Friday, October 19, 2018

Five on Friday #169

EINS - Random Shit

-I went on a run Monday morning and I wasn't doing the full on troll hobble, but it was hurting pretty bad, so I scheduled a visit with the podiatrist.  The x-rays look fine, so he taped a spongy cushion to the ball of my foot and told me to leave it on through Wednesday.  I'm pretty sure that walking on it made the left side of my calf hurt, but my foot feels better.  Or it could be the steroids he gave me.  Who knows.  I can do all activities besides run.  I haven't put it to the test though, other than going to the gym.  I really need this shit to sort itself out soon.  I got miles to get in before Teh Running Bestie and I descend upon Raleigh with all our running badassery and injuries...

-Since visiting Germany is out of the picture, thanks USCIS, we put plan B into motion.  Flights, lodging, rental car, and trip insurance have been purchased for our Colorado Snowcation!!!!  SOoooooooo pumped.  Teh German gets to snowboard his heart out, and I'll try to learn to snowboard, hopefully, or I'll bring a lot of fuzzy socks and read in front of the fire while it snows outside.  We're going to be hanging out in Denver with Sprink and husband and the 13 dogs that will be boarding at the Needle Nose Nirvana and I can.not.wait.

PS.  13 greyhounds is like 4 non-greyhound dogs, maybe.

-Someone on my Spotify Friend Activity Feed is a former FB friend from high school and I lost at least an hour of my life stalking people from high school after noticing their picture had been updated to include a baby.  This led to several trains of thought.

1- I'm not friends with many people from high school on Facebook.  This is because they rarely interacted with me, we've never hung out since 2004 (if not before), or I just felt like they were friends with me to keep up with my life, not because they were genuinely concerned about me.

2- I have some mad stalking skillz.  Really, anyone can do what I do, I only view what is visible to the public, so it's not like I'm hacking into their account or anything.. but you really learn a LOT from profile pic changes and public posts on people's pages by their friends or comments on the photos that are visible.  Wedding rings that go missing and absence of a spouse in the pics, obviously the introduction of babies, where people have traveled to, new significant others, weddings, sometimes deaths...

3- Seriously, all these people having babies.  Where are all the people at who do NOT want to have kids?  People, show yourselves.  Be my friend.  Strength in numbers and all that.

3a. I'm blaming my caring about this baby thing at all on the fact that it's "girl" time so the estrogen is over here on high fucking blast.
3b. My moments of weakness go like this:
A: Look at how cute it is!?!?!?! /squeeeeeeee
B: you have to KEEP the kid for like.. permanent.  You can't give it to someone else when it's being a shit.. and it will inevitably be a shit.. do you know who it's parents will be?  That baby will rival Jack Jack from The Incredibles.
A: but it's so cute.
B: but are dirty diapers cute?  And what about all those fun activities you do?  You sure as shit wouldn't be dropping all that money on a Snowcation if you had spawns.  Nope, you'd be buying diapers and wishing someone would take your baby and let you borrow it periodically when you think it's cute.  And you know your psycho husband wouldn't let you ride your motorcycle when you're incubating his spawn.
B: I can't deal with you when you're like this.  You're on two forms of birth control and it's highly likely that you're infertile anyways, Mrs. Hot Flashes at 32.
B: Seriously, be an aunt.  You obviously have special talents going to waste, but those special talents come in limited, non-parent, amounts.
A: I am an aunt.  My nephew just happens to be in Germany.  OOOO, Teh Sister?
B: Don't you put that on her, Ricky Bobby.  You know better.
A: Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
B: Back at cha.

^^ Every.single.time.
This is my life.

-Soo, speaking of my life and shit that happens to me...  Willow let me down on Tuesday.  When I left the house, my gas estimator said I had 50mpg left in the tank.  This was perfect.  I could get to school on time and then stop and get gas on my way into work.  Excepppptttt, when I got out of class on Tuesday and went to leave, Willow wouldn't start.

