Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's just a little crush

A few weeks ago, I was getting ready to leave work for the day. It was a Friday and the office had already started to clear out.  So I was a little surprised to hear someone say, "Have a good weekend."  I looked up and was even more surprised to see that the voice belonged to none other than my work eye candy.

I noticed him shortly after I started my new job, and I can pretty much assure you I did a double- or triple-take.  He's just so nice to look at.  Definitely my hottest work eye candy yet (and, yes, I've had one at almost every job I've had ... they make the days more fun). More than four months later, I still sigh (sometimes outwardly) whenever I catch a glimpse of him, which thankfully seems to be happening more often lately.

Even though we sit just a few feet from each other, separated by just a few short walls, he never talks to me, but on that particular Friday I guess he was in a friendly mood. I know I replied to him but I assure you I didn't say anything groundbreaking. He didn't really either, but it was still enough to make me feel as giddy as a schoolgirl.

When I told a few friends about this event, they did not share in my excitement.  In fact, I'm pretty sure I got a few eyerolls.  Talk about taking the wind out of my sail.  I know what he said to me was nothing earth-shattering.  And I know my reaction was a little juvenile.

I don't care.

I enjoyed feeling the familiar warmth spread through me, the butterflies kick up, and the general good sensations that washed through me in those moments.

I love that feeling, and I hope I'm never so jaded that I don't feel it anymore.

And let's be clear. I'm not naive enough to think anything will ever happen with this guy. One, because we work together and that's just not a good idea. And two, because he's way too good looking for me.  Seriously, y'all. He's way prettier than I am.


But I'm OK with that.

I'm OK with him just being a visual highlight in my day.  And an unwittingly provider of the occasional trip back my teenage years.  As long as I can feel this way, I'll never grow old!


  1. I have a crush everywhere! One at the gym, one on the train, one on my office! It just makes the day so much better!

  2. It's been a long time since I've felt that way. I don't know if I've outgrown it or if there just hasn't been anyone truly crush-worthy in awhile. I sure hope it's the latter. I'd hate to think I'd never feel that way again.

  3. i am right there with you! I totally like to amp things up sometimes just because it's more FUN that way. Why do we have to be serious all the time? you are realistic about the expectations, but that doesn't mean we have to go around living like debbie downer all the time! Heck I remember at a summer job one year I would make up conversations with my eye candy. It makes going to work so much more fun ; )

  4. I like the little things like this! Good for you! :)

  5. So?! Details?! Anymore flirting?!


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