Monthly Archives: July 2012

How do I know it’s Monday?

– I could barely wake up
– I had no creamer for my coffee this morning
– There was horrible traffic on the way into work
– And my computer wouldn’t log on when I got to work this morning. All I got was a black screen with a white mouse. The IT guys are getting me a new one, but until then, I’m sitting here twiddling my thumbs. Everything I do somehow involves a computer. I can’t even make phone calls because all my numbers are on my computer. I have limited access to emails through my phone, but that’s about it.

And all THAT is how I know it’s Monday.



I’m not a hypochondriac, I swear. More often than not, if I’m sick or hurt, I’ll suck it up, take meds and put ice on it. Normally, it clears right up.

Yesterday, my left foot started hurting, down at the ball of the foot. “I’m wearing heels,” I thought. “No big deal.” Except it didn’t go away when I got home. Or last night. And it hurt worse this morning, to the point where I didn’t go workout because it would have killed me to run.

So what did I do? I used WebMD to check it out. And basically, I might die from it.

This is what I get when I tell WebMD that my foot hurts.

(I love my new-found ability to take screenshots on my phone, btw).

As the day goes by, my foot hurts less, but it hasn’t gone away completely (and I’m wearing flats today). So I’m not quite sure what’s wrong with me. But if it’s not one thing, it’s another. But I don’t really think I’m dying.  I just think my body hates me.

It’s hot here. Literally hotter than the rest of the country, according to the weather people.

It’s so hot, my phone does this fun thing:

Not quite sure why the unlock is in French. My settings are certainly NOT in French.

When I saw this, I stuck my phone in the fridge. Not abnormal at all.

So I’ve been staying inside as much as I can enjoying the AC.

I hope you’re not as hot as I am.

Like the title says, I’m having a slight blogger freak out moment.

You know when you tweet or comment on an Instagram photo of a big-time blogger, you rarely except them to reply? (You’ve never done it? Maybe it’s just me).

Well, one blogger replied. I had a mini freak out when I saw it.

I LOVE love LOVE Megan’s blog Across the Pond.

For those behing the times, Megan is a LA girl that moved to UK for her Masters program and just happened to meet an adorable Scottish guy (who just proposed! Yay!).

(I think her posts on their conversations are hysterical, btw, so you should check them out).

Well, I replied to a tweet she sent out…and SHE REPLIED BACK.

OMG, not only was I surprised, but super excited to. She doesn’t know it, but to me she’s like a celebrity and I wasn’t expecting a reply. So it made my day.

If you follow blogs, you know what I mean. If you don’t, then you probably think I’m a nut job right now. But if you don’t, then you need to catch up with the 21st century. Seriously. 

For a seriously small-time blogger like myself, it was pretty cool to have Megan respond to a random tweet. Which just proves that she’s as cool as she seems on her blog.

(And all opinions are my own – she 100% doesn’t know about this random post about her. Which is a little creepy, I know).

Yup, it’s been a week since my last post.

Freshly made cotton candy at the White House. They had one of their cooking staff constantly making it. I stood in line with all the other 5 year olds for mine. Best part of being grown up? I don’t have to ask my mom if I can have some.

So let me fill you in on what’s been happing and a little as to why it’s been a week:

1. More responsibility at work. Since I’ve gotten back from my military training, I’ve been handed more responsibility at work. I’ve been busy working with clients and customers, quoting products and services, and putting out small fires. Which leaves me a lot less time to surf the internet.

2. More hours at my part-time job. It may or may not be true, but I feel as though I’ve been scheduled for more hours than normal lately, which takes a toll on my sleep schedule (have I mentioned how much I love sleep and getting my 8 hours?). And it takes a toll on my blog posts, because I normally head straight over from my full time job. Let me be a warning to you: don’t go out of state for college!

3. I’m on the computer ALL day. So the last thing I want to do when I get home is open up my own computer. Sure, I’ll check Twitter and Instagram on my cell phone (and maybe an email or two), but otherwise I just enjoy the lack of technology for a while.

