I Can’t Help That I’m So Interesting.

Saw this on a couple of other blogs and thought it would be fun. So here I go.

The ABC’s of Me.

Addictions: My dog. Adam playing guitar. Peanut butter.

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Bed size: Had a full all my life (excluding when I lived in a dorm), but bought a queen bed when I moved in November.

Chore you hate: Putting away my clothes after doing the laundry. I fold them out of the dryer but sometimes don’t put them away for weeks.

Dogs or cats: I like them both, but I love dogs. Especially Maeby.

Essential start of your day: Coffee. Imperative.

Favorite color: I’m a big fan of dark purple.

Gold or silver: Silver.

Height: My goal when I was younger was to be 5’6″ but you can’t set goals revolving around your height, because you either are or you’re not. Sadly, I’m 5’4″.

Instruments you play (or have played): I played the flute from 4-8 grade. I was pretty good at it.

Jobs titles you’ve had: Babysitter. Cashier. Waitress. Intramural Referee. Assisted Living server. Assistant to the Senior Writer. Assistant Coach at a college. Assistant Coach at a high school. Business Analyst. Marketing Assistant.

Kids: Depends on the kids…I love my niece and nephew. They’re pretty great. One day I do hope to have my own.

Live: Connecticut. Massachusetts for five years.

Mom’s name: Sue. My brother and I call her Crazy Sue.

Nickname: There’s a million of them. I won’t even begin.

Overnight hospital stays: None.

Pet peeve:  Anything involving people not being able to drive. When people leave the sponge in the sink.

Quote from a movie: One of my favorites is from Wedding Crashers. “We have no way of knowing what lays ahead for us in the future. All we can do it use the information at hand to make the best decision possible. It’s gonna be fine. Your whole life is gonna be fine.”

Christopher Walken is so wise.

Right or left handed: Righty.

Siblings: Aaron.

Time you wake up: Usually between 6:30 and 7:30. I have a hard time sleeping in and Maeby usually wakes me up by then anyway.

Underwear: My favorite pairs came from this wonderful store in London called New Look. There was one like half a mile away from me and I’d go shopping there all the time.

Vegetables you dislike: I can’t think of any. I pretty much love everything.

What makes you run late: Forgetting something. I have to go back.

X-rays you’ve had done: Broke my thumb playing field hockey in high school, got hit below the eye with a field hockey ball in college, and got into a car accident in March 2011. I got x-rays for all of those.

Yummy food you make: Everything I make is good. But I am a big fan of taco salads, which I make with this awesome chicken chili I make. I’m not sure if it counts as cooking. Adam can attest to this. It’s kind of  sad because I eat one everyday and will never tire of them. Oh, and also everything I bake.

Zoo animal: Polar bears. Always. Also, this gazelle that Adam and I saw at the San Diego Zoo.

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Friday Things Part 4

I hop on a flight to California in 35 days, 8 hours, and 40 minutes. I don’t have a running countdown on my computer or anything.

My brother lives in Pasadena and I will be visiting for a few days. I’m trying to convince him to run the Firecracker 5k/10k with me in Chinatown in L.A. I read there’s a beer garden after and he said he is interested in that…but not in the race. There’s still time to convince him! I have never run a 10k, so that’s the plan. We shall see.

After a few days in Pasadena, I am hopping on a train down to San Diego to see Adam, who I haven’t seen since high school. There’s a lot to say here, but I will keep it brief. I really can’t wait to see him.

2013 is off to a great start. I’m really happy so far.

I had my first “long run” of 2013. 7.5 miles and I felt great. Muscle memory is an amazing thing.

CrossFit is also going well. I PR’d on my deadlift 1 rep max, at 240. Then a couple days ago, we did 1 rep max thrusters and I ran out of time but managed to hit 100, which I was really happy with. To be honest, I haven’t been going nearly as often as I’d like or as I was. I can’t seem to find the motivation to go more than 3 times a week, which is bad, because I’m paying so much money to go and when I’m there, I really do love it. It’s just getting myself out the door, and I think a lot of it has to do with the cold and winter…but I’m going to have to get over that at some point because again, it’s a waste of money if I’m not going more than a couple times a week.

Maeby is great, as always.

It’s Friday. And I woke up with a very specific version of “Friday” stuck in my head. So I revisited this video.

Then I made my roommate watch it with me.

Friday Things: Part 3

  1. I’m loving this.  Seriously.  Some of my favorites?  Numbers 14, 15, 26, 27, and 31.
  2. In an attempt to find an animal meme for the next point, I found this and had to post.
  3. I’m fairly certain my guy friend asked me out on a date.  But since I was in a relationship for almost 3.5 years and never really dated before that, I’m not totally sure.

