stomach and I'm also paranoid about taking antibiotics and developing some antibiotic-resistant infection. At least I'm pretty sure she'll prescribe Levaquin which usually doesn't irritate my stomach too much. I know, I know too much for my own good, that's what happens when you're a medical nerd!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Get it together!

I've finally calmed down enough from dropping The Swimmer off at the airport to be able to write. We had another phenomenal weekend together. I picked him up from the airport at 3:30pm on Saturday and we came straight back to my place. He took a quick shower and we snuggled in bed until 7pm. It just felt amazing. We went out to dinner at our favorite sushi restaurant and then came back and relaxed for a bit. On Sunday, we went and saw "Breach" which was pretty good, he wanted to go to the movies with me for some reason! We got lunch and then came back to my place, ate, took a nap and then watched my favorite movie, "Back to the Future" together. After that we went to the bar behind my building for dinner and then came back and watched some basketball. I was dozing off on the couch and woke up and told him how sleepy I was getting. He then told me he had a surprise for me and that I needed to stay on the couch with my eyes and ears covered. After a few minutes, The Swimmer came and got me and led me to my bedroom. It looked normal, but then, he opened my bathroom door and I saw my surprise. All around my bathtub, there were candles and rose petals and a bubble bath set up for me. My knees almost gave out from under me I was so surprised and happy. I have never had a boyfriend do anything so sweet for me and The Swimmer couldn't believe that he had done it himself as he had never wanted to do anything like that for anyone before. We then took a long bath together while I continued to have the permanent grin I had on my face since I picked him up from the airport. Yesterday, we bummed around most of the day and went to the grocery store so I could shop for dinner, which I was cooking for him, including homemade apple pie for dessert. After eating dinner, he watched my favorite TV show, "Prison Break," with me, ate apple pie and then watched our guilty pleasure, "The Hills." We had the best night's sleep last night, it was amazing, I don't think I've ever slept that well with a guy in my bed before. Today we just lazed around, went back to the sushi restaurant for lunch and relaxed together before grabbing a quick dinner and then going to the airport.

All I could say to myself since I woke up this morning was, "Get it together!" I've been on the verge of tears for most of the day even though The Swimmer and I bought my plane ticket to visit him in LA in just two and a half weeks. I'm finding that's the hardest part of being in a long distance relationship - spending so much time with the person and then having to be without that person for weeks. It does help that we talk so much and that we already know when we're going to see each other again, but it's just hard to get used to having someone around all the time and then have to take them to the airport. I'm just really falling for The Swimmer, he continues to surprise me and make me fall for him more and more. He's just so sweet, caring, smart, funny, sensitive and he makes me feel so safe, happy and cared for. I told him I wish he lived here and he told me that he wished I lived in LA. I told him that we'll see how things go and then take it from there and that I'm open to change. If only I were rich, I would move out to LA right away. Unfortunately, I am not rich, so like he and I discussed, one step at a time.

Does the leaving the airport part get any easier? How can I not be on the verge of tears the whole last day, even though we know we're going to see each other again soon? It was even hard walking through my door into my place knowing he wasn't with me or there waiting for me. He already text messaged me saying that he misses me already. Right before we left for the airport, he grabbed me, hugged me and told me how much he's going to miss hugging me, sleeping with me and waking up next to me. I had to stop him and tell him that he was going to make me cry, even though I already had tears streaming down my cheeks because I was feeling the same way. It was just an amazing feeling falling asleep next to him and waking up next to him, I never want that to stop. I start crying just thinking about it now, how am I going to be on a plane leaving LA after I visit him? Don't get me wrong, these aren't only tears of sadness, they're also tears of happiness because I feel like the luckiest girl in the world since I found the greatest guy.

Edit: Funny thing happened. I remembered to un-bookmark my blog for The Swimmer's visit, yet I did not remember to sign myself out of e-mail, so he saw that the e-mail address I use for this blog starts with SingleGirl and he was like, "Single, huh?" I quickly told him that this e-mail address was from before him and I became an item and that quelled it, but it was still funny and I used it to tease him with, "Somebody wants to be my boyfriend!" To which he replied that he already is and we're definitely exclusive and I said, "I know! Yay!"