4.  I go to bed at a rediculously early time. Like, 9:30pm. I’m sure everyone under the age of 25 thinks I’m crazy, but I’m so worn out from work, driving in traffic, working out, and my part time crazy hours, that I crash as soon as it gets semi-dark out (I’ve even gone to bed before it’s been fully dark – sad).

5. I’ve started looking for apartments. And it’s been a little depressing mentally calculating how much I’ll have left for the basics, like, you know, food. Ramen here I come.

BUT! There have been some good things happening.

1. I’ve started working out again. My mom and I have teamed up to work out in the mornings. At like, 5am (also contributing to me passing out at 9pm). Surprisingly, the gym is rather full at that time of the day. There are a lot of crazy people out here.

2. I went to my first trade show/conference. AND I drove INTO DC to do it. For those of you who know me, that is a major accomplishment. I have only driven through DC one other time, on accident in the early hours of the morning (with no traffic). This time, it was noonish and full of people. The show was a great learning experiance and I made it out of DC without killing anyone. But it is surreal to be driving with the Washington Monument off to your left, driving past the Kennedy Center and by the backside of the Lincoln Memorial. Growing up, I read and learned all about them in school, and now I’m randomly driving past them. It’s odd.

3. I was house sitting! Friends of ours out in Fairfax went away for a little vacation, and I hung out at their place for a week, watching too much Futurama, walking their dog and snuggling their cats. Rough life.

In conclusion, I’d like to apologize for acting like an 80 year old and will try to be better about posting.

Also, I had to post yet another photo of Brad Paisley. Because I still can’t get over it.

I hope everyone had a great Independent Day.

Mine was amazing.

It was my first full day off in almost two months. I slept in, which felt awesome. I meanered my way down to our pool and relaxed there for about 2 hours (with sunscreen and in the shade!).

My mom and I were invited to spend the 4th of July at the White House (along with about 350 other military members and their families). They let us in around 4. It was basically a big BBQ and cookout to show appreciation to our military and their families.

There were hot dogs, burgers, chicken, potato salad, cotton candy and ice cream. And it was all delicious. And on the South Lawn. It was kind of surreal.

The Marine Corp Band played most of the afternoon and night. And they are incredible. Not only do they play the normal “band” songs, but they had a jazz band and they played cover songs to country albums to boot. They were amazing.

We got to see the President and First Lady. He gave a quick 10 minutes speech honoring the different branches and our vets. Then he and the first lady met with those there for the next half hour. I missed it by about 5 minutes.

But what was the best news of the night and made it an amazing day? The musical performance for the night was BRAD PAISLEY!!!!

If you didn’t know this about me: I’m a HUGE country fan. And Brad Paisley is one of the top singers around. When I showed up for the day, I was just excited to be at the White House. But I got a free Brad Paisley concert too?!?! I almost had a stroke.

My mom and I staked out a place by the stage, about 5 feet from the mic. I was less than 5 feet from Brad Paisley. Not even kidding. When he started, I thought I’d have a heart attack. I had to stop myself from reaching out to touch him. It was one of the best experiances ever. And the fact it was free on the White House lawn just made it unbelievable.

He played all his good songs. Everyone sang along and he even gave away a guitar to a military member and his kids! He put on an awesome show and I’m pretty sure I took close to 100 pictures (I was a little excited).

Seeing him that close for free was well worth the 105+ heat index all day (I had salt stains on my shirt from sweating so much – the only other place I’ve seen that is marathon runners). It was so hot all day, even in the shade. I drank at least 3 bottles of water and had 2 popsicles. Nothing helped. But by the end of the night, I didn’t care (it was still 100+ heat index by 9pm).

It was one of the best Independence Days I’ve ever had. And the DC fireworks weren’t too shabby either. My mom and I already have a plan for watching them next year on the Mall.

How was your 4th?

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July! This is the first time since I started my new job that I’ve had a day off! (No full or part time job today!!) I hope everyone has a great Independence Day!

And remember to thank a veteran today!