Campus Police happened to be patrolling by and I asked for a jump since the radio had displayed something about a dead battery.  IDK how, Willow is just super smart.  Willow also told me that I had 30 mpg left in the tank.  Despite the extra battery juice, Willow continued to make her choking sound.  No idea what to do, I called the Subaru dealership to talk to someone in the service department.

Turns out....... the gas estimator isn't accurate in the 2018 Outback.  Faaaaannnntastic.  They just came out with a fix for the issue in the last week or so, per the service dude I was speaking with.  It's not an immediate problem, so when I bring in Willow for her first oil change, they will give her a vacation and give me a rental and send off the part that needs to be repaired.  I'm lucky that I was parked and in a safe place.  Service Dude said some people had ran out of gas while driving.  I'm on the interstate for 70% of the driving I do.  I almost have a panic attack just thinking about running out of gas on the interstate and being the reason that Charleston traffic is even more fucked up.

Luckily, I have the warranty that covers roadside assistance delivering 2 gallons of gas to me.  An hour later, gas was delivered, Willow was sated enough to get me to the gas station, and a life lesson was learned.  Do NOT rely on those gas estimators.  Get gas when the light turns on.  Just do it.  It's fine.  There is nothing that says that you have to use every single ethanol vapor in the tank before getting gas.

-Turns out, we have to pay to replace the drip pan that has a rusted hole in it, which was causing the ceiling to pee on us.  Actually a drooping pipe caused the rust spot, but ya know, who care about that technicality.  It's not covered by the warranty.  Of course not.  Why would it be?

-Accurate analogies of my life via gifs:

PS.  Those overacted fails are the best.

-Books beeches.
The problem with listening to audiobooks that are 20+ hours long is that they take forever to get through.  Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying them, butttt when I see my Goodreads challenge go from 4 ahead, to 3 ahead, to 2 ahead, to 1 ahead... I just don't like it.  Some might call me an overachiever.  Some might accept that claim.

I'm almost finished with a 55 hour book (Words of Radiance), then I think I'll enjoy a few "short" audiobooks before returning to the other 55 hour book (Outlander 7).  I also finished Magic Burns last night, which was definitely better than book 1 in the series.. ANNNNDDD there was only a few references about modern day things (Subaru car, Altoids mints) that made me stabby.  If your book is set in the future with no given year (that I've been made aware of), things in modern time aren't really that "old".  Kristen and I have had conversations about this.

I've also been in the mood for some solid SOUTHERN audiobooks.  I want that slow accent.  I want fireflies and kadydids.  I started reading The Beach Trees (recommended by Brit) but it's an ebook, not an audio.  I think I will like it though.  I also started reading Sweet Tea and Jesus, a series of short stories, but it wasn't what I wanted it to be and I quit reading it.  I didn't even bother to DNF it on Goodreads, I just took it out of my books.  It wasn't bad, it just wasn't.... my cup of tea.  HA!

I'm enjoying this season of books that I'm in.  A few years ago it was WW2 (eastern front, please) fiction.  Now it's sci-fi and southern shit.  I think my next push will be for the Warcraft books or the Shannara series(es) by Terry Brooks.  Both of those series are approximately a mabillionty books.. so that should keep me busy for the rest of my life.

PS.  I did finish Erin's Challenge back in September, I think.  After changing from some tedious books, I was able to charge on and get shit done.

ZWEI - Money Shit

This week I said, "Goodbye, dolla dolla bills yall!" when I paid for Snowcation things.  #YOLO
Teh German and I were discussing the price of lift tickets (specifically him saying how expensive they are) and I finally said it...  "Then what is the purpose of all the money we make?"  It's one thing to be cheap but it's another to be cheap when you're going on a vacation that you've wanted to go on for yearssss.  I cannot with that.  He had no response, so hopefully the message was received.

