Friday, August 7, 2020

Five on Friday #237

EINS - Random Shit

After the hurricane season of 2019 and the general trajectory of 2020, I figured people would be absolutely losing their shit over the first storm of 2020.  'Taint so though.  Other than individuals who feel the need to share everything that NOAA posts on FB (/roll eyes forever), local news sources haven't really said much about it, no evacuation crisis, no bum-rushing the grocery stores/gas stations.  It's almost been.. pleasant.  Or we're so desensitized by 2020 no one cares.  Or, the least likely scenario, people are finally realizing that a hurricane below Cat 3 is really just wind and rain..  Maybe that's something I need to privilege check since I live in a house with windows rated for up to 150mph winds and not a single-wide trailer, IDK.


I saw a Twitter thread the other day about sharing your location (via GPS/on your phone) with your significant other and read the comments, because that's what I do.  I'm 50/50 on it.  Husband and I don't share our location with each other when we're at home doing our regular routine life, but if one of us is travelling, we (ok, me) I generally turn on my location sharing.  I do this as a personal security measure.  If I die or get lost or get abducted, I need someone to be able to find me (especially if I'm already with Teh Bestie, which is usually who I'm with if I'm travelling without Teh German).  I've also started sharing my location with Teh German when I'm running distances over 9 miles (races and not).

That said, I share my location 100% of the time with Teh Bestie.  This started years ago for the purposes of tracking each other during runs and then definitely when I was online dating and then when we'd make trips to see each other.. So now, it's just on 24/7.


Husband and I have been doing garage WODs in the AM and everything hurts and I'm dying.

20 min AMRAP
10 push ups
10 air squats
30-second mountain climbers
30-second wall sit (I subbed for jumping jacks)
+2 miles of walking the dogs.

5 rounds for time:
20 push ups
20 jumping jacks
20 sit ups
20 air squats
20 alternating lunges
+2 miles of walking the dogs.


800m = 1 mile
+2 miles of walking the dogs.

This was our course on Friday and if that doesn't look like a penis to you, you're not dirty enough to be here.

Me: I'm sooo sore.  I think you think I'm exaggerating my soreness, but I am not.  I have run half marathons and didn't hurt this bad.
Teh German: Yeah but that is the feeling of your body enhancing.  Getting better.  That's a good feeling.
Me: Enhancement is not what comes to mind when I think about moving and something hurts, I call that agony.


I've said it before and I'll say it again...
If you are a vlogger or recording yourself review a product on video and you are looking at yourself in the screen of whatever recording device you are using, you do not deserve for people to watch your content.  There, I said it... again.



New medals arrived.  Originally the Divas Myrtle Beach was slated to be rescheduled, but I guess they gave that up and just mailed out race packets.  So now I have to run a half marathon around the neighborhood before I can put the medal up.  Leeee siiiigh.

I almost didn't hang the Llama Rama medal since it ended up being solo virtual race miles.  Dislike.  But I did hang the graduation one since Teh PT Wife said we ran the miles for that one together.


In 2016, I shot a wedding for $300.  A wedding where I slipped in the river during their kayak send off and sprained my toe.  That wedding when I fucked up my toe and then ran the Disneyland races a month later on a fucked up toe and cried my way through the last miles of the half marathon...

4 years later (yesterday), they emailed me asking for non-watermarked copies of their photos and when they could get those.  I mean, I'm going to send them if I can find them, but I'm still annoyed that 4 years later an event that I'd like to completely forget happened is popping back up. 

Latergram: I checked, I no longer have any of their edited photos, only the original raw files without edits and for $300 I will not be re-editing those to send them.  #SorryNotSorry. 

Also, "When could we get those?"  You act like it hasn't been 4 years since you got married and all of a sudden you are popping up in my inbox?  How about a, "Hi, I know it's been 4 years, but I was wondering if it was possible to get another set, but with no-watermark, of our wedding photos.  Hope you're doing well.  Please let me know if there's anything I need to do.  Thanks!"

IDK, the whole thing is weird.  Maybe I'm making it weird?  But I don't think that's it this time.

