Friday, July 5, 2019

Five on Friday #201

EINS - Random Shit

Receiving an email from my Chemistry teacher on Tuesday knotted my stomach up and gave me such anxiety.  What a fun start.... NOT.  Anyways, the email said that we were scheduled to have our first test on July 12th, which is semi-convenient for me, as I was really hoping to go visit Teh Running Bestie that weekend... anddd if I can take the test early (on the 11th), then I'm not even missing any class!  WIN.


I'm a summer hater.  I know there are people who thrive in the heat, but I am not that person.  Being hot and sweaty makes me angry.  Having swamp ass for every single day for months, from just sitting outside or walking to/from my car or even just sitting in my air conditioned car on my non-cooled leather seats, makes me rationally angry.

To wear shorts means to feel obligated to shave my legs.  To wear shorts also means that my thighs stick to ever fucking surface I come in contact with... and nothing about peeling my skin from the place where I'm sitting brings me joy.

"Feels like 111"
You know why that fucker isn't wearing britches?
So he doesn't have to deal with swamp ass.


I don't love my new smartwatch.  I just don't.  I like how it looks, but I don't like how it functions.  I've only used the tap to pay once and it wasn't as easy as using my phone.  I thought it would be awesome.  It's not.  I can't figure out how to get messages to always display when they come in, instead of me having to swipe to see them.

I requested a return label so I can return it.  The label finally arrived on Thursday evening, so I packaged the watch and charging cable up and dropped it in the mailbox for Friday pickup. 

Now to find the watch I want (Garmin Forerunner 645 NO music) on sale....


I officially have a seasonal section in my wardrobe.  I got tired of having to fetch my shorts from the dresser, so I swapped my shorts with my workout pants and now my shit is righted around.  This seems like such a simple solution, but it was a big deal for me to have seasonal clothes that need to be switched out.  I've never been that person.  I never wanted to be that person, because that's just so much work.. butttt I think I've finally accepted shorts wearing as a thing.. because it's just so fucking hot in Charleston and shorts = less swamp ass.


I skipped the gym on Wednesday because I'm lazy AF, so I made sure to go today.  And then I did sprints and couldn't really catch my breath for like 2 hours after the fact.. I only did like 10 total sprint segments... after 40 minutes on the elliptical and some core work.  I need to work on this. 


We're a watermelon family.  #SorryNotSorry


When I walked into my Chemistry class and my teacher said, "You don't look excited to be here."  I had to explain that I was confused because I thought we were meeting in a different classroom, where I went first and it was locked.  Apparently, in her email that whole part about meeting in a different classroom was only regarding where we meet for LAB, not CLASS. 

I read that email multiple times and was confused every time.  Good thing I went early.

In fun news, there are at least 2 other computer science students who I know in the class and the dude that I worked with in my original Chem class in 2017.  Soooo yay for knowing people!

I think the professor realized that I really just had RBF upon walking into the classroom, not a disdain for all things... well I mean.. in that situation.  I realized that waiting 2 years between Chem 1 and Chem 2 is a disaster.  Soooo that's a fun thing I have to figure out.

Oh yeah, did I mention that we didn't actually cover all the material we were supposed to in Chem 1, so I'm already behind in Chem 2?  What a joyful life I live!!! lol  We already have homework, as expected, sooooo here we go again, Gentle Readers.


Teh German's computer is fixed.  I didn't update the firmware on the SSD nor did I download the software for the SSD.  Let's just hope he doesn't click on some clickbait and get a virus.  I can't handle that.


I kinda want to edit my photos from Europe. 
I'm kinda too lazy.
This is my life now.


Pax started limping on Thursday morning (aka the 4th of July, aka a HOLIDAY) and the dogs have a 24 hour observation period before I will take them to the vet.  Thankfully, a neighbor had some rimadyl they gave me so I could give it to Pax to see if it helped.  It did, woot!

On Friday morning, Pax was significantly improved.  He wasn't 100% back to normal, but I could tell the medication helped.  I did not make a vet appointment for him though.  I'm hoping the medication for 2 days helped him relax some and he's not been overly active since it's been raining and he's been hurting, so I'm hoping some downtime will assist with his recovery.

If he's still limping by the end of the weekend, a vet appointment will be made. 

I'm trying to be positive that it's just a tweaked muscle or something from playing with Meri or doing zoomies in the yard, but it's hard with a greyhound to not be paranoid when it comes to cancer, no matter how old they are.  People send positive thoughts for the Moose.

