Thursday, December 30, 2010


I never really read the Twilight books, or understood what the craze was over the movies.  That is, until katmcd and I watched New Moon while we were in Hilton Head.  Something about Bella's sadness while missing Edward, just sitting around for months, empty, it made me feel so sad, like I was 2 years ago.  Anyways, after that I wanted to watch all of them. I had previously borrowed the first Twilight from katmcd and watched it two nights in a row. So on Tuesday, I went out and bought all 3. I watched New Moon 2 days ago, and tonight I'm just going to relax and watch Eclipse.

But first of course I went to happy hour with MB to just get a few quick drinks.  Then I went to the gym, obvi. 

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve.  I hope it's seriously just low key and full of my friends and really fun.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Things Never to Use as a Pickup...Story

It all started with this giant ring on my finger at the bar on Wednesday.  It's not real, but it's large and has lots of (fake) diamonds.

Who bought you that ring?  You bought it yourself?  Oh well you deserve someone to buy you jewelry. (Uhm, yeah thanks are you offering?)
You haven't had sex in how long?  Wow that's a long time. I get laid about every 4th or 5th trip (this man travels for his job, which equates to maybe 3-4 cities in a week or so, minimum 2 trips a month.)

I may have paraphrased some of that, but the gist is that this man katmcd was chatting with kept talking to MB and I after katmcd left and those are a few gems that he said to me.  I knew someone who did a job like his once, so I think he was kind of shocked to see that I called him out hooking up with girls so much.  Admittedly he was pretty nice and took a lot of my shit but honestly, I really don't need a man who doesn't live here, travels 90% of the time, and is at an average rate of 6 girls a year.  I',m not really judging though, because I was crazy awful in college, but at my age, and his age for that matter, that seems a bit high.  And that's certainly not the point. 

The holidays have been overall pretty nice and filled with a lot of ice skating, movie watching, football watching, and boozing.  Speaking of movie watching, JCoupon, Zig and I saw Tron Legacy yesterday.  HOLY BADASS MOVIE BATMAN.  It was so awesome.  And Daft Punk did a great job with the soundtrack.  Yay. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Weekend Recap

Friday night was movie date night with MB and we saw Love and Other Drugs.  It was....ok.  I loved Jake Gyllenhall's character, but Anne Hathaway drove me nuts.  I really liked watching their relationship develop throughout the movie and it was interesting seeing how the move progressed.  I wonder if maybe I just didn't like it because I have so little faith that people(read: men) are like that.  After the movie, I went to bed and slept until 12 the next day. 

Saturday I had to close at work, but it was awesome because mb was also closing.  Afterwards, we moved across the street to RiRa and met up with katmcd and Uncle Sam, this boy she's kind of seeing.  As a back story, the 3 of us met Uncle Sam at the Night of the Living Zoo party.  He remembered katmcd's name, facebooked her, and they've been friends ever since.  I barely recognized him sans costume but he was tall and cute and so nice.  He was constantly asking mb and I questions and was super engaging.  Well done katmcd.  RiRa was as usual a fabulous time.  MB had us all taking oatmeal cookie shots(I have no clue what the hell was in this) and peppermint patty shots(peppermint schnapps and chocolate syrup).  We were dancing and singing to this small trio band.  

Oh, quick sidenote, Uncle Sam and I did this shot which was straight vodka with an olive.  He said that if I take the shot and then eat the olive, I won't taste the vodka at all.  I don't like olives, so I just took the shot, pushed the olive aside and moved on.  But question, does that actually work?

Today was spent at work almost all day.  I was pissed because I missed the Cowboys/Skins game, but I heard they won, so that's awesome.  I'm just closing up the day with some movies and hopefully heading to bed early.  I have a weird thought that even though this is only a 3 day week it's going to be SUPER long.  But I still have 5 unopened presents (I only opened 1 so far!) to open on Saturday morning.  I'm proud of myself.  Happy Christmas Week!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Last Full Week of Work in the Year!

So last night was amazing and here's what I came out of the party with:
1. No bar tabs
2. A fantastic dinner
3. A Jack/Diet Coke, 4 glasses of wine, 2 Miller Lites, 1 stolen Heineken, 1 stolen whiskey something
4. New friendships with coworkers and Erin's friend date
5. Blisters on my feet from my heels
6. My coworker was talking to some cop about her car when my group was leaving the bar.  We all started screaming, "Woooooooo!" and "Hot Cop!" 
7. People loved my koozie
8.  We love to take over the entire back room of Sign of the Whale.
9. Our entire project team loves to drink and get down on the dance floor.  Ridiculous, I know.

Tonight I'm going to see Love and Other Drugs with MB.  I wanted to see it so I'm pretty excited.  I'm also so freakin exhausted and I can sleep in tomorrow.  It's going to be great!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Elementary School

You know what is kind of cool?  I just got invited to an Elementary School reunion with about 25 of my old classmates.  Some of them still hang out together which I just think is incredible.  I moved to Texas when I was 11, which was going into 7th grade, and I lost touch with almost everyone.  Through the wonders of facebook, I slowly started becoming friends with them and I get to stalk their lives.  It's crazy.  We knew each other almost 20 years ago.  I'm almost very sad to be missing this get-together. 

Tomorrow is my project's holiday party.  It's a nice dinner and drinks, hopefully followed by an awesome after party. 
1. I hope it's fun
2. MB is my date, I know she'll be a good time
3. I hope I'm not at work until 6

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Currently I have 4 presents under the tree.  My mom came to visit this weekend.  We ate really good food but she wouldn't let me open them.  Hahah, such torture.

I had such a great weekend, but I'm exhuasted.  I'm so glad the holidays are coming up.  Work is obviously crazy busy but this week we have our project holiday party/dinner.  MB's going to be my fabulous date and we're going to have a great time. 

2 weeks until Christmas.  They are going to fly.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Goodbye My Almost Lover

Goodbye my hopeless dream.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Knew It

I was at work until 7:15 tonight.  I pulled an 11 hour day.  YIKES.

My mom comes on Friday and today I received a lovely present from my aunt.  The box had the designer name on it, and I happen to have almost no self control so I went ahead and wrapped the whole box in Christmas paper.  Right now under my tree is that box and shoes.  I was using the wall where my tree now stands to let my shoes hang out in a row.  It works, and shoes and bags, that's what every (most) girls love.  Including me!  I'm hoping my mom will come buy me groceries though.  I was reading another girl's blog and it made me laugh because like her, I only have beer, Firefly vodka, and some yogurt in my fridge.  In my freezer is ice and Sky vodka.  Oops.

Also, why the hell is it so damn cold?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weekend Recap

My weekend in VA Beach was pretty great.  Obviously we ran and survived the 10 Miler.  It was the coldest thing I've ever experienced.  It was painful, but we finished, and the after party was pretty sweet.  Sam Adams beer, a band, food, and a really nice time.  We also got the freakin sweetest finisher metal that doubled as a beer bottle opener.  Thanks guys, great race. 

It snowed almost all of Saturday night as of 5pm.  We got to watch the beach parade, and then went to a nice bar and had a cocktail.  It was a pretty early night and then today we drove back and stopped in Fredericksburg for some Sonic.  DELICIOUS.

