The Inevitable Quest...

A place for me to be me...while searching for who I want to be

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Happier Times


I was so saddened by the news that Nick & Jessica have indeed called it quits. I stayed optimistic throughout all of the media hoopla. I chose not to believe it. Back in the day when Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera came out...I was a fan of the underdog Jessica Simpson. I had read about her background in the church and was just rooting for her. No one really seemed to notice her in the midst of Britney and Christina. But I did. I always thought she was the most stunning of the three. Anyways, I was excited when her Newlywed fame came along just because I had been a fan, and wanted to see her succeed. Randomly, Steve and I ran into Nick & Jess at the airport in LA 2 days before our wedding (Did you like how I made it sounds like we are friends!?!?!?). Anyways, I thought it was rather ironic that 2 days before our wedding we run into America's favorite Newlyweds. So...I did what I said I would never do...I went up to Jessica and asked if we could take a picture with them. She was SO NICE. Asked where we were from...asked about our wedding...seemed excited when she told Nick we were getting married. They were very nice and wished us all the best in our upcoming marriage. Maybe I should have wished them the same. They just seemed like the most fun couple. I know they have done things that I don't necessarily approve of, and most of it I hope if just rumors, but I hope somewhere in there Jessica will remember her roots. I truly hope it wasn't her dad that was the cause of the failed marriage. Anyways...I have just been sad for them. I hope they both will find happiness again, and hopefully next time their relationships won't be so publicized (Although I would still want to know everything about it).

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

What I'm Thankful For

*My family – even though it is kind of small…I cherish who God has chosen to be my family. My parent’s have been so supportive and encouraging my whole life. They make me feel like the most loved person in this universe! The cool thing is…I haven’t met a lot of my blood relatives...YET! I hope to one day…and learn that I have even more amazing people that I am related to.

*My husband – What can I say other than he was made to live this life with me. 2 years and going…and I don’t want to spend a second apart from him.

*My friends – even though I don’t feel like I am a good friend to them sometimes…I have a group of people that I know would be there at the drop of the hat if I asked.

*My legs – it sounds odd…I KNOW…but without my legs I couldn’t run. Without running, I wouldn’t have an outlet for stress. Without an outlet for stress…I would be more WACK than I already am.

*My health - something I take for granted EVERY DAY…but something I also work hard towards.

*My country – for the freedom that comes with it. I can’t imagine living somewhere where I couldn’t openly practice my faith/opinions/etc.

*Ice Cream – it just makes me happy.

*My job – I have met AMAZING people because of my job.

*The ocean – I don’t see it NEARLY enough…but I can’t imagine life without the ocean.

*My home – it is still weird to think that we own a home…but it’s just a place of rest and comfort.

*The holidays – for a time to cherish with family and friends. There’s nothing better than taking time out to eat good food, relax and enjoy time together.

What are you thankful for? HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Have you ever felt like you are replaceable?? Whether it is as a friend, sister/brother, daughter/son, client, cousin, employee, etc. Lately, I have felt like I am replaceable. I guess it’s not the most fun place to be. And technically, I know I’m replaceable. I know if I quit today, someone would come in and fill my shoes. Or if I moved across the country, my close friends would find new friends. Not that our friendships would be over…but we wouldn’t have that time with each other as often. Or maybe they would be over. But in one situation in my life…it just makes me sad to think that if I weren’t in the picture…it might be welcomed. And it hurts. Nothing has been said directly…but indirectly. And maybe not intentional…but things that have been said have truly hurt my feelings. And I feel like if I say something…to try and mend what may or may not be broken…it will end effective IMMEDIATELY. And because of that slim possibility (I realize I may be making the situation bigger in my head), I say nothing…and continue to hurt and wonder. But I can’t really take it anymore. In this situation I don’t want to be replaced. I don’t want the relationship to end. But I don’t want to wonder any longer. Days pass, and I sit and wait for the right moment. Many have passed me by I’m sure. And who knows if and or when I will ever say anything. In the meantime…I think about the situation and wonder how it will carry on without me in the picture. Most of the time I think no one will notice I’m not around. Other times I think parties will be thrown and high five’s will be passed. Then I have to stop my mind wandering and think…SURELY NOT! I have a clue of who will “fill my shoes”…and it just makes me hurt worse. And then I have to ask myself…am I making all of this up in my head. And THEN I think I must have serious issues if I have to ask myself that question.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Randumb Ramblings 11.18.05

