TV Talk

February 27th, 2015 No comments

I’ve only got a season and a half left of Scrubs on Netflix before I’ve binge-watched the entire series. It’s been fun, but I forgot how in the 8th season J.D. turns into an annoying douche.

I also recently starting watching the VH1 show, Hindsight. It’s been DVRing automatically since it premiered but I didn’t actually watch any episodes until a couple of weeks ago. At that point I was 5-6 episodes behind which I binge-watched in a single weekend. I was hooked! I love the 90’s music, even though they had to make fun of The Cure song playing in one scene. :(

In any case, now that I’m watching week to week I’m not liking it so much. I’m not sure if the binge-watching made it seem more interesting or if it’s already losing steam.

Another show I’ve been watching is Real World Skeletons because it’s set in Chicago. I can’t stand any of the cast which makes watching it rather enjoyable since I can yell insults at the screen. It’s like sports for girls.

I think I’m actually getting a little tired of The Big Bang Theory. I’d much rather watch The Middle or The Goldbergs lately. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I don’t look forward to it as much as I used to. And just as I was going to complain that Emily is never hanging out with the rest of the gang, last night’s episode had them get together but it seemed really weird and she hardly got any lines. And overall I find her character extremely unlikeable.

Some shows have recently ended, which is a bummer, but a blessing at the same time since it’s difficult to keep up with all the shows on the DVR.

Spoiler Alert

Parks and Recreation – I liked how they ended it by giving us a glimpse into the future, although I felt like Ben got the shaft career-wise. It was fun to see some older characters overall, though.

The Mentalist – Were Joe and I the only one who were thinking maybe, just maybe, Teresa was Red John and was going to stab Patrick in the final scene? I was simultaneously relieved and disappointed when she didn’t.

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Too Many Errands

February 23rd, 2015 No comments

What a busy day! It started with a stop at Speedway for coffee and hot chocolate and then we went to McDonalds since I had a BOGO coupon for Egg McMuffins.

We were placing our order at the counter when we heard this loud crash from the drive thru area. I thought maybe someone had dropped a coffee carafe because the drive thru employee jumped back at the same time we heard glass breaking. Turns out a lady in the drive thru couldn’t get her SUV’s window to open so she opened her door but forcefully enough that it made contact with the glass on the drive thru window and shattered it. Good times!

Our next stops included Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, and The Container Store before heading to the mall so we could check out beds at the Sleep Number store. We really need a new bed but we’re having the hardest time making a decision. The Sleep Number beds are pretty nice but holy hell they get expensive fast. I was looking at their price list and their top of the line model is $10,000!!!! I’m not 100% convinced they are the way to go although we are leaning toward a much more affordable model in the $3000 range. That still seems excessive but if it really does last the 25 years in the warranty then it would be totally worth it. Problem is it’s only that price through the end of the month and then it goes up to around $5000. Ugh, I hate making expensive decisions!

After looking at beds we stopped in the Aveda store to cash in my birthday postcard for a free item. The employee had me choose my favorite scent among several options she added to my choice – a body wash, salt scrub, lotion, or body spray. I chose the latter but it turns out I hate how it smells. It’s different than what the bare scented oil smelled like, so that was a waste. I guess I’ll see if anyone I know wants it.

We killed some time at the mall and then had lunch at Happy Elephant. They have the best crab Rangoon so we split an order along with potstickers and happy wraps.

Next up was a doctor appointment to go over my sleep study results. Bottom line – study showed no abnormalities and other than keeping a sleep journal to help me determine what might be triggering me to wake up so often, and instructions by the doctor to not look at the clock when I do wake up, there wasn’t much to say. For whatever reason, though, after the first doctor and I spoke about the results, he said another doctor had to come in to examine me and I ended up waiting a half hour for him to show his face. After 25 minutes I left the room to inquire what was going on and the guy didn’t even apologize when he came in a couple of minutes later. Jerk.

On the way home we stopped at the library and picked up a few things from Target. I totally forgot to bring in return from the car and was too exhausted to even bother at that point. We also skipped dropping off our donations at Savers because we both wanted to just go home and relax. Neither of us slept well last night and we rarely run so many errands in one day so it took a toll on our energy.

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Organization Time

February 22nd, 2015 No comments

Organizing feels good and I’ve been doing a lot of it lately. Last week I rearranged our media downstairs so that our most frequently played board games are now on the tv shelf and the video games are stored inside our audio tower since we play the board games more often.

Yesterday I spent a decent portion of the day organizing all our photographs into these boxes I bought at Target for $10 per box.

Photo Storage Boxes

I managed to get them all into two boxes which means I can return the third box. Score!

When I went into the master bedroom closet to put them away, I decided to reorganize in there a bit. I was able to consolidate stuff which freed up two storage boxes that I put to use this morning by organizing the PS2 & Xbox controllers with one, and all my candles in the other. That in turn prompted me to reorganize the hall closet where all the candle-related stuff is stored.

