Friday, January 18, 2019

Five on Friday #179

When I went to type, "FUCKING FINALLY!  IT'S FRIDAY!!!"  The parts of the post that were already written got deleted.  That's pretty much a perfect analogy for my life right now, in case you were wondering.  I feel like I'm on top of everything and then... NOPE... not.


So let's start this over again.  *FACEPALM TIMES ONE MILLIONTY*

EINS - Random Shit

-Have I looked at Snowcation photos to edit them?  NO.  As I tell everyone over and over, I work and school full-time.  Sometimes, I pay attention to my husband and by that I mean, we make/eat dinner together and we watch TV together.

BUTTTT, I did whittle through 5 different programs and finally selected an editing program, which I purchased since it doesn't require a subscription (like Adobe, ugh).  It's called On1 and it combines Photoshop and Lightroom, so we'll see how it goes.  I could probably do Snowcation recaps with just the photos from my phone and then post all the "pretty" pictures after the fact (ya know, maybe next year when I finally get them edited), but I haven't decided.  AKA, I'm lazy AF... and busy.  Please reference the first bullet in this section.

-I caught the sickness again.  I really should have went through with my joke about putting up a biohazard tent around the sick half of the office last week.  And Teh German was also sick, and the Cadets were sick.. so, really, it was inevitable, but, fuck, I was holding out hope.  This morning is the first day I've woken up not feeling like a bag of ass, so that's a positive note.  That said, the longer I remain upright, the worse I feel, so there's that ray of sunshine.

-I had a debacle/debate this weekend over what type of homework tracking system I was going to use this semester.  This is my 4th semester and I still hadn't really narrowed down a homework tracking system that I liked.  My first semester I used a paper planner, but I ultimately stopped using it because I was keeping a paper planner and maintaining the Googly Calendar, which was double work and stupid.  I transitioned to Google Keep my 2nd semester.  The 3rd semester, I would write out a list of what was due that week and mark it off.  I didn't like any of these options.  I wanted something to integrate with Google Calendar, because I like to see ALL of my things at the same time, to plan my time accordingly.

Soooo, I finally found a solution.  MyHomeworkApp.  I actually noticed one of the Cadets using it last semester and I did a test run, but didn't love it.  It's free, which is cool.  But if you pay $5 for the year, then you have export to a calendar, so pay $5, I did.  So nowwwww, I can see my class schedule and my homework assignments on my Google Calendar.  There is a program you can download if you don't want to have to use the website, although the website is where you can access all the settings, I use both.  When I complete a homework assignment, I check it off on the program and it disappears from the calendar.  #WIN

-On Monday, I finally got fed up with my computer BSOD-ing (blue screen of death) me.  It would BSOD, then it would boot to the BIOS, and then I'd tell it to save and quit at the BIOS and it would pretend like I hadn't told it to do anything.  Over and over and over and over and over and over and over.. anddddd of course, when I brought it to Best Buy, the computer booted up like it should and gave me the figurative finger.  When the Geek Squad Dude named Chris told me that I could send it off, but it would take up to 10 business days, I gave him the #AintNobodyGotTimeforDat.  I reminded him I had the warranty, he suggested trading it in, and that's what I did.  Soooooo, if ever someone tells you the Best Buy warranty isn't worth it, they.are.wrong. 

I got the same computer and I paid for a new warranty since when you exchange a computer, it "uses" the warranty.  FINE.  I got the 2 year warranty, so I'm hoping that this computer doesn't give me issues for 2 years and I'll probably take it in for something in 2 years and get a new computer.  It's nominal fee to upgrade your computer every few years, IMO.

-My insurance offers virtual doctor appointments.  Since I went with the high deductible plan this year, I paid $50.  $50 for a doctor to tell me to tough out my cold.  She did prescribe me Flonase and some heavy duty cough syrup.  We already have Flonase from Teh German's former colds and I've got plenty of cough syrup and prescription strength usually just means doubling the OTC dose... $50 though.  Prob would have been $25 if I had the not-high deductible plan.  Glad I can afford either, but still felt like "wasting" $50 to me.

