Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Week Review {10/18}


Friday is a school/work day, so the AM was spent in class.  After my math test (which I was feeling rather skeptical about), I decided to celebrate by skipping Chemistry, a class I rarely get anything from.  There was a huge book sale taking place over the weekend that opened at 11 on Friday, so I headed there.  I had selected several books to purchase and then put them all back after I decided that waiting in line for over an hour just wasn't on my agenda for the day.

Since I was already in Mount Pleasant, I made a pitstop at Metto for coffees and delivered to Teh German.  We chatted for a few minutes and then I headed to work for a few hours.  I had talked to Teh PT Wife and she had invited Teh German and I to join the Neighbor Besties for evening activities.

After leaving work, I headed home, got in a quick walk with the beasts, and then we were back out the door for activities.

The first stop was Smokey Oak Taproom for dinner.  It's no secret that Willie Jewell's is my favorite bbq in Charleston, but the brisket at Smokey Oak beat out Willie Jewell's.  But, Willie Jewell's pulled pork still reigns at #1.  After dinner, we headed to Folly Beach for drinks at Pier 101. 

Teh Dental Hygienist is an artist.

The bar closed at 10, which we felt was super early.  The night ended with Teh PT Husband being forced into a drunken serenade while Teh PT Wife used him as a human body guard.  After, we all headed home for bedtime.


I had a hair appt at 10 on Saturday morning.  I walked out looking fabulous.

Teh German had decided that he wanted to go to a greyhound meet and greet on Johns Island since it was at Low Tide Brewing.  I said ok since it's always nice to go on an outing with the beasts.

We met Julian while were there, a Frenchie puppy.



We made it home by 2 and I spent the rest of the afternoon doing homework while Teh German worked on Bob the Bobber Bike.

That seat is ziptied onto the bike.
So yeah, definitely a work in progress.

In the evening, we headed over to Teh PT House for dinner.  It was super loud (which happens sometimes) and I ended up going home a bit early, which was the start of everyone else leaving too.  Oops, my bad.  I was sleepy tired, despite taking a short nap.. story of my life lately.


Sunday, Teh German and I both got up with the dogs.  Teh German said he wasn't tired anymore so he was staying up and I had a million years worth of homework to do.  I made plans with Teh Dental Hygienist to go shopping at 11, so I wanted to accomplish some homework since I wasn't sure how late we would be out.

Pax with his new beer collar.

Teh Dental Hygienist and I hit up World Market first.  I found a few items I was looking for.  Then we hit up Ross and TJ Maxx on the hunt for my bridal jewelry.  After, we stopped a Target for a few quick things.

It says "Hey Ewe" on the lip.
I loved it.

Halloween at Target would be pointless if I didn't share some costume wins with you.

We made it home around 2 and I sat down and worked on homework until I was afraid my head was going to slam into my keyboard.  I headed outside and read for a few minutes and tried to nap in the hammock, but it was really just too hot outside.  CharlestonSummer problems.

All the while, Teh German had been out to brunch and then riding with Teh SC German and Teh SC Teacher.  When he came home, we relaxed on the couch for a bit before I finally heated up some leftovers for dinner.  While we were eating, this HUGE ASS OWL came to hang out in the trees behind our house.  We've been hearing this guy for weeks, but this was the first time I've seen him.  UUUGGGEEEEEEE.

After dinner, I worked on homework until it was bedtime.  I had wanted to fit in an episode of Mad Men, but it just wasn't meant to be.


School again on Monday.  Learned something essential in German that no one else seemed to understand... it also might have made a difference if they would have been awake for class, but whatevs.  Test in computer science.  Got an 83/100 on my math test from Friday (WOOOOOTTT!!!), which was a surprise to myself AND the teacher.  Chem class was as useless as always.  I spent lunch working on my chem lab homework, which is the only way I've figured out to help myself pass the quizzes we have every class.

Copper and Silver and hydrochloric acid?
I can't remember what this was anymore, but it looked cool.

Received my FOURTH parking citation, for those of you keeping up with that saga.
Another vet student tried to tell me that they had more tickets than me with 6.
I one-upped him like a boss when I explained that I've received 4 tickets since AUGUST.

