Friday, August 17, 2018

Five on Friday #160

EINS - Random Shit

-I thought it was Wednesday on Tuesday.  Talk about a disappointing day.

-I'm eexxxxhhhaaauuusssttteeeddd (partially because of PMS, I think), and I suggested to Teh German that I take Friday off as a do whatever the fuck I want ACTUAL vacation day with no school and no work.  He supported that idea, so I ran it by my boss and got the ok and today is fuck off day and I'm puuummppppppeeeedddd.  I'm planning on going to the beach with Teh Dad and Teh Stepmom, weather depending.

-My hip and I haven't been friends since last Friday.  It's really no bueno.  I was quite worried that I had messed up my hip again, but some regional soreness made me believe that I was just being paranoid.  But, I did hit up my Chiro again.  I warned him that I was coming back at least once a week to get this hot mess fixed.  He inquired what new "programs" I had started and I said, "Do you really want to know???"  He didn't answer and I told him that I started working out at a kickboxing gym and explained that it wasn't just a free-for-all at a punching bag, that it was specific exercises combined with HIIT exercises.  He wasn't surprised and we agreed it was better for me than crossfit.

Thhhheeennn, I topped it off with explaining that I had also restarted my run training for the Nov half marathons.

-Oh yeah, I started training for my end of year half marathons on Tuesday.  My current plan is to do MWF workouts at 9 Rounds, then Tues/Thurs/Sat runs.  Don't worry, I thought the same thing, GROSS!  I'm hoping that it's sustainable and that my hip and I can be friends.  I'm planning on investing in some aleve/ibuprofin stock so that way I can just pop anti-inflammatory meds regularaly and restarting a joint supplement (thanks Phil for leaving me with those).

-Run schedule looks like this:
Nov 4 - City of Oaks 1/2 (Raleigh, NC)
Nov 17 - Route 66 5k (Tulsa, OK)*
Nov 18 - Route 66 1/2 (Tulsa, OK)*
Dec 8 - Kiawah 1/2 (Charleston, SC)
Jan 8 - Charleston 1/2 (Charleston, SC)
Apr 6 - Bridge Run 10k (Charleston, SC)

Teh Running Bestie will be joining me for ALL of these runs.
* = We'll be joining Matilda for this weekend!

-Runs I'm considering but haven't signed up for:
Oct 6- Isle of Palms Connector Run 5/10k (Charleston, SC) - I signed up for this run in 2016 and 2017 and couldn't run it either time.  Do I sign up for 2018 and risk the same pattern?  Prob not.
Oct 27 - James Island Connector 10k (Charleston, SC) - this is THE run that Teh German and I do together, but I know that I'd have to sign both of us up and he wouldn't train for it and I don't want to run it alone, but I kinda want to do it.. IDK.
Nov 10 - Sweet Tea 1/2/10k (Summerville, SC) - I inquired and they are supposed to have a different medal this year than the same medal they've had every year since the first year I ran the race.  The medals that I've got are 2 different colors of the same design, which I don't consider different.  I've never been impressed with this race (organization/info dissemination and that horrendous webpage makes my brain bleed), other than the course sights, so I'm on the fence.  I also don't really want to pay inflated, close to race day, prices, so this is prob a pass.  
Dec 15 - Cocoa Cup 5k (Summerville, SC) - this is a fun run and you get an AWESOME sweatshirt.  But I still have my sweatshirt from 2015, so do I realllllllyyy need another?  IDK. 

-My new replacement computer still doesn't have any stickers on it.  Who am I?

-Teh German said last night, "Why don't they have Rooster on the picture anymore?"  (He means on the Netflix photo that comes up when you are reading info on The Ranch.)  I don't have the heart to tell him that Rooster leaves the show, which I only know because I accidentally saw headlines about his departure when trying to see how many episodes of the show there were.  These are the secrets I keep.  I also didn't tell him that Ragnar was gonna die in Vikings.  No spoilers here.

-ALL of the honeymoon posts are drafted AND scheduled.  BOOM.  DUN.

