Sunday, January 28, 2018

lol, gahmes

Yo all!
Don't remember when I last did this, so I'll just continue the way it be.
Did nothing too exciting yesterday. Just spent the day hanging out with Teh Cute Girlfriend. The evening though, I actually went out to do thing. It was crazy, 'cause I'm hella boring :)
Lab Manager invited me over to his friend's house to play board games. We ended up playing Coup, Joking Hazard, and Citadels. They were all pretty fun, I won Joking Hazard, almost won Coup, and completely lost, humiliatingly, Citadels.
We ate Pizza, Gluten Free Brownies, and I learned that some refrigerators can be turned off.... and then it requires a complicated sequence of button presses to restart... like why even have that option?
I didn't work on anything I was supposed to, so hopefully I will do so tomorrow... eep.
Alright, hope you had a good Saturday!

Friday, January 26, 2018

week rant, square.

Yo All,
I know, I know. I guess that's what happens when you write a post a little early... you forget to write :P
Let's see, Tuesday. I did Solo Jazz class oh! I just remembered, I went to Lab managers house and worked out on his TRX. We did 30s Charleston in class... I'm gonna feel it tomorrow.
I actually started on physically working on my poster... I say physically, 'cause I've been thinking about it for a while now. I was definitely sore... I also did my Balboa class. I'm still a little uncomfortable with the partner stance, but I'm getting the hang of the moves. We're twirling! Hopefully they continue the class series, 'cause it seems fun!
Finally caught up! Spent yesterday at "work" helping URA set up the simulation stuff I made... most of that time was troubleshooting all this stuff I hadn't seen in decades :P Unfortunately, I didn't get to work on my poster as much I wanted. Teh Cute Girlfriend and I went to go see "The Square" at The Little Theatre. It was a one night event co-hosted by the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, The Little, and sponsored by Ugly Duck Coffee. Ugly Duck Coffee was giving out free samples of its coffee and it was really good! Teh Cute Girlfriend and I are planning to go sometime. The Little also has a bunch of movies playing that we really want to watch ("Shape of Water", "Lady Bird", "Three Billboards...") so we're probably going to return soon! It was a cool event, they had movie trivia... we did not answer correctly. :P

Sunday, January 21, 2018

costing, landring

Yo all!
In practice of getting my sleep schedule in order, I set an alarm to wake up Sunday. It didn't quite work. But it was okay, 'cause it was still earlier than it was Saturday.
Made some delicious b-fast and woke up Teh Cute Girlfriend.
We then decided to do laundry, but first!
A trip to Costco. I invited URA 'cause she wanted to go.
It was a good trip, I forgot my wallet and was mercilessly made fun of :(
Everyone's so mean to me.
But I bought a Tres Leches Cake from Costco. I gave a quarter of it to URA and we had little slices of it when we helped bring groceries up. It was pretty good, but not like "authentic" tres leches. Haha.
We were going to eat some faux pulled pork and potatoes... but I really wanted some pizza... so we ate pizza.
Then I ate some more cake.
Oh, and we did laundry :)

Oh, but there was some disheartening news today. Wendell Castle, famous Rochester artist, died last night. Teh Cute Girlfriend and I really liked his work. The Memorial Art Gallery had just recently had an exhibition. It was fantastic and I'm glad he got to know how much the community liked him. Rest in Peace.

I woke up in sleep mode!, etc.

Yo! Amigos!
This'll be a short one, 'cause Saturday ended up being a slow do nothing day :)
We woke up late and ate breakfast late.
We ended up doing nothing. We thought that maybe we would go to Seneca Falls for the Womens' March. But our sleep schedule is still messed up from our sickness. Honestly, I don't know how I got through the previous week.
That's all for today, sorry I'm so boring. But I did leave the house tomorrow, so...nice.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

