I went on a date last night with my very tired, patient husband. Just the two of us. Me and HIM. Alone. For 5 hours. We saw Austriala (but I'll tell you all about that tomorrow) and it totally put me in the mood for Luuuuurrrrve.
Soooo, come helk or highwater, I'm ready to start spreading it around like compost on the weeds.
And Tamn at Seriously, So Blessed is my first L-word recipient because, she's the one who taught me how to lurve. (Plus I stole that word from her, and I pinky promise I'll never use it again after this week because it's getting on my nerves.)
Tamn is one of favorite people. She's my inspeeration and like I always say, what the world needs now is Tamn sweet Tamn.
(The only thing that bugs me about Tamn is that she spells oober wrong. Isn't it uber?)
Part of sharing the lurve means saving people's souls and caring about their eternal salvation.
Lately I've noticed that Tamn is having some issues . . . with envy. We all know how hard it is to be pregnant with twins so I thought we could reach out to Tamn before she moves from implied vulgarity to in-your-face covetous profanity.
I decided to throw her a SURPRISE we-heart-you-slash-envy-you PARTY to cheer her up and help her recognize her individual worth.
Shhhhhhhhh, today is Tamn's surprise party. I hope you don't have any plans because you are all invited so don't go anywhere. Right now she's getting a pedi and I told her I was just going to run pick up a red-box movie and some diet coke then we'd come back here for a personal vay-cay.
She has no idea you're all waiting here to yell "SURPRISE, TAMN! We heart YOU. But we also ENVY you!!!!!!"
Don't you think it will soothe her soul just to know that she's not the only covetous person in the world. That hundreds of people envy her too?
So funny story. I told her I wanted to take her to lunch and just have a girls day heart to heart slash envy intervention. I suggested Olive Garden and Jamba Juice. She excessively encouraged me to take her to Cafe Rio and then for a fro yo + a pedi.
You guys would not believe how cute she is. I mean she is just as skinny and permadorable in real life as she is in blog life. And she's just as wicked funny. We talked and talked non-stop about Twilight and that smokin' hot vampire.
And then, while we were eating our pork salad, I secretly turned on my digital recorder to capture some of the cuteness of the conversation. I've transcribed it here for you if you care to eavesdrop:
Tamn, is it okay if I take your name in vain sometimes?
Whatever! I do it all the TAMN time.
Tamn, just between us, are you seriously so blessed or are you just saying that to make everybody laugh slash cry?
LOL sniffle LOL!! of COARSE i'm seriously so blessed.
She seriously said that. LOL. She doesn't laugh. She just says LOL. It's so precious. Then we started talking about her Photog biz and her Stampin' Up biz and her homemade jewelry biz and Lynzii came up. In case you didn't know, Lynzii is at the heart of her E.N.V.Y issues because Lynzii's way hotter and cooler and has already reached the sparkling Executive Sapphire level of her home biz.
So I said, "Have you ever thought of peer pressuring your Mia Maids into signing up under you for your home biz?"
I just did right now, I thought of that on my own right before you said that. But I don't "pressure," I "excessively encourage." Are you still in primary? Bummer.
Hello, she doesn't even know I'm in Relief Society. So then we started talking about Anthro. And, being the dummy that I am, I asked her if Anthro is short for Anthropology?
Her chin hit the table and she rolled her eyes and said, Pass.
I asked her if she's ever won a spelling bee?
Yes, for looks, not for spelling.
And finally we shared our New Years resolutions and I asked her what I could do to make 2009 a kick-A fairy tale year.
Keep an e-journal, grow your hair out, go off sugar and diet coke, vote your ILs off the island!
So TAMNers, SURPRISE!
Here's the picture I took of your cute prego twin feti belly.
Hee Hee J/K everyone.
But I did take a picture of the present I bought for the surprise party.
A years supply of Prego.
She accidentally dropped in on our way out of Cafe Rio.
Tamn, feel free to hang out in my comment box with all of my super fun friends who heart slash envy you. We're gonna set up some Rock Band and sing Eye of the Tiger all day long while we spray ourselves silly with cans of whipped cream.
But before we begin the party, here's a smattering of envy to lift your spirits.
Kristina P says: TAMN, is what every modern righteous woman should strive to emulate. She is modest in both appearance and demeanor, never judges anyone unless they totally deserve it, only cares about the important things in life like iPhones and super cute pedis, and most importantly, she is the hottest pregnant woman on the planet. Here's to you TAMN, and your humble awesomeness.
My cousin Emily at Art-n-Sewl says: I love Tamn because she is the stupidest smart girl EVER!!! Her posts are hilarious and she is always spot on, if you know what I mean.
Shelle at BlokThoughts says: TAMNers...even though I say your name in vain on my blog...I still think you have the best advice for us girls and I follow it to a T...even though behind your back I ENVY your ab tight fetus belly!!!
Hope you transcend your envy soon. Just remember, YOU are POPULAR too!
I HEART YOU SLASH ENVY YOU!!!!!!
Oh, and P.S. I dedicate this song to YOU!