*Until this week…I have never spent time in a closet because of a Tornado. It was pretty scary…especially since I was home alone. As soon as I got home I turned on the TV (upstairs of course…because it would be too convenient to have one downstairs where you are supposed to take shelter!) and the weathergirl immediately said…rotation spotted in Thompsons Station…if you are in Thompsons Station…TAKE COVER! How about that! I did what any NORMAL person would do…I turned off the TV…grabbed a pillow…ran downstairs…grabbed my wedding photo album…lit some candles…kept the lighter in hand and sat at the bottom of the coat closet…under the coats. I am SO SO SO grateful for the Glamorous Jo…who called me and stayed on the phone with me during this ordeal. She is a LIFE SAVER!!! I might still be sitting in the closet if it weren’t for her!

*Snack of the week – Gen Soy Soy Crisps in the Deep Sea Salted Flavor. They are kind of like mini-rice cakes and you can eat 17 crisps for less than 2 points. Or probably around 20 for 2 points.

*I have this weird addiction (I guess that's what you could call it). I have to use Sharpie Ultra Fine Point pens in Rainbow colors. Whether it’s at work (especially at work), home or in my purse…that is my pen of choice. Whenever I don’t use one of those pens…I ALWAYS think about how I wish I had one at that moment. The only time it is okay to not use one is when I am writing checks because it won’t go thru to the duplicate copy.

*Steve and I have always talked about going to New York City between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That way we could see Rockafeller Center and do some Christmas shopping in the city when it's winter. Steve has to go to New York for work in a couple of weeks. We kind of threw around the idea of going up the weekend before and hanging out. Is it crazy that I can get a roundtrip airplane ticket for WAY less than 1 night’s hotel?!?!?!? The cheapest I found for a hotel was $391!!! And that was on hotwire where you don’t even know what hotel it is until you buy it. UNBELIEVABLE!!!! I guess we won’t be going up for the weekend this year.

*I love my black velvet purse that I got at H&M last time I was in Boston. It is big…fits lots of stuff…and is glam. The only problem is…everything gets lost in it. Especially my cell phone. The worst is when you are in a restaurant and your phone rings…and I start digging…RING…and I can’t find it…RING…I still can’t find it…RING…where the heck is it…RING…and I finally find it…just in time for EVERYONE around me to be glaring in my direction. Maybe I just need to put my phone on vibrate!!

*My parents are coming on Monday night for Thanksgiving!!! YAY!!! Not that I didn’t get excited about seeing my family at holidays…but ever since we found out that my dad has cancer…every visit with them is so PRECIOUS!!!! Hopefully my dad will still live many more years…and hopefully I will always REALLY look forward to each moment I spend with them.

*The holiday traffic is here in Cool Springs. Usually it starts the week before Thanksgiving and goes through the first week of January. It really drives me crazy…and you have to plan accordingly at lunchtime…if you don’t want to be late. Normally…it’s just a tad irritating…but today…I was mad! Not at the traffic. But thinking of holiday traffic once this big Nissan Corporation is going to move into town. It takes 20 minutes to go down about 2 miles of Mallory Lane…how much worse will that be when you throw another 2,000 – 3,000 people in the mix. Oh well…I guess I don’t have to worry about it this year.

*I get so sad when I think about the nature of our society. I like to hold the door open for people whether it’s entering or exiting the mall…a restaurant…or wherever. But it makes me really sad…when I go out of my way to open a door…and smile at whomever is walking thru…and they don’t acknowledge me or say thank you. What happened?!?!? And I live in the south! Not New York City!!! Oh well…all I can do is to continue opening that door and smiling…and maybe it will make a difference to some of the people.

*What is your favorite Thanksgiving food??? Mine is stuffing. I especially like the stuffing that is cooked inside the turkey. Now…I don’t know if I would really be able to tell the difference if you put the two stuffings (in turkey or not in turkey) in front of me…but man…stuffing sure seems to taste better on Thanksgiving when it’s cooked inside the turkey.

*Some of my radio stations have already flipped to all Christmas music. YES…the week before Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong…I’m ALL ABOUT the Christmas music. But isn’t before Thanksgiving a little soon?!?!? I don’t want to be tired of Christmas music…before Christmas. And I’m not really in the Christmas mood…before Thanksgiving is over. But bring it on the day after Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Link Problems!

Link problem fixed! Hopefully I caught it before too many people read my meme. Just for any other inexperienced people out there with must enter http:// before entering your link. You can't just start with www. That was new to me!

My Meme!

