Monday, August 31, 2009

Oh yeah

And Home Depot screwed up the three copies of my house key that I made for the new dog walker.  I had to give her my key instead since I need her to come starting today.  Just to continue the litany of complaints. 

Complaints

Ugh, it's been a weekend.  On Saturday the movers came (an hour and a half late) and it took a lot longer to move than I expected (they were there for six hours).  And Comcast was supposed to come between 2 and 5, and we were supposed to leave at 5:30 for a baseball game, so I called at like 4:30 when they still weren't there to see what the deal was.  When I called the phone system said "you have an appointment today between 2 and 5," so it knew what the deal was, but when I talked to a person she said hm, the computer says your appointment is Monday.  Well, I just talked to someone on Thursday and we confirmed the appointment was Saturday, and 20 minutes ago your computer system told me it was for today!  But apparently that doesn't matter.  So I had to make a new appointment, and the first one I could get (that wasn't completely in the middle of the day) was Thursday between 5 and 6.  Which means I'll have to leave work super early, and I can't even work from home while I wait since I don't have internet!  Sigh.  And the building people can't seem to get my name into the call box, inexplicably.  She keeps telling me, ok, go check now, and then I do and it's still the same person as before. 
 
Today it's kind of cold outside!  It's in the 60s.  And unfortunately, my sweaters are all in my old apartment still (my lease there doesn't run out for another week).  So poor planning on my part.  I don't know if I'll get back there before this weekend so I might just be cold for a little while. 
 
Jamie's citronella collar broke again and I'd been putting off calling about a replacement since this will be the third time I'm asking for one and I was afraid they'd think I was trying to scam them or something.  And that was dumb, because Jamie's all freaked out being in a new place and the collar isn't there to keep him quiet.  Not good!  I called this morning though and they're sending me a replacement ASAP (should be here tomorrow or possibly even today!) and they changed their supplier so hopefully this one won't break again in two months!
 
I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with my car now that I'm in DC...for now I brought it to my old place since I have parking there, but there's no parking at my new place and street parking is not going to work for me, so we'll see what happens.  I need to renew my registration in VA or register in DC, though, so I have to decide quickly.  And find the VA registration paperwork they mailed me a while ago, too...sigh. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I heart this growing world domination of his

 
Got back from Texas Monday night...it was a fun trip, nice to ignore work for four whole days.  I'm going to have to make that a habit.  On our flight down we went right by a huge thunderstorm and I took a video of the lightning in the clouds, I'll post it here once I upload it.  It was pretty badass. 
 
Moving Saturday!  Which means that this week is madness because I've done basically nothing to get ready.  But at least my current lease doesn't expire until September 7 so I'll have another week to get things in order if I need it.  Which I probably will, especially for cleaning the current place. 
 
I need to find a new dog walker since my current company doesn't do my future neighborhood, and I have been emailing a few places.  Place number 2, we emailed last Wednesday, and then he never emailed me back to finalize a meeting time.  I even called him on Monday (we were supposed to meet Tuesday), and nothing, so yesterday morning I set up a meeting with another company.  Right after I did that, #2 finally emailed to say, oh, somehow I thought we'd settled this, I'll be by tonight at 9, text me to confirm.  So I texted him saying no need to meet, I hadn't heard from you so I made arrangements with another company.  And I got back a text saying, "Really?"  Um yes really, ignore me for six days, what do you think is going to happen? 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tired puppy

I tried a cycle class for the first time, and good lord, I'm so tired now! I did an intro class (that teaches the proper form and all, that, the bikes aren't regular stationary bikes, they wobble back and forth to make it harder) and then the regular class after that, and wow. I'm pretty sure that's what they used to do to prisoners at Guantanamo. I didn't even do half of the stuff the instructor told us to do (like standing or running and stuff like that), I just figured if I kept moving for the whole hour it counted as a win. But now I hope I can teach my class tomorrow! I still have to pack for Texas too. And all I want to do is curl up and go to sleep.

That didn't take long

I take what I said back. Brett Favre is way worse. Just go away already! I don't normally wish bodily harm on someone,* but why don't you break something and consider it God telling you to stay freaking retired already. Also, the Vikings? One of the reasons I used to respect you was because I thought you had a sense of team loyalty. I hope you go down in a fiery blaze of shame and suckitude.


