Friday, February 22, 2019

Five on Friday #184

EINS - Random Shit

-I thought about it.  I don't think my German teacher minds my enthusiasm, but she doesn't hold back with the red correction pen when the time comes, despite my efforts.  Also, why can I not figure out where the verb goes?!  Ugh.  Spoiler alert: I can't always figure it out because the placement of the verb changes depending on the sentence structure or certain words used at the beginning of a sentence.

-Sometimes I read articles about "things that will make your life easier".  I always close the tab feeling justified that I'm not sooooo needy in this regard.  That said.. if you need a pack of bra strap holders so you don't constantly have to pull your bra straps up, you're buying the wrong bras and/or you need to tighten the straps!  It's one thing if you're trying to convert to a racerback, but seriously, there is no excuse for droopy straps... And if there is, I'm listening.

-There was also an ice try with a lid... and the description touted that your ice would never taste stale again.  Uhhhh wut? What is stale ice? 

-I think I've come to the decision that Buzzfeed, specifically, is just posting sponsored items.  This makes the stupidity make so much more sense.

-A new guy at work has called a few of the females "kiddo".  It is not going over well.  Some coworkers said we're making a bigger deal of it than it is.  I pointed out that they work on teams that are at least 90% women.  Someone else presented a not-hypothetical situation where she ran a meeting, then at the end new guy says, "Thanks, Kiddo."  How is that not demeaning?

Same dude incessantly clears his throat and I'm ready to throat punch him.  It makes me irrationally angry to hear it.

-We had a quiz in my Networks class on Tuesday that went soooo badly (despite it being open notes) that the professor FINALLY assigned some homework and announced we'd be having a make up quiz next week.  We need the grades, so I'm not sad about this.

-First test in my Sys Engineering class on Thurs.  Didn't fail.  Didn't make an A.  This is also the first test in any of my classes besides German.  Midterm is next week and I feel like I'm in a glorious time warp.  Granted, it may not be so glorious once I start getting grades back...  /shrug.

-It official, I'm going to Germany in May to study abroad!!!! I keep forgetting and then I remember and I squee a little bit.  I have to declare a German minor to apply for the scholarships, so I'm going to do that.  It will only require 2 more German classes, so it's not a problem.  It's not really a commitment I want to make, butttt for free money.. I'll sacrifice.  If I manage to get a scholarship, I will probably NOT take an online summer class for the GI Bill money.  We'll see what happens.  I really don't want to commit to taking an online class so I can actually ENJOY my time, instead of feeling pulled in a millionty directions (ya know, like my every day life).

-Got my hairs did, FINALLY.  And had a BUNCH chopped off.  More than I think I intended to, but once I have them start snipping, I get excited and forget that I spent a millionty years growing that mess out.  Sooo now I'll have to do some growing again.  At least I have a goal, lol.

-I bought 2 new sports bras because the ones I have are funky.. and I don't mean like "cold medina" kind of funky (you're welcome for that earwig).. I mean like, smell funky.. and I can't figure out how to make it go away.. so I purchased 2 new ones.  I wore one running this week and I GOT UNDER BOOB CHAFED.  I want to like these bras soo bad, since I can't find the ideal sports bra, but they poke me and now chafe me and it makes me disgruntled. 

-The library has been coming through with my holds.. except she wasn't ready!  I've had to return several holds without even listening/reading because 1- I'm not through the previous book or 2- Teh PT Kid hasn't started the book yet (Harry Potter books).  It's a rough life, obviously.  I'm also starting to smell this same funk in my non-sports bras and I do NOT like it.

ZWEI - Money Shit

-Groceries/House stuff
-Woot shirts since they were B1G1
-Reusable chopsticks
-The Mental Load - which was free since I used a birthday gift card. (not an affiliate)
-Chickfila straw-colate milkshake (strawberry + chocolate)
-Hairs did.  Praise Allah, it was getting rough around here.
-More groceries
-Cookout strawberry milkshake with oreos
-Snack from Chickfila (tater tots and sweet tea)

DREI - From My Phone Shit

My sacrifice for the fish tank: A set of pantyhose.. so Teh German could put a shrimp in it.
Is this weird?  I think so, a little bit.

Strawcolate milkshake.

Kitchen Chemistry.

When the tortillas are expired, Pax and Meri get special treats.
Watching Pax figure out how to eat a tortilla was highly amusing.

Meri was way smarter about how to eat the tortilla.

New Woot shirts.

Why he insisted on being between my legs for pets, I will never know.

I switched up the routine Thursday morning and walks happened before breakfast.
Pax had to wait on Meri and I to come back from a longer run..
He showed me how he felt about that.


Why did the programmer quit their job?
They didn't get arrays.
(I found a plethora of nerd jokes and I cannot wait to share these.)