This week is going to be rough.  I just know work is going to be really busy and I am still really enjoying it so it's fine.  Next week is our project's holiday party and this Friday my mom comes in for our Christmas dinner and stuff. 

I don't know.  I think I'm just ready for 2011.

COWBOYS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Just Another Little Jog

Here we go.  Tonight katmcd and I head to VA beach for the Surf n'Santa 10 Miler.

Wish us luck!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Giveaways are Super Fun

Because HELLO, who doesn't like awesome free stuff?

I've got 2 giveaways that I've entered today and since I like giveaways so much, I've decided to create a sidebar thingy to show them. 

The first giveaway is from Dancing through DC  and she's giving away a $35 gift certificate to CSN stores.  I really had never heard of them before I started blogging and since then I've seen a few of their giveaways.  I appreciate that they're super awesome to bloggers and it wants to make me support them more.  Either way, you can get some awesome stuff with the gift cert so go enter!

The second giveaway is from A Southern Belle's Guide to Life and Style, and she's giving away a lip gloss from Philosophy.  Seriously....yum. 

So there you have it.  Thanks you two!

Giveaways=Free Shit=Happy People

The X Effect

I have a guilty pleasure to admit.  Do you remember the MTV show The X Effect? 

Well, I think this show is one of my guilty pleasures.  MTV canceled the show forever ago, but MTV3 (Tres-the spanish MTV) shows reruns.

If you don't know it, basically there is 2 couples, but one member of each couple used to be a couple.  So imagine A and B are dating, C and D are dating, but in th epast A and D were dating.  So the show takes the old couple, couple A/D and make them have this "romantic" weekend together, while their current relationships, B/C, sit and spy in another room at the same hotel.  My absolute favorites are when the ex's hook up, the current bf/gfs see it, and then hook up themselves.  Luckily enough, tonight is one just like that!  The current bf just said to the current gf (after they were kissing and moved to the bedroom) "You're making me hard" and the spanish translation was like, "I'm excited".  Bahahahahaahahaha. 

Also, totally unrelated, but I want my future husband/boyfriend/hook up to look like this(it's Daddy Yankee) (and act like him, he's got swagger, and hi, I love his music):

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Like a Duck

I'm just sitting here, calm on the surface, but really anxious and busy and crazy under the surface.  My new role has been nutso.  It feels like I've been on this project for weeks, but it's only been 4 working days.  It's honestly so great though.  I feel totally different about work than I did, even from just a month ago.  I knew work could feel like this.

There's a lot going on and I think I can just honestly say how happy I am that this year is coming to a close. 

Last night, katmcd and I went to see Brandon Flowers in concert at the 930 club. 

I love him with the Killers, and I've seen them in concert before.  But I really didn't know much of his stuff.  It was a really great concert.  I love watching him perform and I really liked his solo music.  We were standing on the balcony up against the rail and some bitch asked katmcd if she could move down.  She said, "uhm, no, I've been here since 7pm so I could have a spot."  That girl was rude and we just stood there.  Somehow, we also ended up above what I dubbed as "couples corner."  When we looked down from the balcony, everywhere was couples.  Some were cute, some were just bizarre, and others were flat out tanked.  I don't know, I just felt a little sad watching them though.  It's probably just the holidays, and I can drink that sadness away. 

In other news, this weekend katmcd and I are driving to VA Beach for the Surf N' Santa 10-Miler.  We had so much fun at the Army 10-Miler that we decided to do another.  No pressure, it's not about the running time, it's just about completing it and really enjoying being there.  Then we'll party that night and head home on Sunday.  I've never been to VA Beach and I think it'll just be super fun. 

I cannot believe that it's December.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Finally, It's Tree Time

How cute is my tree ya'll?

Seriously cute right?  And if you're looking at it, and thinking, is that a football player on her tree, then let me clarify for you.  HELL YES IT IS!  I was gifted the best quarterback in the nfl, Tony Fucking Romo. 

It's no secret for my love of him and the Cowboys and I was SO happy to get it. 

I worked all week and weekend but managed to buy my tree and a vacuum at Walmart.  Most of my time though was spent working or drinking.  Look at the amount of food me and MB cooked for Thanksgiving with Zig and J Coupon.  It was all delicious too!

But honestly, so much of the last few days was just spent in bars.  Wednesday night was a super fun night at RiRa in which we actually knew someone in the band, Thursday night and last night were at CCSP.  What a really great way to spend the holiday. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Busiest Bar Night!

Tonight is the busiest night at the bars.  Happy Thanksgiving?  Sure.  Today I attempted to go to Walmart to buy my xmas tree.  FUCKING FAIL.  I got off the freeway, turned right and all I could see were red lights for miles.  I bailed immediately.  Maybe I'll try again on Saturday or Sunday.  I really want my fucking tree.

Tomorrow MB and I are waking up at the crack of dawn for our Turkey Trot 5K.  The shirt is so cute though.  On the front it says GBBLGBBL like on a license plate.  But no, I won't be wearing it tomorrow.  I kind of hate those people who wear the race day shirts on the actual race day. 


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So This is What Working Feels Like

Seriously, the last 2 days have been INTENSE.  I already had to turn in a first draft of a document EOD (end of day) today.  I just have no idea like what is going on.  I mean, I feel great.  I am contributing, and learning so much, and am working great on my own. 

Also, I know I'll probably get seriously hated on, but Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday and I'm already hating on it this year.  I'm running in a 5K turkey trot and I just heard the weatherman say that it's going to be freezing.  SWEET.  Not. 

I'm tired, can you tell?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Is This Week?

Oh holy shit man.  Time just flew out the window today.  It's my first day on my new project and I am LOVING IT.  These are the important things to know about my project:

1. My friend Erin is on this project, but not on my team. I met Erin actually my second day at Accenture.  She was in my start group and is younger than I am, but overall is just fun and loud and really supportive at work.  She turns out to actually be my like welcoming person on this project.  Having her on my project means that I'll have friends during all of the meetings and happy hours.  Yay!
2. Happy Hours and Parties: Erin, her coworker and another one of my start group guys Liju basically spent lunch talking about how awesome and fun the happy hours are.  Duh, I love that.
3. I had a feeling that my team, all 4 of us, would be men + me.  So yeah, 3 guys and me.  Ok, no big deal right?  We're having a team dinner with another team that some of the guys I work with also do some work on.  It's going to be at the amazing Fogo de Chao (which ps, I've never been to, but it sounds fabulous).  My coworker first says to me, "Do you eat meat?"  Uh, yeah I do.  And then he said, "How do you feel about having dinner with a lot of guys?"  Uh, what?  The other team happens to also be all men.  So dinner next week is 9 men and me, sarg.  It will be the most ridiculous work event ever. 

But really, my team seems really cool and I know it's going to be hard work but I am literally so excited.  And because my blog hasn't really seen any holiday festive-ness, I leave you now with 10 Reasons I'm Thankful To Be Single This Thanksgiving, courtesy of The Frisky:

1. The only family drama I have to deal with is my own. And that’s enough, thank you very much.

2. I can decide to change my plans last minute and hop a plane to Spain, no questions asked. God, I wish I had thought of that sooner. Maybe I’ll check ticket prices.