*Well, ok, sometimes I do.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

You sure this time?

These people are worse than Brett Favre!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I heart football!

This is hilarious and awesome.  We've got an imaginary best-case scenario for the Bears, and then what the worst-case scenario would look like.  My favorite part of the best-case scenario (other than the fact that we go to the national championship--although I still think that in the best-case scenario we wouldn't lose to Florida in triple overtime, we've shown we're good at winning those games): Cal rose to No. 2 in the rankings. Texas coach Mack Brown complained. According to an ESPN.com poll, 78 percent of the college football nation believed he should quit whining.  Clearly this guy knows from whence he speaks. 

To steal one of Adam's things...what the hell is up with this weather??

10-Day Forecast

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Today
Aug 12
Scattered T-Storms 84°/71° 50 %
Thu
Aug 13
Isolated T-Storms 81°/70° 30 %
Fri
Aug 14
Isolated T-Storms 82°/71° 30 %
Sat
Aug 15
Isolated T-Storms 82°/71° 30 %
Sun
Aug 16
Isolated T-Storms 83°/73° 30 %
Mon
Aug 17
Isolated T-Storms 87°/71° 30 %
Tue
Aug 18
Isolated T-Storms 89°/72° 30 %
Wed
Aug 19
Scattered T-Storms 86°/70° 30 %
Thu
Aug 20
Scattered T-Storms 85°/70° 60 %
Fri
Aug 21
Partly Cloudy 83°/70° 20 %
Last Updated Aug 12 06:09 a.m. ET

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Moving forward

Movers are coming Saturday August 29th! So exciting. I think the company I called might be a little shady, because the guy took my name and address and said ok, see you then! And nothing else. You'd think they'd want the "to" address, but I guess not.

Also, best friends from college Liz and Christine are driving cross-country to bring Liz's stuff to Boston (she's starting med school), and they're stopping in DC tonight! I'm so excited, the three of us haven't been together for a non-wedding reason since 2005. Literally four years. That is scary.

Friday, August 07, 2009

catching up

*Jamie had the doggie stomach flu on Sunday, and it was NOT pretty.  Luckily it seems to have been a 24 hour flu so by Monday night he was back to normal, but it was touch and go for a bit beforehand.  Poor puppy, he tried so hard not to make a mess, but there's only so much you can do when you're a dog.  Remind me never to have kids, this was enough work.
 
*I got a new apartment!  I was getting worried because I've had a hard time finding anything fitting my specific requirements, but I found a place, went to see it Wednesday, and now it's mine as of August 15!  It's really cute, in an old building (1913, older than my grandpa!) and it's like the opposite of my current, uber new and fancy place.  Which I like a lot too, but I'm looking forward to the charm of the historic building.  The only thing is it's smaller than my current place, so hopefully I get all my stuff to fit!  And by stuff, I mean clothes.  And shoes.  I'll post pictures when I can go back and take some (probably once I sign the lease next weekend). 
 
*I met the biggest bitch on the escalator to the metro last night.  Here in DC, as in all civilized lands, you walk on the left and stand on the right.  People especially take it seriously here, and the stupid tourists frequently hold everyone up.  So usually you just say excuse me, and they slide right over.  But not this bitch.  Last night when Laura and I were going home there was a woman and her son on the escalator going down, son on the right, mom on the left.  The following exchange ensued:
 
Laura: Excuse me.
Bitch: You're in that much of a hurry?  (not moving)
Me: Walk on the left, stand on the right.  (as we walk down past her, going around her on the right)
Bitch: Well I don't care!
Reva: Well you'll just be rude then.  (over my shoulder since we were well past her)
 
Seriously, I've never had anyone talk back about following basic rules of etiquette.  My only comfort is knowing she'll burn in hell someday. 
 
*I'm so tired of work right now.  I'm taking a long weekend in two weeks and going home to see my parents, and I'm just so excited to not be at the office for four days.  It's going to be great. 

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

End of an era

I have mixed feelings about this.  On the one hand, Paula is fairly useless in terms of having helpful things to say.  On the other hand, with Randy and Kara around, she was actually the second-best judge.  I wonder if there will be any backlash against her for not feeling like a 30% raise and eight figure deal was enough for her?