Friday, November 16, 2018

Five on Friday #173

EINS - Random Shit

Let's start this bitch off with an announcement that will come as a shock to MANY of you.  I got 4 hours of sleep last night because my body hates me and anytime something travel related happens in my life, my body refuses to do things it NEEDS to do (i.e. sleep).  But that is not the announcement. This is the announcement: I chose to leave my house this morning without a lint ball in my pocket.  😱😱

Teh German and I rode together to work this morning since he is dropping me off at the airport later, and I mentioned my deficiency before I pulled out of the garage and he said, "Are you sure today is the day to not have a lint ball?  We're still home, you can go get one."

^^That's why I married him, right there.  He gets me.  He also doesn't make fun of the fact that I use a lint ball as a comfort object because I am a lady-child and that's how I deal with my anxiety.  He knows that today will be a struggle, probably, and being lint-ball-less is probably not my best life choice.

But fret not, Gentle Readers.. I have 2 lint balls stashed away.  1 in my wallet and 1 in my backpack.  This girl ain't no fool.

-As the week before a week off of school AND a planned day of missed class (today), this week went crazy smooth.  I'm at that point that I am worried about my assignments, but I'm not going to lose my mind stressing over that shit.  I'm not going to get overly frustrated at things I do not understand.  If you're a regular Gentle Reader, you'll recognize this zen in my pendulum of life.  I will inevitably lose my shit over simple things in a few weeks/months, but I always enjoy this zen.


-I found a new poet/motivational meme-r that I've fallen in love with, Morgan Harper Nichols.  Expect to see a LOT of her work around here in the future.


-One of my coworkers has been helping me with my computer science class.  He does a lot of coding, so it wasn't difficult for him to refresh his assembly language skills.  Pretty sure he's going to be the difference between me passing (C or lower) or me doing pretty good (A/B).

-On Wednesday, I was going to arrange to go in early to take a quiz for my computer science class on Friday, but after the instructor announced no quiz on Friday or the Monday we return from Thanksgiving break, I was free like a bird.  I had already arranged to do my German essay on Wednesday so missing German class on Friday was already planned.  Sooo, Thursday was my Friday, so today?  This is me:



-It has been grey, rainy, and under 65°F for most of the week.  This is me:



-I bought a ream of engineering paper at the start of the semester.  Have I EVER used it?  YES.  To sit my computer on to make it higher.  Have I written on a single sheet of that overpriced green paper?  NO.  I'm only keeping it around since I have a follow-on class in the spring.  Maybe I'll use it then?  HAHAHHA.

-I started an audiobook and gave it a DNF after 2.5 hours because I hated the narrator's voice so much and because the story was annoying me and the characters were annoying me and all that annoyance was making me grouchy and that's just not acceptable.  Then, I started reading the sequel to Firefly Lane since it had come through from the library and I wasn't really enjoying it, but I hadn't listened to more than hour, so I was going to give it a chance.  When I went to my phone later to continue listening, the audiobook had been returned to the library and that helped me decide that now was not the time for that book. 

For my travels, I have 2 Ilona Andrews ebooks (one of which won't take long since it's a novella) + all the Kindle First novels I've gotten through Amazon that I've never read...  On audio, I have The Tattooist of Auschwitz and A Court of Thorns and Roses.

-I've sometimes started wearing mascara to make it look like I attempted to give a fuck.  The problem is that I rub my eyes all the time and my lashes are pretty long, so the mascara gets everywhere... sooooo my solution is to ensure that the mascara dries so it doesn't get everywhere...

blow drying my eyelashes.
This is a thing now.
You're welcome.
If it was a thing before now, why did no one tell me?

-Yesterday, I kept having this feeling that I had unaccomplished tasks to handle, homework, work, something.  I couldn't figure it out.  That's what happens when you accomplish everything early so you don't have to worry about it during vacation.  It's so uncomfortable....

THENNNN, in the afternoon, my computer science instructor emailed me to tell me that the assignment I had turned in earlier that day was incorrect because I used code that we weren't supposed to use.. even though NOT using those code instructions was NOT mentioned in the instructions.  Now I have to do homework over the break and that makes me stabby.



-GUESS WHAT TODAY IS?!?!?!
The start of my runcation with Teh Running Bestie and Matilda!!!!  YYYAAYY!!!


