Wednesday, June 4
Thank God. I got a good night’s sleep – 9.5 hours worth. I still decided to work from home because I needed to get this sinus infection out of my system.
I immediately flushed out my sinuses with my neti pot and then I took 15 drop of Wellness supplement. The antibiotic seemed to be working. And my temperature was back to normal.
I ate a gluten-free raisin bagel with whipped cream cheese, a cage-free, organic egg scrambled with a trio of Italian cheeses, and a glass of light, organic orange juice. I had a cup of hot Matcha green tea with orange blossom honey. It’s like I have a regimen for reclaiming my health!
I opened my laptop and got to work, checking email and following up on requests, general communication, scheduling appointments, etc.
Meantime, I had the television on in the background. The Tyra Banks show came on and featured a young, good-looking lifestyle coach from New York City, Jared Matthew Weiss, who’s company Mad Proper was created to help people reach their full potential. The topic of the show was ‘get off your butt’, and Weiss gave women all kinds of helpful tips to a number of life situations. This was a repeat program that was originally aired back in January.
Weiss addressed a woman who complained there were no single men in her hometown. He told her that there were single men in her town, but she was holding herself back. He explained you have to figure out for yourself what’s holding you back from meeting someone? It’s usually something within. He then gave some useful tips for women to meet men, beginning with his 3-step program. He said when you see someone you find attractive (at a bookstore, in the grocery store, etc.) you should first find out if they are single, then find out if they like you, then ask them out. Then, he demonstrated how you do this in a role reversal roleplay with Tyra.
Hottie Weiss (pretending to be Tyra): Hey there. I was wondering if you are single?
Lucky Tyra (pretending to be Weiss): Uh, yeah??
Hottie Weiss: Cool. Because I think you’re really cute. My name is Tyra.
Lucky Tyra: Oh, hey. I’m Jared. You know, you’re pretty attractive, yourself.
Hottie Weiss: Cool. Well, maybe we could go grab a cup of coffee sometime.
Lucky Tyra: Let’s skip the coffee and go right to dinner… (or something to that effect)
But the point was he told women out there to get over their fears or old-fashioned ideals and ask a guy out! In fact, Weiss challenged all the single women in the audience to ask out three men every month. That doesn’t seem too difficult…I think.
I saw the cutest guy at Powell’s on Sunday and I just didn’t have the confidence to say or do anything. I just stared at him while he was seated in the home improvement section, flipping through a book, looking so cute in his army green cadet/military style cap. My first thought was, wow, that guy can fix things. Then I told myself the dude must be married. He’s too cute and he’s in the home improvement section. Taken already.
But I did exactly what Weiss said we need to stop doing! Stop assuming the guy out there is married, or must have a girlfriend because he’s so cute, or wouldn’t be interested in you because you’re too short. Go introduce yourself! I wish I had seen this episode before seeing this cutie in Powell’s. The challenge for me will be to see if I can actually take Weiss’s advice and approach a cute guy in this kind of situation. Not my comfort zone. I am traditional, old school, I like to be courted. But, whatever. I can change.
Then the day seemed to fly by. At 5:00 p.m. I tuned into the Stanley Cup game. It was an exciting game. Meantime, I was on the phone with my mom who for the past two days had been in and out of the basement closet with my dad and our dog, Cricket, during tornado warnings in the mid-Atlantic. Crazy!
I made a Glutino brand gluten-free personal sized pizza with spinach, feta, ricotta and mozzarella. I drizzed some olive oil on it before baking it on the top rack. It wasn’t very good. I think I needed to let it bake a little longer.
The Red Wings ended up winning the game and, thus, won the Stanley Cup.