surprise package

Thursday, September 3, 2009
Flowers arrived yesterday at my office. I thought they were another shipment of cookies from a vendor that's been stalking me for the last month.



The note read:
"Surprise lover! Bet you didn't expect this. Maybe we'll head up to Canada for the weekend. I heard you can see Russia from there."

Maybe I should back up and share my crazy antics so it makes sense to you. (Even though with a lot of explanation it still won't.)

While watching Rocky IV (my fav one) as Rocky gets to Russia and that house he stays in, I explain how much I love this part.

Me: "oooooohhh. This is my favorite part. Yes!! I love Russia."

BF: "You love Russia?"

Me: "Well, no, but I love when he gets here and he starts the hardcore training."

Me: In my best Tina Fey imitating Sarah Palin voice, "You can see Russia from Canada."

BF: "You can't see Russia from Canada."

Me: "Yes you can," still in that Tina Fey imitation voice.

A few minutes later...

Me: "Is Russia over Japan?" A moment of silence. Answer my own question, "Yep, I think it is."

BF: Clearly getting agitated because I've ruined Rocky IV now, "Allison, Russia is a huge country, it's not just over Japan, it's over MANY countries."

Me: "Yes, I understand that but I believe it's specifically over Japan as well."

Our conversation must've been bothering him because the next day he sent me a map of that general area to prove to me where Russia's exact location was.

Then he pointed out that you can't see it from Canada but probably Alaska.

HOLY crap! I was imitating Tina Fey imitating Sarah Palin but saying the wrong country!

So, after he points out to me where Russia is and the fact you can see it from Alaska versus Canada (I meant that way the whole time), he closed the conversation with this.

"For the love of GOD....you are a unique individual! I sometimes wonder if there’s another one of you walking this earth making some other poor schmuck bat-shit crazy from conversations like this!!"

Bringing me to the shipment of lillies on my desk.

12 comments:

Marie said...

I heard you can see Russia from California too. And Mexico. Probably even the North Pole. ;)

Those lilies are gorgeous! Very sweet surprise. Definitely keep the bf around.

Fizzgig said...

I dont know my geography.....but i hear you can see canada from the top of the magnum! yesssss!

awwww flowers! le sigh!

Lindsay said...

Ha! Maybe he should talk to my husband. I drive him crazy with conversations like that all the time.

Pretty flowers!

Sarah Phillips said...

Im jealous! i have convos with my bf all the time like that.. and *sigh* i never get flowers... maybe i should send him flowers since technically... im the smart one in the relationship :-p

Maureen N said...

I kinda wish they would have been cookies so that you would share them again. Haha.

Katelin said...

haha that's awesome. and so sweet he got your flowers, but the card is the best part, love it.

steph anne said...

Haha, it's the small things that count and not only you're unique but you two got an unique relationship!

Always a Bridesmaid said...

If you love Russia so much, I hope those flowers are soaking in some vodka. ;)

ANG* said...

aaaaaaaand THAT is just darling! :)

Katie said...

Awesome. Love the new look too.

LiLu said...

Our uniquity is EXACTLY why they love us.

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Is "uniquity" a word?

Je said...

OMG. This is HILARIOUS! Talk about miscommunication... or missing the mark on humor deliver.

But your boyfriend's reaction - uncalled for! ;) He did well with the lilies and the witty note.