-I brought 2 bags of cookies into the office on Friday and put them on the free-for-all table.  Within an hour an entire unopened bag of cookies disappeared.  2 people validated that there were originally 2 bags, but the unopened bag vanished.  It wasn't found in the trash or on anyone's desk.  We have a food gremlin in the office and it's just so bizarre.  It reminds me of the one time someone found an apple with a bite taken out of it in the fruit basket.  We still have no idea who did that.

-The Citadel doesn't have class on Monday for MLK day, but we have class on Veterans Day every year.

The best part is, Teh German has to work Saturday and Monday.. so no long weekend for us.  Since he's working, I'll prob work on Monday since it's an optional holiday and save my PTO for another time.

-I owe the finances guy an email response and I need to reach out to the tax guy.  My motivation to do either?  Low to nil.  Ugh, adulting is the worst.

-The ceiling hasn't been repaired after the HVAC debacle in Aug/Sept.  I think I'm going to inquire about this situation to Teh German who was in charge of that.  I'm confident that the HVAC is fine now... 4 months later.  It didn't bother me until Teh Chief Smartass inquired about it.

-I'm torn.  Park of me likes the look of the faded blue/purple my hair has gotten to, but the roots are coming in and it's distracting me when I send snaps.  I still have more blue/purple dye, so I could go get it refreshed or I could just let the roots come in a bit more and let it fade more.  These choices are hard.

-I was going to go to the Chiro today, but instead I wrote this post.  Don't never say I didn't do nothin' for you.  (Update: German class let out early and I was the asshole who showed up 10 minutes before closing.  #WorthIt)

ZWEI - Money Shit

Couldn't figure out what the situation with my credit card was... Yeah I didn't do a Friday post last week, thus my credit card balance warranted a WTF reaction.  Whew.  I usually pay my card off while writing this post, yep almost every week, so I was bit surprised.  So I give you things I purchased in the last 2 weeks.

-All the races...
   Myrtle Beach Half Marathon
   Rugged Maniac 5k
-2019 Charleston Marathon hoodie.
-Parking meters
-Utility bills
-Willow taxes
-Best Buy warranty for the new laptop
-Bojangles after I forgot to thaw my breakfast sammich.
-Lunch on campus when I forgot my lunch at home.
-Citadel sticker for my laptop
-Dog food
-Virtual doc visit
-Prescriptions (because having prescription strength cough syrup on hand is never a bad idea)

DREI - From My Phone Shit

Slim pickins this week because sickness really deters me from finding joy in things, thus no photos.

Bought an SD card in the store to transfer my files from the original laptop.

Herro my precious.
I just brought the box in to set up the computer in a lab before class.

Why do you have to use the stickiest adhesive of all adhesives ever?
I did eventually get the rest of the gunk off, because no one cares what processor I have.

The beasts finally received their Weihnachtsgeschenke (Christmas gifts) from Oma.
Everything was approved by both Pax and Meri.

They got a stuffy and antler each.

So this funnel was over the dumpster (purple, on left) and apparently it got clogged.
I was standing in the stairwell listening to a millionty snaps from Teh Sister, watching them unclog the funnel.
When the crane operator lifted the funnel and it dumped all the shit in the parking lot, I laughed.
When one of the dudes standing around gestured for the guy to raise the funnel higher and almost got hit by a 2nd round of shit falling out of the funnel.  This is ceiling repair stuff, but it included dry wall and insulation and all kinds of metal.
There is no shortage of people on campus who are ready for this project to be over with.
Within an hour and a half the parking lot was cleaned up and the crane was gone.
I didn't check if the funnel was replaced.

A man went to the zoo and there was only one animal, a dog.
It was a shih tzu.
(If this joke doesn't make sense, read it outloud.)

VIER - From the Internet Shit

Soooo uhh.. when I copied all the shit from my computer, I didn't include my Internet funnies/motivational pics.  You get what you get this week.