  4. My coworker sent me a link to this siteSo absurd.  But so awesome.

  5. Sometime next week I am going to meet Potential Roommate #2.  And then Potential Roommate #1 and Potential Roommate #2 and I are going to look at apartments.  So exciting!  We’ll probably end up living somewhere like this:

  6. I was hesitant to buy an iPad 2, because I had a feeling that they iPad 3 would be released soon and then I’d be able to get a cheaper iPad2 after the release, so I thought maybe I’d wait.  Then I bought one anyway.  And then my coworker sent me an article about the planned release date being in early March.  Oh well.  #Firstworldproblems to the max.
  7. I realized almost everything I complain about is a first world problem.  So basically I should stop complaining.
  8. The best thing about Valentine’s Day, both when I was in a relationship for the past three years and when I’ve been single (like this year), is chocolate.

    Yes, please.

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On a more relevant note: Happy Friday!

Friday Things

So, Wednesday night, I met up with a friend and former teammate from college who happens to be living in the same area as me.  Actually, we share the same zip code and have for months but hadn’t known it until fairly recently.

There was a party at a bar in Hartford, where a ton of local firefighters and police officers were supposed to be.  Um, hello men in uniform, nice to see you.  Except, not.  We got there a little after 9:30 and the bar was pretty empty.  I guess it made sense since it was Wednesday night and all, so we decided to head to some other bars in the area.  The funny thing is, I’ve lived here my whole life and don’t know anything, while my friend has been living in the area for only a little over a year, and yet she knows all the bars and places to go and which nights they have specials.  Did I mention this girl is awesome?

So, instead, we headed to a bar with an awesome special: Spend $6.00 on a tall draft beer, keep the glass, and every refill after is only $1.00.  And, you can bring the glass back for $1.00 drafts every Wednesday after if you want.  It was actually really fun and ended up being really crowded, and naturally, since this is my life, I ran into a ton of people from high school.  Two of which are two years younger than me (hi, I’m officially old), and played on the basketball team when I was the team manager.  After, we met up with my other friend from high school at another bar, where we had a quick drink and then all headed out.  It was a weeknight, after all.

As we walked back to my friend’s car, parked on a sketchy side street near the Hartford bus and train station, my friend noticed a creepy guy and his friends walking towards us and began freaking out, trying to get into her car as soon as possible.  I didn’t really even notice until he called out my name, and then I realized that creepy guy was actually another friend from high school, who is actually not very creepy at all.

As I explained to my friend from college, I know I say that literally anywhere I go, I run into people from high school, but I think Wednesday night proved it to anyone who has any doubts about this reality.

I slacked off yesterday at the gym, biking a mere 7.5 miles and walking one.  But I figured the most important thing is getting out and exercising, especially since Christmas means I will be consuming ridiculous amounts of pecan pie, brownies, and other comfort foods.  Which I’m really excited about.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, I got a manicure yesterday, and it is indeed very festive.

I never knew how I felt about having one nail be a different color but honestly, I’m loving this.  The dark red combined with the pop of the glittery silver make this manicure totally worth the price (HA it was only $12.00, but still).

I also got a nice gift from another friend.  He got me a DVD of Diary of the Dead, also known as probably one of my favorite zombie movies ever.

I realize that I’m a total nerd and this movie got sub-par reviews on Amazon, but I don’t care because I love it.

And finally, to maintain all randomness that is this post, last night I baked a lovely loaf of banana bread.

I followed this recipe.  Super, super easy, and the bread looks and smells amazing.  It’s for the friend who got me the DVD; I know how much he loves banana bread, and he also has a batch of molasses cookies on the way too.

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I guess that is about it for now…

Happy Friday!  And for those that have Monday off, enjoy the long weekend!

Friday Things

End of week highlights:

–  I made it through another work week.

I love this commercial.  And the pig.

–  New Year’s Eve got terrible reviews and my expectations are so unbelievably low…but I’m going to see it tonight anyway.

I also think that if this is really a promotional poster for the movie, it is poorly designed and does nothing to get me excited for the movie.  But I suppose since I’m going to see the movie anyway, it doesn’t really matter.

–  I saw this on Laura‘s blog and had to share, as it made me cry in my cubicle for the second time this week (minus the part when he starts dancing).

–  In keeping with my adoration of The Hunger Games, I started reading the third book a couple days ago.

So far, I haven’t been able to get into it like the others, but I’m still enjoying it.  However, based on its reviews on Amazon, I’m having doubts about how this series will end and whether or not I’ll enjoy it.

–  Somehow, I’m just discovering this site.  My life has really been very sad up until this point.  In addition to crying in my cubicle, for various reasons including the video above, I have begun laughing out loud to myself.  People here are probably beginning to think I’m nuts, if they didn’t already.

This one is my favorite.  Mostly because I love polar bears but also because it’s just so ridiculous.

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And that’s that.  Happy Friday!