Monday, November 17, 2008


1) Happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated.
2) Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from external incitement or constraint.
3) Unconstrained and unstudied in manner or behavior.
I, personally, LOVE being spontaneous. Unfortunately, my working life doesn't always allow it. I always think, I shouldn't do that, I'll be so tired in the morning! I remember talking with K and T when I was still in college about how hard it is to find spontaneous people. It doesn't have to be anything huge...maybe it was just showing up for dinner, when you know the invitation is always open (or the menu by the stove said mini meatloafs were coming...haha) Or it could be randomly driving a few hours for a shopping trip. The more responsibility, the harder it is to be spontaneous.

Last night, we were sitting at Woodstocks pizza after church and it was about 9:15 pm. We decided we really wanted dessert. Of course, NOTHING in Santa Cruz is open at that late late hour *shakes head* So we think, hmmm San Jose = Cheescake Factory, Bakers Square or Bjs. We choose Bjs because of its closeness and yummmmy Pizookie. So 4 of us headed over the hill for chocolatey goodness. It was SO much fun and SO worth it. I was totally Breaking Out, because I knew I'd be exhausted in the morning, but as a wise man once said....Blow it off! There were many laughs that we are still laughing about today. I think they got annoyed at me saying how awesome they were for being spontaneous...but how rare it is! Thank you to you 3 who made my Sunday awesome! I'm pretty sure our night reflected definition #3 of spontaneous...haha

When was the last time you did something spontaneous?


MeganAnne said...

remember when we happened to end up in santa barabara when we meant to go to boomers? this post reminded me of that. :-D

Mama Mote said...

Last time I did something spontaneous was when I had Shelly's convertible Mustang (since she borrowed my van to take family and kids to Disneyland). Dan had been working and was sleeping and I just wanted to do something. So I took the car on a ride up to Cambria - well, past that to see the elephant seals and then stopped in Cambria at the Main Street Grill and brought dinner home. I didn't get the top down, but it was warm enough to have the windows down. I didn't care about my hair or anything. It was just a beautiful drive. Now the last time I did anything spontaneous with other people - can't remember. I do remember when I used to go with my friend to LA or up Hwy. 1 just on the spur, just because we could. I miss that.
Glad you had fun, Christal. Love you.

Christy said...

Saturday night...driving back from Malibu...I said, "man, we should go to Midevil Times sometime" and we bought tickets in the car and drove straight there. There is fun adrenaline to successful sponteneity.

Katie Lady said...

Oh,how jealous I am! I will start praying even harder that you have to move to OC! Just kidding. I'll start praying that we meet some spontaneous people. Miss you.

Christal said...

Megan--That was AMAZING. good times. :)

Robin--sounds like way too much fun. I love being spontaneous by myself, too.

Christy--email me and tell me how it was!

Katie--I miss you, too. Eventually, we will live in the same place (when im homeschooling your children) and it will be awesome!

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Anonymous said...

Just going to say if I do some-thing with out thinking it out they may come and haul me away.... But you keep up the fun times now..... Luv you G-Ma... Must go out to the beach and wait for the gununes (lil Fish) Bye