Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014: October, November, December


October 1st marked 3 more navy working days and I was freaking out on the inside but I didn't tell anyone because I'm the master of nonchalance.  What if my worst nightmare came true and I couldn't find a job despite everyone's reassurances?  (Well, your life will suck, that's what.. and you'll just see won't you.. because that's exactly what happened.)

Target got in their halloween stuffs and I couldn't contain my excitement.

I got to ride in the MH-60R for my last day at the squadron.  I was having heart palpitations with my feet hanging out the door when we were over 70 feet in the air, but it was exhilarating and I can see why people would choose to be rescue swimmers.

I realized just how important I was to VX-1 when I had to schedule my own going away dinner and the only departing gift I received was a flask (which was pretty awesome), but I didn't get the standard navy treatment for when people leave the squadron (getting out or transferring) and I was a bit disappointed.  I tried not to be, but it stung a bit.  Teh MD Adult Roomie made up for it when she gave me a SoMD throw that she personalized for me.

I got a call for an interview but I couldn't make it to SC that day, so I scheduled an interview the next week...  I was unbearably pumped because the position was a perfect fit.  It didn't end up working out because the world hates me.

Teh MD Roomies and I did a color run my last weekend in town.

I noticed something very NOT good on Teh MD Teenage Roomie and we had a heart-to-heart because sometimes talking to your mom about certain things isn't what you really want and when it comes from someone else it helps a little more.  We still talked with Teh MD Adult Roomie about the situation, because as Mom she had to know.  I'm not good at being serious 99% of the time.  But when it comes to someone hurting themselves, I get very serious, very quickly.  I even get tears in my eyes thinking about the conversation we had to have as I type this.**  Being a teenager is difficult, but being an adult in that situation was even more difficult.

I accidentally killed my Camelbak water bottle and my life was crushed.

I got my 2nd holes in my ears that I'd been dreaming about the entire time I was in the Navy.

Teh MD Roomies and I made a final trip to DC to walk the Tidal Basin and take photos and we stopped at a corn maze on the way home and did a last Red Robin visit.

I left Teh Puppies in MD with Teh MD Roomies when I left for SC since Mr. Mystery and I were going on a cruise.  After we got back, I met Teh MD Adult Roomie in NC for a dog exchange.

We went on a cruise to Mexico and I got land sickness after coming back.  It's a real thing.

My song of the month was Jesus Paid It All after hearing it in PA when I went to church with the Raleigh Roomies.

The Teh Household started our weekly Saturday night hangouts with Teh SC House Finder and her husband (and eventually family).

I became a Target employee.  Little did I know how quickly my life would complete it's downward spiral.

Kathy announced no more Humpday Confessions and the blogging world was crushed.

I dyed my hair blue.

We went to NC to pick up Mr. Mystery's new motorcycle and hit up the NC State Fair with Teh Advising Sister while we were in Raleigh because I'd never been despite living a mile away for 3 years.  Megan fail.

I finally finished How I Met Your Mother and I'm still not sure if I liked the ending or not.

I was Thing 2 for Halloween since I had blue hair.

I went to motorcycle safety class.


Job hunting really started getting the best of me and the depression about the entire situation was going strong.

I day-drank and it was a disaster because I was drinking with a purpose and I ended up with a trashcan in my lap by 1830 and Mr. Mystery could barely tolerate the last drink I had poured myself.  #whyistherumgone (because Megan drank it)

I started playing Katamari again.

I started to tolerate football season (again).

The weekly Saturday hangout was still going in full swing.

I admitted that I missed running.  I haven't really been running since I arrived in SC and I can tell via the 10 lbs that I've packed on and how tight my pants are, bleh.

I took up reading again for serious.  I finished several books, to include The Help, Gone Girl, If I Stay, Where She Went, and a few others.  I finally figured out that I hate almost all books until several chapters in.

I went to a Greyhound event in the area and was disappointed.

I purchased some Cards Against Humanity stuff and now the only expansion I don't have is #5, but that is fixable.  Side note:  I just realized that the instructions on the box expansion (the cards that came with the Bigger Blacker Box) actually say do not use.  That would explain why no one ever wins when they play those cards.  I hate the box expansion, honestly.