backs up, 1.9 pounds

Okay, fine, my blags are taking on a similar format to the way they used to be, but luckily no one cares :)
Hi friends.
Yesterday, I went to work. I started clearing out my desktop, so that I could organized stuff. I also... something something.
The next random thing that happened was that I summoned our URA (Undergrad Research Assistant) with a giant bag of Sour Patch Kids. We ended up catching up, she told me all about her trip to Ireland, and I told her all about how I'm jealous :( She didn't even kiss the Blarney Stone tho, so I'm not sure how even she visited Ireland. Although maybe that criteria for visiting the Emerald Isle is too harsh, 'cause then I wouldn't have visited either. :P
The other thing that I did was Teh Cute Girlfriend and I went to the Memorial Art Gallery's Bowie Birthday Bash! It was super fun. They had Bowie music playing all night, and Bowie music videos playing on screen. Folks were dressed in Bowie costumes from throughout his career. Some were super awesome.
My personal favorite was Teh Cute Girlfriend's Bowie arrested by the Rochester PD costume. It was pretty simple, but she really looked like him. There was a couple other Bowie Prison folks, one was a full out grayscaled version (facepaint and all) the other was wearing multi-colored clothes and even two different color contacts. (But Teh Cute Girlfriend was still my fav). The cupcakes were great (Well the frosting) and they had sweet sweet Bowie cake too.
After the party, we just hung out at home and watched some TV. Fun!

Friday, January 19, 2018

failing memories, undone doings

Yo all!
Don't let the somber titles fool ya! This post will be ELECTRIC*!
*Not electric at all
I woke up at around 4 coughing hysterically... so that was cool. Spent the next couple hours or so dealing with that. I was terrible surprised to find that I had overslept... til 2 pm. :( Not hella productive, I know. Ate "breakfast" and then spent some time working on figuring out how much money I've spent in 2 months. (I'm trying to spend 4000 in 90 days to 600 worth of travel money... CHASE!*) It works out, since I was going to travel a bit for the conference, then the travel to Texas,
*Sign up through the link in the side
plus going to Houston hopefully in  6 months or so... I need to figure out when to inform everybody. :)
Teh Cute Girlfriend had a cool seminar series she's attending about business for art folks, which seemed cool. Plus, afterwards we got Pizza! It was Pontillo's, which we both like. :)
I spent my time not budgeting, watching Dr. Who and doing Surveys for TrueBlue Points :)
That was my night, finished the Matt Smith run, and now I'm on to Peter Capaldi's Doctor (which has one of my favorite episodes, if not my favorite), exciting!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

slipping, midnights

Yo All!
I know, I should stick to consistent word usage in order to maximize my SEO bruh, but, I won't.
I'm overly anti-SEO maximizing, apparently also anti-money making :)
The point is yesterday I went to school, I didn't  have breakfast :( but I was okay.
I spent the morning doing my list of actions (GTD FTW, except it all seems like too much work, and some of the decisions are nebulous, which makes them hard to keep track of... but like the book says, you need not necessarily follow everything in the book, but you can learn some tricks.). My favorite is finding out what your goal is and finding the next action you can take to accomplish it. It really motivates you, 'cause you get in the mindset. That being said, I didn't really write :(
I did however ask my PI about poster presentation/creation and stuff. Oh, and the dress code. I figured it was Business Casual, but he said that folks just walk around in t-shirts and jeans, and that he's made fun of students that rocked suits :) So I'm glad that we spoke before  I spent anymore money on clothes :P
I drank some free coffee and ate some leftover donut holes. There were powdered donuts there too, but I popped one in my mouth and it was (no hyperbole) like biting into a jawbreaker.
Oh, I also got a new ID card. I figured I'd have to pay a replacement fee, but it was free, so it wasn't bad.
I went through all the files on my computer and sorted them out so that they make sense, instead of haphazardly arranged and impossible to find files. I decided to re-analyze the data and store it better.
Then it was time to go home.
I got home, ate a little, then Teh Cute Girlfriend and I went to drop off the return items from Amazon and then to the store!
When we got home, I ate a little more, then I went to dance class. It's Balboa 1 at Groove Juice Swing. It was pretty fun. The folks that gave me guff for wanting to practice instead of going to the social dance were there. I don't like them. They make me not want to dance. :)
Why don't I go to the social dance?
'cause I want to get better, I've gotten super self-conscious of my dancing and I want to be better before I go dancing with folks. Practice lead to confidence, that's all I want.
After class, I went home and we ate dinner and watched the new Agents of Shield and Star Trek: Discovery :)
That was my day, hope yours was good too!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MLK, day off