3. Two words. Holiday hookups. ‘Tis the season when all singles are looking to deck the halls.

4. There will be no fights over whose folks we spend Thanksgiving with.

5. I don’t have to cook for or clean up after anyone else. Boys are messy. And I’m an awful cook.

6. I can watch “A Christmas Story” or “Love Actually,” my two favorite holiday movies, uninterrupted while binging on pecan pie leftovers and wearing sweat pants.

7. Party-hopping works when you’re a party of one. I can show up at multiple Thanksgiving dinners with a bottle of wine and a pumpkin pie and be a hit.

8. I’m grateful for all the wrong-for-me-guys I’m not going to be spending the holiday with.

9. I can wake up at 5 a.m. for Black Friday doorbuster sales and not have to deal with someone whining about how early it is.

10. The wishbone is mine ... all mine!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Beers at 9am

Tomorrow morning, katmcd, MB, and I will be at this:


It's just at FedEx which is convenient. We have a full tailgate setup ready with cornhole, and food and mimosa mix ready to go.  It'll be my second college football game ever.  It's not that I never liked college football (and we already know about my obsession with pro-football) but my college didn't have a football team, so I never really got into it.  I'm really excited to go and tailgate and just have a lovely little Saturday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Movie Date

So, I don't know about you, but I think there are some fabulous movies coming out in the next few weeks. 

Harry Potter
I never was into it, never read the books, but enjoyed following the movies when I could.

Love and Other Drugs
This just looks so cute.

I really love animated Disney.  Reminds me of childhood.

Tron Legacy
How bad ass does this movie look?  And how hot is that main guy?

Much like my music taste and really everything else about me, my movie tastes are sort of all over the place.  Except I HATE scary movies.  I'm also not much of a movie goer.  The last movie I saw in theaters was Date Night, during my first weekend with that douche who dumped me over the phone.  Anyways, I want to see these movies.  I think the holidays are a good time to see movies, especially people like me who don't travel for Christmas or Thanksgiving and need something to do alone rather than sit at home.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm Just The Rule

I'm definitely not the exception.

I'm not feeling super great right now.  I'm not sick, I'm just taking things really heavily lately.  Does that even make sense?  I've been working from home this week and I'm just so bored. I'm so thrown off by the douchebag from my last post. 


Monday, November 15, 2010

I Really Know How to Pick 'em

So last night as I'm sitting watching football, I get this email and it's from Linked In.  This guy who I haven't talked to in well....a year or so, but really in 3 years wants to connect.  ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?  Let me first just go back to my senior year of college, when I was at McFadden's one random Thursday night.  I met this tall guy who was kind of cute and chatty.  We ended up going on a sort-of date to Lucky Strike, but really had this year-long hook-up.  We did not date, we just had fun.  It was fine because I wasn't looking for anything but after literally a year or calls only after 2am, I was like, ok man, we can't do this anymore.  And that was it, we didn't chat after that.

Then last summer, after more than 2 years, I was hanging in Charlottesville, and I got an email that he Linked In me.  (Yes, I've actually been through this pattern before.)  He sent me a message also that said something to the effect of "Hey, how are you, etc."  So I sent him an email (because he had left it in his Linked In message) and was like, "Oh hey, this is so random, I'm fine, what about you?"  I then got 1 email back, then I responded, and then NOTHING.  Not only nothing, he de-Linked In me.  WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!?!

So now, more than a year after that, he fucking Linked In me again and my favorite is this:

First name has indicated you are a Friend.

We are not friends.  Let's also go ahead and throw out there that I just searched him on Facebook and he's in a relationship.  I hadn't even thought about this guy since he pulled this shit last year, but of course I had to search him.  Honestly, I just don't get it.  What in the hell could he have to say to me?  He wasn't ever necessarily nice to me (he certainly wasn't mean, but didn't go out of his way to be sweet, etc) when we did know each other, and a part of me actually thought that he might be in a relationship when we were hooking up.  But seriously, talk about fucking a girl up. 

So do I accept and go through this shit storm again?  Or do I be a total bitch and send him a message to the effect of, "You can't be serious"?  God I am over DC men.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I Found Waldo Again

What a fabulous weekend. 

I have to quickly tangent because I realize when I wrote about going to lunch with the work guy I totally spaced on the best thing ever.  I was asking like what he had done that day because it was Veteran's day, and while I had to work, he didn't.  His response, "I went to look at bonsai trees because I want to make my apartment look more Asian."  No fucking joke.  I did everything I could do not to laugh.  He's so nice, but really ridiculous.

Ok, back to the weekend.  I've been beaming since I heard the news about my upcoming project so I'm sure that helped.  Friday night I had a committee meeting for a networking committee that I'm on at Whitlows.  I had a few beers there and then met up with MB.  From there we went to Hunan.  I've heard about this place forever and MB's always trying to get me to go, but I finally caved and omfg what weird place.  We found 2 spots at the bar luckily, sat down, and ordered beers the size of....well, I don't know what the size was, but it was more than double a pint glass.  And for only $4.00.  AMAZING.  We each had 2 of those, and got some sushi and spring rolls.  And the music was awesome.  I would have never even thought that I was in some Asian restaurant had I not ordered sushi.  After that we went to RiRa of course.  I think that's our new regular place.  We called J Coupon to come meet up with us.  Then one of the guys on my networking committee and his friend came.  I talked to people, danced a lot, and had  There was one random part where the guy on my committee's friend got in a fight with some random dude.  Like pushing and probably almost punching.  J Coupon helped break it up and MB had some guy in a choke-hold.  I was pretty impressed.  That was ridiculous, but I was so waste-face that I didn't even care. 

Yesterday I had to work for a few hours and while exhausting, had talked about watching the fight.  I called up MB, Zig and J Coupon to decide on venue.  Originally it was going to be Buffalo Billiards to make it easier on Zig but he ended up bailing so we ended up at Hard Times in Springfield.  That place is....different.  It was totally packed but we managed to find a spot to stand out of the way and up against a mini-island thing. 

Another tangent coming now.  So for some reason, I remembered seeing a Pacquiao fight before, and I just assumed it was UFC.  We got there and are watching the prelims and I'm thinking, "Why are they in a boxing ring and not in the Octogon?  Luckily, MB also thought we were watching UFC, and we both had this realization moment where we both figured out we were actually watching boxing.  Whoops.  I mean, they did put the UFC fight on also, so we watched both.  And I was right, J Coupon confirmed that at one point over the last 3+ years that I have watched a Pacquiao fight.  I'm just kind of retarded or something.  Did I mention that Pacquiao has a tattoo on his chest that looks like a sperm?  Just sayin.

After having this moment, we just pulled out our Lilly Pulitzer bright pink koozies and drank our way through the fight.  We chatted with a few people, of whom included a somewhat ghetto man who moved from Centerville, a man who gave MB some of his wings, a man with a flat-top haircut, a man with super long hair slicked back, and waldo.  Seriously, Hard Times Springfield for the win. 

