LOUISVILLE AIRPORT BEFORE FLYING TO IRELAND MAY 2004
I really got into The Amazing Race this season. I guess it was because of Rob & Amber that I became so interested and then hooked. Last night I was cheering for the couple that won! I was so excited that it took me till 1130pm to calm down enough to fall asleep.
I was so impressed with the respect and the patience they displayed towards each other. The one episode where she submitted to having ALL HER HAIR cut off caused me to fall in love with them. He sat beside her and held her hand, kissed her cheek, and wiped away her tears. He was awesome and she was so brave. I was so happy to see them win the million dollars.
Something very terrible happened today at work. Something that only I know about. My first instinct was to call my boss and pass on what had happened. On second thought, I knew I would be in terrific trouble for no other reason than it happened on my watch. No matter why, no matter the surrounding circumstances....it is my account and I am responsible. The buck stops here.
I shared what had happened with my better half. He bluntly stated that I have always had trouble, had courted trouble, because I am reactionary. He went further and pointed out my other faults, (i.e. procrastination, dirty dishes in the sink, not crazy about mowing the lawn....)
Instead of defending myself with excuses and explanations, I said, "You know if we were on the Amazing Race we would be one of the couples bickering at each other throughout the entire show!"
I really would like to have been the couple that worked together with mutual respect and tolerance towards the million dollar pay off. Because this is reality, I know we would be the couple choking each other in the back seat of the cab.
After the choking scene, I'm certain he would say something like "I'm a winner as long as I have my Mary".
Our anniversary is Friday! I think I will choke him when I see him tomorrow!