I went to my first SC church and wasn't a fan.

I was unbearably excited for the release of 22 Jump Street.

I became infatuated with menstrual cups and wouldn't haven't stopped talking about them.

I was getting the hair blues.. bahahah blues, like blue.  Get it?

Working on the weekend hit me and it sucked and I hated it and I need a real life job.

My interview with a temp agency was crap and they've only contacted me once since to see how my job search is going (that they've done nothing to help me with).

I wrote a feelz post about just how downward the spiral had gotten.

Mr. Mystery and I went out for a super fancy dinner downtown and it was expensive and delicious and we both agreed that those types are places are for special occasions only.

I cohosted Thanksgiving dinner for the first time ever in my own house.  It was pretty awesome and our neighbor invited herself over and Teh Sister and gang came as well as Teh Wisconsin Blond.

Teh Sister helped me dye my hair purple.  I was all the sads.

Despite dying it purple, the blue was holding on.

I worked on Black Thursday Friday, bleh.  After coming home and taking a nap, Mr. Mystery and I braved the crowd and watched a movie and went to the outlets.

I tried to go to a different SC church and have yet to actually attend a service because every time I try they are having a combined service or not a normal service and I'm starting to get frustrated about that mess.

Mr. Mystery and I went to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  I also made the final determination that the only things in Charleston to do are look at old shit and eat.


Another feelz post about what happens when it doesn't work out..

The first Friday of the month I got several job type interactions and I was over-the-moon.. and ended up with 3 interviews for the coming weeks.  I'm still holding out for one of the positions, not holding my breath on another, and the 3rd I've already been told I wasn't selected for after the lady blatantly discriminated against my military background.

I made another SC friend: Lauren from Target.

My Cards Against Humanity Kwanzaa thingy started coming in (10 days of things for $15) and most of it was awesome.  I now own a square foot of Hawaii 2, which is an island off the coast of Maine.  I even have a deed.

I started drinking Starbucks fraps again and my life was better for it.

I became an official SC resident, but ended up too poor to actually apply for an SC tag since I need SC insurance as well and it's gonna cost me about $200 more a year than NC.. boooooo.  This was all after an unsuccessful trip to NC to get the motorcycle endorsement on my driver's license and get Yurtle inspected so I could renew my tag....

I learned bad news about the menstrual cup and was crushed, but later got some good news and I'm going to try it anyways.

Meri made up a new rule where if I'm still in bed after 9am, she gets to join me.  I've accepted it.

Mr. Mystery took me on a motorcycle ride and I was sore for 2 days afterwards.  I need a real job so I can pay off Yurtle and buy a motorcycle, because riding bitch hurts too much and driving is way better.

Teh Humanitarian and her mommy came for an overnight and remembered just how much I miss her.

I survived working at Target the weekend before Christmas.

I got the best news of 2014 Christmas Eve, Eve: a job offer at the company I realllllyyyy wanted!!!!  WOOOOOO!!!!!

Mr. Mystery and I went to NC with the pups for Christmas since Teh Sister and Teh Mom had said they were also planning on going.  Then the week before Christmas they both informed me that they weren't going to home, home.  Le sigh.  We still went because I don't go back on what I've said I'm going to do.  It's a thing.

I "didn't feel like" going into work at Target so I didn't one day.  I didn't feel the least bit bad about it.

We arranged a small New Year's Eve gathering so we I could toast some marshmallows and we could play Cards Against Humanity.

**Nothing about hurting yourself is ok.  Ever.  Nothing is so bad that you need to hurt yourself.  It doesn't really matter (despite how much you might think so) what other people think of you.  Yes, things might hurt right then, but hurting yourself to relieve that pain isn't pain relief at all.  Dealing with the pain in healthy ways isn't as easy as hurting yourself, but it makes the pain permanently go away, hopefully.  Additionally, hurting yourself is worse than asking for help.  Finally, hurting yourself is selfish.  Just because one person doesn't like or love you doesn't mean that there aren't others out there that do.  You are loved, you just have to remember that through the difficult times, because hurting yourself is NEVER ok.  EVER.

