Archive | February, 2010

Three Things Thursday

25 Feb

1 – Tater tot casserole.  The best thing the Duggars have given the world.

2 – finding a good hairdresser

3 – fuzzy socks for bed.

Three Things Saturday

20 Feb

1 – running outside in short sleeves in the middle of February

2 – finally taking the 5pm train home instead of the 6:50

3 – dark chocolate with sea salt and almonds

Happy President’s Day 2010!

15 Feb

Last year, I wrote this post about my President’s Day, so I thought I’d do the same for you this year.  Aren’t you lucky?

3:25 am – Say goodbye to J, who has to work.  Chug a gallon of water and curse the bottle of wine I drank last night.  Have trouble falling back to sleep and contemplate watching the Olympics or eating some candy.  Eventually fall back to sleep.

8:30 am – house phone rings amidst my cell phone alarm going off.  Get up to answer it but miss, see it was someone asking for money, so I don’t feel badly.

9:00 am – run 3 miles in my new Vibrams.  Its colder than I thought, and quite icy in spots.  There’s no traction on the Vibrams, so I tiptoed over the spots.

9:30 am – grind and make coffee (I hate my coffee grinder), pretend to do work, eat breakfast.

10:45 am – get out of the shower ready to rush around to leave by 11ish to babysit for a friend who’s in a bind.  Check my phone to see a message from her that they had an emergency and she doesn’t need me.  Kind of bummed I can’t see her and her girls, but happy to have my afternoon.  Bummed again to realize I now have no excuse for not catching up on work.

11:30 am- drag myself away from 16 and Pregnant (I’ve seen every episode more than once) to catch up on work while watching the Kite Runner.  Really hard given all the subtitles, but I read the book, so I get the gist (the book was better, as usual).  I took advantage of the holiday by getting a Flip video camera for 1/2 off through our corporate perks program.  Take that Overwhelming Offer!

1:30 pm – fix garbage disposal  Who needs a man around?  Well, technically, my dad told me how to do it, but I don’t think that counts.  I turned the allen wrench myself.  Take that garbage disposal.

2 pm – finish patting myself on the back, and do the dishes that were soaking from last night’s fabulous Valentine’s Day dinner (shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, grilled Porterhouse steaks with blue cheese that set off the smoke alarm for 15 minutes, broiled asparagus with Dijon lemon sauce, and wild mushroom risotto).  J did most of them last night, but the dish strainer is only so big.  I also ate some cold risotto and made arancini sans cheese out of some of the leftovers.  Who’s wife of the year?

That brings us to now.  J is on his way home, I’m about to have some popcorn and a V8, then we’ll watch Oprah and maybe go to a movie.  Happy Birthday Mr. Presidents!

By the way, in reading last years post I realize I never did find a plumber and I never did move my stuff out of the downstairs bathroom.  Maybe next year!

Three Things Thursday

12 Feb

1 – Days off with the right mix of relaxing and productivity.

2 – The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

3 – Peanut butter hearts

Everyone I know who posts this was a day late this week, so I don’t feel badly about being late myself.


8 Feb


8 Feb

I’ve had a heck of a couple of weeks.  Work has been crazy – I put in 145 hours in two weeks.  I slept at work on a Friday night.  I ate a ton of bad food.  I’m now trying to regain my life back, and have learned that I don’t adjust to change all that well, which was made clear by the fact I forgot to pay my bills due 2/1.  Ooops.

Anyways, I’ve been dying to blog, but too fried to complete long thoughts, so I give you my favorite: a bulleted list of nothingness!

  • I asked J last night if he would get one of those giant window decals on the truck in remembrance of me if I died.  He said he’d get a tattoo instead.  When I asked him what it would be of, he said “You initials.  And a double-decker taco.”  I was flattered.
  • I ran a really cold, really windy 10k yesterday in 57:30.   I was happy with my time, not so happy with the blisters I got on my blisters.  So, I marched over to City Sports today and bought Vibram Five Fingers.  It was quite a sight to see me trying to get my tiny baby toe in them.  Trying them out tomorrow.  By the way, the salesman said they sell more VFFs than any other shoe, so I’m not the only one with ugly shoes!
  • Did I tell you we got a Wii?  I love it, although Super Mario Brothers is hard.  Particularly with four drunk people playing and pushing each other off of ledges.
  • I’m going to Vegas with J and some friends.  I’m also running a half marathon with a lot of hills, which my brother says is a perfectly good way to ruin a trip to Vegas.
  • I made these wonderful cookies this weekend.  They were awesome.
  • Dear fellow MBTA commuters:  The correct side to walk on is the right.  Always.  Try it, and we’ll all be a little more happy.
  • And, while we’re at it:  Dear fellow runners:  Taking corners so tightly that you almost take out a race official and the runner next to you will not really improve your 9 minute mile that much.  You’re not going to win – get over yourself.

Phew, that felt better.  Hopefully I’ll be blogging a bit more and working a bit less soon.