Meredith tagged me for this meme! I am so excited because I love these things…and I can’t wait to link it up!

two names you go by:
1. AJ – Most everyone calls me that. For those that don’t know…AJ is short for Angela Joyce. I was Angela in California before I moved to Nashville…so everyone back home calls me Angela. Some people call me Age…which is short for AJ. I like that people feel comfortable enough with me that they call me Age.
2. Ang – All of my closest friends from back home, and family call me this. Ang will always hold a warm fuzzy spot in my heart. It is my favorite nickname. Sometimes I try to get Steve to call me Ang (because no one in Nashville does) but he can’t grasp that since he has always known me as AJ.

two parts of your heritage:
1. Mestizo – a mix of Spanish and American Indian. This comes from my mom being from El Salvador. And it obviously is my dominant heritage.
2. Welsh – That’s where my freckles come in. (Thanks dad!) My maiden name Keatts is Welsh. Well it is Keats in the Wales…but apparently my ancestors changed it to Keatts when they came to the United States. And yes…back in my geneology somewhere the great Poet Keats is in there.

two things that scare you:
1. Tornados/Thunderstorms. I definitely found this out LAST NIGHT!!! YIKES! I haven’t hung out in a closet since I was a kid…and I was doing it for fun. This was not fun.
2. Alligators. Don’t know why…they FREAK ME OUT!!!

two of your everyday essentials:
1. Bonnie Bell Liquid Lip Smacker in Cotton Candy.
2. My contacts…I couldn’t see without them…and I can’t stand the thought of wearing glasses.

two things that you are wearing right now:
1. My super comfortable Ugg boots.
2. My favorite pink A-Pocket Seven Jeans.

two of your favorite bands or musical artists (all time):
1. Chasing Furies
2. Jem

two favorite songs (at the moment):
1. "Into Dust" - Mazzy Star
2. "I'm Amazed" - Jem

two things you want in a relationship (other than real love): I hate that I only get to name 2!
1. Patience
2. Touch/Hugs

two truths:
1. No one can take my faith away.
2. You can take a horse to water...but you can't make it drink.

two physical traits in the opposite sex that appeal to you:
1. Steve’s puppy dog brown eyes.
2. Steve’s untra soft hands!

two of your favorite hobbies:
1. Running/Working out
2. Traveling

two things you want really badly:
1. For my dad to be miraculously cured from Cancer.
2. To be close (in location) to my brother.

two places you want to go on vacation: Another one where I want to answer more than 2!!
1. Italy
2. and HERE!

two things you want to do before you die:
1. Do This
2. Watch my grandchildren grow up!

two ways you are stereotypically a dude/chick:
1. I cannot survive without lip gloss.
2. I love planning events...because it means invitations/decorations/yummy food & great friends!

two things you are thinking about right now:
1. I am SO GLAD the sun is out. It puts me in an instant good mood!
2. I really miss my friends back home.

two stores you shop at:
1. This Fabulous store!
2. and HERE

two people you would like to do this:
1. I hate this question.
2. Everyone I know who blogs has already done it! And I can't think of anyone.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Now you are all in for it! I can't believe how easy it was (once we figured it out). Entries with links galore lie ahead! My first challege will be the MeMe I was tagged for by Meredith. Let's see how long that takes me to do! I think I will try and tackle it tomorrow! Thanks GLAM JO!!!! You're the GREATEST! Soon we will master HTML and be creating WEBSITES!! Maybe not...but you NEVER KNOW!

Fun with Links!

A Link lesson by Glamorous Jo. This is only a test!!!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Randumb Ramblings 11.11.05

*The weather has been crazy this week. Tuesday I wore a tanktop and it was 83 degrees. Last night the low was 29…so today I wore a coat and sweater. CRAZY!!! Which…I don’t mind. I think I’d rather have this than constant HEAT or constant COLD.

*I heart the Today show. I want to be friends with Katie Couric. This week they have their annual “Where in the world is Matt Lauer”. Basically…Matt goes somewhere crazy 5 days in a row, and tells us about the culture, food, etc. For example, he went to Easter Island, The Panama Canal, Innsbruck Austria, Shanghai China and finally Dubrovnik Croatia. This is like broadcasting heaven for me. Being a broadcasting major…I always wanted to do the feel good stuff. I love all the consumer reports…travel stories…etc. that they do on the show. Who knows…maybe one day down the road…I will actually use my degree and go back into broadcasting.

*I am so excited to have my favorite Ugg Boots out of the back of the closet and wearing them again. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned…and so toasty warm for the winter!

