Thursday, April 20, 2017

One month, tenth days and other lengths of time that are stressing me out.

I haven't abandoned you blog. I've just been stressed/busy with wedding planning, work, Bosco and life in general

Wedding planning - our wedding is one month from today! When did that happen? I'm excited but stressing about everything going smoothly. I'm taking a gamble by ordering my flowers through the internets but every florist I called couldn't do it. Here is my tip for you. Order you bouquet way early. IT WILL ALL BE OK. If you say it in caps it makes it true.

work - still very busy and still understaffed. We have a new assistant starting May 1st and a college student working over the summer helping out. My desk looks like a paper factory exploded.

Bosco - had some teeth pulled a biopsy on a small spot on his leg. He's been in a cone for TEN DAYS. It has felt like a damn lifetime! He was not pleased which means I'm not pleased and it has not been fun for anyone. I tried explaining this to Bosco but he is, after all, a cat. The good new is his stitches were removed today and he doesn't need the cone anymore. *paw five*

I will catch up on blogs soon. I need to check in on my internet peeps.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Change of plans

Too much fun on Friday night = ordering Zaftigs and lounging around in PJs on Saturday night.

I love the Ferris Bueller Dominos commercials with Joe Keery (Steve from Stranger Things). He's a good Ferris and is adorable.

I also love looking at our wedding registries and seeing what's been bought. Exciting! My shower is on the 23rd. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Why am I blogging when I should be sleeping

Who finally did her taxes tonight? This girl. I also ate a homemade pizza for dinner and had a piece of Derek's leftover birthday cake.

I finished watching Broadchurch on Netflix. I thought it was pretty good but I don't think I'm going to watch the second season. I know who the killer is and I just don't see the point in continuing the series after that. If you've seen the second season let me know if it's worth it.

Weekend plans include celebrating Derek's birthday back in our old hood and NOT DOING TAXES BECAUSE I ALREADY DID THEM *cackles*

Monday, April 3, 2017

Opening Day

Today is Opening Day for the Red Sox. I'm not a baseball fan but I do consider Opening Day an unofficial sign of spring. It also means I have to start walking from my office to Kenmore to be able to get on the T. At least it's nice out today so I won't mind the walk. And now I want a ballpark hot dog.

On a sadder note, a young man went missing in Boston last week. 23-year-old Michael Kelleher went missing Wednesday night after attending a Celtics game with a co-worker. His last known location was Paul Revere Park where he tried to hire an Uber but was never picked up. Unfortunately when a young man goes missing in Boston after a night of drinking he's usually found in the water. I hope that's not the case but it doesn't look good.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Good Morning!

It took me 20 minutes to get the shower curtain up so I could take a shower this morning. They're still working on the bathroom so it was taken down while Vlad Contractor worked (I will explain this in another post). It kept falling down and since I'm short it's not easy to get it back up. I'm pretty sure I pulled a muscle in my back trying. At one point it fell down on me while I was in the shower. You can laugh, Derek did when I told him. I think I've reached my swearing quota for the day.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Someone had a "fun" Saint Patrick's Day

Derek woke me up at 4 in the morning to tell me that there was a major leak in the bathroom. There was water coming down from the ceiling and it was getting everywhere. Just what you want to be dealing with at 4 in the morning. Derek rigged up a trash bag and a pot to get the water into the tub rather than all over the floor. I left a message for our landlord and called property management. I didn't think this was something that could wait.

We found out what the issue was fairly quickly. A woman who lives two floors above us got drunk on Saint Patrick's Day, clogged her sink and left the water running. She passed out in bed while the bathroom flooded. The unit above us has even worse water damage than we do. It was coming out through the electrical outlets in their bathroom. I didn't see any water coming out of the outlets but I won't be using them until they're checked out by an electrician.

I stay home and I still have to deal with the drunks on Saint Patrick's Day. I bet she has a hell of a hangover.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

In my younger years I would rarely stay home on Saint Patrick's Day. I even went to the parade in Southie one year. The highlight of the parade was seeing a drunk girl get tackled by two cops for running out onto the parade route and attempting to run away from the police. Now that I'm a bit older I'd rather stay home and avoid the crowded bars. The time change has left me feeling pretty tired too so I think I'll be celebrating from my bed tonight.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Quick Review of Insidious 3


Scary enough to make you jump out of your chair and throw your crostini and brie in the air.
You've been warned.