Following the fight, we went through the drive-thru at McDonalds for some late-night food and then I drove us home.  My favorite thing about this weekend is that we turned nothing into something.  We just had a lot of fun. 

Next week, katmcd, MB and I are headed to the Indiana/Penn State game together.  I'm looking forward to tailgating and having a great time.  Until then, this week will be a lot of document review, finishing up training, and doing last minute things.  And also, Thanksgiving is a week from Thursday.  WTF? 

I hope everyone had as fun of a weekend as I did.

Friday, November 12, 2010

List of Rules

1. Cardio
2. Double Tap
18. Limber Up

I'm sitting here watching Zombieland and just hanging out.  Have you seen it?  It's pretty awesome, even though I never would have thought I would like a movie like it. 

Anyways, obviously I'm so excited about the new role with my company and today's just been so great.  I went and got a hair cut and bought 2 sweaters.  I've also been slaving away in the kitchen.  How does that one saying go....something like, chefs and bakers are different because bakers follow recipes and chefs don't.  I only say that because I'm somewhat awful with recipes.  I'm much better when I just kind of substitute things or make my own creations.

Well, something like that.  Today I made chicken and risotto.  I marinated the chicken in lemon juice, pepper, sun-dried tomato pesto, and a bit of olive oil.  Then I cooked the risotto (which I'm admitting was from a box) but was still delicious.

Nothing special, but I just get a nice feeling when I cook.  And hello, the leftovers are awesome!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Holy Bananas!

I got the role with the first project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you can't tell, I am freakin psyched!  I think I'll be internationally traveling.  I start a week from Monday on the project.  I'll keep you (all like 1 of you who read it) updated with what the plan is, but not to worry, I'll be in DC most of the time, so happy hours, dinners, and parties, yes please!

In other news, I went to lunch again with my "friend" the office man.  He was nice enough to come meet me instead of me driving down to our old office area.  I think we have a definite friend thing going.  He's still very nice, but I move at a mile-a-minute and talk even faster and he's not as uhm...energetic as I am.  Totally fine, I'm just saying.  He gave me this super awkward hug, well actually, he turned to me and said, "Give me a hug."  Oh ok, we'd never hugged before.  AWK.

I really am so excited, words can't even do it justice. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

No Updates

No updates on the job front.  I had another call and an in-person meeting with a fabulous group from a second project.  I am stressed.  And now the first project can't let me know until tomorrow.  Will I have to choose?  I'm no good at this.  I just want to be happy in my job.  I think that just means I want to not hate the work and I want to enjoy my coworkers.

Really, does it matter?  In exactly 1 hour and 30 minutes I will be having cheap but delicious beers at Rock Bottom.  Yay!

Shutterfly Holiday Card Giveaway

Like a few of the bloggers I follow have talked about, I too am partaking in the Shutterfly Holiday Card Giveaway.  I'm pretty excited because unlike some of my blogger friends, I don't really have a family picture to put on the card and it would really challenge my to come up with something creative.  I was thinking I would put some of my favorite pictures of me with friends and my mom in them. 

I typically get like "funny" cards or something blue and sparkly, but this year I thought maybe I could try this out. 

My favorties are these:





What do you think? I mean, I've never been good with communicating with my family, particularly anyone who's not my mom or my aunt, but I've always for years sent out Christmas cards. I like that I at least have 1 tradition and I’m excited to use these picture cards. I mean, my great-grandmother is 92(I think) and I know she likes getting pictures.

I am SO excited for the holidays.  Thanks Shutterfly for getting me even more ready!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Only One Of You Can Have Me

So I've been so crazy stressed out.  I think tomorrow will at least be like the end of it.  I think.  Most of it is job driven.  I have 3 roles right now that I'm up for.  The first would be until May-ish and I'd be on a tiny team and I'd get to travel internationally (but it'd be based in DC).  The second would be until Feb and would be also in DC.  The third would be until Jan and is in Denver.  Le sigh.  I'll report back on this tomorrow.

In unrelated news, grandpa Wade got fired yesterday afternoon.  For those of you who don't know, he was the head coach of my beloved Dallas Cowboys.  I saw this coming, especially after the blowout at Green Bay.  But it's still sad. 

At least it's almost 5 and I can have a drink.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I Have The Tony Romo Hangover

Seriously, I really miss him.  My poor poor team is just being dessimated by the packers and I am just depressed.  So lets just keep that feeling up.  Well maybe not depressed, just really over it all. 

Please read through this text conversation from yesterday/last night with the office man here:  (this was after a 7:30am gchat that I got from I'm not awake at 7:30 on a Saturday morning.)

Me: Hey, sorry I saw your chat earlier but I was still asleep.  Then I overslept (oops). 
Him:  Hey, what are you up to?
Me: Took a last minute trip to Charlottesville with 2 friends.  You going out tonight?
Him: Not any more.  Had a date but I canceled it this morning.  (Editor's note: WTF?  I mean, I guess you just made it clear that we're just friends, but WHY would you tell me this?)
Me: Oh, why'd you do that?
Him: Realized she's too boring...Really pretty but no personality (Editor's note: Yet again, WTF?)
Me: Nice of you to not lead her on then.
Him: Thanks, I try. :p  (Editor's note:  VOM, emoticons)
Him: What's in Charlottesville?
Him:  Lol hanging out with the students?  (Editor's note:  obviously.)
Me: Nope.  The bars.
Him: Ah Cool.
Him: How old are you btw?  (Editor's note: If he had been so internet stalking-ish as I was, he'd already know.  Hello, I found out how old he was via Linked In.  I'm pretty fucking awesome at internet stalking.)

After this I found out he was actually 34, so I was a year or so off.  Whatever.  Also, is he going to hold it against me that I'm younger?  I guess I was a little nervous with the age difference, but like, is that something you really deal with over text?  I realize we just met but even for friends, I don't ask questions like that unless I'm looking at the person.

We've chatted a bit today but the more time goes on, the less I am interested. I don't want to talk bad about him.  He seems super nice and very laid back, but honestly....uuuugggghhhhhhh.

If I was reading this, I'd probably just laugh in my face.

100 Tabs Coming Soon To A Bar Near You

Yesterday, katmcd, MB and I took an impromptu trip down to Charlottesville.  We spent the day in a historical campus tour and then walked around the campus.  It was so beautiful.  The leaves had all changed color and it happened to be Parent's Weekend.  We walked all over campus and took pictures and just really enjoyed taking a mini-break from DC.  Of course we also went to the bookstore.  I had lost my old longsleeved UVA during the Army 10-Miler so I bought a new one and then we had a major find.  LILLY PULITZER KOOZIES.  And to make it so much better, there were 3 styles, all $5.  Mine has gators on it, one is even playing the saxophone.  They are so random and so pink, but so incredible. 

After our afternoon of walking, we tried to get my car out of the garage so we could go to my mom's place, change clothes and then head back to UVA and go to the bars.   But because of all of the parents, we couldn't get out, so instead we went to have a beer at the Virginian.  After that beer, we decided to just go to car, grab our clothes for the night, change and then repark my car closer to the bars.  We would forgo going to the apartment completely. 