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. Waking up this morning and NOT feeling like a hot sack of ass.  At least for a short while.  After several hours of being upright, the ass feeling started to return.
  2. A full week of meals planned = no question about dinner = lots of leftovers for the weekend.
  3. Being in the office.  I know that seems weird, but this semester means a lot of time spent at campus and all the fun stuff happens when I'm not in the office.  It's depressing.
  4. Not giving a fuck about laundry sorting.  I sorted out all the laundry, then combined small loads because no fucks given.  I used to care.  Now I'm all about time saved.  This could be #SelfCare.
  5. Light work week.
  6. Adding a little more sugar to my coffee in the mornings.  Not that it wasn't sweet enough before, but a wee bit more made it go from meh to "Dis is derichious".
  7. Remembering to put my breakfast sammiches in the fridge to thaw.  I move them up the day before because of the cheese melding with the big bread, which I give to the dogs, and I want the cheese, so I have to have it not TOO thawed to easily restack my sammich.  It's hard to be me.
  8. 1 full week of school complete.
  9. No complications with getting a new computer and having the means to be able to get a new computer without issues.
  10. Sleeping through my alarm on Thursday morning and still making it to class on time.  When you're sick, this is a solid life achievement.  AND I remembered my lunch.  BOOM BEECHES.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Shit Teh German Said #28

After I criticized an extremely stupid commercial.
tG: They should put the most critical people in advertising.  You should have been in advertising.
tM: Actually... that's what I put on my college application as my dream job.  Making magazine advertisements.
tG:  I guessed it!

I tossed a lid at the sink, it hit the faucet, bounced out, and landed on the counter.
tG: That's such a big sink....

Discussing the fish tank.
Person: What kind of fish are you going to put in the tank?
tG: Gobblers.
tM: Like alge eaters?
tG: Yeah.

A few days later Teh German is looking at a dive magazine and announces the word he was looking for was GUPPIES.
Nope, they will now forever be known as GOBBLERS.  #NOTSORRY

Discussing a very bad job of lines painted on the road.
tG: That must have been a Monday or Friday job.

tG: Ok, time to release the beast... he walks to the bathroom.

Right after waking up, we're still laying in bed.
tM: Your nostril holes look like kidneys.
tG: Uh... okkkkkk.
tM: I'm just saying if you ever need a special talent and can't think of anything.
tG: Ok, so I have 4 kidneys...

tM: Our birthdays are next month and I don't know what we're going to do.
tG: Tell you what we're gonna do.. we're gonna get older.
tM: 🤦

Discussing the carry-on policy.
tM: There's a no bags policy.
tG: What about douche bags?

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

Monday, January 14, 2019

Weekend Review {01/14}


After packet pickup on Friday, I headed home for a 1:30 call.  That lasted an hour.and.a.half and I was pretty stabby by the end.  Incompetence never bodes well with me, and someone saying, "I didn't know what I was doing, so I just skipped it," had me seeing red.  This is not the email-coworker and is, unfortunately, someone I cannot say, "HOW ARE YOU THE WAY THAT YOU ARE?" to.  Ugh.  I went to Teh German for soothing snuggles, but he didn't really understand just how aggravated I was with the situation. 

Fortunately, the dogs are home, so Meri helped.

We had reservations at Oak Steakhouse at 5 since it's restaurant week.  It's always a toss up for me if restaurant week is worth it.  We got 3 courses for $45, which is good since it's a "$$$$" rated restaurant, buttt I probably spend more during restaurant week since I wouldn't normally order and appetizer, entree, and dessert at a "$$$$" restaurant.  It's weird.  But, we went and we wouldn't have went to this place if it wasn't for restaurant week, so that's a plus.  The food was delicious, as expected.  Teh German and I split our entrees so we could have surf and turf.

Swordfish over risotto and veggies.

Filet with asparagus and the saltiest potatoes I've ever eaten in public.
I could feel my body dehydrating.

Dessert: Nutella bar
It was underwhelming.

