Thursday, March 29, 2012

I discovered a game that has sucked all my creativity. You get nothing here...

I have a new obsession. Draw Free.  If you do not have this app on your phone, go now, download it, then play with me!  It is so much fun and seriously, if you were looking for a new hobby that will suck up your free time, this is it.  (I'm totally late to the party on this one, but I was trying to not join the fad.  As you can see, I caved...and I love it).

I'm also super stoked to go see JH and SL this weekend.  I think we will be heading into the city...but not entirely sure of our plans yet. Either way, I really needed a girls weekend and can't wait to see them.

I was supposed to run today, but I got home and was SO. HUNGRY. I needed to eat first.  Then I just got sucked into "How I Met Your Mother" and draw free and just decided not to.  I guess I will go tomorrow after happy hour? (please, contain your laughter).  If not I will go Sat morning before heading up north.  Fun times.  I really need to put together a training plan for June.  That half marathon will be here a lot quicker than I would like.

I also realized the new york marathon lottery drawing is coming up soon.  I really don't want to be picked this year (watch, this will be the year I get picked. My luck). 

Ok, not much else going on, so hope you had a great week!  Also, I write this on my phone. Ignore any weird autocorrects my phone made.

Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Please send me anything but signals that are mixed*

I just have some random thoughts in my head today.  Nothing coherent.  Sorry.
  • I've been really struggling with the running lately.  Usually, even when it's a crappy run, I still feel better after I finish it.  Not so much lately.  I just feel like crap the whole time and then even more so when I'm finished.  However, tonight, I had THE. BEST. RUN.  It was a hilly 2.5 mile route that is pretty much usually psychological torture for me (no matter which way I run, the course starts out with a half mile downhill and ends with a half mile uphill.  And lots of rolling hills in between.  It sucks).  But, man, I rocked it tonight and when I finished, I felt SO MUCH BETTER. 
  • I'm trying to plan a trip to see L sometime in the next few months.  I feel slightly jet-setty for the months of May and June (Going to South Carolina, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and that just sounds so awesome).  Might as well just add another trip in there.  I miss my oldest sister!
  • I mailed my check to the IRS this weekend.  It's already been cashed and is out of my account (holy crap, that's fast).  However, I scheduled my payment to be withdrawn from my bank by Delaware today, that's still in there.  Now I'm questioning if I actually scheduled it correctly (even though I have the confirmation email saying I did).  Doh. 

Yeah, I had more to write, but I can't think of it.  Hope everyone had a great day.

*Dashboard Confessional

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair*

I've been really bad at updating lately.  However, I have been working a lot lately, and really, there is nothing exciting to write about working...and I've got other stuff going on that isn't really up for public discussion.  So, I have been neglecting this instead. 

Bad me.

Anyways, on a happy note, I've been running again.  Yay!

I ran 4 times this past week, and the week before that I ran at least twice (ha, is it sad I find running 2 times in a week to be a success?).  I wouldn't exactly say they were GOOD runs, but they got done and that's really all that matters. 

I even managed to run today.  Of course, I leave the house and it's gloomy and overcast (which is actually my favorite running weather), and I get to the park and it's sunny and hot, and I finish running and it goes back to gloomy and overcast.  So, I was randomly super overdressed for my 3 mile run.  That kind of sucked.  But, it got done.  Woot.

I was supposed to clean my bedroom this weekend.  Like BIG clean.  My plan is to throw away half the clothes in my closet, and possibly half the clothes in the dresser (um, not REALLY throw away, just relocate out of my house into some donation bin somewhere).  I did not get started on that plan.  Everytime I walk in my bedroom I cringe a little.  (Who am I, and when did messes start bothering me so much?). 

Instead, I went and visited my mom and dad and took them to breakfast, then came home and did some work for my job (with a run thrown in there as well).  Sigh. 

Anyways, this is just super rambling and not exciting (almost as not exciting as reading about me working all the time).  So...

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

*Kenny Rogers (seriously, why do I like him so much?)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Change #1

I have been bitching I wanted some change.  I decided to start off small and got a haircut.  It's taken with my phone so sorry it's crappy quality.  I was also told my face doesn't look like me...but I think this person just forgot what I look like since she moved. 

Meh, nothing too exciting here, but I feel a little better (and my head feels lighter).

Sunday, March 18, 2012

You wish you never ever met her at all*

I had a very unproductive weekend.  Sometimes they're my favorite kind.

I got to sleep in all weekend.  I got to go see JP's band play a gig, and was overserved.  Always a good time.  The only productive thing I did was some laundry and met up with JH and her boyfriend for dinner.  I miss her, I wish she lived closer. 

