Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Shit Teh German Said #17

tG: I need light, so I can be enlightened.

Teh German walks in the bathroom and sniffs and turns on the fan in the toilet closet after I had just emerged.
tM: Everything that comes from me smells like roses.
tG: Well, you're not getting anymore roses.

tM: Did you just fart while you blew your nose?
tG: Yeah, too much air and I had to use my after burner.

tG: They are in the business of money and making money and they don't want to lose money.
tM: Don't make me smile when I'm trying to be angry.
tG: I'm trying to logic you.

Hockey Announcer: Penalty on Player 44 for tripping.
tG: That ref is tripping.

Mom-E: 2 million dollar sign on bonus.  Politics pays.
tG: 2 million!?  I don't care who pays.

tG: Alexa, play a party song.
Alexa: playing Spotify Latin Dance Party playlist.
Latin Dance Party plays.
tG: Alexa, stop.  Don't ever do that again.

tG: You're obviously present.

Shit Teh German Said Edition 123456, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, adadas 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekend Review {01/15}


Friday was kind of a normal day.. except for the part where Teh Running Bestie and Teh Soccer Mom had arrived on Thursday night and all I wanted to do was to NOT be in school/at work.  Ah, such is life.

Since it is Restaurant Week in Charleston, Teh PT Wife and I agreed we should all go out to somewhere on the list.  I was able to find an open reservation for 6 at Grill 225 downtown.  It was pretty good.  Probably not as good as the prices would indicate, but there were no less than a mabillionty glasses on the table, so I'm assuming that's why the prices were so inflated.  I will say their desserts were on point.


Saturday morning we were up early for my half marathon.  It was my first run with cheerleaders!  It was awesome being one of the people that had personal signs and knew someone on the sidelines.  It was extra convenient after I forgot my sunglasses and earbuds and I needed tissues.  I texted Teh German to ask him to deliver my forgotten goods to Teh Running Bestie to give to me since he was already planning on going on a ride.

Not only did I forget my essentials, I also didn't dress properly.  The temperature actually dropped after the sun came up.  Yeah, good times.  It was 49°F when I woke up and it was 38°F when the race started.

At the start line

Here we go...

It was cold.

I've officially run the Battery.
Usually, I'm here with Bagheera and Teh German.
It's overrated, but at least I had a tailwind.

My cheerleaders.



My cheerleaders found my name at packet pickup and so I figured it was a perfect photo op when it was laying on the ground.

Stretching post-race.

After the run, we agreed to grab breakfast at the Charleston Deli and Bakery (aka the Jewish deli).  It was everything I needed it to be.

After brunch, we ran an errand and then we headed to meet Teh German and Teh PT Husband and Wife at a Cornhole Tournament.  Teh Running Bestie and I were battling headaches and I was so incredibly sore after the run that I could barely walk.  I was limping VERY badly.  We stayed long enough to show face and then headed home.

Medal selfie!
There is GLITTER on this bad boy!

I medicated before I laid down for a nap and iced my knees and hips as I laid in bed.  I woke up to a call from Teh PT Wife telling me it was time to wake up and meet them at Willie Jewell's for dinner.  I was still struggling at walking and my head was still trying to explode, so I medicated again.

While at dinner, I started to feel better.. I'm assuming the meds started to work.  After dinner, we came home and worked on puzzle.  Even Teh PT Wife put in a few pieces.  Teh PT Husband had to come over and visit his girlfriend, Olive.


Originally, we had planned to go to brunch, but since we went to the Bakery on Saturday after the run, we just opted to stay home.  We had cereal and Teh German made bacon.

Teh Running Bestie and Teh Soccer Mom headed downtown to play tourist and do a carriage tour.  I sat at the computer and did homework for all my life.

When they got home, Teh German and I started on dinner while they worked on The Devil Puzzle.

Currywurst, kasespatzel, red cabbage.


After the puzzle was complete (1 piece missing), we immediately broke it apart and cleaned off the table.  It was like my brain let out an audible sigh of relief.

Teh Running Bestie and Teh Soccer Mom headed to bed at a reasonable hour since they were getting up early to get on the road.  I stuck it out for a little while longer to complete more math.  FML


This was my Monday:

After sending off Teh Running Bestie and Teh Soccer Mom, we headed back to bed.  What I thought was a forced holiday turned out not to be so I also threw in some work stuffs during the day.  #CommunicationFailure  #Sigh

I took a break in the evening to eat dinner and then went back to the fun world of math.  I also took a 2nd break to watch an episode of Mad Men with Teh German because my brain really needed a break.

After finally finishing up the section I had been working on all day, it was bedtime.  Of course, I couldn't sleep because I'd done nothing but look at the computer all day.