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The day has come....

I can't believe it, but I guess I should, the day has arrived and The Swimmer is on his way to see me! It just doesn't feel real even though I know it is. I'm making the final preparations as I type this. I did a big cleaning of my place last night and now I'm just washing the sheets and I'm going to take a shower and wear my hot new shoes to go to the airport! It's noon now and his flight arrives at 3:30pm. Wow... I can't believe I'm going to see him today! Anyways, not going to post again until Tuesday night after he leaves, but I'll be too busy being with The Swimmer, so I won't miss it. The hibernation with The Swimmer begins soon!!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Hot shoes!

Yay! I got the really hot shoes I posted about in my last post. They are ridiculously hot and I can't wait to wear them to the airport tomorrow to pick up The Swimmer! Even though I usually give myself a day off from the gym on Fridays, I think I'm going to go today because Crazy Girl and I had a fattening lunch at the mall, so I feel like I should work it off at the gym today in anticipation of spending most of this weekend naked. Off to the gym for me!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Almost here!

Despite a bad afternoon yesterday, I had a wonderful Valentine's Day for the first time ever! The bad afternoon was my manager's fault- he wasn't supposed to work with me today, only yesterday, but yesterday afternoon, he told me he was also going to work with me today because the rep he was supposed to work with had a family emergency. Not to go into too much detail, but that wasn't what made it so bad, it was that when I told him that it would be my sixth day of having someone working with me, he laughed. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but of all of the people working for my manager, I have the best numbers, so in my opinion, I should be left alone. When he laughed, it set me off. There is one thing that will ignite the fury in me and that is when I feel like I'm not being taken seriously. It all stems from my parent's divorce. My father would never take me seriously when I would try to talk to him, he'd always tell me that I was too young to know anything or someone was putting ideas in my head or something, even though I sure as hell knew what I was talking about and no one was putting any ideas in my head. So even now, when I feel like I'm not being taken seriously when I am being very serious, I get very upset.

The Swimmer was wonderful with calming me down and making me feel better though. When I woke up yesterday morning and checked my e-mail, I had an e-card from The Swimmer waiting for me. It was a very sweet Valentine's card that put a humongous smile on my face. Then, last night, he told me that he feels like "we are really meant to be together." He's just amazing, I can't say it enough. When we were IMing today, I told him that my Mom might be at my airport at the same time he is on Saturday and he volunteered to meet my Mom. I thought that was really cute, but a) my Mom doesn't have a long layover at my airport and b) I think it might be too soon for him to meet my Mom and I'd rather it didn't happen in an airport coffee shop, you know? Plus I'm sure The Swimmer would much rather get back to my place as soon as possible once he lands! I just can't believe that he's going to be here so soon, it almost seems surreal. It feels like I haven't seen him in months, but it's only been one month since I saw him. I just can't wait to be in his arms again!

Anyways, tomorrow after a quick day of work, Crazy Girl and I are going to the mall so that I can see if I want to buy a pair of shoes I found online that are obscenely cute, I think I must have them. I've been trying to be really good about not spending and I haven't bought a new pair of shoes since November and for me, that's a long time as I am obsessed with shoes - the higher the heel, the better!

What will soon be my new pair of shoes, I think: In black with the red peep!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


As predicted, this week is flying by so far. Tomorrow I have Steadman, my manager, working with me. He worked with me on Valentine's Day last year too, so to remind him of that and the fact that it's Valentine's Day, I got him a little box of chocolates. I'm hoping it's not too long of a day with him, but he was originally supposed to work with me for two days and now that he's only with me for one day, it might be a long one. Who knows! So we shall see. I have an appointment for a waxing tomorrow evening too, so it will be a long day, but at least Thursday will be somewhat calm. Crazy Girl and I are going to go to the mall once we're done with our work for the day to check out some shoes and trench coats. Then after work on Friday I'm going to be cleaning up my place in anticipation of The Swimmer's arrival on Saturday.