VIER - From the Internet Shit

Sometimes Buzzfeed sucks me in and I know it's all clickbait, but I can't help myself.  This article about things that will bother average people or whatever catch all title they used got me.. and those fingernails are the stuff of nightmares.  ALSO, how do you not notice your bird doing that?!

From a coworker who gets me.

Stole this one from Steph because I know too many people this applies to.

Just in case no one has told you this lately:
The mere fact that you keep choosing to show up every day after everything you have been through
only points to your strength. -MHN


FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. Happy hour at Sesame all week long, which means 1/2 off burgers, which actually makes them affordable.  We went on Thurs.
  2. GERMANY IN MAY!!!!!!
  3. It being the end of February and being close to Spring Break.  *infinite praise hands*
  4. Seeing Teh Running Bestie next weekend for the MB Half!  /Squeeeeeee.  Then I get to see her again in Pittsburgh for the Mumford & Sons concert a week and a half later.  Then she comes to CHS for the Bridge Run in April. 
  5. Taking Meri on a long run.  It didn't really drain her batteries, but it was something different for both of us and she did soo good with taking direction about crossing streets (I say "cross" and she knows we're going to cross the street) and veering around poles and cars parked in the street/blocking the sidewalk.
  6. A semester of more relaxed classes.  The atmosphere of the class, not the work load.  The students and professor are more likely to embrace tangents and be silly instead of the professor just performing death by powerpoint on the class.  It makes this semester less bad that it could be.
  7. Open sunroof drives.  It's been Charleston "spring" outside.  The pine trees are also jizzing all over the place, so I mean.. bittersweet.  Good news, Teh German's "sickness" last weekend was just allergies.  I felt such relief when he told me there was a layer of yellow on his truck on Monday.
  8. Cadbury eggs.  IT IS TIME, PEOPLE!
  9. Hairs did.  Really.  I was feeling in a way about my hair mess.
  10. Staying home this weekend since it's raining, not snowing in the mountains.  That doesn't make for good snowboarding, soooo we're staying home and doing something together celebrate Teh German's birthday.  Hopefully, he'll figure out what in the near future?

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Shit Teh German Said #29

Discussing how we both have Stingrays hats.
tM: Look, we have matching hats!
tG: Yay.
tM: The family that hockeys together stays together or some shit.
tG: STICKS together.

Teh Running Bestie: Dammit, we have to get out of bed to turn the lights off.
tG: It's like 2017!

While playing Cards Against Humanity.
tM: Was that your card?  I knew I shouldn't have picked it.
tG: But I knew you would.

tM: It hurt me in my soul.
tG: Where?
tM: Shut up.

tG: It's like a Nemo bee.

tM: We don't need any "Nemo" fish.  (with a gimp fin)
tG: Hey!  We do rescue!

tM: Our birthdays are next month and I don't know what we're gonna do.
tG: I'll tell you what we're gonna do.  We're gonna get older.
tM: 🤦
(I meant what we were going to do to celebrate.)

tM: I have some bad news.
tG: Bad news with an e or an a?
tM: What? Like n-a-w-s?
tG: An e or an a.
tM: I'm so confused.
tG: Like b-a-d or b-e-d.
tM: Oooo I get iittttt!
tM: That was so bad that I didn't even get it, but you were so confident.

tG: I think I'm over-souped.
tM: Yeah, I'm sorry.  Thankfully, I didn't put the noodles in the soup.
tG: I used to eat noodles with ketchup.
tM: I know people that eat noodles with mustard.
tG: WTF?!
tM: You eat noodles with ketchup!
tG: It's tomato sauce!

Shit Teh German Said Edition 123456, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Monday, February 18, 2019

Weekend Review {02/18}


Gym before everything since I had a hair appointment at 2, then school and work. 

We had essay day in German class, which I always go full-on overachiever for.  I realized this after I was the last one (not the indicator, tyvm), and I had to deliver all the essays to the professor.  I looked at my classmates' essays.  They took write 2-3 sentences about each chapter very literally.  I wrote at least 3 sentences per chapter, trying to capture the most significant parts of the chapter.  I don't know if my professor appreciates my efforts or dislikes that she has to spend so much extra time grading my papers, lol.

They blocked the walkway with this silk fencing and it makes me irrationally angry.

I finally used my KFC gift certificate for lunch.  A 3 piece meal with 2 sides and a drink was $9.85 or something, which was a perfect use of a $10 certificate.  Also, I'm confident there is MSG or crack or something in the original recipe thighs.  I can't explain it.

After work, I headed home since my hair appointment had been cancelled in the AM.  I was super pissed, that wasn't a joke on Friday about going through the stages of grief.  I've been wearing my hair up for over a week because it finally looks bad to me, which is usually about 1 month after everyone else has noticed that my hair is lookin pretty haggard.  Teh German skipped the gym because he wasn't feeling well (again, ugh).