Cool, Monday was a school holiday!
So, I got to stay in... bed.
Man, recently my time has been full of sleep. I guess that isn't a bad thing. Except I have a lot of work to do. Teh Cute Girlfriend suggested we go out today... She's been fairly sequestered since she got sick.
So we went to Starbucks, where I intended to work. Instead, I found an organization structure book. It's Get It Done. Apparently pretty popular. I read through most of the beginning of the book, it was the first of three parts. But I got excited about trying the rest of the things. Oh, I also had their new Blonde Latte. The BS thing about it is that I got a Bonus Star offer for lattes, immediately after I bought one... I'm pretty sure that they time that garbage specifically.
After hanging out at Starbucks for about an eternity, we walked across the street to Han Noodle Bar!
(Oh there was also an unpleasant person at Starbucks, loudly bemoaning the conditions found in certain countries and how they are awful.... If you read the news, you know what I'm referring to :P
Han was great as it always is. I tried the Green Onion (what's that other word?) Pancake w/ sour cream. I also had the Spicy Tofu Steamed Buns. Teh Cute Girlfriend had Hot & Sour Soup and the Shiitake Mushroom Steamed Buns. The Shallot (?) Pancake was great, I didn't know what to expect, but I'm glad I tried it. (I also wanted the Z Toi, but they were out of it).
Amazon still says they couldn't deliver my pants.... it's weird. :)
But that was my day :)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

saturday, sleeperday

Yo yo yo!
So let's start the night off right! I say night, 'cause I'm pretty sure that we stayed up til 3 am again.
In that time, we were watching Doctor Who, so many feels from David Tennant's Doctor. After we went to sleep, I ended up waking up around 1050, I made waffles! It had been a while since we had waffles :) They turned out great! I miss them right now, typing this :)
We spent the day just mucking about doing not much. I hullabalooed on the interwebs. Teh Cute Girlfriend read a bunch. That's it for Saturday, it was cold outside! So we didn't do anything adventurous. I think we're both making progress with our sickness though. Oh, and I'm wrecking Jetblue's Trueblue points with all the surveys I'm taking :P Slide up in my DMs if you wanna FB friend some badges stuff. :)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

friday, friday, gotta still be sick on friday

Yo all!
So to be clear, I'm pretty sure the worst of it is over, just have a little bit of lingering cough, but the internet assures me that it'll only last for about a week more.
Hopefully, it'll get better before danse again on Tuesday. Yes, I know that I spelled it danse, and that I have been... I don't care, I think it's dumb, and sometimes you gotta do dumb things.
I woke up a little later than I wanted to, ended up missing the 936 bus, so I decided to drive in again.
I parked in the lot in front of the school, even though it's a pay lot... it bugs me that I'm paying 6 bucks to go to school, but that's the price I pay for being in a drug induced stupor.
I wrote for a bit, I chatted with lab manager, we went downstairs and ended up helping my PI move to new office. I decided to head out a little early because the winter storm was going to hit around commute time. I figured I should head out to the store to stock up on some food before the winter storm hit. It was a bit cold, and rainy, but I got it done.
Once I got home, I powernapped again.
I woke up at 8 ish, and then we spent the rest of the time watching TV.
I keep looking for button up shirts and pants and shoes for the conference, but I'm still hesitant on spending money.
That's all for today, check out tomorrow!

Friday, January 12, 2018

turn in, naps

Hey all!
Welcome back. I've looked at my numbers, even the Russian bots have left me :(.
Haha, that's okay, that's the price you pay for no content.
I drove to work, 'cause the bus drove by its stop 2 minutes before it should have been there. Grrr.
So I walked back home to drive to work.
I spent the time trying to get my id card to work. Resident guy tried helping me out with it. He took my ID card to go get it settled. In the meantime, I went to go work on the rotating chair with New Researcher.
After lunch, I went to take care of some errands. I went to the DMV to turn in my old Honda's license plates. Then I went to my insurance company so that I could cancel my policy.
I went home after that. Thenn?!?!?!
I passed tf out!
for like 10 hours. I woke up super late. Teh Cute Girlfriend and I watched Spice and Wolf until it ended. Then I popped in Dr. Who. (I'm rewatching the "new" series)
I felt alright, until it was sleep time. Then, my stupid throat started wanting to cough without stop, it was the best. I took some NyQuil (well, poor-man's NQ) and passed out!