After dinner, we headed back home.  We watched a few episode of The Office and then it was bedtime since the half marathon was the next morning.  Everyone said we went to bed early, but it was still after 10 when I got to sleep, so they are all wrong.


Saturday morning started at 6 and I was a few minutes late because I'm me and I was worried we weren't gonna make it in time.. and all that worry was for naught.  *Knock on wood* I didn't get a ticket after passing 2 State Troopers while going ~13mph over the speed limit.  The roads I was planning to take to find parking were blocked (which is what happens when you're late, MEGAN), so we had to find somewhere to park, which happened to be a residental area, and I, thankfully, didn't get a ticket for that infraction either. 

I kind of assume on race days, the city is 1- busy blocking the roads off, 2- knows there will be people parking in all kinds of crazy places.

It was kinda chilly at the start since it was around 37°F when left, but it didn't feel like an east coast 37°, it felt warmer than that, which was nice.  We did miss the National Anthem, which is Teh Running Bestie's fave thing, I have some guilt about that, but she didn't express any sadness, so I didn't offer my backup plan, which was to sing it to her in the car.

The race course was changed this year, and it was awesome.

We still started near The Joe (Riley Baseball field), but instead of running straight to the Battery, we detoured and ran around Hampton Park, through The Citadel's campus, then to the Battery, then up King Street all the way into North Charleston, then into the old Navy base, finishing at Riverfront Park, instead of in Park Circle.

I stayed with Teh Running Bestie through the first 3.5ish miles, to give her a run-by tour of campus and then as we approached the Battery, I broke off on my own.  I showed her where motorcycle parking is, where my German class is held, how I come into school, the most stinky staircase on the entire campus, the building where most of my classes are held, pointed out the dining hall and gym, and then I heckled Cadets who were standing guard about how it was PT time.  There were Cadets in the barracks courtyard?/atrium? (not sure what they call it) doing muster, so runners got to see them in their fancy uniforms.  Soon, we were off campus, passing The Joe, and at the Battery.

Very importantly, Friday night, there had been a debate about how I should have gotten on Hwy 17.  Teh German said I should have went straight and then turned right, but I have taken the "detour" many times per GPS instructions after being on Lockwood Drive, so I took the "detour", which happens to be the ONLY way to get onto Hwy 17 in that direction.  When we ran under the overpass where Teh German had said I would turn to get onto the highway and that road and turn didn't exist, I was validated in my rightness.  #SorryNotSorry.

Running down King Street is always interesting.  You get to see all the fancy shops and you run through the expensive parts of downtown into the ghetto parts of downtown and finally into the warehouse district between Charleston and North Charleston.  I was happy to see that the Charleston Library Society (where I had my bridal portraits done) no longer has scaffolding on the outside.  That was a real cockblock for my photos.  #RUDE.  But I had to get a selfie because #BookHunting is REAL.

Charleston Library Society

I also passed another library before leaving downtown:

This is actually the library where I got my Charleston county library card,
since being a Citadel student made me eligible for a Charleston county card.

My final time was 2:41:and some change.  I'll take it.  My bad (right) hip was fine for the entire run, but my right foot was giving me problems (probably stemming from my gimp toe), which led to some left knee and left hip problems.  I was definitely limping it up after mile 9, which is always the pinnacle of shittiness.  Generally, miles 8.5-10.5 are my least favorite.  I'm the most tired, I start to feel like this madness will never end.  Then, by mile 11, I'm like 2 more miles, beyotch, you got this, finish up strong.


Fun fact you didn't see: Teh PT Wife was also running "with" us.  Except, she did the 5k since it was her first post-surgery race and she's not cray-cray like some of us.  She met us at the finish.  In a solid friendship move, I had put my beverage tickets in her race packet stuff, so when I finally made it through the finish line, she'd gotten to enjoy both of our beverages (which didn't make me sad, since I knew I wouldn't be partaking of either finish line beer or mimosas).


