Monday, November 23, 2009

Nothing gets me to post more than being mad and not being able to do anything about it

My computer is totally dead, I'm bringing it home on wednesday for my dad to perform a miracle and save the stuff on my hard drive. So I am computer-less for the time being, which is affecting my posting. Sorry!

So, I've said before how I hate hate hate Bally Total Fitness. I'm still stuck with the stupid membership since I'm done, but I haven't been since October of last year. I did sign up for the membership that lets me go anywhere in the country, so that when I go to Texas to see my parents I can work out, but I haven't done that yet. I figured that Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving would be a good time to go, so I went to check the group classes schedule online to see what they have, but they didn't list any specific schedule for the holiday. I called them up and the front desk lady told me they have NO classes on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. No classes! WTF? My hatred of Bally grows greater and greater with time.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

You know what's a bad sign?

When your computer gives you the error message "operating system not found." 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's "gentrifying"

This happened on my street.  (Mom, don't freak out, my building is much nicer.) 

I love it!

Lorenzo Von Matterhorn!

Monday, November 16, 2009

I heart San Diego!

Whew, long time no blog! Sorry for the quiet, last week I ended up getting a pretty bad cold and was not in good shape, and then this weekend I went to San Diego for my friend Nina's wedding! So, I have a lot to tell you about.

*Going to San Diego made me really really really miss it. It was 40 degrees and rainy here in DC when we left on Thursday, and then 68 and sunny and gorgeous in San Diego when we got there. And it was like that all weekend (shocking). I really have been on the east coast too long because part of me was waiting to see clouds and rain in the morning when I'd wake up. Now I keep thinking about trying to transfer out there (my firm just happens to have an office there...).

*No offense to my other friends who are married, but Nina must have been the happiest, most excited bride I've ever seen. She was on the dance floor like a crazy person the whole reception, having the best time of her life. It was awesome to see.

*I got Jeff to try Jack in the Box for the first time!! It made me so happy. I've told him all about the awesomeness of the tacos there (as did everyone else at the rehearsal dinner), so I documented his first Jack in the Box taco experience.

And guess what, he thinks they're pretty good. Woo!

*I accidentally got the loss/damage/whatever insurance for my rental car, and I was kind of annoyed with myself for doing so, but then when I turned in the car it turned out someone totally hit the car and I didn't even notice! The parking lot at the hotel was really tiny with tiny parking spaces so I'm sure someone scraped the back of the car and then just ignored it. So, thank goodness I accidentally got the insurance!

*Look how pretty!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Because history + books = badass

Sometimes my work is like being back in law school.  We have an "occasional speaker series," where they bring in random people to talk about stuff over lunch, not necessarily related to law (which is nice).  Yesterday they brought in this guy, who is in charge of the rare books collection of the Library of Congress, and he was awesome.  He has been recreating Thomas Jefferson's collection of books (sold to the US after the original Congressional library was burned in the war of 1812, and then later destroyed itself in the 1850s, I believe).  So he talked about the collection itself, and then about his quest in recreating it.  Out of the original 6000+ books he's down to looking for the last 297 (and he's been doing this for 11 years).  He said a lot of those last 297 are probably never going to be found, but still, not bad numbers.  Anyway, it was really neat and a lot of my friends here mocked me for wanting to go, but his job is so much cooler than ours.  Oh, and he's a Golden Bear, too!  Woo all around. 

Thursday, November 05, 2009


Two extra HIMYMs...sweet!  Take that, Big Bang Theory.  *studiously ignoring the fact that my tv nemesis, Two and a Half Men, also had two extra episodes ordered*

I couldn't do this and I have opposable thumbs!

Check out this beagle escaping from his pen.  It's a short video, and is really crazy.  I can't believe a dog can do that!  It makes Jamie's escapades seem much less impressive.  But that's probably a good thing, I don't want to have to worry about him climbing down the fire escape or something.