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!

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