The difference between a 5k and Half:
Crazy face and exhausted faces lol

After the race, Teh PT Wife drove us to Rutledge Cab Company for brunch, where we met Teh German and Teh Chief Smartass.  No pics of food because it was just pancakes and I was starving and it took forever to get anything, and I was hangry.. and well, you understand.

After 3 glasses of well-earned sweet tea and breakfast, I was sassafied.  Teh German brought us to Willow.  Since we had to go that way anyways, I stopped for Teh Running Bestie to pick up the toss sweatshirt I had given to her for the race.

If "toss" clothes is weird to you, let me explain this weird/normal runner thing.  Toss Clothes are usually warm clothes worn before a race starts and either taken off right before the race starts or after you've warmed up.  It's a common occurrence to see all these mismatched runners before a race starts and then after the race starts, you see all these pajama pants, sweatshirts, bathrobes, comforters, etc items that have been left at the race start or along the race course.  I actually have a "toss" section in the clothes for cold races.  These are items of clothing that I don't mind parting with.  Items that are discarded along the course are gathered up after the race.  Items that are unclaimed are then donated.  So I consider it a donation if I leave a toss item behind.

After getting home, we stretched, played with the beasts, showered, and napped.  I woke up and finished up a book before the library stole is back (you'd think I'd eventually learn my lesson).  After some scheduling drama, we ended up at Proof for 2 Nixons ramen for dinner with company.

Egg salad sando.

Steak on a stick with kimche (I can't remember the actual name)


After dinner, we made a stop at Cookout for dessert, then headed home.  Olive-Walive was lost for a few minutes, but turns out, she was just "stuck" on the rug in the office.  Phil rubbed off on Olive and she picked up his floor phobia and very slowly, she's coming out of it, but sometimes, she relapses.

I got through about half of my milkshake, then I was tired, so I stored the remainder in the freezer and took my ass to bed.


Sunday was bittersweet because while I thought I had an additonal day with Teh Running Bestie, they decided to leave before the weather up north got worse.  *All the bawling emojis*  Since they were leaving early, I put off my homework until after they'd left.

A new thing in our house: Teh German has decided that the dogs can be allowed on the downstairs couches.  I had agreed to the no dogs on the couch rule because I agreed with Teh German that I didn't want muddy paws on the couches and it was nice not having all the fur on us.. blah blah blah.  But I won't even pretend...  I LOVE having couch snuggles more than I care about the fur.  Also, it's less likely now that muddy paws will be on the couch since we have the pergola with the rug and the runner, where before, there was no pergola, no rug, and only the runner, which used to get WAYYY dirtier (pre-pergola days).

I set up my pillows and moved the blanket so I could sit.. and this hussy took my spot.
It's good she's cute.

She got the shitty end of the stick when I snuggled HER.

Eventually, our company was MD bound, and the house was back to "normal."  I started on homework and the dogs barely lifted their heads from their slumber balls and Teh German worked on his stuff.

I worked on homework until about 3:30/4, and then I called it quits.  I had put a pork butt in the crockpot for shredded pork for dinner, and after checking the temp, I determined it was done and started the shredding/cutting process.  It wasn't as tender as I wanted, but I didn't overly care since I'd had to defrost it for 15 minutes before putting it in the crockpot since it was frozen and was too big to fit into the crockpot.  Womp, womp.

I cut/shredded while the carrots cooked and then it was old-people dinner time at 5:15.  I hadn't eaten lunch, only my leftover milkshake, so early dinner it was.  Overall, not too bad, but I did use too much apple cider vinegar, so it was a bit more tangy than I prefer.  Whatevs.  After eating, I partitioned out what we'd need for leftovers for lunch, dinner later in the week, and then put the rest in bags to freeze for later.

The biggest lesson I learned is that I will have the butchers at Sam's cut the next boston butt I buy into 2 pieces so I don't have to cook a 7.5lb piece of meat all at once.

After dinner was cleaned up, it was time for The Office and couch time with Meri.

You'd think the dogs had a rough day, but they didn't.  They slept  I guess being with the pack is exhausting?  Our visitors didn't have such a bad drive back to MD this time around, despite the weather, which was a relief. 


