Feb 26, 2015

31:25: Blue and Black

Today was fine but all I care about is the true color of this dress:

Because it's obviously blue and black. I mean... BLUE AND BLACK! 

If you're confused see:
http://www.businessinsider.com/white-and-gold-black-and-blue-dress-2015-2
Or
http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/2xaprc/eli5why_does_this_dress_appear_whitegold_to_some/
Or
http://www.bustle.com/articles/66892-what-colors-are-this-dress-white-gold-or-black-blue-the-internet-is-going

Feb 25, 2015

31:24

I bought wrinkle cream today. So.

Currently: February

I wrote this yesterday, so...yeah. Some stuff is a lie. For instance, I did not have corn and green chili bisque for lunch, I had a salad. And now you know. 
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Current quencher: I'm slurping a Lemon Zinger tea at the mo. I'm on a tea kick. I got sick of chugging plain water/my office is freezing so hot tea helps to thaw me out.

Current foodstuffs: I had corn and green chile bisque with a side of roasted turkey, sauteed spinach, and barely-boiled cauliflower for lunch. All from the cafeteria, all surprisingly delicious. And right now I'm eating my new favorite KIND bar, coconut and almond. It's amazing. I want to eat twelve. 

Current tunes: I've not been listening to much because I've been reading on the train instead. However, I did just purchase my second record for my record player, Carly Simon's Greatest Hits or something like that. I bought it specifically because You're So Vain seemed like it would be perfection on vinyl and I was right. So I've listened to that about 12 times. I love it, so I don't want to overdo it. 

Current book: I'm reading The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty on my phone and It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell in proper book form. Admittedly, the books on my phone get read much faster because of my commute. When I get home I usually space out on tv instead of books, which is a habit I'd like to break. Or at least equalize. A little tv, a little book reading. You know. There's only so much time in a day.

Current guilty pleasure: I JUST committed myself to a low carb (or at least better carb) overhaul of my diet, like, yesterday, but tonight I'm going to a pizza and bombolini cooking class with Melinda. I figure I'm eating for the experience rather than gluttony so it doesn't count as a strike against me. Not that I'm counting. Also, it was booked a while ago. Also, life is fun.

Current wish list: A customized weekly gym plan, please (like a trainer without the expense) (Still.)

Current need: A robot to get me out of bed on time in the morning. #snooze (Still.)

Current want: Spring! Warmer weather than doesn't hurt my face! I'm not greedy- even the mid-40s will do. 

Current triumph: Sam and I were in San Diego last weekend and it looked like we were going to have to stay an extra two days because of crappy east coast weather BUT we got on our original plane last minute. It had nothing to do with me, but I couldn't believe our luck. The flight was overbooked to begin with. 

Current favorite show: Downton Abbey! I'm sofa king sad that this weekend is the season finale. I think Sam and I should celebrate by actually watching it live (never happens) and eating tea sandwiches or something equally Abbeyish.
What say you, Samanth? I actually don't know if I've ever seen them eat a tea sandwich, but I'm sure it happened. 

Current bane of my existence: Frigid temps and WIND. Fuck the wind. Seriously. 

Current indulgence: I'm trying to be mindful now that I'm back from vacation, but the four days I spent in San Diego were filled with meat and carbs and little in between. It was delicious, but I could actually feel myself dying on the inside. 

Current blessing: A comfortable and happy life with a fun and sexy wife. Poet! 

Current outfit: Navy pants, a coral long sleeved blouse, and brown boots that remind me of Little House on the Prairie (which obviously makes them my new favorite footwear)

Current excitement: My niece will arrive in less than two weeks and I am PUMPED. I'm going to try to steal her, I have a plan all worked out in which I leave a heating pad rolled up in a fluffy blanket behind in place of the baby. I hope my sister doesn't read this. 

Current mood: Feliz

Current link: 
http://www.grubstreet.com/tags/the-grub-street-diet/ It's like WIAW, but with famous (or at least semi-famous) people!  

Feb 24, 2015

31:23 Pizza, Pizza

had full intentions of going to the gym this morning, but I had one of those nights in which I was unable to fall into a deep sleep. I stayed in that drowsy "I'm tired but I'm fully aware that I'm lying in bed and not really asleep" zone. All. Night.

So I skipped the gym and "slept" some more instead.
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After work we (Melinda and I) were supposed to have a pizza and bombolini baking class at a new pizza place, Pizza Vinoteca, in Ballston. Unfortunately they had a private party and weren't able to get our contact info in order to let us know that the class would be postponed so instead they fed us for free! Score.






It was delicious and they treated us like queens. Good on you, Pizza Vinoteca. I will be back. 


Feb 23, 2015

31:22

Monday, Monday.
I didn't go to work today, despite/because of vacation. I always need some time to get back in the swing of things. Ok, not always. I'm pretty adaptable. But I needed sleep and then we took the dogs to the vet which is always an event (for instance, this time Spencer decided that he is all of a sudden allergic to the rabies vaccine and had to be doped up with Benadryl and Valium...which was kinda hilarious to see once we knew that he'd be fine). But we got Sticky Rice (sushi, noodles, etc.) on the way home and that makes everything better (for us, anyway...Spencer didn't get any).

31:21

By some miracle we made it on our original flight and got home. Spent the whole day traveling then watched the Oscars. I love NPH. That is all.

Feb 22, 2015

31:20

Twenty posts already! Only 345 to go! I'm actually enjoying this little diary activity. It probably doesn't make for very interesting blog reading but I can't be bothered to care. 
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Today! Today was a blast. We (Sam and I) started the day off with breakfast in Ocean Beach followed by more coffee on the beach.


Then we both got haircuts on a whim because we walked by Electric Chair Salon and were inspired. 

Then we took the kids to a little arcade/go kart/shitty kiddie rides place called Boomer's as their belated Christmas gift. They loved it! 
Then we got burgers for lunch and I paired mine with a piƱa colada because I was feeling the beachy vibes.

And theeen we went to Old Town to walk around. I bought a Mexican blanket. And took a picture of this pretty succulent.
And theeeeeen we went to the hotel for a little lie down because what a day! Then we went back to my brother's for delivery (salads...my body desperately needed  vegetables by this point) and a viewing of George Lucas' Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. It was pretty terrible but I am now interested in seeing the older ones. So that's something.

And now we're trying to figure out how to get back to the east coast because the weather sucks and the flights are all booked. Wish us luck.