Wednesday, June 24
This morning I headed over to the Hyundai dealership in Hillsboro to get my car serviced. I was about 300 miles overdue for an oil change. The service team gauged my tires (to help with better gas mileage), checked my lights, filters, breaks, etc. Oh, and for good measure they put my Oregon plates on! I had been driving around for about a month with my ‘new’ plates on my back seat. I didn’t have a Phillips screwdriver the right size for the plates. They also washed Goldie Hawn, the name I gave my little SUV when I bought her.
I am very impressed with the level of service I get at the Hyundai dealership. My regular oil changes and service is free of charge. I do pay for special service at certain miles, but this is actually excellent maintenance and makes me feel assured about the safety of my little SUV.
After work, I finally got to the gym! I was desperately needing to work out! The previous few days of Pinot Camp basically killed my regimen. I ran on the treadmill for 40 minutes. It felt great to stretch my legs and get a good sweat.
After, I stretched and walked home. I made a vegetarian taco salad for dinner, my latest favorite dinner to make. While I ate, I watched Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette online. I realize that it’s kind of lame that I like this show – I just find it entertaining and curious, like an anthropological study. But I am also a romantic. And I think, to some extent, many single women live vicariously through the brave bachelorette, DeAnna, who actually has a nice male harem to get to know.
I admire her determination to find love. Sure, the show is unconventional. But, to the program’s credit, it’s the women as bachelorettes who actually have enduring relationships over the men who sign up for The Bachelor. DeAnna is intent on finding a good man to spend the rest of her life with, and her odds are pretty good, mainly because she has made it clear as day what she wants and needs. Her experience, in many ways, is good for many women to consider, not actually going on television in search of love, but, rather, she had her heart broken in front of millions and it’s pretty terrible that she laid her heart out on a platter for a man who, in the end, sent the platter back. I have a feeling she’s going to have a very different experience this time around. She seemed to have done a good job of weeding out the guys who could potentially hurt her in this round of love, further adding to her success potential. I sincerely hope she finds love and ends up with her happily ever after. In our cynical world, I think we need our happy endings more than ever.