First we went to the Irish bar and then we went back to the Virginian.  I was really rude to this girl from Arlington, and I really didn't mean to be, I was just not in the mood to chat with her.  10 minutes later, she was crying over some boy.  I guess she was fine.  I don't know, like, if you're going to cry, step outside, or go to the bathroom.  Don't just sit at the bar making some big scene.  Other than that, and the fact that this fucking bitch spilled her damn cranberry fucking vodka cocktail all over my cream colored sweater and ruined it, we actually had such a great time.  It was really relaxing.  And cheap.  And we had Sonic.  De-fucking-licious.

Now it's just up to the Cowboys to hopefully try and win against the pack tonight.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Time for a Quickie

I'm pretty tired and it's been a long day.  I'm sitting here watching the new Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  This party for a 4 year old is costing like $50,000.  That's just ridiculously incredible and just horribly irresponsible.  I mean, I'm pretty awful with money because I love clothing, but this is just so stupid. 

The lunch date was nice.  Nothing to write home about just yet but he opened doors for me, including the car door, and payed.  I think I was awkwardly nervous because I felt like I was talking a hell of a lot.  I guess that's just what happens when you first start getting to know someone.  I also can really see the age difference, and one major red flag is that he's been here forever, but has very few friends.  So I'm just taking it for what it is, a nice guy.  And he said that I was pretty.  Honestly, it's the little things.

Tomorrow I go in to drop off my badges and then chat quickly with my boss about my feedback that he's given.  Sigh, one thing coming to a close.  I hope I get this one opportunity with my company working in Rosslyn.  I hope I hope I hope.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An Open Letter to Karma.

Dear Karma,

Oh my, you do have a sick sense of humor.  What made that man(the one I met in the parking lot at work last week) leave a note on my car asking me out to lunch?  Why did he have to be from an office I'm leaving on Friday?  I have to thank you though, because if this guy sucks or is boring, I never have to see him again.  I also get a little laugh out of the fact that this happened the same day I write like my one post ever about relationships and dating.  Oh silly karma, I mean, you're not really a bitch, but you are kind of ridiculous.

So, thanks for the random lunch date that I'll be going on Thursday.  If nothing else, I'll get out of the office for an hour.


Totally unrelated, but equally important is that someone katmcd and I were in our sorority with, like at the same time, was on Millionaire Matchmaker last night.  You can read about it here.  (although please excuse the picture that she uses from 2004.  I look so horrible and young.)

Also unrelated and maybe not quite as important is that today I told MB that I am ready to set up my mini xmas tree already.  It's just so cold now and I'm just ready to see it up and listen to xmas music, and hopefully not light my tree on fire like I did last year.  Whoops.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I Want You, I Need You, Oh Baby, Oh Baby

Everyone knows dating in the District and surrounding area is next to impossible. I never been able to figure out why, but many people come here out of college and are looking to have fun, or they're already coupled up with someone not from the area. In my personal experience, all of my 3 relationships in DC, including the one in college, all started out with a drunken hook up. Next thing I knew, I was in a relationship. Every time. So apparently, I'm not helping this situation.

I read multiple blogs talking about the horrible dating scene and it seems to get them down.  To that I just have to say, keep your heads up or just keep drinking.

I have to tangent for a hot second because I realize I never really talked about what happened with my last relationship over this summer. I still won't go into all of the details, but I think knowing about these events will help make it a bit more clear why I think the way I do. And if it doesn't, well, too bad. This guy basically stormed into my life, practically lived with me, told me he loved me 3 weeks into it, and then started to get mad at me for everything including losing at bocce (on the beach no less), and beer pong. The weekend of World Cup of Beer happened, and he got so mad at me that I wouldn't cheat on this game for him. Basically, think of the child game, Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Now exchange "tail" with "baby", and "donkey" with "Ronaldo". Same exact game though. I was judging, his team was playing, they lost. He wanted me to rule the other team disqualified. He then stormed off and wouldn't talk to me the rest of the day. We all went to the bar, and we got into another fight. Then he disappeared for 2 days, called me at work and dumped me over the phone. Ridiculous?  I think so.

Moving right along, have you ever read the Date Lab from the Washington Post Magazine? This shit is hilarious, especially when 2 people really have nothing in common. But it can be cute when they actually get a relationship out of it.  I think the best though is that I actually saw someone I knew during college on it. I wish I knew him well so I could ask him more about it, or I really wish one of my friends would do it. Date Lab is also a great time waster if you're bored.  Maybe I'll secretly submit an application for one of my friends.  That could be fun.

On another side note, I'm pretty much looking for anything that can occupy my time in the next few months.  Knowing full well that I don't travel for Thanksgiving (I have it with my little fake family here), and that I won't be going "home" for Christmas (I'm too old, an only child, and my mom's a there something awkward about those 3 things?), and my sports seasons are on hiatus until late January, I'm going to be in need of a time occupier.  So far I've signed up for another 10-Miler in VA Beach in December.  Maybe I'll actually train for this one.....yeah probably not.  I'm far too lazy and I hate running.  Then what?  The holidays are fastly approaching (gross right?) and I'm just still confused on where the hell 2010 went.  It seems like just yesterday was NYE 2009 where I was being called by my friend Justin at 6am asking me to come get him while he was roaming the streets of upper Georgetown in a hospital gown. Don't ask.

One other thing.....OH HEY WINTER.

EDIT:  3 other quick bits
1. On Thursday, I called this guy who is consistently rude to me in my office a jackass to his face.  I felt avenged and it was wonderful, although not professional.
2.  Today, I released Tony in fantasy football.  I've never not owned him...even when he was injured before, in all of my leagues, in all 3 years that I've played.  This is so sad. 
3. Randy Moss....are you seriously getting released from the Vikings.  YOU ARE SO DUMB.

Monday, November 1, 2010

I Wish I Was A Little Bit Taller

I wish I was a baller.

Today has been really stressful.  I found out that I'm rolling off of my project on Friday (THANK FUCKING GOD).  But now that means I have to find a new project, and hopefully quick.  I'm really looking forward to moving on because I know what other great clients and projects my company has.  Another plus side...this girl is working from home today.  I just finished a nice work out (first in a few days...whoops) and am just thinking that it looks so beautiful outside.  My balcony has the nicest view of Arlington and Falls Church and I just get to see all of the trees with their leaves changing colors.  Makes me really wish I had a fireplace.  The yule log channel doesn't really give that warming feeling so well.

Yesterday, I couldn't drag my ass out of bed/off my couch to support the Marine Corps Marathon runners, but I did manage to pull it together and get to the bar for the Cowboys game.  What a depressing season it's been.  With Tony out, we're just going downhill.  Granted, I will still be at the bar every week getting harassed for liking America's Team.  I mean, I'm from Dallas, just get over it already.

Also, one of my favorite movies ever is on.  Meatballs, the one with Bill Murray from the 70s.  I have NO clue why I like this movie, but I really just do. 

