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So… something strange happened this morning. I was sitting in my car, in traffic, on a Monday morning and I found myself smiling. I realized, I actually felt genuinely happy, for no reason in particular, for the first time in MONTHS this morning. I almost didn’t remember what that felt like; I guess that’s what having a good weekend and a fun weekend to look forward to will do for ya.

Friday at work we had a Halloween party, which pretty much mean an afternoon of doing nothing, I got in a workout that kicked my ass and is still making walking up the stairs difficult today, and then I hightailed it home to get ready for Halloween weekend part II. For this party, I went as a vampire and even had sweet fangs that attached to my teeth, but they fell off before I even left my house. Oh well.

sometimes I get a little too into character

Sorry to everyone I actually left teeth marks on…. oops. I did way too many jello shots, chugged too many beers playing beer pong, and stayed up WAAAAY past my normal bedtime, but it was a blast. What was not a blast, was waking up at 7:30 am feeling like absolute death. I managed to fall back asleep until about 9:30 when our friends Adam and Karyn dropped off their ridiculously fluffy dog for us to watch for the remainder of the weekend. Then I threw up twice.

how cute is that face?!

I managed to pull it together enough to make it to our 1 pm football game, and sort of play. By our 2 pm game I was feeling better enough to actually make an effort and caught a touchdown and an extra point pass. We won both games, duh. When you’re that hungover, naturally the only thing that helps is more booze, so I headed to the bar with the rest of my team after our games where I finally ate some food that stayed down and drank a couple of beers. By 6 pm I was ready to call it quits for the day and go home to my couch and not move. My roommates felt the same way so that’s what we did. Cuddling with a puppy also sounded very appealing.

We watched two movies in front of a lovely fire, while entertaining a rambunctious puppy, who has no idea how freaking large he is.

doesn’t this face just say, “Hello please play with me?”

Sunday was spent just as lazily as Saturday night, because why move when you have this going on?

We finally succeeded in tiring him out by Sunday afternoon, and he just wanted to lay around and be cute, which was the best. Late Sunday, we finally got our acts together and decided that FRIENDSGIVING 2012 is taking place, and it’s taking place at our house, on Saturday.  Which means I have a crap ton of grocery shopping and cooking to do before then. I’m so excited though, because this is easily one of my favorite traditions that my college friends and I have.

Anyway, so that was my weekend. Here’s to hoping my good mood lasts at least the whole day!

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.

Checking In

Oh hey… long time no talk…

There’s a reason for that though; since returning from Boston I’ve been doing a whole lot of nothing. My happy hour excursions have cooled off, I’m no longer trying out the dating scene, I’m broke as fuck (this is only half my fault), and I really hardly ever have a desire to leave my house during the week.  A typical day goes like this: wake up, drag myself to work, study/work all day, gym (sometimes), go home drink all of the wine, sleep, repeat. I’m playing football again this year, so throw in a 3 pm football game on Saturday’s followed by day drinking and you pretty much are updated on my life.

Also, due to some recent events, I’ve realized that maybe I’m not dealing with my issues as well as I should be, or could be so I’m starting the process of finding a professional to talk to. There are only so many things my roommates and friends can help me through, and I fear I’m beyond their realm of experience right now.(Family, ahem mom and sis don’t call me to talk about this it’s all fine I promise).

Anyway, our football game this past Saturday was cancelled because of Friday night’s rain, but we didn’t let that get in the way of our day drinking. Instead most of my team gathered starting around noon for a Saturday Funday.

bar number 3 of the day for me

I was home and in sweatpants by 10 pm, and that’s really a perfect day/evening for me. However, I was then up at the crack of dawn on Sunday, bored with nothing to do. I ran some errands, managed to get in and out of Target with (mostly) only the things I went in for, and then Dani and I carved pumpkins together! Ironic, because on this weekend last year I did the exact same thing, except with a much less cooler person. (Oh yeah, yesterday would have marked 11 years since we first started dating, 10/21/01 is a ridiculously hard date to forget).

I look 12.. and tired

finished products!

So that’s what’s going on with me. If I disappear again it’s not because I’ve been committed (most likely) it’s just because I’m boring and have nothing to say. Happy Monday!