Very good weekend = check.  I'm sad that I don't get to see Teh Running Bestie again until March.  We get spoiled when we see each other frequently (Nov, Nov, Dec, Dec, Jan).  I was able to finish up my German homework for the entire week, which takes off some homework pressure and frees up my time to work on computer science class(es's) homework.

I came away with this sexy chafing from the half marathon:

Underboob chafing is seriously THE.WORST.

I'll survive, but barely. 

Our next race is in March, the Myrtle Beach half marathon.  After that is the i5k (5k) and the Bridge Run (10k). I am also doing a Rugged Maniac (5k + obstacles) between MB and the Bridge.  After that.. I have no races scheduled, which is scary and exciting.  I pointed out to Matilda and Teh Running Bestie that we didn't have any runcations scheduled together and I didn't know who we were.  That will probably be remedied in the near future.

This week is looking quiet.  Next Monday is MLK day and we're actually out of school, which is bizarre since The Citadel doesn't let school out for Veterans Day, which is military related.. like the "military" school.  IDK.  No body asked this pigeon peon.  Depending on my homework load, I considered asking Teh German if he wants to go somewhere, but we'll see.  I'm kinda thinking that he'll want to stay home and just enjoy being at home with nothing to do, but sometimes he surprises me.

Keep calm and January on, Gentle Readers.
May you enjoy whatever weather you are getting and know that if you get any amount of snow, I'm jealous AF.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Five on Friday #178

EINS - Random Shit

-I officially have a shit stick.  Let me explain the most redneck thing I've ever said that statement...

A while ago, I purchased a poop funnel.  It's essentially a funnel you screw onto the exposed pipe that goes to the sewer line of your house.  So rather than bag dog poop and throw it in the trash can (which are you are not supposed to do), I scoop all the poop into a bucket and then dump the bucket and lots of water into the poop funnel and it washes away with the rest of the neighborhood's poop.  TADA.

Wellllllll, my poop drain got clogged on Sunday and didn't drain as it normally does.  So Monday, I acquired a skinny piece of the pallet wood that Teh German has stored in the garage and SHOVED THAT SHIT DOWN!  It drained right away, like shitty magics.

And since now I know that piece of wood is perfect for shit smashin... I now keep it by the poop funnel in case of future emergencies. 

-I discovered coconut balls in Teh NY Chef's candy delivery.  They are so derichious.  It's too bad the coconut get stuck in my teef gaps and plagues me for hours.  Yet, I will still eat them all!

-Netflix created You (yes, the book) as a show.  It's like people completely forgot that the book You existed and Netflix is like, sooo awesome for this... except, IT WAS A BOOK FIRST!  Like most great things.. it was a book first.  Siiiiiigh.

-Emails with the Coworker last week?  Yeah, they resumed this week and I told the PM to handle it.  I'm not sure who told this Coworker to "harass" someone until something gets done, but he picked the wrong bitch to harass.  I will straight up ignore you.  #NOFUCKSTOGIVE

-School has finally started.  Of course, I slept like shit the night before class started because of anxiety about all the things I cannot control.  My classes are going to be fine.  It will be a difficult semester, but C's get degrees and that's the name of the game this semester.  Especially with retaking a course I failed last summer.

-Teh German has a sickness and I really, really, REALLY need him to not give it to me, kthx.  I'm hoping it's whatever knocked me down at Thanksgiving, but I have a sneaky suspicion that he picked this up during our airplane travels from some germ bucket.  Rah.

-I ordered my textbooks a week before classes started.  One of them still hasn't shipped.  So much rage.  I forgot that textbooks are usually shipped via media mail since it's cheaper which generally takes at least a week, if not two to arrive.  FML. 

-To the instructor who said, "Does anyone want an electronic copy of the textbook?"  Thank you.  Thank you for saving me at least $75 and thank you for being real. 

