Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Butter fingers

Last night while waiting for an Uber I dropped my phone and shattered the screen. I was not too happy with myself. This morning I had accepted my clumsiness and was planning on going to the Verizon store to see what could be done until co-worker L asked me if I had a screen protector. I in fact did but hadn't thought to take it off and check the actual screen on my phone. Turns out I just shattered the screen protector. I'm a bit embarrassed that I didn't think to check myself.

I did have a couple of very delicious (and strong) White Russians last night which may have contributed to the dropped phone incident, but in my defense I have butter fingers with or without the help of alcohol.

I'm normally a beer or wine drinker but I do love a good White Russian. Even my husband ordered one which really surprised me. The bartender at Good Life remembered us from a few weeks ago when I was giving away extra candles from our wedding. I suppose she doesn't come across someone distributing excess wedding favors too often.

Before I dropped my phone in the street

Friday, July 14, 2017

Why so secretive?

Bosses are being very secretive about upcoming office move. We all know it's happening but don't know when or where. Head boss has been measuring all the furniture and conference rooms.

Me: So are we getting new furniture?
HB: Nope.
Me: ?
HB: .......

L, our receptionist, has been getting curious phone calls regarding our "upcoming move". Does not take Nancy Drew to solve this mystery. Maybe I should start packing up my desk and see if bosses say anything.

Thursday, July 13, 2017


Have been betrayed by a dear food love. Pizza. Ordered a mushroom flatbread pizza at hotel bar last night and started feeling icky not long after. Was in a terrible crying mood by the time we got home, not due to questionable pizza, but other things that I like to bottle up. Husband properly consoled me. Assured him it was really nothing more than beer tears and bad pizza. Stomach woke me up early to remind me it was still not happy. Thought about calling out but made it to work with a little help from my pink friend, Pepto-Bismol. Feel nauseous every time I think about questionable pizza. Hope to reconcile with different pizza in the future but right now it's just too soon.


Very annoyed with planning a friend's bachelorette party. MOH does not communicate well and is not a good planner. Bridesmaids were not consulted about location or date of bachelorette. By a stroke of luck we were all available on the chosen weekend. MOH has been going to bride-to-be regarding financial issues after getting help from others (including yours truly). Details like food for the weekend have not been taken care of. Would love to take charge but MOH has made it clear that this is her event. I'm at my wits end here. I'm worried MOH is playing the martyr to bride-to-be. I've thought about telling bride-to-be after the wedding but I'm not sure if that's a good idea. One thing is sure - must make sure to be fully stocked with boxed wine and snacks for impending bachelorette weekend.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mercury is not in retrograde

Had a terrible commute home yesterday. Everyone was annoying me and I was in a foul mood. Got home and announced how terrible my commute was only for Derek to out "bad day" me. Conceded defeat in bad day department to husband. Cancelled Taco Tuesday plans with friends to be a good wife and commiserate over drinks at local watering hole. Luckily said watering hole provided excellent people watching distractions. Thank you hipster with Tom Selleck 'stache and other hipster dressed like a grandmother from the 80s.

Having a much better morning. Got to work early and enjoyed a bagel with no one bothering me. Now must be good daughter and text mother who was also having a bad day yesterday. Mercury is not in retrograde. I checked.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Change of plans

As usual the weekend has flown by. Last week was fairly quiet at work due to the July 4th holiday so I'm trying to prepare myself for what I expect to be a much busier week.

Last night Derek and I had plans to go to Underbones in Somerville but it started raining at the bus stop so we decided to change our plans and go somewhere closer. We decided on Sunset Grill and Tap and got to the restaurant right as it started downpouring. We go to Sunset often enough that we don't really need to look at the menu. Derek always orders a Krusovice and the waiter or waitress always asks to point it out on the drink list. I think that Sunset should rename it "The Derek special". To be fair they have 100 beers on tap and over 150 bottles. I'd be surprised if someone knew every beer they have.

The mystery beer
Chicken empanadas and the steamed beer burger
The rain stopped at some point during dinner and we decided to pop in to Harry's on the way home. We had a drink or two there before calling it a night. We were home and in bed by midnight.