-dog food (can we just have a collective hell yes for Amazon auto ship?)
-Audible subscription
-Spotify subscription
-Chickfila splurge Tues morning, which worked out because I would have been hangry AF if I hadn't inhaled that chicken biscuit.
-GAS.  ugh too soon.
-Couples massage through Groupon at my favooorrriiittteee place for our anniversary
-one of those beanies with a pony tail hole.
-Day drinking
-Groceries/stuff at Walmarts
-Erasers for Cadet gifts.  These fools erase.. A LOT and I'm tired of them asking to borrow a pencil/eraser, so I bought some cap erasers with little smileys on them... DONE.  Merry Christmas, Cadets.  You get one and you get one and you get one.
-A cast cover for my bandaged foot.
-Steroid prescription
-Meri vaccine
-Lunch pizza (because the craving for the Big Mac -esque pizza that Park Pizza makes was tormenting me so I finally just gave in and it was soooooooo worth it)
-Meri hair cut (finnnnnaally)

DREI - From My Phone Shit

Toe cushion... which I affectionately referred to as "Pac Man Toe Pad"

Teh Running Bestie and I BOTH have one of these sexy things now.

When the flies have taken over your house and you have to protect your breakfast while getting your shit together to leave for the day...

Apparently, maintenance took down a wasp nest but didn't bother to clear the evidence.
Creepy AF.

Poop Soup!

McPark Pizza
Kinda like a Big Mac pizza.
It was everything you're imagining it would be.

If a cowboy is happy, does that make him a jolly rancher?

VIER - From the Internet Shit

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. My BJB almost going away.
  2. No class on Wednesday and getting to work the whole day.
  3. Going through the course offerings and planning Spring 2019.  I cannot describe how much satisfaction I get from scheduling things.  If I could handle the bitches, I could totally be a wedding planner.
  4. Meri with short hairs.  After cutting out a dingle berry earlier this week, that fuzz had to go.
  6. Teh German making some sweet modifications to Bagheera.  A new exhaust has her purring like the sexy beast she is, and new brighter head-lights were installed so I don't use my high beams 100% of the time, which Teh German hates for some reason.  I really don't care though and now my high beams are going to be even brighter and I'm PUMPEDDDDD!
  7. Books books books!!!!
  8. Teh Chiro who just gets me and all my broke pieces and does his best to realign all my pieces so I can inevitably fuck it all up again.
  9. Steroids for faster healing.  I didn't know.  My world has been lit up.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Shit Teh German Said #25

Teh German (tG): Oh no, sauce.  Where do you think you're going?  You stay in that gyro!

Driving through Podunk, NC, we pass a street sign that says "Country Hill St"
tG: Yeah, no shit.

We were merging onto the highway from a right side on-ramp.
tG (reading sign on side of road): Left lane ends.
Teh Megan (tM): That sign said the right lane ends.
tG stops merging: Oh ok.
tM: We're in the RIGHT lane. 
*I cackle*
tG: I get this directionally challenged thing from you. 
tM: It's not contagious.  Nice try.
tG: It is.

In McDonald's drive thru:
tG to the dogs: You guys just have to speak up if you want something.

While watching the qualifying laps for the Darlington race, the announcer was explaining how the car was going slow because of how bumpy the track is.
tG: Of course it is, you're in South Carolina!

tM: (blah blah blah)
tG while rubbing his nipples excitedly: Weeeeeeeeee!
tM: Woah, Sparky, take it down a level.
tG while rubbing his nipples slowly: Woooooooooo.

tM: Make good choices.
tG: I already did.

Teh German asked Siri if we should go out to dinner or not, she did not understand his question.
tM: Yeah, I knew that wouldn't work.
tG: Well, I saw that.... (long pause).. House Robot had new features, so maybe it was something Siri could do too.
tM: House Robot?
tG: Yeah.  I didn't want to say (in a whisper) Alexa, (in a normal voice) because she's always listening.

tG: They must all be sinners with the way they are speeding to church.

tG: It's like an orgy.

tM: I didn't have anything sweet.  So that was perfect.
tG: HEY!  I'm right here!