And because I said I would, Mr. Mystery = Mr. Scrooge.  Mr. Scrooge and I dated back when we were stationed in VA Beach.  We actually met playing World of Warcraft (keep your judgement to yourself).  After Teh Bear and I were done, I started chatting with Mr. Scrooge on a pretty regular basis.  Having met in DC after my birthday had been awesome for both of us.  After several weeks of talking, things kinda became more official, and eventually we discussed the possibility of living together where ever he was stationed next, since I would be out of the Navy, since we knew that the long distance relationship wasn't really going to work for either of us.  Thus, the shortened story of how Teh Megan ended up living with Mr. Mystery/Scrooge in SC.  Tada.

Bring on 2015!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Weekend Review {12/29}

Due to lack of participation, we've dropped the Music Monday linkup.  Boooo.

We're gonna take it back a bit since it was a long weekend and I didn't post on Friday because I'm a slacker.


Christmas Eve.. I had to be at Target at 0430 and ughhhh, it was difficult.  Granted, I think that's what time the flow team should normally come in since I think it looks like ass to have a team unpacking and stocking shelves and making the store look like ass right at opening time, but my opinion doesn't matter.

I picked up Starbucks with Lauren from Target before heading home.  Mr. Mystery (which will no longer be a mystery tomorrow, so come back!) had messaged me to tell me that he was going to get a haircut before coming home.  That was perfect since it gave me a chance to swing by the post office and mail off Teh MD Roomies' cmas presents (because better late than never, but I couldn't be too late since I got Teh MD Teenage Roomie a Disney gift certificate (which she knows now so I can tell you too) since they are going to DW in January).  I came home and Mr. Mystery kept giving me crap for not being ready since he was home before me.

I wasn't really in a rush on Wednesday since we were going to home, home, NC to be with my family on Cmas and the only thing we had to accomplish was the 3.5 hour drive to get there.  I knew that there was no reason to get in a hurry since there were going to be lots of people on the road and it was raining, so I was taking it all in strides.. UNTIL Mr. Mystery threw away the remainder of my Starbucks and I tried to slay him with my eye daggers.

We managed to make it to home, home before dinnertime.  After spaghetti for dinner, Mr. Mystery and I took the dogs on a walk and scalded our skin off in Teh Dad's hot tub.  Mr. Mystery was right, we should have gotten Teh Dad a hot tub thermometer for Christmas since that thing is so unbearably hot.

The first best part of the drive.

The 2nd best part of the drive.

The only real issue we had was that Teh Stepsister was being awkward and refusing to hang out with us, which we tried to ignore, and she also had the big bedroom, which meant that Mr. Mystery, myself, Phil, and Meri were supposed to all fit in "the dungeon" which is a small room that is almost literally filled with the full size bed.  As in, the door doesn't fully open all the way.  Thus, the dungeon.  Teh Dad said that Phil and Meri could sleep with them, since Teh Stepsister refused to give up the big bedroom for 2 nights while we were there.  Le siiigh.


It was Christmas Day and by 0830 apparently, no one wanted to get up.  Teh Puppies had woken up Teh Dad and Teh Stepmom at 0600 and instead of telling them to go back to bed, they got up with them and fed them and took them out for business.  They came back in and went to back to bed since it was after-breakfast-naptime for the dogs.

Mr. Mystery didn't seem to keen on getting out of bed so I left him in bed and went upstairs to check the internets.  Teh Dad finally got out of bed and soon after Teh Stepmom emerged and Mr. Mystery came upstairs.  We were waiting on Teh Stepsister to come upstairs for presents and at first she said she wasn't coming up and I got pissed off.  Really?  On Christmas day you want to be like that?  In the end, she ended up coming upstairs and hanging out with us and opening presents.  It was great for it not to be as awkward as it was the night before and everyone was together and happy and yay.  I don't do well with situations like that and said as much when Teh Stepmom said that Teh Stepsister was going to stay in her room and open presents later.  No, we are not children.  /endrant.

Phil and Meri opened their presents before we left SC.
2 huge bags of beggin' strips and 2 busy bones later, they were pleased puppies.

