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It’s Fall Y’all

Weeeeeeeee, it’s Friday and I’m wearing boots and a sweater.  All is right in the world :).

Yesterday went by relatively painlessly.  I made it through a lunch meeting without chowing down on the sandwich tray and plethora of chips provided, and got an appropriate amount of work done.  Of course, just as I was getting ready to shut down and head out to meet Steph for dinner, I got pulled into an “emergency”.  An hour later I was still sitting at my desk re-doing work I’d already done once, because people aren’t smart enough to use the most recent copy of a document when making edits.  Poor Steph was left to fend for herself at Dogfish Head downing beers while she waited for me.  I think she was ok with that though.

Once I finally got there, we quickly made our way to a table, ordered me a beer (Punkin ale draft obviously) and got to chatting.  Four and a half hours later, I decided that it was probably high time I head back to Virginia.  I’m sure we could have kept chatting for hours more, but it was a week night and I needed to be in my bed by 11 pm or I would have died today.

There are a crap ton of errands to run after work today to prepare for our “family day” tomorrow, and then of course food prep.  I’m hoping my family arrives early enough to treat me to dinner, but we’ll see what time they end up leaving PA, how monstrous traffic is, and what time they finally arrive.

Happy Friday! What are you all up to this weekend? Have a great one!

90 Minute IPA

I may have mentioned this before, but I work around the corner from a Dogfish Head Alehouse.  After I declared my love for their Punkin Ale in the fall (and shelled out $50 for a case of it, which I’m still clinging to one or two bottles of) I knew I needed to stop in there for a drink.  Even if I had to go by myself.  Luckily for me, the happy hour my work organized last night just happened to be there, so I didn’t have to go alone after all!  I walked in, looked at the chalkboard of draft beers, and immediately decided to go with the 90 Minute IPA.  I’d read enough about it on Marie’s blog to know it was delicious, and worth the extra $1 for the 9% ABV.  It was delicious, and I had two, and then I was drunk and still needed to drive home from Maryland.  Oops.  Luckily I got to sit in traffic for an hour and sober up.

I didn’t end up making it to the second happy hour because the roommates left earlier than I thought they would.  Instead I went home, opened a bottle of wine, and relaxed on the couch with one of them watching the Capitals game.  In other exciting news, we’re currently under a “Winter Weather Advisory” and are supposed to get a few inches of snow today.  Should make the evening commute tons of fun if I don’t get to leave early.

I did not make it to the gym this morning, my beer + wine headache was begging for an extra hour of sleep.  I do however have a bag of gym clothes in my car, so depending on the weather tonight we’ll see if I can make it after work.  Chances are though if it is snowing, I’m going right home.

While out shopping last weekend, Adrienne and I happened to wander into the Nordstrom’s shoe department where I stumbled upon my latest obsession.  I’m completely in love with these Tory Burch leopard flats, and can’t stop thinking about them.

I must have picked them up three times to try on, but every time put them down because they’re a tad out of my price rang.  Here I am though, almost one week later still thinking about them.  Sigh.  Adrienne convinced me to at least wait until after Christmas, so I exercised some will power and walked away.  If they happen to show up in my closet in a few weeks, don’t be surprised though.

After last week seemed to fly by, this one is dragging.  Thankfully it is Thursday, and my sister is coming into town tomorrow to visit for the weekend!  So excited!  Now keep your fingers crossed that I can leave early today and “work from home” all afternoon ;).