I hit up Total Wine and Target on my way home from class for some "essentials".  #notsorry

As I was doing homework (I'm working on this million year long chemistry assignment that is due on Wednesday morning), Teh Cupcake Queen delivered our last test batch of wedding cupcakes, strawberry shortcake.  Teh German had one and said, "THESE."  He hadn't commented about any of the other test cupcakes at all.  So yeah, we'll be having strawberry shortcake cupcakes for the wedding.

This is me having a stare-down with my 2nd cupcake and eventually just deciding to eat it right then because it was sooooo delicious.  #notsorry

I did homework for a little while longer and finally decided to call it quits for an episode of Mad Men. 


I'm glad that I'm getting the swing of weekends and normalcy and homework load.  The anxiety medication still has me functioning at top notch and I lurve it.  No crazy meltdowns, no screaming at the dogs.. I'm like a normal, balanced person.  I'm not crazy stressed about all the things I have to do (which are really starting to accumulate with the wedding countdown dwindling).

In the past week I've been accomplishing the shit out of wedding things.  I've been taking care of detail stuffs.  Decisions have been made about music.  I have some print outs to do, but I'm ready for some font work.  I placed my cupcake order.  I have bridal portraits today (Wednesday) since there is no class because the Cadets are having Leadership Day.  I know they are reading this, but I bought some gifts for my peeps who have been instrumental in helping me keep my sanity throughout this wedding process.  I'm waiting on shipments this week for several items, including my wedding band, which should be here this week (yay).

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shit Teh German Said #14

tG: Hang on to your britches, bitches.
tM: You'll just have to deal with my britcheslessness since I have to brace myself so I don't slam into the side of the truck.
tG: At least you're embraced.

tG: I don't have a lot of hobbies, but all the ones I do have are expensive.

At dance lessons, we'd been making Rumba boxes.
Dance Instructor: Do you know what I'm trying to get you to do?
tG: Step outside the box?

tM: Did they post pictures of the baby?
tG: No, he sent them to me.
tM: Aww, it's cute.  Looks like him and still like a swollen lizard.
tG: It looks like a lot of work.
tM: I wanna hump you so hard and not make any babies when you talk like that.

tG: Are we getting the ice cream crap?
tM: The ice cream crepe, yes.  Not crap.
tG: Oh it's crap in German.
tM: You took French, you should know it's crepe.  You can't blame this on language barrier.
tG: That's why I'm pretty sure it's crap.
tM: I think you just have a thing.  Cheese turds, ice cream crap.
tG: It's pretty shitty.

tM: Don't call it street corn if it's from a can.
tG: Don't give it street credibility if it ain't from the hood.

I have no idea what this is in reference too, but it's funny in a random way.
tG: You ate the top off, now it's topless and your avocados are showing.

Teh German was in a mood, so I jumped on him and his phone got trapped between our chests while I was applying my full body weight to "smother" him.
tG: My phone!
tM: It's fine.  Although you probably just liked some KKK thing.
tG: Or Donald Trump.  That's even worse.
(PS. When I put this in my log, "Trump" was autocorrected to Trumpet and it made me remember this site.)

tM: Internet, you are boring.
tG: Don't talk like that about the internet!

Shit Teh German Said Edition 123456, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Five on Friday #127


Random Shit:

  • I worked from home on Tuesday because I had 2 different doctor's appointments.  I had lofty goals of accomplishing homework.  I accomplished nothing but spending money for wedding things on Etsy.  BUT I GOT SO MANY AWESOME THINGS (and spent so much money)!
  • 6 more months of handicapped parking for meeeeeeeeeeeeee and I seriously need to do my exercises regularly.
  • Math test today.  FML.  Just need to pass, just need to pass.. and this time I didn't have hurricane week to study.  No bueno.
  • I hired a house cleaner this week.  I feel like such a lush, but the reality is, Teh German isn't going to do it (and if he did it wouldn't meet my OCD standards) and I don't have time.  Additionally, the stress of thinking about cleaning when I have so much shit going on was making life even worse.  I am committed to the laundry and Teh German is committed to the dishes and we are a pretty good team about dinner these days, but when it comes to cleaning the floors and the bathrooms and dusting... it just isn't happening.  Honestly, paying for someone to come once a month to take care of these things is totally worth the hit to the GI Bill money we're getting.
  • Remember back when you could watch your computer defragment itself?  I miss that.  Oh, just me?  Nevermind.
  • Teh PT Kid asked for Willie Jewell's this week and we were happy to agree on a dinner date on Wednesday.
  • When I drink Teh German's coffee, it keeps me up for approximately 24+ hours.  I wish I was kidding.  I did a test on Wednesday and drank less than half of what Teh German makes at home (he drinks more coffee at work) and I wasn't tired at 11pm.  I had gotten up at 0530 that morning and finished that coffee (water down with milk and creamer and sugar) by 0730.  WTF AM I BUYING HIM AND HOW DOES HE FALL ASLEEP SO EASILY AT NIGHT?!?!?
  • After class today I'm going to a HUGE book sale and I hope I'm not disappointed.  Teh PT Wife and I have been planning on attending this event for over a month now.  Since books are half off on Sunday, I'm totally willing to go back.  #priorities #bookworm4life
  • My genius idea to do photos at Charleston Library Society may flop.  I need to deal with that disaster in the very near future... considering I wanted to do the portraits next Wednesday.  /facepalm #thisismylife
  • I have approximately 4x2 hours worth of Chem homework to do this weekend.  The professor said the assignment was supposed to take 4 hours, which means at least double that for me.  I cannot wait to waste my life this weekend learning shit that I plan on forgetting in 2.5 months.


