Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Weekend Review {11/13}


Thankfully, Friday afternoon classes were cancelled, which I am happy to thank Steve Bannon for (at least there is one thing redeeming about that shit show).  School was school and then after classes were over, I headed downtown to acquire some autographs from Young Adult authors.

I took this photo for Teh German.
It asks what you would like to do on a first date and ride motorcycles was listed.
JUST like what Teh German and I did.  Awww.

I waited for almost 2 hours in line to meet Victoria Aveyard, author of Red Queen.  She was super nice and she complimented my "That's what I do, read books and know things" shirt.  #win

After, I headed to Lauren Oliver's line.  Fortunately, I only had to wait for about 45 minutes total on her.  She was super fun, although she thought that I was with the lady in front of me who worked at a zoo, which led her to write "I LOVE ANIMALS" when she inscribed my book.  Mkay.

Lauren Oliver headed to her signing table selfie, lol

While waiting in line, we cheered on this bride and of course I took an awkward selfie while she was getting fitted.
#CreeperMcGee #noapologies

Top: Victoria Aveyard
Bottom: Lauren Oliver

YALL Fest things.
The bottom left picture is Cassandra Clare being recognized and she actually stopped to take a few pictures before getting in her car.

PS.  I haven't read the Lauren Oliver book(s) yet...

I didn't end up getting home until around 5.  We had planned to stay home since Teh German was being a party pooper, but he had a change of heart and agreed to go out.  Teh PT Wife had suggested we go to a brewery since they had a cigar thing going on.  It was cool, but it was chilly out.  Then it came up that there was a smoking lounge downtown that offered hookah at which point I suggested we go try that out.  I was driving since I don't drink beer and that allowed everyone else to enjoy beverages, so everyone else was down with that.

We hung out for a few hours, mostly waiting on Callie's Hot Little Biscuit to open at 10 so we could get a late night snack.  #worthit

We headed home after our snacks were consumed.  Then it was bedtime.


While I had been downtown on Friday, Teh German had went to Summerville after work to pick up our race packets for the Sweet Tea 10k we were running on Saturday morning.  Unfortunately, Saturday morning came super early.  Nonetheless, we got up and got ready to head out and run/walk the 10k.

I couldn't figure out why there was such a huge military theme to the race this year and it finally ...dawned... (around dawn) on me that it was Veteran's Day.  #WorstVeteranEver

Shortly after mile 5, I noticed a little library box and HAD to stop and check out the selection.  I ended up carrying A Thousand Splendid Suns with me for the remaining .75 miles of the race.  It garnered plenty of comments, to include a few who said it was a really good book and I had to agree. 

Medals acquired, we headed home.  We had tickets to see Jason Segel at 1, but we laid down for a nap around 1030 and I woke up for some reason around 1220, but rolled right over and went back to sleep.  We ended up sleeping until around 2 and finally got out of the bed around 2:30.  It was worth it.  We piddled around the house for a bit until it was time for Teh AF Maintainers surprise retirement party at Wild Wing Cafe.

Teh AF Maintainer was definitely surprised, so good job to Teh Dental Hygienist!  After the party, we headed back home.  Teh German said he was tired and was going to bed at 8:30, but Teh PT Wife and I went to the neighborhood ladies night.  We ended up playing Cards Against Humanity, and in a rare occurrence, I WON!  BOOM.

Eventually, we headed home and it was bedtime.


Sunday was accomplishment day.  I had studying I needed to accomplish since I had a math test on Monday.  I didn't accomplish much of that, but I did do all my other homework and studied some.

When we got out of bed, Teh German agreed to walk the dogs with me and we met Roux's Humom for a walk.  I really wanted to ensure that the dogs didn't harass me while I was trying to be productive. 

Can I just say how much I love the fact that USPS delivers on the weekends?  Luuurrrvveeeee.  Sunday, another box of registry things arrived.  Teh German had been asking when the new Hue Bridge would arrive and it arrived that day!  He was like a kid at Christmas with the new Bridge.  There were so many things in the box and all he cared about was the Bridge. 

