Have you ever just looked at someone and thought, “I really love you”. They’re just talking or humming or watching a movie or reading a book or laughing or something, and there’s something about them in that moment - their body is alive, there’s a light in their eyes, something - that makes you think, “I just really love you.” It’s a weird sensation to think this, but it’s pretty awesome that we can feel this way about another being.
This!!! I find that a lot of moments when I’m smacked upside the face by my overwhelming love for Chris are when we’re just… doing whatever. Daily life. The way his eyes light up when he’s talking about something he’s passionate about, the way his voice changes when he talks to his mom on the phone, his incredibly endearing nerd laugh that comes out when he’s with his gamer friends… it’s the tiny nanoseconds in life in which you just feel this incredible love for a person that are so freaking wonderful!
“Security camera clips that make the news usually show bad things, but Coke decided to ‘look at the world a little differently’ in this heartwarming viral video. They found security camera footage from around the world showing happy moments: people stealing kisses instead of possessions, dealing potato chips instead of drugs, and offering car assistance rather than road rage.” [x]
Chills. Chills at the end and I don’t even know why! But this is a super cute video!!! <3
The other evening my fiance’ took me out to dinner, for our four year anniversary, to a small little country kitchen we have been wanting to try for a while. When our waitress seated us, she suggested to my fiance’ the new strawberry lemonade they had and the porter house steak, then she turned to me and suggested the lite strawberry lemonade and their fresh garden salad with light dressing. I could tell by her tone and the way she looked at me, she was judging me by my weight. We gave our drink orders in which we both just ordered a Coca-Cola and browsed the menu. When she returned to table with our drinks, we told her we needed a bit more time. As we were finally settled in our options, we shot the covers of our straws at each other and took sips of our soda. Mine tasted sort of off, a super sweet that you could tell wasn’t a regular cola sweet, I had Eric taste it and he told me “I think the waitress gave you diet coke.” This made my heart sink and made me feel embarrassed. He told me not to think anything of it, that she probably got the drink orders mixed up with the other couple who came in at the same time as us. When she came to the table to get our orders she kept recommending vegetable dishes to me and pretty much suggested that I not get what I had ordered because I was fat. Eric caught on to what she was doing and went to speak to a manager about getting us a new waitress. The manager apologized to us and offered the meal to be on the house. We thanked him and waited for our food to come to us. I got up to go outside to make a phone call and as I walked outback I could hear that same waitress on the side of the building making fun of me and laughing about how she kept suggesting vegetable dishes to me. Then she said “I can’t believe he is with her, I don’t see how she hasn’t eaten him yet or killed him during sex. I bet she eats her entire meal, eats part of his and still orders dessert.” I couldn’t hold back the tears any longer, I felt so fat and ugly. I didn’t understand how one person who didn’t know me could tear me down so bad. I went inside with my head down, hiding my tears, and asked my fiance’ if we could just go home. The manager over heard me crying silently to Eric about everything the waitress said about me, that he came over and apologized to me. He gave a table in the back room to enjoy our dinner in peace and I knew he had a reason behind doing so because his office was right beside the private room and we could hear him yelling at her that her time as a waitress at his restaurant was over and that she was so low in her doing.
I ate in silence with my fiance’, every bite felt like sand in mouth. I had lost my appetite and felt so low about myself. I felt embarrassed for the first time in our relationship to eat in front of him. He came over, sat beside me and hugged me. He told me “Weight is just a number, my love for you is infinite. At the end of the day, you are better than that girl. You are better in your looks, your heart and your career. I think you are absolutely stunning and question why you are with me sometimes. I am one goofy looking bastard but you love me for me and think I am an incredibly handsome fellow. I think you are one gorgeous lady and I wanted tonight to be special because you deserve the world.”
I realize now that girl must have been super insecure about herself to pick on me. I am beautiful and so are you ladies.
I got chills reading what her fiance said to her at the end. Smart man, on so many levels. It’s a real shame that she had to experience this in the first place. I’ve been through something similar (multiple times!), and it’s so painful. My heart goes out to this girl. At least she has an awesome fiance (who is completely right, btw!) giving her love. Who needs that bitchy waitress? Fuck her.
30 Seconds To mars - The War (set to clips of The Hunger Games)
Becca and I had been talking about how this song would make a great vid with clips from THG. And then lo and behold it shows up on my YouTube recommended videos so I watched it. Kind of different version than I’m used to hearing, and not the best quality, but still pretty dang good! I got chills and cried watching it.
So: My name is Wendy, I live in Arizona, and I have a pretty great life, all things considered. :-)
Some things you should know about me: I love dragonflies, peace signs, hearts, and other girly things. My favorite color used to be green but now I'm more partial to pink. I'm slightly predictable but that's totally okay because it works for me. I care about my friends and family more than anyone else in the world. I love going on random fun adventures!