It was a good visit from Teh Running Bestie and Teh Soccer Mom.  Sadly, I wasn't able to do all the fun things they did, but they did come to my race and cheered me on.  It was my first time having cheerleaders and it really gives you something to look forward to when you're trekking 13.1 miles.

The run was... meh.  Having forgotten my earbuds, I took to making friends.  This run, I made a friend named John who is from Tulsa, OK.  We talked about where he should eat in Charleston and he told me about bbq balogna in OK.  He was doing the full marathon and we had to part ways at mile 10.  I did get his number and texted him in case he had any Charleston questions.  My cheerleaders had met up with Teh German who had delivered my earbuds and after I parted ways with John, I set about turning on my audiobook.. at which point I realized (for the 2nd time) that I don't have a headphone jack.  FML.  Soooo I was back to making more friends.

By this point, my knees and hips (more so my non-surgery hip than my surgery hip) were really starting to hurt.  I noticed a lady running around my same pace with a race shirt on that said "Waldorf Kia" on it, which happens to be the same Kia dealer that I would take Yurtle to when I was in MD.  Small world.  We chatted for the last 3 miles.  She was upset that she didn't get the time she wanted, even though we fought a killer headwind for the last 10ish miles of the race and she was sick!  Runners be cray, yo!  After we crossed the finish line, she gave me a hug!  It was super sweet.

I limped my way to Teh Running Bestie and Teh Soccer Mom.  No idea why I was so broken after the race, but I hope that shit never happens again.  Just FYI: my surgery hip is fine.  It actually hurt the least of everything!

I'm finally starting to get into the school routine, even though I definitely went to my MWF 0800 classroom instead of my TH 0800 this morning (Tuesday).  Oops.  I realized with enough time to get to class on time and not have to rush, but it was really cold outside and I didn't like it.  Teh German is also finally starting to figure out my routine after some confusion.  I had to tell him again that everyday I have school and work now.  It's confusing after last semester.  Holy crap we are such creatures of habit.

This week includes:
-A million years of homework.
-The rodeo or bull riding or some redneck shit that Teh German is going to like that Teh PT Wife talked me into on Saturday.
-A group is coming to pick up a large batch of donation stuff tomorrow.  WOOT.
-Running.  I have to run.  Atlanta Hot Chocolate 15k on Feb 4th.  Cannot feel like I need a wheelchair afterwards.
-Documents that need editing.. that I've already worked on, except it was the wrong document because some people keep two very similar copies of shit just to piss me off and waste my efforts.  /headdesk
-A possibility of snow?  I can tell you it's cold as a witch's titty in a metal bra outside.  Everything is dry and there isn't enough humidity to keep my skin from being scaly.  Ugh.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Five on Friday #135

EINS - Random things

-Just as I anticipated, one of my projects assigned a document to me on Tuesday afternoon for review.  I'm not annoyed at having to do my job.  I'm annoyed that they waited for a week before assigning it to me, which is a week that I could have been doing it and not worrying about the million hours of math tasks I have to accomplish between now and April.

-Not having to spend a fortune on textbooks brings me great joy.  There is no book for my Photoshop class.  The book for my computer science class is online and had a discount since we used it last semester ($30).  The book for my math class isn't required, only the online access code for doing homework ($88).. But the same book is used for Calc 2, so it might be worth it to purchase it.  I haven't decided.  The book for my German class is the same book we used in German 101 ($185 if you divide the total by 2 semesters).  I ordered previous version of my Biology book ($13) and paid for the online access code ($70).  What this really means is that I get to carry my super awesome outer space backpack this semester since everything will fit!

-I helped the new guy out on Monday morning on his first day with various issues and on Thursday, there was a Starbucks gift card sitting on my desk with a thank you note written on it.  The acknowledgement was nice and I have a feeling this guy will be a good PM and I think I'd be ok with being on his team.

-The Pixel 2 is a pretty simple transition from a Samsung Galaxy (S6).  The biggest issue I'm having is that the virtual keys are under the keyboard and I'm not used to it yet so I keep hitting them, which is annoying.  I think overtime it will get better though.  Otherwise, I'm pleased with my life choice.  The only hitch is that the charging port is USB type-C, so that means all new charging cables for my entire life.

-My Calculus teacher is almost obnoxiously energetic.  I guess he could be the opposite, which is worse, so I don't mind.

-I think this will be a pretty good semester.
MWF: Photoshop, Computer Science 2, Calculus 1, German 2.
T/TH: Biology, Calculus 1
W: afternoon Bio lab

-I have to thoroughly clean one of the chairs I bought this week and I really don't have time this weekend.  Class, work, dinner today.  Half marathon, socializing on Saturday.  Brunch, homework on Sunday.  I'm out of class on Monday and off work, but I need to accomplish some work things and will probably still be working on homework.  Soooo yeah.  Did I mention I have company this weekend too?  #ItsHardToBeMe #TestingTheLimitsOfMyAnxietyPills

-Last night, there were FOUR puzzle masters working on The Devil Puzzle.  That bitch is gettin' done and off my table by Monday at bedtime.  Even if that means bedtime is at 4am.