Monday, March 6, 2017

One more thing crossed of the list

The wedding invitations have been ordered. We went with a Boston skyline design which I think is appropriate since we're getting married right in the city. There was a bit of sticker shock when I saw the final price for the invitations and ours are fairly simple. I shouldn't be surprised considering everything about a wedding is expensive.

I bought some new eye cream at Sephora today. The skin around my eyes has been so dry and itchy. Thanks winter! According to the saleswoman at Sephora this cream is very popular in Korea. According to my bank account, it is expensive.

I'm getting ready to head over to my friend Lil-Anne's place for a movie night. She stocked up on fancy snacks including brie and artichokes. I'm fine with just popcorn but I'm not going to say no to that.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

I went to Worcester and I didn't even get to see a shady strip club

Fiona and I drove all the way to Worcester on Saturday to see Panic at the Disco at the DCU Center. We were pretty excited because Worcester is kind of known for shady strip clubs. We weren't actually going to go to a strip club because I'm not paying $15 for a beer with a side of hepatitis. We just wanted to drive by one. We must have been staying in the classy area of Worcester though because we saw none.

We made it to the DCU Center and procured two massive beers from a nice older woman who we decided was named Maude. Good thing we didn't go to a strip club because the DCU Center is apparently cash only.

The age range of this show was teenagers, moms and Ginny and Fiona. I guess that makes us hip? We'll go with that...

After the show we went to UNOs and then to a Mexican place for margaritas. That would probably explain why I have heartburn today. At some point we took this photo and I texted it to Derek just saying "boobs".


We were a bit tired this morning which totally explains why we drove an hour in the wrong direction on the highway! Oh my God how did we do that?

So how was your weekend?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Oh my God I'm exhausted

Derek's belated company holiday party was last night and we didn't get to bed until way too late. It was at Oceanaire near Government Center. The atmosphere and the food were great. I'd go back. Derek and I are currently complaining to each other on gchat about how tired we are. One of us can't have caffeine though *sobs into glass of water*.

We're finally tasting food for the wedding tonight. I need to get invitations ordered ASAP but I can't really do that without knowing what food we're serving. How is it already March?! Nobody panic!

Here are some photos from Oceanaire.





Sunday, February 26, 2017

Don't You Just Hate It

When you fall in love with a pair of shoes and then you look at the price and they're $698.00.


I'll just have to admire you from afar Rochas Sequined Double-Strap Pumps.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Taste of Spring

When it's in the 70s in February you need to spend as much time outside as possible.
You also need a friend who has a fire pit in their backyard.



The only thing lovelier than this weather are my friends.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Date Night


Last night at the Red Hat.
Derek had a burger and I had a fish sandwich.
We both had waffle fries, which are the best kind of fries in my opinion.
Thank you Red Hat for being consistently delicious.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The fridge saga

Our new fridge was finally delivered today! The installation didn't go quite as planned but everything eventually worked out thanks to having a handy landlord.

It's a tight fit but it fits.
Time to restock.
The fridge was installed within minutes but when the deliveryman went to open the fridge door it wouldn't open all the way. The door was hitting the baseboard which was preventing it from opening. The deliveryman told me that this was the smallest fridge they had that wasn't a mini fridge. I'm not sure if that was true but I let Austin (our landlord) know what was happening. Rather than searching for a new fridge or destroying the baseboard, Austin just changed the side that the fridge door opens on. Problem solved! 

I've really missed having a home cooked meal. There's only so much takeout you can eat before you get sick of it. Don't forget to thank your fridge tonight.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Already in weekend mode

I felt like I was going to pass out on the train this morning. It was terrible. I started feeling really hot and dizzy and I told Derek I needed to get off and sit down. Once I was off the train and sitting on a bench I started to feel better. I think the cold air helped. I feel fine now but that was not a fun way to start my morning.

Our fridge is dead. Gone to that big old junkyard in the sky. We have a mini fridge coming tomorrow and a new fridge arriving on Tuesday. We're roughing it for now, and by roughing it I mean eating takeout. We had to toss all our food

Tomorrow is my first dress fitting. I don't think too many alterations are needed. I still haven't found shoes yet but I figure I can just bring a pair of heels around the height that I want. No tall heels for this girl. I usually wear flats unless it's a special occasion and I'd say my own wedding is a special occasion. I've also finally started our wedding registry on Amazon and Crate & Barrel. It's fun adding things. Somebody please get me the salad spinner. I'm serious!

