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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.

Gimme Your Ideas

Well, I survived the hurricane.  My supply of wine and junk food lasted me throughout the weekend, and we never lost power so I was able to finish the first two seasons of SOA.  Yes, I will be buying season 3 when it comes out on DVD tomorrow.  I even made the news on Saturday afternoon!

totally famous now

Yesterday ended up being an absolutely gorgeous day, and I took full advantage of it by sitting on the couch in my pajamas all day.  Oh well, at least I opened the windows to let the breeze in.  Since, the weather derailed any plans of leaving the house this weekend, I have really nothing to write about.  Luckily for you however, last week on the twatterz, I mentioned how I was in the market for a new blog header.  You know, one that actually relates to the content of this blog and isn’t just a pretty picture of flowers I took in St. Thomas 2.5 years ago.

I should have know I could count on these two to provide some humor, and of course a fun picture.

courtesy of Jess

Thanks Marie!

I’m really not quite sure which one I like better, they’re both so different!  Haha, in all seriousness though, I am looking for ideas for a new blog header, perhaps something along the lines of the two shown above.  I am open to ideas, suggestions, and of course, more fun pictures.

It’s officially the last week of summer folks, can you believe it?  I’m kind of looking forward to fall however, and I may or may not have pulled out my favorite pair of boots and lovingly stroked them last night.  Anyway, I hope everyone up and down the East coast survived the weekend and is back in action today.  If you still don’t have power, I’m sorry, I hope you get it back soon!

I’m in Love

A conversation:

Me: “Man, earthquake on Tuesday, hurricane over the weekend, I wonder what’s going to happen next.”
Dar: “I really need to get you off the East coast immediately.”
Me: “Yes, because getting buried by 3 feet of snow every winter is much more appealing.”
Dar: “But we handle it better here, 3 feet is like 3 inches.”
Me: “I don’t care.  If there are 3 feet of snow on the ground I don’t want to have to go anywhere.  I want the city to shut down for 2 weeks.”

So yeah, looks like I need to go stock up on necessities after work today.  By that I mean wine and potato chips, obviously.  I need to have things I can eat if we lose power people, which we probably will.  There is a very large tree in our front yard whose branches hang precariously close to the power lines, also running through are front yard.  Note to self, remember not to park under said giant tree today.

Yesterday I managed to get back and forth from the gym during brief breaks in the rain and did 2 miles on the treadmill followed by 20 minutes on the elliptical.  I wanted to run more, but my sore legs were dead after my Wednesday lifting session.  Oh well.

The evening brought about excitement in the forms of a new TV show addiction.  Dar’s favorite show is Sons of Anarchy, and he insisted that I start watching, he even sent me the Season 1 DVDs (that I bought him) after he finished with them.  Go figure, his favorite show is about a motorcycle gang of tattooed outlaws.  Anyway, I’m in love, mostly with this guy:

Well hello Charlie Hunnam, aka Jax Teller.  Clearly I am also a sucker for a sexy tattooed man, I mean have you seen my boyfriend?  Sigh.  The show is really good, I’m on episode 9 of the first season, and I’ve already requested Dar put season 2 in the mail for me.  I also may have suggested he rethink his desire for a stupid “crotch rocket” and get a Harley instead :).

Alright, well I have to make it through my half day at work, then it’s off to prepare for the storm! Have a good weekend!