Money spent:

  • 1 year of Bagheera insurance.  I saved $5 from last year!
  • A new beer collar for Pax, which Teh German asked for when we got Pax, but I couldn't find one either of us liked enough to purchase.  Then, Teh Dental Hygienist accidentally stumbled on the most perfect collar a few weeks ago and I contacted the seller with my needs and she said she was happy to comply.  Done.
  • Razors for Teh German from since they were $1 each.  I got him the women's razors because I liked the colors better.  It's good he loves me.
  • Groceries... 3 different times.  Yay for Walmart Grocery pickup.  Seriously.
  • Wedding - cake topper, personalized hangers (which are completely frivolous, I know but I was finally starting to feel giddy about wedding things, so I went with it.)
  • Doc copay to tell her that anxiety meds were working and for her to order more meds for me. Ugh.
  • Ortho copay (ugh, I'm tired of paying this one)
  • $1 to the DMV for my handicapped sign.


From my phone:

Teh German tried on his entire wedding ensemble.
I'm gonna marry that sexy man.

We coffee-ed together last weekend.
Pretty sure Teh German's coffee kept me awake most of Sunday night.

I found out that my homies are doing a Princess themed bachelorette party for me.
This image represents what is probably going to happen.

When your math homework looks like this, everything sucks.

The Neighbor Besties gang went to the rodeo on Saturday night.
The ladies found it humorous that the men all were in the same position.

Wedding presents are awesome.

Finally wore my rain boots this week!
My chem lab teacher complimented the fact that it was raindrops and not polka dots and said it was very fitting.

When your chem lab calls for making bubbles in a compound with a straw and you think,
"I do this all the time with my adult beverages, so I'm practiced at this."
and then no chemical reaction takes place because the compounds were too weak....
So much hot air wasted.

PSA: Creamer will make you fat.

What do you call Dracula when he has hay fever?
The pollen Count.

I won't lie.  Testing out wedding cupcakes hasn't hurt my feelings a little bit.

You can't really read the output of this script, so I will write it for you:
Enter a string to be tested.
Type quit to quit.
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The edge of the clouds looked like a woman overlooking an area on my dog walk last night.

Mamaaa, touccchhhhhh meeeeeeeeeeeee....


From the internet:
  • Steph's notes from the Philadelphia Women's Conference where she listened to some awesome women speak, to include Michelle Obama and Shonda Rimes.  I won't lie, I'd jizz my panties to see Michelle Obama speak.
    • My favorite take away from Steph's notes:
      If you meet someone and they tell you you are too much for them, they are right. Do not dim your light for someone else's convenience.  ~Carla Harris
    • The names you give people and things matter.  Words are power.  ~Shonda Rimes

Very few of you probably noticed that I did not do a SUYB post this month.  A handful of you probably noticed there was no weekend review this week either.  You are not mistaken, these posts did not happen. 

I've had the SUYB post drafted since last month's post went live and have kept the book list updated as the month chugged along, but never bothered to write reviews and my Goodreads reviews are seriously lacking this month..  Priorities have shifted (sadly) and blogging about reading is just not as doable as it once was, such is the effect of spending so much of your free time doing homework.  If you are interested in my #bookwormlife, I update my reading progress daily on Goodreads.

