Thursday, October 30, 2008

World Series Champs!

Holy crap! I'm still in shock that the Phils are World Series Champs! Mr. B and I went to the Chickie and Pete's on Roosevelt last night with a few of his friends. The place was so packed, but we were lucky and got a booth right by the big screen. The food was amazing and fast--I was pretty surprised considering how crowded it was. There were some little kids there too, which was really cute. They started yelling at the TV; little fans after my own heart!

The game was so close through the entire 3.5 innings; almost like a sprint. It seemed to go by so fast. All of the guys did an amazing job and I'm so happy for them. I thought it was pretty hilarious that there was a mini Penn statue on the top of the Comcast building. That way nothing in the city was taller than him :-) I guess it worked.

I think Mr. B and I are going to make the trek into the city tomorrow. It's pretty convenient too because we both have off. It's going to be a mad house, but it will be so worth it. This is history in the making! Maybe I should bring some silly string to spray down the baseball commissioner. On the way to the bar last night we were listening to the radio and the announcer was talking about a sign he saw that said:
WS Tickets: $1400
Popcorn: $4
Baseball Commissioner: Useless (with Priceless crossed out)

How funny is that?! Only in Philly...


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I'm an idiot

I had class last night and didn't get home until around 8pm. I was pretty exhausted, but Mr. B and I stayed up to watch True Blood from Sunday on OnDemand. I love that show! I don't know what I'm going to do when the season is over. I'll need my vamp fix, so hopefully I'll have my Twilight books by then.

Mr. B was home sick and he said he turned on the heater, but cold air was coming out all day. I checked the pilot and BINGO! no flame. I've never lit a heater pilot before, but it was pretty easy. I reaked when it finally came on, but we probably haven't used it for 8 months.

I finally got to bed around 9:30, which is actually really really early compared to when I've been going to bed because of the damn Phillies games being so late. I woke up this morning in a panic because my alarm clock read 10:30, which meant that I should have been in work 5 hours ago. I raced into the shower and I started to fall alseep. Then I started to think about what time it was and there was no way that I slept that long. I finally realized that it was really 10:30pm not 10:30am. So I got out of the shower and went back to sleep with wet hair.

I'm still exhausted this morning, but I'm determined to go to the gym because I didn't go the past 2 days. The weather change has been so extreme that it's sapped all of my energy...that and the stress from worrying about Spain. My presentation is almost done, so now I just have to worry about practicing and getting there.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Stupid weather had to go and ruin a perfectly good game! They better not play again tonight while I'm in class...I just might have to feign sickness. Mr. B is home sick today. He looked like death. I hope I didn't give him what I had. I did get the flu shot last night and my arm hurt like a mother effer. I woke up this morning with shooting pains on my left side because I had slept on it. Another morning of sleeping in versus going to the gym...and the guilt is starting to set in. Especially because we ordered stromboli's the size of my head for dinner last night. Just bulking up for the winter...ha ha ha.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Exhausting Weekend

Friday drug myself into work and then went home sick. I spent the rest of the day in bed watching TV, drinking green tea, and overdosing on Cold-Eeze. I went to the gym later on in the day and sat in the sauna. That definitely made me feel better. Mr. B had class all night, so I basically just hungout and did laundry.

Saturday I went on a cleaning spree. We've been so busy that the cleaning had been pretty neglected. Lucky Mr. B...he had class till 4pm so I was the maid for the day. Sunday I had a bridal shower for a wedding we have in December. I also put away all of my summer clothes and put out my fall/winter clothes. I'm so glad to have my sweaters! I got home from the shower and went to the gym and sat in the sauna some more. I think all the Cold-Eeze and sauna-ing has really cut the length of my cold.

We stayed up until about the 7th inning last night, when it was pretty obvious the Phils were going to win. One more and we get a parade! I will definitely have to take off for that :) If it's a close game tonight, we'll probably stay up for the entire thing. I'm planning on getting a flu shot tonight, so hopefully I won't feel really crappy like I've heard happens sometimes. I'm making Mr. B come with me to hold my hand. I'm almost 26 and I still hate needles.