*Whenever I think about my Sweet MaryBeth and a memory we had together…I am always happy the rest of the day! She just has that effect on people.

*Snack of the week: (Inspired by Glam Jo’s Boo Cups) Fat- free Sugar-free Cheesecake Pudding with broken graham crackers on the bottom and on top of it with a dollop of cool whip! YUM!!! Only like 2-3 points depending on how much crushed graham crackers you put on.

*This week on the OC (yes, I’m a huge fan) you feel so bad for Taylor (one of the antagonists of the show). You see a rare scene with her mother, where her mom goes off on her. Taylor is the new social chair of the ritzy private school. She plans a mandatory Saturday night lock in. In this scene…her mom is dropping stuff off for her at the school. Her mom says something like “Taylor, you are so pathetic that you plan a mandatory lock in because you are so lonely on Saturday nights. None of these kids want to be here. Maybe if you weren’t so high strung and chilled out a bit…people might actually want to hang out with you. And gosh, untuck your shirt…no wonder you don’t have any friends”. I was shocked that any mother would treat her child that way. It is a travesty to talk to your children that way. Not that I am anything close to an expert…but still. It’s just wrong. And up until this point…you are lead to hate Taylor. She appears to be a spoiled rotten brat who always gets her way. It was interesting to catch this rare glimpse. I don’t know why…but it totally bothered me.

*My stereo remote’s batteries are dead. They have been dead for over a week. It’s funny how it’s an inconvenience to have to get up and manually flip songs or push stop or play when you are so used to just pushing a button. No wonder our country is so lazy. I have on purpose not changed the batteries for some odd reason. Not that I think I am getting exercise by not using the remote…or not trying to buck the system. I don’t know how long it will last…but I’m going to try it for awhile.

*Last Saturday I ran 4 miles in 37 minutes! It was quite an accomplishment. I’m actually considering entering a 5K. I don’t know why, but I have this weird feeling that I would come in last place. That would be embarrassing. I guess it wouldn’t be bad if all of these people are psycho runners. I am thinking about a 5K on Thanksgiving Day, but I’m also thinking of doing a charity one…where I know people will be walking. Or maybe I should just do it and if I come in last place…I come in last place. We’ll see.

*Since my parents are coming for Thanksgiving…this weekend will be filled with lots of weeding and straightening. Then next weekend will be reserved for a deep house cleaning. Not the most fun thing in the world…but the house always feels so good after a deep cleanse!

*Being that it was my 2nd Anniversary yesterday, I am just reminded how blessed I am to be spending my life with my best friend. I am so lucky!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

2 YEARS!!!

It has been 2 years since the best day of my life. Since I publicly committed myself to the man of my dreams…for the rest of my life on this earth. I know every girl says that her wedding day is perfect…and mine TRULY was. Ever since I went to school at Pepperdine, I knew exactly where in Malibu I wanted to get married. I was so worried the day before…because in LA…the land of Sunshine…it was rainy…gloomy…and GROSS. But alas…it was sunny and GORGEOUS. And you know what…even if it did rain…it would have still been spectacular!

Ceremony Announcement

And more importantly…I married my best friend. The guy that makes me laugh…loves me unconditionally…knows my crazy little (maybe I should say BIG) idiosyncrasies and still loves me. The guy that I fit perfectly in his arms, who brings me comfort, and is the most patient person. The guy that I want to be around every single second of the day. The guy I miss if we are apart for just a couple of hours. The talented Sarah McLachlan says it best in her song ‘Push’, “…all my troubles…all my fears DISSOLVE in your affection.” I couldn’t have said it any better. Actually the whole song resonates with me when it comes to you!

AJ&Steve on beach B&W

This past year has been incredible. I don’t know when the honeymoon will end. We have been so lucky…or should I say blessed…to have had the journey we have had so far. Thank you for always being a source of encouragement and support while I have had to deal with the other man in my life (My daddy) battle cancer. And we have bought a house! What a learning experience…and you are so wise! During the whole experience, I had a whole new level of respect for you. I admire you so much! It has been fun to make the house transform…to be our home. We managed to take some time out for fun. I was shocked when you surprised me by taking me to Destin for my Birthday! I couldn’t have asked for anything better! Our Chicago trip was a blast! My first U2 experience was everything you said it would be! I think Chicago is a city for us! Hopefully we will get there again soon. Our summer week in Maine/Boston was amazing. I am so blessed to have a new family that I love. And it has been so humbling to know how much your family and friends love me, because of how much they love you. Your mom is the best mother-in-law I could ask for. My love for her grows daily! And I can’t imagine my life not knowing the Libby family! I feel like they are family. Getting to know Sherry has been the biggest surprise in knowing you. I admire her, and look up to her. She is such a rare find in a friend, and I am blessed to have her friendship. Thank you for introducing all of your family and friends to me. And of course…I couldn’t NOT mention the Red Sox! It was so fun to get to go to a game this year in Boston. You have ignited my passion for baseball, and it has been so fun to fall in love with a new team. I didn’t think it was possible.

