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Here we go again...

Postseason in Philadelphia, baby! Too bad I have to work late tonight, or I'd have taken a half day to go home and watch the game. At any rate I'm going to try and watch it in one of the conference rooms, since I'm mostly going to be here late tonight to sign off on projects and not to do any meaningful work.


The quickest of updates

Work: A lot of it. 55-60 hour weeks for the past month, and more to come until mid-October or early November. Bleh.

Running: A lot of that, too. Fortunately advertising agencies tend to start late (rolling in between 9:30 and 10 is perfectly normal), so by getting up early I've been able to squash 35+ miles in every week.

Health: Annoying plantar fasciitis (heel inflammation) issue. Saw a second doctor about it today, and liked this one a lot better than the first. I'm supposed to see a physical therapist twice a week for the next six weeks and wear a brace on my foot when I go to sleep. Fun!

Appearance: Will the mosquito that bit me on my left cheek, thereby leaving a giant red welt right in the middle of my face, please fuck off and die?

Singing: Love the Oratorio Society! I haven't really gotten to know anyone in the choir yet -- the alto section alone is bigger than the entire choir that I last sang with, so I never sit next to the same person twice -- but it's really cool to be learning the Messiah instead of crazy Australian avant-garde tunes.

Wedding: I'm really devoting as little attention to planning it as possible. We have a date (my birthday!) and most of the major vendors booked, which means I'm just not going to think about it much for a while. A good friend of ours (who threw us a lovely engagement party weekend before last) has graciously agreed to marry us. She got ordained online through the Universal Life Church and will be registering through the city clerk's office to become a legal officiant. This is the part I was most stressing about, as Dave and I wanted to have a wedding ceremony consistent with Objectivist principles, but NY's archaic marriage laws permit only judges, mayors or former mayors, and clergy members to perform legal marriages. So it's a good thing that the ULC will make a cleric out of anybody :)
  1. Eat before you race, stupid. One banana is NOT enough to get through 13.1 miles.
  2. Being hit on by another runner late in the race is a nice ego boost, and can make you realize you have it in you to finish.
  3. Whenever someone cheering on the sidelines hollers, "You're almost there!" it is a dirty lie.

I'm working. A lot.

Me workey long time. Hence, no posting of late. Not likely to get much better any time soon. Sigh. Damn campaign launches.

I would, however, like to say that the judging on this week's episode of Project Runway was the biggest load of bullshit EVER.

That is all.

$30 in used American currency

I'm on the last day of a business trip in San Francisco. It's been really nice -- I only had to work Friday and today, and the rest of the weekend was for running (17 miles in 2 days!) and playing.

The magical world of the Glamour Closet; do not read if you are bored by details of girly outings.Collapse )

Hangin' with Byron, Tyler, et al.Collapse )

Back to work tomorrow. (I'm technically working now, but we have a two-hour break between interviews so it doesn't feel like it.) Don't WANNA.

Eighties edumacation

Okay, so when I was growing up my family didn't have much money, plus my parents are pretty conservative. This meant I didn't see very many movies as a kid -- really not until I was a teenager.

Thus, I have missed out on a bunch of classic '80s flicks. In the past several months, testitest has been educating me on what I've been missing. We've watched Wall Street, Amadeus, Dirty Dancing (actually that's one I've seen many times, and Dave hadn't seen), and on Friday night we watched The Goonies. (Dave was, like, "REALLY? You've never seen The Goonies? WHAT DID YOU TALK ABOUT AT SUMMER CAMP?!")

So, anyone wanna recommend me some '80s flicks that a sheltered young lady like myself should see? I'm thinking the following as a start:

Pretty in Pink

(Amazingly, I actually have seen The Breakfast Club, so no need to put that one on the list.)

I'm totally That Person.

Today I am That Person. You know, the person who's "on a diet" and orders a cheeseburger with a diet Coke.

Not literally, of course. I hate diet Coke. It's the real thing or water for me.

But. My lunch today was a lovely salad...and a piece of red velvet cake.

No regrets, baby. It was very nearly as good as Cake Man Raven, and I didn't have to go to Fort Greene, wait in line for hours, or get turned away due to cake shortages.* Thank you, Fifth Avenue Epicure!

* I'll admit that I've never actually done any of these things to get Cake Man Raven cake, only heard about them. One of my coworkers who lives in Fort Greene was kind enough to bring in a slab of cake one day, which is how I know how freakin' delicious it is.

I hate everything right now

Especially I hate dealing with my super and Time Warner. HATE HATE HATE.

Called RCN in a fit of pique, but they don't service my building.

Wish I still took kickboxing. (It's not good for marathoners, as it's easy to injure the ankles.) I would love to pound the shit out of a bag right now.