I know my girlfriend doesn’t like to be talked about (or written about) but this isn’t about her, its more about me. She made dinner for me last night at my request. But apparently, my reaction wasn’t what it should have been and I feel really bad about that. She came home after her normal work shift and stopping at Trader Jack or Trader Joe, not real sure what the name of the place is. Anyway, when I got to her place, she had made these cool looking appetizers. They were sitting on top of these thick sliced tomatoes. I think there was a slice of cheese on it and some meat that looked like an oversized slice of pepperoni meat and basil. It really looked cool.
But I don’t think she was aware that I don’t really like tomatoes. But I did eat the cheese, basil and meat part. And then, she pulled the baked chicken out of the oven. I’m sure there is a fancy name for this chicken breast dish. It really looked like something you would be served in a nice restaurant. The chicken was covered in sliced (or minced) onions, peppers, and other stuff and there were these golden brown cubes things that I thought were hash browns. I found out about halfway through that it was squash. And when she asked me if I liked the squash, I was like, “that’s squash?” I’ve never had squash. I guess as a kid, I just didn’t really like the name, “squash.” Anyway, we also had string beans. It was a really pretty meal. She asked me how it was and I said, “it’s good.” But I guess I didn’t really sound very enthused or excited when I said it because it kind of deflated her when I wasn’t really excited. I could see the disappointment on her face. She asked me what food makes me “Excited?” I really didn’t have an answer for her. But I just felt really bad that she made all of this effort and I really dropped the ball by not showing her much appreciation for her effort. I tried to make it up but when someone points out that your reaction is sub par, it doesn’t really count when you try to then change your reaction. It’s like when someone gets you a birthday or Christmas gift and all they want is to see the reaction on your face. And when you say, “oh, that’s nice” without a lot of real emotion, it really disappoints that person. So, baby, I’m really sorry. And thanks for making me dinner!