Walking on Beach B&W

I can’t wait to see what’s next in store for us. I know it will be a fantastic ride no matter what may come our way. I can’t wait to tell you that I am expecting your child. I can’t wait to see our family expand. I can’t wait to travel some more of the world with you. I can’t wait to grow old with you. Everything, as long as it’s with you…will be FABULOUS! I love you forever!!!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Randumb Ramblings 11.04.05

*Last Saturday Steve and I went on a camping day trip. My parents are members of this campground, and they have a site about an hour away from our house. So we went there for the day and hiked around the hills of Hohenwald, TN. It was pretty much a ghost town. I guess it’s more of a summertime place. Either way, it was on a lake and was really pretty. We then hiked around the Meriwether Lewis State Park…and kind of got lost. But we were able to back track our way back to the car. We had a fun picnic in the woods and enjoyed the beautiful October day!! Steve has never camped in a tent…isn’t that CRAZY!!?!? Whenever my parents move here…I am going to have to remedy that.

*I can’t stop listening to Imogen Heap’s new CD “Speak for Yourself”. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I guess you would classify it as electronic…but it is my favorite kind of music. I’m sure my co-workers are sick of hearing it. Sorry guys! But anyways, I highly recommend it!

*Steve and I bought our very first Ice Chest. We found it on clearance at Target…and it is an ESPN Cooler. Everytime you open the lid, it plays the Sportscenter theme music. I’m such a nerd…but it is SO AWESOME!!!

*I know this is lame…but I got excited when I heard about this new non-surgical nose job. I REALLY don’t like the bridge of my nose…and I swear…the older I get…the bigger it gets. One of these years I will make a great wicked witch. Anyways, I don’t know that I would actually ever get a nose job…but the thought of a non-surgical one…was appealing. Basically it’s this stuff that fills in your nose to look straight instead of crooked. So in all actuality…your nose gets bigger…even though the appearance may be smaller because it’s not as noticeable. Oh well…I knew it was too good to be true!

*Being a woman gives me the right to change my mind on things…but I feel like I change my mind on things ALL THE TIME. I annoy myself! This scares me when it comes to big decisions. Because once you make those…there’s no turning back.

*We watched “Crash” this week. WOW! One of the most emotionally moving movies I have ever seen! Stereotyping/Prejudices/Racist statements make my blood boil! When I first moved to Nashville, I immediately noticed so much of it out here. I never dealt with it out in California. At first when I moved here…it bothered me deeply…but then I had to come to realize some people just don’t know any better. It’s pure IGNORANCE. It doesn’t make it right…but that is what I had to tell myself to sleep at night. This movie just shows that we are ALL flawed…and we ALL deal with this no matter the color of our skin or our social status. It’s DEFINITELY NOT a movie for kids…but man it moved me!

*Snack of the week: Frozen Bananas dipped in a peanutbutter hard shell. I bought the hardshell stuff at the market next to the bananas and they were pretty good. It still doesn’t beat chocolate covered frozen bananas, but it was a good snack that can take the place of ice cream or cookies. They are only 1 point each!

*For as much as I love candles…I rarely burn them. I don’t know why this is. The only thing I can think of is I just simply forget to light them. But they just make any mood better. I am going to challenge myself to light at least 1 candle a night for the next week.

*I am on a vanity quest to have cut abs. Well cut everything. The 10 year reunion gets closer and closer as the days go by…and I want to look HOT! One of my favorite TV Shows is the Biggest Loser. IT is so motivating and inspiring. The trainer Jillian on there…is FABULOUS!!! But I’m sad that the show is going to be over the end of the month. I hope they come out with another one soon…because it provides extra motivation.