I will give you a general summary of my progress since I would be remiss if I didn't:
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy  4/5 (hard copy, own)
Winter by Marissa Meyer  4/5 (library, ebook/Audible audiobook)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas   4.75/5 (Audible audiobook)

In Progress:
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson  */5 (Audible audiobook)
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer  */5 (hard copy, own)
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers   */5 (ebook, library)  

TL;DR: If you're wanting social commentary, check out The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  Don't worry about being late to the game on this one.  Julie Murphy followed up Dumplin' with Ramona Blue and I'm not disappointed I own it.  I would still like to read Fairest by Marissa Meyer to finish off The Lunar Chronicles, but we'll see if I receive it from the library before YALL Fest.  The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson is approximately a mabillionty hours long (45.5 hours to be exact) and after 10 hours of listening to it, I'm ready to find out what happens, but not ready to need to feel like I need to read/listen to ~10 follow-up books in the series.  I have Jamie and Claire to get back to!  I am most excited about reading Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers because Brit gave it ALLCAPS REVIEWS and I'm all, #FOMO over here, so I downloaded the first book of the series the day after I read her review because I have no self-control when it comes to reading.

PS.  School work definitely interferes with reading progress, but I'm soooo lucky that my commute is even longer to school than to work!  All that extra listening time!  LOL.


10 things that made me happy this week:
  1. Fantasy books that intrigue me.
  2. Not needing to drink coffee this week.
  3. Peppermint mocha creamer.
  4. Buying wedding decorations and starting to get giddy excited about the wedding.
  5. Writing my vows, that really took a burden off my shoulders and I only cried a little bit when I read through them.
  6. Feedback from my instructor saying that I was doing well on my computer science tasks.
  7. Teh German's encouragement to step away from my math book and decompress before my math test instead of sitting and staring at the book trying to understand it.  PS.  Proof by induction and all it's relatives are fucking stupid.
  8. Dog walks where I listen to my audiobooks.  I can't run, so this is my substitution.
  9. Planning surprises for people.  
  10. UNDER 20 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Unpopular Opinions Part 2

Megan's Unpopular Opinions...  Part 2.

Stars/Popular Musicians/Actors/People/Athletes

I can barely keep up with my own life and my own people.  To keep up with what TSwift or who the fuck ever is just too much effort for me.  I've accepted that other people love this time of entertainment (Teh Running Bestie) and she chooses to love me even if I don't share her joy.

Make-up/Face things

I rarely ever wear make up and when I do, it's what I've had for years.  People who get excited over the newest Naked palettes blow my mind.  I just don't get what is so special about that eye shadow.  They all look like they are pretty much the same color to me.  I don't even use face wash anymore.  I realized it was just breaking me out worse and when I stopped using products on my face, my skin cleared up (with the exception of my blackheads in my t-zone because I have the world's largest pores).  I use a wet wash cloth in the shower and face wash/make up remover cloth before bed and I'm done.  Minimal effort.  I'll probably look 98 when I'm 50.  #MeganProblems

Sports are stupid/overrated

Let me tell you how many fucks I give about this whole NFL/#takeaknee debacle: 0.  I give zero fucks.  Here's why.  Because I never gave a fuck about the NFL to begin with.  If that isn't enough, please check my opinion above on "Popular People."  I will partake of NHL (hockey), but that's because at one point in my life I worked where the Carolina Hurricanes played and I got into the fact that the players could punch each other.  I enjoy going to the Stingrays games because it's a local activity and the players still get to punch each other.  The NFL has never impressed me.  Baseball is boring as fuck.  Basketball was never something I could play well, so I always shunned it.  As a kid, NASCAR was a huge thing in my life, because my dad and other family members were into it, not because I thought Rusty Wallace was the best thing ever.

Any specific type of book is better than another

I've been on my soapbox about how great audiobooks are for a few years now.  I've been doing the ebook thing for at least 5 years.  Know what?  I love the convenience of technology.  That doesn't mean that I only read one format of books.  I will take books in any format.  Recently, I've been getting back into reading hard copy books, because it happens to be the format that I had on hand.  I'm all about whatever is easier and cheaper. 

Android is better than Apple

Specifically, cell phones, but probably in general.  Android is more customizable and user-friendly and you don't have to be part of the Apple oligarchy.  That said, being part of the Google cult does make the Android life easier.

I don't care about revolutionary music artists of days gone by.