Teh Running Bestie made certain that we were flying into the same airport this time.  Actually, we both have connections in Atlanta and we'll be flying together from ATL.  #WIN.  This time, we're headed to Tulsa, OK for the Route 66 5k on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday.

-There was a crisis last night and this morning regarding flights.  Last night was dealing with Teh Running Bestie and I being on the standby list to fly from ATL to TUL, which was handled (we're not actually on standby, but we bought the cheap tickets which means our seats aren't assigned until we get to ATL).  This morning, Matilda wasn't able to fly out because of the weather, so she missed her connection.  What this really means is that we could all be in ATL at the same time today before we get to Tulsa and if you feel tremors, don't worry.  It's just the sonic boom from greatness all being in the same place.  NBD.



-During the Charleston Half Marathon in January, I ran with an older dude who was from Tulsa, who suggested trying bbq bologna if I was ever there.  In January, I wasn't planning on being in Tulsa...ever.. Yet, I'll be there tonight.  Just goes to show... Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get.

-Goals for Thanksgiving Break:
  • watch (prob not in this order):
    • Sweet Home Alabama
    • Catch & Release
    • City of Angels
  • do a puzzle?
  • read some/a books
  • NO SCHOOL!!!
  • maybe get a post run massage?

ZWEI - Money Shit

-power bill, ugh.
-self-lunch-date on Saturday
-2 children's sized bun beanies from Amazon
-new belt
-new watchband for the Garmin that Teh Running Bestie is letting me test out
-Thursday sweet tea
-$1 measuring cups for the office so I didn't have to do any Calc2-esque math using a measuring spoon or other random ounce sized bowl.
-Bojangles gravy biscuit, yolo bitches.


DREI - From My Phone Shit

Facebook went down on Monday.
The news didn't even report it (that I saw).

I definitely KNOW who the guilty party was that did this..
But Teh German came upstairs later and yelled at the NOT guilty party and I had to correct him...

Packing for a runcation woes...

Just call me Rainbow Brite.
I'm going to be so color mismatched.
This has led me to believe that I need to invest in some race outfits for cold weather.

Speaking of cold weather, I bought a bun beanie.
It was waaaayyy to large for Queen Tiny Head (that'd be me, kthx).
I got on Amazon and ordered a children's size bun beanie.
Please keep your fingers crossed for Queen Tiny Head.

Apple and stuffing stuffed pork chops.
The original recipe called for canned apple pie mix... Uhhhh NO.
I wouldn't call myself the Queen of Healthy Choices, but nothing about canned apple pie mix seems remotely healthy.
Instead, I chopped up some apples, added some seasoning, sauteed, then stuffed chops.


Why can't you bring a turkey to church?
They use fowl language.
I guess some would say this also applies to me.

When do you serve tofuturkey?
Pranksgiving

Office Thanksgiving.
#YOLO
Sooo much delicious food.
I couldn't even eat dinner.
I mean, I saved room for dessert, but when I got home Thurs night, I didn't bother with dinner.

When you don't trust airlines with your checked luggage so you pull out the absolute bare essentials you cannot purchase replacements for under dire circumstances (i.e. a sports bra and running shoes).
#Runcation #NoTrust #RunnerProblems


VIER - From the Internet Shit

A friend shared this article with me about how to pluralize last name and my mind was blown.  There are things they don't tell you before you get married.... like how to pluralize your new last name that ends with an 's' and you've never experienced that before.

Here, I'll just tell you.  If your last name ENDS with an 's', add 'es' after the 's'.
If your last name does not end with an 's', add an 's' after the last letter and you're done.
NO APOSTROPHES, LEUTE (people)!


My Results:
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You was #1 in early Feb 2000..But, I looked up the top songs for the year (2000), which yielded much better results...
Britney Spears - Oops... I Did It Again
NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye, It's Gonna Be Me
Bon Jovi - It's My Life
3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
U2 - Beautiful Day 

....
there were other song, but these stuck out the most for me.

What people would say probably MOST describes me, based on title alone:
Nelly - Country Grammar

And my personal anthem, lol:
Darude - Sandstorm

^^ if you do not know this song, I need you to go flog yourself while listening to it on YouTube on repeat.











FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. Taking care of my Friday problems on Wednesday.
  2. Recoding my assignment to be "correct" with no issues.
  3. Work Thanksgiving.
  4. Teh German and I riding to work together this morning.  Awwww.
  5. Morgan Harper Nichols poems.
  6. Cold weather.  Lawd, I love a hoodie, but specifically, I love kangaroo pockets for optimal lint ball storage and my cold fingers!
  7. The Garmin watch Teh Running Bestie is letting me test out.  Even if this fucking thing doesn't count my flights of stairs.
  8. Rain and cold.  I know, I'm weird.
  9. Books.  All the books.
  10. RUNCATIONS!!!!

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Shit Teh German Said #26

http://www.canidecideanotherday.com/search/label/Shit%20Teh%20German%20Said





I stretched while handing something to Teh German.
Teh German (tG): AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH SAVENYA....  (the intro song to The Lion King)




After cooking shrimp and grits.
tG: OO we should have added kielbasa, then it would have been surf and turf.
Teh Megan (tM): It is often served that way.
tG: Schwein und Shrimps.




tG, very seriously, to Roomy (the Roomba): I would really appreciate if you would stop getting tangled up with that lamp.




There was a tree in a neighborhood we drive through to get home that had put something like aluminum foil over the fruit on their trees.  It was quite bizarre to me.
tM: I wonder what that is.
tG: What?
I point to the tree but Teh German doesn't look.
tG: Eyes on the road!
tM: I'm like a bird, it was shiny and I had to look!
tG: I was more concerned about driving through the sharp curve.  Also, that's how birds die.




tM: Whew, glad you finally gave me something for your post this month.  It was looking pretty bare.
tG: That was a late entry.







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

Monday, November 12, 2018

Weekend Review {11/12}

FRIDAY

School, work, gym on Friday, then I headed home and Teh German and I opted to go out for dinner (I know, surprise).  We opted to go to Olive Garden since we've had a gift certificate sitting in the bowl on the island for idk how long.  Additionally, we had something to celebrate!  Our immigration interview has finally been scheduled!! WOOOOO!!!

Meri and I snuggled while I waited on Teh German to finish getting pretty.

Lemoncello beverage, stuffed chicken marsala with mashed potatoes, with a side of fettuccine alfredo (since it cost about the same for a side as it would to sub the mashed potatoes.

I haven't been to Olive Garden in a long timeeee (like since Teh PT Wife and I went last year or earlier this year?  IDK, but I was craving some breadsticks.. And I will not lie.. That side of alfredo was worth every.single.penny.  As in.. I'd do it again soon.. and I'm very anti-chain restaurant in Charleston where we have so many options to choose from, so I'm semi-ashamed, but I had forgotten how good Olive Garden is.

After dinner, we came home, watched 2 episodes of Shameless, then it was bedtime.


SATURDAY

Saturday was a slow start, then homework for me.  Teh German went out on the bike to meet up with some other bikers and then ended up at the Rockabillique Festival in Park Circle.  When I finally emerged from homework hell around 1:30/2, I called Teh German to tell him I was going to ride down to James Island to try a burger for Burger Week.  There were food trucks at the event he was at, so he said he was going to stay there.  NBD, I ain't afraid to eat alone.

The Mack Burger
I thought it was going to be like a Big Mac, but there wasn't enough "mack" sauce on it to overpower the pickle flavor...
Oh well.


I headed home after my late lunch, where Teh German had already arrived.  We were generally lazy (Teh German watching his videos, me finishing up a book), but did eventually shower and get ready for a neighborhood gathering.  While I was taking a bath (because riding makes me cold in my bones), Teh German came in and handed me a very official US government document.  I had no idea what I was looking at and then I started at the top and saw the header...

TEH GERMAN RECEIVED THE LETTER THAT HIS WORK AUTHORIZATION CARD IS INCOMING!!!!!!!! YYYYYYAAAYYYY!!! This is the document that makes the biggest difference for us since it means he can get a job in the US without the company sponsoring his visa.  It means he can work for any company in the US and it doesn't cost them money for his visa.  For real, ALLLLLL the praise hands emojis should go here.

At the neighborhood gathering, the resident doggy and I hung out, one of my favorite habits.
This is Cooper (not Copper, as I want to call him).  He's fuzzy and soft and I think a golden doodle or something, but he's the mini version. 


We headed home around 1015 because we tired and promptly went to bed.



SUNDAY

Sunday, run-day!  Teh German got up with the beasts, who then decided that it was snuggle with Mahm time.  I tried to go back to sleep, but was mostly unsuccessful.



