S vintage star
S filipina now living in california
S obsessive-compulsive... make that compulsive-obsessive... no, obsessive-compulsive
S cold all the time (literally)
current terror alert level
Why is Life Cold?
i actually have a very happy life. i just saw this graphic one day and got an inspiration for another blog.
why not write about the stuff that makes life cold? from the huge, catastrophic, life-altering events to the seemingly trivial, little incidents
that rub you the wrong way. it doesn't have to be a personal experience, it can be something observed.
on writing these down, my intent is to learn to appreciate life more and have a better handle on things when life throws you a curve ball. i want whoever
will read this to contemplate, not get depressed. hopefully, you'll share with me your experiences as well so we can learn from each other.
Two weeks ago I sent out an Evite for a summer BBQ I'm throwing for some friends. I was so excited. I had everything perfectly planned - the food, the pool toys for the kids, the poker game and the karaoke (hey, I'm Filipino, remember?). What's more, it was very difficult to convince my husband to allow me to have the party. He doesn't understand why I always love to host parties, when he feels that the house is not in good shape. The house does need a lot of work, but I feel that it's presentable for social gatherings. So with a lot of coaxing I got him to say yes. Imagine my joy when I found out he even bought 2 sets of really nice poker chips for the party, because our old ones need to be taken out to pasture.
So here I was, excitedly awaiting the replies to my fun and witty Evite (at least I'd like to think so). I have one new message from Evite. Yes! I click on the link and what do I see? My first reply is a regret! That really bummed me out. She does have a good reason - she'll be out of town that weekend - but why did she have to reply so fast, such that I had an I Fold before I even had any I'm All Ins? Now I feel that when the other invitees check out the Evite, they'll think twice before saying yes. Hmmm, she's not going, maybe it won't be so much fun.
I know I'm being silly, but that really put a downer on my day. And by now I actually already have 22 I'm All Ins, 5 I Checks and only 3 I Folds. Plus 7 Not Yet Replieds.
Now let me tackle these 7 Not Yet Replieds. Since Evite shows the host everytime the guests visit the site, I actually see some of these Not Yet Replieds looking at the Evite everyday. What's up with that?!! They're espying who's coming to the party before they dole out their precious RSVP? I'm tempted to take them out of the guest list as a punishment. You couldn't decide if you wanted to go soon enough, now you've lost the right to go to my kick ass par-tay! I know I'll never do that, and I sincerely want all these people to come (I wouldn't have invited them otherwise), but sometimes life is too funny it's sad.
Note: If you happen to be one of these Not Yet Replieds, I apologize if I have hurt your feelings. I just please to respond to your RSVP (or lack thereof).