The box also contained new bath sheets (aka really fucking big towels), motion sensors for the closet, motion sensor covers (which annoys me that the switch doesn't come with a freaking face plate, ugh), 2 new Hue lightstrips since they were on sale, the new Hue Bridge, and a Hue motion sensor. 

Teh German installed the new Bridge first and he was pumped to be able to tell Siri to turn the lights on/off.  I won't lie.  It's pretty awesome.  He wasn't pumped about the Hue motion detector.  It took a little bit of tweaking, but I eventually got it to work as it should and I fucking love that beeyoch.  I don't care what Teh German thinks.  I haven't been able to get my phone to turn the lights on/off with a voice command, but I also didn't take the time to troubleshoot setting up. 

The moon must be in Mercury or something because I haven't been able to get my technology to work correctly for about a week now and communication is going poorly. 

Teh German installed the motion sensors in the closets and worked on the Bobber bike while I accomplished school things.  When he had to go out to Lowe's for something, I also had him stop by the grocery store so I could make kale/sausage/lentil/sweet potato soup for dinner.

I took a school break to fix dinner.  After dinner, I focused my math cramming and was overwhelmed at how the wedding made me forget all the things.  Things that I know I had been able to do before the wedding, I now had ZERO recollection of how to do.  I eventually gave up out of frustration.  At which point, it was bedtime.


Monday was school and my math test went over as expected.  I didn't know some things, I recognized a few of the questions from my review.  After school, I headed to Sam's to pick up a few things.  I had finally purchased a Sam's membership on Sunday during a school break.  I had my membership card printed out, pick up my items, got gas, and then headed home to unload everything.  Right away, I agreed to a dog walk with Roux's Humom because I knew the dogs would be crazy.  Teh German ended up arriving home in time to walk with us.

When we got home, Teh German brought in the last of the packages from Amazon.  Barry, my new Shark vacuum arrived and it's Barry like berry and he brings me much joy.  I have this mindset that appliances are appliances.  But I bought my original Shark, Goldie, back in 2012 and while I love it, Barry is such an upgrade!  He makes vacuuming the thick pile rugs/carpet easier than Goldie ever did. 

The real reason I upgraded is because 1- Barry has lights.  This doesn't seem like a big deal, but Goldie didn't have lights and that's shitty because even vacuums from the 90s had lights.  2- One of the container clips on Goldie wasn't staying properly latched all the time.  After 5 years of abuse (because I know how I roll), I wasn't really surprised I needed a new vacuum.

The new smart thermostats also arrived and Teh German set about installing them after some work on the Bobber and dinner.  This didn't work out well and I'm pretty sure a fuse was blown since last night, neither of the thermostats would display anything (new or old).  I get to make a troubleshooting call today to see what the next steps are.  I'm going to call Honeywell and if they can't help, I'll call the HVAC people to see what the policy is on upgrading the thermostats with our warranty situation.  I'm hoping the solution is as simple as replacing the fuse.  We'll see.

Nonetheless, it put Teh German in a super shitty mood and despite all my efforts to cheer him up, it wasn't happening and I went to bed pissed off.


Overall a great weekend/start of the week.  I'm certainly ready for Friday. 

Wednesday, I have a test in German and chemistry.  Friday, I'm planning on skipping chem and heading north to visit with Teh Running Bestie!!!  She had surgery on her ankle on Monday, so if you'd send her some healing vibes, that'd be great.

I'm skipping the SYUB linkup again this month.  I blame wedding, but I've mostly accomplished nothing significant on the reading front.  It is what it is.  I'm hoping that Thanksgiving week will bring some welcome reading time, in between playing Nurse to Teh Running Bestie and work needs. 

Teh German will be joining me in MD the day before Thanksgiving, while Pax and Meri will be spending Thanksgiving with Teh AF Maintainer and Teh Dental Hygienist.  Teh German and I will be headed back to SC the weekend of the 26th.

Here to this week going quickly!
PS.  Shit Teh German Said is coming this week.  Yer welcome.


  1. I'm jealous that you met Lauren Oliver!

  2. I need a new vacuum so bad! I bought a fairly cheap one back when I first moved to Texas nearly 6 years ago & it's cheapness is starting to show...especially now that I have a dog.


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