Discussing something I might buy.
tG: Well, once you've decided on something it’s pretty much already bought, just not picked up yet.
tM: Truth.

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

Monday, October 15, 2018

Weekend Review {10/15}


After class on Friday, I had to come directly home to wait on the HVAC tech.  I didn't really have any tasking other than a meeting, so it was me and paperclips, which I finally won.

The technician discovered a hole in one of the drain pans and a saggy pipe, thus causing the problem.  Of course, a replacement has to be ordered and it will take 2 people to do the install.  Fantastic. 

At 4, Meri had an appointment at the vet to get a bordatella shot so she can go to the groomer's this Friday.  I'm very crunchy mom when it comes to vaccinating my dogs and not because I don't believe that vaccines work, I believe in NOT OVER-VACCINATING.  The reality is, my dogs are on a limited socializing schedule and I know which dogs we are likely to come in contact with and what their owners allow/where they let their dogs go.  In general, my dogs only get the rabies vaccine.  But, since I've shelved my clippers, Meri now gets to go to a groomer for getting her hairs did and they require/prefer the bordatella vaccine, so I got it.  Pax didn't get one. 

This decision happened after I'd vaccinated Phil for years against Lyme Disease, only to discover that the variety of Lyme Disease in SoMD wasn't even covered by the vaccination.  I was wasting money and pumping chemicals into him that were pointless.

New vet rule:
If they take your dog back for anything, take THAT opportunity to pay.  This way you're not standing at the desk with a dog tugging on your arm while you're trying to pay.  Real life though, why didn't the receptionist offer to do that as soon as they took Meri back?  Ugh.

After the vet, we headed home.  I finished up my paperclips game while waiting on Teh German to come home.  Teh German has been overly stressed about the HVAC situation and the green card stuff, so I made a point to have some us time where he didn't have to make decisions.  I told him that we were riding out to dinner before he left work, but that was it.

When he came home, he asked where we were going and I suggested Locals Sushi in Mount Pleasant and he was down with that.  After his shower and feeding the beasts, we headed out.

Spring rolls = veggies!

hibachi taco.
it's as weird and delightful as it sounds.

After dinner, I wanted something sweet, so I told Teh German we were going to Krispy Kreme.  The hot n fresh sign was on and I actually ate my straight from the line original doughnut standing in line while waiting to pay.  It was sooooooo delicious and melty in my mouth.  Worth every single calorie that I'd burned at the gym that morning.

After KK, we headed home.  We watched an episode of Shameless, then it was bedtime.


Saturday morning brought delightful temps of 65°F.  It's only temporary since it's supposed to be in the high 80s this week, but fuck if I was going to pass up an opportunity to wear long sleeves (which I later regretted because it was 80° outside).

Teh German and I skyped with his mom after breakfast, then I downloaded paperclips on my phone and sat outside to finish my coffee and played the game.  Spoiler alert: the game is not as good on a mobile device.  Sitting outside meant snuggles with my Monkey and lovins from my Moose.

Teh PT Wife and I had agreed to stalk the Holy City Waffles food truck, but we were unable to find them.  We ended up grabbing pizza at Park Pizza then day drinking at DIG in the Park, then continuing the party at Sesame so I could have a brownie for lunch dessert.

A mexi-breakfast type of pizza.

day drannnkkiiinnn

it was a delicious brownie.

I tried this hibiscus tea beer thing that was actually delicious although it didn't really go well with my brownie so I didn't order one.

Teh PT Wife and I also discovered a new cigar shop for the Husbands AND we had growlers filled for them before we came home.  #BestWivesEver

Teh German had spent his day on an "island hopping" motorcycle ride.  When he came home, he chilled for a bit then showered, then we headed over to Teh PT house for hangouts.

Could we be more awkward?

Despite the fact that it was only 9pm, we were all super tired, and we called it a night.


