I love you Adrienne, Happy Adrienne Day!

It’s Adrienne Day!

OK, it WAS Adrienne day but I didn’t have a chance to post anything because we were too busy running around Maui and then taking a red-eye flight home. That’s a pretty good excuse though, right?

Every year my work (shout out to Podium!) sends the top sales people and top performers from other departments, along with a +1, on a celebratory trip. I get to go because I’m on the exec team, as much as I would like to credit it to me being a top performer…

I have to say, celebrating Adrienne Day in Maui seems like a pretty great new tradition!

One of the things we did in Maui was Snuba , a cross between snorkeling and scuba diving where your air tank is floating above you on a raft and your regulator is attached to it with a 15’ tube. I was really really excited about this, Adrienne was really really not. Adrienne is cant-wear-a-turtleneck level claustrophobic. Just putting on the mask on dry land makes her really uncomfortable. Add in a regulator in your mouth and being 15’ underwater…not fun.

Luckily, I am amazing at dealing with phobias or other things I find to be irrational. Well, as long as you think “That’s dumb. Just do it anyway and quit being bothered by it!” is helpful. In that case, I’m your man!

I may start charging for my patented therapeutic approach. Is there a food you don’t want to eat because it grosses you out? That’s dumb. Just eat it anyway and quit being a baby. Feeling super anxious about something? Knock it off! Anxiety sucks, so don’t get anxious.

Solved! You are welcome. That will be $500.
(Note: This does not work at all and I am a jerk for responding this way)

Adrienne was a champ to agree to try snuba anyway, but she said that she might bail out or just stay on the surface and that I should go on without her. The look in her eyes though the face mask made it pretty clear that this was not happening.

That’s why it was so amazing when I looked up to check on her again and instead of seeing her hanging out on the surface she was swimming down to me and soon enough we exploring the reefs together.

After our dive the guide was blown away, “I’ve never seen anyone make that big of a change before! That was amazing!” She was giddy. So was I. Adrienne is one of the bravest people I know.

Gliding across reefs 15′ underwater while holding hands is always going be a favorite memory.

Hey Paul Baribeau, would you mind telling Adrienne how I feel about her?

Strawberry – Paul Baribeau

To say that you are cute
Would be like saying that a strawberry is sweet
Because a strawberry has secret flavors
That are sharp, and tart, and red, and deep

And I would love to find you
Growing wild out by the woods
I would make a basket with the front of my t-shirt
And take home as many of you as I could

And to say that you are pretty
Would be like saying that the ocean is blue
Because the ocean is filled with all kinds of colors
And I see all kinds of things when I look at you

And I want to explore you
With my tennis shoes off
Standing ankle deep in a tide pool with my khaki pants rolled up

And to say that you are funny
Would be like saying that the night sky is black
Because the night sky is filled with stars and comets
And planets that no one has seen yet

And I want to look at you
Lying down on my front lawn
I’ll try to take you all in at once
But you just go on and on and on

Thanks Paul.

Also she is hot.

Take a minute out of your busy day and wish Adrienne a happy Adrienne Day!

Previous Adrienne Days

What is Adrienne Day?

I hate Valentine’s day. It is a cheesy, commercial mess of a holiday. I can’t stand it. Adrienne, on the other hand, I love. So, when we were dating and Valentine’s day was approaching I decided to take control over my own holiday destiny and I invented Adrienne Day. I arbitrarily chose February 9th and we have celebrated it ever since.

one response for I love you Adrienne, Happy Adrienne Day!

  1. Robyn says:

    Oh this was one of the top Adrienne Day tributes ever! (See you are a top performer!) if I were Adrienne I’d say you did pretty good, allowing me to suck it up and just do it without all that great positive encouragement! And yes, make this Maui thing a tradition. Happy Adrienne Day!