I also have a collection of colored marbles I use to switch up our decor (for instance, now that Valentines Day is over I switched from red to purple). I found some marbles given to me as gifts that I never use and can’t see ever using so I packed them up and added them to my pile of jeans that I plan on donating to Savers tomorrow.

I’m also giving my cousin some unwanted picture frames and a photo album. I love to purge! Ok, that didn’t sound right, but you know what I mean.

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Savers & Jeans

February 16th, 2015 No comments

Man, do I love the store Savers! Yesterday all their clothing was 50% off for members (and it’s 50% off today as well for anyone). I ended up getting three t-shirts and a cute sweater for only $9. I am now running out of closet space/hangers due to my expanding wardrobe. I tried culling my shirts but I like all the ones I own right now.

I did, however, decide to lighten the load in my dresser this morning and pull some seasonal items from the drawers and move them to the closet. Unfortunately I realized I had little room in the closet because I have way too many pairs of jeans even though currently I’m wearing just a couple of pairs. So I spent an hour trying on all my jeans to decide which ones should stay and which ones I plan to donate. When all was said and done I decided to keep 9 pairs:

6 pairs I can wear now (although only one of those fits with my Cuddle Duds underneath)
1 over-sized pair (my “fat” jeans)
2 pairs that fit nicely in the waist but are too short which I plan to ask my local tailor to turn into cut-offs since I can’t find any comfortable ones at the store

That leaves 13 pairs that will be donated. It feels good to purge.

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Valentine’s Day & Games

February 16th, 2015 No comments

Joe and I agreed that we weren’t going to exchange gifts for Valentine’s Day this year and instead just have a nice dinner at our favorite Vietnamese place. We changed those plans slightly when my mom asked if we wanted to come over to hang out and play games. So we just got the food earlier. Plus Joe totally broke the pact – this was waiting for me when I walked downstairs Saturday morning.

Valentine's Day gift

I’m not sure what to do with the suckers since I’m more of a chocolate candy person, but they are very cute! And the Russell Stover dark chocolate & marshmallow heart that was included in my gift basket was actually very tasty. I’m not a huge fan of Russell Stover chocolates so I was pleasantly surprised.

Joe also sent me these two ecards. LOL!

Ecard1

Ecard2

Of course, I didn’t keep our pact either and ordered a cute lady-bug Valentine cookie for Joe from Cheryl’s but it was never delivered! I just got off the phone with them and I’m getting a refund. I don’t trust that the replacement will get here either since it started out with UPS and then disappeared once it was transferred to the post office over a week ago. Our asshole mailman probably ate it. ;)

Anyway, after a visit to Costco that was intended just for me to check out their optical department, but ended with us spending $32 on four items (which we had to haul around because we didn’t bother grabbing a cart), and a stop at two pet stores in search of a larger affordable rat cage (which was a bust), we relaxed at home for a bit before heading over to my parents.

When we first arrived we worked on transferring all their files from their old computer to their new one. We tried doing it the last time we were over but Microsoft OneDrive sucks. I had uploaded a zip file to my account but it kept failing when I tried to download it. And until the other day we both had completely forgotten that Joe has an external portable hard drive (and I just remembered today that I have two external hard drives – doh!). So we transferred the files there and then it took mere minutes to get them on the new machine. Derp!

We had no luck getting their old ink jet printer to work, though. The drivers are too old for Windows 7 and my parents refuse to get a laser printer even though it’s so much more economical for the majority of the population who merely prints forms and coupons. Ink jets make about zero sense to own unless you want to print photos and/or color documents (although even for the latter I’d suggest a color laser printer).

My mom gave us some Valentine chocolates, and Brother # 1 gave me a belated birthday present (the Dove chocolates pictured). I tried that extra dark bar last night and it is way too bitter for me! I guess I don’t like daaaaark chocolate, just semi-dark.

Chocolates

I hadn’t intended on us staying at their house past midnight, but we brought along Cards Against Humanity, which we had ordered online a few weeks ago and hadn’t played yet. Holy crap is that game fun! Brother # 1 in particular just loved it (Brother # 2 was out with his girlfriend so it was just Joe, me, my parents, and one brother). We played for hours!

We also ordered Apples to Apples the other day and it was delivered on Sunday (and the Post Office wonders why they are going bankrupt). We plan to play that with E since Cards Against Humanity is way inappropriate (although based on a few things he has said it sounds like he’s played it before with his friends. Oh boy would his mom be horrified if she knew that).

Incidentally, I updated my Excel list of games we own the other day and we have no less than 50 non-video games, including a handful we haven’t even played yet – Boom-O, Bunco, Friends Trivia (a card game), Mad Gab, Scene It Deluxe, and Scattergories. I think it’s safe to say we’re a bit addicted to games in this house. But I’m sure we’ll play them eventually – they are much more fun that video games in my opinion. I really need to host another game night soon!

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