Sunday, I realized I only needed to go the regular grocery store, so Teh German and I headed to Walmart after skyping with Papa G.  I was hoping to get there early enough to avoid the crowds, but 11am on a Sunday is not early enough.  #LessonLearned

When we got home, I worked on prepping for dinner (making homemade red sauce for lasagna) and Teh German set about the task of building our new box spring.  I did take a break to do some laundry.  Then spent several hours doing homework.

Me: Do NOT jump on my clean laundry.
Pax and Meri: ..................?

After Teh German got the box spring assembled, he required assistance to pull off the mattress and take out the old box spring and put the new one in.  We have a Tempurpedic mattress, so this is an acceptable helping situation.  That fucking mattress is a beast.  After having moved it on my own multiple times, I can attest to such.

And like normal, things escalated quickly and we ended up rearranging the bedroom.  We'd been talking about it for a while, but hadn't ever done anything but talk about it.  We finally did it.  Not sure if I really like it or not, there's a lot of dead space on Teh German's side of the room, but maybe it will grow on me.  There are limited options of places to put our huge ass bed, and Teh German says he likes our bedroom set (even though it's beat to shit from being moved no less than 4 times and life), which means no excuse for me to buy a new bedroom set.  Womp, womp.

These bitches have enjoyed having the guest room open for their shenanigans and as an escape lair when Teh German and I are creating chaos in the bedroom (that is not an innuendo).

New setup.
The photos on the wall will need to be relocated.

After rearranging, it was time for me to do more homework.  After finishing up a batch of German homework, I started on the lasagna.

It is the first time I've used ricotta cheese and it came out perfectly.  There was no slidey mess all over the pan when a piece was removed and it held it's form so well!  Good job, self!

After dinner, we watched Talladega Nights since Teh German had never seen it, and he'd watched the Talladega (the suggested spelling correction for Talladega is Gallbladder, thanks Google) race while we were rearranging the bedroom.  While we were watching the movie, I chatted with Sprink about our impending visit to CO.  We'll be spending our holiday at the Needle Nose Nirvana with some awesome 2-leggers and 13!!!! 4-leggers.  I CANNOT WAIT.  Also there will be snow and snowboarding and fuzzy socks and books and distilleries and breweries and SNOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!! 

After the movie, I realized I had forgotten some homework, I did it quick like, then it was bedtime.
I didn't even stub my toes once on the newly arranged furniture. 


This week seems like it's supposed to be more busy than the calendar indicates, which makes me nervous.  I have a foot doc appointment this afternoon for my gimp foot since it was hurting again after I ran this morning, after giving it a week of rest and TLC and rolling.  Ugh.

I scheduled a couples massage for our anniversary like the #BestWifeEver than I am.  I also will be putting pressure on Teh German to make a decision on if he wants a smart watch or not since that is what we agreed to get each other as an anniversary present this year.

I'll also be:
-working with the HVAC company to deal with the impending repairs.
-planning our CO trip
-counting down the days till I get to see Teh Running Bestie (18!)
-hoping that someone cancels their FIG reservation so Teh German and I can have our own table for our anniversary dinner.
-doing homework
-setting up some financial planning stuff for the new financial advisor I have acquired (yyyyaaassss)
-praying for weather than is consistently cooler than 70°F

It might be "fall" but it still feels like Charleston outside to me.  This makes me stabby and extra disgruntled.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Five on Friday #168

EINS - Random Shit

-I have finally realized why it makes me so angry to put so much effort into school.  Because I can put in ALLLL this effort to earn an A.  While someone else can put in a half-assed effort and also get an A, even though they didn't actually do the assignments correctly.  One would think that this would mean that I would just stop putting in as much effort, except that.. I CAN'T DO IT.  I can't not put in all the effort it takes to get an A.  Because,  my luck, the moment I gave a half-assed effort, my grades would fall.  Fuck everything.  Especially fuck higher education.