*When I was in high school…I told myself that I would do everything I could…to never break plans. It kind of saddens me when people blow other people off at the drop of a hat. I have been blown off by so many people in my life. I can’t tell you all the times I would be dressed up waiting for someone to come pick me up…or call and let me know where they were. And an hour later I would call them…with no answer. Of course this was before the days of everyone having a cell phone…so of course they wouldn’t be home. I experienced DEEP PAIN some of these nights. My poor parents had to witness me waiting by the window with phone in hand FOR HOURS…just knowing something had to have happened and they would be there at any minute to come get me. Most of these blow offs were from guys that I was interested in. So thanks to Kevin, Zach, Jeff, Brooks, Ryan, Matt, Rob, Phil, Eric, etc. (Those are only the ones I came up with off the top of my head) You have made me a better friend for sticking to my decision to not break plans with friends.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

It happened...AGAIN...ON A HOLIDAY!!!! all know HOW MUCH I love the Red Sox. It is more than a's a passion. But for me...that's it. I accept the fact that many changes will happen each and every year. As much as I want every player to come inevitably will never be. Let me tell you about my very first Valentine's Day with a boyfriend. I am 25 years old...Steve and I are dating. I had never had a boyfriend before Steve...and I was never "dating" anyone around Valentine's Day. So I was SO EXCITED! Finally it is a day of LOVE! Not that I wore black on the day...I always went out with friends to celebrate what great people I had in my life. Anyways...Steve had made reservations at this fancy restaurant Saffire that I had never been to. I was excited to dress up and go on a special date. This particular year...Valentine's Day was on a Saturday. So I went over to his house early in the day and we just hung out and enjoyed each other's company. THEN IT HAPPENED!!! Alex Rodriguez was traded to the dreaded New York Yankees. We were not happy. Especially because just a week earlier...the Red Sox were THIS CLOSE to signing him. But no...he goes to the EVIL EMPIRE instead. Oh well...such is life...time to move on. Baseball season is still 6 weeks away. But thing I know Steve is in his bedroom...lying on his bed...face down...completely motionless. I give him his space. Well an hour later he is in the same position...SULKING like I have never seen anyone sulk before. Our dinner reservations are a couple of hours away...surely he will perk up and we will have a great evening...right?!? RIGHT?!?!?! Boy was I wrong. He was in complete despair. I decided to cancel the reservations. There's no sense in spending a lot of money and getting all dressed up to have a dreadful evening. The TV was on all evening...all ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN News was talking about was the A-Rod trade. I somehow managed to convince Steve to go to the local Pizza joint to eat. And it was GOOD PIZZA! And it was fine. Obviously I will never forget my first Valentine's Day. The day isn't tainted...but whenever talked about...the A-Rod thing is ever present. Little did Steve know at the time that the next year the Red Sox would make the GREATEST comeback in all of sports history against the EVIL Yankees...and go on to win the World Series...WITHOUT A-ROD!

So this brings us to present day...well a couple of days ago...on Halloween. Steve and I decided to go on a date instead of go home to candy and trick or treaters. (We could not buy candy...because we would eat it...and that would go against our healthy lifestyle that we are trying to establish.) I get off at 6pm...and Steve was going to pick me up. Oh around 4:45pm the Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein decided not to come back. You wouldn't think this would be a big deal...but in my world...I knew what was going to happen. DOOM!!!! I was never a big fan of Epstein...but Steve thought he HUNG THE MOON. Sure he was the GM when the Red Sox won their first world series in 86 years...but I happen to believe it was the team...not Theo. Steve disagrees. Moments later, sure enough...Steve got to my work...with his head hung low. He was even wearing his Red Sox Jersey for Halloween. He said things like...

"I guess we will NEVER win the World Series again in my lifetime"

"Maybe I should just not be a Red Sox fan anymore" he's going to give up his team that he has followed since he was just a little guy...over Theo?!?!?! I knew this was bad. I just said I was sorry. He immediately wanted Chocolate. (I love that I have a husband that wants chocolate when he is depressed!) We ended up going to Las Palmas for dinner...and Steve did his best to mask his pain. But I could see through it. We would be sitting in silence and he would just blurt out "This is REALLY REALLY BAD" or stuff like that. We were in the restaurant for maybe 35 minutes and were home by 7pm. So much for our fun date night! Now...I have bad Red Sox memories on Valentine's Day & Halloween.

If you have seen the movie "Fever Pitch" my husband is one notch short of Jimmy Fallon's character. He doesn't sleep with a Red Sox pillow...and doesn't have season tickets...but takes it just as personally as his character.

So Please John Henry (Red Sox Owner) and Larry Lucchino (Red Sox President)...when making big decisions about the future of the team...please PLEASE don't do them on a holiday. I swear that if Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's & Easter get ruined (all holidays between the end of the season and the beginning of the next) both will hear from me PERSONALLY!!!!
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