Wednesday Randoms

Hi everyone!  Give me just 5 minutes to vent and then I’ll resume telling normal happy life news, okay?

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If this picture doesn’t strike fear to your heart, you aren’t human.  Also, it’s normal to snap a picture during a dentist appointment, right?

I went to the dentist today.  I was there six months ago and my teeth were “perfect.”  Today, I have apparently developed gum disease.  Please tell me how I can go from perfect to gum disease in six months.  Coincidentally, Joey (who is really good about seeing the dentist every six months) got the same diagnosis about 2 months ago.  Conveniently for the dentist, treatment for this isn’t covered by our insurance, so that’s money straight from my pocket to theirs.  Afterwards, as I was waiting for the dentist to come do a final check, I heard them explaining to the guy across the hall that he had gum disease!  In other words, I’m not buying it and I’m never going back there again.

Okay, that’s it.  Phew.

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Please disregard my nickname for Joey and our extremely interesting work-related text messages going on behind this alert.

We booked a wedding venue!  It’s an old remodeled warehouse that was built in the 1800’s but is absolutely stunning now.  It’s big, open and bright inside, plus it’s got that cool urban thing going on.  Hilariously, when we showed up to look at the place, our friend/realtor and his fiancée were just leaving because they’re having their wedding there.  I could not believe it.  Anyways, they gave us their blessing to have the same venue.  I’m mostly relieved to have an answer to the question everyone keeps asking: “So when are you getting married?!”  Next September!


My sister burnt me a copy of Lorde’s CD, Pure Heroine, and I am loving it!  Joey likes to joke that I like any music my sister gives me and hate anything he gives me.  He’s kind of right, but I’m not going to admit that outloud 🙂  Anyways, the album has a really cool sound and every time I listen to it I wonder how it’s possible that’s she’s only 17.

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Note my incredibly sexy safety glasses.

We are finally getting an electrician over to our house to do some work.  Before we can do any remodeling, we really need the electrical work in our house moved around and we have been having thee hardest time getting someone to come over when they say they will.  My mom finally gave me a recommendation and so far he’s seemed on top of things.  But before he can do anything, he has to be able to get into the wall, so this happened on Monday night.  Joey has been dying to take this wall down, so as soon as our electrician gave us the go ahead, he was on it.  I wasn’t quite as excited about it…

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After my horrible dentist appointment, I finally made it into work and came across the Halloween station on iPhone Radio.  Yes please!  Things have been a little hectic lately so we haven’t had the time (or energy) to get into the Halloween spirit.  I took a neighborhood tour while out running yesterday evening and was so jealous of all the cute Halloween decorations outside the houses.  Maybe next year?  For now, I’ll stick to Halloween music for my festiveness.  I think my favorites have been “Monster Mash,” “Dead Man’s Party” and “Ghostbusters.”  Oh and I may have just gone into Joey’s office because “Time Warp” came on and I needed to do the dance real quick.  Help me!

And on that note, I think I’ll end this post with a simple Happy Wednesday!

Recommitment & Weekend Things

Hi!  How was your weekend?  Honestly, mine was pretty fabulous.  Especially since my work week was only 3 days long, sandwiched between our vacation and the weekend, so it really flew by.

On Friday, we hit up the Denver Rock n Roll race expo.  I always love going to that expo because there are a bunch of normal looking people there who turn out to be marathoners!  And of course, when I’m there I’m always like “what the hell, I’ll just sign up for next year’s marathon!”  Thank god I don’t actually let that thought go any further than that.  I think my favorite expo tent was this one where they were cooking mini protein pancakes.



Afterwards we spent some much needed time at home.  The other day I jokingly said, “I’m so glad we bought this house in Denver considering we’re never home!!!”  It feels like we’ve barely had any time to just be home and get anything done here, so like I said, a much needed night at home.  Building Ikea furniture!… I also ate a dinner of several different restaurant leftovers because we’ve forgotten what the grocery store is and how to cook anything other than toast.




Be honest, is this wardrobe way too big for our room?  Actually, don’t answer that because we already spent an entire night building it (and new nightstands) and it’s too late now.  Anyways, we had lunch near the 16th Street Mall on Saturday afternoon — it was thee most beautiful fall day in Denver! — and Joey is a bad influence and made me want a mid-day beer.  Also, there was a Zombie Crawl that day and downtown was rampant with zombies of all ages, costumes and degrees of bloodiness.  I think I liked the one one gnawing on a fake brain best.


Today, right now, I am cuddling up in my bed trying to regain body heat in my feet after running the mini marathon this morning.  And yeah, that was four hours ago so you can say it’s chilly in Colorado today.  Despite the cold, I loved the mini marathon (3.7 miles).  Apparently I missed the mile markers because I somehow came across the 3 mile mark and was totally shocked to almost be done.  They didn’t give us mini runners a timing chip (majorly lame!) and I totally forgot to stop my watch at the finish line so I have no idea how fast I did it but I felt like I did it pretty fast and I made sure to sprint to the finish.  Afterwards, I walked down the mall, grabbed a hot coffee and walked to the half marathon finish line to watch Joey cross.  About 15 minutes later we both watched the full marathoner cross the finish line.  I cannot even fathom 5:30 miles for 26.2 miles!  That is insane.


On to the topic of recommitment.  Maybe it’s being back from vacation or the changing of the seasons or the headache I’ve had for literally two and a half weeks but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about recommitting to some healthier habits.  I’ve felt all over the place for the last few months.  There’s been a lot going on and I’ve felt busy both physically and mentally, so the routine of things that make me feel sane have totally fallen by the wayside.  I haven’t been reading, writing, sleeping, exercising or eating like I normally do and it’s really making me feel out of whack.  I’m making this an open declaration to recommit to all those things.  I think 8 hours of sleep, an awesome race and a day spent relaxing with a hot cup of tea is a good place to start 🙂

Happy Sunday to you all!