Five Thing Friday

  1. I just finished up all my classes, all the extra work outside of work.  AND I’m already thinking about what I can learn next.  I have approximately a million books to read on my Kindle and I’m only 50% done with Anna Karenina, so there’s that.  BUT, I realized I don’t know enough about Greek Mythology.  It’s SOOOOOO interesting and I want to learn more.  It will help me follow more of the story lines on Orphan Black.  LOL
  2. Don’t you hate it when you go pee in a public restroom and something smells funny. You look around like, “What is that smell? Where is it coming from?” Then you realize that you ate asparagus at lunch.
  3. I’ve been continuing my quest to cook as much as possible.  Last Saturday I spent all day making Taco Cornbread Casserole, Cherry Cola Cake, and Tomatoes with Buttermilk Vinaigrette.  Everything was DELICIOUS.  I used Cherry Dr. Pepper in the cake, because I don’t like cola and I had to buy a 2 liter, so I didn’t want a ton of extra coke lying around.  I also couldn’t find pomegranate cherry juice concentrate, so I put in a couple tablespoons of Pom Blueberry juice in the frosting = soooo good.  The tomatoes tasting good, but I could have gotten almost the same effect with tomatoes and salad dressing, all for much less $$ and work.  All of these were extremely calorie dense (except for the tomatoes, obviously), so MyFitnessPal is a little perturbed with me.  From now on, going through the Taste of Home recipes, I’m not going to make desserts unless there’s an occasion.

    Taco Cornbread Casserole – I really should have realized that something with 2 C of Fritos wasn’t healthy, but I have this mindset that homecooking is always better for me. Welp, sometimes it isn’t.


    Cherry Cola Cake, in the fridge, with a backdrop of a variety of beverages


  4. Since I’m running again, I got out all my exercise clothes and found these shorts with tags still on them.  They’re Reebok spandex shorts that I found at TJMaxx for $12 a few months ago.  They are my new favorite thing to run in.  Short shorts results in chafed thighs.  I have no thigh gap (nor do I want one, to be honest), therefore, long runs result in bruises between my legs (I’ll forgo making a dirty joke here – that would be in poor taste).  Here are the magical shorts that keep me cool and bruise/chafing free!
  5. AND….DRUM ROLL PLEASE….I’M GRADUATING TODAY!!!!!!Image result for keep calm lets party

Five Thing Friday – Stressed, but ALMOST DONE!

  1. I’m about halfway done my take home final. I was kinda hoping that it would turn out to be easy and I’d finish last night. NOPE! It’s a BEAST (I’ll call it karma..dammit Katy Perry). I was up til midnight.
  2. So, this morning I’m sporting my nothing matches and I don’t fucking care look.
  3. Mostly I just wanted to show you the best Sperrys ever made:
  4. While I think they look ridiculous, I’m secretly excited that my hair is long enough (ed. dirty enough) to go in a top knot. I was tempted to wear ballet flats with the ballerina hair, just so there would be something to amuse me during the long hours I’ll stay at my desk after work.
  5. Last night, as I was wrapping up a question so I had a clean stopping point, Rue La La sends me a midnight madness sale. Seriously guys?!  You can’t wait one more day! Why is there midnight madness on a Thursday??? Whoever writes their subject lines is my spirit animal. Look at some of these:
    • TIME TO SHOP. 12 Hours Only.  You SNOOZE, You LOSE.  — I know! But I can’t.  I have to stuuuddddyyyy.  
    • Crowds. 30 degree weather. Ship those gifts. —Yeah!  Fuck Black Friday.  I’m doing all my Christmas shopping on Rue La La.  Wait, I’m not a millionaire.  There’s too much stuff.  This isn’t working.
    • This is a no-stress zone.  — it is?  take me there please.
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    • Drop that whip cream! Grab these new gift steals. — how did they know?

      If that’s not enough to make you drop two weeks pay some Swarovski crystal clutch in the shape of lips (not those lips) that you’ll totally be able to wear to that gala you can’t afford, then I don’t think you have a soul.  Ok, so it probably means you have more of a soul than I do, but where’s the fun in that?

Oh my god. Holy shit.  In less than 24 hours I’m done.  For 3 weeks.  Before I start again.  I have to do this again.  Ahhhhhh.


{it’s so close to being over}