I wish it was the weekend, I'm ready to get drunk, and since I haven't done many happy hours lately, I can't justify sitting around my apartment having a cocktail with Firefly vodka and passing out.  Here's hoping.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Is My Favorite

While last night was really fun but pretty relaxed, I still think this year was great.  We had a change in plans because the metro was horribly fucked up.  We met at MBs for pregame and some dinner and then went to RiRa in Clarendon.  RiRa is my new favorite bar.  I love the bands and just tend to have a great time when we're there.  Then we popped over to Whitlows which also had a band.  It started to get really busy around 12, we left to try and get back to RiRa but the line was insane.  Tom, katmcd, Al's friend Adam, and I decided to just bail and go to Silver Diner.  After a delicious late-night meal, we got in a cab to get home, but the asshole driver says he will only go to 1 stop.  WTF?  So we cabbed to half-way between our places and then ran home.  It was so damn cold. 

Did you see these people last night?  If you did, it was us!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Night of the Living Zoo

Last night was Ri-Di-Cu-Lous.

Katmcd and MB came here and we got some Chinese food to eat while we drank beers and some firefly vodka.  Our costumes were amazing looking.   About 2 hours later we headed for the metro in the frigid cold.  We saw only a few other people in costume and then heard the metro announcer say that there was no trains stopping at Metro Center.  WTF?  So we hopped off at Foggy Bottom and got in a cab.  10 minutes later we were pulling up at the zoo and getting really excited.  I mean, we were already drunk, so anything was going to be excited. 

For anyone who's never been to the National Zoo, it's basically a long path down a hill and the exhibits are on either side.  It's free admission (except special events like last night).  We started trekking down the hill to where the ticket takers were, and then b-lined right for the beer ticket table.  4 dollar beers, not terrible.  It was sponsored by Magic Hat and they had this special Green Apple Beer.  It was pretty delicious.  There were a few exhibits open, some magicians and entertainers, and then a tent with bands.  There was also this amazing drum band with like, I don't even know, crazy awesome drummers and they were all dressed as zombies.  It wasn't like Drumline where it was band drums, these were huge African style drums and they made some pretty sick beats.  Then we just jammed to the band and danced around with all of the other crazies.  Randomly enough I ran into one of my volleyball teammates and his wife. 

Afterwards, katmcd had convinced our friend Tom to come get us, so he drove us home.  But it was the LONGEST DRIVE EVER.  He took us through Georgetown down M St.  Probably sad for him, but the 3 of us were totally tanked and yelling out the window at everyone in costume.  At one point we had stopped (obviously bc of traffic at 12am), and this man dressed as Fred Flinstone came running up to the car and then JUMPED OVER IT.  What in the fucking world???  I think we all sat there in shock for a solid minute.  What in the hell? Who would jump over someone else's car in the middle of traffic at midnight?  Also, when I say he jumped over the car, he literally jumped and like landed/slid across the roof of the car.  If you know this man, please, send him to the damn circus or cheerleading camp.  He should make a living off of those skills. 

Following that drive, we stopped in Courthouse to go to our friend Steak and Leg's Halloween party.  It was pretty nice.  Their apartment is just so cute and they seriously are both so nice and friendly and always make us feel welcome.  It was nice, except for this one part where I literally ran away from this weird man.  I ran around the kitchen and behind Legs' sister's roommate Mike.  We all just laughed about it after that guy left though.  Creepster.

After the nice but short stop at the party, we piled back in the car to go to Taco Bell.  Once there, we were waiting in a line of a few cars, and then this group of men standing outside of the car.  What in the world?  Did these men walk there and like order with the car (bc you can't just walk up to a drive-thru)?  Or were they in that car and all got out to order and pay by themselves?  Honestly, I really don't know.  All I know is that I kept yelling at them out the window. 

This was such a crazy fun way to start Halloween.  And I still have another night ahead of me.  Thank goodness I'm not hungover.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hello Halloween

So as I'm sitting here working from home on Friday, my friend Kate g-chats me.  Since I've been watching the America's Next Top Model marathon I've been a little oblivious and she informed me that a flight was being escorted to JFK by American fighter jets.  WTF.  After watching CNN to just catch up, we continued our chat until I finally just said it how I felt it:

Me: If the world is ending, at least ill be in a sweet costume.   And drunk.
Kate:  correct

Well, I just finished cleaning my apartment and painting my nails and in an hour katmcd will be here and then MB and we'll be all costumed out and ready for Night of the Living Zoo, and then heading to Courthouse for our friend Legs' party.  So so so so excited.  It's frigid cold outside, so liquor jacket and a man dressed as Robin will definitely keep me warm. Right? 

Happy first day of Halloween!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Love the 90s

God I really love music of the 90s.  I don't know why.  I mean, I love music of the late 80s too, but I'm just feeling like getting down to some awesome tunes in the form of these fine songs:

Roxette-It Must Have Been Love
Duran Duran-Ordinary World
Tiffany-I Think We're Alone Now
Sinead O'Connor-Nothing Compares to You
REM-Losing My Religion  (really I love love anything REM)
Starship-We Built This City
Bonnie Tyler-Total Eclipse of the Heart
Soft Cell-Tainted Love
Aha-Take On Me

I'm hoping that at some point I get to rock out in my costume to a few of these fine jams. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Army 10-Miler Pics

Here are pics from the Army 10-Miler that katmcd, MB, and I ran on Sunday. 

Did I mention how great of a time I had or how proud I am that we did this and all got through it....and are doing another one in December???  Awesome.

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Don't Really Like Talking About My Flair

I really hate it actually. 

So instead, I'll talk about my Halloween costume.  I'm going to be Batman this year.  Mainly it's referring to a TO/Ochocinco reference, but the superhero idea was just too easy. 

Polyvore is difficult to use....not to mention my costume was much cheaper than they tried to make it. 

Tshirt: $9  Amazon
Shorts: Old school soffee shorts
Shoes: Black tennis from Target for $9
Shoe Laces: Target $1.50
Belt:  Mine is actually just a large yellow ribbon, so it's like a fake belt
Mask: $1.39 from Party Depot
Knee Socks: Old black soccer socks

This is a costume done cheap and comfortable.  We will all still look cute, but not frozen.  I like it.  And our adventure include, but are not limited to these fine events:

Night of the Living Zoo

La Tasca Halloween Party

and other bars we decide to go to.

I'm really looking forward to it.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekend Recap

Let me just tell you how honestly fabulous this weekend was.  Friday night I had a short shift at work, was home and asleep by 10:30.  Saturday, I slaved all day in the kitchen to make this:

Basically, it's a healthy version of a chicken pot pie.  Katmcd, MB and I needed to eat well before our race on Sunday.  We all gathered at katmcd's house to eat and have a fabulous afternoon carving pumpkins.  Here is mine:

And the group's:

Then we went over to the DC Armory to pick up our race packets and walk around the expo.  And finally, we walked next door to RFK stadium to see DC United's final home game of the season and Jaime (Hi-Mee) Moreno's final game before retiring.  We had such a great time and it was my very first United game!  We joined in on the cheering and just had this fabulous evening.

