Post # 1
Was late for work (only 10 mins, and my boss isn’t strict, but still not a good way to start the week).
Ate so many cookies and chocolates I practically slipped into a diabetic coma
It was kinda snowy, so obvioulsy I skipped the gym
I can home to an incredibly burnt dinner in the slow cooker..who burns things using a slow cooker? I apparently don’t know the difference between the high and low button.
If anyone needs my I’ll be in my blanket fort coloring and drinking
ETA: still going to eat the burnt pork. Going to salvage it by smothering it in salsa sour cream and cheese
Post # 3
– Got my period 5 days before I was supposed to.
– I guess it’s true it brings bad luck, because I also spent the day cooking my edible gifts and those were new recipes, and I totally failed (they burnt or didn’t end up looking like they were supposed to) and I had to throw everything in the garbage, i was crying out of financial distress and frustration (I already don’t have money to spend on gifts therefore the edible gifts, but that’s grocery money I just wasted and I can’t stand it). Now I seriously consider not going to my parents’ house for Christmas because I’m ashamed to go there empty-handed.
Post # 4
Sorta a life failure..spent all of this money on avacados that were TOO RIPE…and went to eat one today that was brown whoomp whoomp REALLY WANTED THAT!
PS this: Going to salvage it by smothering it in salsa sour cream and cheese SOUNDS YUMMY!!
Post # 5
I’m so sick (strep and a chest infection) that when I saw myself in the mirror at work I almost cried and decided to go home. 1) I feel like a huge baby for almost crying because I don’t feel well and, 2) I’m gonna get so much shit at work tomorrow for going home early today. Bleh.
@futuremrs1986: I’m sure the pork will be fine 🙂 I’ve done that before and used the high button instead of the low one.
Post # 6
Roommate and I made a poor choice in movies and ended up hurting ourselves crying.
Post # 7
@veryberry13: Avocado tip! Touch your forehead (avocado not ripe enough). Touch your cheek (too ripe!). Touch your nose, perfect and just ripe enough. Also check the little nub on the top of the avocado. If it is brown it is too ripe and possibly rotten. You should see a nice rich green color.
Post # 8
@NauticalDisaster: I’m sorry your gifts got burned. I’m right there with you on the finances this Christmas. I know it’s not what Christmas is about, but I still always give every year to those I love. It’s sucky when money gets in the way. *hugs*
Post # 9
I ordered Christmas cards before checking addresses… grossly underestimated, and now had to re-order the same amount of cards, costing me 3x what it would have! Dummy me!
Post # 10
I spent an ENTIRE week teaching my sophomores and juniors about annotated bibliographies. I ran off a bazillion copies of examples (MLA format, examples of annotated bibs, THE ENTIRE STEP BY STEP PROCESS, and the important dates.)
Friday, I took them to library and had a few ask me, “Mrs. Peffy, WHAT’S AN ANNOTATED BIB?!?!?” I felt a little stabby, but okay, I get it, you didn’t quite get it. I’ll explain it again.
Then today…OH. DEAR. GOD. The questions they were asking me felt like I wasted all of my time making the examples for the handouts and TEACHING. It seemed that NOTHING I had presented to them last week held over to this week. They repeatedly asked me what an annotated bib is (for those who don’t know, essentially, you have a focus question that you would use IF you were writing a research paper. You then go around looked up different sources that you would use IF you were writing a paper on the focus question. You then summarize what you read in the source. In one paragraph. And then at the end of the paragraph you tell me whether or not it would be useful if you were writing a paper on that question. That’s it. You summarize something. IN ONE PARAGRAPH.)
I was so incredibly frustrated with them, I often had to sit down and count to five before I answered the questions. If I hadn’t spent FIVE DAYS explaining it to them, I wouldn’t be so irritated, but JESUS. I don’t know what more I can do aside from DO IT FOR THEM.
Oh and my last class was so terrible, I can’t even bring them back to the library because they acted like animals 🙁
Post # 11
@futuremrs1986: OMG This thread is perfect for me.
I went to go winter hiking with a friend. The parking lot was soooo snowy. Not a good place to turn into. I was meeting a friend there. She was smart enough to just keep driving past and then call me… I was not. I got in fine, but then I tried to leave and got craaazy stuck. STUCK.
I called like TEN towing companies before I found one with a 3-4 hour wait time… My friend picked me up and we got a shovel, gravel and some food for me to wait.
I felt like such an idiot. Major fail. I’m Canadian and I should have known better.
But then! 2 wonderful men with trucks and hitches came and pulled me out. It took awhile, but I managed to escape.
Now I have a trunk full of gravel, and I don’t know what to do about it.
Post # 12
Ordered a Christmas gift for my son. Didn’t do my research, and learned it’s coming from China. Not sure if it will here on time.
Post # 13
@Treejewel19: OH wow….Good tip! Thanks for sharing!
Post # 14
@futuremrs1986: I want a blanket fort! But I don’t want the dog or SO in it. It needs to be a “no boys allowed” fort.
Post # 15
@NauticalDisaster: If you were my kid, I wouldn’t care if you didn’t have any gifts to bring for Christmas. I’d just want you there.