And I know this is selfish of me, but I want to be like, I paid thousands of dollars for my wedding photographer to get the digital rights to my photos and he didn't even have to travel out of town to shoot our wedding.  Soooo....


Meri has decided that she is going to be storm phobic for whatever reason and I'm trying to not encourage it.  If we're at the island, she will come and stand between my legs and the island and that's annoying.  If I'm in the office, she will come and lay RIGHT BEHIND my office chair or stand beside me touching me.  I'm paranoid I'm going to roll her over or step on her, so I've taken to picking her up and holding her on my lap.  Know what Meri hates more than storms?  Sitting on my lap.  Usually after I do this, she settles in her chair bed (if I'm in the office) or on the couch/dog beds (in the living room).

ZWEI - Money Shit

-Workout things: whiteboard, new markers (since we needed new ones), sidewalk chalk for rep counting
-Over priced dog treats... I was VERY angry when I was buying that stuff but I know it's the good shit.

DREI - From My Phone Shit

We have a back porch friend.
It's a trash panda.
By trash panda I mean a raccoon.
We have a raccoon friend.

Anyone else carry around empty containers until you can write the item on your "store list"?

Looks like some fancy recipe site shit right there.

AND it tasted like some fancy recipe site delight too.

Decided to test out sitting on the ball.
It's too short.
Le siiigh.

Laziness, it's what's for breakfast.


Neighborhood Watch, on duty.

I washed the dog beds and there was some struggle with getting the beds just right again.

She looks like someone poured her into that bed... lurve her.

And this is why she is nicknamed Big Booty Judy.  her ass is always up in my space.
When your snootervisor invades your space and then acts too cool for Mahm love.

Post exercise selfies to Teh German.

VIER - From the Internet Shit

I cannot tell you how long you will have to wait,
but I can tell you that you are being prepared for what's to come
breath by breath,
day by day.

Even when she did not have a lot, she continued to give her all.

You have worked so hard.
You have given so much.
You have made it through countless moments of not feeling good enough.
And if there are days where you still discouraged,
remember: you have come so far,
and no matter how your low moments have made you feel,
they do not define who you are.
-Morgan Harper Nichols-

And yes,
it is true...
all along,
you have been strong.

This is me... except cost of living is real yall.


Every day when I sign into my work email.

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. RAIN
  2. Workouts with Husband.  We've worked out together and apart and I think we both enjoy working out together.
  3. Clean smelling dogs.. even if it mean a LOT of work for me and the Laundry Fairy (also me).
  4. Switching over to my Disney card as my main payment method to start building up some rewards.
  5. People being like, why the fuck do you have to do this and why is it so complicated every time? regarding the work tasking that has me job hunting.  This isn't just from coworkers, this is also from govvies who work for the company (although different departments) that I have to run in circles for.
  6. Percussion massager and foam roller.  Without them, I'd be dead because I would have starved because I wouldn't have been able to do the stairs.
  7. Taking PTO today as a mental health day. 
  8. PayPal accounts for my 3 different banks so I can send money to myself easily without it being a hassle or taking 248219301 days.
  9. Sudafed and Advil.
  10. Matilda is on her way!

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

1 comment:

  1. -TBH it's 2020 desinsitization for me. I usually get a little hurricane set-up each year of canned foods/etc (although usually around Sept or so), but this time...I just DGAF. Also, this "piddly" storm is the ONLY ONE IN SEVEN YEARS THAT HAS EVER TAKEN OUT MY POWER. Seriously, 2020? Fun exercise- explaining a power outage to a four year old who has never experienced one and was told she could play on the tablet when she woke up.
    - OMG the LAMA medal!!!! Too cute!!! My Muddy Princess run got canceled so I'm paying for swag for a virtual run, because if I pay money for something I feel obligated to "earn" it so this is my way of forcing myself to...idk, move.
    -I feel like I would have asked for the pics like...when you were originally emailing? Four years seems like a lost cause, IMO...definitely weird. But my wedding was tiny and didn't involve this, thankfully, so idk "appropropriate" protocol.


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