This coming weekend is going to be hectic. We're not doing anything for Halloween because Mr. B has a huge paper due for class and his dad is coming in from Ohio. It's also my birthday weekend! Yay! We also need to start getting everything ready for Spain, which is less than 2 weeks away!!!! Craziness, but honestly I just can't wait till all of the rushing around and chaos is over. It's just way too stressful when you're not feeling well and you have a million things to do and a million places to go.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Oh no, oh no...

The Phils crapped the bed last night. I had a feeling that it was going to be bad when they hadn't scored in the 5th. Mr. B and I promptly went to bed.

I came home yesterday and my downstairs neighbor was at her car. I had told her a couple weeks ago that I'd let her come up and see the renovations, but I haven't run in to her since then. Well I was unpacking my car and she kind of mentioned it so I took her up. She said how nice everything looked. I've seen her place and it's definitely not on par with ours. Of course my bathroom was a bomb site. I had trash on the floor and clothes everywhere. Not to mention a pair of dirty undies by the door...nice, huh? Wonder if she saw them. ha ha ha.... I def have to clean it this weekend, but cleaning it makes me want to take out the entire disgusting, fiberglass mess that is my shower, and replace it with some nice floor to ceiling tile. I know I could do it, but I really don't have the time.

A little over two weeks until we leave for Spain...I'm so stressed right now. I really need to work on my presentation ASAP...I think I might even take it home and work on it so I can concentrate. I'm so glad it's the weekend...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Yay Phils!

Woo-hoo! So excited for tonight's game!!

They have to start hitting though! They left runners stranded on base over 10 times last night. I was literally yelling at the TV like Burrell and Howard could hear me. Freaking Feliz even got a few hits!! At least Hamels had things under control.

The (Devil) Rays' stadium is horrible. All that mumbo jumbo about catwalk hit rules is complete BS. Well if the ball hits catwalk A, B, C, or Z then it's a ground rule double and if it hits catwalk Y and the crowd is wearing mostly blue and there are 10 hot women in the first row of section 400...BS!!!! The bullpen was ON THE FIELD. How much more dangerous could that get? A foul ball to left field and Lidge could get a bop on the head. And who in their right mind has a dome in a warm state? Stupid, stupid, stupid field with their stupid new just 'Rays' name.

Speaking of stupid...those damn announcers on Fox. H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E. Their commentary was ridiculous. One of them made some comment like, "So and so has been with the Rays since they were the Devil Rays" and earilier in the broadcast they had mentioned that they just dropped the 'Devil' part this season. WTF?! That means nothing!!! I hate FOX for baseball...the angles are bad, the commentary is bad, and everything else is bad... We should be able to listen to the local announcers. At least they say stuff that is pertinent to the damn game. Who the eff cares about which catwalk is catwalk A? I can't wait for Saturday when the Rays get to see a real baseball park.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Does this mean I'm getting old?

I was in the supermarket with Mr. B on Sunday and I picked up a Family Circle magazine. I was so excited that it had a bunch of chicken recipes in there. That's old lady excitement, right?? Well, we tried one of the recipes and it was pretty amazing. Try it out:

Spicy Chicken & Mushrooms (4 servings)

1tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1tbsp minced ginger (we used ground instead)
2c. sliced mushrooms ( you could substitute any veggie)
4 sliced scallions (we used a shallot instead)
1/2tsp red pepper flakes
1/2tsp each of salt and black pepper
1lb. boneless, skinless chicken cut into 1/2" pieces
1.5tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1tbsp rice vinegar (we omitted this)
1/2c. chopped cilantro (we used oregano)
3c. cooked rice (optional)

1. Heat oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger to pan; cook 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms, scallions, red pepper flakes, and 1/4tsp each of salt and pepper. Cook 3 minutes, stirring often.
2. Reduce heat and add chicken to pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4tsp of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring for 4 minutes or until cooked through.
3. Stir in soy sauce, ,vinegar and cilantro; cook 2 minutes. Serve with rice, if desired.