After the slow start to the day, Christmas was awesome.  We opened presents and everyone was pleased with their presents.  After breakfast, Mr. Mystery, the doggies, and I headed over to see Teh Granny.  Phil and Meri had a good time playing in Teh Granny's yard.  While we were watching them play, Teh BFF and her husband were driving home and they stopped to socialize for a short bit.  Meri found a baby copperhead, which Teh BFF's husband killed since he finds snakes fascinating.  I was just glad she didn't get bit since that would have been a definite e-vet visit.  No baby rabbits were killed in this yard session, but Meri did dig a HUGE hole in Teh Granny's yard, le siiigh.  It's good she's cute.  After a while, we headed back to Teh Dad's with Teh Granny's computer so I could do some updates on it.

Phil was really having a good time with the 2nd half of his busy bone.
I gave them their bones while we were opening presents to keep them occupied.  Me = genius.

Eww.  Everyone thought I was strange for taking a photo.

I spent several hours going through photos on my computer to transfer to her's since she likes looking at photos.  I gave her almost 16gigs of photos.  While I was doing that, everyone else was napping.  Boooooring.  I tried to lay down with Mr. Mystery but I got bored not falling asleep, so I got back up and went to the computer to pass my time.

We didn't have a big thanksgiving Christmas meal, which was ok with me.  We had a normal dinner and afterwards Teh BFF and her husband came back to exchange cmas presents and she let me borrow her external hard drive so I could finish transferring the photos to Teh Granny's computer.  After they left, we watched some TV with Teh Dad and eventually went to bed.  Since we left while everyone was at work/gone on Friday, we said our goodbyes before bed.

Phil couldn't figure out why he couldn't have any cheeseball.


After taking care of the dogs, I got ready to leave.  I waited on Mr. Mystery to get up and get ready and then we had to take Teh Granny's computer back to her and then we were headed back to SC.  We spent a little longer at Teh Granny's that I had intended, but we weren't on a time schedule, so I didn't really mind spending the extra time with her to look through some photos.

I let Mr. Mystery drive back to SC, which was to both of our mental peace.  He's an unbearable passenger and I'd rather listen to him yell at every possible asshole on the road than deal with his over the top reactions to what he judges as bad driving, even though I was driving almost exactly like he does.  Whatevs, he obviously didn't read that one post about my skillz.

When we got home, we unloaded Yurtle and Phil was ready to leave again and jumped back in the car which was adorable but too soon.  A few minutes later, I realized that Meri was NO WHERE to be found...  After searching the entire house, I looked outside and realized the gate to the backyard had broken and the gate was open.  I panicked.  I immediately started yelling for Meri and having a minor heart attack.  When I reached the front of the house, she ran up to me from the garage like, Mom, I've been waiting for you to let me in the front door, duh!  I managed to grab her and Mr. Mystery and I assessed the gate situation and realized it was broke, broke and it needed to be fixed.  We closed it back and hoped for the best.

Let's go, Mom! -Phil

We didn't really feel motivated to make dinner so we went out to Texas Roadhouse.  Our service this time was phenomenal, which was a nice change of pace from the last few times we'd been there.  After, we came home and I started the NC puzzle that Mrs. Reflective (yep, there was a subtle change of designation there) got me for cmas.  Since I was supposed to go to Target on Saturday morning, we went to bed by 10pm.

Mrs. Reflective got me the puzzle mat AND the NC puzzle.  WIN!


I woke up late on Saturday morning and would have been an hour late getting to Target for work.. if I had actually went.  I just didn't really feel like going, so I didn't.  I didn't even call in and I don't feel a little bad about it.  I was dressed, had on my name tag, and even had my lunchbox in my hand and was headed out the door.  I was almost to the laundry room, which is the last room before going to the garage, when I looked back at the puzzle and though, nahhhhhhh, do not want.  I put my lunch back in the fridge and restarted working on the puzzle.  When Mr. Mystery got up a bit later, he was confused at why I was still home and I explained that I didn't feel like going to Target.  His response was, "I wish I could do that."  My response, "I waited 6 years to be able to do that.  I would never do this with a real job that I actually cared about."

We finished the NC puzzle and while Mr. Mystery got ready to go on a motorcycle ride, I pulled out the puzzle I had gotten myself for Christmas (don't judge).  I spent most of the day working on the puzzle until Mr. Mystery came home from his ride with liquor for our white elephant party later that evening.  Once he reminded me it was time to get ready, I pried myself away from the puzzle, which is extremely difficult for me, and baked cookies and wrapped our presents.