-Amazon Sellers,
If you mark your stuff "very good" or "like new" I expect no significant damage or wear.  If you lie, I will return shit on your dime.  #NotSorry
~Unsatisfied Customer

-I've been doing some Java practice before school starts.  I'm not sure why I'm so bad at coding, but I really wish I could be better. 

-My entire body hurts.  Just wanted to complain about that here too.  I think I'm going to spend the entire weekend on flexeril.

ZWEI - Money Shit

-Hairs did
-Dog food + extra bag
-Shipping materials for baby vines
-Shipping for all the packages!
-Sweet tea and small fry from McDonald's on Monday because I can.
-KFC on Tuesday to satisfy a craving #NotSorry #FattyMcGee
-Groceries from Sam's and a fan for Teh German for the garage.
-Groceries from Neighborhood Market on Tues since I didn't have a dinner plan.
-A new book for (not my) Baby after the one I bought was a POS.  It quickly got returned. 

DREI - From My Phone Shit

Reading in the rain.

Dejected puppies who can't get wet and instead sit pitiful by the door until someone lets them inside where they definitely won't get wet.

Epsom salt soak because my body is singing Ceelo to me.
Also, idk if it epsom salts actually work or not, but IDGAF.

They were both roaching, but Teh German failed in his fatherly duty.
Also, could Pax be more weird???
I know who his parents are.. the answer is a resounding YES.

How many lives does a German cat have?

VIER - From the Internet Shit

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. Having today off.  MUCH NEEDED.
  2. Working out.. (M-F)
  3. Sweet Frog FroYo on no-weigh-Wednesday.
  4. Coworkers that are willing to walk across/down the street with me for a snack break.
  5. Cleaners who do a good job and lurve the beasts.
  6. Coworkers who appreciate my whiteboard jokes.
  7. KFC.  
  8. Someone sleeping in the guest room (that doesn't already live in our house).
  9. Lazy dinners.
  10. Chiropractor pops.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Shit Teh German Said #23

Teh Megan (tM): Oh I thought you had the TV on.
Teh German (tG): No.  That's the Asian man next door yelling to his ancestors.

tM: This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had roast beef. This little piggy had none.
tG: Roast beef?  That's kinda fucked up.
tM: It's roast beef, not bacon.
tG: This little piggy had Uncle Bob.

After being stung in the face by a jellyfish.
tG: Well, you got your hug from Australia.  Seems that Australia hugs a little different.

While waiting in the cable car line in San Fransisco.
tM: There's a puppy in Sephora!
tG: He's getting his nails done.

Teh German throws a caterpillar over the fence.
tM: OMG, that was horrible, why did you just throw it over the fence!?
tG: They're sturdy.  It's fine.

tM: How do you think your food gets so hot?
tG: I look at it.

Teh German to Pax: It's so fucking hot outside.  No wonder you gave up racing.  You probably could have run faster, but it was too hot in Florida.

Shit Teh German Said Edition 123456, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Monday, August 13, 2018

Weekend Review {8/13}


I was motivated Friday morning and went to the gym.  I came home and showered and headed to work.  Work was work.  I had a meeting at 12 that I was assured would not take the full length of time, maybe only 20 minutes, even though it was scheduled for an hour.  I had an appointment at 1 and I went ahead and texted earlier in the morning to say that I might be a few minutes late, just in case.  In true Megan luck, I was right, the meeting went on for 40 minutes, rather than the promised 20.  I don't know how, but I made it in the door at 1:00:59 probably for my appointment.

What was my appointment for?
It was time to get my hairs did.

3 hours later, I walked out with fresh hairs.

Originally, Teh German and I had discussed riding to dinner, but with fresh hairs, I didn't really want to put a helmet on, so we opted to drive instead.  We agreed on Locals Sushi in Mt. Pleasant which was deeeeeeelicious.  Teh German actually said that he might have found a new favorite sushi place.  We splurged on dessert because the server made it sound incredible, but I found it extremely underwhelming, but Teh German really liked it.  It was vanilla ice cream rolled in Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, covered in whipped cream (too much IMO) with caramel.  There wasn't enough cereal for me so it just tasted like vanilla ice cream with a LOT of whipped cream.  No thanks.