-It's Restaurant Week in Charleston, which means that places that I am too poor to eat at offer specials for the poor people and we can afford to eat there if we've been saving up for the 2x a year occurrence.  Many places offer a specific number of courses (usually 2/3) for a set dollar amount, i.e. 3 courses for $45 at a fancy steak house where steaks are normally $40+ and sides are $10-15 for family portions.  Anyways, I got reservations for tonight.  #likeaboss

-This week, I had to send out a poll for a friend if telling your Husband to stop acting like a child was acceptable after he'd been having mini tantrums all afternoon and you'd finally gotten fed up when he banged his fist on your (already broken) electronic device you were letting him borrow.  Turns out, it's acceptable.  Turns out, everyone else remembered why Teh German was acting out before I did.  We had company coming the next day and he always gets "out of sorts"... /rolleyes

-The new cleaning lady brought me joy.  She's super nice and they did a better job than the first cleaner.  There were some things that were missed and I didn't love, but overall, better.  Our closet floor didn't get vacuumed and the kitchen floor was mopped but didn't look like it.  I also disliked that they used a vacuum on the downstairs floors, but it didn't have a hard floors setting, so the brush was on and throwing shit everywhere, which is why vacuums have that hard floor setting...  I'm going to mention these things before she comes back next time.  Also, she started the washing machine with the dirty linens from our bed.  All I had to do was put them in the dryer and fold them.  I accomplished the put the in the dryer part.  Gold star for me!

-We got a new dental insurance company which sucks because they don't cover the dentist I've been going to for the last few years, so now I have to find a new dentist.  In good news, Teh German now has dental insurance (#BestWifeEver) so I'll be making a "couples" appointment for us.  JK.  I'll just be making 2 appointments. 

-Going to visit Chrio before any half marathon is my new favorite thing.  Especially when I'm really out of whack.  I'd been trying to pop via foam roller and roller balls for days and it wasn't cutting it.  Chiro set me back in place and I'll be able to run without pain tomorrow!  Woot!

-Oh yeah, I'm running the Charleston Half Marathon tomorrow morning.. entirely for the Rainbow Row medal.  Teh Running Bestie picked up my race packet this afternoon and she was sneaky sneaky and signed me up (i.e. paid) for the 2019 half since she deferred her marathon this year due to her surgery.

ZWEI - Money spent

-Chair from FB Marketplace for Guest Room
-Slipcovers for said chair.
-A ring holder for the kitchen window
-ALL THE AWESOME DECORATIONS for First Child Room and Guest Room.  When they are finished, I'll have to share pics.
-More succulents from Lidl.
-New charging cables for my new phone.  /headdesk #Ididthistomyself
-Books and supplies for skool
-Reward sweet tea for surviving my first days of school.
-Another chair from FB Marketplace for First Child Room
-Organ Attack expansion
-More groceries

DREI - Things from my phone

Photoshop is making my computer give me the blue screen of death...
Troubleshooting in progress, but ugh I have other things to do.

I've been decorating via FB Marketplace.
I bought 2 oversized chairs this week.
It was fortutious that Teh Running Bestie and Teh Soccer Mom were in town to help me yesterday afternoon.

We exchanged Christmas presents with Teh Running Bestie.
She gave me the bride and groom Mickey ears ornaments!
Teh German received a more traditionally German ornament.

Our first project in our Photoshop is a clown themed magazine cover.
While I wanted to work on it, my computer crashed 3 times ensuring that all work was lost.
Why the shit are people so enamored by creepy clowns? 
No me gusta.

School and work make for a quiet week.

VIER - Things from the Internet

Mario Batelli included a recipe with his sexual harassment apology letter.  Someone made them and gave us her thoughts as she did.  SOLID.

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. School finally starting back - getting into a routine helps me thrive.  Even if it's a stressful routine.
  2. Being able to go cheap on all my books.
  3. Managing to get a reservation at a pretty fancy restaurant on a Friday night during Charleston Restaurant Week for 6 people.  #likeaboss
  4. Not having forgotten ALL of my computer science lessons.
  5. My German teacher prompting me about my new last name on the first day of class since it was my maiden name on her attendance roster.
  6. Friends who travel a mabillionty hours to visit me... on the regular.
  7. Extra 4-leggers in the house!
  8. "Nesting"... Megan style.  Decorating House finally.
  9. Math with numbers.
  10. Homework.  As sick as that is, knowing that I always have something to do brings me a mild comfort..  Yes, I'm weird.  We've accepted this about me.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.