Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Numbers

  • spent the weekend sick as a dog, coughing, hacking, sneezing, you name it. I went through one whole box of tissues and filled up one trash can. I also managed to blow snot out of my eyeball. Not once but twice. Aren't you happy for that visual?
  • I finally finished all 100-ish thank you notes from our wedding. Finally. It will be marvelous to put those suckers in the mail, let me tell you. It's rough having that hanging over your head.
  • In other news, I worked about 80 hours last week. Complaining? Nope. However, I'm pretty sure that's why I got sick. On the weekend. Figures. 
  • We are moving to CA in about 5 months. Prepare for freak out in 5, 4, 3, 2...
  • I have spent the weekend on the couch, watching Netflix streaming. Current favorites? Cake Boss. Those folks are so New Jersey it's painful. I love it.  I think I've watched about 15 episodes.
  • I am keeping my New Year's resolution very well. Wanna know what it was? It was to listen to more music. So, now, I listen to Pandora on my iPhone when I'm in the shower. I've already discovered a couple new songs that I like. I also discovered that I should not have said that I liked Miley Cyrus "Party in the USA" because now I get a lot of Disney Pop Princess songs that are just not good. I'm also thinking I need a Pearl Jam station. And perhaps a couple more stations. Just for variety. 
  • My goals for this week? To do Jillian Michaels video 3 times and to blog 2 times. Already halfway there!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Random Snippets Monday

  • I got a job at Stanford!
  • I clearly have the SAD again. I hate the damn winter and I hate that everything I have to do involves me being outside for extended periods of time. Ugh.
  • My eyes water when I ride my bike to school and today my tears froze on my face.
  • I am teaching myself to crochet.
  • I have become addicted to watching TV shows on the Netflix since my TV has decided to go on the fritz. My current favorite is Destination Truth from SciFi or Suyfy or whatever it's called. Pretty adventurous!
  • I got Jillian Michaels video workout this weekend. She has kicked my ass, let me tell you.
  • I am really, really, really looking forward to moving to CA. Really.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Random Snippets

  • I cleaned out my closets this past weekend and came up with 6 bags full of things to discard. Not too shabby. Now, to figure out a way to get those bags to the charity donation box...
  • The weather has been real nice lately. By "real nice", I mean, in the 40s and not raining. However, I do miss flip-flops.
  • I have been working harder than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. And there's no end in sight. 
  • I am trying to get a job at Stanford. Keep your fingers crossed. 
  • My parents are learning to Skype. My Dad is more technologically advanced that I am. He has the new iPhone. My iPhone is totally, like, 7 iPhones ago. 
  • Our TV is broken. It's decided to randomly turn itself off and on while I am viewing it. Sometimes it doesn't even turn on at all. I don't think we'll get a new one, though, since we're moving in 6 months. 
  • SIX MONTHS! @&*#$%@(!)!)!@@####
  • We finally started on our wedding thank you notes. The final (I think) thing we've got to finish!
  • We have now been married longer than Kim Kardashian. Is that a thing? Should we be proud?

Monday, January 9, 2012

This is why I'm glad I'm leaving Philadelphia

I ride my bike everywhere and in my time of riding, I've encountered a lot of problematic drivers. I've seen cars blow through stop signs, really push red lights, exceed the speed limit excessively, swerve, use the bike lane to pass other cars and just about every other infraction you can imagine. However, my experience yesterday took the cake. Alex and I were trying to cross a street (we had the green light) and I was heading into the crosswalk. A woman in an SUV started honking and tried to make a right turn right in front of me. I tried to brake in time, and I came within inches of being hit by her. I was so upset by this interaction, that I was literally starting to cry and I was clutching my chest, unable to process the near miss that had just occurred. She had stopped, and I attempted to waver her past me, telling her to please go. She pulled up in front of me, and rolled down her window. Thinking she might actually ask me if I was OK, I looked at her (she was driving a nice car and looked like she was coming back from church). She proceeded to yell at me and tell me how wrong I was (yeah, for trying to cross IN THE CROSSWALK ON A GREEN LIGHT!), even though I was visibly upset, crying and hyperventilating. She was just mean and malicious and I have no doubt in my mind that she would have hit me if she could have. I am literally shaking as I type this, an entire day after this incident occurred.
Look, I get it. You're in a hurry. That's fine. Most people are. But when you get to the point where you think it's OK to hit someone (someone NOT surrounded by 2 tons of steel) then something's wrong here. Most of the crazy incidents that happen around Philly are just due to stupidity or inept drivers, not ones with malicious intent. This woman had a maliciousness about her that was somehow taken out on me for no apparent reason. That's not OK, and I don't really understand how people can get away with being so rude here. When I first moved here, I thought it was "quaint", but now, honestly, I'm just sick of it. I am really looking forward to our move to CA in a few months. Honestly, it can't come soon enough.