Friday, August 28, 2009

A Slam Dunk Moment...

I had one of those moments last night where it couldn't have worked out better if I had planned it. The universe was in alignment, the clouds dispersed, and everything that normally would have gone wrong didn't. It amazes me when these moments happen because usually the opposite holds true for me. As I'm sure quite a few of you have had found it holds true for you also. This is not the norm. This is unusual, and well, I was WOW'd with amazement. Thus, I refer to these few and way too infrequent moments as a SLAM DUNK! But anyway, here's what happened....

I was waiting in the foyer area together with my fellow BCC cyclists waiting for a table at a local restaurant. We had just finished doing the regular weekly Thursday night bike ride. As I was waiting I notice one of the servers looked like a plumper version of my ex-brother-in-law's wife. She was always a sweet gal so I thought I would go ahead and say hello. Her family nickname was the Magnolia Queen. She's from the south and was always just a nice easy going gal that was easy to talk to.

When she got closer to the foyer area, where I might add, I'm standing with 4 male fellow cyclists, I wave. She comes over,"OMG! You look TERRIFIC! OMG! How are you? What have you been up to?" I proceeded to tell her that we had just got done doing a bike ride, and that I was doing some training for a triathlon. Her eyes just got big,"OMG! Wow! What Tri are you doing? You REALLY look terrific!" I tried to quickly explain the SLOW SALTY DOG to her, as our table was announced. We gave each other a quick hug, and then I walked off to the table.

It had been over 8 years since I had seen her. Here I am 75-80 lbs. lighter, tan, with long hair, and with 4 men standing in a restaurant. A SLAM DUNK moment! What are the chances? Now I can just imagine the conversation she had with her husband later that night when she got home. AND then a further conversation that might be taking place right now as my Ex is learning about the run in. Needless to say, I was in VERY high spirits as the meal progressed along last night. It made my night! The only thing was I had a bit of guilt that I didn't ask more after her, but I was thrown off and didn't know what to say.

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