We had a quiet evening watching The Office until bedtime.


Saturday morning, Teh German set a stupid early alarm since he was leaving at 0800 for the Beer Festival in Columbia.  He likes to have a "slow" start.. except that at 0715, he came upstairs to get ready.  I rolled myself out a bed a few minutes before thinking maybe we could walk the dogs or do something together before he left, butttttt I had assumed wrong in thinking that he'd already showered/etc.  Sooo instead, Teh German showered and packed and I went downstairs and puttered around until he left.

When Teh German left, I started working on homework.  I had some productive struggle with my Systems Engineering homework (aka Circuits 2, it's been bothering me that I didn't know the actual name of my class).  I also caught up on my Networks notes that I hadn't taken on Thursday because the professor was going too fast.  It was a good review.  Then I started on German.  After finishing at least the HW that was due on Monday, I decided it was time to head out and get lunch since I was starving.

The problem was, I had decision paralysis because Teh German was gone.  Usually we bounce ideas off each other until we come to a decision.  Without him, I could go anywhere and that was too much pressure.  I ended up going to Jim and Nick's since it was by Sam's and that's where I needed to go.  We needed a few items and I needed gas.  I also had to go to Walmart, which I also suffered through.  On my way home, I got stuck in the car wash... so close to the end...  It was only for a minute, but still.  I'd already sat behind some moron who was trying to scan their membership receipt to get through the gate.  It wasn't working because they hadn't gotten their windshield sticker before they left when they'd purchased the membership.  No less than 6 other cars went in front of us, despite being in the member lane because of this person. 

When I got home, I put everything away, then started up again on German homework.  I also messaged Teh NY Chef since she was at Teh PT House.  I asked if Meri and Pax could come and play with Max and Marcy.  She said yes, so I brought the beasts over and learned that Pax has a frisbee addiction.  If I hadn't stopped throwing the frisbee, Pax probably would have killed himself chasing it.

Meri was not as entertained.  She patrolled the perimeter, but didn't really play much.

Eventually, I packed up the dogs and took them home for dinner time.  After the beasts were fed, Teh NY Chef and I went to pick up Teh PT Kid, then we went to Codfather for dinner.

There was a wide variety of music playing and one of the songs that played was Summer Lovin' from Grease... which I know all the words to thanks to Teh Sister who watched Grease over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over...  This was to the detriment of Teh PT Kid, who does NOT appreciate my singing in public, which he made the mistake of expressing to me.  I hadn't been singing in my falsetto opera voice or even doing anything silly, just singing along to the song.  BUTTTTT THENNNNNNNN.... the end of the song came and I leaned over and softly sang the last line in his ear... "Those summmmmmmmeeeeeeerrrrrrrr....." and then I moved away because I knew what was going to happen... and finished off the song with those really annoying last notes, "NNNNIIIIIIIIIIIIIHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIGHTS."  I confident if Teh PT Kid didn't have his tablet in his hand, he would have slid out of the bench and just sat on the floor under the table.  I hadn't noticed while I'd been singing through the song, but the table next to us had noticed I was singing and they definitely saw the grand finale and they cracked up... which only made Teh PT Kid more despondent. 

Because we were nearby, Teh PT Kid kept asking about the rickety train bridge in Park Circle and if we could go by it.  I did one better.  I planned for us to go under it.  This plan was cemented into being when we came outside and the train had just started going by, towards the direction of the rickety bridge.  When we went under the rickety bridge as the train was going overhead, Teh NY Chef and Teh PT Kid were having outbursts about how creepy and narrow and OMG we might die, all the while, I'm giggling.

I did tell Teh PT Kid about that one time I chased Teh MD Teenage Roomie around Kohl's wearing a 42DDD bra over my clothes.. so he didn't have it THAT bad.. yet.  I also reminded him that when we met I'd promised him that I'd embarrass him at least once.  He said that I definitely did that.  I then explained that I like to set low goals so when I do succeed, I REALLY succeed, so embarrassing him more than once was ideal.

Once we finally got home, I hit the couch for some Grace & Frankie.  Before I started binge watching, I skyped with Teh German, but the connection was shit because he wasn't on wifi, so mostly I watched his inebriated self get ready for bed. 

Despite how many time I've told him, Teh German still uses his teeth as tools.

Once our chat ended, I hit play.  I ended up shutting off the TV at 12:34 and heading to bed.


Sunday, Meri didn't feel that I should get to sleep in.  By 0830, she was up on the bed, "snuggling" with me but flopping on me with as much force as possible.  Subtlety is not her specialty.  I think she gets it from her Mom.  I got up around 0930 and fed the beasts and went back upstairs to shower and get ready.  Teh NY Chef and I had agreed to go to brunch after dropping off Teh PT Kid at his Animal Society activities.  We left at 1145, so while I waited, I accomplished more German homework. 

