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Tuesday Things

Posted Aug 20 2013 2:12pm

Hey guys! My brain is sort of all over the place today, so instead of trying to wrangle this into a cohesive post, let’s just chat about life. Sound good?

1. Did you hear that you can no longer bring bags into an NFL football game ? The only bags that are allowed must be see-through and meet certain size restrictions (e.g., a Ziploc bag). This means that women who want to go to games can’t bring their purses, diaper bags, camera bags, etc.

I don’t know about you, but the last time I went to a game I took public transportation, and if I was told at the gate that I couldn’t bring my purse in I would probably turn around and go right back home. What are you supposed to do with your purse if you didn’t know about the rule? And who wants to go to a game carrying around a Ziploc bag? I understand the reasoning behind this (supposedly it’s to prevent Boston-marathon-type situations), but it seems a little extreme.

Oh, you can also buy one of these guys at the gate for $8, but I still don’t get what you’re supposed to do with the purse you came with.

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Cute.

2. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on here yet, but Fabio got a new job! His first day is Monday. I won’t say too much about it on here, but he will be working with my dad! I think it will be kind of strange for him to be working under my dad, but ultimately it’s a great opportunity for him and he’ll be getting some great new experience (also a pay raise, which doesn’t hurt!). Tonight after work we are going to Mad Rose in Clarendon for his “going away” happy hour with his current coworkers (don’t worry he’s not actually “going” anywhere- in fact, his new job will be an 8ish minute walk from our apartment #jealous). I can’t wait! I’m so happy for him :)

3. I don’t know what I should do for Labor Day. Right now I’m torn between going to the beach and staying home. On the one hand, I haven’t been to the beach very much this year, and I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE some time on the sand soaking up the rays. Right now Fabio and I are thinking about going to Dewey beach , which is always a blast (even if it was just the two of us, it would still be really fun). The downside to that plan is that it’s expensive and we would have to get someone to watch Jack (there is a Groupon available right now for  a pet sitter for $60, so maybe that will help).

The other option is to stay home and “play tourist” around DC, which might be fun. We would probably take one of those DC duck tours  (they are buses that drive around DC but also go in the water) or do some kayaking/stand-up paddleboarding in Georgetown. We also could do some fun things like go out to a nice dinner with some of the money that we would have used at the beach.

What do you guys think? Beach? Or stay home?

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4. The time has come- I need a new laptop. Right when I started this little bloggy here back in April of 2012, I bought a cheap laptop that would get me through things like writing blog posts, perusing facebook, and the like. At the time it was super on sale so I think I got it for a little less than $200. The laptop has been great, but I always had my 2007 MacBook on hand in case I needed to do anything more serious. Well, unfortunately when Fabio and I got new carpeting installed  back in January, my Mac got stepped on/smushed/damaged and is pretty much unsalvageable (I emailed a computer repair guy and he pretty much told me to give up and replace it. Womp womp). I’ve been managing for a while with just my little cheapy laptop, but if I decide to go back to grad school or ever need to work from home (which happens on occasion) I need something more substantial. I am thinking about buying myself a new computer for my birthday in September, and can’t decide if it should be a PC or a Mac. I LOOOOOVED my Mac so much, but I don’t know if it makes sense financially. What do you guys think?

5. My TV-watching lately has been a little out of control. I am still loving Dexter (omg can you guys believe what happened at the end of Sunday’s episode?) and Breaking Bad has been taking up the rest of my spare TV time (I am halfway through Season 4). It is SO good. I also can’t wait for the new season of Homeland, and at some point when my TV watching schedule isn’t quite so busy (ha) I want to start watching Orange is the New Black. Somebody heeeeeelp!

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6. I feel like I have a million little things to do and no time to do them in (methinks number five above is not helping?). I’ve started keeping a list of all the little chorsey things I need to take care of, and have been keeping them on a post-it stuck to my computer monitor at work. You would think this would help motivate me to get them done, but instead I just see them there every day and ignore them. I guess I have more pressing matters at hand? Some of them should be enjoyable (e.g., scheduling the two hour cleaning appointment that I bought a Groupon for) but I still haven’t done it. Whyyy?

7. I just paid for a Stitch Fix. Yep. I got suckered in by this , this , and this . It‘s coming next Wednesday and I CANNOT wait! Not sure what a Stitch Fix is? Go click the links. I dare ‘ya ;)

*Edited to add: If you do sign up for Stitch Fix, I’d love it if you used my code so I can get a discount on my next order! Just use this link:  http://stitchfix.com/sign_up?referrer_id=3161778

Alright guys, I think that’s enough rambling for today ;) Happy Tuesday!

Question of the day: What TV shows do you watch? What kind of computer should I buy? Should I go to the beach or stay home? Heeeeeelp!

 

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