One of those nights where I have millions of things to say and can’t utter a single word. A night where I’m feeling every feeling simultaneously. Where I’m on sensory overload. Every sound, color, smell, any sensation really, is enough to send me into high anxiety mode. Every thought leaves me with the desire to cry, scream, laugh, crawl into a hole and die and everything in-between all at once. Everything. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. Is just too much. WAY too much.
Yet at my core I feel hollow, empty. My logic argues with this feeling. “We had a wonderful day. What the hell is your problem?” Yet I can’t shake it, no matter how hard I try. Maybe some sleep will help. Tomorrow will be better.
Lady night was date night. Yay! Date nights are great. Only lately we’ve been looking at each other like the vultures from The Jungle Book going “what do you want to do?”
“I don’t know. What do you want to do?”
“Now don’t start that again!”
So I did what any self respecting white girl would do. I went on Pinterest. There I have amassed a whole board of pins just for such an occasion.
You say you don’t know what Pinterest is? Wow. Okay, I’ll do my best to explain. People find things they like on the Internet and need a way to get back to those websites. Sure you could bookmark it, but then you forget what the description you wrote was for, if you even wrote one. Enter Pinterest. Pinterest acts as a personal pin board, only others can see what you’ve pinned unless you set it to secret. You can search Pinterest itself for cool ideas as well. Why is this superior to bookmarking? You have a photo to go with the description, not to Mentone the fact that you can group you pins on different boards by topic. So yeah, that’s Pinterest in a nutshell.
Anywho, I found this cool idea about doing something nice for others on your date night. Most of the ideas they gave weren’t going to work for us because of time and other issues, but we came up with our own idea. Write silly notes like “Smile”, “have a nice night”, and “hey its almost Friday!” And stick them on people’s cars.
We were by restaurants that would be closing soon so we decided maybe they could use a silly note of encouragement, so they were our first “victims”. Then we hit a 24 hour grocery store. After that, we figured that some doctors and nurses at the ER really deserved to know they’re appreciated. We thought about hitting the men and women in blue, but didn’t think that would be very wise.
The whole time we were doing this, we were acting like total dorks. At one point we were acting like secret agents or something. It was great to be so silly. It helped take my mind off of everything that’s been going on lately.
I’ll probably never know if those notes made anyone smile or brightened their day, but that’s okay. I don’t need to know. I just hope that someone, even just one person, got a kick out of getting a silly note like that. I don’t think this is the last time we do this and I think next time, we’ll be more prepared. We’ll plan where we’re going and make the notes more specific. Any way you slice it, it was a fun night.