Per serving:
176cal; 5g fat; 28g protein; 4g carbs; 1g fiber; 516mg sodium; 66mg cholesterol

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm getting sick


Monday, October 20, 2008

Pittsburgh, well not quite

This weekend Mr. B and I went to a wedding up in Pittsburgh. Originally, we were supposed to drive up with Mr. B's friends, but one thing led to another and we ended up flying to Pittsburgh instead of braving the 5+ hour drive there and back. Our flight was on Southwest and it was great. Probably one of the easiest flights I've taken in a long, long time.

We got to the hotel at about 4pm and quickly realized that our hotel was not really in the city. It was in the Boro of Green Tree, which looks pretty damn ghetto if you ask me. I was not impressed. We were hoping we could walk somewhere, but with all of the damn hills and all of the businesses we couldn't go anywhere. It was also about 20 degrees colder than Philly, which we were not prepared for. The hotel room was ok...definitely not the best hotel I've stayed in and it needed a good scrubbing if you ask me.

Mr. B's friend came and picked us up at about 6pm and we went over to see his house. It's a 2-story, 4 bed 2.5 bath with a 2 car garage and a basement. He got it a year ago for what I paid for my condo in 2006. Not fair. I just can't believe how different the market is, but having been up there for 3 days I can't imagine wanting to live there. Everything just looks so old and it seems kind of hard to get around.

We went to dinner with Brian and his wife (they got married in Hawaii in Sept) and then they took us back to the hotel. We slept in until about 9, which was amazing, and then we went out to breakfast with Mr. B's friend's that were also coming up. We went to this pancake house in the middle of nowhere. I had some very delicious pumpkin pancakes. I could go for some more right now. We got back to the hotel and decided to get a quick workout in and then go in the hot tub and pool. We got ready for the dinner and got shuttled over to the restaurant.

It was your typical Italian restaurant stuck in the 90's with all of that flowery mauve and grey styled decor. The food was ok, but our waiter was amazing. Everytime my glass was empty he was bringing me a new one. Dangerous. I have no clue how much I drank, but at the end of the night I was sucking down waters like you wouldn't believe. There was an awesome selection of music and Mr. B and I were dancing to almost every song. At one point the DJ put on some Bon Jovi and all of the 'Jersey' people were rocking out. I think we sang the entire song louder than the actual music. We were def obnoxious, but we had an amazing time so whatever!

We got back to the hotel and jus about passed out. Probably about 30 minutes after we got to our room we heard Mr. B's friends outside banging on doors. They were trashed and beligerent, but went away eventually. We got up the next morning around 9am and left for Jersey. We rode back with one of Mr. B's friends and we made it in like 5 hours...which is crazy considering we were stuck in some traffic and we stopped for 20 minutes at a rest stop. I still feel like crap, but we had a great weekend :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008


The Phils are going to the World Series! How freakin fantastic is that?! I was so tired last night and I was fighting to keep my eyes open. I turned it off at the beginning of the 9th, but couldn't sleep a wink. We met my parents at the Pic and had some unbelievably awful wings. I still feel sick just thinking about them. Gross. I still have heart burn and a head ache from how nasty they were.

I feel like crap today. Sore throat and exhausted. Hopefully I can sleep during the car ride up to Pittsburg tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to 6 hours in the car with people that would draw phallic symbols on your face in a heartbeat. I will have to employ my ninja defenses whilst I sleep. Mr. B's friend said he wants to spend Saturday by the indoor pool at the hotel. Right now I look bad, really bad in a bathing suit--it's not summer anymore. Who knew I'd have to wear a bikini in the fall?! Oh they care anyway.

I need to get serious work done today. I brought in some Bruce to keep me on track. Hopefully he can inspire me to finish my damn presentation!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Remodel Pics

Pictures as promised! We still have to do some minor work with the trim, but it's 95% done :)



Here are some during pics. I had a little casualty involving a sharp metal object.

Those were real tears. If only you could hear the cursing.