I have Monday off and many fun things planned for this upcoming long weekend. My brain is already in weekend mode.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hello?

It's pretty rare for my office to close due to snow, so when I heard we were getting hit with a storm on Thursday I planned to be ready to go for work. I woke up the morning of and hadn't heard a peep from the office so I left Derek snoozing away since he was working from home and headed off to work. I trudged through the windy streets of Boston and picked up a bagel to eat for breakfast. I get to the office and notice that all the lights are off. That's a bit strange because it was almost 9 and usually someone has arrived to turn on all the lights by then. I started to have a feeling that something was off.

I walked around the office turning lights on and saw that our accounting guy was in. I asked him where everyone was and he asked me if I got the text saying that we were closed. As you can guess, I did not get the text. I was a little peeved at this point but decided to eat my bagel first before I headed home. I texted my boss to let him know that he forgot about me. He asked me to call him and he explained that his text would not go through to my phone so he emailed my personal email to let me know the office would be closed. I usually don't check my email at night before I go to bed and I don't check it until I'm at work in the morning so I didn't see the email. I could have been curled up in bed all nice and cozy. 

I decided to make the best of the situation and stop at the supermarket to get some food. I made it home before the snow got really bad and I even took a nap. Not the perfect snow day but a snow day none the less.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A very wet victory parade

Waiting for the Pats in the sleet and snow
As you may have heard the Patriots won the Super Bowl. I'm not a huge sports fan but I'll show some hometown pride, especially if your boss let's you slip out of work for an hour to check out the victory parade.
The crowd heading out of the Pru
The parade was supposed to start at 11 but they got off to a late start. After a half hour of waiting in the sleet and snow the duck boats finally started to make their way down Boylston Street.

Bob Kraft

Bill Belichick. He's actually kind of smiling!

Gronk

Tom Brady

It's not a parade without confetti
As soon as the last duck boats were in sight I made my way through the crowd to get back inside to dry out. My coworkers followed a few minutes later. My coat was pretty much soaked through. Luckily I have a heater at my desk and dried off pretty quick.

Tomorrow it's supposed to be 55 and Thursday we're getting a foot of snow. Always a fun time with New England weather.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Happy birthday to me!


Last night was my birthday party at Golden Temple. It's becoming a tradition at this point. Every year I think maybe I should switch it up and try something different but everyone seems to have a really good time.

Let's be honest though, the food is also a major factor in choosing Golden Temple every year.

This is just the appetizers!
After dinner it was time to hit the dance floor. The DJ was pretty good and played all of our requests.

Party time in the E Room
No one would let me pay for my food or drinks despite me trying to pay a few times. They spoiled me with cards, gifts and balloons. What can I say? I have amazing friends.

My mother decided to join the festivities as well. She wanted to get out of the house for a bit in the hopes that her new cat Brighten aka Brighty would come out from under the couch and eat. The good news is he did. He's still hiding most of the time but hopefully he'll get settled in soon and start coming out more.

Mom and daughter

On our way home
I woke up this morning a bit tired but otherwise feeling fine despite all the drinks consumed. I'm declaring the night a success.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Eat it and weep


The rage I felt when I saw this on the T. It was a full train, no empty seats and people standing. Move your wine! I tend to go the passive aggressive route so I shot some dirty looks her way and posted this photo on Twitter and Facebook. The internet appeased me by validating my outrage. Of course I could have just asked her to move the wine so I could sit but I'm not really the confrontational type. So internet shaming for your winespreading it is.


Early birthday dinner date with Derek at the Abbey. I wanted everything on the menu. I went with the roasted cod with a potato scallion pancake in a shallot cream sauce. No regrets in that choice. I could have eaten two servings.


After dinner drinks at the Tavern. I love sitting in the window seats and people watching. I don't remember taking this picture of Derek but I like it.




We bought beer and wine at the store on the way home but didn't end up drinking it. Probably for the best as it was a school night.

I'm being good and staying in tonight making blog posts in preparation for my birthday party tomorrow, which is my actual birthday. I'm going to eat so much Chinese food, it's going to be glutinous glorious.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Nor'easter

This morning a guy started scolding a boy for wearing his backpack on the T and standing too close to him. He couldn't have been more than 10 years old and he looked terrified. Luckily his grandmother and another passenger put this guy in his place. His grandmother said he was just a boy and there was plenty of room on the train if he needed more room. The other woman offered the boy her seat. It was at this point that the guy attempted to explain himself to the woman who offered up her seat. She was not having it and told him he was being rude to a kid. The guy continued trying to defend himself but the woman just ignored him. I saw the kid before this happened and he was just standing there. If he was touching the guy with his backpack he wasn't doing it on purpose. There was room on the train to move so this guy could have moved rather than humiliate a kid on the train.