Part of my sleeping in was hoping that the temp would raise a little since it was in the 40s.  It did, but barely..  So I finally rolled out of the bed, much to Meri's dismay (boo, my pillow!) and Pax's delight (yay more space!).  They both thought they were going with me.  They were quite disappointed when they did not get to come with me, but Teh German and I arranged to go on a family walk after my miles were completed.

 Mahm, you gonna take me wifs you??

Lady, I'm ready for my collar.  Here's my nose.
Let's do dis.

After 5 miles, I came home and Teh German had the beasts ready to go.  We did the long (1 mile) loop and both dogs were pleased.  When we got home, I showered and started the laundry and got to add a "things I thought I'd never say" to my list.

I was sorting the laundry and Pax came over the dark pile, picked out a pair of my underwear and started to walk off with them.  I said, "Don't take my underwear, you dirty old man!"  He dropped them, but then didn't even look a little ashamed when I called him a panty-snatcher.  This is my life, People.


I made a meal plan for the week after getting laundry started.  I also went into the office to do computer things and finish up my audiobook while Teh German put together the fish tank stand and remove all the stuff we've received from the boxes.  My dinner idea hadn't thawed, so we ended up going to Texas Roadhouse in search of a veteran's meal, but turns out they only due lunch.  Ugh.  Oh well.

Since we were home from dinner by 6pm, we opted to watch movies to entertain ourselves for the evening.  First we watched Elder Millennial, suggested by Teh PT Wife, which we both laughed out loud at, at least once each, although I laughed more than Teh German did.  I want to love Iliza, but I only kinda like her.  I struggled with her belly shirt this time, like... it was distracting me.  Well really, her outfit in general distracted me...  I did, of course, like the points she made about women's body image, so I mean.. easy home run there.

After that, we agreed to watch a movie and when I saw Fantastic Beasts on the Plex, that was the decision.  Teh German tried to keep scrolling and I'm like, "Uhh, no.  I just made a decision.  It's not even animated." 


Pretty good movie.  Also, Muggle > No-Mag errday.  Ugh, stupid Americans.  When the movie was finished, it was 9:30, which is when I need to be IN the bed.  I still had to do some laundry and then brush my teefs, etc.  By 10:10, I had made it into the bed.  As I was falling asleep, I told Teh German, "I'm tired of being a Muggle."  He laughed and then we fell asleep.  But for real, where do I get my house elf?

______________________________________________

It felt like this weekend flew by.  I'm certain that it was just the calm before the storm that will be next weekend (Route 66 race weekend).  I did as much homework as I could without bringing myself to frustrated tears and then I had Megan time.  It was nice.

This week looks quiet, but I feel that's a deception. 

Wednesday, I'll be doing a German essay early since I won't be in class on Friday since my flight to Tulsa departs at 11:30.  As I was considering my Friday situation, it's going to be a time crunch to go to my computer science class to take my quiz, but maybe if I get there early, the instructor will let me take it so I can head out to the airport and not interrupt class with my leaving after the quiz?  IDK, I'm sure it will sort itself out.

BTW.
IT IS HOODIE WEATHER, FINALLY!!!!!
I am in my element people. 

All summer, I suffered, silently, while I was melting, about how hot it was, very seldom/when prompted, mentioning that fall/winter are the best seasons ever.  Now all these people who love summer won't STFU about how cold it is and how much they miss summer and I want to get on my soap box and scream, STFU! I suffered through your favorite season (that went on for like half my life this year), so if you could stop counting down the days until my favorite season ends, I'd appreciate it.  Just call me the Queen of Bitterness.  Also, yes, I know I live in the "wrong" place.  There are reasons for that.  I.e.: Teh German.


Friday, November 9, 2018

Five on Friday #172

EINS - Random Shit

You know how they say life is like a roller coaster?  Well, I'm ready to get off for a while and just sit on a bench until this nausea passes.  So much happening this week in my world and I'm struggling to maintain my grasp on everything.  I'd laugh about it, but I'm past that.

Teh German thangs..

Sunday night when I got home, Teh German had checked his USCIS status and our interview is being scheduled and we will receive a letter in the mail with our interview date.  This is what we've been waiting on since July.

