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Mysterious overture at Costco from handsome man

September 16th, 2010 at 01:25 pm

Here are some random Thursday thoughts...

Briefly spoke to recruiter; looks like my start date for the new job will not be this Monday, but this Wednesday. Fine with me; it'll be a short work week and I can EASE into the f/t schedule. (I have a terrible time staying awake from about 1 to 4 pm and must drink gallons of strong tea.)

I found a dead squirrel in my yard this a.m. I wanted to make sure it was dead so I held off on burying it, but i guess i should do so before the torrential downpour tonight.

Went to Kohl's to do more clothes shopping for work and i found 2 very comfortable pants that with coupon cost $15 each. They have elastic waistband but look very professional. I think I'm all set on pants now. Still can't find blue shoes, but I did pick up a pair of good brown leather shoes I dropped off at the cobbler's. He lowered the heal by a half inch and it made a huge difference, so I let him have a second pair i have of the same shoe, in black. Gee, maybe i should give him some leather boots i rarely wear for the same reason; heel too high.

My neighbor's begun the process of paving his gravel driveway, which is about 200 feet long and goes alongside my house. Dump truck and other heavy equipment making a racket all day, starting at 7:10 am. HATE IT. They've left now.

Waldo is still shaking his head but now i think it's becus the vet put a sticky ointment in his ears which is sort of leaking out now. His fur's a mess, and he doesn't like the taste of it and of course I can't clean it up for him, although he will rub his head against me, so now I've got ointment smears all over me. Eww. He has completely forgiven me now, so that's good. No more stares that say, "You betrayed me."

I got a big freelance project from a longtime client; didn't feel i could turn it down altho i'd rather not be bothered with it now that i'm starting a new job. Somehow, I'll have to squeeze it in. I already told him I'd have to limit my freelance work to weekends, and luckily his timetable is "this year," so i have time.

I picked up a nice set of 9 glass food containers with locking lids from Costco today. $30 - $6 coupon = $24, or $2 and change for each container, which i thought was a decent price. I just don't trust plastic anymore, or anything made in China, for that matter. Sheetrock, anyone?

At Costco, I got in a conversation with a guy who was behind me in line but asked if he could rest his case of water bottles on my cart. We talked about BPA and he got into a story telling me about these shakes he drinks for breakfast with pea extract for protein, various fruits and flax seed.

I let him go ahead of me since all he had was the water. He said if you want to know more, give me a call, and gave me his card. Since he talked so much about smoothies, i assumed he was in the business of selling them or something, and I was surprised to see that "Karl" is actually a certified financial planner with offices in NYC, but lives local to me.

Was he interested in me or something? I noticed no ring on his finger. If so, it's been a while since i've been hit on! Wow. After passing 50, I feel completely asexual. How flattering.

8 Responses to “Mysterious overture at Costco from handsome man”

  1. momcents Says:


    We are entertaining our closest single friends next Sunday - and they are sort of a my friend, his friend, and our friend. It should be rather interesting because my best friend is going to be 45, a singleton, on the perpetual hunt. My husband's friend is gay. Our friend is a sorta seminarian who is in limbo - our Bishop has taken a far too aggressive stand on the Dallas Norms (devout Catholic stuff) and likelihood of his ordination is questionable. I wonder what the dynamics of that night are going to hold!

  2. My English Castle Says:

    It's all that self confidence you're radiating from the new job! Or he works for Bernard Madoff...

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Re: the heels. I have found since my ankle surgery that wearing heels is too painful to even contemplate. In a way, I'm relieved; I've always hated heels anyway. Now I have an excuse to never wear them. But for my son's wedding I had to have something dressy, so I bought a pair of kitten heels. They are no taller than, say, a loafer, but they look very elegant. I'm definitely going to seek those out now when I have to dress up.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Interesting. I didn't know heels could be shortened.

  5. Miz Pat Says:

    Well, if he is buying things from Costco, he's at least quasi thrifty. Is he cute?

  6. Broken Arrow Says:

    It seems like you had a nice conversation with a handsome man, and with some caution in mind, I don't think it would hurt to have another conversation or two if you are interested right? Wink

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    You go Fern!

  8. Jerry Says:

    Hey, that sounds like it leads to a rather nice trip to Costco, overall. Any time you can walk out with some insurance that you saved money and you got the card of a handsome stranger, that's a pretty good trip. (Now, if the smoothies are good, too, you have the trifecta!)
    Jerry

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