Complete!  Mr. Mystery was so NC educated after we were finished.
(Yes, I stood on the chair to get the photo.  #shortpeoplerule)

Mom, let me in! -Meri

Phil has taken to laying in the dead flowers.  Le siiigh.

Teh Stepmom gave me a musical jewelry box for cmas and since I already have the full length mirror/jewelry box that I got when I was in MD, I didn't really have a need for it.  I regifted that and a bottle of cranberry rum that Mr. Mystery had picked up.  For Mr. Mystery's gift, I wrapped the bottle of vodka that he had picked up and a bottle of Bath and Body Works soap.  I actually meant to also include a cranberry candle that has 2011 printed on it, but failed at that part.  Regift fail.

We went to the white elephant party with Teh SC House Finder and Teh Architect.  I was surprised that the cranberry rum was so popular that it was traded the max amount of times!  I was 7th out of 40 people, so I was picking based on which wrapping paper was the most awesome.  I found one with mustaches and I knew it was for me.  The probably was, every time I touched it, it vibrated and it kinda freaked me out.. but I proceeded anyways.  When I opened it, it was a vibrating pillow and inside of it was a summer sausage.  Teh SC House Finder and I agreed that it was very fitting that I got the most inappropriate gift of all.  Everyone got a good cackle when I pulled the sausage in and out of the pillow in the dirtiest way possible.  You can take the girl out of the navy, but you can't take the sailor out of the girl.  I then proceeded to hide my present because I didn't want anyone stealing it, which was a success.

I thought it was a very interesting tree.
All the art in the house was done by one of the residents, which was awesome.


She made everyone at the party be quiet so we could listen to the music.

Apparently these sailboat sailors really love their rum.
Which I believe is a solid life choice.

There was lots of liquor/wine as presents.  Teh SC House Finder and Teh Architect brought lottery tickets which were a hot commodity and a baking set, which no one wanted.  Mr. Mystery ended up with an ear wax vacuum and a tortilla bowl maker.  But we had a good time, which is what counted.

We came home and let the pups out and went to bed.  Mr. Mystery insisted on reading, so he got to use his new book light that Teh Dad got him for cmas, which was awesome for me because that meant drunk Megan got to pass out without the lamp on, which only serves to keep me awake.


I intended to go to church Sunday morning, but the church I've been trying to go to for a month was having another combined service.  /wrist.  So since I was aware beforehand, I figured I'd go to the other church in the area that I went to that I wasn't a huge fan of.  When I got there, I noticed the sign said Dec 28th: combined service - 10am.  FML.  Really?  Ugh.

Instead, I went to Walmart and picked up OTC Nexium (yay no insurance for my prescription) and milk and decided to have a religious experience with some nexium and a carnation instant breakfast shake while doing more puzzle.  Mr. Mystery went out on another ride, which I practically pushed him out the door for, so I could do my puzzle and listen to my musics.  I was able to get the very hard puzzle about halfway done and take a nap and skype with Teh MD Roomies.  It was good Teh Megan time.

Oh how I missed you Nexium.  I underestimated the ways you were making my life better.
I'm sorry.

IDK why I thought this puzzle was a good idea.  The bottom half is 4 bags of red and one orange.  Ugghhh.

TWICE during my me time Meri disappeared.  The first time while I was skyping with Teh MD Roomies.  Teh MD Adult Roomie asked where Meri was and I said, "Oh, she's around here somewhere."  When I did a visual assessment, I couldn't find her inside, so I figured she was out in the yard playing, which is her preference of places to be 88% of the time.  A little while later she came running inside and got some water.  I then heard a knock on the door.  I figured it was my neighbor, but instead it was a girl who was about to ask me a question, then saw me trying to fight to keep Meri and Phil inside and she said, "Oh, she's your dog!  She's been all over the neighborhood!"  /facepalm.

