bath and body talk

when joe stopped by the station on his way home from work today, i was checking out the items on sale during the semi-annual sale at bath and body works.

me: “now they have the sweet cinnamon pumpkin in lotion and body spray, so i can get the whole collection. what sucks is that the pineapple lotion is on sale but the shower gel isn’t.”

it was about then that joe’s eyes started to glaze over.

me: “you’re not really into this, are you?”

joe: “not so much.”

and yet he’s still going to go with me on sunday.

a scrapbooking we will go

i am off to the mountains for a day of scrapbooking tomorrow. my friend emma’s parents have a cabin in helen, georgia, which is where we girls are heading. i think most of them are staying the night, but i’m probably going to come home tomorrow night. i’m a shy person and just going is really taking me out of my comfort zone. but we’ll just see how it goes, i guess.

i’m really excited though, despite the two-hour drive. i’ve said before that i really don’t have friends down here, since i don’t have a way to meet people my age, so it’ll be nice to meet some new people. maybe i can become friends with them! i told my mom about my plans, and she said, “oh, is joe going?” is joe going. hahaha. isn’t that cute?! 🙂
and, this was a great way to justify some new scrapbooking purchases. woo hoo! i got a *bunch* of paper, a container to keep my paper in, a mini-tote to keep tools and embellishments in, and a really cool tote to carry everything.

while we’re gone, joe and brandon, joe’s friend and emma’s fiance, have a “playdate” planned. it will be a fun day for all!

men and women on clothing

last night: joe and i were both inadvertantly wearing red sweaters and blue jeans.

joe: i have to change. i’m wearing the same color as you.

me: so?

this morning: i was unaware that joe was wearing his boston t-shirt.

joe: dangit. i have to change. you’re wearing your boston sweatshirt.

me: so?

this is the only situation in which joe cares about what he is wearing.

what all men should know

if only all men understood this… 🙂

1. *FINE:* this is the word a woman uses to end an argument when she is
right and you need to shut up.

2. *FIVE MINUTES:* if she is getting dressed, this means a half an
hour. five Minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more
minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

3. *NOTHING:* this is the calm before the storm. this means something,
and you should be on your toes. arguments that begin with “nothing” usually
end in “fine.”

4. *GO AHEAD:* this is a dare, not permission. don’t do it!

5. *LOUD SIGH:* this is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement
often misunderstood by men. a loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and
wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you
about nothing. (refer back to #3 for the meaning of “nothing.”)

6. *THAT’S OKAY:* this is one of the most dangerous statements women
can make to a man. that’s okay means she wants to think long and hard
before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

7. *THANKS:* a woman is thanking you: do not question, or faint. just
say you’re welcome.

8. *WHATEVER:* is a women’s way of saying F#!K YOU!

9. *DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT, I GOT IT:* another dangerous statement,
meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but
is now doing it herself. this will later result in a man’s asking “what’s
wrong.” for the woman’s response refer to # 3..

and the celebrations begin

tomorrow is my bridal shower. yippee! i’m pretty excited. i have a lot of people coming: my mom, my future mil, my future sil, her mil, a friend of joe’s parents, friends from kiwanis, and several of my girl friends. it’s going to be a blast. i know one of the games that is planned, and let me tell you, it’s not going to be good for me if i don’t know the answers to the questions. 😉

while the girls are partying away here, the boys will be out at the theater. they’re going to see descent, a movie none of us really want to see, so it’s perfect timing.

tonight, while i should be home making sure the apartment is spotless, joe and i are headed to chattanooga to see two of the finalists from last comic standing, chris porter and ty barnett. my parents got the four of us tickets at the comedy catch, and i’m really excited. i went with my parents when john heffron was there after winning season 2. he was hilarious, and i know tonight will be just as good. too bad josh blue won’t be there too. heh.

sales, sales, sales

i love the bath and body works semi-annual sale. i would have completely forgotten about it if i hadn’t been reminded by lisanne. the only bad thing is that it is only a three-day sale and ends today. i had to work late last night, so joe headed up to dalton to use my mall gift cards. i would have *loved* to have seen him in there. he said he had two sales girls helping him find everything on my list. hehe. last time i sent him to b&bw, he and my brother had quite the time figuring out what kind of sponge to get. lol.

the sales girls gave him a blue bag to keep everything in, and told him it’s easier to carry it over the shoulder. joe replied, “i’ve lost enough of my manhood tonight. i am *not* carrying that over my shoulder.” heheeh.

$47 later, i have enough shower gel to last for probably a year. there were so many new scents (well, new to me, that is), that i just had to try them: strawberry banana (who *doesn’t* want to smell like a starburst?!), sweet cinnamon pumpkin and peach nectar. mmmm.

now, the problem is deciding which shower gel to use every day! joe says this means even less of our scarce hot water.