Back in the glory days of college, my friends and I used to sit in the dining hall for hours (literally hours, especially on hazy Saturday mornings. What else did we have to do besides go to a few classes, study, talk to cute boys, invade each other’s closets, laugh uncontrollably about the previous night’s incidents and decide what type of theme party we should throw next? Glory Days may be an understatement) and play “High/Low,” where everyone would go around the table and tell their high point of the day or week and then the low point.
Since I no longer have ten people sitting around a table with me at breakfast, lunch or dinner, (plus the one person that is with me at these meals has no choice but to be with me in good times and in bad) I’ve decided to share my weekly high/low with you fine folks. Some days have more than others, since my life is oh so dramatic:
High: My boss went to Los Angeles and brought me back a “Ryan” Hollywood star key chain, as I advised her to bring me back Ryan Gosling but the key chain was the closest thing she could find.
High: My company offered a free five-week program at a beautiful gym right next to our office. Our current gym is severely lacking in the yoga/pilates classes department, so I decided to sign up. According to the gym reps, all I had to do was go to one mandatory, 20 minute orientation. Easy, right?
Low: Well, good thing I housed three different snacks right before I went and didn’t bring my running sneakers, sports bra or hair tie because we had to run a mile, do sit-ups, push-ups and be weighed, measured and screened for our body fat percentage. Needless to say, no one sat next to me on the Metro ride home.
High: Fell in love with these two dresses on a matter of ten minutes on Wednesday. Like head over heels, friends-had-to-push-me-away-from-the-store-in-love.
Low: Matt created a full-out spreadsheet budget, and nowhere on there could I find “money for dresses AM falls head-over-heels in love with.” SO I tried to send him pictures with the most innocent faces I could make to pursued him to add that category, JUST for this week. It didn’t work.
High: The new TJ Maxx (right around the corner from my work) predicted my predicament and posted this sign in its fitting room!
Low: I couldn’t find the same sign in the LOFT dressing room for the yellow dress. I’m going back today to check again. You know, just to be sure.
High: After a two-month hiatus, (and a goal to not bring any more cereal in our apartment as we have about seven unopened boxes), I caved and bought one of my favorites, Nature’s Path Flax Plus Pumpkin Raisin Crunch cereal. Hey – it was on sale!
Low: After two long runs and two beyond giant bowls of it later, Matt successfully ate the entire box. No wait- he left just enough for me to NOT be able to have a bowl. I had a half of a handful, if best. So I obviously handled the situation like total adult and threw a hissy fit at 6:45 in the morning. Again, “in good times and in bad.”
High: I made Edible Perspective’s egg scramble IN a sweet potato for dinner. It was absolutely delicious, and now be a dinnertime staple!
High: Well, the day has just started, but you can’t get a better “high” than the fact that IT IS FRIDAY! Just a few more hours of work then it is off to the Nationals game with some friends to kick off the weekend!
Low: According to my half-marathon schedule, tomorrow is my ten-miler. However, on a bright note, it’s another reason not to spend $9 on stadium beers!
Okay wait wait wait – I have one more!
High: If you haven’t noticed, I bought my own domain name! ciao-mama.com, what whaaaaat!!!
Low: In the time it took me to figure out how to buy my own domain, link it to WordPress and read all the FAQ on domains & self-hosting, I could have baked cookies, ran three miles, ate lunch (and all the cookies), gone to the store to buy more damn cereal and wrote an entire blog post about it.
Instead, you get this post. :) What were your high/lows of the week?