Then we had a quick conversation about how the girl's family used to have greyhound, but they don't anymore and she asked to pet Phil and I kinda remembered her from Halloween.  After they left, I ran outside and closed the gate again and got back to my skype date.  A while later, Meri disappeared again and I couldn't find her and when I looked, the gate was open again!  HEART ATTACK!  I stood at the back gate and started yelling for her and she came running like she'd known she was going to get in trouble and like she missed me while she was gone.  This time, I worked smarter not harder and put the random cinder block that came with the house in front of the gate so it can't push open again.  I guess now I kinda know why the random building supplies were in the yard.

Mr. Mystery came home right after I had woken up from my nap.  While I worked on puzzle (yes, I'm an addict) Mr. Mystery worked on getting the grill going for dinner.  We watched the Panthers slay Atlanta while eating dinner and I worked on this post while he played Skyrim.  I had my megahuge Reese's Cup as dessert.. holy moly that thing.

I bought one of the 2lb packages of Reese's Cups from Target before Christmas and gave it to myself.  When I opened it, they looked perfect, but I knew there was no way I could eat a whole one so I cut one cup into quarters.  I'm hoping that Teh MD Adult Roomie can take the other cup off my hands when I get to see them the 19th (fingers crossed)!  I looked at the nutrition info (#badlifechoice) and saw that 1/12 of the package was 190 calories.

While it didn't really feel like Christmas at all this year, it was a good long weekend and I got to go home, home for a few days.  It wasn't as stress-free as I would have liked, butttttt  I HAVE A JOB!  That's become my mantra for when things are going crappy and I need a pick-me-up.

This week I'm planning on going shopping for my first day of school work outfit.  I've also got some stuff to return to a few stores and Victoria's Secret coupons and Kohl's cash I need to use before they expire.  This will be my last week working at Target, WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!  We're planning on doing a New Year's Eve gathering here since we have available sleeping spaces for people who want to partake of adult beverages.  Then next week, we're headed to CA for Russian Xmas with Mr. Mystery's family.  

2015 here I come!!

Linking up with these ladies:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wednesday Confessions {12/24}

I know the confessions don't start until the 7th... and I know I'm not the only one who does confessions without the linkup.. but this week I don't really have anything to bitch about, but i do have a confessions....

of major proportions...


No jk.  After much begging and pleading and hoping and praying and thinking and generally being miserable about it, it finally happened.

The last interview with the contracting company is who finally hired me.  This is not the contracting company that I interviewed with in October.  This is a smaller company that offers incredible benefits and plenty of days off and a fun environment (they have a ping pong table, an xbox, and offer some of their space to a local school for their robotics club).  They also offer tuition assistance, which means I, again, have no excuse not to do my master's... even though AMU sent me an email earlier in the month to remind me that I hadn't taken any classes in the last 12 months and I was being disenrolled.

There's been lots of screaming and jumping up and down in my world.  Generally, I prewarn anyone within the vicinity before it happens, so I'm, at least, considerate about it.


Also, WOOOOOO for dress shopping!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014- July, August, September


I was working out after work almost every.single.day.  I was running outside when the heat index was bearable.  Woooo sexy whore tan lines and forehead tan lines!

kill me please face.

Teh MD Adult Roomie's sister came to stay with us for the weekend to help Teh MD Adult Roomie recover after her surgery and she brought her doggy and we love doggies!

I admitted my problem for needing all.the.sleeps when I'm stressed to the point of being unable to do real life things because I just need to sleep away the pain.

I discovered this and Teh MD Teenage Roomie and I cracked ourselves up over it several times:

It's so fat!
And it has boobs!
And that face!

I discovered the pre-lunch crowd at the gym and loved the absence of the meatheads.

We attended the River Concert Series to watch fireworks for the 4th.

that beer was not as good as I wanted it to be.

I showed Teh MD Roomies just how fun furniture shopping could be....

This couch is made by Duck Dynasty.  I wish I was kidding.

I went to SHUG HQ (Sighthound Underground) for a doggy play date and so Meri could be reunited with her brother before he got adopted.  Neither of them were interested in each other but I did get to hang out with Joey, my gateway dog to Meri.

I bought some local honey and vowed to never buy that shit honey from the store ever again.

I confessed about things that irritate me in regards to women and confidence and proper titles.

I got out of a speeding ticket by being a happy person.

Teh MD Roomies and I were puzzle crazy.  I miss them, did I mention that recently?

