10.29.2005

pre halloween post

i am writing this as i am watching everybody loves raymond so i may sound incoherent at times or i may just be saying this because i am about to write an entry that is devoid of any main subject. but really, i am laughing my ass off to everybody loves raymond as i type.

i don't know if it's something about my hair or the mary kay product that i've been putting on my face might actually be working or people i meet these days have just been extra generous with their compliments. a couple of weeks ago, i went down to our apartment building's office (which is just on the ground floor of our building) in my ratty sweatshirt and jog pants. on my way to the office i met this guy (also on his way to the office) who i know is the brother of the building manager. we exchanged hellos and how are yous and upon learning that the office is closed i proceeded to go back to our apartment in the 5th floor. to my surprise he went with me inside the elevator.

weird guy: hi, how are you? (that was the second time he asked me that question in a span of two minutes)
me: like i said, i'm good... and you?
weird guy: i'm fine, thank you.
me: what floor?
weird guy: ah no... i'm just going to sort of walk you upstairs. my name is (insert name here) by the way and you are?
me: nerie
weird guy: nice to meet you nerie...
me: did you just got off from work? (noting that he is still on his hospital clothes.)
weird guy: yes, it was a very busy night. did you also worked last night?
me: yes i did, and you are right it was very busy.
weird guy: (making small talk about things i really don't remember)
me: (thinking: my god! when is this elevator ride gonna end? why do i have to live on the fifth floor?)
DING! (fifth floor finally!)
me: hey it was nice to meet you.
weird guy: you too! and with all due respect, i think you're beautiful.
me: err...thank you! (and i almost ran the whole length of the hallway to our door.)

the other night at the hospital i was taking care of three fresh post op patients and wanting very much to go home and sleep in my bed. i was trying to check the settings of the PCA pump (a machine that automatically delivers the narcotics to the blood circulation on the demand of the patient) while my patient is making small talk with me at 3 in the morning. she was saying that i was too young to be working this hard and that i am (ahem!) beautiful. i told her that i'm already 28 and that she had to get some sleep because she has a long day ahead of her. despite the fact that she was under the influence of morphine and that some of the anesthetics they drugged her with during the surgery haven't actually worn off, i was still flattered. hayaan nyo na ako. it's not too often that i post narcissistic stuff here so just deal with me for a moment here, ok?

anyway, i just received a note yesterday from the building's office telling me that the whole parking space at the back of the building should be vacated from tuesday morning until thursday. i just woke up from the couch when i read the note and i was like "wtf was that all about?" they're not even giving us an alternative parking space for three freaking days. i have to find a parking space to squat for three days and then suffer the long walk from god-knows-where-i-would-park-the-car back to the apartment in bitter cold weather. good luck na lang sa akin!

speaking of halloween (he he he, wala lang talaga akong maisip na pang-segue), it is just around the corner. i am going to go to a halloween cum birthday party on monday. the prospect of trying out costumes for the party is so appealing but i'm thinking of just going as a nurse wearing my scrubs because i have to go to work from 7pm to 11 pm that night and then just head straight to the party after work. bummer no? pero ok lang, sayang din ang four hours of extra money he he he.

i will try to post an entry about the party next time i blog and i'll even have some pictures just so i can remember my first ever halloween party.

2 comments:

sealdi said...

wafa! naks. :D

nerie said...

halloween man gud sealds...uso akong beauty pag kalag-kalag! he he he...