But on Tuesday, the roller coaster finally crested the hill.  I won't share the details here because he doesn't really appreciate me sharing his shit to the public, but Teh German came home on Tuesday with a work announcement.  Now he's come home from work before with shitty news from/about his Company and I tell him that it's fine, we adjust the sails and sail the course, and endure whatever we need to.  This time though, I didn't have those words of reassurance.  This time it was, "You do what you need to do."

But I've thought about his situation more and more and imagine this...
Imagine you have a job and things may not be going well and if this job doesn't work out, you could lose EVERYTHING.  Not just your job, but EVERYTHING.  Like, your house and your family and everything you've worked for over the past 5 years.

^^^That's (probably) what goes through Teh German's head every time something happens with his job/company.

Fortunately, if things with his Company were to be so bad, his green card stuff is in the works, so he wouldn't have to go back to Germany and he wouldn't lose everything.. but just imagine if that was a reality?  That's some stressful shit.  I could tie this into current politics, but I won't because this is about ME and Teh German, so you're welcome.

We didn't talk about it on Tuesday night.  Teh German was waiting on the results of the election to come in, I was doing a millionty years worth of homework that I disregarded all weekend (it was worth it).  Teh German distracted himself by opening up the boxes that had arrived with the fish tank stuff.

I'm an avid supporter of avoiding your problems until you cannot, so Wednesday morning before he left from work, I told Teh German that he should do whatever he needed to do regarding the situation at work.  I know that Teh German worries about providing for our family and financially contributing for his half of our life.  But I reminded him that we are prepared for emergencies, that we had worked hard to ensure that we were prepared, so taking care of himself was more important than the money.  I know he knows this, but sometimes he doesn't KNOW, KNOW this.  The reality is, if one of us is going to endure employment transition, NOW is a good time.



Moving on to election related shit...

While I'm glad that the Dems took control of the House, this is a double-edged sword.  It means shit like furloughs when the budget can't be passed because Congress can't agree on anything.  But, it also means less fear regarding what does get passed in terms of immigration and health care and most other "blue" issues.

Florida passed the amendment to ban greyhound racing.
Here's why I have a problem with this.  This ban goes into effect January 1, 2019.  All these "pro"-greyhound groups (GREY2K) spent sooooo much money on advertising, but those groups will not be there to assist with moving these dogs from the tracks to couches.  It will be the non-profit rescue groups who are mostly volunteer ran.  At this point, there is no plan on how to deal with the ban.. just that racing greyhounds will be illegal after Jan 1.

What makes me sick is that banning greyhound racing will not stop people from racing the dogs.  No longer will the breed be regulated and, I imagine, that "backyard" (i.e. unofficial) racing will be more prevalent.  Just like banning dog fighting doesn't stop people from doing it.  With a plan in place, I might have been more supportive of the amendment, but there is no plan and I'm afraid for the future of one of my favorite breeds.

After Phil, I always planned on having a greyhound.  I mean.. remember that one time that Teh German said, "We're a greyhound family," and he had named our new family member (Pax) within 15 minutes of him being in the car with us?  Yeah.  We planned on having retired racers for the foreseeable future.  We'll see how this changes those plans.



School things...

I had all A's and B's at midterms.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed (and putting forth the effort) to maintain that, but each day has become more and more of a struggle and I'm sooooo over it.

My cybersecurity class instructor thinks that we're on his Red Team and that we have all been programming and dealing with networks since childhood.  I'm glad that he's so knowledgeable, but I strongly disagree with assignments that are well-above my knowledge level because of the assumed knowledge he thinks we have.  On my most recent homework, I got all of the answers wrong and I have no idea how and the worst part is that... I don't really give a fuck anymore.  I should, I know I should, but I can't.

My computer science instructor announced that if we turn in an assignment within a week after it's actually due, it's only marked down by one letter grade and whatever you miss.  FINE.  I didn't turn in an assignment that was due on Wednesday and it was liberating.  I could have stressed about it.. but I didn't (mostly because I was stressed about too many other things, but that is neither here nor there).  I've asked for assistance from someone who has already taken the class and I'll work on whatever assignments I need to turn in over the weekend.  #YOLO.  Our last test had an 11 point curve because so many people missed 3 specific questions that were worth 11 points total.  I'm not complaining about my curved 88, but if you need to curve like that.. is your test really fair?