Our landlord came over today to check on our hot water. We've been taking military showers since the water has barely been lukewarm. It should be fixed soon. I miss my hot showers and not attempting to shave my legs in under 30 seconds.

There's a Nor'easter hitting us tonight. The wind has been a real treat today. My umbrella blew inside out a couple of times until I just gave up and closed the umbrella. You win Nor'easter. I hope you enjoyed blasting me in the face with your wind and rain.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Human on the floor


Getting ready to get my work out on. I still can't get all the eyeliner off my eyes from Saturday night. I've been trying to find one that I like and this one is not it. Goes on like crap and now I can't get it off.


Trying to stretch on the floor with a cat is impossible. I'm sure it's the same if you have a dog. My human is on the floor! Must pester! Must get attention!


A post work out massage?


I give up. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

I ripped my fingernail off while recycling so basically I should be in charge of the EPA now

I was trying to break down a box to fit it into the recycling bin at work and somehow I managed to rip half my fingernail off. I'm basically bleeding for mother earth over here. Blood sweat and fingernails. I think this means I should be in charge of the EPA now. I think sacrificing a fingernail for the greater good of recycling a box certainly makes me qualified. I do have an associates degree from a community college if you're still unsure of my credentials. I've also never sued the EPA so I have that going for me as well.

Derek says I should just rip the rest of the nail off since it's kind of hanging there but I'm being a big baby and don't want to do that. I thought maybe if I put some nail polish on that would help the nail not be so weak and bendy but that was a terrible idea because nail polish burns on sensitive just had your nail ripped off skin. At least my wounded nail is now glittery.

In other are you sure you're really all there Ginny? news I keep seeing "Invicta Watches" come up on the tv guide and I keep thinking it says "Invicta Witches" and I'm like "Yes, let's watch this show about witches!" and then I realize my brain has fooled me once again. Invicta Witches totally sounds like a legit show though.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Any potato can be a breakfast potato if you open your mouth and try

I didn't have to work today so what does one do with a day off besides lie on the couch and watch Poldark for four hours? One goes to brunch and then goes back to laying on the couch to continue watch Poldark for hours.

So I met some of my best lady friends for brunch at Lulu's. We ordered our food and then the waitress comes back a few minutes later to inform us that they ran out of breakfast potatoes. I'm assuming these are home fries because any potato can be a breakfast potato. French fries at 8 a.m.? I'm down for that. She said they could substitute with tater tots. As long as you get some sort of potato product on my plate I'll be happy. Today I realized how important having potato at brunch is.

Look at those tots. LOOK AT THEM!
I asked for butter for my toast and the waitress says "We only have melted butter. Is that ok?" How do you only have melted butter? I don't understand? Isn't it more work to keep it melted? I'm not angry, just legitimately curious as to why they only have melted butter.

I don't feel ready to go back to work tomorrow. I just want to eat potatoes and watch some more Poldark. Are you sick of hearing me talk about Poldark yet? Ok I'm going to stop now.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Life lesson

Today I was reminded of a great lesson. If you eat only appetizers for dinner you will be starving in the morning. Alas it is literally peanuts until lunch time. I already ate a pear.

My co-worker Bryanne is leaving us for another job. How dare she! Today is her last day. It's going to be rough times until her replacement starts and is properly trained. Guess who gets to train? That's right, this girl. At least I have Monday off for MLK Day.

Bosco is going to the vet tomorrow for his checkup. Let's hope he doesn't need a dental cleaning. Cat's teeth are expensive.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

First snow storm of the year

I finally managed to catch up on some sleep. I wanted to head over to a friend's house last night but I was just too tired so I stayed in and relaxed with Bosco.

Bosco is pleased that I decided to stay in
Derek still has a cough but he's getting better. I know he's feeling better because he made sure to purposely pester me this morning when I was trying to get ready to head to the super market. Today is the first snow storm of the year in Boston. I headed out to the super market as the snow was starting to fall. Have to stock up on the essentials like water, Smartfood popcorn and wine. I'm also making a pot roast in the slow cooker for dinner.