-I'm excited to pick up my packet for the Charleston half marathon today since I didn't pick up my packet last year, so I didn't get to experience the expo.  I will also be signing up for the Myrtle Beach half marathon because MEDALS.  I don't really care about the MB race, but Teh PT Wife knows a person there, so we can get free lodging, which makes the trip for a challenge medal worth it.  For running the CHS race and the MB race, you get an extra "Bless Your Heart" medal which is a 3-way spinner... and it says "Bless Your Heart" like a proper Southerner.

-The other fun thing about the expo is seeing all the other races.  I know I said I was done, but I know I'm not.  Teh Running Bestie has said she's done, but I think she's going through a season.  Shhh, don't tell her I said that (she reads this, so I know she's seen it, but still... this can't be the end).

-YOU GUYS.  IDK if you follow me on Snapchat, but my sleeping coworker made an appearance this morning.  Complete with snoring, sleep vaping, and picking his nose in his sleep.  I cannot make this shit up.

-My desk organizers made my OCD dreams come true.  For real.  I wish I would have taken a before and after.  The best analogy would be: Before: My brain before making a list; After: My brain after making a list.

ZWEI - Money Shit

-German class book (that might arrive between now and the end of the next week month semester.
-Bojangles x2
-ON1 (of the 5 programs I tested to replace Lightroom and Photoshop, this one was the winner and it doesn't require a subscription.  #WIN)

I'm about to redo my direct deposits since I've got some feelings on the House account situation.  Not bad, just realignment of priorities.  Being the Suga Momma is hard.  I'm only like a part-time Sugar Momma, Teh German is sometimes my Sugar Daddy.. it all washes out in the end, but it's time to see MY accounts grow rather than OUR accounts.

DREI - From My Phone Shit

Professional development in progress!
I told him no fish tank things until it's done.
#NotSorry #Motivation #DelayedGratification

Tell me I'm not the only one.

What do you call a fish with 2 knees?
A two-knee fish.
(A tuna fish).


If this doesn't melt your hearts, you're probably a serial killer.
They didn't do this before they stayed with their Other Momma for a month.
I'm going to send them to her for a month more often if they come back with all these delightful habits!

VIER - From the Internet Shit

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. The start of another semester.  This means time is ticking down now.
  2. Hoodies.
  3. The return of the beasts.
  4. Sweet tea.
  5. Getting to do tech writer things this week for like half a moment.
  6. Teh Running Bestie being in town.  We prob won't see each other again until March and that's like, a SUPER long time from now...
  7. FREE textbooks.
  8. The ability to work from anywhere, which makes school possible.
  9. Blue hairs.  Yes, it's fading pretty bad, but I still like it.  BUT really, I should make an appointment to use the last of the blue up and I probably need a trim.
  10. It being Friday.  Someone posted on FB that this week felt 2 weeks long.  A-fucking-men.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Doggy Porn

As promised.. sooo much Meri and Pax photos!
Thanks to Teh Running Bestie for ensuring that we had enough cuteness to survive a furless month!

These photos are in no particular order.
Obviously, our dogs had it rough while they were separated from us. LOOOOL.

FYI for easier detection in pics with multiple dogs:
Pax is the black dog in a red collar.
Meri is the fuzzy dark brown dog in a light blue collar.
Olive is the one that looks like a deer with a dark blue collar.
Secret is the small dark brindle dog, but bigger than Meri.
Zoey is the smallest, light brown, fuzzy dog.

She was pouting about something.

Sometimes she sleeps like this.
She's our weirdo.

Helping his Other Momma do laundry.
Glad to know he doesn't just do this shit to me.


Meri used to do this at Shitty House sometimes, but there was a return of the #CatDog while she was away.

Yin and yang

NYE snuggles

I will never NOT need this in my life.
My monkey soothes my soul.

Pax loves when he can stretch out....

Almost the whole pack.

Dem legs for days.
Meri and Olive.

Moose understands a good leg pillow.

Those wisdom hairs.  /swoooooooon

Our weirdo....

Just hanging with Uncle Smartass.

Pax and Zoey snuggles.

Did you hear that?
That was the sound of my heart exploding from so much fucking cuteness.