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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 49

On Saturday after shopping with my friend Rachel, we went to one of my favorite restaurants in Provo. The Bombay House. For those of you who don't know what that is, its Indian food. I had not eaten there since I have been to India. It was weird/ awesome to see the huge picture of the Taj Mahal on the wall and say... hey! I have been there! Looking at the menu I wanted something that they didn't have on the menu... something that I had while I was in India and fell in love with. I asked for it even though it was not on the menu, and.... they gave it to me.... and it was awesome. I need to eat Indian food more often. I need to try and make it since I bought a cookbook there. I also just found the Bollywood Market which I can find all the things I need to cook the food. Perfect.

Almost every time I go to WalMart, I see people I know. This last Monday my good friend Jessica and I went to get food and we ran into two good friends. We ended up talking in the isle for an hour. We all live within 2 minutes of each other and never do that, but we see each other in WalMart and bonding time. Who knew that WalMart had the ability to bring people together?

So... I got released from my calling as FHE leader and I could not be happier. I used to love the calling, its true.... but when I got a partner that didn't help and only a few people in my group actually came (not even my roommates) it got old pretty fast. Since I didn't have to worry about planning FHE this week, I went to Jess's group and we all played our favorite YouTube Video's. Amazingly enough I had already seen most of the videos. I am not sure what that says about me. Its awesome how much entertainment comes from YouTube.

I watched American Idol last night because I was bored. I was not planning on watching this season because I am done with that show... but I was curious about how the new judges would be. I think the show is not the same without Simon. Steven Tyler is kind of weird and JLo is pretty much exactly like Paula. Seriously. The auditions I think are entertaining to watch.... but I won't watch past that. There will not be another year like the David vs David year. I was devoted then.... not since.

I think counseling is awesome. I feel like more people should go. Of course I think good counseling comes from good counselors and not all of them are. When my ex fiance and I broke up... I was a mess. It was the hardest thing I had ever gone through. I couldn't go a day at work without crying (my poor co-workers.... they were so great to me). My boss was the one that suggested that I go to counseling and that it was something that was included in my benefits so I wouldn't have to pay and pointed me in the direction of a GREAT counselor. I thought to myself... I have never been to counseling, but why not? It could only help me right? Can't get worse than where I was at, so I went. He was so awesome. Every time I left his office I left feeling really positive and having hope. I went once a week for a month and then it became less and less. It only lasted 3 months, but I think it was the best thing that I did for myself at that time having just gone through what I did. I was able to move forward a lot faster. The counselor helped me realize how good it was that we didn't get married and all the issues that he had and that I was okay, I handled everything well and that I was going to find someone else that was such a better match for me. He let me cry to him and gave me options of things to do that I could handle at the time. He was a great man. I will always be thankful for him. He made a difference in my life. I say was a great man because my boss told me the other day that he recently died. He wasn't super old or sick, he died of a sudden heart attack in Costco. I was so sad to hear this news. He was such a great man that not only made a difference in my life but in the life of many. I am lucky that my issues were resolved and he told me I didn't need him anymore a year ago. He had told me on our last visit (even though I had plenty more visits to use) that I didn't need him anymore because I was fine.... but that if I ever needed him in the future for anything to give him a call, even if it was a year later. That was a year ago that he said that. I actually have considered going back, just to talk about some things and I am sad that I can't. I'm even more sad for the people that were currently working with him. He was a good man that made a difference in many lives.

Last night I went to a birthday party. At this party.... I tried SPAM for the first time. Its not the sickest thing that I have ever eaten, but I really don't know why people buy the stuff. It smells and looks like cat food. My BFF neighbor took a picture to document my first time trying SPAM.


Darrell said...

woot woot! Spam is delicious!

Jeff said...

Put thin spam slices in a thin coat of your favorite oil in a frying pan. Fry until reddish on the edges. Serve with eggs or rice. MMmmmm.

Raw spam looks nasty.

THE LIZARD'S said...

wow..that is SO sad ..about your old counselor! It is such a reminder how life is such a gift and that we should not take any of it for granted! He sounded like a really kind and genuine man. I think those kind of people should be saluted! thank you Mr. counselor man! (hand to brow)

Lori said...

I'm sorry to hear about "your" counselor... what sad news. A heart attack, wow, and in Costco of all places... double wow.
As for spam- Hawaiians love it. They use it when they make fried rice. I still never tried it. S P A M , don't you know it's my best friend!

jamie hixon said...

Indian food sounds good. I hope you try a lot of recipes from your book, and then make the best ones for me.
I don't know if I will ever try Spam.
Yay for getting released from that calling!
That is very sad about your old counselor. He really seemed very talented and caring. Now he can help people in heaven, I guess.