My german class is actually fine, but I'm stressing out about it because I was behind from skipping class on Friday, then not doing my HW for Monday, and we had a group project to present on Wednesday (that the freshman in our group completely took over and did it all herself, by choice, so it wasn't really stressful for me, but not helping was actually pretty stressful).  I'll get back ahead of schedule this weekend and that makes my brain happy.  This is one of those classes that I feel obligated to do well in for obvious reasons, so when my average is only 100.4, instead of 103.8, I am not impressed.

My online class is still just as much bullshit as it always has been.  I've stopped giving fucks and I've not posted responses to classmate's discussion posts in 2 weeks.  IDGAF.  I should probably, but I do not.  If the teacher cannot be bothered to participate in the discussion boards, I cannot be bothered to give any actual fucks.  Bare minimum is my new self-requirement.  When I see my grade start to dip because of my lack of fucks, then I'll care again, but I'm feeling pretty confident about not letting this class hold me down.

My circuits class is... complicated.  It's not a difficult class, but the one day I was late to class (a few weeks ago) really threw my game off and I feel like I haven't been able to catch up since.  We have one more partner project that I'm not looking forward to and one more homework and a test and the final exam.  So not really all that much, unless you consider the weight of all those assignments and what happens if I don't do well.



Normal shit...

-One more week till I'm reunited with Teh Running Bestie and Matilda!!!  We're taking over Tulsa for the Route 66 Half Marathon.  #HurtsSoGood #TeamBrokeAsses (well 2 of the 3) #WillRunForBling

-It doesn't feel like Thanksgiving is in 2 weeks.  It feels like it's still the September that never ends.  Then again, it was 80°F this week, so maybe that's the problem?

-I'm off of school for the entire week for Thanksgiving and I don't even know what I'm going to do with myself....... after I complete all my homework...

-One of my coworkers is quitting at Company and going to join a project with others who have quit at Company.  I'm actually pretty sad about this because this person was one of my faves.  That said, I'm not overly surprised based on the project he's been working on since I've worked at Company, it's the pits.  We would chat regularly about all kinds of things and he never made me feel like because I was young enough to be his daughter that I was inept.  He will be missed.

-When my one hour massage starts almost 10 minutes late and the masseuse has to leave in the middle because their new person doesn't know how to ring up a gift cert, and the massage ends at exactly the hour mark... It makes me disgruntled.

-Voting Things:

I love not stupid Google Doodles.

Civic Duty: CHECK.

We waited in line together for an hour and 20 mins.
It was her first SC election!
Also, Teh PT Husband's Mom has been deemed: Teh NY Chef.

Day after outfit choice...
#LadyPower


-I've been having a butter debacle after the general practice doc told me that I should switch from Country Crock to REAL butter because it's healthier for you, a few months ago (when I initially went to the doc for my hot flashes).  I bought a tub of regular butter and a tub of whipped butter, thinking it would spread easier.

Well, Gentle Readers, I WILL NOT TOLERATE THIS CLUMPY BUTTER SHIT.  In fact, I'm certain that everyone who has to deal with me on a daily basis has heard about my fucking butter debacle and THEY were probably ready to buy me a tub of Country Crock to shut me the fuck up already... Specifically, Teh German, but he would never actually say to me, "Shut the fuck up, it's butter."  I think he tried to hint at that once, but then realized I was being irrationally angry about this shit show and just left me to stew in my rage.  Smart.

Dear Butter,
FUCK YOU and your clumpy shit.
I will be buying some Country Crock this week because I'm tired of this fucking shit.
-Disgruntled Consumer
PS.  I thought whipped mean it was easier to spread?

We are back to Country Crock and I do not have clumpy problems any more.  I guess now I understand why people leave their butter out all the time: so it's soft and actually spreads...  I also understand why Teh Mom always used Country Crock or it's equivalents.


-My circuits partner, who has been trying for weeks to get under my skin (same cadet who switched up my pens and randomly jerks my papers when I'm writing notes), FINALLY succeeded.  Petty Officer MaidenName came out and lit him up.  Lawd, it felt good.

He wanted to start shit about our last project grade (an 80) in front of the people who were in the classroom waiting on class to start, including the professor, and I have been over his shit for a while, but had been trying to maintain professionalism (haha, I know).. But if you've made it to this point in the post, you're already aware that this was NOT the week to fuck with me.  I loudly, and with many expletives, made him aware of this and gave him the option to take it outside if he wanted to discuss it.  He didn't seem overly interested.  The Professor (a former army officer) didn't even react.  I think we were both surprised that I made it as long as I did without going off on him.

