Real world problems.
This is me, right now. No exaggeration when I say that this is the first time I’ve sat down and relaxed since Thursday night. Current issues include my water being too far away and I can’t move. Also, Allie and Kris are gone and the remote won’t work, so I’m stuck watching House while catching up on the blog. Better than being stuck watching golf. Puke!
So I’ve been missing since Friday, and let me just say that by 11 am on Friday, I was ready for 20 shots. Straight to the throat. After walking into the office to find last-minute proposal requests, I managed to bust ass while also scheming with Janine (more on that later when I can breathe and have the energy to write more). I left work at noon, hit up an Abs class before buying groceries and meeting up with Lindsay at The Farm for happy hour.
After downing a beer in 3.2 seconds, my happiness came back. I was such a pimp last night. Literally had 2 dates with 2 of my favorite people in my life.
When I was on my way to meet Linds, Mark asked if I wanted to do happy hour with him. I made him wait, like any good girl would, and requested shots. Sadly he refused to take Cement Mixer shots.
Linds and I downed 2 beers and shared the best spinach and artichoke dip when I allowed Mark to join us and meet Linds for the first time. After another beer and good conversation, Linds left to go snuggle her cat and sleep (I was so jealous!), and left Mark and I to a night together. I hadn’t seen Marky Mark (he hates it, we love it – so naturally, that’s his nickname) in 2 weeks since that bum ass went to Texas to visit a friend, and I missed the living daylights out of that man.
I enjoyed another 2 beers at The Farm with Mark before we decided sushi sounded good. Side note, I had 4 beers, which is a lot for me, so that should be a factor into how my day was. He was also shocked and proud of the 4 beer tally. Not proud that I sipped water the rest of the night.
We went back to Mint Bistro, the place of the infamous $100 dinner. Last night, we weren’t as wild, and only racked up $70.
Things I adore about this man include the fact that he doesn’t like ordering separate meals and prefers to order several entrees and apps to share together. Things I don’t adore about him include the fact that he tickles me while crossing downtown intersections, and he knows I flail like a fish out of water when tickled.
We ordered 3 rolls: Green Dragon, which had eel(!!!) in it, and is on the far left, the Rainbow Roll, which was amazing, and the O’ Ya roll, which is barely documented in the farrrrr right corner. We demolished 16 rolls and a big bowl of edamame, before calling it a night and retreating back to his couch for a movie.
Last night was supposed to consist of happy hour, and then buzzed shopping at Target, which would have been bad on my wallet, followed by unpacking the apartment some more. Well, I didn’t get home until 1:30 and by then, I basically had to sleep on clothes.
Sometimes the unpredictable moments are the best, and as Mark said last night, “let’s just be happy right now and not worry about the future.” So, that’s what I’m doing. Living in the moment and not worrying about what will happen a week, month, and year from now.
Saturday morning alarms aren’t cool, but this morning’s alarm was for good reason. I got in an over-tired and beer-loaded belly 3.5 mile run this morning. It was painful after last night’s shenanigans.
After a piece of PB toast and cheesy eggs, it was time to treat my Dad to the SNHU Elite Eight basketball game in our town for his belated birthday gift.
My Dad, brother and I used to always attend the SNHU basketball games when we were growing up. When I say always, I mean it was a religious event for us. During 7th & 8th grade, my CCD teacher was a player on the team, and he was super foxy, so obviously I always went to root him on and stare at his butt, muscles and face. I think this might have been the moment I started going for older men. A 7th grader eyeing the college athlete. It’s all coming together now. 😉
I had such a great time with my Dad recalling our old memories of attending the games and recognizing familiar faces. One of my high school classmates is now playing for SNHU so it was wicked cool to see him play. He’s the captain of the team.. as a junior! After way too long sitting on wooden benches and watching our boys lose, I packed up the remaining items in my room and headed to the new apartment. After unpacking and running more errands, I hit the gym for a wicked great workout. My strength workouts have taken a ride on the back burner this past busy week, so I loved having a free night to focus on my workout and not have to worry about rushing anywhere.
My first apartment dinner was healthy and perfect post workout. Salmon atop a bed of spinach, feta cheese and diced walnuts, tossed in a raspberry pomegranate dressing. So good!
Now I think it’s time to crawl into bed and watch a movie.