After dinner, we headed home to be lazy AF and watch episodes of The Ranch until bed.


I wasn't interested in dog duty this weekend (mostly since I took care of the dogs both days the previous weekend), and I gave Teh German a gentle kick and said, "They are your dogs this morning," to inform him that the dogs were being annoying and  I promptly went back to sleep.  By 8:30/9 I was awake again and feeling motivated.  I was considering a workout, but really wanted to make sure that the gardening was complete since I'd been putting it off for at least a month.  The other deterrent to working out is that after my Friday workout, my bad hip started hurting in too soon familiar ways.  I'm not sure if I pulled something or really messed something up yet, but I'm monitoring the situation.

After breakfast and coffee with Teh German, I headed outside to weed the flower beds.  I dug out 12 passionflower baby vines.  These are vines that sprout up NOT near the main vine and they'd quickly take over my flower garden if I let them.  Instead, I dig them out with some roots and then package them in ziplock bags with wet paper towels and try to pawn them off on other people.

While I was packaging up vines, Teh German was cleaning up the office.  After I finished with the vines, I started working on Cricut things.  I had promised a few people a few different things, so I completed those projects and packaged them up for mailing out.  After cleaning up the Cricut stuff, I headed into the office to clean up my stack of crap.  I separated all my calc and computer science stuff.  I put the calc stuff into a pile and stored the computer science stuff for future reference.  I really wanted to set the calc stuff on fire, but instead I did a ceremonious free throw into the garbage can while Teh German watched.

Fuck calculus

I had started the laundry when I got up and had asked Teh German to take on ONE task for the day: purge his clothes.  Teh German wears the same things most of the time, but he had clothes hanging in the closet that I've never seen him wear, and I was ready for it to be gone.  While I was downstairs in the office, Teh German was purging his clothes.  When I finally made it back upstairs, I was shocked to see the stuff he had piled up to donate. 

only a quarter of those were there before...

I went through his stuff and put it into bags.  Items he'd just worn the week before were in the pile and I was confused because it was clothing that he wore often.  I took a page from his motivation book and did a mini purge of my own clothes (there's always things I can part with that I held on to during the last purge for any number of reasons).

Afterwards, I opted to take a nap.  We had an evening birthday party and I didn't want to be a spoilsport and be tired at 9 and get grouchy.  Naps are always some of my best choices.  Teh German woke me up a little before 6 so I could shower and get ready to head to Teh SC Teacher's house for the party.

Since it was hot as hell, I opted to wear a dress that I bought last summer before my hip surgery that I'd never worn.  #ForShame.  It was perfect since it was light.  I'd wear it again.  Fortunately, it only rained for a short amount of time, but for the majority of the evening, we were able to sit outside (with a ThermaCell at our feet) and hang out.

Teh Norwegian greeted Teh German and I with a very important question when they arrived to the birthday gathering.  She asked if we wanted to go to Disney World next week since they were going and they had some friends cancel on them.  Lodging would be taken care of, and we'd just cover all our own expenses.

And then I remembered that Teh Dad and Teh Stepmom were coming during the dates and that I needed to be a responsible individual and turn down Disney World, as hard as it was. 

(1 gif was not sufficient, obviously)

I tried to think through all the ways we could go to Disney, but there were none.  So we'll be passing up on a trip to DW, despite how much I want to be like, LATAAAAAA Charleston!

The rest of the night passed with drinking and talking.  Teh German and I finally left around 1245 and made it home by 0115 and it was promptly bedtime.


Again, the beasts were not my responsibility, but that was Teh German's choice.  I ended up sleeping until about 0915.  I woke up and started looking for a place for brunch.  I messaged Teh Dental Hygienist and asked if they wanted to join us for brunch.  We got it all worked out and agreed to meet at Famous Toastary.  I woke up Teh German and suggested riding to brunch, which I knew would be a satisfactory plan for him. 