So I took my midterm last night and I have absolutely no clue how I did. My prof said that it would probably take the full 2 hours...I was done, like completely done, in an hour. I looked around to see if anyone else looked done and they were all furiously scribbling down answers. Crap. I sat there for another 10 minutes and made sure that I had answered all of the questions. I looked around again and no one was done. I spent another 10 minutes looking over my answers and I found one small mistake, but I couldn't find anything else. I scanned the room and still no one looked even near done. Crapx2.

I spent the next 15 minutes trying to look like I was doing something with the test. I couldn't take it anymore so I handed it in. I could feel everyone's eyes on me since I was the first to hand in the test. I handed it to my prof and he started to look it over. Please, please don't do that! I don't need to see the look of disgust on your face when you see how crapily I did. I felt guilty all the way home for turning it in 35 minutes early, but I was done. I ran every damn problem through my head over and over again and I don't think that I would have redone any of them differently. It's not like it's 20% of my grade or anything...

I think I'm actually kind of good at taking tests. I usually don't freak out and I can usually get some form of an answer. I guess that's good. I thought the test was kind of easy, but I guess I'll see next week if he hands them back. Two of the problems were straight from the notes or book...duh...if you didn't get them you're pretty stupid. I definitely didn't study as much as I should, but I knew where everything was and I knew when I saw a problem I had seen before.

Here's to hoping!

Go Phils!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thank you Columbus!

I so enjoyed my day off yesterday even though I had to study for my midterm, which is going to blow. This weekend went by way to fast considering I had a full 4 days off. I spent most of Friday running errands and then we went to Mr. B's friend's wedding that night. Mr. B had class and his teacher wouldn't let him leave early to come to the wedding. He didn't get there until almost 10pm. Thank God my mom crashed and came with me because I probably would have been miserable by myself. I gorged myself with the mushroom raviolis and fried shrimp and I must have had at least 6 Captain and Diets. The stupid teenage bartender carded me. Hello, we're at a wedding here...and I'm going to be 26 in less than a month!! Whatever...I guess it's good that I'm still getting carded.

Saturday Mr. B had class bright and early so I ate some wedding cake and cleaned up the house from the remodel. Somehow I dragged myself to the gym and actually had a good workout. Saturday night I went out with some girl friends into the city. We had some beers and crab fries at Chickie and Pete's and watched the Flyers. After that we went out in Old City and I found a new love...Energy Martini's. We found our way to another bar and then went to an after hours place in another part of the city. I got home soo late...I can't remember the last time I got home at 4am if ever.

Sunday I pretty much did nothing by lie on the couch. We ran some errands and I watched the SEx and the City movie. It was good...perhaps a little overrated, or maybe I was just tired and hung over and couldn't really focus. Yesterday we finally got our new fridge delivered and it's huge. Massive. I'm so glad that we have a fridge that doesn't leak anymore!!! We went to the gym and then I studied the rest of the day. I still have more studying to do but I also have a shitton of work to do. Real work. Ugh...I've been feeling so stressed lately and it's affecting my sleep. Boo!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Yay for the weekend!

I am so so so excited about tomorrow night! We're going to Mr. B's work friend's wedding. It's being held at the same place we had our wedding so I'll get to eat everything that I didn't get to eat at our wedding. Mr. B actually has class until 9pm tomorrow night so I think my mom is going to 'crash' and come with me just for the cocktail hour. That way I don't have to be alone and we don't have to have two cars there. I plan on imbibing and having a wonderful time. I'm going to take tons of pictures too because I really appreciated the pictures she took from our wedding.

This will be the second actual wedding we've been to, but the first reception since our wedding. I might just cry...especially because I know and talk to the bride. I so want to get a new pair of shoes to wear tomorrow night, but I'm afraid they'll make my feet hurt and I'll just end up taking them off. We'll see. I'm off tomorrow so maybe at some point before going to the church I'll find my way to the mall and sniff out some deals.