The supermarket was busy which is expected with an impending snow storm but it wasn't terrible. The liquor store in the supermarket is certainly doing some serious business today.

Getting the essentials
By the time I left the supermarket the snow was already picking up. It's tough to see with the snow blasting you in the face. Luckily I didn't have to wait long for the T.

Beginning of the storm

Lugging the "essentials" home on the T
The pot roast is cooking away and I can't wait to eat it for dinner later with a nice glass of red wine.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Stir crazy

I woke up to snow this morning which was a bit unexpected since my terrible weather app did not mention snow. I'm a prepared New Englander though with boots and a jacket that could double as a sleeping bag.

For some reason this has felt like the longest work week, and it's a short work week to boot since I had Monday off. Derek is still sick so our usual weeknight date night did not happen this week. Luckily Fiona asked me to have dinner with her at Harry's last night. I get a little stir crazy if I don't have somewhere to go during the week. I put some money in the jukebox and someone kept paying to bump my songs. They did play eventually but I was a bit annoyed. I guess someone really wanted to hear their songs if they paid extra to bump mine. Overall it was a fun night and I was glad to get out of the house.

Just for fun I looked up the term stir crazy. Here's where it came from according to wikipedia.

"Used among inmates in prison, it referred to a prisoner who became mentally unbalanced because of prolonged incarceration. The term "stir crazy" is based upon the slang stir (1851) to mean prison. It is now used to refer to anyone who becomes restless or anxious from feeling trapped and even somewhat claustrophobic in an environment, perceived to be more static and unengaging than can any longer continue to hold interest, meaning, and value to and for them."

Clearly going to Harry's was good for my mental health.

Happy Friday everyone. I'm excited to sleep in tomorrow.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The blog must go on

It's only Wednesday and I'm exhausted. Luckily blogging can be done from the couch. Derek has been sick with a nasty cough that's been keeping both of us up all night. I got him some cough medicine that I hope will help. We both need our sleep. I'm hoping I don't come down with this cough too.

This lack of sleep just happens to coincide with a busy and somewhat stressful week at work. We're short staffed and one of the other assistants gave her notice last week. I'll most likely be training the new assistant which means putting aside my work to train. I'm doing my best to catch up before the departing assistant is officially gone but I have a lot of work to do.

My commute home was a bit wetter than expected which meant a packed train. I didn't bring an umbrella with me today since I didn't expect it to rain. I think I need to get a new weather app for my phone.

My brother has been sending me teasing texts about our belated Christmas gifts. Apparently "they" have to make my gift. I'm not sure who "they" are. He said Derek's will be here soon but not mine. I asked him if the gifts were related and his response was "kind of but no." These are terrible clues which I think is the point.

My eyes are starting to burn which means it's time for me to head to bed. I'm not hearing any coughing coming from the bedroom which is a good sign. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Clean out the junk for 2017

I have too much stuff and I'm tired of it. This past weekend I spent some time going through my things and so far I have a garbage bag full of stuff I'm tossing and a box of things I'm going to donate and/or bring to the next fashion swap. I did watch a few episodes of hoarders and while I am by no means a hoarder it did give me the willies. No one needs that much stuff. I think over the past year I've slowly been getting rid of more and more things but now I'm getting to Marie Kondo level here. Well minus the folding. Does this candle spark joy? No more than the 10 other candles I have. Thank you for your service candle but you are no longer needed. That's basically the Marie Kondo method. You're supposed to thank you items that you will no longer be using and then you sleep on the floor with a blanket because you got rid of everything. I'm kidding. I think you get a fork and a knife too.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Auld Lang Blogged


Hello and welcome to 2017! Let's hope it's a good one. I rang in the new year at the Green Briar. I may have gone a little crazy with the streamers.


I'm completely sober in this picture. I'm just weird but we already knew that.



These two are also getting married in 2017. Their wedding is going to be a blast.



Thanks for flipping me the bird Andy. I didn't notice this when I was taking the photo last night.


Someone on instagram told me that Derek looks like James McAvoy in that movie Split. I can see it.


The blurrier the photo the more fun you're having.



I don't really set specific resolutions. I just look at a near year as a reminder that you can do better. Try and exercise a bit more, try and eat healthier. I set a reading goal for myself. I read 25 books in 2016 so I'm bumping it up to 30 books for 2017.

I hope everyone had a happy new year. Here's to more blogging in 2017.