It's a two parter.
First, I have picked back up the book, 'love walked in' - and it's only getting better.
I just came back from San Antonio. I was there for work and had a ton of fun while doing so. I have great friends, they all showed up to support me and see me.
Bev, SK, Lil Ashley - they all showed up - some of them never set foot in our store before and I thought that was exciting. I got to introduce them to the world of jewelry.
Way more exciting was seeing Twisted Panties. I hadn't seen that girl since we graduated in 2002! I cannot believe it has been that long. It was so great to see her - I cannot wait to go back so we can properly catch up, preferably at Sushi Zushi ;)
I know some of you are waiting for news about the Brian Reunion. Ha. Never happened. Am I shocked? Nope.
See, back in the day when I dated the fool, if I ever displayed an extreme amount of excitement about something it was guaranteed that he would bail out. I have no idea why. That was our pattern. I soon caught on and learned to downsize my excitement when it came to him, then and only then did he show. Odd, no?
Years later, lesson which was learned is forgotten. I was on the phone with him the night before San Antonio. It was a quick chat - a catch up chat, if you will. He told me he would come out to the event and/or meet me out later. My response was glee and I told him I was so very excited. Verbatim.
As soon as I hung up the phone, it hit me. He ain't showing up for crap.
And he didn't. I called him, left a message, and have yet to hear back from him.
A day later and back in Dallas and at the office - we were let go early due to impending tornado. The office closed early in the day. To some people that may have meant: get home as fast as you can. To me and my coworker buddies, it meant: 2 extra hours of happy hour.
Off to the bar we went. And it was some serious fun times. The sky became extra clear (which I know now means the storm is just around the corner)
I asked one of my buddies if she wanted to do a drunk Target run - I needed mascara, bronzer, foundation, and shower gel. She was all in.
Let me remind you that it was super clear in the sky and the sun was shining so bright because I don't want anyone to think that I am an idiot who decides to go to Target with a tornado in the air.
Once in Target and gabbing in front of the Sonia Kushak case - all of a sudden it sounded like we were inside a JiffyPop bag. WTF is that?
Hail. Rain. And major wind.
A Target Team Member made an announcement but the hail was so loud, we didn't hear it. So we kept on shopping.
Next thing I know, a very serious Team Member came to escort us to the back of the store, "There is an extreme tornado warning, you have to go to the back of the store. No one can leave. Didn't you listen to the announcement?
Locked in and at the back of the store. Do you know what's at the back of Target? Not the fun stuff - that's why its in the back. Stuff like, luggage and camping gear. We were not on the side that had the fun toys. That would have been fun. And to make matters worse - our phones were getting no signals. WTF?
Stuck in Target with luggage and cannot call a single person? What if we went down with the tornado - who would know we were in there?
We were stuck for an hour. An hour of luggage. An hour of two half drunk girls and very serious Team Members, shoppers, and kids (kill me). If I wasn't in there with my buddy, I would have kicked a Target Team Member and beelined it to the exit to brave the storm. And you know how much I love me some Target, just not the back of the store.