Five on Friday #132

EINS - Random things

-I went shopping during lunchtime on a Monday so I could go home and accomplish shit for the rest of the day with minimal distraction and holy balls .... someone must have released all the elderly for their annual outing.  I'm moderately certain that I only passed individuals under the age of 40 a handful of times and let's just not discuss trying to drive around Charleston with all the senior citizens on the roads.  #GETOUTOFTHEWAYGRANDMA

-With all the sales going on plus Kohl's cash plus extra discount codes PLUS rebates, I managed to score electric toothbrushes for Teh German and I for $40 each.  They were originally $130.  #likeaboss

-Of course, I earned Kohl's cash from the toothbrushes, so I purchased new steak knives with it once I was within the date window.  UPGRADE ERRYTHANG!
PS.  I got an email that said they were out of stock and my order was cancelled and now I want to buy new knives to stab bitches.

-I should wrap Christmas presents.  I broke my Black Friday rule and instead of wrapping all the shit that I bought, I didn't bother. I washed it and hung it in the closet so we can just start wearing it.  This year it's about my level of effort and it's very, very low this year.  I will be wrapping the few items that are surprises for Teh German though.  Eventually.  One day... like the night before Christmas...

-How about hell to the fucking no to paying for shipping.  Nothing makes me cancel an order faster than being charged for shipping.  I will actually buy duplicate items from stores I can visit in person to get free shipping and then return the extra item.  #notsorry  This is especially true for items I know I cannot get in stores that I want.  Lookin' at you Victoria's Secret.

-At the last water stop 1.5 miles from the finish line, this song was playing and it was the boost I needed to get to the end.  (PS.  This was almost a wedding song, but Teh German hadn't seen Tangled.)


-My expensive ass Jaybird earbuds that Teh German got me have been giving me issues over the last year.  After doing some research, I learned that many people have the same problem as me and Jaybird is not acknowledging the issue.  Which means I'm on the hunt for Bluetooth earbuds that are good for running... again... ugh.  PS.  I have small ear holes and my daith/rook piercing complicates sticking an earbud in... #ItsComplicated #storyofmylife

-I uploaded wedding pictures to Facebook.

-I ALSO drafted several posts of wedding photos AND scheduled those bad boys.  So yes, you finally get to see wedding pics.  They are scheduled which means the posts are doneeeeee and I won't be losing steam in the middle.  Granted, there are no captions, but no one cares about that, right?

-We hosted the neighborhood holiday gathering and while there weren't as many people as I expected, there were still enough to have fun, exchange white elephants gifts, and play several rounds of Cards Against Humanity.

-YAY for coworkers who made a group decision to send your sickass home.  I was the sickass.  After our meeting yesterday morning, they suggested I go home and stay there until I was better because they didn't want my germs.  I told them that I had probably gotten the germs from them, but they weren't willing to take the risk.  I'm also teleworking today.  When I explained to my boss why I was going home, he gave me a wide berth.

-I showed up for my Chemistry exam on Wednesday at 12:55 and the classroom was locked, there were no students within sight, the professor's office door was closed and locked... and I didn't know what the fuck to do.  Sooo, I found another professor and asked if she knew where my instructor was and she no.  I explained the situation to her and she looked up the exam schedule and apparently, my exam was held at 0800 on Wednesday morning, not 1300 that I had written in my planner AND put on my school calendar.  We did end up finding my instructor, who was in her office with the door closed.  Thankfully, she let me take my exam.  This worked out perfectly because I didn't have to sit in a classroom with the sniffle symphony going on while I tried to concentrate.  I think next semester I'm going to bring in travel packs of tissues for snifflers.  It is seriously one of my biggest pet peeves.

-How to know the general age of a Facebook user:
1.  Post a picture of someone(s) else.
2.  Generally, older Facebook users will comment/react to photos of other people that individuals in the photo did not post.  Let me speak plainly.  I posted pictures of people at our reception that we are not in.  Those photos have more likes/comments than pictures with us in them because I tagged the individuals in the photos and their friends are generally older Facebook users.
This doesn't bother me in anyway, but I like sharing my general observations about social media.
Generally, younger Facebook users do not comment/react to photos that their immediate friend did not post of them.  Example: If a neighbor posted a photo of me on Facebook without them in it, my friends are less likely to comment/react since it is not MY photo of me.

-My throat hurts and my face hurts and my ear kinda hurts and I'm so hydrated because I'm drinking an ocean-like amount of water because my throat hurts so bad.  I'm dying.  I don't have a will.  Teh German gets the dogs and my money and the house (and the mortgage that goes with it).  He obviously married me just in time.  PS, if I don't die, I'll wish I did because I have a suspicion that Teh German will end up with this sickness next and we all know that man sickness is pretty much being at death's door.  I just hope I go first because I don't think I deserve to deal with my own sickness and his and then die.

-Joke added to the whiteboard on my way out of the office on Thursday:
What do you call a sick Megan?
Dying.

-I may have made the realization last night that I didn't have to take Chemistry.  I could have just taken a 2nd biology class and been done with science.  This means that my advisor MISadvised me and I'm pretty ragey about it.  I'm going to see if they will accept 2 different science classes, but I have a feeling that will be a no.  In which case, I have to take a 2nd science class (grrr) and I'm going to pick Biology because fuck Chemistry.  Or, I have to take both a 2nd Chem and a 2nd Bio and I really hate unclear statements...
Statement in question: "Must complete 2 Science sequences in different sciences."