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Hello Friends!
I was feeling better today, so I went to work! I finally got to see lab manager and my PI!
They were both glad that I was feeling better, and it was off to the races.
I helped new researcher with some stuff. Caught up with lab manager. Ran a couple of experiments, wrote a bit.
Good times!
Before I knew it, the workday was over and I headed home.
I ate a quick meal and then I headed off to Balboa 1 class. I told them I was sick so I didn't get to partner up :(, but it was okay, just practicing the footwork.
Unfortunately, all that movement involved a lot of breathing, which irritated my throat.
By the end of the night, I was a little worse than at the start. :(
I got home to Teh Cute Girlfriend watch "Spice and Wolf" on Amazon Prime.
It seemed pretty cute despite my now constant coughing fits :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

home again

Yo all!
Yesterday, I spent the day feeling worse than Monday! Yay!
I had a headache almost all day, and I still couldn't speak or dance or anything :(
Teh Cute Girlfriend is still worse :(
I tried to work a bit, but couldn't focus.
Spent most of the day doing nothing, naps a bit.
We watched the new episodes of Steven Universe, they were rad as heck :)
I skipped out on Solo Jazz class 1 'cause of illness.
I'm wondering if I'm going to skip  Balboa 1 tomorrow(tonight).
Lab Manager texted saying he missed me :)
Hopefully, we'll feel better soon :)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Meh, I'll still try :)

Alright, it's my triumphant return to school. That being said. I skipped. I was still sick, and I really didn't want to get my coworkers sick. Not to mention that Teh Cute Girlfriend is wrecked. :(
Lab manager suggested I take the day off. I did end up missing our group writing meeting though :(
I did end up napping some.
I then went to de-snow my car sot that I could drive to the store. I picked up some cold stuff, snacks, and more medicine.
We slept some more. I then ended up washing the sheets, cold sweats wrecked those last night.
We watch Temple of Doom. I edited some paper stuff.

Monday, January 8, 2018

couldn't keep it going

Alright, so here it is in plain English.
Sunday, we hung out getting sick. It was great. I read some papers. I'm slowly dying.
It's fine. Teh Cute Girlfriend is as always getting it worse than I.
We watched a documentary about mice. I couldn't sleep, clown would eat me.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

hey I know, two in a row

Hey friendos!

Yesterday was spent recovering from our vacation. I wrote a list. Hopefully I stay on track :)

Teh Cute Girlfriend and I just hung out. We caught up on Agents of Shield, we played our new Adventure Time Card Wars set (It's Ice King vs. Marceline) Marceline's OP.

I'm a little under the weather. My throat is a little scritchy, and I can't really talk without sounding like a 12 yo. The phlegm isn't too bad though, so I'm hopeful.

I'm really digging the work laptop that I've been using for a few months now. It makes me want a new laptop :P, but that won't happen until I save enough to buy a Switch. That's  the next major purchase I want to make. Why? BOTW. Don't tell me you don't want one, 'cause then you're lying.

Alright, that's it for this post. I'm still trying to work out my schedule, but I'm determined to make this work... again :)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

new year, new meme

Yes, I am just ripping off my old Twitter jokes. Hi all!

It's that time of the year again. Wherein I promise to do things I have no intentions of doing. :)
Looking back at my record, I think I did about a post a month in 2017 (after the rebrand). Let's see what 2018 brings.

Things I'm going to do this year:

Dance more. (Seriously, I want to get better, but I don't practice enough)
Travel more. (I signed up for Chase Sapphire Reward and am getting the sign up bonus soon)
Finish up my Proposal. (Propose)
Present my Poster at ARO. (Thinking about joining spARO)
Get Better at Rejection (I was rejected for a thing and I took it hard, I need to get better, 'cause it's a part of life)
Don't take everything on myself.
WRITE! (Not just this blog, but papers too. I need to hold myself accountable and set deadlines)
Finally, everyone's favorite: Exercise. (I think that if I can develop a plan and turn it into a habit, that I might be successful this time)

Part of the inspiration for this post is: Matt Might's Blog.

Well ya'll, I'm posting this as a form of accountability as well. I want to do the same thing I did when I started this biz, I'll start self-promoting once I have 3 months' (90) worth of posts. Until then, if you stumble upon this, sign up for the Chase card through my link :) and keep me honest :)