When I finished up the homework I had been working on when he had come in with his shit, I made my way back to my desk and, to him only, said, "Maybe if my partner didn't wait until 11:45 the night before the project is due to actually do the project, I wouldn't have such a difficult time writing the report for the project."  Crickets.  Yeah, that's what I fucking thought. 

-When there's an 8 minute wait at 6pm for grilled chicken at Bojangles, you will NOT be getting my business.  Especially after I've already waited in this drive through for almost 10 minutes.  Nope, nope, nopppppeeee.

-I hate it the most when I feel like I've completely got my shit together and then later, when it's too late, I realize that I completely forgot something and had sufficient time to accomplish it, had I remembered.  Specifically, homework.  Extra specifically, homework that a quiz the following day is based on.  #MeganFail

-This is how I've been spending my post-homework evenings, it's been glorious:






-Dear Cleaners,
Never have I ever put out mismatched sheets to be put on the bed.  That should have been clue #1 to being in the wrong location for clean sheets.  Additionally, these dog sheets are located in the footboard of the bed, NOT UNDER the bed.  Lawd, send me patience.



PS. I know it's an epic first world complaint, let me remind you that I'm grateful that we can have cleaners come to our house to do the shit I don't have time to do and that Teh German fights me so hard on when I ask him to actually do.  That said, when I trust someone to do a job, ANY JOB, me having to redo it, especially if I've paid you to do the job, makes me grumbly.  There were also some other unsat conditions that I found, which always sucks because I hate calling people out on their shitty work. 

PPS.  Thanks to Teh Running Bestie for listening to my crazy lady mismatched sheets rant.  I'm glad you understand my mismatched sheets angst.

-It's insurance sign up time...  Another year for Teh German where I will not be providing him with health insurance, but I will provide dental/vision for him.  To add Teh German on my medical insurance would cost me $3429 for a high-deductible plan and $5236 for a "normal" health insurance plan.  I would rather save my money each year and let him pay for his possible once a year urgent care visit, when he inevitably ends up getting sick at the end of the year and, oh so kindly, gives me his disease right around the time exams end, so I can enjoy the sickness TWICE.  Once while he had it, and again when I'm actually inflicted with it.  Generally, it's worse for me when HE is afflicted with the sickness.

Office all-hands for our benefits presentation.
Yay free lunch/Boo.


ZWEI - Money Shit

-Gym
-Food/gas for a weekend away
-NCSU bookstore self-presents
-Kindle ebook from Ilona Andrews
-water bill
-Post-race massage
-groceries
-lunch
-dinner
-breakfast
-sweet tea
-gas


DREI - Random Photo Shit

Howling Wolf

Teh German likes this German song and it sounds like they are saying something about llamas in it, so I call it The Llama Song and he knows exactly which song I'm talking about.  He was legit disappointed that I did not bring this mug home (even though we have too many mugs as it is and I resolutely maintain a Disney theme for our mugs).

After 6 months... it has started.


#GoatDogs attack again.


Willow is emailing me about my washer fluid being low.
I REPEAT:
MY CAR IS EMAILING ME.

So much satisfaction from Willow's new addition.

Teh German has started to unveil the anniversary tank.
Sadly, the base was scratched up by a busted silica packet, so it needs to be exchanged.
These crazy mushrooms sprouted up on campus and they blew my mind.
They were not there then they were there the next day.  CRAYYYY.



VIER - From the Internet Shit




In case you needed the reminder (like I did):


"The you that seems to be under constant storm clouds."Stalkers.



FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. A post-half marathon massage on Tuesday, even if there were some factors that weren't so good.  My body felt MUCH better afterwards.
  2. The ability to vote and getting to be there with Teh NY Chef as she cast her first SC vote!
  3. Free lunch at work on Thurs for our benefits all-hands.
  4. Rain.
  5. Long sleeves.
  6. Husband's flexibility when the evening plan (i.e. dinner) doesn't come together like it was intended to.
  7. Meri and Pax snuggles.
  8. Getting asked about life with greyhounds.
  9. Less than one month of the semester remains.  
  10. An audiobook and an ebook in my inventory almost completed.


Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.