Saturday, March 8, 2008

Might I suggest...

...a myriad of songs I have deemed well suited for the company of lengthy treks home to one's lovely girlfriend after weeks and weeks of separation.

With him I sent a box filled with Valentine themed packages, one for every week he would be gone [so he couldn't forget]. They contained homemade treats and store bought candies, each one stuffed with a little note to say I love you. I know, I know, I'm sure you're all becoming nauseated at the thought, at the cheese-factor of my antics.

Deal with it.

A glitch in [his] calculation of weeks, however left him one short for the duration of his stay. In those first off-balance moments of disappointment I resorted to my mental care-package haven of calm. How could I perfectly capture the essence of the last week...the drive home? It took some thought, and some initial deep breathing, but I managed to find a silver lining.

To him I sent:
  • Redbulls for when the drive becomes inevitably tiresome.
  • a McDonald's giftcard because ironically they have them, and the Golden Arches are plentiful at every edge of every interstate on the North American continent.
  • a 30 song compilation entitled, Hurry Home, Love. [the double disc edition - see above.]

I'd like to say with pride that it's possible I am up for The Best Girlfriend on Earth nomination...just so you know, all of you other wonderful women, you've got heavy competition.

...but please enjoy the music mix anyway.

1 comment:

Maggie, dammit said...

Wow, this is amazing! I suppose if there's any sort of good thing about your forced separation, maybe it's that you are so kind and gentle and thoughtful with each other.