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Mind Your Own Business

So, about a month ago I started wearing my old engagement ring from Darren on a chain around my neck.  I wanted to just wear it on my right hand, but that finger is a little to fat for it (ok sometimes I wear it on my left for fun, don’t tell anyone).  What’s funny about this is it always elicits comments and questions from strangers.  For example, yesterday in the booze store:

Cashier Dude: “Engaged, used to be engaged, mothers?”
Me: Inward sigh because there is no short explanation “Used to be engaged from 18-20, broke up and now we’re dating again but not engaged.”
Cashier Dude: “Oh, wow, that’s interesting.  Just remember things always happen for a reason.”
Me: “Ha, yup.” Give me my wine now please

As I was walking out the door he was still trying to talk to me, something about how he’s still a bartender at heart.  Whatever dude, do I really look that friendly?  I don’t think so.

Yesterday’s workout was 2 miles on the treadmill, 8:46 pace, followed by back, biceps, and legs.  I was sore by late afternoon, which means I’m extremely sore this morning.

Leg Press Calf Raise Dumbbell Curl Incline Dumbbell Curl Standing Lat Pull Down Cable Row
10 x 135lb 12 x 135lb 10 x 10lb 10 x 15lb 10 x 65lb 10 x 35lb
10 x 135lb 12 x 135lb 10 x 10lb 10 x 15lb 10 x 65lb 10 x 35lb
10 x 135lb 12 x 135lb 10 x 10lb 10 x 15lb 10 x 65lb 10 x 35lb

I finished the third Hunger Games book last night, yes I majored in speed reading, and pretty much agree with what everyone told me about it.  While still really good, not as good as the first two.  I loved the trilogy as a whole, but I did have one problem with it.  The majority of the book is so detailed and everything is explained, you really become engrossed in the story.  Then at the end, it’s like the author decided she was over writing or an editor told her to wrap it up, because the end of all three books is squished into like three pages.

I found myself having to go back and read something three times last night, because I was trying to figure out what the hell was going on.  All of a sudden weeks of time were smashed into three paragraphs, and I didn’t like it.  You just get the feeling the book is trying to end quickly.  It was the same for all three, did anyone else feel like this?  Maybe it was just me.

Anyway, tomorrow is the day I leave for Chicagoooo, and I’m pumped.  Although I’m kind of sad no one will be there to meet me at the airport, that’s always my favorite part, big airport hugs.  Hopefully Darren makes it from Wisconsin to Chicago before too late tomorrow!

Thirsty Thursday

I had a great time with my ladies last night, and the respective boys that showed up to hang out as well.  I hightailed it out of work at 4:30 to head into Crystal City for our 5:30 dinner reservations at Jaleo.  No we’re not grandma’s, we just wanted as much time with our girl as possible :).  Jaleo is a Spanish Tapas restaurant with delicious wine and sangria.




Meghan got engaged in October (I’m a bridesmaid!), and I hadn’t seen her in person since, so obviously the first thing I had to do was check out her bling and try it on myself :).


bling bling


Annnnnnnd it’s time for this girl to get another manicure, but the ring is gorgeous.  Nice job Ben.  After ordering almost everything on the Jaleo menu, we all headed over to Mackey’s to meet up with the rest of our group and to have some more drinks.


the boys


After a few more beers, and lots of chatting, laughing, and inappropriate convos later, it was time to call it a night and head home.  I did have work today after all.  I had a fabulous time catching up with Meghan though, and hopefully we’ll see her again soon when we make a trip down to visit her in Florida!

I’m tired today, but happily not hungover, I do think I need to bring some coffee to my staff meeting today though.  Those things drag onnnnn and onnnn.  I’m super excited about girls night and bowling tonight, I am an excellent bowler surprisingly.  I credit all the Friday nights Darren and I spent in the bowling alley in high school with our fellow grocery store employee friends.

Happy Friday friends!  Hope you have a great weekend.