Mr. B also has class Saturday all day and I'm going out Saturday night, so I probably won't really see him until Sunday morning. I'm sure I'll have a wicked hang over from 2 straight days of drinking--won't I be a prize?! Sunday and Monday I actually have to do homework. I have a midterm on Tuesday so I have to study. Who gives a test the day after a holiday weekend? Doesn't this guy know what people our age do on long weekends? Meh...whatever. The professor says I'll do alright, so I guess I should believe him. I should also learn how to work my fancy-smancy calculator so I can check my answers.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hump Day

Thank God I only have two more days of work including today. I cannot wait for this four day weekend! I'm definitely going shopping at lunch today...a nice long shopping trip.

My coworker said yesterday that I had a negative energy surrounding me. I thought that was pretty crazy that she picked up on that because that's definitely how I felt. I'm just so frustrated because I have a million things to do and I'm sitting in an enclosed room with no windows with at least two people who are infecting everyone with their sick germs. They're coughing and sniffling and they look like death. To make matters worse on of them does crossword puzzles on his computer all day long while I'm slaving away at my desk doing things he could be doing. He also sleeps most of the day. I can hear him when he wakes up. So.Freakin.Annoying. I wish I could have my own area or at least be surrounded by productive, positive people.

At least I have work to do...much better than the old job! I would love to be able to start our own business. Like open our own gym or something. That would be amazing. Mr. B and I both have a pretty deep interest in fitness. We both like to challenge ourselves and we push each other to challenge ourselves more. I think we'd do a good job with our own business. If only we had the money! Oh well, a girl can dream...and buy lots and lots of lottery tickets.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

God I'm Moody...

I can't seem to shake this funk I've been in for the past week or so. I don't know if it was all of the stress of remodeling this weekend or all of the stress I've been feeling at work. I'm just so run down and tired. I feel like I haven't had a spare second to myself to just sit and relax. It's almost like since the wedding I've been running and running around like a mad woman. I just hope that this weekend I can get some R&R.

Friday I'm taking some comp time, instead of working for 3 hours, so I guess I"ll get to sleep in a bit. We have a wedding that night, but during the day I want to go find a pair of jeans and maybe a top for Saturday night. Saturday night I'm going out with some of my friends to C&P's in the city to watch the Flyers game and then maybe out to a bar or two. Sunday I'm not really sure what I'm doing yet. The Eagles are on, but they suck. What's new... Thank God we have Monday off! And then it's a 3 day week and that Friday we're heading up to Pittsburg for Mr. B's friend's reception. They got married in Hawaii in September and we're going up to celebrate. I'm pretty excited. It's almost like a mini-vacation.

So my goal for the rest of the week is to try to relax. I need to prioritize everything that needs to get accomplished before we go to Spain. We haven't done anything recently and I think that Mr. B and I really need to get a move on.

Monday, October 6, 2008

It's Monday Already?!

This weekend flew by! Mr. B and I both had off on Thursday and Friday so we decided to redo our bathroom. My dad suggested that we also rip up the old wood floors and put down new ones. This was a little more involved than we expected it to be and both projects took the entire weekend and they're still not 100% done.

Thursday we started by taking most of the stuff out of the main bathroom, prepping it for paint and painting. Friday morning we ripped up the old linoleum, took up the old wood floor and took most of it to the dumpster. When my dad got there we laid the backer board on the floor and I started tiling. My dad and Mr. B started laying out the underlayment for the wood floors. Saturday we started laying the wood floors and this proved to be alot harder than we anticipated. The walls weren't square, so we needed to cut alot of angles and weird pieces to make it look right. Saturday afternoon into night I grouted the tile. We almost ran out of the grout since it was left over from the other bathroom and Home Depot and Lowes didn't carry the brand anymore. I have about 2 tiles worth left that I'm hoping to use when we eventually rip up some cracked tile in the master bath.

Yesterday we finished the floor, cut some trim and started piecing the bathroom back together. We don't have a working sink yet and we still have to put up the towel bars and finish the trim work. It looks really great now and I'm so glad we did it. My parents were both such a great help and without them it would have been much more expensive and taken so much longer!

I think Mr. B has had his share of DIY projects for at least a year. He was going nuts with all of the dust and the clutter and I think he's relieved to have his house and his bathroom back. We'll finish up some little stuff tonight and then it's back to normal...finally!