Tell Me Something Good – Proud Dads
earlier this week, i had a client need to reschedule so suddenly i found myself free over the lunch hour (okay to be honest, 99% of lunch hours are always free). my mom had the genius idea to meet her and my soulfriend downtown for lunch. i was feeling extra metropolitan so i jumped on the light-rail system denver has recently expanded.
look at how cute my little stop is! my friend alison said it looks like it belongs in stars hallow and she is not wrong.
as i waited for the train to arrive while picturing myself back in antarctica because it is way too hot in denver right now, there was an announcement. apparently due to a gas leak, the trains weren’t running super far into the city but there would be shuttle busses.
if you have been a reader for a while or know me, then you know i’m a planner. i literally looked at the website for a solid 20 minutes understanding how this system worked, what my stop was, where to pay and all that jazz. there was no alert or notice on the website about this disruption so get it together RTD because it happened at like 8am!
the train dropped off at the convention center where there was supposedly a bus to take us farther but everyone just dispersed and decided they would walk to their destination. normally, i’m all about walking but not while 8 months pregnant in the scorching heat. i could just picture myself dramatically passing out in the middle of a crosswalk and remember – the yellow cars don’t stop.
after about 4 minutes of trying to play it totally cool like i knew exactly where i was going in the much larger downtown than i’m used to, i asked for help. i found a guy in a bright orange vest and for a moment i hesitated that wearing neon-orange vests were like a new hipster thing and he wouldn’t know where the shuttle bus was either.
while the verdict is still out on the hipster status of an orange vest – he did in fact know where to catch the air-conditioned bus.
not only that, but he noticed my very obvious belly and asked if it was my first gestation. fine, he didn’t use the word ‘gestation’ but i wish he did. i want to use that word more frequently.
the goodness was that he proceeded to tell me about his own 4 kids and how much joy and happiness they bring to his life! he said i will have so much fun being a parent because it really is such an awesome role.
i walked away from our brief but pleasant conversation and smiled widely. i am used to women getting excited about my progressing gestation (10 points to gryffindor for using the word!) but not a ton of men are vocal about it. although that one guy on the plane told me all about raising 3 daughters and it was great!
i went on to have a lovely lunch with my mama and lindsey and then headed back. it also made me thankful to not live in the heart of downtown denver, like we originally planned. we were nervous to leave downtown portland for more of the ‘burbs but we definitely made the right choice.
okay, your turn – tell me the goodness going on around you! happy friday!