I also watched the season finale of The Walking Dead and it was slightly insane.  In a good way, but insane none the less.  I also have this weird issue where I don't really actually LIKE any of the characters in the show anymore.  I pretty much only like Glenn and Daryll.  The rest of them are just such assholes.  I almost WANT them to all get eaten by zombies b/c they're just so obnoxious.  And yet, I can't stop watching!

I downloaded an app the other day that is a way to do interval training while running.  I want to get faster, and interval training is a really good way to do that.  The cool part is, it incorporates my love of zombie things with my love of running.  Basically, it's an app that has you running from zombies and other weird emergencies for set amounts of time.  This article does a much better job of explaining it. 

I have yet to actually TRY the app yet (you know, the whole sucking at actually running thing lately).  I hope to get back into it this week.  I'm still feeling like crap from my allergies, but I've gotten used to it being my normal, so I can probably attempt to run again.  We'll see how it goes. 

And it is now way past my bedtime.  I have to be up way too early on Monday morning.  Gotta love meetings first thing on a Monday morning. 

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

*Nelly Furtado

Monday, March 12, 2012

Your face so twisted and your eyes a lie*

Random thoughts
  • L and the kids move in 2 days.  Sniffle.
  • I got my taxes done.  I owe much less than I thought I did (always a plus), but still more than I am happy about spending. 
  • However, this is at least giving me an idea of how much extra money I need to be saving for all my trips and purchases I want to be making.  Ugh.  Money.
  • I am SO ready for a vacation.  SO READY.  Why isn't it May yet?
  • I've been not so good on the running lately.  Kind of pisses me off.  Hopefully now that stays light out for later, I'll go more often?
  • I am slightly in love with Norman Reedus...and I have absolutely no idea why.  Definitely not my normal type.  (I think I may have been watching too much Walking Dead).
  • My allergies have been terrible lately.  Just terrible.  I hate how full of snot I am.  Sigh. 
  • I am contemplating moving to California sometime in 2013.  Who thinks this is a good idea?
  • I could just be wanting a change.  Maybe I can find a less drastic one? 
Anyways, not much going on.  I'm not exactly living the most exciting life right now.  Meh, like I said.  I could just be looking for a change. 

*The Airborne Toxic Event

Monday, March 5, 2012

sad face

So in 9 days, one of my best friends is moving all the way across the country and I'm so sad.  I'm going to miss L so much. 

I'm not really sure how to express how awesome she is, and how lucky I am to have her as an older sister. 
This weekend, some of the family got together and hung out with her one last time before she leaves. 

Three of my favorite people in the world in the picture below:

The little boogers were there.  It makes me sad to think I won't get to see them as often as I do now, and they're going to get SO BIG in between each time I see them.  (I seriously need to figure out how to work a trip to California each month into my budget...).  I love how they both have these ridiculously fake smiles on their faces.  Still adorable.

I somehow didn't manage to get a picture of Little T's face while I was there (she was too busy playing in the kitchen with Cousin A).  

And while Baby V is in no way moving to California, I felt the need to add just a bit more extra cuteness. 

But seriously,  L is leaving soon.  waaaah!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I'm too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt*

I bought a shirt a few weeks ago at the Ann Taylor outlet that I LOVED in the store.  Which is weird, because it's a wrap shirt, with horizontal stripes, and pretty much everything I HATE in a shirt.  But, it looked SO CUTE, I felt the need to buy it. 

I would link a picture, but I can't find it anywhere online. 


I got it home and planned to wear it one day last week and put it on, and ugh, it was ugly!  I decided it was those tricky mirrors at Ann Taylor (they get me everytime), and just put it back on top of the dresser to try and remember to return it.

Then, I woke up at 4:30 this morning (I had to be at work super early today), and needed something that matched my navy blue pants (apparently I have misplaced all my matching clothing) and for some unknown reason grabbed that shirt (you try being all rational and smart at 4:30 in the morning). 

I got to work and realized what I was wearing, and I was kind of feeling blah about myself.  I had to present to the CEO, and I felt all ugly, and just stupid in my ugly shirt and I didn't want to be there and I was just annoyed with my 4:30AM self.

Um, I have never received so many compliments on a shirt in a my life before. 

So, now I'm questioning myself.  Do I normally look HIDEOUS in my work clothes (or my normal clothes), and nobody wants to tell me (because apparently I think I look ok?), am I just a terrible judge of shirts??? 

Sigh.  I feel like I should not be allowed to leave the house without someone there checking my outfit each day.  Any volunteers?

*Right Said Fred