Obviously this morning was the Army 10-miler.  I totally freaked myself out, but in the end, we had such a great time.  My unofficial race time is 2hr 20min.  To me, that's fine.  I never in my wildest (or horrific) dreams did I ever think I'd be able to complete 10 miles, and to think that I did, and I ran a solid 7.5 of them, I'm just so proud of myself.  I'm also so proud of katmcd and MB for running and trying and really just enjoying the experience.  I'll post pictures when the official ones are up. 

I'm so happy that we finished the race together. I'm so happy we had such a great weekend.  And I am PUMPED for the Halloween weekend we have coming up.

Race Day

Here we go.  It's 5:48 am and I'm freaking out.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Army 10-Miler

Well, I've been avoiding this post for a while, but it's probably time to divulge more about this weekend's grand event. 

Katmcd, MB, and I will be doing the Army 10-Miler this Sunday.  Now back in April, we had all signed up for this race and the Marine Core Run Amuck, which I talked about here and here.  I have no idea what I was thinking when I signed up.  Maybe I thought that I'd get into running shape and follow a real training plan.  Maybe I thought I'd start to enjoy running.  These things never happened. 

I'm really not a runner.  I never have been.  I just get so bored by running, and then my knee hurts (I had full ACL reconstruction in 2005), and then I'm tired.  I've been a sport-with-a-ball athlete my entire life.  Volleyball, softball, soccer, basketball.  None of these included long distance running.  And I've always said, I'm slow at running, but put a ball in front of me, and I guarantee that I'll run a bit faster.  (Hahah, that could go in a different direction....oops)  And let's just throw in that I've only run 1 race in my entire life and it was a 5K on Thanksgiving day in 2008.

MB is a runner.  She did her first 10 mile race this spring/summer at the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler.  I know MB will run a lot of this race and she'll want to go faster than us, but I really appreciate that she wants to start with us.  She'll sit back and wait for katmcd and I's "corral" to start.  Katmcd, like me, will admit that she's not much of a runner.  We joke about our lack of running desire a lot, but like me, katmcd likes to run in soccer and other sports. 

After weeks of freak-outs about this event, I think we've decided that we're going to run as much as we can, and then walk when we need to and just enjoy the race.  That's the best way to look at it right? 

We'll all go to brunch and watch football afterwards and try not to die.  I'm honestly getting really excited, but I'm also horribly nervous.  This seems like a really intense event.  I just want to do my personal best.  Wish us luck!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I am SO Bored

I am bored.  I have nothing to work on.  This is how I feel, but it's not about anyone in particular, just the situation now:

Ok, so maybe I'm being a little dramatic.  I'm really excited for the weekend and I've got some really great things coming up.  Hopefully some of the stress will die down soon.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Battle Wounds

So, remember that time that I got drunk on a Sunday watching football, went to sit down on my couch, slipped, and deeply sliced my hand?  Well, I do.  It was 2 days ago.  I'm an idiot and it's a deep cut and it hurts quite a bit.  It's on the inside right by my pinky, very close to where my finger meets my hand.  I cut it in 3 different directions, if someone could please help me understand how that happened, that'd be great. 

Today I have shopping fever!  I have 2 sweaters and a necklace on hold at work and told myself if I still like them tonight when I go in, I will buy them.  However, NY and Co is having a good sale and they have some cute sweaters.  I feel like my fall/winter wardrobe is a joke, so I'm working on fixing that.  I have acquired recently 2 cardigans(one is white with blue stripes and one is purple), 1 vneck sweater(black), and 1 pair of brown flat over the knee boots (I already have a pair of black knee high flat boots).  I don't know why, but I've had a really love/hate relationship with sweaters so I'm glad to see that I'm in the "love" phase. 

I also think as an NFL supporter, huge Dallas Cowboy lover, and a family member of someone taken by Breast Cancer, that I need this:

It's one of the NFL supports Breast Cancer research products.  There's a little Cowboys star in that right corner, and on the back is the NFL logo with the Breast Cancer research ribbon.  So cute.

For now though, it's off to find something to eat for lunch, and then killing time. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend Recap

This weekend was honestly just super nice. 

Friday, katmcd, MB, Doug Funny, and Victory attended a lovely dinner party hosted by our friend Tom.  Tom is an amateur chef, but is interning at Zaytinya.  The menu was as follows:

Stewed Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostini
Roast Bone Marrow with Parsley Salad and Sea Salt
Pan-Fried Asparagus with Miso Butter and Poached Eggs
Roast Kosher Chicken
Simple Potatoes with Olive Oil, Fresh Black Pepper, and Sea Salt
Grilled Banana Bread with Dulce de Leche and a choice of Homemade Ice Cream: Wildflower Honey or Sour Cream

The bone marrow was an adventure.  It's just like the fatty substance in the bone, sounds so gross.  It had the consistency of like an oyster and the taste of buttery fish.  And it was a process to put together.  First you take your bread and a spoon full (or a tiny spoon full in my case) of marrow and spread it around.  Then you add parsley, and a pinch of sea salt.  Then, enjoy.  It really was interesting although I don't see myself ever making it. 

Everything else was really delicious.  The chicken was so juicy and tender and the potatoes and crostini were awesome.  The one issue we all ran into with dessert was the Dulce de Leche was supposed to be like a heated caramel, but the ice cream made it hard.  But the homemade ice cream more than made up for it.  I really appreciated such an adult dinner party.  We drank a lot of wine and followed it up with freeing a set of uno cards that were being held hostage at these guys' apartment upstairs in the same building.  Once we got them, we played a few games and then I was home by 12. 

Saturday I slept in until 10:30, and then went to work, and then quickly ran and then MB and I ventured over to Front Page in Ballston where we sat at the bar for hours, just people watching and talking to strangers and catching up. 

Sunday I had to go into work for a quarterly meeting and then I picked up MB for football Sunday.  Bears played at 1 and lost to Seattle, then Cowboys played at 4 and lost to the Vikings.  What a disappointing day.  But quite honestly, it was so nice.  I passed out around 930 though.  Oops.

This week is going to be super busy.  I have to work tonight and tomorrow night, then Wednesday is a little sorority family dinner, Thursday I'll be going to see the Alexandria Concert Band where my friend Al plays the trumpet, and then this weekend is going to be NUTS prepping for the Army 10-miler.  Oh my.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Buenos Dias, Santiago

How hot is this man???

I was just watching Friday Night Lights on ABC family.  I never watched that show when it was on primetime, but now that it's on ABC fam after Gilmore Girls, I'm addicted.  This man showed up in an afternoon episode/repeat today.  He plays this guy Santiago.  Tall, sexy, brooding.  Where can I get one?  Oh yeah, not DC.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween Costumes

Well my morning has just been shit as I try and choke back the tears about not getting the job I wanted within my company and realizing that I'm stuck in this......uhm, strange situation.  I really don't want to dwell, so I'm mentioning it here and then I'm going to post some really awesome stuff.  Ready?

This year my 2 friends and I (and maybe more) are going as superheros, but since we're lazy practical and awesome we will just be wearing tshirts with the logos and leggings and masks.  I am going as Batman and think I need this sidekick (although MB is going as Robin and her costume rocks)  (katmcd is going as the Green Lantern and has an awesome light up green ring):

I also need this....minus his really weird bat voice:

What are you going as?