Miley came back to stay with us until she got re-adopted for the 3rd time and Teh MD Adult Roomie and I were in fits over how badly one of us wanted to adopt her, but neither of us could.  Being an adult is the worst.

People actually started calling me "Teh" and I still don't know how I feel about that.  I guess I should add that to my list of names on my background investigation next time...  PS.  If you're not aware, my name is really just Megan.  Teh is just a typo for "the" but it stuck.

I started applying for "real life" jobs in Charleston.  (FML)

I started mentally preparing myself to move to Charleston and went on an online shopping spree where I experienced immediate buyers regret for most of the items I bought and dreading the process of having to separate my stuff from Teh MD Roomies's stuffs.  Bleh.


Sex .gifs became pretty regular around these parts and they still make me giggle.

sex giggling

The movers came.

Teh MD Roomies officially moved in (their stuffs) and we cleaned.

Some stranger messaged me and instead of ignoring them like a normal person, we practically became friends.

Mr. Mystery and I Teh SC House Hunter found a place for us to live in SC!

I bought a hydration belt and subsequently ran 11 miles.  Ouch.

I got called another new name (Ms. Regan) and I gave up on correcting anyone ever.

We started the process of dealing with the realtor who I quickly wanted to kill.  That pain still exists in my life.

I told you about August in my life.


The countdown to the CA to SC vacation adventure was in full swing and I was chomping at the bit because I needed a Pax River break.

Brit, Emmy, and I started the Music Monday linkup.

Teh MD Adult Roomie and I made an impromptu DC trip to have dinner with an old friend of hers.

Teh MD Adult Roomie went on a spider slaying spree, but instead ended up with stitches.

My CA to SC vacation started.  It was wonderful.  I tried to dye my hair blue.  Because we were driving to SC from CA, I did a lot of reading.  Verizon proved why I've been a customer with them since always.  Mr. Mystery got pulled over in TN and the cop was too lazy to give him a ticket.  I missed Teh MD Roomies.  My household goods arrived a few days before I left SC and I realized I have too much crap.

Gas in Charleston is currently 2.12
This photo still hurts my soul.

I started to taper down on the work I was doing since my time to leave was approaching.

Robin Williams died.

I did vacation recaps in 4 parts:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Teh MD Adult Roomie and I went all the way to Fredericksburg, VA to get Meri groomed.

A new puppy!

I babysat for Teh Monopoly and Mr. Kilt and no one died!

I ran the Habitat for Humanity 5K with Teh MD Adult Roomie.

My terminal leave chit got approved.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took over the entire freakin' world and I refused to participate.

Mr. Mystery came to visit for the long Labor Day weekend.  Woot.


Suzy 2 got parked on in the VX1 parking lot.. and I had to replace her with Suzy2.5 since the screen took all the damage.


I started my VA disability stuff which required a middle of the week SC visit.

Teh MD Roomies and I hit up the Newseum and a farm with a corn maze

My first ever photobooth experience.

I told you about how I am NOT a bad driver.

It took less than a month for me to start hating Comcast.

I ran a freakin' 1/2 Marathon.  Woah.  Everything definitely hurt the next 3 days.

I went to the fair in SoMD and didn't die.  Teh MD Teenage Roomie and I rocked our mermaid leggings which means we were pretty much mermaids all night long.

Snot nosed horse was nasty.

Teh MD Adult Roomie and I attended the Battle of Britain.

I wasn't even drunk yet!

Teh Roomies and I went up to Baltimore to visit the American Visionary Museum where PostSecret had an exhibit at one time.  We also hit up the "little Italy" part of town for one the most amazing cannolis I've ever put in my mouth.

She rides the short bus.. tehehe.

I applied to work at Target.  I've definitely "profited" from that adventure....

I went to PA to visit my Raleigh Roomies and I got to hang out with Mrs. Boomkin and Mr. Voices and my godson.  Win!

Mr. Mystery and I confirmed our plans to go on a cruise in October.

I was allergy tested for penicillin and it came back negative.. until I had a SUPER bad skin reaction less than 24 hours later and I wanted to die.

the dermals weren't reactive... but the pill definitely was... 8 hours later.  FML.

I told you the story about the time I knocked a house off it's foundation with a van.