I am 48 years old (yes that's old compared to some of you).

I have worked in nursing and/or healthcare management positions for 24 years. Primarily OB, Neonatal, Mental Health, Occupational Health and Geriatrics. In Jan 2008 I started my own business to board horses and do equine/human education. I am also a certified dog trainer.

I've been around the block so to speak and seem to be always helping others. I've been told that the reason people seek me out for advice is that I am approachable and caring. But on the same token even though I consider the person's feelings. I tell it like I see it. I've dealt with people in trouble with the law, dysfunctional families such as those with abuse & marriage problems. Not to mention problems with employees and employers.

I don't ever claim to know it all, and always keep an open mind.


i bought my boyfriend and i tickets to wild waters this thursday bc we are both off and we get paid that day.

i want to pick up our paychecks (we work at the same place) and then head up to wild waters which opens at (i believe 8am or 9am).

i want him to be surprised that i have these for us.

so anyway i could surprise him (other then just saying surprise we are going here) :)

if we do go anywhere i cant tell him to close his eyes till we get there bc we will go in his car and i cant drive it because its a stick so any ideas.

im 18, hes 20 if that matters :/

thanks a lot!

A couple of things you could do. Hide the tickets and leave little clues here and there that will allow him to find the tickets by surprise, sort of like a map to a treasure hunt--he of course won't know what he is looking for.

Or wrap the tickets in a small box, then put that in a bigger box, and a bigger one after that. So he really has to work to get to the real present.

Tell him you want to go somewhere else--such as out to eat or somewhere near Wild Waters, and don't tell him until the last minute or you are driving by that you have tickets (but of course let's hope he has his swimwear) so that might not work.


(Rating: 5) thank you for your ideas!

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