-Grades:
German: A (duh)
Computer Science: A (dat magical curve on the final exam ensured this)
Chemistry: A (a magical curve on the final grade brought me from a B to an A)
Discrete Math: C (passed, although moderately disappointed since I was right on the B/C cusp prior to the exam)


ZWEI - Money Things

Money Spent

-Park Pizza desserts/ranch
-Kohl's cash - electric toothbrushes, long sleeve shirts for Teh German
-Sam's - command strip hooks to finally hang lights outside, batteries, a few shirts for Teh German, items for the neighborhood holiday gathering, some other stuff.  IDK there's no less than 4 transactions on my statement, although at least 2 of them are gas.
-Victoria's Secret - bra and panties for $55 and I have $$ off, yes please.
-Bath and Body Works - they got me with those coupons.  Dammit.  I have to quit this.
-Amazon.  So much Amazon.  I really should gift our mail delivery workers.
   -picture frame for our vows
   -Alexa
   -new wireless earbuds
   -wall file for the downstairs bathroom for books
   -media shelf
   -LED color bulbs for outside
   -white Hue bulb (to go with the free one we got with the Alexa)
-Hoka running shoes
-Bojangles
-Tami Boyce kickstarter (she's a local artist and I love her stuffs)
-Chiro
-Trump expansion of A Game for Good Christians (I've resisted this since it came out and finally couldn't anymore)
-Kiawah Island half marathon for 2018.
-McDonald's after my race
-Coffee
-Groceries
-Christmas presents.
PS.  I think my pockets have holes, that's where all this money is coming from.

Etc Money Things

-I set up a CD for my godson when he was born and committed myself to putting money into it each year on his birthday and then when he is old enough to be responsible, he will receive the money.  I've been a real slacker and I "owed" him some money.  So I finally caught up on that and transferred the CD to one of my 3 banks that has the highest return.

-I set up a CD for House account since Navy Federal was offering a super awesome return rate for a 1 year CD.

-I made some edits to my deposit accounts to better allocate funds (aka hide them from myself so maybe I stop spending so much money)....

-I went through all my accounts and made sure everything was paid up.

-I went through the PayPal accounts and transferred all the money out of the accounts to the associated banks.

-I encouraged Teh German to harass me about bringing him to Navy Federal to get an account set up for him now that we are actually married.  His 0.01% return rate makes me stabby.

-Transferred $$ to my HSA account so it can earn 1.5% and I can use it for medical expenses instead of my checking account.


DREI - Things from my phone

I had a dream about Olive Garden breadsticks.
That made Olive Garden an easy decision for dinner.

Know how I know Teh Running Bestie doesn't love me?
She didn't tell me that Alexa would read my Kindle books to me.
Notice I didn't say my audiobooks.
No, no.  This magical device will read ebooks out loud.
She's been holding out on me.


WTF is this madness?
What kind of world do we live in that my fork prongs are uneven?
PS. This was manufactured broken because the edge was completely smooth, not stabby like broken plastic.

I went through my clothes and purged THIS MUCH STUFF.
There was 3 hangers there to begin with.  THREE.

Goodbye awesome shoes and stuffs.

Best time to go Christmas tree shopping?
When you're in the middle of a standoff and refuse to talk to each other.
#MerryFuckingChristmas #ScroogeFamily

Paximoose!
or should I say Pax the Reindeer?

Happiness.

I was working on this document and felt like I was being watched... for an uncomfortably long time.
Then I realized it was ME watching me... because my desktop background was showing between the split screen windows.
/facepalm.

This sticker made me LOL.
(The sunbeam is blocking a cat pointing at the food bowl)

The power of colors.

My favorite thing about Lidl/Aldi - No brand names, only "real" ingredients.

This was something I could get behind.

I'm the mismatched queen, but this lady dethroned me.
She just had sooo many patterns and colors going on and I was overwhelmed.
PS.  Check out her purse in the buggy.

Too soon math book, too soon.
The Hilary part.

Bought a new air freshener.
I call it Pinky da Floofy Owl.

I wrote the motorcycle joke at Teh German's work and someone responded to me!
Lurve it.

What illness can you get when you decorate for Christmas?
Tinselitus.

I'm making slow progress on the puzzle.

We attended the Yelp Elites are Gifted 3 and got some super sweet swag.
$50 sweatshirt and some awesome Christmas dish towels and a $10 gift cert to Fill (the piano bar)

I'm pretty sure that I've never had more than 100 notifications ever...
Until I posted some of our wedding photos on Facebook.

My Chem cheat sheet.
I actually spewed some profanity when I realized that I forgot my glasses in the car since I knew they would help me read this minuscule writing a little easier.

What kind of car does an egg drive?
A yolkswagen.


VIER - Things from the Internet

I'm so not impressed with our government.  I try, as often as possible, to ignore the shit show on Capital Hill and actively bury my head in the sand, but that doesn't work when everything is rotten.

I don't know how I feel about this.  Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts, Murder She Wrote) essentially said that victims of sexual assault need to shoulder some of the blame for assaults.  I can't stop leaning towards a definite no, no matter how good "Tale as Old as Time" is.

This post by The Bloggess was somber and resonated with me.

This video:

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. Straightening up the money accounts/situation.
  2. Birthday dinner for a neighbor.
  3. Being DUUUNNN with this semester.
  4. Grades: all passing.
  5. Being sent home by my coworkers.
  6. Strawberries with chocolate dip
  7. Work sanctioned naps.
  8. Our wedding photos.
  9. Sweatshirts and warm socks.
  10. Figuring out my spring/summer class schedule.  It's embarrassing how much arranging schedules and fitting everything together makes my brain happy.





Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.
10 more days until Santa comes!!!



Comments

  1. I can't wait for the wedding posts! So glad you got to take your exam! What is it about having to take a test that gives people the sniffles? Gotta sit in a 3 hour lecture... your nose is fine. Gotta take a one hour exam...nose won't stop running.

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