On our way to meet Teh Dental Hygienist and Teh AF Maintainer, we stopped at Walmart to pick up some envelopes so I can mail out some of the passionflower vines.  Errand accomplished, we headed to brunch, where we had to wait a bit on our table, but it was ok.  Once we got seated, we ordered and munched on corn bread with apple butter while we waited.

I ordered the huevos rancheros, which was delicious, despite the overwhelming amount of refried black beans on my plate.

That's after I'd eaten a bite of black beans with almost every bite....

The OJ was fresh squeezed and deeeeeelicious.  I would have probably drank a glass if I hadn't ordered sweet tea to start with.  Instead, I took 2 sips of Teh German's and he tried to cut me with his eyes. 

Before we left, I received some text messages from the other admin of the neighborhood page which served to resurface all the shit from earlier in the week regarding those issues.  I assumed that I had been a hot topic at Ladies Night the previous night, which I hadn't attended since we were at the bday party.  I've opened up the neighborhood page for unsupervised posting again and I'm trying to find my happy medium for what I want my responsibility to be.  Everyone so far has suggested that I quit being an admin since it stresses me out.

Obviously, this FB admin issue has been a hot topic for me all week and I'm ready to move on from it, but it's got me unsettled and I need to solve the problem before I can move on.  Personally, I find it mildly offensive that everyone wants me to give up the position, especially considering how badly I wanted to do it.  It's not me, to quit something that I volunteered to do, even when it's hard and stressful.

Additionally, I let it bother me because I care.  I think that's what people are misunderstanding.  I get all wound up about people being assholes on our neighborhood page because it's inappropriate and adults need to act like adults and it infuriates me when people are assholes to each other over social media.  I don't like having to be the meanie, but I have zero qualms being exactly that when I need to be.  In general, the more wound up I get about something, the more I care about it, but that's easy to forget about me because I tend to be semi-over-dramatic about a lot of things.  Sometimes that's for humor, but sometimes it's serious, which was the case this time.

Finally, I'm an admin on other FB pages and I've never encountered behavior on those pages like I do on our neighborhood page.  I've never had to delete posts or comments on those pages.  So this is unfamiliar territory.  Maybe I just need to take the no fucks given approach and let people be nasty to each other on the neighborhood page?  I mean, that sounds good in theory, but I know I couldn't tolerate that.  I became an admin to deter these things from happening. 

The reality is, turning off posting for a day and then doing approved only posts for a week kept the civility of the page at a max.  It pissed off a lot of people that their posts had to be approved because it meant that posts weren't time relevant since there was a delay for approval and neither of the admins receive FB notifications unless they are looking for them, but whatever.  I kind of think that's how it should have been for a while now since the group has grown.  Originally, I can see why it wouldn't matter since the group wasn't so large.

Obviously, this is still a big issue for me and I'm trying to work through it, but it's difficult for me to balance the suggestions of others vs my desires.  My biggest problem is that as soon as something shitty happens on the page, people come to me to tell me about it and I handle it.  But this time, people didn't like the way I handled it, so they are upset.  I don't think this is a clear cut issue with a simple solution, which only serves to make it more muddled and complicated for me to navigate.

I'm pretty sure my favorite part of the texts was when the other admin mentioned that some people are afraid of me.  Yeah, I don't see a problem with that.  In fact, I prefer that.  Because the reality is, the only people that are afraid of me are people that don't know me. 

I think that having more admins would help with the problem but no one wants to volunteer for a thankless job where you have to potentially piss people off.

Anyways, sorry for that soapbox...

While the radar showed no rain in the area where brunch was or at our house... there was definitely rain between those two places, so we got to ride through the rain (aka needle bullets to my neck) going home.  This sucks because it's extra dangerous (slippery roads, bad visibility, dumb people), but it was kinda nice because it only lasted for a few minutes and after the front half of your body is completely soaked, it's a much cooler ride.