I came into my music preferences in high school (2000-2004).  I'll always be an alt-rock gal.  I was raised on country music, so I will always secretly like country music.  I'll even admit to liking Bro Country.  But I don't care about Prince or Michael Jackson or the Beatles or hair bands from the 80s.  If you ask me about a band that isn't a popular 90s country artist or a late 90s-early 2000s rock band, I will probably have no idea who you are talking about.  That said, I lurve me some Goo Goo Dolls and Mumford & Sons and some EDM (electronic dance music).  Eclectic tastes?  Yes, that's me.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Five on Friday #126


Random things:

  • Why the gas station would put a $150 hold on my card for gas is beyond me.  I drive a fucking Kia.  #Rage
  • It took 2 peppermint mocha creamers and some sugar to make my coffee bearable.  Thank you, Company, for providing all those things for freeizzle.
  • I had Doritos for breakfast one day this week.  #notsorry #adultinglikeaboss
  • I was searching through my photos on Google for a specific picture that I couldn't find and ended up scrolling through 3 years worth of photos and I loved every minute.
Can we just talk about the sweetness of first time snuggles?
And how dark my Meri-Meri was when she was a baby?

  •  After talking to a photographer about bridal portraits and location options and seeing places charging $50 for 30 minutes in their location, I noticed a picture on Pinterest of a bride in front of a wall of books... AND THE GENIUS HIT ME.  I called the Charleston Library Society about doing a photoshoot in the library and they said yes.  They are only going to charge me $100 for 2 hours, which is wayyy better than some of the other historical homes.  DUNNNN.
  • I sat outside for most of the afternoon yesterday at work and it was fabulous.  Temps in the 70s bring me such joy during the daytime.
  • It's been a delightfully quiet week for me, despite being a full moon.  *KNOCK ON SOME MOTHERFUCKIN WOOD!*
  • JK.  Right after I typed that, Teh German informed me that there was a poopsplosion on our guest bed.  I knew I jinxed myself.  *Quietly repeating to myself: My dogs are so cute, my dogs are so cute, do not kill them, do not kill them.* 
    Update: I have no idea what actually happened here, but I'm 90% confident the mattress is ruined.  In good news, I didn't even get upset, so YAY for the anxiety meds working.


Things I bought this week:

  • Groceries/house things from Walmart/Sams
  • Gas
  • Banana pudding at Home Team
  • Friday coffee and an apple fritter that I mostly didn't eat.
  • Subway (I had a coupon and I've been having a craving for Subway, it was weird.)
It has become alarming how much money I'm NOT spending.  Like maybe I'm forgetting to buy something?  Idk, I'll take it.  JK, I'm about to drop a ton of money on wedding things. Siiiigh.


From my phone:

We saw this at Walmart and I appreciated someone else's ingenuity.

Got pulled over Tuesday morning for speeding.
Apparently, you should slow down when the officer gets behind you, despite the fact that you know they caught you going 10 over the posted speed limit...  Fortunately, I only received a warning.

Family peanut butter time.
The beasts received frozen peanut butter kongs and I treated myself to a frozen peanut butter hot chocolate while I did homework outside.  This ensured that Meri didn't nudge me for butt scratches for a solid 20 minutes.

What do you call a fish with no eyes?

Another joke that I forgot to selfie with:
What does a didgeridoo?
Whatever it wants to.

What do you call a bird who drinks too much?
An owlcoholic.

Teh German has decided to start a new project and he went and fetched a new motorcycle last night.
It was obviously a full moon because when he asked me I said yes.
Now he has something to do while I do homework... or so he says.


From the internet:

Things that are harder to acquire than a gun..

I've been Pinterest-ing tattoo ideas.  The itch is baaaadddd..
I'm torn between a tree theme, large geometric sleeve, something Disney related, or a book theme.  #MeganProblems


10 things that made me happy this week:
  1. Sitting outside at work.
  2. Friday coffee.
  3. Homework assistance from the instructor.
  4. Doing well in my German class without much effort and compliments on my essays.
  5. Doritos for breakfast, Fruity Pebbles with marshmallows for dinner.
  6. Hoodies.
  7. Making forms in Microsoft Word (don't judge me).
  8. Dog walks in the evenings.
  9. Reading.
  10. Teh German's happiness/relief when he said, "Hey Babe, can I buy..." and I said yes without him finishing the sentence.  And that's the story of how a 3rd motorcycle came to be housed in our garage... 

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.