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Recovery Mode

Oh… hey. So I haven’t had power since Monday at 8:30 pm, which if you’re counting is just over 36 hours now, and um I’m pretty much over it.  My last candle burnt down to the wick last night, and we’re officially out of firewood to heat our house (thumbs down to electric stoves, heat, and water heaters). Our electric company swears all power will be restored by Thursday night, but if it could be sooner that’d be great. Do you know how hard it is to get out of bed at 7 am to go to work when it’s still dark out, 39 degrees outside and you have no heat?! I think I cried a little this morning. Anyway, before the Perfect Storm of the Century I had a delightful pre-Halloween weekend.

Friday night I forced myself to Target to stock up on storm essentials (wine, junk food, water, and a flashlight) before relaxing and taking it easy. Saturday I had a football game, where I was easily MVP, with a crucial sack and catching the game winning touchdown (twice thanks to a penalty). After the game it was home to get ready for a Halloween party later that night. I wasn’t sure if I was going to go to the party, so when Saturday rolled around I had to pull together a last-minute costume. I pretty much credit Adrienne, and an episode of Parks and Rec for the idea.

Not Impressed.

I know it’s kind of hard to tell, but I have two different shades of pink sparkly eye shadow on, a white sparkly eye shadow, and glitter hairspray. If I’m being honest, glitter hairspray may be my new most favorite thing ever. Is it appropriate for everyday use? It’s so fun! Um, this next picture is kind of offensive, I know my eyes may never recover so I apologize ahead of time.

These are my guy friends. Two of them are going to be fathers in the spring. Their poor wives/future children.

Other less offensive costumes include Bryce Harper, Katniss, and Road Kill.

This may be the only pic I actually smiled for all night.

True story, after we took this picture he asked if it could be his blog debut photo. Who am I to deny such a request.

McKayla face off… I totally win

One of my other guy friends dressed as Felix Baumgartner and I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture, because it was one of my favorites of the night! The party was fun, and I was home trying to get glitter hairspray out of my hair by 1:30 am. I spent Sunday morning recovering before deciding I needed to get out of the house before it was no longer possible. I ventured out for the 4 pm football games, which turned into a giant party at the bar as more and more people were receiving notification that their offices were closed Monday. Mine was not, but I could work from home which was just as exciting.

I worked until 3 pm on Monday when our office shut down because of the weather, and then settled myself on the couch for a movie marathon with the roommates. We tackled The Faculty, Halloween H20, and Club Dread (at some point during all of this an email went out that my office was closed on Tuesday) all before the power went out on us, at which point we broke out the board games.

Did you know London is not a nation? Because in my drunken stupor, I kept insisting London was the answer to a question about a European nation.

Trivial pursuit is a really good way to pass the time… I think we played for three hours and there is still no winner. Those questions are freaking hard, I need my Disney version. TBC tonight perhaps, if our power is not returned. So here we are at Wednesday, and Halloween for that matter and I have no idea if trick or treating is happening tonight. Hopefully it is, because I really need to stop eating the candy we broke into during the storm. Now, if you’ll excuse me I need to go to the gym, if only for use of a hot shower after.

Happy Halloween, happy Wednesday!

***I know Arlington got nothing compared to some of the more northern coastal towns, specifically my beloved Jersey shore towns and Long Island. My thoughts are with everyone up there who may have lost a home.***

views from my roommates family’s beach house in Bethany Beach, DE. The Indian River Marina overflowing.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween y’all!  We’re having a Halloween Party at work today, so I’m currently dressed as a “United States of America Olympic Team” member.  That means I’m wearing black yoga pants, Uggs, a race medal, and a t-shirt that says as much.  So festive, haha, but also the most comfortable thing to sit in on a Monday.

My weekend was just as boring and uneventful as I predicted it would be.  Thanks to the freak October snow storm my sister decided not to make the trip down from PA, so the only person I talked to all weekend was my cat, and she is not a person.  I did manage to spend a shit ton of money at Target, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s though, so that was fun.  I also ate about half of the Halloween candy I bought, whoops.

We didn’t get much snow at all in Arlington, just enough to cause a mess and be a nuisance, but it did look pretty when it was falling heavily.  It started out as nasty freezing rain, and I’ll take snow over that any day.

It was all gone by later in the evening, so our streets and sidewalks are clear for trick or treaters tonight.  I’m actually really excited to see the little kids all dressed up.  We hardly had any kids come to my old house, and I’m one of those idiots who can’t imagine anything cuter than babies dressed as animals.  Sorry, but I have baby fever and I want to steal them all.  Uh, my boyfriend kind of does too, good thing we are far, far away from each other.  So yeah, I will be gushing over cuteness tonight while handing out candy.

Happy Halloween!

Sunshine and Rainbows, Literally

Oh hey, sorry for the disappearing act, but I’ve been mopey and uninteresting since Sunday so I decided to keep all that to myself.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m still relatively uninteresting, but at least I have a few things to share.

First of all, our vacation is officially paid in full!  Well, technically I still owe Darren a few hundred dollars, but our resort is all paid for.  45 days and counting until a week in paradise!

Monday night the roommates and I took advantage of half priced burgers and $1 beers at Hard Times.  An entire meal and two beers for $10, I’ll take it.  Then we all were in bed by 9:30.  The weekend was pretty tiring for all of us.  Needless to say, no workout happened on Monday.

Yesterday I made my return to the gym for the first time since last Wednesday and completed 50 minutes of cardio splitting it between the ARC trainer and elliptical.  I followed it up with the oblique workout I shared last week, push-ups, and some more ab exercises.

So you guys want to hear something lame?  Halloween is on Monday and I still have zero costume ideas and am about ready to throw in the towel on dressing up for this year.  There’s even a Halloween party on Saturday night that I’ll probably end up  not going to.  What a Scrooge I am.  Do any of you all have some great ideas this year? What are you dressing up as?

Lastly, I took this while driving home on Monday night.  So pretty.

Happy Wednesday.