Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Let it go...

People with lousy manners are a real turn off and are certainly doing a diservice to their upbringing (because I like to think that everyone is brought up well) by acting that way.

That said, I was in the mood to kick a little ass today so after my daily run I thought that I would go take a kickboxing class. As luck would have it, the teacher was out so I got screwed out of an additional hour of exercise AND the possibility to take out my frustrations in a productive fashion.

But as they say, when God opens a door he/she always opens a window because as a result of the aforementioned setback, I ran into hottie gringo baseball player in the elevator and we had yet another totally random and weird exchange.

*absolute silence*
Him: You look bigger when you are dressed.
Me: Huh? When have you seen me not dressed?
Him: I see you running everyday
Me: But I don't run naked!
Him: *laughing* but not fully dressed

...and we get to my floor, I get out, and then think to myself "whaaaaaat?"

On the upside though, now I know that if only I was turned on by jocks, I could have lots of fun these last few weeks of my vacation!


...too bad I am not...

On another note, last night we had an impromptu family dinner. Gus and I had gone out shopping for some new glasses for him and came back to find Ivan and mom in the process of having dinner. We joined them, and started talking about the upcoming three weeks.

My heart nearly broke during that conversation.

In three weeks Ivan, Gus and I are all leaving. Although out of the three of us the only one who actually lives here- or at least lived here- is Ivan, apparently she (mom) got used to having all of us here these past couple of months. It seems that she managed to overlook the fact that at least mine and Gus' visit came with an expiration date. We were all laughing and talking about our plans after this and she was sitting there all glossy eyed watching us laugh.

We tried to comfort her and tell her that everything is going to be okay; but it terrifies her to know that in less than a month her nest will be completely empty. I have told her that although we're all going to different places, none of us is going to be more that 40 miles away from an international airport; however, she is feeling left behind and there is nothing anybody can do about that.

Being a good parent has got to be the most difficult and painful thing in the world! I hope someday I can feel her pain and understand where she is coming from. If I do, then I'll know I've done well.

8 comments:

Jonas said...

I dig athletic chicks...

Jonas said...

I dig atheltic chicks...

Tank said...

Being a parent has to be one of the most difficult things a person can do, so many ways to fuck it up and then so many ways that you'll wish you did it differently or could spend time with your children.

I'm scared of being a parent, more because I'd actually try being a good one than a bad one. Enjoy the rest of your time in the DR Annush

mw said...

The fact that you all visit for more than a day at a time is testament to the wonderful job she has done. My mom lives 10 minutes from here and she has all kinds of excuses for not visiting her grandchild. nice.

Grant said...

"I like to think that everyone is brought up well"
Allow me to chuckle derisively at you - heh heh heh. What an assumption. I tend to assume the opposite and think that all the jerks surrounding me just can't help themselves due to their poor upbringing.

BTW, running naked is good for the complexion. Try it and see. :p

vicpichardo said...

you should have told the ball player that he probably looks bigger dressed too. you know...with the jock cup

Gabemaster said...

I think I would pay a few bucks to see Annush running naked.

Jonas said...

On a side note..Funny thing about jocks, they can be very charming and since I used to be half a jock in their defense they can also be quite intelligent. The only reason I make this side comment is that I wouldn't close my mind to those guys. That dude was trying to get to know you and had the guts to say something when it is not easy to be charming off the cuff in an elevator, you may have missed out on something special...Just a thought.