Pax wanted to make sure my pillows didn't feel lonely.

We went to Holy City Brewing for brunch.  That makes my 3rd visit in 7 days.  And I don't drink beer.  As I said, last week was weird.

Chicken and waffles.  Not as good as the chicken with the pretzel.

After brunch, we headed back home.  The Beer Fest attendees were home.  Teh German was surprisingly not hung over, so he was perky and working on fish tank things.

I could have done more homework to get ahead on my German to not have to worry about it, but instead, I plopped down on the couch and watched a bit of Grace & Frankie, until I made the decision to switch to The Office since Teh German was also watching.

The rest of the evening consisted to watching TV and Meri attaching herself to me as a bodily extension.

By the end of the night, the tank was full of water.  The sediment needs to settle, but we no longer have an empty tank sitting in the living room!

Then it was bedtime.


Overall, a much needed Megan weekend.  It was relaxed and I got shit done and other than dealing with morons on Saturday while shopping, the rest of the socialization was enjoyable.  I also revel in embarrassing pre-teens/teenagers, and I got a good one in this weekend.  #SelfFive

Despite my lack of involvement, I am glad the tank finally has water in it.  There was something this morning about pantyhose and shrimp and I donated a set of pantyhose to Teh German so the tank can grow bacteria?  I don't know all of the exact details, but I do generally try to be supportive.  Soooo when I located the pantyhose to be sacrificed, I tossed them down the stairs and said, "Here's your pantyhose.  Now you can rob a convenience store."

This week holds:
-my rescheduled hair appointment (praise Allah)

Teh German and I are in discussions about how to celebrate his birthday.  I finally pointed out to him that his bday is in the middle of the week and if he wants to celebrate with friends, he needs to do it this coming weekend since I'm out of town the first weekend in March (aka the weekend after his bday) for the Myrtle Beach half marathon.  I also made sure to call him out on the fact that he always becomes King of the Dickheads the entire day prior to people coming over, so if he was going to act like that to me beforehand, we didn't need to worry about it.  I also reminded him that he needs to plan this stuff out by Wednesday because I do not feel like putting out the fires on Friday/Saturday because that's inevitably what ends up happening most of the time. 

Just call me the Speaker of Harsh Truths.  #NotSorry

We're almost through February and I'm not sad about it.  Even if it is birthday month.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Random Shit Friday #183

-This has been such a weird week.  I think it was the combination of PMS and being back to a serious workout schedule.  I had no comprehension of what day it was.  Everything pissed me off.  Every little inconvenience was 10x a bigger deal than it should have been.  But I don't think it was just me.  Other people I've spoke with reported similar mindsets.

-Traffic on 26 was so bad this morning (Friday) that it would have taken me over an hour to get to work, if it hadn't been for Waze.

-The 3 piece dark meal from KFC is 2 thighs and a leg.  It is one of the more glorious life choices I've made regarding food in the recent past.

Are we Snapchat buddies?

IDK how I'm just now getting this.

It's like a redneck and a hillbilly got together and decided, "Let's make a drank!"

Uhhh.. cool bro?

Uhh.. Thanks for the help, Pax.

Alfredo for dinner Tuesday night.
It was deeerichious.

Some "light" reading..
PS. That chinese print says Algorithms.

The cleaners put Pax's cuddlepillar on the loveseat so this was my view when I came upstairs.
I definitely loled.

What did the plumber say to the singer?
Nice pipes.
(That red marker got retired after this.)

The corner text says: All of us are broken in some way.
So much joy from this coworker "interaction".

Pew pew lassorrss appointment.

Meri with her new "mouse" from her Other Momma

I put the cuddlepillar in the guest room since I don't really love it's hugeness in  my loft.
Pax does NOT prefer it in the guest room.  HE prefers it in HIS loft.
The battle is not over.

-Nonstandard post today because I just don't have the fucks in me today to write up an entire post.. and next week when I'm back at it and I can't figure out my credit card situation, this post will be the reason for my confusion.

-My very, very, verrryy badly needed hair appointment was cancelled today because pretty much all the stylists at the salon are sick from sick assholes coming in for their appointments instead of rescheduling.  I hate everyone.  The appointment that I've waited 2 weeks on was cancelled 5 hours before the appointment.  I went through all the stage of grief and finally landed on acceptance when the owner called me back to reschedule after I had to call and leave a message.  I'm rescheduled for Tuesday evening but I'm disgruntled about it.  It's going to mean leaving class early that day, which will be fine, but still stress that I didn't plan for. 

-More and more recently, the more things do not go as planned, the more angry I get.  Sometimes, I wonder if I'M on the spectrum with how big of a deal I make of what should be minor issues.

-I almost didn't post this because I'm just not feeling it.  But I already had this much.. so here you go.

Hopefully this weekend, I can get my life together and under control.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.