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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Best Day Ever 2011

How could I have almost forgot about Best Day Ever this year! I tell ya, when my grandparents told me, beware time goes faster than you think, I wrote it off as a crazy elderly person thing to say. This was back in the days when a 3 month summer break felt like a year. Now I don't even have a summer break, or know what summer is for that matter!


Anyways, one morning a month ago I woke up and realized I hadn't been tattooed in over a year. This is probably a good thing for my Dad, but I figure this is a healthier addiction than most. So off I went to schedule a tattoo appointment for November 16th. Being that getting tattooed is a purely selfish act, I figured it seemed like the right day to have BDE 2k11! 

Best Day Ever started really early this year due to a district meeting at 9 o'clock in Williamsburg. After I got back into town, I was ready for some feel good activities! Feeling in a cheery mood, I went to my store and called a couple seasonal applicants that I wanted to hire and offered them jobs! Definitely one of the parts of my job that I truly enjoy, giving people opportunities is such a satisfying thing. 

After a quick lap of window shopping, I took myself and Good Omens our to lunch. Every time I invision a day off, it's always me at some coffee shop with a book... all day. I didn't have all day, but I did have two hours until my tattoo, so I knocked out a good portion of my book and sipped ice tea in the sun. Meanwhile, I was catching up with friends via text, phone and email. Something that seeming seems harder to do now that the holidays were coming up. (I'm sorry everyone, I miss you!)

I arrived to my tattoo appointment early and excited to see what Katie had drew up. I got my typewriter tattoo about a year and a half ago, and I loved the outline, but I wasn't as sold on the actual tattoo as much as I wanted to be. Someone said it looked like a cash register and I hadn't been able to get that out of my head. So, I wanted to add some surrounding flowers and touch up the typewriter. What she had drawn was perfect! More dog woods, babys breath, and a lucky clover! The tattoo took two hours and I was smitten. At the end, Katie, who was an avid luck dealer and four leaf clover enthusiast, reached into her wallet to show me her dried four leaf clover collection, and promptly gave me one. She told me to keep it with me durring my looming black friday and always. I was so shocked at how nice people can be, I was beaming. 

                                        

After a few re-energizing sips of Vitamin water, I realized that I needed to eat before I passed out from all the blood rushing to my arm. I had asked a new handsome man in my life to join my BDE dinner, so off we went to get my favorite sandwich in Richmond, the grilled pineapple and brie sandwich at Commercial Tap house. It was wonderful. We got the table by the window and watched the rain, and talked about Star Wars. Being that no Best Day Ever is complete without a milkshake, we headed to Cook Out after a rain filled sprint to the car. The night ended with laughter and bad sci-fi movies. 

This was definitely the most relaxed BDE that I have had, and it was very much welcomed! Almost a month later  (I know, I have been bad about writing this up!), tattoo all healed, and milkshakes gone I am still feeling the effects of such a wonderful day. 

xoxo
Catie