by Nic Olson
You know that one person in your life that is away from you, that you miss the most out of anyone else? Mine would be Angel Sombrutski. Few people know who she is, but for those who do, you know how much she means to me. She is the weather girl for CTV News Regina, and boy, is she something else. Not only is she beautiful beyond words, she has an enthusiasm and excitement that makes me want to learn about the weather too, and that is hard to find. You can’t buy that.
I walked by her once, in Starbucks, but once I realized it was her, I was too shocked to say anything, or get a phone number. But it was among the top three best days of my life, easily.
All the people here always ask if I’m homesick or if I’m lovesick, missing my non-existent girlfriend back home in Canada (I tell them everyday that I don’t have one, they just won’t believe me), and I always respond, ‘Nope. Only two more months, and that’s butter.’ Well, I don’t say those words exactly, because that would only make things more confusing than they already are. But there is something about missing people. There are too many people to miss and too many reasons to miss them, that if I did, I’d just be sitting in he corner crying about my disappointing situation everyday. No man is an island, baby, and I know that for a fact. I have a piece of all of you right here, right in my left back pocket, beside my snot filled hanky, and just as convenient.
This isn’t to say I don’t miss anyone, but I miss them in a way that just makes me happier. ‘Cause when I get back, it will be electric. Like fireworks. Or rootbeer floats. That good.
But man, do I ever miss Angel. If that isn’t lovesick, I don’t know what is.
That is funny, I had someone ask me the other day “Do you miss Nic” and out of my mouth popped ‘Nope only two more months and that’s butter.” :)Got any other ideas for an answer when someone asks again “Do you miss Nic?”
my dad likes angel too, so i guess you have some competition.
did i tell you i saw angel? I believe it was at starbucks as well. i heard she’s leaving regina though…she’ll likely be gone by the time you get back.
i saw angel in her weather casting hummer, in the turning lane. in regina. yup. i did.
the only bad thing about saskatoon, is the brutal news team on ctv. reginas is way better. manfred takes the cake. both for his name and his hilarious jokes.
Yeah no kidding, how about that Jeff Rogstad?
Hey Nic,I’ve been fortunate enough to tune into your blog every now and then and enjoy your news and your humour. I have missed you around this place – but I know that your time is flying by and before we (you) know it, you will be back here with us – then probably longing for a return visit to India. Soak in India while you have it – I read in a book once “there is always something to miss!” We have so much snow left that you would rather be somewhere else, I am sure!I am a little late on reporting in on this, but I did want you to know that on Thursday morning, I went to a Daughters of Africa breakfast and the “hostess with the mostess” was your favourite Angel! And I must say she looked lovely wearing a traditional African head piece and all. I have never really paid too much attention to her in the past but will certainly be more attentive in the future. I believe you have made a fine choice!Hand out some big hellos and hugs to Ray, Ellen, Autumn and Andrew. Keep writing. See you in two months – no snow, I promise!