The Answer

I found out that I didn't get the role I was going for.  Shit, what now?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oh, Hi Fall Weather

Yesterday in DC, it was 80 degrees.  Yes 80.  I had a t-shirt and work skirt on and I was totally comfortable.  This morning, as I'm running late and trying to get out the door, wet hair and all, I get in my car, crack my windows and drive outside and proceed to get blown in the face by a gust of ridiculously chilly wind.  WHERE DID YOU COME FROM????  I know, I know, it's October, but I was so thrown off.  Thank goodness I had a cardi in the car.  OMFG, I can finally wear my boots....sweet. 

Today, I am majorly stressed out.  Basically my entire life for the next year lies in the hands of this man who is choosing his staff for another project within my company.  If I'm picked, I'll be traveling around the country, 6 weeks at a time, with weekends either in the location of my work, or back here in DC.  I'd give up my apartment, and hopefully be happier with work.  Right now I'm on a project that is miserable.  Some days I come in and don't speak to anyone.  Like I said...miserable.  This other project sounds great and would put off my move to Chicago.  I also need to tell my apartment complex by the end of the month if I'm going to resign or not.  And lets say I don't get this position, then the Chicago move is on, hopefully for next September, and I'd need to see if my apartment would even let me sign for 9 months.  So really, everything lies in this man's hands.  I should hear something this week???

At least I have things to keep me busy.  Tomorrow, I'll be meeting up with my volleyball teammates who I've played with the last 4 years, some longer than that, at Founding Farmers for happy hour.  I've heard that this place is great, but I've never been.  Friday I'll be attending a fabulous dinner party with some really great people.  Sunday I'll finally be back with MB at the pub for Football Sunday!  Yes, that is in caps.  It's been forever (read: 4 weeks) since we've watched the games together.  Next week is filled with sorority family dinners, and preparing to run the Army 10-Miler next Sunday.  Holy crap I'm freaking out about that.  More on it later though. 

Also, have you ever eaten these:

I tried them and love them!  So weird and tangy yet delicious. 


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Flattery at it's Finest

Well, I feel very lucky today (well actually like 2 days ago but I've been a bit preoccupied) because I received a blog award from my friends over at Leggings are NOT Pants.  Thanks a ton!  I'm super excited.

The Rules for Acceptance:
1. Thank and link back the person who gave you the award.
2. Share SEVEN things about yourself.
3. Pass this on to 15 other great bloggers you recently discovered.
4. Contact the recipients and tell them about their awards!!

7 things about me:
1. In less than 2 weeks, I'll be running my first ever 10-miler.
2. A friend of mine refers to me as "the loud one"
3. I drive a stick-shift.
4. I've dyed my hair all of the colors from bleached blonde to black.
5. I've live in 12 different places including houses, apartments, college dorms and sorority houses and I've lived in 4 different states.
6. In high school, I played on a state championship softball  team and sang in choir at Carnegie Hall.
7. I listen to excessively loud music in my car.  Like concert loud. 
I'm going too give this award to:
1. Simply Smithwick
2. After I Do
3. Pre-Life Crisis
4. Classy and Fabulous
5. Magnolias and Mimosas
6. Chelsea Talks Smack
7. One Sassy Vixen
8. Casa de Nicole
9. Date me, DC
10.  A Day in the Life of a Surferwife
(5 more bloggers to come soon!)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Par-tay Results


and this:
and this:

resulted in this:

and this:

Last night was sheer amazingness and I have no idea how I got home.  I'm assuming J Coupon and A drove me?  We went from Bottom Line taking a blow job shot and me kissing the bartender on the cheek to Mighty Pint and getting awesome light up crown, rings, and beer topper, to RiRa, where I went deaf, had tequila, and danced to an awesome band.  Holy crap I love my life.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Birthday Par-tay!

Tonight is my birthday party, because obviously I wasn't going to get obliterated on a Monday night.  I mean, not like I've never done that before.  Never......hahaha.

Anyways, yesterday I had an interview for a new role within my company and I think it went well and I'm pretty excited to hear next week whether or not I got it.  The guy seemed really decent and pretty cool.  Then I met with my career counselor, a higher up person who helps you "navigate" your way during your time at the company.  We've talked a ton over the last few months, but this was the first time I met her.  She seemed nice.  After battling HORRIBLE Mclean traffic, I met up with katmcd and her friend Mimi at Chef Geoff's for some happy hour beers and food.  Very interesting.  We were supposed to go to the Curbside Cookoff, but they were in line and all of the vendors had run out of food, so they wandered to Chef Geoff's.  It was my first time there and it was PACKED.  At Chef Geoff's, I got chips with like, powdered cheddar, and a side of ranch.  Delicious, but strange.  They had eaten a mushroom pizza and said it was good. 

Afterwards, we went to Courthouse and stopped by Ireland's Four Courts.  Mimi had gone home and katmcd and I were headed to a suprise birthday party in Courthouse and weren't sure if the birthday girl had arrived so we were killing some time and listening to some live Irish music.  It too was packed and had a lot of guys which we both appreciated.  When we got the "all clear" from Legs, we trekked to her apartment that she shares with her boyfriend for her very good friend (also both of these girls are ADPis) Bryn's suprise party.  I hadn't seen Bryn in a few years, (and we saw Jess in Orlando last weekend when they were running the Epcot Half Marathon) but it was pretty nice and we got to chat a lot with some younger ADPis there and overall just had a nice Friday night.  They all headed into Georgetown for an ADPi Barbie Crush Party and katmcd and I went home.  Then I dropped my damn phone and cracked the screen.  UGHHHHHH.

Today I have to go to work today from until around 5ish and then I'll come home, get ready and head out to DC.  Metro is being a total bitch this weekend though.  RUDE.  But we'll just walk.

Also, can I just please say, having a 30 degree variation throughout the day is not ok.  The fact that it's low 50s and then is going to be 80 today makes it next to impossible to dress for going outside.  Please decide...summer or fall.  Thank you!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Old School Tunes

I happen to have this weird obsession with music and have about 100+ mix cds.  I have rules such as, no one artist can be on the cd 2 songs in a row, and I have to have a seriously awesome song that I'm totally loving as #1 on the cd.  I'm weird, I know.  I also love when I throw in old mixes into my cd player for me to listen to.  Anyways, this morning I got in the car, the cd switched over to #4 and the first song on the cd was Tube and Berger-Straight Ahead.  I'm 99% sure not many people have heard this song.  It stems from high school, when I was friends with a group that loved techno, trance, house, etc.  I had always liked that kind of music, but now I got to appreciate it with people.  Anyways, I made this cd probably circa 2000 and it proved for a great wake up call this morning.  I hope someone will appreciate my random music taste.  (just to throw it out there, I actually love all types of music: rock, r&b, rap, pop, techno, trance, foreign, reggaeton, country, jazz, classic....everything)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Disney Pics

Here's just a sampling of the 140+ pics I took over the 3 days at Disney.  Enjoy!