When we got home, we changed clothes, I decided to wash the motorcycle jackets since they were already wet, and then it was laziness time.  I turned the admin approval off on the neighborhood page, as I had promised to do earlier.  Teh Dad called and we chatted for a while, then I decided it was lay in bed and read time, then ended up taking a nap with the beasts.  #NotSorry

When I woke up, I rolled the laundry and and was on my way downstairs when Teh German came to announce that we were out of dog food.  Spectacular.  Fortunately, I had thawed an extra chicken breast earlier in the week that I hadn't ended up using, so I cooked it up so it was available for eating.  Lucky for the dogs.  We also had some blueberries on hand from Teh PT Family and I cooked up some couscous that had been opened for long enough to be well past stale.  I added some canned corn for good measure.  Pretty sure Meri thought she was in an alternate universe because her dinner was so delicious.  She ensured that her bowl AND Pax's bowl was completely clean.  No morsel or flavor was left behind.  Lucky for them, their Amazon autoship isn't set to arrive until Aug 13/14.. which I hope really means, delivered by tonight, otherwise, I'll be dealing with starving dogs again.

While I was making doggy dinner and Pax and Meri were giving me their best starving children impersonations, Teh German made human dinner.  We ate, then it was time for an evening spent watching The Ranch until bedtime.


A nap on both days of the weekend?  FUCK YES.
I finally got my gardening completed, which has been bothering me for a while.  I think I have a few vines left, but I can probably find homes for them.. maybe.
This whole neighborhood admin thing really needs to be resolved soon because I'm tired of dealing with it, but I refuse to give up, so I figure that means that I'm going to continue being an admin and people are just going to have to deal with it.  #CensorshipMegan

This week includes not going to Disney World.  😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Teh Dad and Teh Stepmom will arrive on Thursday and I've planned activities like a cookout on Friday, paddleboarding/kayaking on Saturday, and brunch at The Obstinate Daughter on Sunday. 

Next Monday is my follow up appointment for my hot flashes.  In good news, the extra birth control worked to mitigate the hot flashes.  In bad news, I'm wondering if all these hormones are making me extra crazy (i.e. my "overly stressed" reaction to the FB drama).  I guess that's the trade off to not having hot flashes.  Teh German tried to say my hot flashes were stress related.. until I pointed out that I was having hot flashes long before Hell Month.  He's cute.

Classes start the 22nd.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Five on Friday #159

EINS - Random Shit

-I MADE A D IN CALCULUS 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Know what a D is?  PASSING.  A D means not having to retake a hell class.

I failed my CS class, which is kind of a disappointment, but I kind of don't care.
Since I took the CS class at CofC, it doesn't count towards my degree unless I have it transferred in, which I won't do, since I failed it.  That class isn't a pre-req for any of my classes that I'm taking in the fall (or in general, I believe), although it is a CS degree requirement.  I will retake it in the spring, having "reviewed" it.  I figure that passing one of 2 super hard classes on a compressed schedule is pretty good, so I'm giving myself a pass and I'm proud of myself.

-How about this for productive...
NOT ONLYYYYY did I post HM #3 post.. I alsooooooo:
~finished editing HM photos, so other than write ups, the honeymoon posts are practically duuuunn
~created the new Shit Teh German Says button AND generated at least 2 of those posts.  Turns out, I hadn't even shared the HM ones, which were hilarious.  This month will remedy that problem.
~Created a bonus HM post for the random photos that I took along the way that didn't really fit into the recaps.  Expect: silly shit and flesh tone pants (WHHHYY???)

Did anyone else think I was going to crash and burn on the honeymoon recaps after posting the 2nd post?  Just me?  Ya'll so nice.

-Yesterday, a coworker said to me, "I really missed you being in the office."  I won't lie.  It made me happy.  I missed being in the office.

-We/I made the decision to stay home this weekend rather than go to Raleigh to visit with Teh Advising Sister and I feel like turd, but I know she understands that I'm beat and I'd probably just want to nap the entire time.. and while that's not frowned upon, I could save myself the effort of driving 5 hours and her the effort of putting sheets on the guest bed, and we can just tell each other sweet dreams over a text.