The Swimmer is having quite the crazy week - work has been crazy, but on top of that, he found out that he has a severe food allergy, a job interview he was supposed to have yesterday got moved to Thursday, he has another job interview today and until today, thought he had a severe mold problem at his apartment, but luckily that was cleared up and it's not mold. I can't believe how soon it is that he's coming. He said such a sweet thing yesterday - he told me that he can't stop thinking about me and he just wants to wake up next to me everyday. I'm so excited to see him again and be with him. I know I'm going to have butterflies in my belly all day Saturday until I see him.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Friday Evening

So, after much consideration, I am not going to have a serious discussion with The Swimmer about when the long-distance aspect of our relationship is going to become not long distance. I'm going to take a different approach and just let him know that I am not set on living where I am now and that there is a possibility of me moving elsewhere. He's definitely been asking questions as far as if I see myself living where I'm at for good or not, so I just want to make it perfectly clear to him that I am definitely open for change. Then in a few months we can have a more in depth discussion about all of that. I think that's a better approach to things.

Saw The Professional today and she's really positive about how things are going. I just kept saying how I'm still so surprised at how things are, but REALLY happy about how things are. It's weird, I feel like him and I have been together for so much longer than we have, we're just that comfortable with each other. He called earlier just "because he wanted to hear my voice" and how "he just can't wait to be together and this time he's not going to want to leave and he really might have to take me back to LA in his suitcase." He's just so different from any other guy I've ever been in a relationship with, it's amazing.

Other than work and seeing The Professional today, I came home, vegged out on the couch, took a long bath and now I'm back on the couch watching House Hunters and about to watch an episode of Cops. Such quality television on this lovely Friday night. Not sure how good of an idea the bath was. I have pretty low blood pressure as it is (normal for me is 80/60, but it's been 60/40 at times!) so taking a hot bath makes it even lower so I was feeling pretty weird when I got out, but now that I'm out and cooled down, I'm feeling better. All that's left for me tonight is some television and then a nice pre-sleep talk on the phone with The Swimmer to ensure I go to sleep with a huge smile on my face!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Falling, definitely falling

About my last two posts on what it means to say that you are falling for someone. According to the two responses I got as well as my own interpretation, I am definitely falling for The Swimmer. We are still talking as much as we have been, about 4 hours IMing and then an hour and a half on the phone at night. He's still being so open and honest and sweet, it's incredible. I'm never wondering how he feels or what's going on with him or us. It feels so good to be able to talk about everything with him and not feel uncomfortable or the need to screen my thoughts. I'm so excited for his visit next weekend, it's definitely going to be incredible having him here with me again and we're already planning our next visit which will be me visiting him in LA.

Besides The Swimmer, it's just the same old stuff. My manager is working with me two days next week, so that won't be fun, but it will make the time go by even faster until The Swimmer is here. Not much going on this week, just taking it easy and trying to avoid getting sick since colds are going around.

Sunday, February 4, 2007


Seriously, no one has any ideas about my post below? Some friends and I were discussing what it means to say that you are falling for someone and since there were a few different interpretations, I wanted to see what you all think about what it means.

Friday, February 2, 2007

A Question. . .

Okay, so here's a question for everyone. . .

What does it mean to say that you are falling for someone?

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Happy February!

Okay, I know I'm such a dork for wishing everyone a Happy February, but I'm just excited that it's finally February. For some reason, January seemed to creep by for me, but flew by for everyone else. In just over 2 weeks, I will be back in The Swimmer's arms again, I'm so excited!

The weather was so crappy today all I wanted to do was stay snuggled up in bed, but alas, work beckoned and luckily I was able to finish quickly. So I'm happy that it's almost the weekend so I can relax and be a bum. Cold weather has a funny way of making you want to stay snuggled up in bed or on the couch. I like cold weather though, maybe it's because I grew up in South Florida where it's obscenely hot and humid, but I quite like a sunny, crisp, cold day.