Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Weekend (and beginning) in review

This past weekend was chock full of fun and excitement!

On Friday night I can't really remember what I did but it involved going to bed early because Saturday morning I was up at the buttcrack of dawn (otherwise known as 8 am).  We bought tix for Catherine (for her bday last month) to go on a tour around DC of all the different places movies have been filmed.  Cool, right?  Right, we thought so.  She loves movies and is always trying to go be an extra if she hears they are filming in the area.  Here is the tale of our (mis)adventure:
Picked up two of the three ladies around 8:45 and headed to Metro.
Platform said 11 minutes.
Waited 20-25 for said Metro.
Told third lady to hustle so she would make our Metro otherwise she may be screwed.
Third lady gets to platform in time to see the doors have closed.
Get to Union Station to meet up with tour.
And wait.
And wait some more.
Third lady shows up, yay!
Tour guide finally shows up and tells everyone to go to the bathroom or get a drink or something and sorry he's late.  (I'm betting he was stuck somewhere on Metro).
Tour guide tells us about some movie things in the station and walks us outside to the bus.
Everyone piles on.
We drive maybe a mile (prob not even that far).
Turn around.
Street closed because of festival.
Also, DVD that is part of the tour experience won't work.
Back to Union Station.
Everybody off the bus.

So what to do?  It's a beautifully sunny day in the nation's capital.  Well, duh, go walk and see what that festival was that was blocking the road your bus couldn't drive on.  Turns out it was the Asian Heritage Festival.  Walked around there for a little bit then took a cab over to SE to Ted's Bulletin for adult milkshakes.  I highly recommend the tomato soup and grilled cheese with the mocha kahlua shake... delicioso!  The place is really cool too.

Then it was back home for a little rest and relaxation before I hung out with Lauren!  We grabbed dinner at Eggspectation and I turned her fears around with that place I think.  Then we saw Bridesmaids!  It was actually my second time seeing it, but I thought it was HI-larious both times so it was all good.  We ended the evening with a little nightcap in my kitchen then parted ways.

Sunday I slept in and did some tidying in my bedroom.  Then I met Cyndi up at the mall then went to Kelly's for a little feast and to watch Mean Girls.  T'was fun!  Thing I was most proud of?  Making it home from downtown DC in 22 minutes.  Not bad, not bad.

Monday I went to work and then worked out!

Tuesday class started up again.  Legal Aspects of Contracting.  I think it's going to be a good class, despite it being 4 hours every week.  After that I was starving so I raced to the pub to hang out and eat with everyone.  Catherine finished a comic that is AMAZING and HILARIOUS and debuted it last night.  A lot of people came out last night.  Special shout out to my girl Lucy who turned 21 at the stroke of midnight! <3

Today I have an appointment then I'm going to work out again... huzzah!  Oh btw, I weighed in and lost again this week!  HUZZAH!  Of course I just ate ice cream, mac n cheese, and an egg roll.... oops.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I am totally enjoying this short break from school.  When I leave work I get to go home!  What a novel idea! 

Not much to report on, I'm getting my appetite back after averaging 1-2 meals per day last week.  I wasn't sick, I just wasn't hungry.  So that I'm sure helped with my 2.4 pounds lost this week.  When I do eat, it's not much.  Last night for dinner I had a couple bites of potato salad, 1/4th of a cucumber, 97% fat free popcorn, and a WW ice cream sandwich.  For lunch I had a small salad and a few pieces of sushi. 

Like I said, not much to report... will hopefully carve out a workout regime for myself.  Excited for the weekend and it's only Tuesday... :)

**This just in**
I may not be as excited for the weekend... we shall see.  :-/

Friday, May 13, 2011


Posting this again because it just told me that the page doesn't exist... weird.

This semester was insane!  I was taking three classes AKA being full time, was working full time, and still managed a somewhat full time social calendar.  OMG. Never. Again.  Though the semester worked mostly in my favor, i.e. classes not always meeting every week, it was hella stressful especially the last couple of weeks.  I had to make sure my thesis and presentation were in order, AND I had a 15-25 page paper due for another class the last week of April as well.  Oh yeah, and a take home final for a class I was in less than 50% of the time (and by I, I mean the whole class because yes it was canceled that often).  The horror, right?  Well guess what?  I totally pulled it off!  In fact, I got an A in my capstone (thesis) class, an A in performance based contracting (take home), and an A- in contract management and administration (paper)!!  My GPA is now 3.855... and I am hoping I can score an A in my final class this summer and possibly bump that up to a 3.9.  So how did I do it?  I have no idea.  Everyone says "oh you're so smart" and that may be, but it definitely does not mean that I don't work hard.  I have to work my ass off to get good grades, they definitely don't come easy.  The class I got an A- in, I worked my butt off on the final paper, but I still thought I would only get a B or a B+ in the class.   My brain is as scrambled as this paragraph is that I just wrote... moving right along...

I really wish I was graduating in 2 days.  Maybe it's a good thing I'm not though.  I'm definitely not ready weight-wise.  I still don't wanna be ginormous for another graduation.  I have a year.  I need to just set my mind to it and go.

I'm super excited that Lauren is coming to visit in a week and a half!  We chatted on the phone the other night and there is still a hella lot to talk about when she gets here... I hope she has time!  Hahaha.

One thing I never really talk about on here is work and that's mainly because it's unfulfilling... oh and I work for the government.  Even though I don't really do anything that spiffy, the gov can get touchy about things, so I choose to leave it out.  Once I have my master's I will do something more awesome for the feds and all will be well :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Love is a many splendid thing...

Is that sentence even grammatically correct? Is it splendid or splendored?  Wait, that red squiggly seems to mean it's not a word or is misspelled.  Whatever.

Spring fever is in full effect, but all I seem to have gotten is Bieber fever... great.  Two good friends of mine have recently entered (rather quickly) into full blown relationship statuses (one is facebook official, the other is not).  I am happy for them, however, it kind of makes me want to vomit.  And I knew this day would come, the day where the majority of my friends are now couples and I'm just there hanging out with the last few singletons.  It's been the same story most of my life, but I guess because I'm older it tends to bother me a little bit more than normally.  This is not supposed to be a whiny post either so I hope it doesn't read that way.  At the moment I am too crazy for a relationship I think.  A friend of mine keeps telling me to join a dating site because of a dream she had a few months ago in which I was successful on said site.  Idk, I hate internet dating, but I don't really do anything that lets me meet new people.  The bars that I frequent are filled with bros or old men... and if I had to choose I would totally go with the old men.  She even offered to pay for my subscription, but I'm not sure I can take her up on it haha.

I have a TON more to post about, but I will have to get around to it later.  Feliz cinco de mayo!