-Company is hiring a tech writer for the position I was fired from.
Adult Megan is like: They need a tech writer, it's fine.
Petty Megan is like: I hope they hire someone that is garbage.
Paranoid Megan is like: I really hope this person doesn't replace me.

-We're watching The Ranch and Zach Brown Band - Colder Weather was played for a monumental event and I CANNOT STOP SINGING IT..  I'm getting on my own nerves.  Even after listening to other genres of music... I still keep singing that song.  ./wrist

-I JUST REALIZED that Rooster was also in That 70s Show, as was Berto and Abby's Mom.  HELL YEAH FOR RECOGNITION SKILLZ..

-Because it's never going to stop raining on the weekend, I suggested to Teh German on Wednesday that we skip the gym and ride Bagheera and Suzi to dinner.  We opted for Mex 1 on Sullivan's Island.  Every now and then I pull the #BestWifeEver card and flash it around.

-I made an impulse buy of a deodorant ball for my gym bag.  What they don't tell you is that deodorant might be able to withstand your body heat, but it cannot survive sitting in a car in Charleston for the entire day.  #LessonLearned #oops.

-Sometimes I have to remind myself that my name changed.  For instance, someone called me MG in a meeting and I'm like, "Who dat?  Oh shit, dat me."  Also, I went to sign a work poster and I signed Megan and then was about to sign MaidenName when I realized that's wrong now.  They hired Megan MaidenName, but Megan MarriedName works here now.  #LifeIsHard #NameChangeIsHarder

-I believe Teh German gets upset when he finds accounts still in my maiden name.  He's like, you should change all these places where your name is wrong.  Yes, yes I should.  But like a million different places have the name I had for THIRTY-TWO YEARSSSSS, so calm your tits, hombre.  It's not that important to me.  It's why I changed my name how I did.  I can claim BOTH last names as my name, in a pinch.

-More on that.  I used to really worry that changing my last name was going to feel like the loss of an identity.  It wasn't.  It isn't.  In fact, it's really more annoying than anything because I have to change everything over/remember what name I used for what.  Teh German has this annoying way of creating passwords related to what year it is and where he's at.  IDK, it seems annoying to me, but it's the only way I can keep up with my accounts.  Was this account set up PRE or POST marriage?  That's how I know what name is on the account.

-The plus side to not going to Raleigh is that I can keep my hairs did appointment.  I'm gonna do the purple again and hope for the best when I show up at the Citadel with purple hairs.  It was one thing over the summer when everything is relaxed and no one is in uniform.  Not sure the normal school year will be as flexible.  We shall see.

-Teh Dad and Teh Stepmom are coming to CHS to visit the weekend before school starts.  We're going paddle boarding/kayaking while they are here and I'm pumped.  Teh German and I will paddle board while Teh Dad and Teh Stepmom kayak.  I think I'm going to sign us up for a tour with a guide so we can actually get some knowledge dropped on us and the guide will probably be able to potentially lead us to the dolphins, which would be extra cool.  A guide costs a little more, but Teh German and I agreed it would be worth it.  Also, Teh German and I are paying a mabillionty dollhairs to go hang gliding with Teh Dad, so it's only fair. :)

-Teh German and I ran a toll booth (or 2) while we were in CA.  I recently received a "2nd notice" for one of the incidents when I KNEW I paid for when I got the original notice in June.  I called to inquire about the issue and turns out, the 2nd notice was for a different toll booth.  I explained I hadn't received a first notice and the rep saw that I'd already paid one violation so she offered to reduce it to $5.  You ain't gonna hear me complain about a $25 discount.  After ensuring there were no more violations I needed to take care of, I gave her my card info over the phone and the problem was resolved.

-Dear California,
Some of your tolls being card only or cash only is really annoying.  Get it together.  Either accept both everywhere or only one everywhere.  But this mishmash is obnoxious.
~Out-of-state Driver

-Everyone received a company 10 year anniversary shirt.  I never got mine, so I asked about it.  Coworker had put it on my chair on the day of the anniversary.  When I came into the office a few days later, there was no shirt.  BOOOOOO to the beeyoch who stole my free shirt!  #LaterGram: It was later found on A chair in a conference room.  Woot.

