Lately, I've been hearing about some high maintenance women. On the radio, they were talking about dating in this economy and dating for people who've lost their jobs. People called in with their ideas for cheap dates and then people started calling in with horror stories about high maintenance dates.
I never understood the whole high maintenance thing. I suppose, in my own way, I am also high maintenance. I like to be catered to (who doesn't!) and I pout when I don't get my way (again, who doesn't?). A friend from massage school says it's because I'm an Aries. I think it's because I'm just I'm a big baby. So I get high maintenance in that respect, the area I don't get is when it comes to looks and dating.
I don't wear make-up. Except for a brief period during high school, I never really have. I prefer jeans and T-shirts to skirts and heels. I haven't worn heels for more then an hour a year since 1998. And, as to dating, I'm a really cheap date.
On our first real date, Dave agreed to take me to a double feature of Jackie Chan at the drive-in. (The first clue that he was the guy for me!)
I had a friend who used to lament the high maintenance women he'd always end up with. I pointed out that when you take them to the most expensive restaurant on the first date, where is there to go from there but up? I told him he set the bar too high on the first date and he needed to take it down a notch or two if he wanted to find someone who would be more mellow. He said he wasn't going to take them to McD's and I realized he thinks in extremes. I asked what's his favorite hole-in-the-wall joint that he likes to go to. He mentioned a great taco bar we both knew about. I said, "If you want someone who sees things like you do, show them what you see. Take them to the taco bar and see if they like it!" I bought him one of the many books on cheap dates and mailed it to him.
My birthday is on Monday (4/13). I'll be 39. I don't need much. Yarn is always nice - hah! I bought myself one skein of custom-dyed yarn (she's mailing it on Monday, I'll share it when it gets here). I bought the Dorothea pattern from Through The Loops.
My oldest, T, said he's going to use his own money and buy me something. Then D2 chimed in with, "Yea, we'll go to Toys 'R Us and I'll buy you a girl thing and then no one will play with it and you can have it all to yourself!" They are all the gift I need!
We're going to a burger joint we heard about to celebrate my b'day. I love a great cheeseburger!
(Did I mention I'm a cheap date?)
I might find a tiara. Never been a girlie girl but lately I've been thinking I might need a tiara. And some red shoes. Every woman should have at least one pair of red shoes. Of course, I'll probably get some red Converse, but, you know, still red, right?
Lovin' the sparkly things, Ruth!