Oy with the menfolk already
Today I was offered a ride across the work parking lot by a (cute!) co-worker I don’t know. Then a nice guy at the grocery store offered to put the ice I bought into my cart for me. This type of gentlemanly behavior does not often extend in my direction….
Is there an App
to adequately tell you what local grocery stores still have water/bread/milk and what gas stations still have gas whenever there is seriously inclement weather predicted in your area? There should be an app for that.
Bruno Does Unsympathetic Sympathy Cards
Front: “Sorry your favorite tv show got canceled.” Inside: “I guess you and your opposable thumbs will have to find something else to do. Tragic.”
“This is an absolutely wonderful speech. Period. You hit the mark in my eyes.” This is the first job I’ve had where praise has been given for good work. It feels pretty good.
I keep forgetting that we’re SKYDIVING this Saturday (weather permitting). Probably a good thing since when I start seriously thinking about jumping out of a perfectly good airplane I get a little sweaty.
Have I Told You Guys My Latest Non-Guilty Guilty...
DVRing a week’s worth of Roseanne episodes and then watching them all in marathon form. I love it. Not apologizing.
Seriously, it makes me giddy.
Thinking ahead (planning a crock pot dinner) when I know I’m going to have a late night and multitasking (making tomorrow’s lunch and running the dishwasher and putting the rest of dinner together) makes me a very special kind of happy. It’s a kind of happy I don’t think occurs in the Y chromosome. It’s the same happy I get when I start the laundry and the...
So, guess who didn't get to go to NYC this weekend
yup. 45 minutes sleeping through the alarm.
Time for a new alarm clock
We woke up late and missed our flight. Proceeded to drink a bottle of champagne before 8am. Went back to sleep. Had dinner and wine with friends. Picked up the dog early from his sleepover (he’s pissed we made him leave his friend’s house. He hasn’t spoken to us since we put him in the car.) Whatever Saturday, whatever.
There is not TIME in your DAY to remind someone of how wonderful you are. And...– my friend just forwarded me an email I wrote to him a year ago and this is the key takaway I think all people could benefit from (via drinkyourjuice)
Bruno has an important announcement
Guys, did you know it’s Shana’s birthday? It is. Happy Birthday Shana!!
The Great Dismal Swamp Is On Fire
The entire Hampton Roads area smells like a campsite. There was smoke INSIDE my building today. My hair should not smell like smoke if there aren’t any smores involved. I call bullshit on nature. Stupid swamp.
Confession: I’ve missed the last 4 scheduled runs on my half marathon training schedule. The longer I went without running my scheduled miles the more anxious I became about starting again. Today I decided that no matter how shitty I felt at the end of the day, I was going straight to the gym and putting in my scheduled 5 miles. And I did. And I didn’t hate it. Actually, it was...
Things I Only Buy A Few Times A Year Because They...
Today I got a thank you note from my best friend. It took me four tries to get all the way through, in my delicate state, because I kept getting all emotional. It’s important to note that while I read her letter I baked brownies and drank red wine. I am a real life Cathy cartoon. Then I finally caught up with another soul sister via a much overdue phone call. We found out that we’re...
Last night my husband accidentally kneed me in the face. My nose has not stopped throbbing. Pout & whine. Moments like this remind me how little pain tolerance I have and how I will be instructing the nurses to “give me all the drugs,” when we decide to spawn. I know it’s only been a week, but a lot of the time at work I feel like they’re all speaking a version of pig...
Tyra Banks’ Novel ‘Modelland’ Is a... →
stickyheels: tehvalerie: The book is about a fictional world where families push their daughters to compete for the chance to be taken to a place called, well, Modelland. There, the girls learn to become “Intoxibellas,” which are probably a mix of geishas and superheroes. This may actually be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Tyra Banks makes me SEETH. Seriously.
Blueberry Lemon Bars
GPOY at the beach
the haziness adds in the old timey look I was going for
I’ve found this to be the year where a lot of people I went to high school and...– Aziz Ansari (via somuchsass) I found my new ‘personal note’ to add to the card I give chicks at their baby showers… (via elizablr) I’m going to a baby shower this afternoon. Relevent.
Shaba and Zach hit NYC.
A few months ago we got a Save the Date for a party. “Formal invite to follow,” it read, as they typically do. We saved the date. We bought plane tickets. Months pass. Last week we noticed that, um, we never got that “formal invite.” The event is next week. We send a few “hey, what’s up with this?” messages to the hosts. Tonight we hear, “Oh,...
I've been slacking on the 1/2 marathon training
I need to get my game face on. Now that I’m all squared away at work and I don’t have to go to (three!) different cities every morning to cross T’s and dot I’s, I have no more excuses. Sunday-9 miles. I’m coming (albeit slowly) for you!
A great thing about being married to an engineer...
a mechanic a plumber an electrician a handy man a Buyer/Purchaser
I’ve decided I’ll really enjoy this job. In about six months. When I know mostly everyone and can do mostly everything without needing to pester my coworkers. I don’t have cell phone or open source computer access, but you know what? I probably won’t ever have time to check it.
First day of the new job...
forgot my passport was sent on two different wild goose chases was almost drowned in a sea of acronyms (oh, government employment!) Now I’ve returned home with a forest’s worth of paperwork in tow. I’m overwhelmed and leaps and bounds away from my comfort zone, but I know in the end this will be a good thing. I just told Zach that in my previous job I was responsible for a...