Monday, March 19, 2007
dating rule #1 "don't date the coffee guy"
My friend adam recently posted an entry to his Blog yesterday about the "levels of a relationship." His post has images from ppt! this is a guy after my own heart and as a result of his post we've been bantering back and forth about different relationship thoughts. I shared my spreadsheet and some of my core philosophies. He challenged me to blog them -- and before he went to he bed he gave me a 400 word challenge! so here i am blogging about my first dating rule ever.
Rule: Don't date your coffee guy.
History: I came up with this one in High School when my coffee guy had a crush on me (he was very cute too! and a good tennis player...) and i realized that I was going to have to make some tough choices. Do i go for the cute boy? or do i keep the coffee shop where i spend an inordinate amount of time?
How it works: Essentially, my reasoning was that if you date your coffee guy (or in college, your bartender) you have to be willing to give up going to the coffeeshop / bar if you break up. This means I had to evaluate which was more important to me -- keeping my coffeeshop or a new boy. In most cases, at least for me, it seemed that the boys who were interesting tended to work at the places i frequented. I attribute this to having more interaction and so I could see their coolness... This lead, in most cases, to me determining that the shop was more important than the boy.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Bear Down Wildcats!
As many loyal readers know, i LOVE my wildcats. And it's that time of year again. They are playing right now...and I haven't been channeling my love.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
back from vacation
I'm back from a lovely vacation in maui.
Check out my twitter log from that time:http://twitter.com/natala
Kelly's Pictures: http://kellyannthomas.spaces.live.com/
My fuzzy phone pics on flickr.
What did we do in maui?
kayak, swim, surf, suntan, drink, eat (particularly pineapple), more surfing, boy-watching, sunset-watching, mai tais, pina coladas, bike ride, running and more running, grilling, sunrise watching. it was good times.
On another note, i'm in the full swing of triathlon training -- thanks to a great kick-off in maui. I'm about to go out for a run -- and thanks to JB I'm now completely addicted to the gmaps-pedometer. I just mapped the route i typically run from my house to the water view and back. It's 2.8 miles (not long enough!) and the route that I walk cuba every morning (somewhere between .5 and 2 miles depending on how far we go).
I'm absolutely in love with pedomaps! No wi need to map out a 6 mile run to get in tri-shape...