-I've been working on various Cricut projects and I just have to say... large projects are a PITA.  Small projects like single stickers/etc are fine.. but a large layout is complicated when you have a 12x12 limitation.  I'm going to be pissed if I find out that I could have just bought a longer mat and printed up to 18 inches.  Research done.  I could have used a 24" mat and saved myself a LOT of heartache.  FML.  #LessonLearnedTheHardWay

-My Cricut problem might be out of control.  I went from looking at mats to watching someone print their own stickers, to researching sticker paper, to researching laser printers so I can do all of that myself.  Now I NEEDS a laser printer.  Then I'd be UNSTOPPABLLLEEE!!!  I also would need to actually sell some of these creations so I can recoup some of the money I've spent on a "hobby".. and here I am judging Teh German for his motorcycle parts.

-If I committed to making things for you, fret not, they are in progress.  You know who you are.  My goal is to have them completed by this weekend and mailed out on Monday.

-2 assholes illegally passed me on my way to work.  I was going 38.. in a 30 MPH ZONE!  I have definitely been pulled over on that road before, so I know to keep it under control.  That said, there's a school on the road, which means that the cops don't bother sitting on the road during the summer.  /facepalm.  I almost want to call the non-emergency line to complain, but I don't want to be a tattle-tail.  Also, who the fuck is this old lady that has taken me over?

ZWEI - Money Shit

-Post semester massage.
-Target.. and considering I was unsupervised, I did good.  Or maybe I should say, since I wasn't enabled, I did guud.
-Groceries x like a millionty.  I needed supervision there.
-CA tolls.. /facepalm
-a new laptop for Teh German, not a necessity, but it was time.
-dog food (which always confuses me since it's on autoship)
-card stock for testing Cricut things.
-long sticky mats for the Cricut
-a book for Baby RM since I didn't particularly lurve any of the ones I bought for the baby shower... like lurve enough to leave a note in.

DREI - From My Phone Shit

Dogs, this is NOT how I left it.
You are both assholes.
You fit in perfectly.

Finally put my matching sticker on my water bottle.
Aaaaanddddd I'm going to create new stickers for us with a block text so they don't have pointy pieces that peel off.

This ultra-encouraging water bottle.
Apparently, the owner drinks TWO of those per day.
Uhh, that's a no for me.

10 confetti for Company's 10 year anniversary.
Someone sitting beside me in the meeting handing me a piece of confetti and said,
"You're a 10 in my book."
Much appreciated, coworker.

Cricutting all the things.
Also, wtf is that picture so yellow?

Look at me looking cute and professional at work.

When you let your car drive you to work and you just hang on to the steering wheel so you don't make other people nervous.

What do you call a sleeping bull?
A bull-dozer

I couldn't possibly say no to this t-shirt from Old Navy.

VIER - From the Internet Shit

A coworker introduced me to a comic called Coffee With Jesus.  There was much loling.

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. Making comments like, "Yes, I'm extremely happy with a D.  Considering how shitty the entire month of July was for me, a D is fantastic," in front of the person who fired me from their project.  BURN, motherfucker, BURN.
  2. Work tasks.
  3. $25 fee being waved for toll running.
  4. Being back in the office.  I was feeling like a real slacker never coming into the office and there are sometimes fun things at work.. like free Cinnabon in the kitchen (that's a true example from this week).
  5. Dinner experiments that are delicious (lookin' at you chicken pot pie biscuits)
  6. Teh German's giddiness about his new laptop.  Particularly in the form of a video of Cortana talking to him.  He'd never experienced Cortana since I turn that skank off as soon as I open a new computer.
  7. Killing mosquitoes while they are in the act of sucking my blood.  Die, motherfucker, die.
  8. Neighbors who know that pawning off food when you go on vacation is completely acceptable.
  9. My rainbow hand wraps for the gym.
  10. My Berks.. I love/hate how comfortable they are.  They are the German version of crocs or Uggs or other socially unacceptable shoes.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.