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Just Checking In

Not really much to say here today, but go check out my guest post over at What Kelly Said, for my thoughts on how blogging is like high school.

Yesterday was pretty lazy, although I did finally make those Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies that I’d been meaning to make all weekend.  They’re my favorite, and I may have a zip lock bag of them sitting next to me on my desk.  I do.  I mostly just watched a lot of football, and am keeping my fingers crossed that my fantasy team pulls off the win tonight.  Ya know, since the Eagles sucked ass yesterday.  I’m currently winning by four points, and we each have one player left to go tonight.  It’s going to be a close one!

After the football games we cared about ended yesterday, the roommates and I settled in to watch the latest arrival from Netflix, Never Say Never.  Yes, that’s the Justin Bieber movie, haha.  What a cute little kid, and so talented.  Anyway, it wasn’t horrible.  It showed how he got discovered by Usher and that kinda crap, and followed him around leading up to his MSG concert.  He’s a cutie, and the songs are catchy.  Whatevs.

So yeah, that’s really all I’ve got for you today.  I’m anxiously awaiting the first day of October on Saturday, and the 10 degree temperature drop that is supposedly coming with it.  I have new cool weather clothes I want to wear!  Alright, catch ya later.

Coooooooookies!

So Amy sent me cookies (these cookies, I think, but there was more than choc chips in there), that jerk, because cookies were definitely not part of my “debloat before wedding weekend” plan.  Just kidding Amy, you’re not a jerk.  However, they were amazing, and I tore into the box the second I saw it and stuffed a cookie in my face.  Actually, the eating of the cookie took about 5 minutes because they were the size of my head.  Dear Amy, you rock, thank you for the oreo center surprise.  I gave one to Adrienne also, and then we sat in a cookie coma while the sugar took its hold.  Let’s just call it packing fuel.

Speaking of packing, I am in complete shock that I managed to fit all of my stuff in a carry on bag, and it wasn’t even that difficult.  The hardest thing was trying to find small containers for lotion, shampoo, and conditioner.  Also, I can’t bring a razor on board can I?  I had Dar run out and buy me one last night, because I figured that was a no.  Here’s to hoping nothing gets confiscated.

Another fun fact, I am most definitely the worst girlfriend ever, because I got too distracted by Mad Men last night to shave my legs.  Soooo I plan on doing that after arriving in Wisconsin tonight, uuuh, oops?  Darren didn’t understand why it was so important to have razors on hand for Thursday night, but it’s because I’m lazy, and obsessed with a TV show.

Yesterdays workout was nothing special, 45 minutes on the elliptical while watching Sex and the City.  That’s just one of those shows that I will watch no matter how many times I’ve seen the episode.  I threw in some stretching after, because much to my physical therapists dismay I’ve been slacking on it, and called it a day.

My flight is at 6:01 tonight, and let’s hope that for once this year I’ll take off without an absurd delay, because it is yet to happen.  The weather looks good in both places, so hopefully there are no problems.  Hopefully I’ll check in over the weekend, but I make no guarantees.  See ya from the mid-west!

 

Special Delivery!

Oh hey Friday, so happy to see you again!  Thank you for coming so quickly (twss).  After not really having much to talk about yesterday, I’m happy to report I actually do today!  I’m not saying it’s anything exciting, but at least it’s something.  I finally made it to the post office yesterday to ship Alex his belated Christmas presents even though he apparently returned mine, which is fine I just thought we agreed to exchange no matter what, and then decided to buy the gift for myself.  My mom spilled the beans so I knew what it was anyway.

 

Merry Christmas to me!

 

They should arrive in 5-10 days.  Hooray!  Just in time for winter and all the gross snow we seem to be getting.   After work I headed to the gym after work with the intention of hopping on the treadmill and getting a few miles in.  I just so happened to check the class schedule before leaving for the day and noticed a 5:45 Body Works plus Abs class.  It sounded similar to Body Pump, which I used to take at my old gym, so I figured I’d give it a shot.  70 minutes later, dripping with sweat and muscles quivering the class ended, and I decided that this might be a great thing to incorporate into my workouts.  The class uses a combination of free weights, body weight, stretching, and some cardio to give you a full body workout.  My favorite/least favorite part, crab crawls.  Not your typical crab crawl where you’re in a bridge position, for these you start standing up, bend over and place your hands on the ground, walk them out until you are in a push-up position, then walk your feet in while keeping  your legs straight.  Do this across the room, and then back, going backwards.  It’s intense, my shoulders have never burned so much.

This leads me to another question.  How do people work out in long pants and cotton t-shirts?  If it were allowed, and I wasn’t worried about rolls and unsightly jiggling, I would work out naked.  I seriously sweat so much, I think if I wore pants I would probably pass out or die.  I don’t get it.  Anyway, end of that tangent.

I then rushed home in hopes of still catching the roommates before they ate dinner, no such luck.  One was already in bed, the other packing to go away for the weekend.  Oh well, roommate taco dinner night turned into me eating tacos alone while watching Dexter.  At least I had a fun package waiting for me!

Homemade cookies from the kitchen of my favorite Chicago lady, Amy!  Of course I immediately ripped open the package and ate one, delicious.  I would send you some baked goods Amy, but you’re a better baker than me and it would just be a disappointment for you, haha.

It ended up not really snowing very much at all, a light, light dusting, so I am sitting at work right now.  Hopefully the day goes by quickly!  As of right now I have no weekend plans, anyone else doing anything good?