ZWEI - Money Shit

-Amazon purchases.  Mostly shirts that end up getting returned the next day because they don't fit/I don't like them.  #SorryNotSorry
-Freezer stock up at Sam's
-Metto x2 (this is what happens when I'm in Mount Pleasant 2x in one week)
-Vicious Biscuit for lunch with former Coworker
-Warranty for Meri's harness which she ate like a millionty years ago and I'm just going about getting it replaced because I got motivated.
-Shipping for Meri's harness
-Bojangles for breakfast on Monday
-Parking for brunch downtown on the 4th
-Water bill
-Lab book for my Chemistry lab.  1 millionty praise hand emojis for not having to buy the textbook..
-Car payment
-Internet bill
-New pillow
-Old Navy shopping spree for $10 shorts.  #WorthIt

I returned my Fossil watch, so hopefully the refund will be posting soon AND I will find the watch that I want on sale... because I may not be Chinese, but I'm almost as cheap as one.

DREI - From My Phone Shi

Coworker brought in Krispy Kreme on July 3rd.
She's my spirit animal.

What was the most famous dance in 1776?

Vicious Biscuit, bitches.

Teh Running Bestie and I have this shirt in long sleeve and when I discovered they made it in short sleeve, I HAD to buy it.

Dear Subaru,
While I appreciate your focus on safety, these warnings that appear every 10 minutes that keep coming back after I've hit ok are extremely obnoxious and distracting.. soo like, LESS SAFE.
Also, please note that it's a miraculous 78°F outside.
I almost went on a street run instead of going to the gym I was so excited about it.. buttttt then I didn't want to deal with being soaked or the dog's excitement.

VIER - From the Internet Shit

Thanks to Steph for this gem.

One day you will look back and see:
Despite everything you were missing,
You did not miss out on what was meant for you.

The shadows that gathered around her could not hinder the light running wild within.

And if I fail?
I will rise up.
I will rise up and I will try again.
I will my low points as the lesson that help me grow in wisdom and strength.

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. Dogs that have no storm/loud noise (firework) phobias.  Phil used to get pretty weirded out by storms, so I have experienced that life, but for Pax and Meri, the 4th is another day.  Meri didn't like the noise, but she was more curious why there was banging (fireworks) at bedtime than upset by it.
  2. Teleworking on Friday.
  3. Chemistry class finally starting and not having to buy the book.  301 days until graduation.  I'm finally on the tail end of this adventure and it's now OBVIOUS TO ME and I'm fucking ready.
  4. Acknowledging that I didn't like my fancy smartwatch and sending it back.  Real talk y'all... I'm a HUGE Google fan, but Google Wear fucking sucks, but I refuse to go to an iPhone to wear an Apple Watch, soooo I had to seek out other alternatives.
  5. Rain.  I hate when it's a millionty fucking degrees outside.. HHHHAAATTTEEEEE.  And I might complain about getting drenched when buckets of water are pouring from the sky.. but if you ask if me I'd rather be soaked in sweat or soaked in rain, that is a simple answer: RAIN ALL DAY.  
  6. Embracing the casual life and wearing shorts this week to work.  Most of the people I work with wear shorts and t-shirts and flip flops to work anyways, but I know that for females there is always a higher standard and even a bit of a competition regarding being professional with clothing choices.  Those flip-flop wearers are male.
  7. Buying long inseam shorts.  Look, if you can pull off a 3.5 inch inseam, good on you.. but I'm too fucking old for that.  Hell, I thing 5 inch inseams are too short sometimes.  My favorite so far has been the 7 and 9 inch inseams.  #OldFuckingLadyStatus  Also, no one needs to be seeing my bits/butt cheeks.  I have an audience for that: Teh German, Meri, and Pax.
  8. Simple dinners.  We did leftovers and sandwiches for most of the week.  Low effort is where it's at when it's hot AF.
  9. Lazy 4th of July.  We went to brunch, I took a nap, I went to the pool, we grilled in with Teh PT Fam, then it was bedtime.  No fireworks because I wasn't interested and because the local ones got cancelled anyways.  Oh well.
  10. Mixed load laundry.  My LOE (level of effort) these days is considerably low.  Mixed loads = 1 load of laundry instead of 2+.  1 load = less monitoring, less folding sessions, less effort.  This is my life now.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.


  1. Love the quotes & need some Vicious Biscuit in my life! Glad that Pax is all good!

  2. -I have finally given into shorts, and tank tops, and ponytails 24/7. It's just too hot. But yes, finding them long enough is a PITA. Especially
    -I am the only watermelon lover in my house. It's a difficult life.
    -Mixed load laundry FOREVER.


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