“When this gray world crumbles like a cake, I’ll be hanging from the hope, that I’ll never see that recipe again”

Hmm, what did I do this week? Well, Monday and Tuesday I worked, work is crazy, stayed late, bla bla bla, this is my new life. After work on Monday I went to the mall to drop off a bunch of jeans at the Gap to recycle. I ended up with six coupons for 30% off a new pair of jeans that I will never use because I don’t need six new pairs of jeans before they expire on Oct. 20. So if anyone reading this wants a coupon, hit me up! I got a couple pairs of their 1969 jeans a while ago and they are really nice! After work on Tuesday I went to visit my grandmother for a little bit and then did some errands on my way home. They re-organized my Trader Joe’s again! I guess the new layout makes more sense, but it was all confusing and I couldn’t find anything, plus going after work is just a really bad idea in the first place, it’s so crazy in there.

On Wednesday I worked from home, watched a couple Chilean miners get rescued, and made Peppermint Pattie brownies. They are okay, but didn’t turn out as awesome as I was hoping. Also, about the miners: they were underground for two months and now these guys are going to be set for life, they’re getting all kinds of freebies and opportunities, etc. Meanwhile, we have soldiers coming back from Iraq after getting shot at for the past year, and where’s their free Oakley sunglasses, wedding dresses, trips to Graceland, etc.? However, as a friend at work pointed out (and her husband was in Iraq for a year with the National Guard and is currently in Lithuania for a month), people in the military have volunteered to do that job. Oh well, I think the miners are awesome and all, I just think there are a lot of other people who could stand to receive the same admiration. Wednesday night I went to band practice. I really want to be excited for our upcoming concert because we are playing some very awesome pieces, but we’re still at the point where we suck and I’m kind of not into the whole poster/program design thing anymore, so band is really just a bummer lately.

Oh also somewhere in there I was making Where’s Waldo hats non-stop. I might do one or two more, but otherwise I think I’m about done for the season.

Thursday I had an excellent dental check-up and cleaning. Seriously, best ever. I give all the credit to my electric toothbrush. I’ve been using it for a couple years now, and my teeth have continued to improve. Then I came home and set up camp on the sofa to watch 30 Rock live (which was awesome – it was like one giant SNL sketch, which I guess was sort of love-it or hate-it, but I loved it), and The Office. So now I have to catch Project Runway and Fringe over the weekend.

Tonight GG and I went out for dinner. We were going to go to Chik-fil-A in the mall food court because I had a coupon for a free chicken sandwich, but the entire food court was walled off! They must be fixing the floor that was damaged in the flood a couple weeks ago (lots of stores in the mall are still closed!). So we walked over to the Court, thinking we’d get pizza, but at the last second decided to go to Legal Seafood instead. Of course, there are only 3 things on the menu that do not include seafood. One was a $33 filet mignon, and I was not about to spend that much on dinner (even though I’ve had it before and it was awesome), so my realistic choices were chicken or beef tips. I had the beef tips, which are cooked over hickory planks or something, and they were amazing. GG was in heaven with his spicy calamari and swordfish. Then this incredibly annoying family came and sat next to us, so I was so relieved to leave because I think I would have permanently damaged my eyes from rolling them so hard at the mother in this group.

Tomorrow will be a long-ish day, but Sunday should be relaxing and next week will hopefully be a little less busy at work… I say that every week now, though, don’t I?

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