Ok, so I know that's not English at it's finest but I DON'T CARE. :o) First my rambling... So last night was so much fun. I left work to go shopping for Dasha's present because her birthday is on Sunday - we are all celebrating downtown tonight though at the Cheesecake Factory and ESPN Zone). Anyway, Dasha's a bit of a tomboy and during one of our late night convos on the balconies, she mentioned that with her first few checks a few things that she was very excited about buying. I made mental notes - don't you love that, when you remember what someone REALLY wanted, not just something you *think* they'd like. So I was walking around Toys R Us kind of aimlessly until I spotted the section on skateboards. I was NOT excited at all. Dora, Spiderman & Junkyard Dog. Um, eww! THEN I noticed the bikes and totally had a "back on the balcony conversation" recall. A bike was another one of those things on her list. Now I was debating whether or not it was worth it (bringing it back, would the girls want to be in on this present with me b/c we had decided on the skateboard, etc). So I told the very young but nice sales guy who had to listen to my indecisive babbling for 20 minutes that I would think about it and come back. In the meantime I headed over to Dick's Sporting Goods to check out the skateboard selection. I think I was in there for about 30 seconds and knew what the right thing was. I headed back to Toys and found the very nice sales guy and said "I want a bike". I picked out a Jeep mountain bike, blue and black. Very pretty but not so girly if you know what I mean. The fun part was getting it into my Camry. I swear I earned at least one activity point yesterday doing this alone. Then, success! Got the bike home and decided to stow it in the laundry room downstairs, hoping Dasha wouldn't stumble upon it. The girls (not Dasha) that FINALLY came home said they thought it would be a good idea to give to her last night because she may find it and ruin the surprise. So we came up with the idea of having an impromptu birthday bash for Dasha. We got some decorations, put on some music and the girls taught me a national Greek and Bulgarian dances while we waited. We did this for about an hour - I LOVE to dance and haven't for so long! I think I'm going thru my "I wanna learn to salsa" phase again but I digress. We waited and waited for her to come home and then found out from one of the other girls that had just arrived home from work that Dasha was going out with some friends. I couldn't believe we had a no show! But then I got a hold of a friend who got a hold of her friend and together they concocted a pretty brilliant story which got her back to my house. She came inside was SO surprised and if you could have seen her face light up and the way she hugged us all and then how quickly she jumped on her bike and sped up and down the street on it... it was worth every "I stayed up too late" stretch and "OMG, I'm so tired" groan!
Oh yeah, the compliment. So of course all my exchange students are stunners, exotic looking and SKINNY. I get so mad when the 100 lb-er says "I'm getting fat"... ARRGH. Well anyway, I was explaining to them a little about WW and how the points work, etc. They were very interested in this. But the compliment came when Olha said "Tina, you are the same like us... we don't see you walking down the street and say OH, THERE is Tina coming.. you look like us, you look good!" Granted, I know I don't look like a supermodel but hell, I'll take the compliments when they come!