I have survived

The craziness isn’t 100% over, but my two biggest projects are, as of today, completed & turned in. AND, I got a box of chocolates and a 5-pack peanut butter in little yummy cups. Apparently my shameful peanut butter addiction is not a secret!

Yesterday, I left work a little early as I had to go to FedEx to send my ginormous project off to the east coast, and I hit the mall to reward myself after. I used to reward myself with food, which, while cheaper in the short run, not so much in the long run.

So – I decided a few months ago to start a little ‘reward’ savings account, and whenever I survive a particularly stressful time, I get to dip into it.

I got this. I couldn’t find it on any English language sites, but I promise I have no idea if I actually spent 18,900 yen on it. No idea at all.

While at the Kate Spade store, I saw this. And I almost died. And wished that I had $900 (who knows how much that is in Japan! Probably like 1,000,000 or something) so that I could have the pretty, pretty coat. I stayed far away from the shoes, because I wasn’t sure I could resist the sale rack, and I really don’t need a pair of $276 on sale shoes.

Kate – if only I had more money – I would totally leave my boyfriend Kenneth for you.


On my bike ride home today, I saw a man in a suit, talking on a bluetooth, riding this (in the middle of the path! asshat):

I thought to myself, “where in the world could this douchebag be going on his stupid scooter?” And then I passed him & quickly forgot about him.

About 1/2 mile later, I saw TWO MORE DOUCHEBAGS on three-wheeled scooters, all in suits, all with bluetooth devices. And then I knew what was going on. It was a douchebag anonymous meeting!

Seriously. I didn’t think there was anything lamer than grown men on segways, but I was wrong.


Tomorrow, I am getting massaged & then heading out to the exciting wedding event! I am the very important doughnut courier, and I take my responsibilities VERY seriously. I am going to try to fit in a run, but if it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen. I am nine days pre-marathon, and have not yet once even checked the 10 day forecast. I feel that I am growing as a person. Or else I’ve been super busy at work and school. Could go either way. 🙂

Happy (almost) Friday!

7 responses to “I have survived

  1. Congrats on finishing the project! now it’s time to start getting nervous about the marathon. oh wait, you’re going to rock that out too!

  2. Wow, you haven’t checked the weather! I check the 10 forecast on a daily basis even when I’m not traveling =).

    Glad you are through at least some of the craziness.

    You are going to kick ass in WI!

  3. haha you said douchebag not once but twice…ahh I love that

  4. Between the naked people on bikes and the suits on scooters – I’m thinking y’all live in a seriously weird city!! Congrats on the projects being done and gone and most especially on surviving the initial taperosity. Remember to breathe this week. Lots.

  5. Have you considered transporting the doughnuts via the scooter?

  6. Popping in to say hi! I think shopping is excellent therapy and you deserve it!

  7. the douchebags anonymous meeting cracked me up!!