-WE'RE GOING TO SEE MUMFORD & SONS!!!!!!!!!!  I was accepted to be part of the presale tickets for M&S.  Teh Running Bestie was set up at 0959 refreshing the Ticketmaster site and there were some snafus, but she still managed to get our tickets.  Then later, I asked Teh Sister if she wanted to go with us since I could get up to 4 tickets, I'd buy her ticket as a birthday gift but she'd have to cover her plane ticket.  She finally said yes, and I was able to get her a ticket in our same row 4 seats down.  I figure that the 4 people between us won't mind shoving down one so she can sit with us, so YYYYAAYYYY!!!!!!! It was meant to be!!!  March 14th can't come soon enough!  PS.  We're going to Pittsburgh, PA to see them since it falls during my spring break.

-Hurrication day on Thursday.. ugh.  I don't know when everyone became so scared of rain and wind.  I say that because Charleston is/was under a tropical storm warning and they cancelled school.  This is annoying because it's just wind and rain.  How about IF downtown floods, THEN we cancel shit?  I hate making up missed school because it fucks up my routine and I don't like at all.

-I hate when something that is healing itches.  When you scratch, it hurts but it also feels so good.

-Teh German has said that if making Christmas vacation plans will make the letter from immigration come, I'm allowed to start planning.  WOOOOO!!!!  In general, the way my life works is that if I start planning something (even if it's planning for NOTHING to happen), something will inevitably come up.

-Roux's Humom ALWAYS remembers the dog's events.  She's the best.

-HVAC update.  The HVAC company has agreed to split the cost of the drywall/ceiling repairs 50/50.  We've agreed to this.

The most important thing that came of this is that Teh German, mostly, handled the entire situation himself.  This is a big deal.  We had the conversation about how I am busy and don't have time to deal with all of these things in addition to my regular chaos and the thing about women in the blue collar world and some part of that hit home with Teh German and he admitted that he needed to step up and take care of more things.  I was mentally jumping up and down cheering when I saw that text.

I'm an acknowledged control freak, but I'm slowly learning I need to let someone else handle some shit, especially when they are completely competent to do so.  I had been voicing my concerns and finally admitted that maybe I was part of the problem because I'd told Teh German it was his thing and I didn't want to deal with it, but then I'd throw in my 2 cents, which Teh German would misinterpret as me telling him to do something else.  I told him that I was stepping back and I trusted him to do what he thought was best.

This was ultimately the solution to the problem.  When the HVAC company called me Wednesday morning to discuss the repairs, I told them they needed to contact Husband.

-Because we started working with the HVAC company prior to getting married, they have my maiden name in the system and they've been calling Teh German Mr. (My Maiden Name) and it cracks me up.  He said he's not bothered to correct them because he doesn't want to confuse them while we're in the middle of working through something.  I laughed and explained that I was called Mrs. (His Last Name) waaaayyyy before we were married, so it was "payback", lol.

I'm certain that if he becomes the primary person dealing with the HVAC company he will fix that shit quick, lol.  Obviously, it doesn't bother me.  /shrug

-Listening to the world's longest audiobooks (45-55 hours) has made me less ahead on my Goodreads challenge.  I was 4 books ahead of schedule and now I'm only 2 books ahead of schedule because these books take sooooo long to get through.

-I'm in the market for a Southern themed book that is actually good.  Something along the lines of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls.

-I discovered a FREE audio version of a Kindle Prime book and I'm sooo pumped.  I love free shit!  I also appreciate that Amazon has started doing all these Prime Perks... what with them about to raise the price.  Siiiiiigh.  PS.  The book is called Sisters One, Two, Three.

-My left foot (good hip side) has been giving me some trouble the past few weeks and it really escalated Monday when I was hobbling around campus like a troll because the limp was so bad.  At my massage, Brandy make sure to really dig in my foot and rub all the crappy crap out.  I've been rolling on my lacrosse ball at least 2x per day.  Teh Running Bestie put me on LLD (light limited duty for those non-DoDers) through Thursday.  I didn't even go to the gym.  I took my rest quite seriously.  The massage helped the most.  I still have a slight limp, but my foot no longer needs to be amputated... so ya know.. perspective? lol

-This paperclip game has taken over my life.  The silver lining is that I didn't reactive my World of Warcraft account which has been a huge temptation after watching the movie last week.  DO NOT JUDGE ME.

