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Not Even Trying

If you live in this area, you know that rain + early holiday travel = not good things for traffic.  Last night at 5 pm when I was trying to leave work, I pulled up the traffic.com app on my phone (a must have I think) and noticed that every road on my dashboard had traffic at an 8 and building.  Delays ranged from 18-25 minutes for a 4 mile stretch, and I realized it would take me well over two hours to get home.  Instead of wasting gas and getting annoyed, I made the executive decision to park my ass at the Dogfish Head Alehouse bar and wait it out.

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve expressed concern about eating alone in restaurants before.  They stem mostly from the fact that I don’t like people, and don’t really want to have to make conversation with strangers.  I don’t care enough.  Last night I talked to strangers and lived to tell about it, haha, I even got a free beer.  It wasn’t so bad, and I ended up sitting there until just before 8 when traffic finally let up enough to drive home.  I hope traffic tonight isn’t nearly as bad, but once again, it’s raining.

Prior to treating myself to a spontaneous dinner out I managed to squeeze in a lunch time work-out.  45 minutes on the elliptical followed by abs and stretching.  My hair, desperately needs washing today.  The whole blow drying the sweat out of it only works for so long.  Today I’m supposed to participate in a Cross Fit work-out with two other co-workers, so we’ll see how that goes.

I’m really hoping to get out of the office by 2 tomorrow so that I can start my journey up to Philadelphia for the Thanksgiving holiday.  I have mini pumpkin cheesecakes to bake and birthday drinks to have with my sister.  Judging by the state of the parking garage this morning, I’m thinking most people have already started to take off, so hopefully we get out early.

Try not to think of today as a Tuesday, technically it’s Thursday! Have a good one!




Beer is Good

Yesterday as I was sitting on Gmail, I noticed one of my friends updated their status to include a trip to Dogfish Head Alehouse later on.  I of  course immediately gchatted him, and invited myself along :).  Delicious beers and food?  Sign me up!

I had plans to take the 5:30 spin class before meeting up, but of course when I got to the gym there was a sign on the door that the 5:30 class was cancelled.  Typical.  Instead I did 33 minutes on the elliptical, and a quick mile on the treadmill.  8:20, hollerr.  One of these days I want to do an actual mile test and see how quickly I can run one, I know it’s at least 7:57.  Then it was off to meet up with my friends

I’d informed them I was coming straight from the gym, but apparently they didn’t realize that meant literally straight from the gym, sweaty, stank workout clothes and all.  You’re welcome guys.  My first beer was of course the 90 min IPA, followed by its still delicious, but less ass kicking little sister, the 60 min IPA.  I also ate a salad, but that’s not really worth talking about.

I made it home just in time to watch Vampire Diaries (don’t judge me the boys on that show are super fine) while I packed for my weekend home.  Uh, that pretty much involved throwing one dress in a bag and a pair of shoes.  All my spring/summer clothes are at home and hopefully what I’ll be wearing all weekend.

In other news, I have found the perfect spot to search for a rich husband.  In order to avoid traffic the past two days, I’ve been taking an ass backwards way home, and during my drive I encountered some of the largest and most gorgeous houses I’ve ever seen in my life.  I almost drove off the road trying to look at one on Wednesday.  Rumor has it some NFL players live in the area.  I may have to “run out of gas” or “break down” sometime soon.  Don’t tell Darren.

Alright I’m off to my last day of workshop for the week, praise baby Jesus, and I am fully prepared with a giant container of iced coffee.  My drive home tonight starts at 3:30 pm, and here’s to hoping traffic cooperates and it doesn’t take me 5 hours like at Christmas.  Laterrrrr.