1. The collective wish of billions of women is finally happening. Mister Timberlake is gonna make us some sweet sweet music at long last. Go check out that video then you can join me in the hopping and clapping.
2. Speaking of the Timberlake, I watched Trouble with the Curve this week. I straight up cried. It was so good. Grumpy Clint Eastwood reminds me so much of my dad (hence the tears). Thankfully, there were a few scenes that managed to bring joy back to my heart.
That cheered me right up.
3. Still talking about Woodpond, 22 Looks Justin Timberlake Needs to Bring Back Right Now.
My personal favorite: the “Your Creepy Uncle on Vacation in Hawaii” look.
4. My favorite Jimmy Kimmel segment, Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves #3
5. I want Al Roker’s treadmill desk. I feel that would help quell the ADHD.
6. Thank God Miranda Lambert still hates Chris Brown because I DO TOO.
“I didn’t feel right about not saying something. The loudmouth that I am, I say what I think,” she tells Redbook. “I wanted everyone to know that I don’t agree with the message it’s sending to young women. It’s not okay. At all. To be celebrated after doing something like that.”
7. Running has been amazing. We have had cool weather for the past week and I have been in heaven. I had a fantastic six mile run last night and I would have gone further if I could have found a water fountain that actually worked. Kind of bummed that in five weeks I will have to start all over, but oh well, it’s not like anything depends on my ability to run a certain amount of mileage. And I’m so glad I decided not to run the Houston Marathon this weekend. SO GLAD. Running just to run sure is fantastic.
meh. (<- in case you missed that the first time)
8. I am much less stressed out and freaked out now that I have accomplished the two most major projects associated with leaving. The first of which is finishing the manual about how to do most of my job in case I die. Also, where to find everything because deciphering someone else’s file naming convention can be a nightmare.
I now feel much less guilt about dying while abroad because I won’t be totally screwing my boss over. I really like her, I would hate to do that to her.
9. The other project causing me massive anxiety was figuring out how to use a phone over there. I have to have access to my work email because there are problems that pop that only I can fix (not because I’m so special and brilliant, but because I’m the only administrator for the system). So after hours and days of researching and bugging people, I finally found that the iPhone 5 would work (I’m due for an upgrade anyway). Verizon didn’t have iPhones with removable SIM cards until this version, so now all I have to do is get a SIM card when I arrive in India and I’ll have 3G.
This issue was far too difficult for me to figure out. I just kept thinking that people travel all the time, it can’t be that hard. But, for me, it always is that hard. Anyway, I thought I was either going to have to buy a new phone when I get to India (which I would only be using for five weeks, so that sucks) or pay a billion dollars for an international data plan. I don’t have a billion dollars, so it’s a good thing this iPhone 5 thing is going to work out.
10. Speaking of money, this is my new favorite running song.
I really love his music, I just wish he wasn’t such a sketchball with all the drugs.
11. And speaking of money and running songs, this one too.
Doesn’t money make most people smile? Just unearthing a long lost dollar in my purse will cheer me right up.
12. I LOVE Emma Stone’s dress. I would mug her and steal it, but that thing wouldn’t fit my arm.
13. Is there a way to block everyone on Facebook from sending you invites to crap? I don’t want to go to your Pampered Chef party in Tokyo. I don’t care if my birthday is on your calendar. I don’t want to like your page with overalls made out of old feed sacks. I don’t want to play Super Rainbow Time Waster Go Get a Job Gem Collector with you. Is there a way to be more anti-social on a social media site?
Because sometimes criminals get what’s coming to them:
15. And, because y’all keep asking, of course I’m still going to blog while I’m on my trip. It’s the easiest option. It serves as a record of what I did while over there and I don’t have to write 500 emails describing what happened every day. Laziness at its finest. I don’t know how long it will take me to get a 3G plug-in for my laptop, but I hope to post at least every other day once that happens. God willing of course, because I still have no idea what I will be doing every day. Still not over that.