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I feel the need to rub it in that today is my last day in the office until Tuesday :).  I’m working from home tomorrow, and then off on Friday and Monday for Megh’s wedding/MDW.  I’m quite excited, as you can probably imagine.  Other really exciting things?  You can watch HBO movies and shows online if you log in with your cable provider.  Yup.  Now showing?  Green Lantern.  Hello Ryan Reynolds, I ❤ you.


My Aunt is in town from New Jersey on a business trip this week, so last night I trekked into DC to meet her for dinner.  Her hotel is in Dupont, so to keep it simple we met at James Hoban’s Irish Pub right off the Circle.  I’d never been before, but was always curious, and I really enjoyed it.  We ordered the crab dip appetizer, which was delicioussss and then I had the Shepherd’s Pie as my main course.  It was a lovely dinner, but DC adventures on a weeknight always wear me out, so today I’m slightly more sleepy than usual.

So, funny story.  I’m pretty sure Darren got “B” listed for a friend of his wedding in August.  Ya know, he got put on the list of people who get invited if enough “A” listed ones RSVP “no”.  He was telling me he got an email talking about the bachelor party in July (the same weekend as my birthday trip to the beach that he told me months ago he would be waaaaaaaaay to busy to travel for, but that’s a story for another day) and I found it weird he hadn’t gotten at least a save the date for the wedding.  He of course, being a man, didn’t find it weird at all that he hadn’t gotten any notice about a wedding that’s happening in August.  After lots of my nagging yesterday he finally called one of the other guys on the bach party email list, and asked what the deal with the wedding is.  Apparently they sent save the dates out, but not to everyone, and invitations haven’t gone out yet.  Weird right?  I just thought it was funny that none of this had crossed his mind.

Now, the real question of the day.  I forgot my lunch at home, so should I eat lame cafeteria food or go across the street and get something delicious?

A Little Common Sense Please!

So, funny story that really just highlights the differences between men and women.

Darren is a really outgoing, talkative and friendly guy (if you know him IRL, you’re probably laughing right now) when it comes to strangers and his clients.  When it comes to friends and people he knows well, not so much, but because of his jovial attitude when he’s painting people’s houses he gets a lot of things for free.

Just two examples of this are a huge flat screen TV and an almost new king size mattress.  Seeing as he has no place of his own yet (omg if we don’t hear today I may die) he tends to stockpile these gifts in the storage unit he keeps.  As two large sized people who enjoy sprawling out while sleeping, we have grand plans for that king size mattress for when we do own a house and live together.  Both of us currently sleep on queens that will be used in guest bedrooms.

Anyway, we were talking about said mattress the other day, and I mentioned something about it and having it wrapped in plastic, because obviously if it is in STORAGE you have it wrapped up.  Dar looked at me funny for a second, and then goes “Well, I have it sitting on a couch, so it’s not on the ground.”  I think my jaw hit the table it dropped so fast.

Once I regained my composure I said, “Well that’s great hunny, because last I heard bugs and mice couldn’t climb up onto couches!  They strictly stick to the ground.”  And then of course my mind went crazy with thoughts of all the things that are now probably living in our future mattress.  Darren then tried to assure me that it was a steel box, the walls and doors go completely to the ground, and there was no way there were bugs or mice or anything.  Yup, because he doesn’t stand there loading and unloading things into the storage unit periodically.

Needless to say, Darren has agreed to make a trip to his storage unit, inspect the mattress, and wrap it completely in plastic.  Men.  Seriously.


Men are Funny

That man I love, he’s a funny one.  The two of us have been brainstorming ideas of things to do when I’m out there visiting next month, since for the first time we have no real plans or obligations.  Things I’ve come up with:

  • touring the numerous breweries
  • checking out the venue I loved
  • visiting the Milwaukee Art Museum
  • go to the Pabst Mansion

The other night he called me and we had a conversation that went something like this:

Dar: How would you feel about winter camping the weekend you’re here?
Me: Is that a joke?
Dar: No, it could be fun if we got another couple to go.
Me: By winter camping do you mean renting a log cabin with heat and indoor plumbing? Because that I’d do.
Dar: Well no, I meant like an actual tent outdoors.
Me: (laughing hysterically)
Dar: Alright, I guess that’s a no.

Oh, that’s a no, that’s a hell no, but it was a nice thought.  I think we’ll be sticking with my plan of activities.  Oh and add to that list dinner and a movie date to see The Vow for Valentine’s Day.  That may be what I’m most excited for.  Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams all in one movie? Hooray!

Anyway, so I just took 4 Ibuprofen because this week’s workouts are absolutely kicking my ass.  Everything is sore, and I couldn’t even sleep on my right side last night because it was too painful.  I’m also struggling to lift my arms over my head, which is making doing my hair wildly difficult. Waah.  Luckily, my legs have finally stopped being sore from Monday, just in time to work them out again today.

So, thankfully it’s Thursday, because this week has seriously been dragging.  So much so that I thought today was Friday, imagine that disappointment when I realized it wasn’t.  I’m just hoping to make it through the day and my leg workout.