Harry's goes neon
Today I might take a solo trip to the movies to see Wonder Woman. After all, the weekend isn't over yet.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Thursday date night

I woke up this morning wondering why my alarm was going off when it was Saturday. It took me a moment to realize it is in fact Friday and I have to go to work. Not the best way to start the day but at least there's only one day of work left before the weekend.

Last night Derek suggested we meet up after work to have dinner at Wagamama. This is one of our frequented date night spots even during the summer months. We like our ramen. I always order the chicken ramen despite telling myself I should try something different.

creature of habit
After dinner we stopped off at the Weston hotel bar for a few drinks. It's usually not that busy unless there's a convention in the area which is why we like it. They also serve Snyder's honey mustard and onion pretzel pieces at the bar. Whoever made that wise snack decision is ok in my book.

I tried to take a nice photo of us
We discussed various topics over drinks and pretzels such as the popularity of Boyz II Men and weekend plans. I recognized Boyz II Men in a GEICO commercial and Derek had no idea it was them and so their former popularity was called into question. As for weekend plans they are still mostly undecided but they will include sleeping in Saturday morning.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dinner in the burbs and a visit with Akira

Last night I rented a zipcar and drove out to the burbs to have dinner with my mom. She's on vacation this week and wanted to have a mother daughter night. She offered to come out to Boston but I wanted to visit Akira.

Akira is ready to play
I know what the kitties like
I let my mom pick our dinner location since she is the Framingham expert. She chose a local Irish pub called Owen O'Leary's that she'd been wanting to try.

Looks like a pub alright
The pub is a bit dated decor wise but what really matters is the food and the service. We each got the dinner special which was a three-course meal of either beef, turkey or haddock for $9.99. I was skeptical but our food was excellent and the bartender was friendly and attentive. We were too full to eat the included desert but brought it home for later. Good choice mom.

When I got home from dinner I checked my email and saw that my test results were back from the blood work I had done that morning (talk about a fast turn around time). I've had high cholesterol since I was a teenager without much change so I was expecting the same results. Imagine my surprise when I saw that I am now very comfortably in the normal range. I'm not quite sure what caused the dramatic drop but I can only assume it's due to the amount of nuts, fish and avocado I've been eating. Whatever the reason I'm happy about it.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Two Hamilton tickets or one octopus end table that really ties a room together.

Hamilton is coming to Boston and I really want to see it so I got all excited when I saw that the tickets were finally for sale. Then I saw the price of the cheapest tickets.


Derek's response: "Fuck that I'm out. For something that is gone forever after an hour and a half, huge waste of cash. Rather save for house."

Sigh....I know he's right. We have better things to spend our money on like a house or this amazing Octopus end table!

It has a solid 5 star rating and has glowing reviews such as "for people who like octopuses" and "it really tied our room together". I'm not sure how an octopus ties a room together but I believe you Katie.

Now I just have to convince Derek.

Me: look what I found! Pretty sweet right? And only the cost of two Hamilton tickets.

Derek Cutler: how lovecraftian

Me: There's only two left. According to Amazon we better hurry .

Derek: why are you looking at end tables?

Me: Amazon thought I would like this and I agree. So technically the end table was looking for me.

I mean I didn't get a no...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

I have tendinitis in my arm but I'm still blogging for YOU America

I wish I could say I got tendinitis in my bicep from something cool like punching Nazis or winning some type of sporting event but I can't punch and I don't really sport. I basically got tendinitis from sitting on my couch. My body hates me.

As you can see, my 4th of July is pretty wild. Just wait until we bust out these vegetarian fed hot dogs from Wholefoods with no nitrates. At least when I go get my cholesterol tested this week and the results come back as STOP EATING SO MUCH DAMN CHEESE I can say I'm eating vegetarian fed hot dogs from Wholefoods, what more do you want from me? 

Anyways, I hope you're swimming in a pool while eating lots of grilled meats with nitrates. This is America after all. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Lazy Sunday

I'm a cat bed now. I took a nap earlier and now I'm not tired enough to go to bed yet and so you get this post. The consequences of Sunday naps.

If you like it, post it.

I took this last night to check out my eyeshadow and lip gloss. I like the photo so I'm posting it. No shame in my selfie game.