Friday, February 22, 2019

Five on Friday #184

EINS - Random Shit

-I thought about it.  I don't think my German teacher minds my enthusiasm, but she doesn't hold back with the red correction pen when the time comes, despite my efforts.  Also, why can I not figure out where the verb goes?!  Ugh.  Spoiler alert: I can't always figure it out because the placement of the verb changes depending on the sentence structure or certain words used at the beginning of a sentence.

-Sometimes I read articles about "things that will make your life easier".  I always close the tab feeling justified that I'm not sooooo needy in this regard.  That said.. if you need a pack of bra strap holders so you don't constantly have to pull your bra straps up, you're buying the wrong bras and/or you need to tighten the straps!  It's one thing if you're trying to convert to a racerback, but seriously, there is no excuse for droopy straps... And if there is, I'm listening.

-There was also an ice try with a lid... and the description touted that your ice would never taste stale again.  Uhhhh wut? What is stale ice? 

-I think I've come to the decision that Buzzfeed, specifically, is just posting sponsored items.  This makes the stupidity make so much more sense.

-A new guy at work has called a few of the females "kiddo".  It is not going over well.  Some coworkers said we're making a bigger deal of it than it is.  I pointed out that they work on teams that are at least 90% women.  Someone else presented a not-hypothetical situation where she ran a meeting, then at the end new guy says, "Thanks, Kiddo."  How is that not demeaning?

Same dude incessantly clears his throat and I'm ready to throat punch him.  It makes me irrationally angry to hear it.

-We had a quiz in my Networks class on Tuesday that went soooo badly (despite it being open notes) that the professor FINALLY assigned some homework and announced we'd be having a make up quiz next week.  We need the grades, so I'm not sad about this.

-First test in my Sys Engineering class on Thurs.  Didn't fail.  Didn't make an A.  This is also the first test in any of my classes besides German.  Midterm is next week and I feel like I'm in a glorious time warp.  Granted, it may not be so glorious once I start getting grades back...  /shrug.

-It official, I'm going to Germany in May to study abroad!!!! I keep forgetting and then I remember and I squee a little bit.  I have to declare a German minor to apply for the scholarships, so I'm going to do that.  It will only require 2 more German classes, so it's not a problem.  It's not really a commitment I want to make, butttt for free money.. I'll sacrifice.  If I manage to get a scholarship, I will probably NOT take an online summer class for the GI Bill money.  We'll see what happens.  I really don't want to commit to taking an online class so I can actually ENJOY my time, instead of feeling pulled in a millionty directions (ya know, like my every day life).

-Got my hairs did, FINALLY.  And had a BUNCH chopped off.  More than I think I intended to, but once I have them start snipping, I get excited and forget that I spent a millionty years growing that mess out.  Sooo now I'll have to do some growing again.  At least I have a goal, lol.

-I bought 2 new sports bras because the ones I have are funky.. and I don't mean like "cold medina" kind of funky (you're welcome for that earwig).. I mean like, smell funky.. and I can't figure out how to make it go away.. so I purchased 2 new ones.  I wore one running this week and I GOT UNDER BOOB CHAFED.  I want to like these bras soo bad, since I can't find the ideal sports bra, but they poke me and now chafe me and it makes me disgruntled. 

-The library has been coming through with my holds.. except she wasn't ready!  I've had to return several holds without even listening/reading because 1- I'm not through the previous book or 2- Teh PT Kid hasn't started the book yet (Harry Potter books).  It's a rough life, obviously.  I'm also starting to smell this same funk in my non-sports bras and I do NOT like it.

ZWEI - Money Shit

-Groceries/House stuff
-Woot shirts since they were B1G1
-Reusable chopsticks
-The Mental Load - which was free since I used a birthday gift card. (not an affiliate)
-Chickfila straw-colate milkshake (strawberry + chocolate)
-Hairs did.  Praise Allah, it was getting rough around here.
-More groceries
-Cookout strawberry milkshake with oreos
-Snack from Chickfila (tater tots and sweet tea)

DREI - From My Phone Shit

My sacrifice for the fish tank: A set of pantyhose.. so Teh German could put a shrimp in it.
Is this weird?  I think so, a little bit.

Strawcolate milkshake.

Kitchen Chemistry.

When the tortillas are expired, Pax and Meri get special treats.
Watching Pax figure out how to eat a tortilla was highly amusing.

Meri was way smarter about how to eat the tortilla.

New Woot shirts.

Why he insisted on being between my legs for pets, I will never know.

I switched up the routine Thursday morning and walks happened before breakfast.
Pax had to wait on Meri and I to come back from a longer run..
He showed me how he felt about that.


Why did the programmer quit their job?
They didn't get arrays.
(I found a plethora of nerd jokes and I cannot wait to share these.)

VIER - From the Internet Shit

Sometimes Buzzfeed sucks me in and I know it's all clickbait, but I can't help myself.  This article about things that will bother average people or whatever catch all title they used got me.. and those fingernails are the stuff of nightmares.  ALSO, how do you not notice your bird doing that?!

From a coworker who gets me.

Stole this one from Steph because I know too many people this applies to.

Just in case no one has told you this lately:
The mere fact that you keep choosing to show up every day after everything you have been through
only points to your strength. -MHN


FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. Happy hour at Sesame all week long, which means 1/2 off burgers, which actually makes them affordable.  We went on Thurs.
  2. GERMANY IN MAY!!!!!!
  3. It being the end of February and being close to Spring Break.  *infinite praise hands*
  4. Seeing Teh Running Bestie next weekend for the MB Half!  /Squeeeeeee.  Then I get to see her again in Pittsburgh for the Mumford & Sons concert a week and a half later.  Then she comes to CHS for the Bridge Run in April. 
  5. Taking Meri on a long run.  It didn't really drain her batteries, but it was something different for both of us and she did soo good with taking direction about crossing streets (I say "cross" and she knows we're going to cross the street) and veering around poles and cars parked in the street/blocking the sidewalk.
  6. A semester of more relaxed classes.  The atmosphere of the class, not the work load.  The students and professor are more likely to embrace tangents and be silly instead of the professor just performing death by powerpoint on the class.  It makes this semester less bad that it could be.
  7. Open sunroof drives.  It's been Charleston "spring" outside.  The pine trees are also jizzing all over the place, so I mean.. bittersweet.  Good news, Teh German's "sickness" last weekend was just allergies.  I felt such relief when he told me there was a layer of yellow on his truck on Monday.
  8. Cadbury eggs.  IT IS TIME, PEOPLE!
  9. Hairs did.  Really.  I was feeling in a way about my hair mess.
  10. Staying home this weekend since it's raining, not snowing in the mountains.  That doesn't make for good snowboarding, soooo we're staying home and doing something together celebrate Teh German's birthday.  Hopefully, he'll figure out what in the near future?

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.


  1. -I'm awful on the bra thing. Oddly enough figured out that one of my new ones was actually much more comfortable once I used the middle hooks versus the end one. Ugh, hate bras.

    -The ice thing, I get. It depends on the fridge...but I know that "freezer taste."

    -Love the new hair!

    -3 of my long-awaited holds came in all at the same time...bless.

  2. Ahh I love your hair! The kiddo thing made me cringe. I had/have a friend from when I worked in Houston & despite the fact that she had only taught like a year more than me, & is only MAYBE 3 years older than me, she would call me kid or kiddo sometimes & it would get me so stabby. I am getting ragey just typing about it.


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