July 31, 2007

on good days and not so good days...

Yesterday was one of those bad days. One of those days that lasted entirely too long. More work-wise than anything else - I mean, I did get to pick up Jay at the airport in the morning which was awesome. (Aside from the fact that LAX gives me severe anxiety. One of these days I'm just not going to make it out in one piece, I swear to you. Between the nazi shuttle drivers and the terribly confusing signage that pretty much always leads me to Air Korea when I'm really trying to get to United. UNITED, PEOPLE. Gaaaaaah.) After the LAX trauma, I was pleased to enjoy a breakfast at Denny's (we're too classy for words) with the hubby before the drive to work.

Anyway, I guess the 8.5 hour shifts sometimes aren't all free catering and friendly banter. It was a tough one last night, and I had to detox myself from all my negative energy by singing in my car at the top of my lungs on the drive home. (Sometimes I wonder what the passers-by think of me, because I know I totally laugh at anyone I see singing in their vehicle. Hmmm.) And while driving along, I was realizing just how eclectic my music tastes are. My favorite scream-it-out-a-la-Christina-Aguilerra-songs are as follows:

  1. "MMMBop" by Hanson (No, I'm not kidding you. And don't you dare judge me, because I totally own my Hanson fixation.)
  2. "Anytime" by Kelly Clarkson
  3. "Maybe it Was Memphis" by Pam Tillis
  4. "Somebody to Love" by Britney Murphey (Yes, not the original, but the one from the Happy Feet, because to me it's alot more sing-worthy.)
  5. Basically anything from my Charlotte Church library (Esp. showtunes like "Tonight" from West Side Story)
  6. "Foolish Games" by Jewel
  7. "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows (It's even better if Jay and I duet this one, you have no idea.)
  8. "Nth Degree" by Morningwood

And I'm sure there are more, but those were certainly my repertoire as of last night. There's nothing like a belting session to lighten my mood, I'm not going to lie. What are you favorite singing-in-the-car songs? Care to share?

I also must say that today has been a brilliantly delightful day. Jay surprised me at work during my lunch break with a Togo's sammich and some bonding time. I think this is the first time he's come to my work to visit in a year or so, and it completely made me giddy. This morning as I was leaving for work, I told him,

"Well, since you have nothing to do today, you should come bring me dinner. But I know you won't, so nevermind."

It retrospect, it probably wasn't the most wife-like thing to say. But I genuinely didn't think he'd come to see me because he never does. (Granted, he's a seriously busy guy - and it's not like we live close to where I work.) Eh. Well, anyway, he came to see me and that's what matters. And that's what makes me happy. Now I won't have to try to talk him out of his nightly poker outing with his friends.

He knows how to get himself some brownie points, for sure, after seventeen months of marriage. Nice.


  1. Glad to hear he came to see you... don't you ever wish men could figure out what we want without requesting it?

  2. Togo sammiches are heaven. Just heaven. Go Jay!


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