-SECOND HVAC update.
Thursday night, we were watching Shameless and I heard IT.  IT being, the sound of water dripping from the ceiling and hitting the carpet.  Oh yes, Gentle Readers... the HVAC was leaking through the ceiling.. AGAIN.  That would be THREE times in less than 2 weeks.  Teh German WAS PIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEDDD.  Valid reaction.  We did have to have a chat about his reaction and expectations when talking to receptionists when he called places.  Live and learn.  I also explained that neither of us should actually be surprised that this happened (again).  I sure as shit am not surprised because when the tech left after the 2nd time, he actually said, "I have no idea what is wrong."  EXACTLY what I wanted to hear, thank you! 

Mostly, I'm just glad the repairs haven't been done yet.

ZWEI - Money Shit

-Groceries (Publix, Sam's)
-Target (all but 2 items were on my list!  I consider that a win.  1 of the 2 items was a dog toy which will be a Christmas present.)
-New box spring.  Ours is squeaky and I cannot handle it anymore.
-Bath and Body Works yearly order.  Unfortunately, I need another wallflower plug which means a trip to the mall, which is annoying.
-A MUCH NEEDED massage.  Massages scheduled for pre and post City of Oaks Half.  #notsorry
-Sweet tea
-Donation to Teh PT Kid's band trip
-Sweet Frog for dessert

I added up my available credit for my Chase credit cards.. I have $50k available + credit from other companies.  WTF when did I become so financially responsible people want me to spend that much of their money?!?!

DREI - From My Phone Shit

This is what it looks like when you arrive an hour early to school because traffic nightmares and decide to take a nap in the car instead of being productive.  YAY for my gym bag including a "blindfold"....

My dinner smelled extra delicious apparently.


Amazon win.
And yes, those strings have been cut.

We had a back door visitors (heh) this week.

This creeper beggin for attentions, like she didn't just get love 5 minutes prior.

My coworkers laid down on the job during hurrication day...

They were also on patrol...

Friday it was finally cool enough (i.e. lower than 70°F) to open the sunroof and enjoy outside while driving to school

As a means of coping with the disaster that is our HVAC situation,
I picked up a pumpkin spice milkshake from Come Back Shack on my way home on Friday.
Annual pumpkin spice consumption = check.

VIER - From the Internet Shit

This Twitter story about a lady who tried to sell her dryer online is the truth.  Whenever I was selling our washer, dryer, and range, I tried to made sure that Teh German was always home when anyone came to look at it.  I made an exception for the washer/dryer since the man was bringing his female significant other with him to look at them.  This wasn't my favorite thing, but if it had been the man and a male friend, I would have said hell no.

I won't lie.  Any time I encounter a strange male that I have to directly deal with, I put on my "I'm a badass, strong, independent, woman" mask and fake it till I make it.  Sometimes, it's harder than others.  Sometimes, I purposely come off as a bitch to be unappealing to the stranger, so they will make their own choice to make our interaction quick.  I know I'm not the only female that does this.  This is W-A-T-E-R, we've been telling you about it all along.  Just because you do not see it does not mean that it does not exist.

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. Teh Running Bestie telling me no more running until at least Friday after I told her my foot was hurting.
  2. Sleeping in Thursday morning since hurrication.
  3. Spontaneous Sweet Frog date with Teh PT Wife.
  4. The HVAC being "fixed"... again.
  5. Accomplishing almost all my homework on Hurrication day.
  6. Going to the gym this morning (even though it was extremely difficult)
  7. The ability to telework.
  8. "Low" temps where having the windows open is an option after we were told to turn off the AC.
  9. Using the egg cooker.
  10. Planning for the next travel-cation.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.